POSTPONEMENT OF COMPETITIVE GOLF - This week was to have been the long-awaited
resumption date for competitions, but in a very unwelcome development, we
received a press release from the ladies’ and gents‘ national golf
organisations advising they had been directed by Sport Ireland that clubs could
not resume competitions until the 29th of June on the basis that no other
competitive sports were being played in other codes before that date. It seems
horse and greyhound racing are somehow exempt from this logic while competitive
golf is now in the same risk category as sports such as judo and boxing.
Perhaps we have been playing it wrong all these years.
We understand the 2 golf unions are angry about this
decision as are we at local level. The management committee of the club had a
meeting by Zoom on the preceding Wednesday and had worked on numerous measures
to ensure the safe return of competitive golf to the club. Yet another version
of the 2020 fixture list will be issued in the coming weeks.
There are some positive changes from the 8th of June -
members will be allowed to bring guests, who must still register online, and
fourballs are allowed again.
CONDOLENCES - The club sends its sincere condolences to Joey and Tom Mullaney on the untimely death of their son Declan in the past few days. Condolences also to Tom Smyth and Carmel Conlon on their recent bereavements