Sunday, July 31, 2022

Update 1st August

 RESULTS  - Mark O'Donohoe was the winner of the Mens 18 hole Stableford played on the weekend of Sunday the 24th of July. Mark had 38 points, second place went to Sean Purcell's 35 and Colin O'Sullivan had 34 for 3rd.

The midweek competition held on Thursday the 28th was won by Shane O'Dowd with 29 points, Liam Whyte was second and Owen Garvin third, both with 28 points. The 2s club was shared by Paul Brown and Owen Garvin.


CAPTAIN'S PRIZE - Next Sunday the 7th of August is the date for the biggest competition of the golfing year in our club, the Captain's Prize. The Mens' Captain this year is Gabriel Lavin. There will be a Captain's Scramble on Friday evening, open to all members with names to be in for the draw at 6, with shotgun start at 6.30. All members are welcome to play in this competition. For the Captain's Prize to the men on Sunday, the format will be the usual 18 hole Strokeplay with the players with the best scores returning for a 9 hole playoff in the evening with the presentation shortly after the end of the playoff. Players must have their membership " in good standing" and have a valid handicap. There is no requirement this year to have played in a specified number of competitions prior to the Captain's Prize.


VOLUNTEERS EVENING - There will be a volunteers evening this Wednesday at 6.30 to do some tidying up around the course prior to the Captain's Prize. It would be great to have a good turn out for our Captain. Please bring equipment if you have some, e.g strimmer, brush etc

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Update 25th July

 INTERCLUBS - Boyle had a notable victory over Enniscrone GC in the first round of the Jack O'Sullivan Tournament. The win was a particularly sweet one for first time team captain Shane O'Dowd as Boyle had some significant disadvantages, including the club being drawn to play 3 of the 5 matches on Enniscrone's course, but also the refusal of Enniscrone to allow the match to be played at a weekend. Boyle GC has a significantly lower playing population than Enniscrone so we knew that playing on a weekday would disproportionately affect our ability to fulfil the fixture. We were still seeking our 10th player on the day of the match when Mark Whelan stepped in. In the games in Boyle, Vincent Egan and Lorcan Egan won their game, and word came back that we had lost 1 of the 3 Enniscrone games but in the 2nd of the Enniscrone ties Shane O'Dowd and Karl Keenan pulled off the most vital result of the day beating their opposite numbers from Enniscrone on the 14th hole of their own course. Back in Boyle, Martin Wynne and Mark Whelan were 3 holes down early on in their match but overturned this deficit to win the deciding game of the match. Away wins against Enniscrone are a real rarity so this was a very satisfying one for Boyle. Best of luck to Shane and the team in the next round.


RESULTS  - Mark Feehan carried some of his recent Thursday night form through to the competition played on Saturday and Sunday the 16/17th of July, winning the 18 Hole Stroke competition with a 61 nett. Adam Daly was 2nd with 64, Lorcan Egan had the best gross and Kevin O'Connor came 3rd with 66 nett.


PRACTICE NETS - The practice nets are closed until further notice. Thanks for your cooperation.


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.