Sunday, April 28, 2019

Update April 28th

The feeling around the club this week is one of great sorrow, we have been left bereft by the loss of one of our finest members, Sandra McCrann. Sandra was a former committee member and Lady Captain of the club, and was the co-author of the book produced to commemorate Boyle Golf Club's centenary in 2011. She also gave of her time to the club in many other ways, including helping out with both events in the clubhouse and maintenance on the course. However, none of this quite touches on the most important thing Sandra brought to the club, which was Sandra herself. Her easy-going, selfless, inclusive and generous nature were what set Sandra apart - from small acts such as her welcome and support for new members of our club to such significant ones as acting as carer for loved ones who needed her help. Our deepest and most sincere sympathies to Tom, Brian, Jake, Niall, and also Meg, on their tragic loss.

The course was closed on Sunday the 28th of April as a mark of respect to Sandra, so the annual "Voucher" competition has been rescheduled for next Sunday, the 5th of May.

The "Fourball Shambles" competition held over the Easter weekend was won by the team of Michael Reid, Michael Simon, Gerry Carty and Gerry O'Dowd with 117 points. In second place were Jim Mooney, Charlie O'Donnell, Ross Andrew and Terry Canning on 115 and third prize was claimed by the 114 points of Pat Conroy, Tom Kearney, Michael Rush and Michael Gilmartin.

It was a tough week for the Boyle men in interclub matches. First up on the Bank Holiday Monday was a match in the "Connacht 9 Hole Clubs " tournament versus Ballyhaunis. Despite Lorcan Egan claiming a fine singles win away in Ballyhaunis, the club had a narrow 4-3 defeat overall.

Next up was a match on Saturday in the "All Ireland Fourball" versus neighbours Carrick On Shannon. Mark Whelan and Shane Loftus pulled off the difficult task of an away foursomes win in their match in Carrick On Shannon but Boyle lost overall.
Our Seniors will undoubtedly be in the underdog role when they take on Co Sligo Golf Club this coming Wednesday, but they are a bunch well capable of causing an upset! Good luck to all participating in the match.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Update April 21st

RESULTS - The Thursday’s 9 hole stableford played on the 11th of April was won by a man who has been staging a recovery that Tiger Woods would be proud of; Ross Andrew, with 22 points. 2nd was Owen Garvin with 18 points and 3rd went to Gerry O’Hara.
The winner of the Thursday competition on the 18th was our hard working treasurer, Paul Connolly , with 21 points, 2nd and third respectively went David Purser and Sean Heslin , both on 19 points.

FIXTURES - This coming Sunday the 28th is the date for the mucn anticipated annual “Voucher” competition, with first prize being a years free single adult membership. Only paid up members are eligible to win, so get your subs in for what is generally the most financially valuable prize of the golfing year. The membership fees for the year are available on under "rates". Those wishing to pay online can pay to the club account at Bank Of Ireland, Boyle with the following IBAN - IE59BOFI90532822439700, just use your name as the "reference".

INTERCLUBS - Good luck to all those representing the mens' section in interclub matches this week in the All Ireland Fourball  and Connacht  9 hole clubs tournaments.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Update April 8th

RESULTS - The 18 hole stableford played on Sunday the 7th of April had a clear winner with Terry Canning's 38 points. Second place went to Ross Andrew with 35, Lorcan Egan won the prize for best gross score and Michael Simon came 3rd. This was the first of the year's Golfer of the Year competitions so well done to all the above for getting their campaign off to a good start.
The first of this year's Thursday evening competitions went to Tommy King who had 21 points for his 9 holes. Lorcan Egan and Brendan Gaffney came 2nd and 3rd respectively. We are still seeking members to sponsor Thursday competitions, please put your name on the list on the noticeboard in the clubhouse.

FIXTURES - Mens' competitions for the coming week include the Thursday 9 hole stableford and another 18 hole stableford next Sunday , the 18th of April.

LADIES "GET INTO GOLF" - The ladies section hosted a very successful information evening this week for their upcoming "Get into Golf " programme. The programme consists of 8 weeks of group classes with a professional golfer at the very keen rate of 50 euro, commencing this Wednesday, the 10th of April. For further information contact Aisling at 0872029064 or via the clubs Facebook page "boylegolfclub".

SEAN YOUNG R.I.P - Although the first sport that came to mind when Sean Young's name was mentioned was unquestionably Gaelic Football, he was also a golfer of considerable ability, having played off a single figure handicap for many decades in Boyle, winning both Captains and Presidents Prizes along the way. He was a popular and valued member of our club and we wish to express our sincere condolences to the Young family on their bereavement.