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Martin Horan
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Geraldine Coughlan
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Sean Dunne

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Anna O'Brien
phone: 090 64 81271

Welcome to Moate Golf Club, Co Westmeath

Moate Golf Club is situated in the middle of the town of Moate, Co Westmeath and is proud of its history, tradition, facilities and hospitality. At its heart is an excellent 18-Hole Parkland course, well maintained and under constant development

There is a vibrant playing membership, which is currently OPEN, and array of pennants on display in the Clubhouse bears testament to the competitiveness of its teams.

However, it is for the hospitality and friendliness of the members and staff that Moate Golf Club is rightly renowned. Whether a new member, society member or casual golfer, you can be sure of a warm welcome and a memorable day out in Moate Golf Club.

    

We have a thriving membership in all categories, gents, ladies, seniors, juniors and juveniles. Our friendly staff will ensure you have a pleasant experience and we have a fully stocked shop (courtesy of Michael Horan). Contact Anna (090 64 81271 - Ext 3) to get full details of membership options or CLICK HERE.

Pauric Whelehan and his staff provide some of the best food and drink in the midlands in the Railway Bar and spacious restaurant - be sure to call in after your golf game - you wont be disappointed. Contact Pauric at 090 64 81271 - Ext 1) or CLICK HERE.

To find us, go to the centre of Moate and take the road off the main street just opposite the church, cross the old railway line at the top of station road and you will enter the car park beside the clubhouse or check out our ON-LINE MAP.

 

 


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November 28th 2016:
CLUB NOTES 27/11/16

** Photos will follow later in the week I've been a bit squeezed on time!

 

Our thanks go to everyone who attended the Men’s AGM on Thursday night last. It was of course a special occasion for me as I became Captain for 2017 and I am very appreciative of being selected by the outgoing Captain, Martin Horan. Serving as his Vice Captain and being on committee with Martin over the past few years has been a pleasure and I hope I’ve picked up a few tips along the way. Martin had a great year and I am deeply honoured to be following in his footsteps and of course the many other club stalwarts. I will be doing my very best to emulate them all during my tenure as your Captain in 2017.

As you will have seen we had to do some major tree felling during the week. There might be more next week as I still managed to hit the one we left standing on the first fairway!

Congratulations to all involved with Moate’s efforts in the ipb Pride of Place initiative. Moate won their category at the awards ceremony in Belfast over the weekend. A fantastic achievement and we are very proud to have played a small part in it.

RESULTS – 

13 Hole Turkey (stableford) – 21st to 27th November 2016

Cat 1 – Liam Galvin (5) 29pts, Cat 2 – Tommy Costelloe (12) 29pts, Cat 3 – Tommy Campbell (17) 30pts & Cat 4 – Shane Nugent (19) 33pts.  

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 28th November and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – We are delighted that this annual event is once again being sponsored by Ollie & Eileen Seery of Seery’s Cash & Carry. Thanks to them both for being super supporters of the club.  

We now have 32 teams entered and we might even get a couple more so even if you don’t have a team of 4 sorted yet ask Anna to pop your name on our standby list and we’ll assign you to a team. Rounds have been under way a couple of weeks now and the early leaders are Jimmy Lennon’s team from Ballymahon. They have 395pts but a lot of rounds played so they can still be reeled in by teams behind with games in hand. Martin Horan’s team is sitting pretty in 4th and the Clara outfit of Sean Dunne, Vincent Rickard, Dermot Kenny and John Naughton are currently occupying the last automatic qualifying place in 15th. The full league table is now on the website.

There was a new set of guidelines introduced for this year and to clarify here are the main ones – 1) 4 players per team. 2) 3 of 4 scores to count each round. 3) 5 of teams 6 rounds count towards overall qualifying score. 4) No % of scores carried forward to final. 5) As always a random draw will decide the fourball you play in on Grand Final day. 6) Most importantly the Final Day scoring system has changed to: 1st in each fourball 5pts, 2nd = 3pts, 3rd = 2pts 4th = 1pt and there is also 1pt each for best front 9 & best back 9. Then the 4 team members scores from their respective fourballs are added together to determine the final positions. This means a person could win their fourball with 40pts and get 5pts but a player can also win his fourball with 30pts and still get 5pts for their team.

MOVEMBER BUGGY FUNDRAISER – Thank you to everyone who supported our Movember fundraiser and of course well done and a huge thanks to the now not so hairy participants.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – Again we are very grateful to everyone who attended or bought tickets for the Rock’N’Roll Bingo last Friday. As always the Ladies Club did a tremendous job, a great time was had by all and everything went smoothly on the night.

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

2017 Captain & P.R.O 


November 20th 2016:

On behalf of the Men’s Committee who hold their AGM in the Clubhouse on Thursday 24th November at 8pm we ask you to please make a special effort to attend. It is important that you show your support to the lads who readily volunteer their time and energy year after year to help run the club on your behalf. We are holding the Movember Shave Off on the same night and there will also be some outstanding prizes presented.

RESULTS –  13 Hole Turkey (stableford) – 14th to 20th November

1st Danny O’Connor (11) 32pts, 2nd Tommy Rosney (12) 31pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The next 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 21st November and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

WINTER LEAGUE – I’m told the actual number is 31 teams entered which is great but we still have room for a few more. There is plenty of time to get your rounds in before the Grand Final in late February 2017. We will have the first full update next weekend so check in then to see how your team is doing. If you don’t have a team of 4 sorted but still want to participate ask Anna to pop your name on our standby list and we’ll assign you to a team.

MOVEMBER BUGGY FUNDRAISER – Please continue to support our men with the Movember hairy faces. Joe Creggy is really looking forward to the big shave off on Thursday 24th. Remember this is a joint fundraiser and we are going to purchase much needed buggies and also make a donation to our regular charity Westmeath Hospice. If you haven’t met anyone with a sponsor card yet donations can be made in the shop.

MEN’S AGM – As mentioned above the Men’s AGM is on Thursday 24th November at 8pm in the clubhouse. Please make an effort to attend.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO –The Ladies Club Rock’n’Roll Bingo is at 7.30 pm on Friday November 25th.  Although ‘nearly’ sold out, tickets will be available on the door for just €5.

GOLFING MYTHS & FACTS –  MYTH: A golfer who is off the green must always take their shot before a golfer who is already on the green.

FACT: The player farthest from the hole, regardless of where they are is always entitled to play first. So if Player A has a 40 foot putt while Player B has a mere 5-yard chip, the golfer on the green is still entitled to play first. Remember also that in stableford & strokeplay there is no penalty for playing out of turn, but (there’s always a but….) in a match play scenario, you could be made to replay your shot by your opponent if you don't wait your turn.

 

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


November 20th 2016:

The very popular 'Rock & Roll Bingo' is on Friday 25th next in the club house at 7.30pm. Tickets on sale in the shop, from the committee and on the door on the night. Please come along and bring your friends for a very enjoyable night.

Some date to note.

The Joint Club AGM is on Sunday 4th December at 5.30pm. 

The enjoyalble Ladies Christmas Social is Sunday 11th December, tee time 11.30am - 1pm followed by a meal and presentation of all outstanding prizes.

The Ladies Club AGM is on Tuesday 13th December at 8pm.

The 13 hole Turkey competitions and the Winter Leaague are progressing well.


November 14th 2016:
CLUB NOTES 13/11/16

RESULTS – 

13 Hole Turkey – 7th to 13th November

Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 30pts, Cat 2 – Tommy Conlon (11) 29pts

Cat 3 – Kevin Duffy (19) 32pts, Cat 4 – Gerry Jordan (19) 32pts

Cat 3 Winner - Kevin Duffy  Cat 2 Winner - Tommy Conlon

 

13 Hole Turkey – Oct 31st to 6th November

Cat 1 – Bert Burke (3) 29pts, Cat 2 – Paddy Egan (13) 32pts

Cat 3 – Dermot Kenny (18) 28pts, Cat 4 – Andreas Dolan (21) 31pts

Cat 4 Winner - Andreas Dolan  Cat 3 Winner - Dermot Kenny

 

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The latest 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 14th November and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

WINTER LEAGUE – I’m told there are now 39 teams entered which is great but we still have room for a few more. There is plenty of time to get your rounds in before the Grand Final in late February 2017. We will have the first full update next weekend so check in then to see how your team is doing. If you don’t have a team of 4 sorted but still want to participate ask Anna to pop your name on our standby list and we’ll assign you to a team.

HOLE IN ONE – Congratulations to Pat Malone (Athlone) who had a hole in one today on the 4th.

MOVEMBER BUGGY FUNDRAISER – Please continue to support our hairy chins. I see Jimmy Kassaris making great strides with his efforts. Remember this is a joint fundraiser in that we are hoping to purchase much needed buggies and also make a donation to our regular charity Westmeath Hospice. Sponsorship cards are available in the clubhouse.

MENS AGM – The Men’s AGM has now been rescheduled (again) due to a conflict of dates with the Management AGM and will now take place on Thursday 24th November at 8pm in the clubhouse. Please make an effort to attend.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO –The Ladies Club Rock’n’Roll Bingo is at 7.30 pm on Friday November 25th. A night of music and fun is absolutely guaranteed. It’s such a certainty even Paddy Power’s wouldn’t give you odds on enjoying yourself! Tickets are just €5.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Moate Golf Club was the venue for the outing on Sunday November 13th. Well done to all who took part and the prizes went to 1st Phil Behan (Moate) 42pts, 2nd Paddy Coyne (Moate) 41pts, 3rd Martin Murray 40pts. Front 9 – Pat Hughes 22pts, Back 9 – Eunan Duignan (23pts). The next outing is on December 11th in Athlone GC.

Intermediate Alliance Winner - Phil Behan -

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


November 7th 2016:
CLUB NOTES

RESULTS –  Unfortunately there are no results available just yet.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – The latest 13 hole Turkey competition starts on Monday 7th November and runs all week. Entry €5 and re-entry €3. Your Winter League rounds can also be played any day.

JUNIOR CAPT’S PRIZE – David Fleming’s Junior Captains Prize was held on Friday 4th November last with 15 juniors battling it out for the top honours. Michael Lynch (12) took David Fleming’s Junior Captains Prize with 36 pts and James Galvin was runner up. Well done to everyone who took part.

Michael had a fantastic year and played very well in several of the Men’s competitions during the season reducing his handicap from 20 to 12 along the way. This saw him crowned Junior Golfer of the Year to claim the coveted Peter Hill Memorial Trophy. This is the twelfth competition for this trophy, and special thanks to Trevor Hill and his family for their involvement throughout the years. 

In the non GUI event, victory went to Eoin Murphy, with David Colgan taking second place, while Ella Brennan took the prize in the Girls section.

 

WINTER LEAGUE – I think there are about 15 teams entered so far so I presume the trials for some teams are taking longer than others as we’d expect many more teams now that the teams have been reduced to 4 a side. Please enter your team ASAP in the shop. Rounds can be played any day and there are 6 rounds per person to be played. The plan is to have the Winter League final at the end of February 2017 so the earlier we get going the earlier we get it finished.

MOVEMBER BUGGY FUNDRAISER – The likes of our Captain Martin Horan, Ollie Seery, Michael Kelly and Tosh Galvin are getting hairier by the minute as poster boys for our Movember fundraiser. If anyone else wants to take part we’d be delighted to have you. This is a joint fundraiser in that we are hoping to purchase much needed buggies and also make a donation to our regular charity Westmeath Hospice. Sponsorship cards are available in the clubhouse. The shave off is planned for Saturday November 26th after the Men’s AGM.

AGM – The Men’s AGM has now been rescheduled and will take place on Saturday 26th November at 5pm in the clubhouse. Apparently many of the men were afraid they would miss the Rock’N’Roll Bingo which is on the same night but now we are all free to attend both comfortably.

ROCK’N’ROLL BINGO – Now that the Men’s AGM clash is out of the way I hope that a few of the men will join in the fun at the Rock’n’Roll Bingo at 7.30 pm on Friday November 25th . This is always a great night of fun.  Jimmy Kassaris and Padraig Keenan will do a tango if 50 male members turn up!! Tickets are just €5.

BUNKERS – After coming across a few unraked bunkers in my round early Sunday morning here is a timely reminder. Please rake bunkers after you’ve had the misfortune to be in one. On my second visit to one today I landed in an unraked hole and I took 4 to get out earning me the weekend’s ‘Hamlet’ award!

Very poor form to leave a bunker like this -  and how it should be done -

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Our very own Moate Golf Club is the venue for the outing on Sunday November 13th. Tee times available from 9.30 to 11.30 and as there are still 7 outings to come new members are more than welcome. Headfort (New) has been added to the itinerary on April 2nd. Contact Ciaran Malone on 086 8053203 for details.

BERT BURKE BIRTHDAY INVITATIONAL – Congratulations to Bert Burke on his recent 70th birthday. Despite being caught out with a surprise 60th birthday party the shy Dubliner was caught totally unawares again on Saturday when many family and friends gathered to wish him well on his 70th. Maybe he’ll be more vigilant for the 80th party preparations. In his longest speech on record Bert thanked everyone for coming and then endorsed those comments when later pressed for a second oration!

Patricia & Bert wish to thank everyone who participated in the golf and / or attended the party and also all a huge thank you to all who helped organise it. Apparently Bert was knee deep in wrapping paper opening all the unexpected presents. To round the whole thing off he got 70 kisses from the female attendees and as if that wasn’t enough he also won 1st prize in the golfing end of things.

Particular thanks go to Micheal Kelly who had prepared a fantastic video scrapbook of variously sourced photos from Bert’s 70 years of family and golfing life. They are also very appreciative of the musicians, Johnny Bastic & Jimmy Buckley who had the dance floor hopping and of course the chief food provider Pauric Whelehan.

Kieran Heavin in action -  Sean Corbett on 16th -

The Bertie Boy party!

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


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