Monday, May 20, 2024

Update 20th May

 KING HARMON MATCHPLAY COMPETITION- The draw for this competition has now been made and for the first time in several years it is back to its traditional format of straight knockout one on one matches from start to finish. There are a few names in for a preliminary round to be completed by the 3rd of June - Jason Beirne vs Pat Conroy, Liam Whyte vs Killian Egan, Pat Brogan vs Padraic O'Connell, and Paul Connolly vs Owen Garvin.

INTERCLUBS - Well done to Michael Simon's Seniors team who had a great win against Co Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point) during the week. Kevin O'Connor and Pat Conroy had a good win in Boyle. Michael McHale and Liam Whyte suffered some bad luck in a narrow loss in Boyle, but there was a chunk of light when we heard that Charlie O'Donnell had secured a tight half in their match in the Point and later there was genuine delight when we heard that Michael Simon and Martin Sweeney had secured a vital away win in Rosses Point, thus securing the overall result for Boyle and progressing to round 2.

Hard luck to our Pierce Purcell team who lost to a strong Strandhill team at the weekend.

Our next interclub matches will be the Senior's team in round 2 of the Fred Perry Cup and our Mixed Foursomes team in their first round in mid June.

FIXTURES - Next weekends competition for the men is the Bart Moran Cup and there will be a Fourball Betterball played over the June Bank Holiday weekend. The big competition in June for the men is of course the Presidents Prize on Sunday the 23rd. The men's Thursday evening competition continues as a 12 hole Stableford.

GOLF LESSONS - The ladies Get into Golf groups continue from 5.30 to 8.30 for the next few Wednesdays and Junior Golf is ongoing with a slightly extended time of 10.30-12 for the next few Saturdays.

Monday, April 15, 2024

Update 15th April

 BEGINNER LADIES AND CHILDRENS LESSONS - As the golf season is now underway our programmes of lessons for the above groups recommence this week, with the new beginner ladies starting this Wednesday coming. Members are advised that this group will be on the course every Wednesday for the next 8 weeks between 17.30 and 19.30 and to make the necessary allowances. The children's golf programme starts next Saturday and will take place between 10.30-11.30 for the next 6 weeks. The 8th and 9th holes will be closed for this hour, members are asked to take this in to consideration if they are planning to play on Saturday mornings.


MENS FIXTURES - Next weekend competition for the men will be an 18 hole stableford, playable on Saturday or Sunday. The most notable upcoming fixture is the "Voucher" competition which will be later on the following Sunday, the 28th with the first prize being a free single membership for the year. To be eligible to win this, your membership must be "in good standing" i.e paid in full if paying annually or direct debits fully up to date if paying by this method.


MENS THURSDAYS COMPETITIONS - The men's Thursday competitions have now recommenced and will be played as a 9 hole competition for the next few weeks and will extend to a 12 hole in a few weeks when light allows ( the intention is that a competitor should be able to tee off at 6pm and still comfortably complete their round).


CASHLESS - This is just a reminder that the club now has credit card facilities for competition entries, membership payments and bar purchases. If paying for a competition, please print a receipt and write your name on it before putting it in an envelope in the box.


MEMBERSHIP FEES -  Membership fees are now due.  A full list of the fees and payment arrangements are available on boylegolfclub.com.

If paying by bank transfer, our IBAN is IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700 , please put your name in the narrative so we know who has paid.


Sunday, March 3, 2024

 SPRING LEAGUE  - Well done to Lee McKillen and Noel McKenna, winners of the 2024  Spring League. Susan O'Mahoney and Mary O' Hara came in 2nd and the 3rd place spot was taken by  Mark Whelan and Paul Brown.

 CAPTAINS DRIVE IN - Next Sunday sees the official start of the golfing year in the club, the "Captains Drive-In". The Mens' Captain this year is Mark Whelan and Aisling Gaughran is the Lady Captain. Please come along to show your support for Mark and Aisling even if you cannot play on the day. The competition format will be the usual one of a 9 hole Scramble, with names to be in for a draw for teams at 12.30, with shotgun start at 1 pm.

 MEMBERSHIP FEES -  Membership fees are now due.  A full list of the fees and payment arrangements are available on boylegolfclub.com.

If paying by bank transfer, our IBAN is IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700 , please put your name in the narrative so we know who has paid.

 CONDOLENCES - Sincere condolences to our former Treasurer Michael Gilmartin on the death of his mother Ann.

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Update 12th February

 FIXTURES - The Spring League is well and truly underway with the 2nd round ( in "Shambles" format) being played at the time of writing.

The winning team for Round 1  was the pairing of Susan O'Mahoney and Mary O' Hara followed in second place by Moira Egan and Tish Perry. Lee McKillen and Noel McKenna salvaged something from Round 1 for the men of the club by coming third.

Round 3 takes place from the 17th to the 25th in Betterball format. If your Team are unable to complete any round due to other commitments that round can still be played before the 25th of February.

 

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN - The Captains Drive In marks the official start of the golfing year in the club. This years event will take place on Sunday the 10th of March. Please come along to show your support for this year's office-holders - Mens' Captain Mark Whelan and Lady Captain Aisling Gaughran.

 

MEMBERSHIP FEES -  Membership fees are now due.  A full list of the fees and payment arrangements are available on boylegolfclub.com.

 

If paying by bank transfer, our IBAN is IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700 , please put your name in the narrative so we know who has paid.

 

JUNIOR GOLF -Our Junior Golf programme ( including professional lessons) restarts in the club in mid April. We will be releasing full details in a few weeks including registration

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Update 15th January

 9 HOLE COMPETITION 1st to 7th January- 1st Mark Whelan 20 points, 2nd Mark Feehan 19 (placed ahead of Lochlainn Conboy on countback).

KING HARMON - Next Sunday the 21st will hopefully be the day for the deciding match of the 2023 King Harmon Cup. Lorcan Egan and Terry Canning are the final pairing, both having made it through several rounds of "knockout" golf.

MENS CAPTAIN - The club expresses its best wishes to Mark Whelan who will be Men's Captain for 2024.

CONDOLENCES - The club expresses its sincere condolences to the family and many friends of the late Michael Costello who was a member for several decades. Michael, who was still playing in his Sunday Fourball well into his 80s, was renowned for his friendly and courteous manner to all he encountered in the club and will be greatly missed.

MEMBERSHIP FEES -  Membership fees are now due.  A full list of the fees and payment arrangements available now on boylegolfclub.com.

If paying by bank transfer, our IBAN is IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700, please put your name in the narrative so we know who has paid.


Sunday, May 21, 2023

Update 22nd May

INTERCLUBS -  Hard luck to Aisling Gaughran's Challenge Cup team who were beaten by Strokestown on Friday the 12th. Most of this team had little or no interclub match experience before and they acquitted themselves very respectably, with one game won at home, another halved and one opponent brought to the 18th in Strokestown. The team were: Michelle Quinn and Therese O'Daly at home in Boyle and Catherine Roddy, Kathleen Candon, and Fiona Keenan away in Strokestown. We wish the best of luck to Strokestown in the next round.

Next up are our Seniors' Team, captained by Michael Simon who are taking on Enniscrone Golf Club in the Fred Perry Cup next Friday the 26th.


FIXTURES -  The new date for the Committee Cup will be announced soon. The men's mid-week competition continues every Thursday.

Next weekend, on the 27th and 28th, the men will compete for the Bart Moran Cup.


JUNIOR GOLF - Just a reminder that our Junior Lessons are continuing for the next few weeks. The 8th and 9th holes will be closed from 12-1 on the Saturdays that the lessons are taking place so please ensure you have played through the 8th tee by 12 noon if playing on a Saturday morning.


INDIVIDUAL GOLF LESSONS - Golf professional Enda Murphy will be available for the next few Saturdays directly after the Junior Lessons at 1pm for individual lessons if anyone wishes to book one. He can be contacted at (085) 273 3730


LADIES "IMPROVERS" - This group continues on Wednesday evenings.


RESULTS - Mens 9 hole Thursday competitions - 4/5/23 1st Brendan Gaffney, 2nd Martin Sweeney, 3rd Pat Conroy. Brendan Gaffney won the 2s club.

11/5/23 1st Lochlainn Conboy 22 points, 2nd Michael O'Dowd 20, 3rd Pat Conroy 19. The 2s club was split between Dessie Murphy and Lochlainn Conboy.


PGA Tankard 18 hole Stableford 13th and 14th May - 1st Michael Simon 37 points,2nd Charlie O'Donnell 36, Gross Lee McKillen, 3rd Paddy McLoughlin 36.


Monday, May 8, 2023

Update 8th May

 VOUCHER - Well done to Jonathan Egan who won this years voucher competition for a "free sub" with a net 63. Lee McKillen also had a nett 63, and just lost out on countback. Lee played the course in 4 over par gross on the day. 

Charlie O'Donnell claimed the gross and Michael Reid was 3rd.


BANK HOLIDAY RUMBLE - 1st Michael McHale, Lochlainn Conboy, Jason Beirne 87 points 2nd Lee McKillen, Noel McKenna, Dessie Murphy 87 3rd Michael Simon , Jim Callery, Michael Reid 86


INTERCLUBS - Hard luck to Shane O'Dowd's Pierce Purcell Tournament team who had an away loss to Strokestown on 7/5/23. Next up from the club on the interclub front are Aisling Gaughran's Challenge Cup team also against Strokestown this coming Friday the 12th. Also in action soon are our teams in the 2nd round of the 9-hole clubs competition and our Seniors team in the Fred Perry Cup.


FIXTURES - Next weekend's competition for the men is the 18 hole Stableford PGA Tankard. The new date for the Committee Cup will be announced soon. The Mens mid week competition continues every Thursday.


JUNIOR GOLF - Just a reminder that our Junior Lessons are continuing for the next few weeks. The 8th and 9th holes will be closed from 12-1 on the Saturdays that the lessons are taking place so please ensure you have played through the 8th tee by 12 noon if playing on a Saturday morning.


INDIVIDUAL GOLF LESSONS - Golf professional Enda Murphy will be available for the next few Saturdays directly after the Junior Lessons at 1pm for individual lessons if anyone wishes to book one. He can be contacted on (085) 273 3730


LADIES "IMPROVERS" - This group continues on Wednesday evenings.


RESULTS - Mens 9 hole Thursday competitions - 27/4/23 1st Michael McHale 19 points, 2nd Jonathan Egan 18, 3rd Noel McKenna 16. No 2s club winner.


CONDOLENCES - The club expresses it's  condolences to Mark Feehan on the death of his father Nicholas.