Sunday, May 29, 2022

 SCRAMBLE - The Scramble held on Friday the 27th was notable for having more ladies than men participating for the first time in several years. The winning team consisted of Brendan Gaffney, Bernie Kemple , Maura O'Farrell,  Moira Egan.

The second placed team were Michael Simon, Dympna McNamara, Mark Feehan and Mandy Toolan. Well done to Bernie on her continued run of good form and congratulations to Dympna for her first trip to the podium.

The next scramble will be the Mens' President's Scramble in 2 weeks time on the 10th of June. This years Mens' President is Ross Andrew.


In first place was Pat Conroy with 23 points. Michael McHale in second and Martin Sweeney in third also had 23 points and just lost out on count back. There was no winner of the 2s pot which rolls over to next week.

Sponsors are still needed for some Thursdays. Members are asked to put their name down to sponsor, particularly those who play regularly in the Thursday competitions.

RESULTS - The competition on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of May for the men was an 18 hole Stableford. 1st Charlie O'Donnell 38 points, 2nd Martin Sweeney 36, 3rd Pat Conroy 35.

The men were competing for the Bart Moran Cup in 18 hole Strokeplay format on   the 28th/29th and this competition was ongoing at the time of going to press, results to follow.

FIXTURES - As mentioned above, this year's Mens' President is Ross Andrew. His President's Prize to the men will be played on Sunday the 12th of June in the usual format of an 18 hole Stroke followed by a 9 hole playoff for the leading qualifiers.

The competition for the men for the Saturday and Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend will be a Fourball Betterball.

MONTHLY DRAW -  May winners -1st Therese O'Daly, 2nd Margaret Egan, 3rd Owen Garvin. 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.

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 Our Green Fee is 15 euro.

REDUCED GREEN FEES FOR CHILDREN - We have a very competitive membership rate for under 18s at 60 euro for a full year. Our usual green fee for a round for a non member is 15 euro, but we are offering  a special reduced green fee for under 18s on Mondays of just 5 euro. This rate will apply on Mondays for June, July and August. We hope this will allow some children and teenagers try out the game and see if they enjoy it without having to commit to a Junior Membership first. Just sign the Green Fee book in the front hall of the clubhouse and place the green fee in an envelope in the letterbox beside the inner door. Under 18s must be supervised by an adult.

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. 

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.




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.