Sunday, December 22, 2019

Update 23rd December

BONANZA- The Christmas Bonanza competition finally took place at the third time of asking on Sunday the 22nd of December. The weather conditions on the day were perfect, but the course itself presented a challenge due to the amount of rain that fell in the past few weeks. Liam Mullaney made light work of the heavy ground with a fine score of 26 points, laying claim to this years hamper for the overall winner. The winners were as follows- 1st Liam Mullaney 26, 2nd Sean Heslin 26, Best Gross Charlie O’Donnell 25, 3rd Tish Perry 25. Birdie Tree Charlie O’Donnell.
The prizes were given out in a presentation after the competition in the clubhouse by new men's Captain Lorcan Egan.
Padraig O’Connell was also presented with the King Harmon Cup after his final win a few weeks ago. Lorcan Egan received his prize for having come first in this year's Winter League, and the team of Charlie O’Donnell, Ross Andrew, Seamus Gallagher, and Tommy King were presented with the Drumderrig Cup.

FIXTURES - The other fixture in the club’s Christmas schedule is the annual Christmas Scramble, which takes place on the 27th of December, names to be entered in the draw at 12, with a “shotgun start” at 12.30. All members and golfing visitors are welcome and encouraged to attend, especially those in need of some fresh air after Stephens’ night.

MONTHLY DRAW - The recent winners were the following -
September - 1st Peggy Feely, 2nd Denis and Mary O’Donnell, 3rd Liam Whyte.
October - 1st Sean Heslin, 2nd Jim Mooney, 3rd Paddy Nangle.
November - 1st Martin Higgins, 2nd Paddy Nangle, 3rd Jim Mooney.
December - 1st Mary McKeon, 2nd Liam Mullaney, 3rd Liam Whyte
First places get 70 euro, 2nd and 3rd get 40 each.
All members are encouraged to join the monthly draw whose proceeds go towards the upkeep of the club, cost 10 euros per month. Bank details as follows -
Bank of Ireland, Main St, Boyle.
IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Update 2nd December

COMPETITIONS -The fifth of the series of Winter League 18 hole Stablefords took place on Sunday the 1st of December. 
This weeks winner was Gerry Carty with 40 points, 2nd and 3rd were Sean Heslin and Liam Mullaney with 37 and 34 points respectively and Lorcan Egan had the best gross score.

Next Sunday the 8th of December is the date for this year's “Bonanza” competition, one of the highlights of the club’s Christmas season. The competition is for ladies and gents, played as an 18 hole Stableford, with prizes for all who take part. For anyone who hasn’t had the privilege this year of walking up to accept a prize from the table, this will be about as good as it gets for 2019! It is usually a very social occasion and gives members a chance to show support for the incoming captains. All members welcome.

MANAGEMENT AGM -The overall club AGM, the “management AGM”, took place on Sunday the 1st of December . The following were elected to the club’s management committee for 2020 - Chairperson (and mens’ Captain) Lorcan Egan, Lady Captain Therese O’Daly, Ladies Competition Secretary Mary O’Hara, Secretary Brendan Gaffney, Greens Convenor Willie Tiernan, House Convenor Vincent Egan, Children’s Liaison Officer Jim Mooney, Committee Members - Susan O’Mahoney, Liam Mullaney, Mandy Toolan and Jonathan Egan.