Sunday, January 17, 2021

Update 17th January

KING HARMON MATCHPLAY - Although all golf is currently suspended under the National Level 5 restrictions, some of the outstanding matches in the King Harmon Matchplay competition managed to proceed during December. The quarter-final results are as follows - Gerry Carty beat Michael McHale, Lorcan Egan beat Jason Beirne, Lochlainn Conboy was beaten by Vincent Egan. Padraig O’Connell and Martin Daly’s match will be played when the restrictions are relaxed to a degree that permits golf to resume.

CLUB DRAW - Recent winners in the club's monthly fund-raising draw were -  December - 1st Lorcan Egan, 2nd Liam Whyte, 3rd Paddy Nangle.

1st place gets 120 euro, 2nd and 3rd 60 apiece. Entry envelopes are available at the clubhouse noticeboard or you can set up a direct debit for 10 euro per month to the club's bank account at the following IBAN : IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700. 

AGM.  The AGM of the men's club took place on Sunday the 17th of January at 5 pm.
Due to the ongoing Level 5 restrictions, the meeting took place online via “Zoom”, with a link to participate in the meeting sent out to male members during the week prior to the AGM. The 2021 men’s committee was ratified at the meeting. Notable points from the meeting included that the increase in the men’s membership during the year led to a healthier than expected revenue from the men's competitions. It is hoped to have the overall Club AGM on Sunday the 14th of February. As the current restrictions are very unlikely to have relaxed to a degree permitting large indoor gatherings, it is expected that this meeting will also take place via “Zoom”.

PHOTO - Cormac Boydell from Cork sent the attached photo to us during the week. It shows a gathering of Boyle Golf Club members outside the clubhouse pavilion in 1913, some with their clubs beside them. This picture appears to have been taken at the club's previous location on the Warren side of the town where “The Warren” housing estate is currently located. Cormac’s grandmother Gladys Jameson originated from Abbeytown. We wish to thank Cormac for forwarding us this piece of the club's history from before World War 1. 

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