SSS increased by one shot

With the level of changes applied to our course over the last eighteen months we invited the Leinster Golf Course Rating team to review our course and advise if the current Standard Scratch Score reflects its current playing difficulty. The SSS is the measurement by which handicaps are assessed.

Following their assessment the ratings team concluded that Dundalk is now much a tougher course and increased the SSS on each course by one shot so that the new SSS is Blue 73, White 72, and Green 71.

Marie wins Ladies Captain’s prize

Overall Winners - Front left to right: Runner up Joan Corrigan, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Winner Marie McKell. Back Left to right: Fourth Maura Hackett, Overall Gross Deirdre Smith, Third Mary Dooley.

Overall Winners – Front left to right: Runner up Joan Corrigan, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Winner Marie McKell. Back Left to right:
Fourth Maura Hackett,
Overall Gross Deirdre Smith, Third Mary Dooley.

The Lady Captain’s Prize took place over two days on Tuesday June 28 and Saturday July 3. On day one 160 ladies played and on day two 144 ladies played.
There was great excitement as Lady Captain Jean Connolly greeted all the ladies going out to play. They were all full of anticipation. On the first day some fantastic scores were returned. Marie McKell, Joan Corrigan, Maura Hackett and Mary Carthy all came in with 70 nett. There was great excitement on day two and some nerves. Marie McKell and Joan Corrigan yet again played brilliant golf coming in with 75 nett. Marie was the overall winner with 145 nett on a count back.
On the presentation evening Marie received a beautiful prize and spoke of her shock and excitement at winning. This is Marie’s first time to win the Lady Captain’s prize. We are all delighted for Marie.
Joan Corrigan also received a beautiful prize and was absolutely thrilled to be runner up. This was a closely fought contest and well done to both ladies.
Congratulations to Deirdre Smith who won the overall gross. Deirdre is a skilful and talented golfer and had a fantastic gross of 155 for the two days.
Well done to Mary Dooley who was third and Maura Hackett who was fourth. These ladies are playing some great golf and no doubt we will be seeing their names in the winning enclosure again. Congratulations to all the winners on Day One and Day Two.
The Lady Captain’s competition was a huge success. On the presentation evening the winners commented on how Lady Captain Jean Connolly is a great ambassador for Dundalk Golf club. She works very hard and has shown magnificent support to all the ladies in Dundalk Golf Club. She has been particularly supportive of all the

Day One Winners - Front Left to Right: Rosemary Gardiner, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Lucy Greenan, Lesley O’Keefe, Mary Carthy. Back Left to Right: Teresa Byrne, Mary Connor, Mia Quinn, Una Connolly, Zoe Hallahan, Ellen McEneaney, Niamh Maguire, Geraldine Blackmore, Bernie Prendergast.

Day One Winners – Front Left to Right: Rosemary Gardiner, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Lucy Greenan, Lesley O’Keefe, Mary Carthy. Back Left to Right:
Teresa Byrne, Mary Connor, Mia Quinn, Una Connolly, Zoe Hallahan, Ellen McEneaney, Niamh Maguire, Geraldine Blackmore, Bernie Prendergast.

Teams representing the club at different events. Lady Captain Jean thanked all those who work to make the club a success and an enjoyable experience for all the members.

Lady Captain’s Prize Results 2016
Winner: Marie McKell (17) 145nett, on count back from runner up Joan Co

Day Two winners

Day Two Winners – Front Left to Right: Oonagh Coleman, Evelyn Fallon, Lady Captain Jean Connolly, Fionnuala Dullaghan, Sally McDonnell. Back Left to Right: Mary Hession, Joan McAdam, Mary Burlingham, Olivia Cunningham, Noeleen Gernon, Una Delaney, Majella Cassidy, Deirdre Clarke.

rrigan (19) 145nett. Gross: Deirdre Smith (+1) 155 gross,
Third: Mary Dooley (24) 148nett, on count back from  Maura Hackett (25) 148nett.
Day One Winners
Class A:  1. Mary Carthy (17) 70nett; 2. Lesley O’Keefe (14) 71nett;
3. Gross: Mia Quinn (7) 81 gross. Class B: 1. Lucy Greenan (27) 71nett; 2. Bernie Prendergast (26) 72nett; 3. Rosemary Gardiner (20)         73nett. Class C: 1. Mary Connor (30) 76nett; 2. Una Connolly (34)                   78nett; 3. Carmel Naughton (29) 78nett; Front Nine: Jacinta Foran (14) 34nett; Back Nine: Niamh Maguire (17) 34.5nett; Non Qualifier Prize: Ellen Mc Eneaney (10)  74nett; 9 Hole Ladies: Teresa Byrne (29) 13 pts; Juvenile: Zoe Hallahan (33) 65nett; Nearest the pin: Geraldine Blackmore; CSS 74.
Day Two Winners
Class A: 1. Fionnuala Dullaghan (17) 73nett; 2. Teresa Giff (14)                          74nett; Gross: Olivia Cunningham (11) 88 gross. Class B: 1. Evelyn Fallon (27) 73nett; 2. Majella Cassidy (21) 76nett, on back nine from
3. Deirdre Clarke (19) 76nett. Class C: 1. Sally McDonnell (36)                            70nett; 2. Noeleen Gernon (30) 74nett; 3. Mary Burlingham (34)                          75nett; Front Nine: Una Delaney (17) 36.5nett; Back Nine: Mary Hession (22) 36nett; Non Qualifier Prize: Laura Hackett (24) 73nett;
Nine Hole Ladies : Joan McAdam (36) 15pts; Juvenile Prize: Amy Raffferty (22) 80nett; Nearest the Pin: Fionnuala Dullaghan, CSS 75.
Men’s 9 Hole Competition:
Overall Winner: Gregory McCaughey 42pts; Day One: Diarmuid McAdam 23pts; Day Two: Clem Walshe 21pts.

Local Rule – changes

All members are requested to familiarise themselves with changes to the local rules effective Saturday 01 August 2015. The rules will be posted in the locker room, external notice board and the pro shop. The most notable changes relate to · The elimination of the ‘GUR play prohibited’ areas on the 7th hole. · Local rule specific to general areas of the course damaged by tree felling will no longer apply Players should note that GUR is defined by blue stakes and/or white lines which clearly enclose the area deemed GUR. There may still be a number of partial white lines on the course, these cannot be interpreted as areas of GUR. If in doubt you should play the ball as it lies. Captains Senior Mens’s nine hole event is scheduled for Sunday 2nd August 2015. All senior members are encouraged to participate. Booking available through BRS. Tournament.

Update on Course

This is an update to the previous correspondence you would have received yesterday concerning temporary greens during the final phase of our Bunker reconstuction program.

It was communicated that there would be temporary greens in play for Thursday 9th Friday 10th  and Saturday 11th.  Having had further consultation with the Contractor it was agreed that there would be full greens in play for saturday 11th .

For clarification there will be temporary greens in place today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) however we will be playing full greens on Saturday and Sunday.

We would like to thank you again for your patience while these works are progressing.

Course work

Captains and Council very much appreciate members continued patience as the work on the course progresses.

The roped off new bunkers are out of play and newly surfaced ground is to be voided at all times.

The next phase of work involves the laying of new turf. It is essential that these areas are not walked on as an imprint will take up to a year to repair.

Ball retrievers must be used to collect golf balls that lie in the new bunkers. Please, under no circumstance enter these areas on foot. This is in order to protect the newly prepared bunkers and surrounding areas.

Your support during this time is required to assure the long-term success of the project.

Regards,

Captains and Council

Course News

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