Monday, May 23, 2022

Update 23rd May

 LADIES INTERCLUBS - It was great to see  a ladies interclub team back in action this week in the Junior Foursomes tournament. They put in a respectable performance but were beaten by a very competitive team from Roscommon Golf Club. The team were - Liz Dwyer and Moira Egan, Mary O'Hara and Susan O'Mahoney, and Regina McLoughlin and Aisling Gaughran.

MENS INTERCLUB SENIORS - Well done to Michael Simon's Seniors' team who had an impressive win against Co Sligo Golf Club (Rosses Point) last Friday evening. This is a category that the club has struggled to win any matches in at all for a long number of years so to take a comprehensive win against a club with the reputation of Rosses Point was a real boost. In Boyle Vincent Egan and Ross Andrew won on the 16th, as did Pat Conroy and Kevin O'Connor (particular congratulations to Kevin who was making his interclub debut), with Michael McHale and Gerry Carty making it a clean sweep of the home matches winning their one on the 18th. The 2 away pairings in Rosses Point of Brendan Gaffney with Pat Brogan and Paddy McLoughlin with Charlie O'Donnell were both called in off the course leading their matches as the result had already been sealed by the 3 wins in Boyle. Best of luck to Michael and co in the next round.

MENS INTERCLUB ALL IRELAND FOURBALL - Hard luck to our Mens' All Ireland Fourball team who were beaten by Ballina Golf Club on Saturday.  Boyle were always going to the underdogs in this fixture playing a much larger club and with the split being 3 matches in Ballina and 2 in Boyle. Boyle battled valiantly though and in the 2 matches in Ballina fought hard to be  level after 18 holes in both and brought one match to a sudden death play off on the 20th and the other similarly to the 19th, but it wasn't our day. Well done to all who played in the 2 rounds and special thanks to Brendan Gaffney for managing the team.

 

RESULTS -

 

PGA TANKARD - The men competed in the  PGA Tankard competition on the weekend of the 14th/15th May. 1st Pat Brogan 42 points, 2nd Kevin O'Connor 40, 3rd Lochlainn Conboy 39.

MENS THURSDAY COMPETITIONS -  Our Thursday competitions are up and running, a list of sponsors is now on the notice board and members are requested to put their names down to sponsor. Results 12/5/22-  : 1st  Michael Simon 26 points, 2nd Gerry Carty 26, 3rd Conor Hamill 25. Kevin O'Connor won the 2s club.

19/5/22 1st Lorcan Egan 26 points, 2nd Dessie Murphy 24, 3rd Michael Simon 25. James O'Dowd won the 2s club.

SOCIAL SCRAMBLE - The winning team in the Friday night Scramble held on 13/5/22 were Lorcan Egan, Pat Conroy and Bernie Kemple. Well done again to Bernie who will be trying for 3 in a row at the next Scramble on the 27th. Names to be in for draw at 6, shotgun start tee off at 6.30.

CONDOLENCES - The club bade farewell this week to Mary Ryan and Martin Higgins.

Mary and her husband Paddy were heavily involved in the activities and life of the club for many years, both having served as Captains and Paddy as club President, with Mary's year as Lady Captain occurring in 1980. Mary was known as a very talented golfer and played on numerous interclub teams. Mary also made valuable contributions to several other community organisations especially Boyle Musical Society but also with fundraising for the local hospice.

Martin Higgins was involved in the club throughout his long life, first playing as a young man and still playing regularly until his early 80s. Martin was Captain in 1978 and Mens' President in 1992, but contributed in several other voluntary capacities in the club before and after those years. Martin and his late wife Marie are particularly fondly remembered for running the catering in the club during the 1990s. The club was privileged to host a Scramble and social event just a few weeks ago to mark Martin's 90th birthday.

The club offers sincere condolences to the families and friends of both Mary and Martin.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Update 25th April

RESULTS - The men competed in an 18 hole Stableford on the 9th/10th of April. 1st Adam Daly, 2nd Dessie Murphy, Gross Adrian King, 3rd Charlie O'Donnell.

The club held a fundraiser competition over the Easter weekend played as an 18-hole Shambles event. 1st - Mark Feehan, Lochlainn Conboy, Liam Whyte, Vincent Egan. 2nd - Adrian King, Pat Conroy, Paddy McLoughlin, Gerry Nerney.

 

MEN'S THURSDAY COMPETITIONS -  Our Thursday competitions are up and running again, a list of sponsors is now on the notice board and members are requested to put their names down to sponsor. The Thursday competition is open to members of other clubs with currently valid handicaps. Results -  : 1st Michael McHale, 2nd  Paddy McLoughlin, 3rd Pat Brogan. All 3 had 21 points and were separated on countback. The 2s club was split 3 ways between Cillian Doyle, Paul Brown and Lochlainn Conboy.




 

VOUCHER - It was a good week for Michael McHale who won the Mens Thursday competition and then on Sunday won the most valuable prize of the season, free membership for the year. In second was Tom Kearney and Ross Andrew won both the best Gross score and third place. All 3 had a nett 63.

 

INTERCLUBS - Hard luck to the men who lost our first Interclub match of 2022  against a strong Ballaghaderreen side in the Connaught 9-hole Club tournament. 

 

MONTHLY DRAW -  April winners -1st Adam Daly, 2nd Liam Whyte, 3rd Lorcan Egan. Please consider supporting our monthly draw.

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 euros per month

to the club's bank account at the following IBAN : IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.

 

GREEN FEES/NEW MEMBERS - New members are always welcome in the club. We have some very competitive starter rates including Distance Member 185 euro, 1st year Beginner 170 euro, Under 18 60 euro, Under 30 275 euro. A full list is available on boylegolfclub.com. Our Green Fee is 15 euro.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP - Membership fees are now due and can either be paid by online banking to Boyle Golf Clubs account at IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700, using your name as the reference, or cheques can be made payable to Boyle Golf Club and sent to  the office of Lorcan Egan, Elphin Street, Boyle. 

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Update 18th April

RESULTS - The men competed in an 18 hole Stableford on the 9th/10th of April. Results are delayed as the computer used for administering competitions is broken and a replacement is due to be installed this week.

The club held a fundraiser competition over the Easter weekend played as a 18 hole Shambles event. The competition was ongoing at the time of going to press, results will follow during the week.

MENS THURSDAY COMPETITIONS -  Our Thursday competitions are up and running again, a list of sponsors is now on the notice board and members are requested to put their names down to sponsor. The Thursday competition is open to members of other clubs with currently valid handicaps. Results - 14th April : 1st Michael O'Dowd 20 points , 2nd Gerry Carty 19, 3rd Owen Garvin 19. The 2s club was not won again so the pot rolls over to next weeks competition.

FIXTURES - Our most valuable prize of the season, a years free membership, will be played for next Sunday the 24th in our annual "Voucher" competition, which will be played in its usual 18 hole stroke play format. Your membership must be paid up to date to be eligible to win this competition.

INTERCLUBS - Good luck to the men who play in our first Interclub match of 2022 on Easter Monday when they take on near neighbours Ballaghaderreen in the Connaught 9 hole Club tournament. Brendan Gaffney is captaining this team and has picked some very keen younger players to represent the club. Tee off is at 2pm on Monday, all support welcome.

MEMBERSHIP - Membership fees are now due and can either be paid by online banking to Boyle Golf Clubs account at IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700, using your name as the reference, or cheques can be made payable to Boyle Golf Club and sent to  the office of Lorcan Egan, Elphin Street, Boyle.

GREEN FEES/NEW MEMBERS - New members are always welcome in the club. We have some very competitive starter rates including Distance Member 185 euro, 1st year Beginner 170 euro, Under 18 60 euro, Under 30 275 euro. A full list is available on boylegolfclub.com. Our Green Fee is 15 euro.

 

Monday, April 11, 2022

Update 11th April

RESULTS - The Mens' 18 hole Stableford that was held on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of April was won by the in form Adam Daly with 44 points. It was great to see Mens' President Ross Andrew show that despite his recent unavoidable absence from golf, he is as competitive as ever, taking 2nd place with 40 points. Charlie O'Donnell took the prize for best gross score.

The men competed in another 18 hole Stableford on the 9th/10th of April, results to follow during the week.

MENS THURSDAY COMPETITIONS -  Our Thursday competitions are up and running again, and members are requested to put their names down to sponsor. Our Thursday competition is open to members of other clubs with valid handicaps. Results - 31st March : 1st Michael McHale , 2nd Lochlainn Conboy, 2s club Charlie O'Donnell. 7th April : 1st Charlie O'Donnell, 2nd Michael O'Dowd, 3rd Adam Daly

GOOD FRIDAY SCRAMBLE - There will be a Scramble on Good Friday open to all members, names to be in for a draw at 6 pm, with shotgun start at 6.30. If this Scramble is well supported we may put on a few more Friday evening Scrambles during the year.

FIXTURES - We will be holding a fundraising competition for the club over the Easter weekend. Our most valuable prize of the season, a years free membership, will be played for on Sunday the 24th in our annual "Voucher" competition. Your membership must be paid up to date to be eligible to win this competition.

GREEN FEES/NEW MEMBERS - New members are always welcome in the club. We have some very competitive starter rates including Distance Member 185 euro, 1st year Beginner 170 euro, Under 18 60 euro, Under 30 275 euro. A full list is available on boylegolfclub.com. Our Green Fee is 15 euro.

WHATSAPP GROUP - The Mens section have a Whatsapp group which is used to communicate news with members and assist with making playing arrangements. All paid up male members over 18 are welcome to be part of this group. Please contact Jonathan Egan if you wish to join the Whatsapp group.=

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Update 4th March

 RESULTS - The Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup was competed for on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of March. 1st Pat Brogan and Owen Garvin, 2nd Padraig O'Connell and Gerry Carty, 3rd Tom Kearney and Pat Conroy.

A Mens' 18 hole Stableford was held on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of April, results to follow.

 

FIXTURES - Our Mens Thursday competitions are now up and running again for the year and will continue every Thursday for the next 6 months.

There will an 18 hole Stableford competition for the men next weekend, the 9th/10th of April. We will be holding a fundraising competition for the club over the Easter weekend. Our most valuable prize of the season, a years free membership, will be played for on Sunday the 24th in our annual "Voucher" competition. Your membership must be paid up to date to be eligible to win this competition.

 

LADIES GOLF LESSONS - The ladies section are organising a ladies "Get Into Golf" beginner programme. Information evening April 27th at 7.30. Lessons will start the following Wed, May 4th. €50 per person for 8 sessions (4 with the pro, 4 with members). Equipment provided. Max 20 participants. Please spread the word to any ladies who may be interested. Contact Aisling on 0872029064 for further information.

 

MARTIN HIGGINS - A very happy birthday to former President, Captain and former long standing committee member Martin Higgins on the occasion of his 90th birthday. There was a great turn out for the Scramble and social event held at the club on Saturday the 2nd to mark the occasion. 

 

ACCOUNTS - The club is seeking someone to do accounts for the club on a paid basis.  Enquiries can be made through any committee member - or through the clubs email address of boylegolfclub9@gmail.com

 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Update 28th March

 RESULTS - Congratulations to the team of Adam Daly, Michael Simon, Moira Egan and Liz Dwyer. who won this years Spring League. Second place went to Brendan Gaffney, Pat Conroy and Jim Callery with the third spot on the podium going to Vincent Egan, Kieran O'Connor and Gerry Carty.

The Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup was competed for on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of March. Results to follow.

FIXTURES - Our Mens Thursday competitions start again this Thursday the 31st of March and will continue every Thursday for the next 6 months.

There will be 18 hole Stableford competitions for the men on the coming two weekends, the 2nd/3rd and 9th/10th of April. We will be holding a fundraising competition for the club over the Easter weekend.

LADIES GOLF LESSONS - The ladies section are organising a ladies "Get Into Golf" beginner programme. Information evening April 27th at 7.30. Lessons will start the following Wed, May 4th. €50 per person for 8 sessions (4 with the pro, 4 with members). Equipment provided. Max 20 participants. Please spread the word to any ladies who may be interested. Contact Aisling on 0872029064 for further information.

ACCOUNTS - The club is seeking someone to do accounts for the club on a paid basis.  Enquiries can be made through any committee member - or through the clubs email address of boylegolfclub9@gmail.com

MONTHLY DRAW - The winners for March were : 1st Liam Mullaney, 2nd Seamus and Marie Gallagher, 3rd Liz Dwyer. Please consider supporting our monthly draw.

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 clubs bank account at the following IBAN : IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.

MEMBERSHIP - Membership fees are now due and can either be paid by online banking to Boyle Golf Clubs account at IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700, using your name as the reference, or cheques can be made payable and sent to  the office of Lorcan Egan, Elphin Street, Boyle. 



Monday, March 21, 2022

Update 21st March

 FIXTURES - 

The Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup will be competed for by the mens' club on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of March.

The all-island fourball betterball competition, which raises funds for the National Council of the Blind for Ireland, sees participating golf clubs hold a qualifying tournament, with the winners going forward to the county final. The county final victors then proceed to the provincial final, with four provincial champs then playing off for the Holmpatrick Cup at St. Andrews in Scotland.

As the clocks go forward next weekend, our Men's Thursday competitions will start again on Thursday the 31st of March.

There will be 18 hole Stableford competitions for the men on the following two Sundays, the 3rd and 10th of April.

ACCOUNTS - The club is seeking someone to do accounts for the club on a paid basis.  Enquiries can be made through any committee member - or through the clubs email address of boylegolfclub9@gmail.com

 

RESULTS - The Spring League has concluded as of the 20th of March, results to follow next week.

Monday, March 14, 2022

Update 14th March

 CAPTAINS DRIVE IN - Despite challenging weather conditions in the run up to the Captain's Drive-In, the competition went ahead with dry weather overhead for the most part. Captain Gabriel Lavin launched the club's golfing year with the traditional drive at the first hole, which he executed well under pressure. It was great to see the clubhouse in use again for the social side of things after the competition, including the presentation of prizes at which our new Captain made a short speech thanking the volunteers of the club and wishing everyone well in their golfing endeavours in 2022.


FIXTURES - All rounds of the Spring League must be completed by 20th March. There will a 9 hole re-entry competition playable as well up to that date which can be played any day of the week.

The Boyle round of the Holmpatrick Cup will be competed for on the weekend of the 26th and 27th of March.

The all-island fourball betterball competition, which raises funds for the National Council of the Blind for Ireland, sees participating golf clubs hold a qualifying tournament, with the winners going forward to the county final. The county final victors then proceed to the provincial final, with four provincial champs then playing off for the Holmpatrick Cup at St. Andrews in Scotland.


KING HARMON - Congratulations to Lochlainn Conboy who was the winner of the 2021 King Harmon Matchplay Cup having beaten Jason Beirne in the final recently. 


MONTHLY DRAW - Prizewinners in the the clubs February draw were 1st Martin Higgins, 2nd Mary McKeon, 3rd Brendan and Susan Gaffney. Please consider supporting our monthly draw.

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 clubs bank account at the following IBAN : IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700.



MEMBERSHIP - Membership fees are now due and can either be paid by online banking to Boyle Golf Clubs account at IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700, using your name as the reference, or cheques can be made payable and sent to  the office of Lorcan Egan, Elphin Street, Boyle. 


Sunday, March 6, 2022

Update 7th March

FIXTURES - The course is now re-opened after the recent weather-enforced closure and the Spring League has resumed. All rounds must be completed by 20th March. There will be a 9 hole re-entry competition playable as well up to that date which can be played any day of the week.

CAPTAINS DRIVE IN - Next Sunday is the date for our annual  Captains Drive, which has traditionally marked the start of our golfing year and will be the first social occasion in the club for 2022. All members are invited to attend to welcome our new Captain, Gabriel Lavin.  The competition is returning to its usual format of a Scramble competition with a draw for teams at 11.30, and a shotgun start at 12. Please show your support.

MONTHLY DRAW - Please consider supporting our monthly draw.

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.

MEMBERSHIP - Membership fees are now due and can either be paid by online banking to Boyle Golf Clubs account at IBAN   IE59  BOFI 905328 22439700, using your name as the reference, or cheques can be made payable and sent to the office of Lorcan Egan, Elphin Street, Boyle. 

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Update 31st January

 RESULTS - 18 Hole Stableford  Fourball Betterball 23/1, 1st Lochlainn Conboy and Michael McHale 47 points, 2nd Dessie Murphy and Adam Daly 46, 3rd Lorcan Egan and Mark Feehan 45.

FIXTURES - The draw has now been made for the Spring League competition in February consisting of teams of 3 with a draw on January 30th. It will run over 3 weeks with the format changing each week as follows - Scramble 1st -6th February, Shambles 7th- 13th, Rumble 14th-20th. If a team cannot play one of the rounds due to other commitments, they can opt to play it in the week of 20th - 27th February.

The Captains Drive In competition is scheduled for February the 27th, returning to its usual format of a Scramble competition.

 MENS CAPTAIN AND PRESIDENT - Best of luck to Gabriel Lavin who has assumed the Mens' Captain role for 2022, it would be great to have a good turnout for our Captains Drive In to show support for our new Captain. Good luck also to Ross Andrew who is Mens' President this year.

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Update 24th January

 RESULTS - 18 Hole Stableford 16/1 1st Brendan Gaffney 38 points, 2nd Paddy McLoughlin 35 points, 3rd David Wynne 35 points

FIXTURES - The Mens  Competition for the weekend of the 29th and 30th is an 18 hole Stableford playable on either day.

There will be a Spring League competition in February consisting of teams of 3 with a draw on January 30th. It will run over 3 weeks with the format changing each week as follows - Scramble, Shambles, Rumble.

The Drive-In competition is scheduled for February the 27th, returning to its usual format of a Scramble competition.