Captains Drive-in update

As you are aware the Captains drive in was postponed yesterday (Sunday) due to inclement weather. The events are rescheduled for next Sunday with some slight alterations as noted below, to facilitate those who wish to watch the other major sporting event.

The timesheets from last week still stand and are in the bar if you wish to play.

4 Person Scramble, shotgun start at 8.45 Captains’ Drive in at 12.45 Mixed Scotch Foursomes, shotgun start at 13.00

Presentation of Prizes at 15.45

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.

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.

Postponed drive-in

Sunday’s Captain’s Drive-In along with the Four Person Team Scramble and Nine-Hole Mixed Foursomes competitions was postponed due to the inclement weather conditions. The three events have now been rescheduled for Sunday next, March 1, with our new captains, Brendan and Mary Lou, due to tee off at 1.15pm.

The mens Arkew Cup which was to take place on Sunday next, March 1, has been postponed as a result and will be rescheduled later in the season. All BRS bookings for this competition have been cancelled.

Poker Classic

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

ALL WELCOME

Social committee

New members welcomed

A large gathering from the 60 new members of Dundalk Golf Club were warmly welcomed by Captain Brendan and Lady Captain MaryLou at a New Members Night recently.
They enjoyed a drink and light refreshments with Presidents Tom Clarke and Mary Murray, the Captains and Club Professional Leslie Walker along with members of Council and Ladies’ and Men’s committees.
Captain Brendan outlined some of major works going on at the moment, with particular investment in a bunkering programme. This should be completed by by late spring, giving members and visitors a top-class golfing experience at Dundalk Golf Club.
Lady Captain Marylou gave a short history of the club and invited all new members to become fully involved in their new club. Club Pro Leslie outlined his role and told the new members he was always on hand with advice and help when needed.
Members both old and new then mingled and chatted and the evening was enjoyed by all.
Captains Brendan and MaryLou are looking forward to getting the playing season off to a great start at their Drive-In this Sunday and they wished all members great golfing and a good year all round, both on the course and in the clubhouse for 2015.

New members of Dundalk Golf Club with seated Vice Captain Maurice Soraghan, Lady Vice Captain Jean Connolly, Captain Brendan Keane & Lady Captain MaryLou Grennan,  Lady President Mary Murray & President Tom Clarke.

New members of Dundalk Golf Club with seated Vice Captain Maurice Soraghan, Lady Vice Captain Jean Connolly, Captain Brendan Keane & Lady Captain MaryLou Grennan, Lady President Mary Murray & President Tom Clarke.

Captains Brendan & MaryLou with John & Teresa O'Mahony at the new members evening.

Captains Brendan & MaryLou with John & Teresa O’Mahony at the new members evening.

Teresa Giff, Anne King, Catherine Mullins & Bernie Kearney at the new members night in Dundalk Golf Club.

Teresa Giff, Anne King, Catherine Mullins & Bernie Kearney at the new members night in Dundalk Golf Club.

Siobhan Keane, Fiona McLoughlin & Geraldine Gorham enjoying the new members night at Dundalk Golf Club.

Siobhan Keane, Fiona McLoughlin & Geraldine Gorham enjoying the new members night at Dundalk Golf Club.

President Tom Clarke and Captain Brendan welcome Diarmuid Dullaghan to Dundalk Golf Club.

President Tom Clarke and Captain Brendan welcome Diarmuid Dullaghan to Dundalk Golf Club.

President Tom Clarke welcomes new member Dermot McKenna to Dundalk Golf Club. Captain Brendan with new member Danny Miele. IMG_3053

Bar Managers David & Lisa looking after everyone at the new members night in Dundalk golf club.

Bar Managers David & Lisa looking after everyone at the new members night in Dundalk golf club.

Lady Vice Captain Jean Connolly with Bríd Rocks.

Committee member Alison Quigley welcomes new members Nuala Henry, Oonagh Quinn & Mary

Committee member Alison Quigley welcomes new members Nuala Henry, Oonagh Quinn & Mary

Captain Brendan with his wife Siobhan who joined Dundalk Golf Club recently.

Local Rule: Ground Under Repair Play Prohibited

All new greenside bunkers, associated areas of work and surrounding newly sodded areas are deemed as ground under repair from which play is prohibited.

If a player’s ball lies in the area, or if it interferes with the player’s stance or the area of his intended swing, the player must take relief at the designated drop zone assigned to the hole. (33-8/26)

Exception: On the Putting green, Rule 25/1 may apply If the ball lies on the putting green, the player must lift and place it without penalty, at the nearest point of relief that is not in a hazard or, if complete relief is impossible, at the nearest position to where it lay that affords maximum available relief from the condition, but not nearer the hole and not in a hazard. The nearest point of relief or maximum available relief may be off the putting green

 

Team Thailand win Winter League

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After a dramatic day of golf Team Thailand emerged as winners of the lowcostholidays.ie Men’s Winter League with a narrow win over Team Caribbean.

The teams finished tied 4-4 after the eight single stableford matchplay matches but Thailand, captained by Liam Mernagh, emerged victorious over Michael Coburn’s Caribbean side when each team’s total points for the day were calculated. Thailand won by a mere four points 220-216 to take the title in a dramatic finish.

Thailand were out of the traps fast with Brian Renaghan, Gerry Murray, Liam Mernagh and Tommy Renaghan winning the first four matches to leave them one win from overall victory. But the Caribbean’s high handicappers struck back as Vincent Murphy, Tom Clarke, George Rogers and Brendan Cleary all won to force that 4-4 tie and have the title decided by the overall points total.

There was double celebration for Thailand captain Mernagh as his individual score of 35pts was also good enough to win the individual single stableford competition after he finished one point ahead of the in-form Sean Hession with Sean Ward third on 33pts thanks to countback.

Eleven handicapper Mernagh’s round included a four pointer at the Index 1 par four fourth which was an excellence bounce back after a six at the par-four third had only yielded one point. Mernagh also rattled in five three-pointers and had two-pointers at the other seven holes.

Sean Hession also found a birdie for four points at the par-five 12th but could only find four three-pointers to miss out on top prize by the narrowest of margins while Sean Ward had five three-pointers, eight two-pointers and a one-pointer at the par-five sixth.

Dundalk Golf Club and the Tournament Committee would like to thank Clem Walshe and lowcostholidays for their kind sponsorship of the Winter League.

Results
Sunday, February 15, 2015

Lowcostholidays.ie Men’s Winter League Matchplay Final: Thailand 4 Caribbean 4. (Brian Renaghan bt Peter Rogers, Gerry Murray bt Michael Coburn, Liam Mernagh bt David Murden, Tommy Renaghan bt Gerry Clarke, Laurence Soraghan lost to Vincent Murphy, Peter McCaughey lost to Tom Clarke, Sean Quigley lost to George Rogers, John McLaughlin lost to Brendan Cleary). Thailand won on Team Stableford score 220-216.
 

Singles Stableford 14 hole Competition

1st: Liam Mernagh (11) 35pts

2nd: Sean Hession (10) 34pts

3rd: Sean Ward (15) 33/19pts

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Newsam Cup and Leinster Fourball teams

If eligible, are you interested in participating in either or both the Leinster Fourball or Newsam Cup this year?

If so, please either enter your details on the sheet in the Gents locker room or email either of the selectors before the 28th Feb 2015.

We have a large number of Members that are eligible for these Teams and we will endeavour to create some level of participation for all that are interested. An information meeting for all will be held early in March to get this years campaign underway.

Qualification Criteria:

Leinster Fourball – You must be at least 35 with a H/cap of 18 on 1st Jan 2015 and have played in at least 4 qualifying competitions during 2014.

Newsam Cup – You must be at least 30 with a H/cap of 17 on 1st Jan 2015

Brendan Cleary and Paschal Keenan have kindly agreed to assist us with the organising for both tournaments and we would like to thank them in advance for their commitment which will help greatly in our approach to the competitions.

We look forward to the start of a great season for all of us.

The Selectors.

Eddie Sheridan   (m) 087 227 1154 (e) edsheridan@hotmail.com

Peter McCaughey   (m) 086 241 1542 (e) peter@ijm.ie

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.