Monday, March 25, 2019

Update 25th March

RESULTS - Congratulations to Ross Andrew and Paddy McLoughlin who won the Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup competition and go forward to represent the club in the next round. Ross and Paddy had 45 points, beating Darragh Loftus and Joe Hussey into 2nd place with 44 points. 3rd place went to Terry Bright and Owen Garvin, also with 44 points.

FIXTURES - In a change to the fixture list, next Sundays competition will not be the Fourball Shambles indicated on the fixture list and will be announced during the week. The following week sees 2 noteworthy events for the men; the first of our ever popular Thursday evening 9 hole competitions takes place on the 4th of April, followed by our first "Golfer of the Year" competition, an 18 hole stableford on Sunday the 7th of April.

WHATSAPP GROUP - The mens' WhatsApp group has been relaunched. It is open to all paid-up adult male members of the club, the primary purpose of it being to assist members in finding playing partners, especially new members. For anyone interested who is not already linked in to the group, please text your name and number to 086 6090954.

"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 at 087 2029064, or the golf club facebook page boylegolfclub.

HARRY WYNNE - It was sad news for Boyle Golf Club when word came through of Harry Wynne's death. Harry had been an active playing member of the club for over half a century and had served the club faithfully in many roles including as Captain in 1985 and President in 1995. He had also featured on the "roll of honour" having won a Presidents Prize in 1986 and had captained and played on inter-club teams. Harry had two qualities which immediately struck people who met him ,which were his unfailing courtesy to others and his very definite sense of style. The Wynne family have contributed much to Boyle Golf Club over the years with Harry's late brother Tom succeeding him as Captain in 1986, and Harry's wife Marie having also served both as Lady Captain and Lady President. The club wishes to express our sincere condolences to all the Wynne family .

JAMES COOKE - James Cooke was the other thorough gentleman lost to us in recent weeks. James was also a past Captain of Boyle Golf Club (2010) and former inter-club player. He was heavily involved in committee work during his years as a member, where his personal qualities of being hard-working , soft spoken, and level headed were held in the highest regard. James was a family man and as such was fortunate that his sons shared his interest in the game and a Sunday morning fourball of Cookes became a regular sight at the club. We know that James missed involvement with the club in recent years and we were saddened by news of his far too premature passing. We also wish to express our sympathies to the Cooke family at this difficult time.

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