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The Front Garden - Looking good !!
Atmospheric view of the 1st Tee Box at sunset
Finishing touches on the all new 4th Tee Box
The 5th Fairway from the Tee Box
Its a long way up the 7th fairway - and the out-of-bounds is still there!
Magnificent view back up the 8th fairway - waiting for a little fade into the valley
. . all at once I saw a crowd, a host, of golden daffodils - 8th Green
Some re-claimed ground on the re-aligned 9th hole
Just a reminder - there will be no rakes in bunkers for the moment!
Greenside at the 9th - featuring the new pot bunker
A view of the re-aligned 9th hole - note the out-of-bounds markers
Shrubs in bloom on the improved 10th tee box
Keeping the grass cut off the 16th fairway
New Coffee Machine in the re-vamped Shop
Golf Balls, Tees and more - Courtesy ProGolf, Athlone
Golf Bags and shoes newly arrived in Moate Golf Club
Re-stocking the Shop - Courtesy ProGolf, Athlone
If you can't hit the Green from this beautiful Tee Box . . . .
Panoramic view of the 4th Tee Box and 3rd Green
New Pot Bunker, replacing the Fairway Bunker on the left of the 9th Green - completed
Preparing for a delayed Captains Drive_In
Developing the new Pot Bunker on the left of the 9th Green
More developments in the Shop
The redeveloped 3rd Tee Box
The lonely owl still protecting our greens
The 4th Tee Box from the 4th Green
Stonework almost finished - 4th Tee Box
Work in progress - 4th Tee Box
Ladies club 29/11/2021

The Annual Ladies Christmas Social is on Sunday next 5th December. Tee times available from 11.30 to 1.30 filling up fast. A 3 course meal will be served at 5.30pm followed by the presentation of all outstanding prizes. There is no entry fee for the golf. The meal is €25. Everyone present receives a gift.

The ladies A.G.M. is on Tuesday 7th December at 7pm. It is important that members attend the A.G.M.


Club Notes 28/11/21

RESULTS

13 hole Turkey 22nd – 28th November 2021 (Stableford) Week 8

1st Cat 1 – Cormac Nee (8) 29pts (inc -1), 2nd Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (4) 29pts (inc -1), 1st Cat 2 – Gary Egan (9) 32pts, 2nd Cat 2 – Darren Rosney (13) 28pts (inc -4), 1st Cat 3 – Brian Costello (17) 34pts, 2nd Cat 3 – Gabriel Buckley (18) 32pts (inc -2), 1st Cat 4 – Ciaran Lynam (22) 33pts, 2nd Cat 4 – Miceal Fox (22) 31pts.  

FUTURE COMPETITIONS – Week 9 of the Mens Club 13 hole Turkey competition runs from Monday 29th November to Sunday 5th December. Category winners will of course bag a turkey voucher but to spread the prizes around you will be on (-2) next time out.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY 2022 WINTER LEAGUE – A full table will be available on the website shortly so you can monitor everyone’s progress. I just have to check some cards first as we are off the yellow tees and some people have advised they may have used their white tee handicaps.

MENS CLUB AGM – The Mens Club AGM takes place on Friday December 3rd @ 7pm. Notifications were sent by email last week; it was also flagged here in the notes and in the clubhouse.

CARDS / HANDICAPS  – With the WHS changes causing a little confusion please remember  for the whole winter we will be using the yellow tees and you must use your correct handicap. We have now set up the computer and label printer so please enter your number on the computer to get a label with the correct handicap. You do not have to enter your 13 hole scores on the computer afterwards. Be sure to mark separate cards for 13 holes Turkey & Winter League and remember you should not fill in your own card. Always swap.  

COURSE CARE – With the course softening up it is more important than ever that we all take responsibility for repairing pitch marks and divots. Every golfer should have a repairer with them and we provide bags of seed / sand mix at the first tee box. There really is no excuse for you not to take one.

CAR PARK PAINTING FUNDRAISER – If you don’t fancy walking from the bottom of the car park for 2022 why not enter our fundraising raffle. We will have 2 spaces reserved for the winners (beside the Trustee spots) for the entirety of next year. All funds raised will go towards properly marking out the full car park. As we are all aware with both the Par 3 restaurant and the course becoming ever more popular we need to maximize the usage of the space we have. Tickets are now available in the shop @ €5 each or 3 for €10.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – A big shout out this week to Irish Newspapers Archive where I access most of the items I use in this section. They really provide a fantastic facility and anyone with an interest in old newspapers / history should check them out. https://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/   This week’s clipping is from a Westmeath Independent dated 18/3/1977.

“Miss Anita Cunningham (outgoing captain) is Moate Lady ‘Golfer of the Year’. This was declared at the annual meeting of the club which elected Miss Margaret Walsh; Captain for 1977; Mrs. M. Lowe, Vice-Captain; Mrs. J. O’Brien, Hon. Secretary; Mrs. PJ Grogan, Hon Treasurer; and committee: Miss A. Cunningham, Mrs. G. Yorke, Mrs. C. Doyle, Mrs. B. Kelly, Miss E. Lohan and Miss T. McCann. The opening competition was won by Mrs. K. Cooney with Miss. E. Lohan runner up. “

Regards,  

Andy Dunne 

Moate Golf Club 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 


Chris Tuohy, R.I.P.

It is with regret that we note the recent passing of former Mens Captain Chris Tuohy. He was Captain here in 1994. May he rest in peace. 

Funeral arrangements can be found on this link. https://rip.ie/death-notice/christopher-chris-tuohy-moate-westmeath/476928 A socially distanced Guard of Honour will form at the Carmelite Church @ 11.40am Wednesday 24th. 


Club Notes 21/11/2021

Thanks to Tracey Redmond we have this lovely pic of Sean Dunne with Joe & Paul Digan chasing rainbows. 

RESULTS – 13 hole Turkey 9th – 21st November 2021 (Stableford) Week 7

1st Cat 1 – Neil Fuery (6) 29pts (inc -2), 2nd Cat 1 – Brendan Daly (8) 28pts, 1st Cat 2 – Darren Rosney (13) 31pts (inc -2), 2nd Cat 2 – Martin Fleming (10) 30pts, 1st Cat 3 – Paddy Carroll (17) 31pts, 2nd Cat 3 – Liam Lynam (16) 30pts, 1st Cat 4 – E. Cunniffe (25) 29pts, 2nd Cat 4 – Kevin Jordan (20) 29pts.  

FUTURE COMPETITIONS – Week 8 of the Mens Club 13 hole Turkey competition runs from Monday 22nd to Sunday 28th November. Category winners will of course bag a turkey voucher but to spread the prizes around you will be on (-2) next time out.

Captains Drive Out 2021 - Willie Smith, Marie Keane, Mary Horan & Adrian Hiney. (Pic courtesy of Martin Horan)

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – The Scramble on Sunday 21st to bring the curtain down on the year for Captains Willie & Marie. 17 teams enjoyed the winter sunshine and were well wrapped up in wooly hats. 1st Liam Galvin, Denis Cronin, Jimmy Kassaris & Claire Varley (58.6), 2nd Brendan Daly, Ella Grennan, Dessie McLoughlin & Eamon Grennan (59.8). To avoid any crowds gathering we did not hold a formal presentation but there is a little prize for the winners that can be collected in the shop. Here’s a hint – you might need a corkscrew.  

Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay winner Eddie Tynan (r) and runner up Cathal O'Rourke (l).

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY 2022 WINTER LEAGUE – We’ve had cards returned now from 101 golfers and Darren Rosney’s amazing form continues. He is on 156pts with Joe Ennis 2nd on 142pts and Donie Glynn not far behind on 137pts.  A full table will be available on the website shortly so you can monitor everyone’s progress.

For Ladies & Gents (members only) 13 hole rounds can be played any day but you must enter in the shop as usual. €5 for your first round and €3 for each subsequent round. Play as often as you like and your best 5 rounds count. The top 60 players will be divided into 3 handicap groups and randomly formed into 20 teams for the play off over 18 holes. 1st prize will be provided by the club in the form of 3 x Ping 3400 drivers with our long time sponsor Seery’s Cash & Carry generously providing the 2nd and 3rd prizes.

Martin Horan & Mags Galvin on the 7th green.

CARDS / HANDICAPS  – With the WHS changes causing a little confusion please remember  for the whole winter we will be using the yellow tees and you must use your correct handicap. We are looking into using the computer and label printer which will help but for now use the WHS calculators on the website.

COURSE CARE – With the course softening up it is more important than ever that we all take responsibility for repairing pitch marks and divots. Every golfer should have a repairer with them and we provide bags of seed / sand mix at the first tee box. There really is no excuse for you not to take one.

Check out our brand new information board re the Ballinagabry Earthworks which are a feature of our 11th hole.

MENS CLUB AGM – While the Mens Secretary Shane Kelly will issue further details in due course I can tell you that it’s planned to hold the Mens Club AGM on Friday December 3rd @ 7pm.  

BILLY BROWNES BOOK – I’m sure plenty of our GAA following members will be interested in ‘The Nolans, Football Royalty Across Clara, Offaly, Leinster and New York’ which is being launched in Clara GAA Centre at 8pm on Saturday November 27th.  All are welcome.

Regards,  

Andy Dunne 

Moate Golf Club 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 


CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT (UPDATED) - 10AM SUNDAY 21ST NOVEMBER 2021

NO CONGREGATING AT THE CLUBHOUSE.  NO MORE THAN 2 PEOPLE IN THE SHOP AT ONE TIME. CARD SHOULD ONLY BE HANDLED BY ONE TEAM MEMBER. 

COMPETITION HANDICAP FOR YELLOW / RED TEES NOW SHOWN

HOLE PLAYER HC PLAYER HC PLAYER HC PLAYER HC
1 WILLIE SMITH 34 MARIE KEANE 30 MARY HORAN 25 ADRIAN HINEY -2
2 SEAN DUNNE 12 JOAN MOLLOY 23 BETTY BEHAN 23 JOE CREGGY 18
3 SINEAD HEALY 12 SEAN EGAN 13 JOHN MULLALLY 18 JOE CASEY 24
4 BERT BURKE 4 TOMMY CAMPBELL 17 JJ GUINAN 18 CARMEL CARROLL 26
5 RAY DONOGHUE 10 PHILIP DALTON 15 BERNARD BROWNE 21 JONATHAN CROZIER 22
6 WILLIE COLGAN 12 LIAM LYNAM 16 BETH DUNNE 17 DONAL BRENNAN 31
7 CATHAL O'ROURKE 11 JOHN NALLY 15 GABRIEL BUCKLEY 18 MARY KERRIGAN 29
8                
9 DONIE GLYNN 10 MARIAN FOGARTY 14 MICHAEL O'LEARY 18 STEVE SCULLION 24
10 DECLAN MURPHY 10 DARREN ROSNEY 13 PASCAL MACKEN 20 EAMON CUNNIFFE 25
11 BRENDAN DALY 8 ELLA GRENNAN 15 DESSIE MCLOUGHLIN 20 EAMON GRENNAN 29
12 CARMEL CONNOLLY 12 CHARLIE MCGRATH 19 JOE HEALY 21 SYL BYRNE 23
13 PADDY COYNE 11 ANDY DUNNE 15 MARTIN HORAN 17 MAGS GALVIN 25
14 MIKE HINEY 11 JOE DIGAN 16 VERONICA COLGAN 14 GER COUGHLAN 27
15 MICHEAL KELLY 9     DANNY CONLON 18 GERALDINE BYRNE 32
16 PHIL BEHAN 12 KEVIN FOGARTY 13 PADRAIG SHINE 20 SHANE MAHER 22
17 RORY MINAGH 7 NOEL CURTIS 13 DERMOT MCGOWAN 19 CARMEL FOXE 39
18 LIAM GALVIN 4 DENIS CRONIN 16 JIMMY KASSARIS 18 CLAIRE VARLEY 36

 

 


Club Notes 14/11/2021

Thanks to Martin Horan for the photos this week. It's always good to know I'll be looked after for content even on a week where I'm not on the course myself. laugh

Charlie Tone on the 11th

RESULTS

13 hole Turkey 8th – 14th November 2021 (Stableford) Week 6

1st Cat 1 – Paul Jacob (8) 29pts, 2nd Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (4) 29pts, 1st Cat 2 – Darren Rosney (13) 35pts, 2nd Cat 2 – Eamon Coughlan (9) 31pts, 1st Cat 3 – David Falsey (17) 32pts, 2nd Cat 3 – Aidan Maloney (17) 30pts, 1st Cat 4 – Dermot McGowan (19) 31pts, 2nd Cat 4 – Roger Quinn (22) 30pts.  

The 8th.

FUTURE COMPETITIONS – Week 7 of the Mens Club 13 hole Turkey competition runs from Monday 15th to Sunday 21st November. Category winners will of course bag a turkey voucher but to spread the prizes around you will be on (-2) next time out.

Betty Buckley

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – There will be a drive out Scramble on Sunday 21st November at 10am and the entry sheet is now in the shop. As we need to do the draw on Thursday night it is really important that you get your name on the list as quickly as possible. To date we only have 24 entrants.

Sean Dunne, Beth Dunne and Bert Burke on 12. 

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY 2022 WINTER LEAGUE – We’ve had cards returned now from 84 golfers and the early leaders are: Darren Rosney with a staggering 149pts from 5 rounds and Joe Ennis not far behind on 138. Geraldine and Eamon Coughlan have also played at least 5 rounds each and they come next with 135 and 133 respectively.

For Ladies & Gents (members only) 13 hole rounds can be played any day but you must enter in the shop as usual. €5 for your first round and €3 for each subsequent round. Play as often as you like and your best 5 rounds count. The top 60 players will be divided into 3 handicap groups and randomly formed into 20 teams for the play off over 18 holes. 1st prize will be provided by the club in the form of 3 x Ping 3400 drivers with our long time sponsor Seery’s Cash & Carry generously providing the 2nd and 3rd prizes.

Beth Dunne's approach shot to the 6th. 

COURSE CARE – With the course is softening up it is more important than ever that we all take responsibility for repairing pitch marks and divots. Every golfer should have a repairer with them and we provide bags of seed / sand mix at the first tee box. There really is no excuse for you not to take one.

CAR PARK PAINTING FUNDRAISER – If you don’t fancy walking from the bottom of the car park for 2022 why not enter our fundraising raffle. We will have 2 spaces reserved for the winners (beside the Trustee spots) for the entirety of next year. All funds raised will go towards properly marking out the full car park. As we are all aware with both the Par 3 restaurant and the course becoming ever more popular we need to maximize the usage of the space we have. Tickets are now available in the shop @ €5 each or 3 for €10.

MIDLANDS INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing of the new season for the alliance was in Mullingar and the prizewinners were – 1st Martin Murray (Longford) 42pts, 2nd Tony Dunne (Edenderry) 40pts, 3rd Willie Ganly (Moate) 38pts, 4th Pat Malone (Moate) 37pts, 5th Declan Murphy (Moate) 37pts. The next outing is on Sunday 12th December with tee times from 9.30-12. Please call Paddy Coyne on 085 – 2485 177 for further details.

Regards,  

Andy Dunne 

Moate Golf Club 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 


Club Notes 7/11/2021

The 2022 Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League has got off to a very positive start with 60 cards returned in the first week. 2021 GOTY winner Eamon Coughlan is already top of this qualifying table with 72pts from 3 rounds. Joe Ennis & Darren Rosney are 2nd & 3rd with 55pts & 53pts after 2 rounds each.

RESULTS – 13 hole Turkey 1st – 7th November 2021 (Stableford) Week 5

1st Cat 1 – Rory Minagh (7) 27pts (inc -4), 2nd Cat 1 – Cormac Nee (8) 27pts, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (10) 28pts, 2nd Cat 2 – Paddy Coyne (12) 28pts, 1st Cat 3 – Mick Young (15) 28pts, 2nd Cat 3 – Andy Dunne (15) 28pts (inc -2),1st Cat 4 – Bernard Browne (21) 29pts, 2nd Cat 4 – Leonard Donaldson (26) 29pts.  

Paddy Fox in action on the 11th. 

FUTURE COMPETITIONS – Week 6 of the Mens Club 13 hole Turkey competition runs from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th November. Category winners will of course bag a turkey voucher but to spread the prizes around you will be on (-2) next time out.

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – There will be a drive out Scramble on Sunday 21st November at 10am and the entry sheet is now in the shop.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY 2022 WINTER LEAGUE – For Ladies & Gents (members only) 13 hole rounds can be played any day but you must enter in the shop as usual. €5 for your first round and €3 for each subsequent round. Play as often as you like and your best 5 rounds count. The top 60 players will be divided into 3 handicap groups and randomly formed into 20 teams for the play off over 18 holes. 1st prize will be provided by the club in the form of 3 x Ping 3400 drivers with our long time sponsor Seery’s Cash & Carry generously providing the 2nd and 3rd prizes.

COURSE CARE – Now that the course is softening up as we enter the winter months it is more important than ever that we all take responsibility for repairing pitch marks. Every golfer should have a repairer with them. In addition we must look after all the divots and as bags of seed / sand mix are provided at the first tee box there really is no excuse for you not to take one.

Some lovely winter berries on the 9th. 

CAR PARK PAINTING FUNDRAISER – If you don’t fancy walking from the bottom of the car park for 2022 why not enter our fundraising raffle. We will have 2 spaces reserved for the winners (beside the Trustee spots) for the entirety of next year. All funds raised will go towards properly marking out the full car park. As we are all aware with both the Par 3 restaurant and the course becoming ever more popular we need to maximize the usage of the space we have. Tickets are now available in the shop @ €5 each or 3 for €10.

MIDLANDS INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing of the new season for the alliance is in Mullingar on Sunday 14th November with tee times from 10-12. Please call Paddy Coyne on 085 – 2485 177 for further details.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another trip down memory lane and this week we visit the Westmeath Independent dated 5/8/1961.

“One of the best competitions for many years was held at Moate Golf Club on Sunday last. The competition was the Bankers Prize for which there was an excellent entry. The course was in grand order and the standard of play was high all round. The competition was won by Mr. W. Lynam jnr. (22) 1 up, who won on the second nine from Mr. M. Adamson (22) 1 up. Next Sunday, Joe Egan’s prize will be competed for. 18 holes stroke.”

Regards,  

Andy Dunne 

Moate Golf Club 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 


Club Notes 31/10/2021

The Seery’s Cash & Carry Winter League will have a new format for 2022. The 5 man team playing 6 qualifying rounds has been replaced with an initial singles qualifying stage and then 3 person teams will be formed from the qualifiers for the final. The main difference initially is that we can play as many 13 hole rounds as we like (€5 for 1st round and €3 afterwards) and your best 5 rounds count for your score. The qualifying stage starts Monday 1st November. The top 60 players will be divided into 3 handicap groups and randomly formed into 20 teams for the play off over 18 holes. 1st prize will be provided by the club in the form of 3 x Ping 3400 drivers with our long time sponsor Seery’s Cash & Carry generously providing the 2nd and 3rd prizes.

RESULTS Tuesday Club - Club Stableford 31/10/2021 – 1st Overall – Padraig Keenan (13) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Neil Fuery (6) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – Declan Murphy (11) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Liam Lynam (17) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Paul Browne (22) 41pts, 1st Ladies – Mary Horan (25) 38pts.

Scratch Championship – 1st Tommy Digan (4) 75 gross, 2nd Ollie Grogan (-1) 76 gross.

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open 28/10/2021 – 1st Eddie Nally (26) 37pts, 2nd Mick Grehan (15) 37pts.

13 hole Turkey 25th – 31st October 2021 (Stableford) Week 3 - 1st Cat 1 – Rory Minagh (7) 26pts (inc -2), 1st Cat 2 – George Garvey (12) 29pts, 1st Cat 3 – Gabriel Buckley (18) 30pts, 1st Cat 4 – Sean Cooney (22) 29pts.

T na G Hair Salon – Monday 25/10/2021 - 1st Overall – Joe Digan (19) 40pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jimmy Digan (6) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – George Garvey (12) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Andy Dunne (16) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 – Sean Weldon (20) 33pts, 1st Ladies – Geraldine Coughlan (20) 35pts.

George Garvey & Rory Minagh teeing off at the 11th in the Bank Holiday Monday competition. 

FUTURE COMPETITIONS – It’s 13 hole competitions all the way now as the winter season arrives. Week 5 of the Mens Club 13 hole Turkey competition runs from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th November. Category winners will of course bag a turkey voucher but to spread the prizes around you will be on (-2) next time out.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY 2022 WINTER LEAGUE – As mentioned above rounds (13 holes) can be played any day but you must enter in the shop as usual. €5 for your first round and €3 for each subsequent round.

2021 GOTY – Eamon Coughlan ran out the clear winner for 2021 with 408pts although Rory Minagh threatened for a while he finished 2nd on 343.5pts. Tommy Digan made a late surge to take 3rd on 319pts. Val Keogh 278pts and Paddy Coyne 273pts complete the final top 5. In total 220 players earned GOTY points.

COURSE CARE – Now that the course is softening up as we enter the winter months it is more important than ever that we all take responsibility for repairing pitch marks. Every golfer should have a repairer with them. In addition we must look after all the divots and as bags of seed / sand mix are provided at the first tee box there really is no excuse for you not to take one.

I've been in worse places after 2 shots on the 8th! 

CAR PARK PAINTING FUNDRAISER – If you don’t fancy walking from the bottom of the car park for 2022 why not enter our fundraising raffle. We will have 2 spaces reserved for the winners (beside the Trustee spots) for the entirety of next year. All funds raised will go towards properly marking out the full car park. As we are all aware with both the Par 3 restaurant and the course becoming ever more popular we need to maximize the usage of the space we have. Tickets are now available in the shop @ €5 each or 3 for €10.

Michael O'Leary launches a drive on the 18th on Sunday. 

GAA FANS FROM OFFALY & BEYOND – Moate member Billy Browne has been in touch to say he has written a book on the Nolan family who were by all accounts fabulous GAA players in Offaly and New York in the 1950’s and 60’s. It officially launches in Clara on November 27th and we’ll have more details closer to the time.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another trip down memory lane and this week we visit the Westmeath Examiner dated 15/1/1983. “The following are the results of competitions played over the Christmas period. Club Hamper: 1st Mick O’Brien 24pts, 2nd Rob Ross 23pts, 3rd Bill Tinsley 22pts. Mixed Hamper: 1st Larry Flanagan & Mrs. Burke; 2nd Bert Burke & Mrs. Burke; 3rd John & Mrs. McGuinness. Christmas Day competition: 1st Mick Glennon, 2nd Joe Deegan. New Years Day Prize: 1st Hugh Conlon 22pts, 2nd Paddy Browne 21pts. All club members are reminded that the Captains Dinner (Jim O’Brien) will be held in the clubhouse on Friday, 21st January. To avoid overcrowding tickets will be limited. The Annual General Meeting will take place in the clubhouse on Sunday, 23rd January.”

 

Regards,  

Andy Dunne 

Moate Golf Club 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 


CLUB SCRATCH CHAMPIONSHIP 2021

CLUB SCRATCH CHAMPIONSHIP - 18 HOLE STROKEPLAY - CAN BE PLAYED SAT / SUN IN CONJUNCTION WITH WEEKEND COMPETITION - MARK A SEPARATE CARD. €10 ENTRY. (THIS REPLACES SCRATCH MATCHPLAY) 


Club Notes 24/10/2021

We send best regards to our friend and member JJ Colgan who is in hospital at the minute after taking ill while golfing. He has asked me to say a huge thank you to his playing partners Brendan, Ron & Sean for looking after him. In particular he wants to say a special thanks here to Jane Boland who raced out in a buggy and assisted greatly in getting him safely off the course. 

RESULTS – Par 3 Restaurant / Grand Hotel Moate - Club Stableford 24/10/2021 – 1st Overall – Andy Dunne (18) 44pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (0) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Paul Digan (10) 37pts, 1st Cat 3 – Andrew Rafferty (14) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 – Danny Conlon (19) 39pts, 1st Ladies – Mary Horan (26) 40pts. 


Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open 21/10/2021 – 1st Joe Ennis (12) 37pts, 2nd Mike Hiney (11) 37pts, 3rd Noel Mulligan (12) 35pts. 


13 hole Turkey 18th – 24th October 2021 (Stableford) Week 3 - 1st Cat 1 – Neil Fuery (5) 24pts, 1st Cat 2 – Joe Ennis (12) 28pts, 1st Cat 3 – Joe Creggy (18) 31pts, 1st Cat 4 – Danny Conlon (19) 31pts. 

Thanks to Martin Horan for these 2 pictures. 


FUTURE COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have our final 18 hole club stableford of the season kindly sponsored by The Tuesday Club while the Nick Linnane & Co. sponsored Thursday Open has its final outing for 2021 on the 28th. 
Week 4 of the Mens Club 13 hole Turkey competition runs from Monday 25th to Sunday 31st October. Category winners will of course bag a turkey voucher but to spread the prizes around you will be on (-2) next time out. Depending on the number of weekly entries we may have category runners up and they will be on (-1) for the following round.   

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Moate GC golfers were very much to the fore at the 2020 Captains Prize held a couple of weeks ago in the K Club. 1st Declan Murphy 39pts, 2nd Eddie Tynan 42pts (new member can’t win), 3rd Michael Murray 39pts, 4th Don Gibney (New Forest) 38pts , 5th Richie Allen 36pts, 6th Martin Murray (Longford) 35pts, 7th Phil Behan 35pts.  

2021 GOTY – With just 2 events to go Eamon Coughlan on 376pts looks to have seen off Rory Minagh’s late challenge. Rory is now 55.5pts behind in 2nd while Tommy Digan 267pts, Sean Flanagan 252.5pts and Steve Scullion 241.5pts complete an unchanged top 5. 

COURSE CARE – Now that the course is softening up as we enter the winter months it is more important than ever that we all take responsibility for repairing pitch marks. Every golfer should have a repairer with them. In addition we must look after all the divots and as bags of seed / sand mix are provided at the first tee box there really is no excuse for you not to take one. 

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another trip to the memory vaults finds this clipping from a Westmeath Examiner of 5/7/2008 – “Congratulations to Micheal Kelly & Mick O’Brien who guided the Tudenham Cup team to victory over Portumna last Saturday evening. Away from home, Brendan Kehoe/Johnny Mullally found the going tough and eventually conceded on the 15th. Kit Geoghegan/PJ McCormack were also involved in a tough battle on the 18th tee when news came through of the three home victories. Damien Farrell/Trevor Hill had an early victory, closing out their match on the 13th while Michael Glennon/ Padraig Keenan, after a shaky start, won 5 holes in a row to add victory number two on hole 15. Willie Digan/Conor McGuinness found it hard to shake off their determined opposition. However, when Conor pitched superbly to 6 feet and converted the birdie opportunity on the 16th the victory was assured.” 

Regards,  
Andy Dunne 
Moate Golf Club 
Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 

 


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