Sunday, September 29, 2019

Update 29th September

RESULTS - An 18 hole Stableford was played on Sunday the 29th of September, results to follow. It is expected the results of this competition will decide the mens’ “Golfer of the Year” title for 2019 so they will be highly anticipated.

FIXTURES - The first 3 mens’ Sunday competitions in October will be qualifiers for the latter rounds of the King Harmon matchplay trophy. The qualifiers will be played in 18 hole Stableford format. Mark Whelan is the defending champion from 2018.

This week also sees the resumption of the Winter 9 hole Stableford. It will be run on a weekly basis throughout October, playable any day. If there is sufficient interest it will be continued throughout the winter either as a rolling weekly or monthly competition.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Update 22nd September

ROSCOMMON CUP - Congratulations to our mens team who were winners of the Roscommon Herald County Cup hosted by Boyle Golf Club on Saturday the 21st of September. Teams from throughout Co Roscommon competed.Results : 1st Boyle GC 212pts, 2nd Athlone GC 196 pts 3rd Carrick-on-Shannon GC 194 pts. Individual results : 1st Aiden Devine , Castlerea GC 39 pts, 2nd Willie Tiernan, Boyle GC 38 pts, Gross Charles O'Donnell, Boyle GC, 37pts and 3rd Paul Connolly Boyle GC 36 pts.
Credit is due to men’s captain Seamus Gallagher and the team captain ( and organiser of this year’s Roscommon Cup) Lorcan Egan, on a very successful day both from an organisational point of view and the victory in the competition itself.

RESULTS - The 18 hole Stableford played on Sunday the 15th September had a smaller than average entry due to the Shepherds Crook Golf Society Captains weekend, so there were only 2 prizes up for grabs, first place going to Michael Reid and second to Gerry O’Dowd.
We managed to fit in one extra Thursday 9 hole in addition to the schedule due to the fine weather prevailing during the week. Sean Heslin came up trumps, Liam Whyte came second and Paul Connolly third, with Sean Heslin also claiming the 2s club.

CONGRATULATIONS - Congrats to Niamh Simon who played host to a big crowd in the clubhouse on Friday night for her birthday, doubling up as a fundraiser for the most worthy cause of “BUMBLEance”, the Children’s National Ambulance Service.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Update 15th September

RESULTS - The mens’ 9 hole Stableford played on Thursday the 12th of September saw the following prize-winners - 1st Lochlainn Conboy 23 points, 2nd Charlie O’Donnell 19, 3rd Michael Gilmartin 19.
The 2s club was not won. That was the last of this year’s scheduled Thursday competitions, they will restart in April.
The King Cup was played for on Sunday the 8th of September . The results were as follows - 1st Karl Keenan 43 points, 2nd Michael Simon 42, 3rd Patrick Egan 38.

FIXTURES - The mens’ competition next Sunday the 22nd of September is an 18 hole Stableford.

ROSCOMMON CUP - Next Saturday the 21st of September Boyle are the host club for this year’s Roscommon Cup which is an interclub tournament between all the clubs in Co Roscommon with 10 players to represent each club. Food will be available on the day. Please contact Lorcan Egan if you are interested in being one of the 10 representing Boyle in this competition. First tee off for Boyle players will be at 12 o’clock. Volunteers to help on the day would also be much appreciated

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Update 9th September

RESULTS - The King Cup 18 hole Stableford was played on Sunday the 8th of September, results to follow when available.
The mens’ 12 hole Stableford played on Thursday the of August saw a tie for first place, Sean Heslin and Lorcan Egan, both having 20 points, and the same countback tally. In third with 19 points was Paul Connolly and the 2’s club went to Patrick Egan. The sponsor was Lochlainn Conboy.
This Thursday the 12th sees what will probably be the last of this year's Thursday competitions, barring an “Indian Summer”. Gerry O’Hara is this weeks sponsor.

CONDOLENCES - Condolences are expressed to the Cull family on the passing of James Cull.

FIXTURES - The club has the honour of hosting this year’s Roscommon Cup on the 21st September. Online booking can be done in the week leading up to it and food will be available in the clubhouse on the day.

COURSE - Vincent Egan has kindly permitted the club to remove the fencing from his right of way through the course on a trial basis. It is hoped that this will evolve into a more long term arrangement.

CLUBHOUSE - Painting of clubhouse will commence shortly, weather permitting. Thanks are due to McLoughlin Memorials for sponsoring the paint.

HANDICAPS - A query was raised recently as to what exactly “c status” refers to re golf handicaps. The “c” seen after a players handicap refers to the fact that he has maintained a valid handicap for competition purposes by having played 3 qualifying competitions in the previous calendar year. A player without “c status” can enter competitions but is ineligible to win any prize until "c status" is regained. "C status" is regained by either playing in 3 qualifying competitions in the current year or applying to the club’s Handicap Committee advising of the circumstances that prevented you from competing in the previous year. 
The club fully recognises the difficulties this rule poses for “occasional” players and we were not in favour of it being introduced, but the rule is unfortunately outside our control, being one made by the national golf unions. The rule is separate to the club’s own practice of requiring a specified number of cards in the current year to win one of the club “majors”.

AGM - The AGM of the overall “Management Committee” is planned for Sunday the 1st of December in the clubhouse. All member are both welcome and encouraged to attend. No dates have been set yet for the Men’s and Ladies Clubs’ AGMs, but they are anticipated to occur in November.