Alan wins Seapoint Junior Scratch Cup

Congratulations to Alan McDermott who claimed the 2014 Seapoint Junior Scratch Cup in tough conditions yesterday at the Termonfeckin links.

Alan’s total of 161 was unsurpassed after 36 holes. Clem Walshe finished 4th on 166.Image

 

 

Aaron Leads Munster Strokeplay Championship

MUNSTER STROKEPLAY SCORES AFTER RD 2
MAY 3, 2014
39 Golfers made the cut which fell at 155

143: Aaron Grant

144: James Fox, John Hickey

145: Jeff Hopkins, Eoghan Murphy

146: Daniel Holland, Richard Knightly, Barry Anderson

147: Pat Murray

148: Dave O Donovan, Mark Shanahan

149: Stephen Walsh, Gary O Flaherty, Brian Kelleher, Marc Nolan

150: Pat Lyons, Rowan Lester, Simon Bryan

151: James O Mahoney, Alan Thomas

152: Cathal Butler, Chris Carroll, Keith Crowley, Shane McGlynn

153: Ronan Twomey, Kieran Lynch, Stephen Healy

154: Niall Gorey, Ian O Flynn, Eanna Griffin, Darragh Coghlan, Emmet Leahy, Colum Kenny

155: Mark Collins, John Greene, Sean Barry, Shane Whooley, Evan Farrell, Ronan Mullarney

 

Timesheet for Sunday:

7.30am Ronan Mullarney Evan Farrell Shane Whooley

7.40am Sean Barry John Greene Mark Collins

7.50am Colum Kenny Emmet Leahy Darragh Coghlan

8.00am Eanna Griffin Ian O Flynn Niall Gorey

8.10am Stephen Healy Kieran Lynch Ronan Twomey

8.20am Shane McGlynn Keith Crowley Chris Carroll

8.30am Cathal Butler Alan Thomas James O Mahoney

8.40am Simon Bryan Rowan Lester Pat Lyons

8.50am Marc Nolan Brian Kelleher Gary O Flaherty

9.00am Stephen Walsh Mark Shanahan Dave O Donovan

9.10am Pat Murray Barry Anderson Richard Knightly

9.20am Daniel Holland Eoghan Murphy Jeff Hopkins

9.30am John Hickey James Fox Aaron Grant

2014 Dundalk Scratch Cup – Entries Now Open

Entries for the 53rd Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup are now open online –

http://www.brsgolf.com/dundalk/opens_home.php

Dundalk’s Aaron Grant will defend his title over 36 holes on Sunday 27th April.

The tournament continues to hold a prestigious place in Irish golf as the first strokeplay event of the elite amateur year.

It is also the start of a great month of golf in Louth with the East of Ireland and Irish Close Championship’s both being hosted locally.

The 2014 Dundalk Scratch Cup is kindly supported by Jeffers Sportsturf – http://jefferssportsturf.eu

 

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St.Patrick’s Day Celebrations at DGC

Congratulations to the hardworking Social Committee, chaired by Noeleen Gernon, on the great spórt, craic agus ceol enjoyed by all on St Patricks Day. The results of the golf were as follows:
18 hole Singles Stableford winner: Oonagh Quinn 37pts
9 hole mixed (front): 1st – Lady Vice Captain MaryLou
& Barry Grennan (32)
2nd – Michael & Rita Kelly (32.5)
(Back): 1st – Colm & Barbara Mc Court (29.5)
2nd – Pat Curran & Siobhan Hand(31.75)

The Social Committee made a great effort to decorate the clubhouse in our national colours and a green aperitif was served at the first tee, before the presentation of shamrock to President Peter and Lady President Marie and to Captains Brendan and Anne by our junior captains. Irish music added to the atmosphere and many club members dressed in the traditional green.
The golf was followed by a great social evening, with music by traditional musicians Glaisín, who had everyone out on the dance floor before long. For those who lasted the pace, a singsong finished off a very successful night.

Next date for your diary – Country and Western Jamboree on Sat April 5th. Tickets €20 available at the bar or from any committee member.
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Leinster Fourball 2014

Reminder

If you are eligible to play, we encourage you to get involved.

 

Leinster FourBall 2014

 

 InvitationAll members who qualify for this competition are invited to take part in competitive trials. All qualifying members are encouraged to take part so that the club can field our strongest team, and if your are competitive, you’ll enjoy it.

Do I Qualify You must be 35 or over, with a minimum Handicap of 18 (1st Jan 2014) and have played at least 4 qualifying competitions in 2013. You must be willing to play both at home and away.

Competition FormatFourball betterball matchplay, all teams play of scratch. The draw will be 3 matches at home and 2 away, or vice versa. Minimum combined handicap of 40.

Partner UpIf you have a colleague that you are comfortable playing with then you are welcome to team up, if not, you will be partnered up after the first meeting.

Ideal pairing handicaps are: 18+22, 19+21, 20+20.

If your handicap is higher that 22 don’t be put off this does not preclude you.

While 5 pairs play in each match, we intend having a panel of 8 pairs to allow for form, holidays etc.

TimescaleWe have a bye in the 1st round, so we will be meeting either Laytown & Bettystown or Townley Hall on or before Sun 27th April.

While this some time away, we would like take this time to bring the best possible panel together and, at the same time, give you all a fair opportunity to represent the Club in this competition.

Monday 3rd March at 7.00pm – Meeting for all interested in the club house.

Saturday 8th March – First competitive trial. Fourball better ball stroke competition.

We need to know the numbers participating before planning additional trials which may include round robin matchplay.

If you wish to participate then please email or call either of us before Friday 28th February. If you have a partner then include this in you email. Alternatively, put you details on the list in the locker room notice board. If you wish to participate but can’t make the initial meeting, just let us know.

Team Selectors

 

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

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

Newsam Cup 2014

Reminder

If you are eligible to play, we encourage you to get involved.

 

Newsam Cup 2014

 

 InvitationAll members who qualify for this competition are invited to take part in competitive trials. All qualifying members are encouraged to take part so that the club can field our strongest team, and if your are competitive, you’ll enjoy it.

Do I Qualify You must be 30 or over, with a minimum Handicap of 17 (1st Jan 2014). You must be willing to play both at home and away.

Competition FormatFoursomes matchplay with half the combined handicap difference. The draw will be either 3 matches at home and 2 away, or vice-versa.

Partner UpIf you have a colleague that you are comfortable playing with you are welcome to team up, if not, you will be partnered up after the first meeting.

While 5 pairs play each match, we intend having a panel of 8 pairs to allow for form, holidays etc.

TimescaleWe don’t have any notification of the draw yet. While this some time away, we would like take this time to put the best panel together that we can and at the same time give you all a fair opportunity to represent the Club in this competition.

Monday 3rd March at 8.00pm – Meeting for all interested in the club house.

Saturday 8th March – First competitive trial. Foursomes stroke competition.

We need to know the numbers participating before planning additional trials, which may include round robin matchplay.

If you wish to participate then please email or call either of us before Friday 28th February. If you have a partner then include this in your email. Alternatively, put your details on the list in the locker room notice board. If you wish to participate but can’t make the initial meeting, just let us know.

Team Selectors

Ray Pepper (m) 085 174 0661 (e) rpepper23@eircom.net

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

Leinster Golf Newsletter Spring 2014

 

To view please follow the link below:

 

http://www.flipsnack.com/FB7FE9F569B/fu5wd8f5

Member Survey 2014

The Dundalk Golf Club Member Survey 2014 is now live.

 

All BRS registered members will have received an invitation to participate at 9am this morning.

Any member who is not BRS registered and wishes to complete the survey please email membership@dundalkgolfclub.ie

The closing date for completion is Friday 28th February 2014.

 

Leinster Golf Rules Course

Participants on Rules Course

Extra Rules of Golf Courses for Individuals

Due to demand for the Rules of Golf Courses for Individuals Leinster Golf  are running one more course on Saturday 29th March 2014.

To book visit www.gui.ie/leinster

This course is perfect for anyone who has a basic understanding of the Rules of Golf and would like to learn more.

The programme for the day will include:-

·         The importance of Definitions
·         Decisions on the Rules of Golf 2014 – 2015 (revised decisions)
·         How to use the Rules book
·         An Outdoor session
·         Analysis of video incidents
·         The Handicap System 101 – A Players Guide

Dundalk Course Designer Dave Thomas Remembered

Golf’s Gentle Giant –

Family and friends gather for Dave Thomas memorial service.

 

05 Feb 14 – PGA Ireland

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World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton (above with his wife Norma) was among those celebrating the life of the late Dave Thomas at a memorial service at Lichfield Cathedral.

Family and friends from the golf world gathered at the service of thanksgiving for the former PGA captain, Ryder Cup player and legendary course designer who died last August, aged 79.

Great friend Peter Alliss gave an address as did Ken Schofield while another past PGA captain Alan Walker recited John Betjeman’s poem Seaside Golf.

European Tour chief executive George O’Grady was among leading figures from golf in attendance including Ryder Cup director Richard Hills, The PGA’s Sandy Jones and past players such as Neil Coles.

Schofield, in recognition of Thomas’ roots, likened him to another Welsh sporting hero from the past – John Charles, the late Leeds and Juventus player who was equally adept at centre-half or centre-forward earning the nickname Gentle Giant in lieu of never being sent off or cautioned during his career.

“He was golf’s John Charles,” said Schofield. “We loved him, we miss him and today we salute him.”

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PGA captain Neil Selwyn-Smith (left) receives a Ryder Cup image from Dave’s son Paul after the memorial service.

Favourite Schofield memories included Thomas pushing for a special Ryder Cup tie exclusively for players introduced at his behest and marvelling at his calm when an earthquake shook a hotel they were staying in. “It was only 4.6 on the Richter Scale, I shouldn’t worry too much,” said Thomas.

Alliss said it had been a privilege to be Thomas’s friend, describing him as great company with a lovely nature but who could on occasion be roused.

He then recounted a tale of Thomas arguing the toss with duty customs for an hour-and-a-half as tried to bring four sets of clubs through one of London’s airports.

“Dave was trying to explain that tennis players bought 20 sets of rackets through unquestioned and that golf clubs were his tools.

“He ended up having to pay duty and moved on huffing and puffing but it was always somewhat enjoyable to see Dave blow a gasket.”

He also recalled the early days of their golf course design business and how a letter from a civil engineer sparked their interest, particularly Thomas’s.

“Dave discovered he had a great talent for drawing, composing and visualising courses. We became a very good partnership. I was the front man, the Ernie Wise to his Eric Morecambe.

“He had a very good eye and considering we never had great budgets we turned out some pretty good work.”

Sir Bobby Charlton and his wife Norma attended having first met Thomas back in 1967, describing him as a ‘great character full of stories’.

Afterwards his son Paul thanked The PGA for arranging the service, adding: “It was inspiring, thoughtful, the clergy and church do this sort of thing terribly well and the addresses by Ken (Schofield) and Peter (Alliss) were wonderful, Ken’s was reflective from a golfing point of view and Peter’s from a friend’s perspective and Alan (Walker) wrapped it up nicely with his thoughts and the John Betjamen poem.”

 

Dave Thomas