18/Aug/2017 – Junior News

Fingal Boys Cup

The final of the Fingal Cup was held in Donabate Golf Club on Monday 14th.  We were tied on 115pts with Malahide going into the final day.  Unfortunately Malahide came in with 2pts better then Donabate and won the Fingal Cup with 135pts.  Donabate came second with 133pts.  Well done to our super squad, Alan Kelly, Bobby Kelly, Brian Hanratty, Eoghan Gallagher, David Halpin, Carl Smith, Sam Carroll, Evan Brooks and David O’Neill.  They had a super summer playing in 8 different Fingal Golf Clubs.  Many thanks to John Galvin, Noel Costello and John McGillicuddy for looking after the boys.

Walsh Cup

The Walsh Cup was held in St Annes GC on Sunday.  We won 2 matches and lost 2. They are playing in Malahide this weekend.

Fingal Girls Trophy

The final day of the Fingal Girls Trophy is on in St Annes GC on Monday 21st.  Best of luck to our girls.

11/Aug/2017 – Junior News

Fingal Boys Cup
Another fantastic week for our boys playing in the Fingal Cup in Rush on Tuesday. The team of Bobby Kelly, Brian Hanratty, Eoghan Gallagher and David Halpin had 111 pts and finished in top place again claiming 20pts. We are now tied on 115 with Malahide. Final week on Monday in Donabate GC. Donabate has never won this competition so maybe this will be our year. The same team is out next week so the very best of luck lads, play very well!

Irish Under 14 Boys Open
3 of our lads headed down to Ballina for the Irish Under 14 Boys Open. Brian Hanratty had a super first round of 1 over par 72 gross and finished in 10th place overall. Eoghan Gallgher had a great second round score of 75 gross and Ben Hanratty shot 81 gross on the first day. Well done all.

Leinster Under 16 Open
Bobby Kelly and Brain Hanratty are both playing in Beaverstown in the Leinster Under 16 Open. Best of luck lads.

Leinster Under 13 Series Final
Luke Mitchell, Ben Hanratty and Josh Higgins all qualified for the Leinster Under 13 Series Final in Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday. They all had a great day but found the Dun Laoghaire greens very tough.

Junior Scratch Cup
Bobby Kelly had a super week and won the Donabate Junior Scratch Cup on Monday with a fantastic score of 73.

Fingal League for Boys – Penultimate Round

Great news from Rush Golf Club today as the Donabate boys (Bobby Kelly, Eoghan Gallagher, David Halpin and Brian Hanratty) finished in 1st place taking 20 points and moving to joint-top of the table with Malahide. A special congrats to Eoghan, who had the best gross today.

The final round of the Fingal League takes place in Donabate on Monday 14th of August from 8am. Here’s hoping we can take advantage of home comforts! As always your support is greatly appreciated.

04/Aug/2017 – Junior News

Girls News:

Well done Nicole McGavisk on winning the Overall Nett prize in the Leinster Womens Championship in Donabate last weekend. Nicole qualified in the top 16 matchplay and was beaten by Leinster Championship Winner Mairead Martin.

Our Fingal Girls Cup team played in Rush GC on Tuesday. We got 6pts and are in 3rd place overall..

The Leinster Girls Interclub Matchplay was on in Tulfarris GC on Wednesday. Donabate was beaten by Co Louth in the first round. The matches were very tight – Nicole Mc Gavisk was All square thru 18, Kate Hanratty was beaten 3&1 and Hannah Moynihan was beaten 3&1. Hard luck girls!

Boys News:

Our Boys Fingal Cup team – Bobby Kelly, Eoghan Gallagher, David Halpin and Brian Hanratty, had another good week in Malahide GC on Monday. They received 16pts and are still in 2nd place behind Malahide. Off to Rush next Tuesday. Only 2 weeks left to catch Malahide. Play well boys.

We hosted the Walsh Cup in Donabate last Sunday. This is a new competition. Our boys did very well and are off to Beaverstown next Monday for the next round. Enjoy and play well lads.

Eoghan Gallagher, Ben Hanratty & Brian Hanratty are playing in the Irish Under 14 Boys Amateur Open in Ballina this week. Best of luck lads.

Leinster Women’s Championship & Duggan Cup – A great success

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday last weekend Donabate hosted the ILGU run Leinster Championship & Duggan Cup. The weather held out, the course looked great and everything ran as efficiently and smoothly as the Swiss railway system. All participants were struck by our beautiful course and club facilities and by the friendliness and hospitality of members and staff of Donabate. What a pleasure it was for us to watch fantastic golf played by all participants over the few days.

Many thanks to those from the Ladies’ Men’s and Junior clubs who volunteered their time and energy to act as hosts and ball spotters over the few days and thus ensure the smooth running of the competitions. Congratulations to ILGU officials, Lady Captain Margaret, Lady Vice Captain Carmel, Course Manager Alan, Liam Bridgette and Club Manager Robert. Their minute planning and preparations contributed to the efficiency of such a well-run operation. Well done to all our Donabate participants in the competitions, Pat Doran, Nicole McGavisk, Frances Cullen, Lesley Costello, Ciara O’Hara, Fionnuala Forde and Elaine Fitzgerald. A special congratulations to Nicole who received a prize for the best Nett Overall in the Strokeplay qualifiers.

Lady Captain Margaret, Karen Forrester (Mannan Castle GC) winner of the Duggan Cup, Mairead Martin (Kanturk GC) Leinster Champion with Pauline Byrne Chairperson ILGU East Leinster District.

Irish Under 14’s at Ballina – Round 1

Well done to the Under 14 Boys on a great Round 1 of the Irish Under 14’s at Ballina and best of luck in Round 2.

Brian Hanratty is currently sitting in 3rd place, after an excellent opening round of 72.
Ben Hanratty is +10 and Eoghan Gallagher is +12
Great shooting all-round.

28/Jul/2017 – Junior News

Girls News:

Our Junior Girl’s Captain Nicole McGavisk was in action down in Mallow GC at the Irish Girls Close Championship. Well done Nicole on making it to the Plate Semi-final.

Good luck Nicole this week in the Leinster Womens Championship here in Donabate.

Our Fingal Girls Cup team are off to Rush GC on Tuesday, best of luck.

The Leinster Girls Interclub Matchplay is on in Tulfarris GC on Wednesday. Donabate play Co Louth in the first round. Play well girls.

Boys News:

Our Boys Fingal Cup team – Bobby Kelly, Eoghan Gallagher, David Halpin and Brian Hanratty, have had another fantastic week this time in Sutton GC. Bobby shot 1 under gross for 42 pts – winning the Gross on the day, Eoghan had an ALBOTROSS on the par 5 12th, holing his 2nd shot on the par 5 for 6 points and also bringing in 42pts and David had 40 pts. Super result gaining 20 pts and now lie in 2nd place 2 pts behind Malahide. Off to Malahide next Monday.

The Under 13 series qualifiers took place this week. Well done to Luke Mitchell who was leading qualifier in The Grange with 21 Gross pts. Ben Hanratty also qualified from Balbriggan GC with 25 Gross pts. Clyde Burke won 3rd best nett with a super score of 46pts also in Balbriggan. Luke and Ben are now off to Dun Laoghaire on 8th Aug for the Under 13 series Final.

Our boys are playing in the Walsh Cup – a new competition between Donabate, Malahide, St Annes, Beaverstown and Clontarf. It is 4 x Scotch foursomes matches played over the 5 venues. Donabate are hosting on Sunday 30/07. Enjoy and play well lads.

Leinster Women’s Championships & Duggan Cup – 28th to 30th July

Donabate Golf Club is delighted to host the 2017 Leinster Women’s Championships & Duggan Cup on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 28th – 30th July.

Competitors in the Leinster Championships (h/cap limit 9.4) will play 2 qualifying rounds of 18 holes stroke play on the 1st Day of the Championships. The 16 competitors with the leading aggregate scores will qualify for the Matchplay stages.

Competitors in the Duggan Cup (Handicap limit 10-18) will play 1 qualifying round of 18 holes stroke play on the 1st Day with the 16 players with the leading gross scores qualifying for matchplay.

This all leads up to the Final day where 8 players will compete in the morning with 4 playing in the Finals (Championship and Duggan) in the afternoon.

Donbate GC is proud of its three past winners of the Leinster Championships:
Vivienne Singleton, Therese O’Reilly (Moran) and Mary McKenna MBE.

We welcome all the competitors and look forward to a great golfing event:
Day 1 (Fri) – Strokeplay Qualifier – 8.00am to 4pm
Day 2 (Sat) – Matchplay – 8.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Day 3 (Sun) – Matchplay – 8.45am to 9.15am and 1.30pm to 2.00pm

22/Jul/2017 – Junior News

Our junior girls enjoyed a lovely day out on Lady Captain Margaret’s day. Junior Captain Nicole McGavisk had a super round with 5 birdies to win the Best Gross with 76. We had 3 girls playing in the 9 hole competition and
6 girls playing in the 9 hole scramble. They all thoroughly enjoyed being involved in Lady Captains day.

Well done to Nicole again who qualified for the last 32 in the Irish Girls Close Championship in Mallow GC. Best of luck in the matchplay, play well.

Fingal Girls Trophy: Our Girls brought in 3 good scores in Clontarf on Tuesday. Well done, we are still lying in 3rd place.

Fingal Boys Trophy: Our Junior Boys jumped into 3rd place overall after taking top points in St Annes on Monday. They had a super score of 115. They are at the halfway stage with Sutton up next Monday. Keep the good golf going lads.

14/Jul/2017 – Junior News

Well done to Kailey Berrigan and Kate Hanratty on bringing in 2 good scores in the first round of the Fingal Girls Trophy in Balbriggan GC last Friday. They are off to Clontarf next Tuesday so play well and enjoy.

Our Junior Boys pulled their socks up on Monday in Balcarrick GC and had 3 great scores, finishing in joint 3rd place. Well done to Brian Hanratty on winning the Best Gross on the day with 33pts. They are off to St Anne’s GC next Monday.

07/Jul/2017 – Junior News

Our Junior Boys have been very busy over the last few weeks playing inter club matches.

The first outing of the Fingal boys took place in Forest Little. The lads had some great scores and finished tied 4th. They went to Howth Golf Club last Monday but unfortunately the hills mustn’t suit our lads and they finished down the field. It’s off to Balcarrick next week.

We also had another team playing in the Irish Junior Foursomes in City West Golf Club on Monday. The lads finished 9th but didn’t qualify for the matchplay rounds.

The first outing for the Fingal Girls is on in Balbriggan on the 7th of July. Play well girls.

Well done to Sam Carroll who won the Captain’s Junior Prize with a great score of 18pts winning on a count back, Runner up – Eoghan Gallagher with 18pts and Third – Luke Molloy.

The American Golf Kids tournament was held in Swords on 5th of July. Well done to Luke Mitchell who scored 46pts and won the Best Nett and to Kate Hanratty who scored 39pts and won second Best Girls Nett.

Both Luke and Kate now travel over to Gainsborough Golf Club in Lincolnshire in August to play in the Finals. Watch out for them on Sky Sports later in the year.

Shorts and Shades Evening on Saturday 8th of July

Great news – the Annual Shorts and Shades evening will take place at Donabate Golf Club on Saturday 8th of July from 6pm.

Firstly the Monthly Presentation of prizes will take place at 6pm in the bar. Why not come along and support the winners and sponsors of prizes for the last month.

There will be the usual short game challenge on the 9th Blue, which starts at 6:30pm – (Make sure to be there on time to get your name into the hat for this prestigious competition). There will be a Gents Prize and a Ladies Prize.

There will be entertainment on the balcony throughout the competition and a DJ for after competition entertainment. The Tennis Club are also holding a social night, so it promises to be a great night at the clubhouse.

Why not wear your best or most colourful shorts and shades for an evening of guaranteed fun!

All Ireland Mother and Daughter Open Foursomes 2017

All Ireland Mother and Daughter Open Foursomes – Freddy Moran Perpetual Cup

Friday 30th June 2017

Co-sponsored by:
The Moran Family, Miss Designer Golf, Jenny’s Boutique, Ashbourne & Bouchon Jewellers, Malahide

Members €10 / Visitors €15 (per person)

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, Best Gross, Front 9, Back 9

Timesheet now available for booking:
For Visitors, click here.
For Members, click here.
Or contact Donabate Golf Club at +353 (0)1 843 6346

Cotter Cup 2017

Sponsored by:

Click here to see the Cotter Cup Draw for 2017

Handicap Rules:
Singles - The full difference between the handicaps of the player.

Key Dates:
Strokes Qualifier - 10th June (Yellow-Blue) - 31 qualify, plus previous Champion
Round 1 - Field split across 12th and 13th June (from 4pm each day on Yellow-Blue)
Round 2 - 15th June (from 4pm on Yellow-Blue)
Quarter Final - 16th June (from 5pm on Yellow-Blue)
Semi Final - 17th June (from 4pm on Yellow-Blue)
Final Sunday - 18th June (12:30pm on Yellow-Blue).

The Cotter Cup, a particularly fine piece of hallmarked silverware, was presented to the Club in memory the young Bertie Cotter by his relatives. It was first played for in 1956 as a singles competition within the Club and won by Pearse Gough with rounds of 66 and 68. After the first two years the competition changed to an Open FourBall Matchplay.

In 1961 it began to be played as an Open Singles Matchplay and in this format achieved widespread fame as there was no handicap restriction, the only one of its kind in the country. “The Cotter” attracted entries from far and wide, including once from an Australian. Indeed many of the entrants took annual holidays in their efforts to win, such was its stature. The height of “The Cotter” fame came in 1976 when 388 entries were received and so it remained until 1997 when it was regrettably demoted to an 18 hole Open Singles. Fortunately, recent Committees have taken a more enlightened view and returned it to Open Matchplay after the usual qualifying round.

Over the years, winners have come from most of the North County [Dublin] clubs and also from Baltinglass, Kilcock, Newlands and Old Conna. An early winner from Clontarf was the brother, of a future Taoiseach, no less.

As usual, it would be impossible to compile this resume without constant “mining” of Des O’Shaughnessy’s History of Donabate Golf Club 1925-2000. Eamonn Purcell.

Congratulations to 2017 Cotter Cup Champion David Byrne (Clontarf) and Leading Qualifier Gerry Cooney.

Cotter Cup Champions:

Year Champion
2017 David Byrne
2016 Pat O'Brien
2015 John McGillacuddy
2014 Paul Bradshaw
2013 Coral Smyth
2012 Brendan Forkin
2011 Paul Bradshaw
2010 Geoffrey Woodhead
2009 Gavin Moynihan
2008 Louis Fagan
2007 Eoin McLafferty
2006 Alan Hopkins
2005 Gary Walsh
2004 Sean Fagan
2003 Derek Convery
2002 Darragh Mulligan
2001 Andrew Fox
2000 Dominick Cashin
1999 Michael Garry
1998 Conal Smyth
1997 Sean Fagan
1996 Sean Fagan
1995 Noel Lally
1994 Adrian G. Mahony
1993 Sean Fagan
1992 Paddy McEvoy
1991 Pat McCrudden
1990 Finan P. Grimes
1989 Brian May
1988 Finan P. Grimes
1987 Tom J. Jordan
1986 Brian P. Smyth
1985 John Gaffney
1984 John Gaffney
1983 Joe Coyle
1982 M. Sheridan
1981 Joe Guinan
1980 Martin Moore
1979 Michael Allen
1978 Cecil Lee
1977 Jim Beatty
1976 Charlie Donnelly Jnr.
1975 Martin Sludds
1974 Vincent Donnelly
1973 Gerry Carr
1972 Cecil Lee
1971 Cecil Lee
1970 Eamonn Purcell
1969 M. O'Brien Kenney
1968 Paddy Walshe
1967 Andy Doherty
1966 Kevin Sherlock
1965 P. Fortune
1964 J. J. O'Neill
1963 Donal P. Duggan
1962 Andy Doherty
1961 Pádraig Haughey
1960 - Fourball Pádraig Haughey and Denis Allen
1959 - Fourball Don Cregan and Des Cregan
1958 - Fourball Frank Cassidy and Freddie McDonnell
1957 - 36 Holes Strokes Frank Cassidy
1956 - 36 Holes Strokes Pearse Gough

Important notice about the weekend of 17th and 18th of June

This weekend we are hosting the Jimmy Bruen Regional Qualifier. Best of luck to the Donabate Team who will tee off first at 8:00am on Saturday 17th of June. If you’re an early riser why not pop along for an early morning walk and support the team, oh and the weather is going to be fantastic.

As the Jimmy Bruen is on both Saturday and Sunday we have a restricted time-sheet for members. If you’re not already down to play, both competitions are now live on the B.R.S.

Finally the Cotter Cup will conclude this weekend, with the Semi-Finals on Saturday and the Grand Final on Sunday. Click here to see the Cotter Cup Draw for 2017.

Annual Fundraising Day – June 16th

Our Annual Fundraising Day will take place on Friday the 16th of June.

It is an Invitation 4 person team event.

Timesheet from 9am to 3pm and is now OPEN.

To secure your place please contact Paddy Mulligan or any of the fundraising committee.

Your continued support is always appreciated.

Gents: No GOTY on 27th and 28th of May

Just a note to clarify that there are no Golfer of the Year (GOTY) points available for gents this weekend (27th and 28th of May).

Saturday 27th is not a full time-sheet (just AM Singles) and Sunday 28th is an Open Singles, neither of which qualify for GOTY.

19/May/2017 – Junior News

Fred Daly:
The Under 18 Boys faced their most daunting task last Saturday against a very strong Dundalk side which boasted 2 Leinster Inter Provincial players.

Golf played was of the highest level and sportsmanship of the boys was excellent too. Donabate put up a great fight but alas this years wonderful journey came to an end with a 3 1/2 – 1 1/2 win for Dundalk. We wish them well in the remainder of the competition. One thing for sure is our boys have learned and improved so much, it won’t be long before we are up there challenging with the best for this title.

Thanks as always to Danny and Damien for input with selecting the team and John Galvin & John McGillicuddy for their assistance at the away venues and of course thanks to all the lads for their preparation and hard work in getting ready for these matches. Already looking forward to next year.

Under 15’s:
The second round of the Leinster Under 15 matchplay saw our boys over in Roganstown last Sunday for the 2nd leg. Trailing 3-2 after the first leg at Donabate, wins for Luke Mitchell, Eoghan Gallagher and Brian Hanratty on the 20th brought the match into sudden death. This required Carl Smith to go down the 19th but unfortunately the hole eluded our ball on the 19th for Carl and Roganstown progress on to the next round. Thanks to all the boys who took part and played some wonderful golf. Already looking forward to next years competition.

Junior Under 15 Boys

What a great fightback from our under 15 boys! After losing the first leg (at home) 2-3, the boys won 3-2 in Roganstown on Sunday 14th to tie the match at 5-5 and force a playoff. Sadly the match was lost on the 19th (the first playoff hole). Hard luck boys, but well done, your efforts are much appreciated.

Thanks as always to the Junior Committee for their amazing support in making this possible.

AIG Pierce Purcell Shield – District Winners

Well done to the Pierce Purcell team who won 3-2 against Skerries in today’s exciting District Final at Rush.

Mark Smithers and Nicky Whelan Lost on 18
Don McGrath and Graeme White Won 2 up on 18
Gary Mulhall and Jim Butterly Lost on 17
Alan O’Gorman and Eoin O’Donoghue Won on 17
Liam Bridgette and Kevin Brown Won on 17

Donabate will play Malahide in the Leinster Playoff Round (date and venue to be announced).

Well done to the team and managers on an excellent performance over the weekend. Hopefully members can come out in force to support the team in the next round!

12/May/2017 – Junior News

Our Golf for Girls for Life taster day was a great success.  We had 28 new girls trying golf for the first time.  The weather was super and the golf course looked its very best.  A big thank you to Danny Sheehan and Mary McKenna MBE for looking after the chipping section.  Topps for the long game section.  Kate Hanratty and Hannah Moynihan for the fun skills and games section and Lady Vice Carmel, Marion Gorman and Aileen Hanratty for the putting games. We now have 4 week of lessons for the girls with Danny and hopefully the girls enjoy the golf and will decide to join our great club.

US Kids Grand Final
Ben Hanratty qualified in the 11 year old section of the US Kids Championship.  The Grand Final was played in Portmarnock Links GC last Monday.  Well done Ben on finishing in 3rd place.

Up coming matches this weekend:
The next round of the Fred Daly Trophy is on Saturday.  Donabate GC are playing Dundalk with 2 matches at home and 3 away.  Best of luck lads, play well.

The under 15’s are playing the second leg of the of their match against Roganstown GC on Sunday.  We are behind after the first leg 2-3 so all to play for with 5 matches in Roganstown  GC.  Best of luck lads, play well.

05/May/2017 – Junior News

Under 15’s
Our U15’s were in action against Roganstown GC on Monday 1st of May. On a beautiful sunny day, the Roganstown boys played some brilliant golf and had all our matches behind after nine holes, but great fight-backs from Luke Mitchell and Ben Hanratty saw our boys finish the tie 3-2 down going into the 2nd leg over in Roganstown on Sunday 14th of May.

Fred Daly
Following on from their victory in the Andy Desmond Trophy, the Under 18 Boys team didn’t have much time to celebrate as they were back in action taking on a very strong Malahide team in the next round of the Fred Daly Trophy on April 23rd. We had 2 matches away in Malahide and 3 at home. Not to be undaunted by the superior h’caps of the Malahide boys, our boys got stuck in and played some scintillating golf coming out on top with a scoreline of 3-2. Well done to all the boys. These matches just don’t get any easier as the next round sees them take on the formidable Dundalk. Match provisionally fixed for Saturday May 13th with 3 away in Dundalk and 2 at home. Best of luck Boys, the whole club is behind you.

Golf 4 Girls 4 Life

Donabate Golf Club is involved is a new programme to try to encourage Girls to play golf. This programme is all about making golf FUN for girls to get involved in. We are running a Taster Day on Sunday 7th May from 3pm to 5pm for Girls age 8 years old +. There is no cost involved and all equipment will be provided. We will have fun games – chipping, putting and long game in a fun and friendly environment. If you know of any girls that would like to join us on this Taster Day please register with Aileen at aileen_hanratty@yahoo.com

The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup

The qualification for the NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup will take place alongside our Fourball Qualifier on Sunday 23rd of April. Entries must be made at the Pro Shop prior to play. The winning pair of entrants for the Holmpatrick Cup will go onto represent the club in the regional qualifiers.

The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup is the longest running and largest charity golf tournament in Ireland, raising funds for the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI). You could compete for a chance to play in the final of the NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup at the home of golf, St. Andrews. Participating golf clubs hold a qualifying tournament, the winners go forward to the county final and then to the regional final. The four regional winners then play off for the cup in St. Andrews, the home of golf for the NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup.

Donabate Portrane Tennis Club – Official Opening on 22nd of April

We are delighted to announce that our Tennis Club’s Official Opening day is Saturday 22nd of April. This event which will start with a “cutting of the ribbon” ceremony at 4pm, followed by a complimentary wine and cheese reception in the Clubhouse, our first ever Round Robin prize giving, and celebrations (dancing) till late. Dinner will be available in the form of a running buffet with 3 menu options. This will be available at €13 per head. A children’s option is also available at €5 per child.  A full programme for the day with times including menu is detailed below.  Members are welcome to join us at any stage of the day.

Time
Programme
4.00pm
Cutting of Ribbon Ceremony at Courts to mark Official Opening of DPTC 
Junior matches commence on-court
5.00pm
Wine and Cheese Reception in Clubhouse
5.30pm
Childrens basket of goujons and chips available 
6.00pm
Junior Round Robin prize giving
Running buffet served from 6.00 – 8.00 
Buffet Options: Turkey & Ham; Chicken curry; Beef Lasagne
7.00pm
Round Robin prize giving and Corporate sponsorship raffle
8.00 till late
Celebration – Adults only (as per club rules)

Andy Desmond Trophy 2017

Our Juniors followed up their great win this morning by beating Forest Little by 3 holes in a thrilling Final of the Andy Desmond Trophy in Portmarnock Links. Donabate last won this trophy back in 2008.

Well done to Alan Kelly and Bobby Kelly, Brian Hanratty and Eoghan Gallagher, David Halpin and Ben Hanratty.

Cancer Caring Charity – Wednesday 3rd of May

The annual Cancer Caring Charity time sheet becomes available next Saturday 15th April 2017 at the clubhouse. This is a paper time sheet which is traditionally very well supported by members and visitors alike. To avoid disappointment please enter your team at your earliest opportunity or by contacting Gus Hannon on 087-684 1896.

Open 4 Person Team Event

Special All Lady Team Prize

Masters Challenge 2017

This is a provisional final-leaderboard – subject to verification – E&OE – Final result will be confirmed on Monday 11th of April.

Information regarding replacements:
Marc Leishman replaced Dustin Johnson.
Entries with Dustin Johnson and either Thongchai Jaidee or KT Tim have Mark Leishman in place of Dustin Johnson and Si Woo Kim in place of Thongchai Jaidee or KT Tim.

Click here for the Provisional Final Leaderboard

Junior News

Superb win for our junior boys Fred Daly team against Royal Tara last Friday.  This is a scratch competition and our lads played against boys with much lower handicaps. We won both matches at home and took one away.  Next round v Malahide.
It’s a very busy couple of weeks for our juniors so it’s lucky they are on their Easter Holliers.
The Andy Desmond Trophy is on in Beaverstown on Monday morning.  We have 2 foursome pairings.  Good luck lads.

The under 15’s comp is on next Friday v Laytown Bettystown in Laytown. Play well!

Our Junior Easter competitions are on for the next 2 Thursday’s.

Ena’s Giant Easter Hamper

Ena’s Giant Easter Hamper

Valued well over €200

With Jameson, Vodka, Gin, Sherry, Champagne,

Bottle of Red & White Wine, Giant Butler’s Egg and lots and lots of sweet treats.

Get your tickets today €5 a strip / €10 for 3 strips

Raffle in clubhouse on Easter Sunday

Pace of Play – New Campaign from GUI

Time, please: GUI lead mission for pace control

Pace of play is the focus of a new campaign from the Golfing Union of Ireland which aims to get players moving more efficiently around the golf course.

A common complaint among club golfers, the GUI is taking the lead on the thorny issue of slow play. During a week-long awareness campaign, the Union will highlight practical steps that clubs and players can take.

Last year, the GUI lead by example when ‘Ready Golf’ was introduced during round two of the AIG Irish Close Championship at Ballyliffin. Ready Golf – a term to indicate that players should play when they are ready to do so providing it is safe to do so, rather than adhering strictly to the ‘farthest from the hole plays first’ stipulation – saw round-times reduced by an average of 45 minutes.

As well as endorsing Ready Golf, the GUI have made use of forward tees and central hole locations to give players every opportunity to play as quickly as possible at their championships.

Although it seems like slow play is a modern phenomenon, history says otherwise. A report from the South of Ireland Amateur Championship of 1966, published by The Irish Times, reveals that players were taking up to five and a half hours to get around the course.

In response to complaints about pace of play in the modern game, The R&A undertook an extensive international survey of golfers and hosted a special conference at St Andrews entitled: Time for Golf. Professionals and administrators involved in golf at all levels were invited to the conference, which helped to bring about an official manual on the subject.

Research on pace of play has shown that overcrowding is the most common cause of rounds taking longer than necessary. Starting intervals should be as wide as possible – eight minutes for two balls and up to 12 minutes for four balls.

For players, Ready Golf is a common sense approach that will ensure the game flows as smoothly as possible. For example, shorter hitters play first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait.

The majority of golfers report that they would enjoy the game more if it took less time to play. More to the point, there are few players who enjoy playing slowly. Pace of play affects clubs when it comes to securing repeat business and retention of members.

There are a variety of reasons for wanting to improve pace of play and there are a number of ways of achieving this goal. The GUI’s latest campaign will educate players and clubs alike.

To find out more about Pace of Play simply click here…

Ladies Open Events 2017

    • 13th June – Open 3 Lady Team (S.S.C)
    • 30th June – Mother & Daughter Open Foursomes
    • 25th July—Mary McKenna MBE Open Fourball
    • 24th & 27th July— Ladies Singles
    • 13th August—Open Pink Day Team Event (NBCRI)
    • Open Seniors Ladies & Gents Singles every Monday & Thursday

Timesheets available for booking on BRS (simply click here) or contact +353 (0)1 843 6346

Course Update

COURSE UPDATE

The short game area will be opened for play from Saturday 25th March. Members are asked NOT TO PLAY from inside the roped of areas.

Liam Bridgette

Chairman of Greens