Tuesday, 15 March, 2022

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General Notes
Members Casual Golf Bookings.
After approval at the last Joint Committee meeting, we are now ready to introduce our Casual Booking System.
This will allow members to book casual slots, outside of competitions and block bookings, 10 days in advance. This will be a rolling Casual Booking system, where each day a further day will become available and members will have a rolling10 day booking opportunity.
The guest, online booking, will be available seven days in advance and so members will have priority booking ahead of visitors.

Bob Murphy Shield.
A couple of weeks ago I asked the question, did anyone know anything about The Bob Murphy Shield?
My thanks to Christy Power, who was able to tell me that Bob worked for Willoughby’s and was also a very good Campanologist. He continued his bell-ringing on returning to Dublin, in St. Patricks Cathedral. Christy, is also of the belief that the Shield may have been an inter-club event and also may have been a mixed competition.
The shield was, in the trophy cabinet, in the function room of the Clubhouse for many, many years. We will search the stores to see if it can be located and maybe reveal more information about the Bob Murphy Shield.
If any of the above information rings a bell (sorry) for anybody, please contact me via e-mail at or leave your name and number and any details you may have into the office.

Scorecards/Twos club.
Last week some competitors failed to enter their scores on the computer, resulting in a number of two’s going unrewarded. On this occasion the Competitions Committee reviewed all cards and awarded the relevant members credit to their account in the Pro shop.
As the golfing season gets busier it will not be feasible to check for members achievements and their efforts will go unrewarded. Scores not on computer will not feature in two’s club. Members are reminded that, having entered and played in a competition, they must return their score by entering same on the various terminals provided. This procedure also applies to those players who use their phone to enter an event.

Captain Prize.
With the golf season about to go into full swing, you are reminded that to be able to enter for the Captains Prize in July, you must have returned a score in three eighteen hole singles events. The first of these competitions will be this week-ends, Spring Singles.

Golf le Gaeilge/Seachtain na Gaeilge.
This week is “Golf le Gaeilge” week and bag tags are available for members to pick up throughout the clubhouse with Irish phrases for all the golf terms.
It even includes the Irish term for Bandit which is “Ropaire”, driver is “Maide mór
” and Out of Bounds is “Thar Teorainn”.
My favourite is “An Bear”, the 19th Hole and hopefully you will all enjoy a cúpla pionta tar-eis an Galf this St. Patrick’s week-end.
Remember a – cúpla focail, gach lá, Gach Áit, Le Gach Duine. Bain trial as.
Let’s have a go! It is part of who we are.

A member lost his 3 Wood, G25 ping cover on the course. If anyone has found same please return it to the office and it will be re-united with its owner.

Food & Beverage.
St. Patrick’s Day will see the launch of the Club’s exciting new food menu where patrons can choose from Starters/small plates, Grills, and House Favourites. Well done to Barry. Check out the new wine list which includes quality wines for you to enjoy including Rose and Prosecco.

Saturday 12, Sunday 13 & Monday 14, March 18 hole Scotch Foursomes
1. Johna Culhane & Tommy Comerford (16), 44
2. John Grace & John Byrne (9), 43
3. Tommy Walton & Sean Byrne (14), 42
4. Simon Walton & Jimmy Doheny (23), 40 (B9)
5. Martin Leahy & Simon O’Dwyer (14), 40 (B9)

Two’s Club
5th. Ronan Moriarty & Patrick Morris
6th. Kieran Hoban & Leo Hennessy, Brendan Wall & Rob Kearney, Pat Hickey & Liam Kerwick, Liam Barrett & James Walsh, Fergal Cantwell & Leo Hennessey,
15th. Richie Manogue & Richard Mulroney, Jack Walsh & Jeff Kealy, Ben McGarry &
Aidan Phelan,
17th. Norman Williams & Ian Wiley, Richie Manogue & Richard Mulroney, Pat Hickey & Liam Kerwick, Martin Byrne & Luke Wall, Ronan Moriarty & Pattrick Morris.
Each ‘Two’ receives €10.35 credit in the Pro Shop.

Senior Gents.
Wednesday, 09 March
The weekly golf competition was cancelled because of the inclement weather.
From Thursday, 24 March, the Society will revert to its regular Thursday competition day.

Ladies Club Notes
Round Robin continues with a deadline for completion of all matches Sunday, 03 April. This week’s competition will be 18 Hole Singles Stableford.

Tuesday, 08 March 18 Hole Stableford
1. Helen Butler (20) & Catherine Leahy (23), 45pts
2. Ann Shortt (26) & Breda Burke (14), 42pts

Nine Hole Stableford.
1. Aine Russell (18) 19 pts (B6)
2. Patricia Walsh (22), 19 pts

Senior Ladies
Thursday, 10 March. Nine Hole
1. Ann Kelly, Hilda Richardson, Eileen Byrne, Pat Daly, 39pts.
2. Margaret O’Rourke, Toni Hayes, Celine O’Sullivan, (35+3) 38pts. (B6)
3. Margaret Harmer, Mary Feighery, Marian Woodcock, (35+3), 38pts.
4. Bridget Norwood, Peggy Murray, Pat Walsh, Josie Bolger, 36pts. (B3),

The Senior Ladies Society will play a Nine hole competition on Thursday, 24 March. Entry Sheet will be available on the notice board this Wednesday March 16th.

Wednesday, 16 March
07.32-09.00 Members Casual Golf
09.10-11.00 Senior Ladies Society
10.20-13.30 Senior Gent’s Society
12.30-17.53 Members Casual Golf

Thursday, 17 March. St. Patricks Week-end..
Kindly sponsored by Paddy Raggett Homes
07.30-14.24 Open Four Person Team Event.
14.42-18.00 Members Casual Golf

Friday, 18 March
07.32-07.50 Members Casual Golf
07.59-14.35 Open Four Person Team Event
14.44-17.53 Members Casual Golf

Saturday, 19 March
07.30-09.00 Members Casual Golf
09.09-11.06 Ladies & Gent’s Spring Singles (Gent’s GOTY)
12.00-15.00 Ladies & Gent’s Spring Singles (Gent’s GOTY)
15.09-18.00 Members Casual Golf

Sunday, 20 March
07.30-14.33 Gent’s Spring Singles (GOTY)
14.51-15.18 Ladies Nine Hole Competition
15.27-18.00 Members Casual Golf

Monday, 21 March
07.30-09.02 Course Closed for Maintenance
09.11-09.56 Members Casual Golf
10.05-11.35 Portarlington Senior G.S.
11.45-12.47 Gent’s Spring Singles (Gent’s GOTY)
12.56-13.50 Members Casual Golf
14.08-15.02 Gent’s Spring Singles (Gent’s GOTY)
15.11-17.53 Members Casual Golf

Tuesday, 22 March
07.32-08.24 / 10.57-12.00 / 14.24-18.00
Members Casual Golf

08.33-10.48 / 12.09-14.15
Ladies Competitions to include 13/14 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.

Wednesday, 23 March
07.32-10.32 Irish Schoolgirls Area Qualifiers
10.41-17-53 Members Casual Golf