The final turkey voucher of the year took place last Sunday with the standard of scoring remaining high. In first place was Gerry O’Hara (20) with 24pts, in second was Liam Whyte (13) 23pts, while Paul Connolly (18) took third on a countback with 22pts.
The presentation of these vouchers along with other outstanding prizes will take place on the evening of December 11th – which is the date for this year’s Christmas Bonanza.
The fixtures for this week are the weekly open 9 hole (Mon – Sat), with the fifth and final of the Turkey Vouchers on Sunday.
A WhatsApp Group for the men’s club has been set up recently to aid with the arranging of playing partners.
It is hoped members will engage with this platform to arrange their games. Contact Gary Carty if you have not received the link to access it.
Last week’s Winter Open competition fell foul of the weather.
The fixtures for this week are the Winter Open 9 hole competition (Mon-Sat), with the fourth in the series of turkey vouchers up for grabs on Sunday next.
The annual handicap review took place in the clubhouse on Sunday evening. Updates to relevant handicaps will be posted to the club noticeboard in the upcoming days along with the golfers being contacted directly.
An 8 hole competition was held over the weekend. In first place was Michael Rush with 20pts, in second was David Wynne with 18pts, while in third was Brendan Gaffney with 17pts. The ladies prize was won by Eithne Gaffney with 16pts.
Sports Capital Funding
Works on the course are now scheduled to commence on Monday 24th October, and the course will be closed while its ongoing. These works include drainage of various areas of the course along with the creation of a short game area adjacent to the carpark. The estimated duration is 4 weeks.
While its ongoing, reduced green fees rates are available to our members at Carrick on Shannon and Strokestown Golf Clubs. Details are on the club website. Many thanks to both clubs for their kind gesture.
In other news, the winter league was cancelled due to the scheduling of course works.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Men’s Club will take place on Sunday November 6th 2016 at 5.00pm in the Clubhouse. Notice of Motions and Nominations of officers and members of the committee of the Men’s Club must be made to the Honorary Secretary of the Men’s Club, in writing, on or before Thursday October 27th 2016. All Motions and Nominations must be properly proposed and seconded by Ordinary Members of the Men’s Club.
Weekend Golf Break
Michael Rush has provisionally arranged a weekend golf break to Enniscrone and Carne (Belmullet) Golf Links for the third weekend of November subject to sufficient numbers. The package includes one night B&B and a 3 course evening meal at the Broadhaven Bay Hotel. Total cost is €140. To register your interest, contact Michael on 0868645797 before Friday 28th October.
See here for full scores. Round 2 will go ahead next weekend (Fri-Sun).
2nd Paul Connolly 20pts
The Drumderrig House Cup 3 Ball Shambles
1st: Terry Bright, David Wynne, Owen Garvin 92pts
2nd: Patrick Egan, Lorcan Egan, Jonathan Egan 91pts
3rd: Ross Andrew, Terry Canning, Gerry O Hara 91pts
Ladies: Mary O Hara, Sandra Mc Crann, Paula Cull 75pts
The Presentation for the Fore Club Alliance took Place in Ballaghaderreen Golf Club last Friday Evening and the winners on the night from Boyle were Pat Brogan, Jonathan Egan, Peggy Feely and David Wynne who took the prize for Golfer of the Year.
Winter Open 9 Hole S/Ford
Winter League Ryder Cup Format Round 1 Friday 7th – Sunday 9th