Sunday, June 24, 2018

Update 25th June


RESULTS - Lorcan Egan was the winer of the mens' midweek 12 hole stableford competition held on Thursday 21/6 with a score of 26 points. Patrick Egan and Paul Connolly took 2nd and 3rd place with 24 and 22 points respectively.. The 18 hole strokeplay competition that took place on Sunday the 24th was sponsored by mens' president Michael Simon's business Cleansave, for which the club extends its gratitude to Michael. This competition was won by Gerry O'Hara's fantastic 61 nett, which was a full 5 shots clear of second placed Seamus Gallagher's 66. Seamus edged out third placed Frank Casserley's 66 on countback and Niall Sweeney claimed the prize for best gross score. 

FIXTURES - Upcoming competitions for this week include the usual mens' midweek 12 hole stableford competition on Thursday and a fundraiser competition for the Boyle Horse and Summer Show this coming Saturday the 30th of June. The show is chaired by club member Fiona Keenan. The format of the fundraiser will be an 18 hole stableford. Next Sunday the 1st of July sees an 18 hole stableford competition sponsored by Boyle business Frank Geelan Trophies. The club thanks Frank for sponsoring this competition and his ongoing sponsorship over the years.

OPEN WEEK - One of the main events of the golfing year in Boyle starts next week when our "Open Week" tees off with 9 hole strokeplay competitions on the Monday for ladies and gents, followed by "Ladies Day" on the Tuesday with an 18 hole stableford competition for the ladies and a 9 hole stableford for the men taking place. Wednesday sees the ever popular Mixed Foursomes Competition. There are also ladies and gents 9 hole stableford competitions on that Wednesday. On Thursday there will be an 18 hole strokeplay competition for the men and a 9 hole stableford for the ladies, whilst the final competition of the week will be an 18 hole "3 ball Scramble" on the Friday.
Provisionally, we are planning to host a presentation of prizes and barbeque night on that Friday and to catch up with some much overdue instalments of our monthly draw!



Sunday, June 17, 2018

Update 18th June


RESULTS - In the mens' mid week 12 hole Stableford held on Thursday the 14th of June, Brendan Gaffney emerged as the winner with 29 points, edging out the 28 points had by Padraig O'Connell. Conor Hamill took 3rd place with 27 points. The "Twos Club" money was split between Michael Gilmartin and Terry Canning.

FIXTURES - An 18 hole Strokeplay competition will take place for the men next Sunday the 24th of June, with the women competing in the "Australian Spoons" competition. A fundraising competition takes place on Saturday the 30th of June with the proceeds going to the Boyle Horse and Summer Show. Also occurring that weekend on Sunday the 1st of July is an 18 hole Stableford competition for the men, for which "Golfer of the Year" ranking points will be available.

OPEN WEEK - Our "Open Week" is taking place this year from Monday the 2nd of July to Friday the 6th with competitions on each of the days, open to both members and visitors. The week commences with 9 hole Strokeplay competitions on the Monday for ladies and gents, followed by "Ladies Day" on the Tuesday with an 18 hole Stableford competition for the ladies and a 9 hole Stableford for the men taking place. Wednesday sees the ever popular Mixed Foursomes Competition. There are also ladies and gents 9 hole Stableford competitions on that Wednesday. On Thursday there will be an 18 hole Strokeplay competition for the men and a 9 hole Stableford for the ladies, whilst the final competition of the week will be an 18 hole "3 ball Scramble" on the Friday.
Provisionally, we are planning to host a presentation of prizes and barbeque night on that Friday and to catch up with some much overdue instalments of our monthly draw!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Update 11th June



PRESIDENTS PRIZE - Well done to club stalwart Jimmy Dwyer who is the winner of the Presidents Prize for 2018. Jimmy had a great finish to win, chipping put of a sand bunker beside the final play-off hole to leave his ball within 6 inches of the pin. The presentation of prizes took place in the clubhouse shortly after the conclusion of the play-off. President for 2018 Michael Simon thanked the many club volunteers who contributed in various ways to the day.
The results were as follows - 1st Jimmy Dwyer, 2nd Terry Canning, 27 gross Gary Carty, 3rd Paddy McLoughlin, 18 nett Michael Bannon, Senior prize Pat Conroy, Past president Charlie O'Donnell, Category 0-13 Martin Wynne, Category 14-19 - Shane Loftus, Category 20-28 Gerry O'Hara , First Nine Ross Andrew, Second Nine Lorcan Egan, Third Nine Vincent Egan.
In the Presidents prize to the ladies, the prize-winners were as follows - 1st Regina McLoughlin, 2nd Mary O'Hara, Ladies Gross Tish Perry, Ladies 3rd Moira Egan.

KING HARMON CUP - Congratulations to Brendan Gaffney who is the winner of the 2017 King Harmon Cup, edging out Gerry O'Hara in the final this weekend.

COURSE WORKS - Well done to all the volunteers who turned out for our "Divot Day" this Saturday who performed sterling work in repairing divot marks on all the fairways. Players may notice that the grass is slightly longer on the greens than usual, this is a deliberate decision by the course committee to protect the playing surfaces from scorching in the recent dry weather.

FIXTURES - Next Sunday, the 17th of June sees a Fourball Betterball competition for the men with the ladies competing for the Warren Cup. On the following weekend the men play an 18 hole Stroke whilst the ladies play in the exotically titled "Australian Spoons" competition.

CONDOLENCES - The club bade farewell this week to Jimmy Doyle. Jimmy was a past Captain, President and Treasurer of Boyle Golf Club and was held in high regard within the club. Jimmy was known for several things, including his love of a competitive fourball, spinning yarns, and most famously his ability to cut a dash in the tailoring department. He was greatly missed by his fellow golfers when he had to stop playing due to illness a few years ago. The club extends its sincere condolences to Pauline and family.

We also wish to offer our condolences to Michael, Bridie and all the McHale family on the recent passing of Deirdre McHale.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Update 4th June


RESULTS - At the time of writing the club's Bank Holiday Scramble was taking place, results will be published next week. The mens' Thursday 12 hole Stableford played on the 31st of May was won by Ross Andrew with a fine score of 30 points, Eamonn Perry was second with 28 points.

INTERCLUB - We wish the very best of luck to our Mixed Foursomes team who take on Strandhill Golf Club this week in the second round of the Irish Mixed Foursomes Tournament.

UPCOMING - Michael Simon is the President of the mens' section this year and his big day takes place next Sunday the 10th of June in the second of this years "majors". The Presidents Prize is played as an 18 hole Strokeplay competition in the first part of the days action, with the best scores of the day invited back for a 9 hole play-off later in the evening. The presentation takes place in the clubhouse directly after the conclusion of the play-off. Online booking is essential for this competition. 
As part of the Presidents Prize weekend, there is a social 9 hole Scramble on the evening of Friday the 8th of June which is open to all members of the club. There is no need to arrange partners or teams for the scramble, just turn up before 18.30 to have your name in for the 18.45 draw.

JUNIOR GOLF - Junior golf continues this Wednesday the 6th of June at 6 pm. All children 8 years of age or older and interested in learning the basics of the game are welcome. All equipment will be provided.

MEMBERSHIP - Please check our website www.boylegolfclub.com for details of our competitive membership rates, including greatly reduced rates for those taking up the game for the first time.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Update 28th May


RESULTS - The mens Thursday 12 hole Stableford played on the 24th of May was won by Vincent Egan with a score of 27 points, just edging out Michael Gilmartin and Lewis Shaw who both had 26 points. A fundraising competition for Boyle Courthouse was played on Saturday the 26th and was won by Niall Kearney with 38 points. Second place went to Paul Connolly who also had 38 points, Brendan Gaffney took the best gross score prize and Pat Conroy came third. The Bart Moran Cup, sponsored by Aidan Ray Menswear, was played on Sunday the 27th of May and was won by Gerry O'Dowd, who continued a run of form with a great score of 63 nett. Second prize went to Michael Simon with 68 nett, beating Vincent Egan on count-back. Charlie O'Donnell  claimed the prize for best gross score. The ladies competition on the same day was for the Dr Niamh Nangle Cup, which was won this year by Moira Egan, with Claire Cryan coming second.

INTERCLUB - Congratulations to Tish Perry's Mixed Foursomes team who had a good win against Castle Dargan in the first round of the Irish Mixed Foursomes Competition and we wish them all the best in the next round against Strandhill.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS - On the 10th of June, the Presidents Prize to the men takes place, the format being an 18 hole Strokeplay, with the players with the best scores taking part in a 9 hole play-off later the same evening. The competition planned for next weekend was to be a mixed foursomes competition for the  Boyle Motor Works Cup, but at the time of writing it appeared that this competition may have to be postponed. If this is the case, details of any replacement competition will be posted on the clubs Facebook page and website during the week.

JUNIOR GOLF - The club's Junior Golf programme kicks off for the year this coming Wednesday the 30th of May at 6pm. This is open to all boys and girls from 8 years upwards interested in learning the basic skills of the game. There is no need to bring any golf equipment, everything necessary will be provided.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Update May 20th

RESULTS - The PGA Tankard 18 hole Stableford competition played on Sunday the 20th was won by Gerry O'Dowd  with a great score of 42 points. Terry Canning continues a recent run of form taking second place with 37 points, just beating Pat Conroy's 36 into third. Patrick Egan claimed the gross prize. This competition was sponsored by Jonathan Egan.

INTERCLUBS  - Hard luck to the mens' interclub teams who exited from the Connacht Seniors' and All Ireland Fourball competitions this week. Next up on the interclub scene is Boyle versus Castle Dargan this coming Wednesday in the Irish Mixed Foursomes tournament.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS - Next weekend is another busy one in the club, with the Courthouse Fundraiser being played on Saturday the 26th of May. The format has changed this year to an 18 hole Stableford, i.e it is being played as a singles event, not a team one. This competition aims to raise money for the ongoing works in the old courthouse in Boyle, which is being re-developed by a committee of local volunteers. It will serve as the permanent home for the "Boyle Model Railway".
On Sunday the 27th the annual Bart Moran Trophy competition takes place, sponsored this year by Gerard Sheerin of Aidan Ray menswear, Patrick Street, Boyle. The club thanks Gerard for his support and asks all members to support our sponsors.
The following weekend sees the Boyle Motor Works Cup Mixed Foursomes competition take place, followed by the President's Prize for the men on Sunday the 10th of June.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Update 14th May


RESULTS - The Committee Cup was held over the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May, the format being 18 hole strokeplay for men and women with a 9 hole play off taking place on the Sunday evening for the select few who scored well in the first 18. It was great to see some new faces, well done especially to Iosif and Valentin who played in their first "major". This competition was sponsored by our good friends from Golfstyle golf shop, who are based in the Liosban Industrial Estate just off the Tuam Road in Galway city. We are very grateful for their sponsorship and encourage our members to pay them a visit when in Galway.
This years Committee Cup winner overall winner was Terry Canning, with a great score of 98.5 nett for the 27 holes. Sean Heslin took second place for the men and second for the ladies went to Tish Perry. The gross prizes went to Lorcan Egan for the men and Mary O'Hara for the women. The mens' and ladies' 3rd prizes went to Frank Casserley and Sandra McCrann with the overall 18 nett claimed by Paul Connolly. Category prizes went to Charlie O 'Donnell for the 0-15 category, the 16-22 prize to Seamus Gallagher, and Claire Cryan taking the 23-36 category. The  past winners category was won by Cian Smith and the prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd nines went to Vincent Egan, Liam Mullaney and Patrick Egan respectively. 
The Committee Cup scramble took place on Friday the 11th, the winners being the team of Brendan Gaffney, Conor Hamill and Seamus Gallagher. The mens' mid week 12 hole stableford competition played on Thursday the 10th saw those in 1st,2nd and 3rd place all having 26 points , separated only on countback. Ross Andrew was the winner, followed by Lorcan Egan and Michael Gilmartin.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS -Next Sunday sees the mens' PGA Tankard 18 hole stableford and also the mens' Presidents Prize to the ladies. On the following weekend the men play for the Bart Moran Cup, sponsored this year by Gerard Sheerin of Aidan Ray menswear in Boyle, for which we are very grateful.

INTERCLUBS - We are currently in the busiest part of the season for interclub matches, with 2 more mens teams representing the club in different tournaments and one of the ladies teams. On Wednesday, Eamonn Perry's Seniors team are playing against Strandhill and on Saturday Pat Conroy's All Ireland Fourball team take on Castle Dargan. 

HANDICAP RULE CHANGES - The Connacht Coucil of the GUI recently passed a rule regarding cards not being returned by players participating in qualifying competitions. The practice up to now is that these players were automatically awarded 0.1 of a shot back for handicapping purposes, but this will no longer be the case. The mens' committee encourages all players to return their cards in qualifying competitions from now on to ensure that the integrity of our handicapping system is preserved.