Sunday, April 29, 2018

Update April 29th

COMPETITION RESULTS - An 18 hole Strokeplay competition took place on Sunday the 29th of April with first prize being the sought after "Voucher" for a years free membership. This year Cian Smith prevailed with a fine score of 62 nett, beating Brendan Gaffney into second with 65. Lorcan Egan won the prize for best gross score and Tom Kearney came third with 66 nett. Tom's business, "Quality Meats", which is based in the Wine Street car park in Sligo, was the sponsor of the competition. The club thanks Tom for his generous sponsorship.
The mens' 12 hole competition which took place on Thursday the 26th was won by Michael Simon with 27 points, just pipping Brendan Gaffney's 26 points. Gerry Carty took third place with 24 points.

FIXTURES - The coming week sees a lot of golf taking place on the course, with the men taking on Ballinamore in the "Connacht Seniors Tournament" on Wednesday the 2nd, the mens' 12 hole weekly competition taking place on Thursday as usual, followed by the "Crumlin Classic" competition taking place from Saturday the 5th to Monday the 7th. This will be played as a Threeball Rumble. Also on the Saturday of the same weekend, another of the mens' interclub teams, the "All Ireland Fourball" team, are playing Strandhill in the second round of this competition.

KING HARMON CUP - The epic that was the 2017 King Harmon Matchplay competition is coming near an end with news that the final pair left standing are Gerry O'Hara and Brendan Gaffney. The club wishes the best of luck to both gentlemen and urges them to play the final before the commencement of the 2018 competition!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Update April 22nd

Well done to the Boyle men who had a noteworthy 4-1 victory over Ballinamore in the first round of the All Ireland Fourball on Saturday the 21st. Congratulations most especially to Seamus Gallagher and Michael Gilmartin who pulled off a victory away from home in Ballinamore and also to Pat Conroy who stepped in at short notice to manage the team. The team members were Vincent Egan, Jimmy Dwyer, Padraig O'Connell, Michael Rush, Tom Kearney, Owen Garvin, Paddy Nangle, Paddy McLoughlin, Seamus Gallagher and Michael Gilmartin. The team will be meeting Strandhill in the next round on the 5th of May. Of note, Boyle take on Ballinamore again in a different tournament, the Connacht Seniors, on the 2nd of May.

A mens Scotch Foursomes strokeplay took place on Sunday the 22nd, won by Lorcan and Patrick Egan with a 59 nett, beating the 65.5 of  Michael Simon and Gerry O'Dowd in to second place. This competition was sponsored by Boyle based business, East Brothers Machinery.

Next Sunday the 29th sees the first big competition of the year, the "Voucher", which will be played as an 18 hole strokeplay competition. First prize for both Ladies and Gents is a free single membership for the year. Only fully paid up members are eligible to win, so if you haven't done so already , pay your membership this week to give yourself an opportunity of reclaiming it next Sunday. The club extends its gratitude to our member Tom Kearney whose business "Quality Meats", based in the Wine Street car park in Sligo, is sponsoring this competition.
The annual fundraiser for Our Ladys Childrens' Hospital, the "Crumlin Classic", will take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend. The mens' mid week competition takes place again on Thursday, increasing this week from 9 holes to 12.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Update April 16th

The mens' 9 hole competition played on Thursday 12/4/2018 was won by Brendan Gaffney , with Patrick Egan and Michael Rush taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. The competition was sponsored by Patrick Egan.
The annual outing took place on Saturday 11/4/2018 to St Margarets' Golf and Country Club in Dublin. Thanks are due to Gary Carty and Michael Rush who organised this trip. The overall winner on the day was President of the mens' club, Michael Simon. In second and third places were Charlie O'Donnell and Ross Andrew, with the ladies prize going to Joey Mullaney. Mary O'Hara had a notable double, winning both the "longest drive" and "nearest the pin" prizes.
An 18 hole Stableford was played on Sunday 15/04/2018, very kindly sponsored by Keating Amenity Solutions. David Purser had the winning score of 41 points , just edging out Frank Casserly on countback. The gross prize was taken by David Wynne and Tom Kearney was 3rd with 40 points.

On this coming Saturday, the 21st, the Boyle men take on Ballinamore in the second of their inter-club fixtures,  the All-Ireland Four Ball competition. This tournament replaced the well known Cecil Ewing Shield competition 2 years ago.
Next Sunday , the 22nd of April, sees a Scotch Foursomes competition for the men and the PGA Tankard competition for the ladies. We are very grateful to local Boyle business, East Brothers Machinery, for sponsoring the mens' Foursomes competition. The following Sunday, the 29th, sees the most notable competition of the year to date, the "Voucher". The first prize for this competition is a free single membership for the year, but only paid up members are eligible to win, so if you haven't paid up by that date you may be doing yourself out of a chance to win one of the best prizes of the golfing year.

The golf course will be closed from Monday to Thursday this week to enable the postponed verti-draining to take place.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Update April 9th

The mens competition on Sunday the 8th of April was an 18 hole Strokeplay kindly sponsored by Ireland's leading golf shop, Golfstyle, which is located in the Liosban Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway.
Gerry O'Hara was the runaway winner with a 62 nett, beating fellow Ballinafad man Peter Leydon into second place with a 68 nett. Charlie O'Donnell took the prize for best gross score and Frank Casserly was third with 69 nett.

The Easter weekend Shambles fundraiser was won by the team of Paul Connolly, Patrick Egan, Conor Hamill and Moira Egan with 117 points.Second place went to Ted Hester, Frank Casserley, Lewis Shaw and Jim Callery with 112 points, and the Ladies Prize went to the team of Mary O’Hara, Joey Mullaney, Carmel Mc Garry and Carmel Conlon with 96 points. 

The first of the mens' weekly Thursday night competitions took place on the 5th of April. The winner's bottle of brandy found a home in Deerpark with Charlie O'Donnell in what has been a productive week for him.

Upcoming competitions
Sunday the 15th sees the second of the new initiative of sponsored Sunday competitions for the men, this one being kindly funded by Keating Amenity Solutions.
A ladies' 18 hole stableford competition takes place the same day.The PGA Tankard competitions take place the following Sunday, the 22nd of April. In the second of this years inter-club competitions, the mens' club are hosting Ballinamore in the first round of the All-Ireland Fourball Competition on Saturday the 21st.

The course will be closed for a few days from this Tuesday while verti-draining takes place on all the greens and on some areas of cattle damage.

The club wishes our member Lewis Shaw all the best in his year as captain of the Shepherd's Crook Golf Society.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Update 2nd April

The competition that took place over the Easter weekend was an 18 hole Shambles team event and was played as a fundraiser for the club. Results to follow next week.
This Thursday, the 5th of April, is an important day in the golfing world with the US Masters teeing off in Augusta and the mens' weekly Thursday competitions commencing in Knockadoobrusna. For any member that wishes to sponsor one, please put your name on the sponsors list in the clubhouse.
The competition for next Sunday the 8th of April sees a change from the fixture card in that it will be an 18 hole Stroke instead of a Stableford. In a new departure for competitions in the club, it will the first of a new series of sponsored Sunday competitions. This one will be sponsored by the west of Ireland's number one golf shop, GolfStyle, who are based in the Liosban Business Park just off the Tuam Road in Galway. We are very grateful to GolfStyle for sponsoring the first of these competitions.

The club outing to St Margaret's on the 14th of April is attracting great interest with approximately 20 people signed up. There are still a few places left so please make contact in the next few days if you intend going.

Hard luck to the men's team who lost out narrowly to Ballaghaderreen in the Connacht 9 hole clubs' championship on Easter Saturday.

The verti-draining that was scheduled to take place on the greens this week has been postponed until weather conditions are more suitable.