Monday, March 11, 2019

Update 12th March

FIXTURES - The mens' competition scheduled for Sunday the 10th of March had to be cancelled due to adverse weather conditions and the risk of damaging the playing surfaces of the greens. An 18 hole Stableford is scheduled for the men on Sunday the 17th of March, St Patrick's Day. The following Sunday sees the Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup, played in fourball betterball format. Online booking is now available for both competitions. The Holmpatrick Cup is a charitable fundraiser for the National Council for the Blind and gives the opportunity for the winning pair to progress to County, Provincial and All-Ireland finals, with the national winners receiving an all expenses paid 3 day trip to St Andrews in Scotland. The competition is in existence since 1932.

"GET INTO GOLF" LADIES PROGRAMME - A Ladies' Beginner Golf Programme is starting on April 10th for 8 weeks, cost €50. This is a wonderful opportunity for any lady who would like to try golf, or return to it after a period away, to get a taste of what it's all about. It includes 4 lessons with a pro and opportunities to play and socialise with current members of the golf club. Equipment will be provided. Introduction evening on Wed April 3rd at 7pm. All are welcome and please bring a friend! For further information contact Aisling @ 087 2029064, or the golf club facebook page boylegolfclub.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Update 14th January


RESULTS – Brendan Gaffney and Jim Mooney were the winners of the foursomes competition held on Sunday the 13th of January. Lorcan Egan and Mark Whelan claimed second place.
An 18 hole stableford was held on Sunday the 6th of January and was won by Tommy King with a great score of 41 points, with David Wynne’s 38 points taking 2nd, and Michael Rush coming in 3rd with 38 points.Gary Carty took the prize for best gross score.
 
FIXTURES - The mens’ competition this coming Sunday ( the 20th) is a Fourball Betterball.
 
CLUB DRAW – Recent winners in the monthly club draw are as follows : October – 1st – Jim Mooney, 2nd Ted Hester, 3rd Martin Higgins. November – 1st Peggy Feely, 2nd Margaret Egan, 3rd Seamus and Marie Gallagher , December –  1st Pat Conroy, 2nd Denis and Mary O’Donnell, 3rd – Margaret Egan. 1st prize is 70 euro, 2nd and 3rd are 40 each.
 
NEW RULES – There are a number of new golf rules in place internationally since New Years Day. These rule changes were first proposed and publicised a few years ago so members may be aware of some of them, but the changes are quite extensive and we anticipate several people will unwittingly fall foul of them on occasion throughout the year. To minimise any problems for local players, Boyle member Jim Mooney , who is both a respected GUI tournament referee and Boyle member, was requested by the mens’ committee to do a presentation on the new rules for members of the club. He has very kindly agreed to do this in the clubhouse on Thursday the 17th of January at 8 pm. This is open to all members of the club to attend, men and ladies. We strongly advise members to attend to help reduce the chances of being on the wrong end of the new rules during 2019.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Update 6th January 2019


RESULTS- The clubs' Christmas scramble was a great success both in terms of turnout and enjoyment levels. It was played on the 27th of December and the winning team on the day comprised of Terry Canning, John Joe Carty and Jim Callery. In second was the team of Aisling Gaughran, Lorcan Egan and Seamus Gallagher. Third place went to Killian Egan, Gary Carty and Cillian Conboy.
Patrick Egan's 40 points sufficed to win the final competition of 2018, an 18 hole stableford played on Sunday the 30th of December. Paul Connolly had 39 points for 2nd place and prodigal son Willie Tiernan made a very welcome return to the winners enclosure in Boyle Golf Club with 36 points. Gerry Carty claimed the prize for best gross score.
An 18 hole stableford was held on Sunday the 6th of January and was won by Tommy King with a great score of 41 points, with David Wynne's 38 points taking 2nd, beating Gary Carty on countback. 

NEW RULES - 2019 sees the adoption of some very significant rules changes in the game of golf, which will affect multiple facets of the game including the correct manner to drop a ball, the time allocated to search for a lost ball, the ability to now leave a flagstick in the hole when putting, among many others. The overall aim of these rules was to both simplify the game and to speed up play, but given the scale of the changes it is inevitable that people will incur penalties during 2019 for unwitting breaches of the rules. Boyle member Jim Mooney , who is a respected GUI tournament referee , was requested by the mens' committee to do a presentation on the new rules for members of the club. He has very kindly agreed to do this in the clubhouse on Thursday the 17th of January at 8 pm. This is open to all members of the club to attend, men and ladies. We strongly advise members to attend to help reduce the chances of being on the wrong end of the new rules during 2019.