9 Hole Social Competitions

The nine hole Social competitions begin on Friday May 1st.  Time sheet will be live on the BRS on Thursday 23rd April at 19.00pm (and every Thursday thereafter at this time).

To kick off the Summer Season of Social Golf there will be music in the Clubhouse on 1st May at 9.30pm.  You don’t have to play in the competition to enjoy the music.  All welcome!!

Club Foursomes First Round Draw made

The draw has been made for the first round of the Club Foursomes and all 32 matches must be completed by Monday, May 18.

Players are reminded that each team plays off half of the combined handicaps as of April 10, 2015.

Last year’s winners Martin Crosby and Ollie English are in bottom half of the draw and will begin the defence of their title against Eddie Rocks & Ronan Maguire.

Jim Dwyer and Charlie Monahan who were runners-up last year face Noel McGuinness & Michael Coburn.

The draw is:

1       Aidan Mc Bride & Chris Murden
2       Bobby McCarthy & Justin McArdle

3       Niall McCaul & Brian Mernagh
4       Andrew Brodigan & Kevin Carthy

5       Pat Mc Enteggart & Sean McGeogh
6       Paul Cheshire & Gerry Brennan

7       John Conlon & Neal Mackell
8       Vincent Murphy & Paddy Duffy

9       Chris Blackmore & Conor Hackett
10      Richard Barry & Lorcan O’Huallachan

11      Laurence Hanratty & Sean Quigley
12      Alan Cole & Darren Murphy

13      Gerry Byrne & Martin Byrne
14      David Brennan & Gavin McDonnell

15      Edmund Sheridan & Shane McGuinness
16      Gerry Oakes & Eamonn Arthur

17      Derek Murdock & Conall Murdock
18      Frank Byrne & Patsy Arrowsmith

19      Kevin Keenan & Stephen Keenan
20      Martin McEnteggart & Carl Stewart

21      Paul Morrisson & Michael McDermott
22      Gerry O Keeffe & Peter Rogers

23      Pat Curran & Brian Crombie
24      Michael Hamilton & Brendan Reilly

25      John keane & Seamus Kelly
26      Leslie Toal & Tom Clarke

27      Gerard Daly & Seamus Bailey
28      Padraig McDonnell & Oliver McGinnity

29      Tom Wall & Pat Davis
30      Eamon McEneaney & David Williams

31      Jan van Dijk & Pat Watters
32      G Martin & J Holmes

33      M Stewart & M Dowling
34      Denis Cunningham & Maurice Soraghan

35      Fergus O Callagahan & Dermot O Callaghan
36      Alan McCabe & Tony Richardson

37      Jim Dwyer & Charlie Monahan
38      Noel McGuinness & Michael Coburn

39      Barry Grennan & John Morrison
40      Kieran Reidy & Brendan Duffy

41      Garrett Duffy & Declan Ward
42      Lenny Mathews & Peter Farren

43      Ollie McDermott & Len Mullin
44      Andrew Cumiskey & Mark Cumiskey

45      Declan Toal & Brendan Cleary
46      Bernard White & John McGeady

47      Sean Ward & George Rogers
48      Kevin Barry & Michael Gill

49      Dessie Ward & Sean Durnin
50      Austin Mathews & Trevor Giff

51      Clem Walsh & Terry Conlon
52      Brian Ward & John McCann

53      Sean Hession & Shane Hession
54      Peter McCaughey & Paschal Keenan

55      Ollie English and Martin Crosby
56      Eddie Rocks & Ronan Maguire

57      Michael Flynn & Daniel Gallagher
58      G McDermott & J Mulligan

59      Brian Reneghan & Ciaran Traynor
60      Kieran Arthurs & Hugh Reilly

61      Gerry Murray & Vincent Conlon
62      Brendan Keane & Paul O Callaghan

63      Jim Rowland & Conor Byrne
64      David Murden & Ciaran Dunne

Matches to be played by May 18

Foursome Matchplay entries

From Sunday, March 29th we will be taking applications for the following competitions
Club Mixed Foursomes Matchplay
Club Mens Foursomes Matchplay
Boxes will be available in the Clubhouse from 13:00. Entrance fee is €10 per team. Closing date will be Sunday 5th April.

Easter Monday Competitions

Tournament are planning to run the following competitions on Easter Bank Holiday Monday 06/04/2015.

1.  07:30 – 12:10  Ladies and Gents Semi Open Singles. This is a Stableford competition over eighteen holes.

2.  12:30 – 15:00  Semi Open mixed scotch foursomes.  This is a stroke competition over fourteen holes. Times can be extended depending on demand.

Booking will be available for both competitions on Monday 30th March 19:00.

Pace of Play

This is a general communication to all members from the Tournament Committee.

We are experiencing a worrying trend of slow play associated with our Sunday competitions.

Last Sunday the first four person group completed their fourteen holes in two and a half hours. Because of slow play cascading through the field it took four hours for the last group to complete their round.

We do appreciate that the current works on the course are a contributing factor however it does not excuse the level of slow play experienced.

We have had a number of formal complaints from members about the pace of play and it is our responsibility on tournament to put in place a number of initiatives to address this problem.

As a first step can we ask you to be conscious of your pace of play while playing your round of golf.

Juvenile Golf

Juvenile Golf quiz and putting competition in clubhouse next Wednesday, February 18th from 6pm to 8pm. €2.

Fun and prizes come along. Everyone bring your putter.

Poker Classic on February 27

A Poker Classic will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, February 27 at 7pm.  Entry is €20. Buy back €3 and Top Up €5.  Buy in up to 8.30pm (approx). Light Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Upcoming Social Events

The Social Committee kick off the calendar of events for 2015 with a Table Quiz on Friday, January 30 at 8pm.  Table of four is €20 and light refreshments will be served.

On Valentine’s night, Saturday, February 14, come and enjoy a candlelit dinner in The Restraurant with music and dancing to hits from 60s, 70s and 80s.  Booking is essential.  To make a reservation call 087 2871080.

Rules of Engagement for lowcostholidays.ie Men’s Winter League

The Tournament Committee have published the Rules of Engagement for the lowcostholidays.ie Dundalk Men’s Team Winter League which tees off this Sunday.

Thirteen teams will compete in the Winter League and players must participate in the normal Sunday competition to be eligible to play for their team.

Dundalk Golf Club would like to thank Clem Walshe and lowcostholidays for their kind sponsorship of this event.

Rules of engagement

1. Winter League commences 11/01/2015 and runs until 08/02/2015. (Weather Permitting)
2. Final is held on 15/02/2015. (No Exceptions)
3. Top five scores count each week.
4. Each team to consist of no more than eight players.
5. Top two teams qualify for final.
6. If teams are level after week 5, the five scores for that day will determine top two teams. If teams are still level we will add card six then seven etc.
7. The format for the final will be Singles Stableford Matchplay.
8. The total Stableford score determines each singles match play winner, not individual holes.
9. If both teams are level after the Matchplay final the combined team score for that day will determine the winner. If this does not produce a winner each team’s leading qualifiers combined score over the duration of the league will be used.
10. Tournament will decide pairings for Matchplay final.
11. Tournament decision is final
12. Prize-giving ceremony will be held on day of final.

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Teams selected for lowcostholidays.ie Men’s Winter League

There has been a tremendous entry for the lowcostholidays.ie Men’s Winter League which will tee off next Sunday and run until February 15.

The 102 players who have entered have been assigned to 13 teams by the Tournament Committee who have also selected a captain for each of the team. Twelve teams have eight members and one team currently has six but a waiting list has been set up and members wishing to play in the League should contact the Pro Shop with their name and handicap.

All team members are asked to ensure that they are available on February 15 in the event of their team making the final as the winners of the first lowcostholidays.ie Men’s Winter League will be decided on that day when the top two sides face off in a matchplay event.

The lowcostholidays.ie Men’s Winter League is being run in conjunction with the normal Sunday Single Stableford competition and the emphasis is on fun so nobody should get too upset about team allocations, although all look very competitive.

The teams are all named after lowcostholidays.ie destinations and are as follows:

Australia: Maurice Murphy (1), Maurice Soraghan (9), Trevor Giff (12), Len Mullins (13), Pat Davis (16), John McCann (16, Capt), Michael Byrne (21), Eddie McMullin (28).

Canada: Eddie Rogers (1), Chris Murden (10), Seamus Bailey (12), Michael Stewart (13), Sean Ward (15), Brian Ward (16, Capt), Joe Flanagan (19), Aubrey Halley (25).

Caribbean: Peter Rogers (1), Michael Coburn (7, Capt), David Murden (12), Gerry Clarke (13), Vincent Murphy (15), Tom Clarke (18), George Rogers (18), Brendan Cleary (22).

Greece: Eoin Doohan (2), E.J. Hanratty (9), Kevin Barry (11), Martin Byrne (12), Dessie Ward (12), Martin Farrelly (14), Michael Hamilton (16, Capt), Pat Boland (19).

Malta: Neal Mackell (4), Austin Shaw (7), Paddy Duffy (12), Brian Mernagh (13), Michael Keating (14, Capt), Gerry Byrne (17), Denis Ryan (19), EJ Shortt (24).

Portugal: Ciaran Traynor (4), Sean Hession (10), Jim Rowland (11, Capt), Brendan Reilly (12), Fergal McKenna (15), Brian Owens (16), Eugene Hanratty (17), Padraic McDonnell (20).

Spain: John Conlon (5), Niall McCaul (7, Capt), John Neary (12), Gerry O’Keefe (13), Ollie Reilly (14), Pat Watters (16), Colm Garvey (20), Conor Byrne (22).

Thailand: Brian Reneghan (5), Gerry Murray (7), Liam Mernagh (11, capt), Tommy Renaghan (13), Larry Soraghan (15), Peter McCaughey (16), Sean Quigley (18), John McLoughlin (24).

Turkey: Clem Walshe (5), Declan Muckian (10), Ciaran Arthurs (12), Tom Wall (13), Dan Prenty (15), Davy Lawrence (16, Capt), Tom Lanigan (19), Hugh Reilly (22).

USA: Billy Cairns (6), Jim Dwyer (9), Ciaran Dunne (12), Gerard Daly (13), Pat Cole (15, Capt), Nigel Giff (17), Ray Pepper, Ronan Dennedy (27).

Italy: Terry Conlon (6), Eddie Rocks (8), Barry Grennan (12), Francis McGuigan (13), Michael Kelly (14, Capt), Noel McGuinness (17), Benny O’Shaughnessy (19), Bill McCarthy (26).

France: Stephen Keenan (6), Denis Cunningham (10), Pat Curran (12), Paul O’Callaghan (13, Capt), Barry Cullen (14),  John Morrisson (16), Dermot Duffy (20), John McErlean (22).

Egypt: Connor McCaughey (6), Neil Mullooly (8), Brendan Keane (11), Eddie Sheridan (13, Capt), Joe Garvey (16), Jim Dearey (18).

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