Tuesday, 02 November, 2021


(Leinster’s Hidden Gem 2019)

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General Notes

November Christmas Hamper Series.

In association with Caulfield’s SuperValu and O’Brien’s Butchers, Loughboy.

The first competition in our Christmas Hamper Series takes place this week-end and will

be a 13 hole competition.

The series, kindly sponsored by Caulfield’s SuperValu and O’Brien’s Butchers, Loughboy, will be held on each week-end of November (Saturday, Sunday and Monday) as follows:-

Week-end:- 06 November – Singles

13 November – Fourball

20 November – Scotch Foursomes

27 November – Three Person Team Event

The three person Team event will be open to both Ladies and Gents

Presentation of Hampers will take place on the evening of the Christmas Mixed Foursomes, Sunday, 12 December.


The Competitions Committee will apply handicap adjustments for the duration of the Christmas Hamper Series to all prize winners.

Listed below is the table of adjustments that will apply throughout the Hamper series.

The adjustments will apply to your handicap index prior to calculating your playing handicap for the different hamper competitions.

These adjustments will not apply to any other competitions and will reset following the completion of the series.





From this Wednesday (3rd) and for the next two weeks there will be no catering available in the Clubhouse. Tea/ Coffee and biscuits will be available from the Bar.

The kitchens will re-open on Thursday, 18 November.


Winter Rules

Placing everywhere is permitted and will continue until further notice.

You must mark your ball prior to lifting. You may clean same and place within six inches, not nearer the hole.

There is no relief if your ball lands in a bunker. You must play it as it lies.


Holes in play

With the need to rest various holes over the coming months members are advised to check what holes are in use and may only play those designated holes.


There is some work being carried out on the right of the 3rd Green this Wednesday and Thursday (3rd & 4th) and these holes will be out of play on both days.


Holes in play on Wednesday, 03 November will be Holes 5 to 18. (Holes 1 to 4 closed)

On Thursday, 04 November. The Senior Ladies will play holes 7 to 18 (12 Holes) with the Senior Men playing holes one & two, and holes five to 13  (11 Holes)

Casual Golf on Thursday Morning, from 08.00 to 09.00hrs will also be holes 7 to 18.


Club V1 App

A reminder that The Club V1 App on your phone includes notifications.

If you activate notifications on the App it is a handy way of being informed when the course is closed due to bad weather.

Once we input the message on the App all those who have activated notifications on the App will automatically receive an alert on their App.




Saturday, Sunday, Monday, 30, 31 October & 01 November. 13 hole Singles.

1.  Jason Barry (CH-12 / PH-8),            32 pts

2.  Rory Conlon (CH-17 / PH-12),         30 pts

3.  Billy Hayes (CH 21 / PH 14),            29 pts  (B9)

4.  Ollie Cullen (CH 9 / PH 6),               29 pts (B2)

5.  Sean Boland (CH 10 – PH 7),           29 pts (B9)


Two’s Club

1st.  Tom Hickey,

6th. Rory Conlon, Joe Greene, Richie Guilfoyle, Derek Kinahan, Rory MacEneaney, Liam O’Hara, Brendan Power, Richie Walsh,

10th. John Larkin,


Each ‘Two’ receives €20.20 credit in the Pro Shop.


The calculation of the playing handicap for last week-ends competition caused a little confusion among players.

The procedure for determining the playing handicap for last week-end’s 13 hole singles is:-

Using your Course Handicap, apply 95% to same (singles adjustment), and then amend by 13/18th to determine your playing handicap for that competition.


With the different format of competitions being used for the November Christmas Hamper series the formula for calculating your playing handicap will be highlighted in your weekly notes.


Saturday, 30 October.  Gent’s Cross-card.

1. Liam Barrett, Ollie Cullen, Dom Murphy, Tony Heuston,                          70 pts

2. Richie Phelan, Brian Keane, Dick Cogan, Noel Casey                                69 pts

3. Pat Hickey, Tony Butler, Rob Kearney, Seamus Rochford,                         68 pts

4. Pat Walshe, John Geoghegan, Mark Shortall. Pat Collins,                           67 pts (B6)

5. David Dooley, Murt Farragher, Sean Byrne, Brian Cullen,                          67 pts (B6)

6. Ollie O’Connor, Henk Van der Puil, Michael Kinchella, Reay Brandon       67 pts


Individual Cross-card League Table. Round 2.

1. Ollie Cullen               31

Richie Phelan           31

3. Tony Butler                30

4. Seamus Rochford     27

5. David Dooley            24

Henk Van der Puil     24

7. Dermot Doyle            23

Sean Byrne               23

9. Pat Walsh                 22

Rob Kearney             22

Willie Murphy            22


Senior Gents.

Thursday, 28 October.

Due to the heavy rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday there was no Seniors Golf.

This coming Thursday (4th) we will be playing Holes 1, 2 and 5 to 13 (11 Holes)



Following the completion of away outings for the year, the committee have asked members to participate in a survey as to the reasons for the decline in attendances during the year.

The survey was included with the weekly results e-mail circulated to members last week. If you have had difficulty opening the survey, you can receive a hard copy this Thursday when you register for the days golf.


Pro Shop Corner

There are still a couple of spots available this Friday, 05 November for anyone who would like to get fitted for the new Titleist, Vokey and Scotty Cameron ranges.


All fittings will take place in our new swing studio.


To book your appointment call the Pro-shop on 056 7761730.


Ladies Club Notes


Tuesday, 26 October. 18 Hole Stableford

1.          Mags Duggan (27),            38 pts

2.          Breege Martin (25),            36 pts

Gross:- Margaret Kiely (20),           17 pts

3.          Breda Comerford (31),       34 pts


Ladies Nine Hole Stableford

1.          Mary Browne (17),             19 pts

2.          Colette Hickey (18),           18 pts (B9)

3.          Adrienne Walsh (17),         18 pts (B9)


Senior Ladies

The Lady President’s Prize to the Senior Ladies Society, which was cancelled last Thursday due to the heavy rain, is rescheduled for this Thursday, 04 November.

Last weeks draw still applies.

We will be playing holes 7 to 18 (12 Holes).


Entry sheet for the Nine hole competition on Thursday, 11 November will be posted on the notice board this Thursday (04th).


Junior/Juvenile Club

As with all other competitions last week the Juvenile/Junior competition was cancelled.



Wednesday, 03 November

08.26-16.57   Members Casual Golf


Thursday, 04 November

08.10-09.10   Members Casual Golf (Holes 7-18)

09.20-11.00   Senior Ladies

10.11-13.30   Senior Gent’s

13.41-16.50   Members Casual Golf


Friday, 05 November

08.26-10.41   Members Casual Golf

10.50-13.05   Members/Visitors

13.14-16.50   Members Casual Golf


Saturday, 06 November

08.06-09.00   Members Casual Golf

09.09-10.48   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

Gent’s :- November Christmas Hamper Series. 13 Hole, Singles

Kindly Sponsored by Caulfields SuperValu & O’Brien’s Butchers, Loughboy

Ladies:- 13 hole Singles Stableford

10.57-14.11   Gent’s Saturday Cross-card Fourball Sign in by 12.30 for 1pm Shotgun Start

Please note the earlier start time of 1pm this Saturday.

14.20-16.44   Members Casual Golf


Sunday, 07 November

08.04-13.55   Ladies & Gent’s Competition

Gent’s :- November Christmas Hamper Series. 13 Hole, Singles

Kindly Sponsored by Caulfields SuperValu & O’Brien’s Butchers, Loughboy

Ladies:- 13 hole Singles Stableford

14.04-14.22   Ladies Nine Hole Competition

14.31-16.41   Members Casual Golf


Monday, 08 November

08.00-09.57   Members Casual Golf

10.06-12.30   Gent’s November Christmas Hamper Series. 13 Hole, Singles

Kindly Sponsored by Caulfields SuperValu & O’Brien’s Butchers, Loughboy

12.39-15.57   Members Casual Golf


Tuesday, 09 November

10.50-11.53 / 14.35-16.39

Members Casual Golf


08.44-10.41 / 12.02-14.17

Ladies Competitions to include 13 Hole, Nine Hole and Ladies into Golf Events.


Wednesday, 10 November

08.00-14.44   Members Casual Golf