Overview of Moate Golf Club
President
Joe Mullen
Lady President
Mary Egan
Captain
Tommy Conlon
Lady Captain
Margaret Galvin
Hon Secretary
Andy Dunne
Hon Treasurer
Sean Dunne
Administrator
Anna O'Brien
e-mail: moategolfclub@outlook.comPhone: 090 64 81271

LADIES CLUB NOTES

Well ladies isn’t it a relief to be able to get back playing golf. The annual turkey competitions are being run from the time of opening of the lockdown up until Christmas. I’m sure there will be a large turnout. Booking must be made on the BRS system and all covid 19 distancing measures observed.

 The Ladies Club AGM takes place on Wednesday 9th December at 7pm. As only a very limited number are allowed attend in person, a Zoom facility for all who others who wish to attend will be available.

CLUB NOTES 29/11/2020 - THE EMPIRE SWINGS BACK!

If you've had to resort to this type of set up for the last few weeks 

no doubt you're delighted that we’re back! The BRS has been pretty busy over the last couple of days and next weekend is almost full already (although there are some society outings which may or may not proceed) so please try not to book both days so everyone gets a chance to play. There is a 5 day delay on bookings and we are not accepting green fees at this time in an effort to look after our members both from an access and a health point of view.

MENS CLUB AGM 2020 - The AGM of the Men’s Club will take place on Friday 4th December 2020 at 7.00 p.m. As Covid-19 restrictions prevail, an on-line Zoom meeting will be facilitated, and the necessary details forwarded by email to members in advance. Motions and nominations have now closed and can be seen on the website. The Men’s Club deals with all matters involved with the running of the Men’s Competitions throughout the year. All members of the Men’s Club are entitled to attend online and vote.

 

LADIES CLUB AGM 2020 - The AGM of the Ladies Club will take place on Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 7.00 p.m. As Covid-19 restrictions prevail, an on-line Zoom meeting will be facilitated.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Ever mindful of having things as organised as possible for you we will have a list of everyone’s WHS handicap index available in the shop. We will provide access to a calculator which will give everyone their competition handicap which will apply for the 13 hole Turkey competition which runs from Tuesday 1st to Sunday 6th December which will be off the Yellow Tees.  

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE – Like the old days in the GAA we cannot play the Final until restrictions are lifted further but we do intend to commence this years competition as usual. Entry forms will be in the shop and rounds can be played immediately. The provisional plan is to have the 2021 final late March / early April so we will have plenty of time to get 6 rounds in.

WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM –   For all you need to know going forward check out the great work done by Padraig Keenan http://www.moategolfclub.ie/whsresource.php The new World Handicap System (WHS) came into effect on Monday 2nd November. You can see your new handicap index if you register now on https://www.golfireland.ie/my-golf-login using your existing GUI number and the 4 digit pin on the back of your GUI card.

COVID-19 – Strict conditions for play remain in force. Golfers with any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away. Physical distancing rules should be observed at all times. You cannot play if you are not booked on the BRS. Tee times must be booked via BRS or shop. EVERYONE without exception must wear a face mask when indoors. Please observe this to protect the health of all involved and do not be offended if someone asks you not to be indoors without a suitable face covering. 

PAR 3 RESTAURANT – I’ve been asked to advise that the restaurant facilities will open from Friday 4th on a ‘see how it goes’ basis. Check out their Facebook page for further details on menus and booking. https://www.facebook.com/100485881783345/posts/174671361031463/

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – This week we start with details of an Open Competition mentioned in the Westmeath Independent of 30/7/1949. 

WM Examiner 20/10/1956 and 24/10/1987

WM ind. 9/12/1994

WM Ind 18/6/2011

 

 

Looking forward to more tales like this very soon.............................

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

MENS CLUB AGM 4/12/2020 - MOTIONS

Given that the clubhouse is currently closed we are posting motions received for the Mens AGM here. 

Motions for Mens club AGM .

 

Motion 1 

That all stroke competitions be played in 3 balls only  at 9 minute tee time interval . 

 

Motion 2 

That all inter club  team selections be posted  in the mens locker room prior to all matches and that full results of all inter club matches be posted in the mens locker room and on  the mens club notes . 

 

Proposed  - Michael Mcloughlin 

Seconded - Sean Connell 

 

Motion on Teams

a) Team Managers :
Firstly we want to acknowledge the work carried out by the committee during this very difficult year.
Committee Members should only manage one Team per year. Open the Manager role to other Members who have the interest, time & enthusiasm.

b) Managers should manage Teams not play unless under extreme circumstances i.e. If they are unable to get the number of players needed for that Team.

c) This seem automatic but hasn’t always happened on all Teams - All Teams should be selected on current form.

Motioned by Trevor Hill
Seconded by Johnny Foster

 

 

CLUB NOTES 22/11/2020....TIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC...............

It’s amazing how quickly this year has gone despite all the trials and tribulations we’ve all faced together. It’s fast approaching AGM time again and the details for the Mens and Ladies Clubs are below.

MENS CLUB AGM 2020 - The AGM of the Men’s Club will take place on Friday 4th December 2020 at 7.00 p.m. in the Clubhouse. However, should the current Covid-19 restrictions prevail, an on-line Zoom meeting will be facilitated, and the necessary details forwarded by email to members in advance. Motions and nominations should be returned to the Men’s Secretary on or before Friday 27th November 2020. The Men’s Club deals with all matters involved with the running of the Men’s Competitions throughout the year. All members of the Men’s Club are entitled to vote or to submit motions / nominations for this meeting.

LADIES CLUB AGM 2020 - The AGM of the Ladies Club will take place on Wednesday 9th December 2020 at 7.00 p.m. in the Clubhouse. However, should the current Covid-19 restrictions prevail, an on-line Zoom meeting will be facilitated, and the necessary details forwarded by email to members in advance.

WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM –   For all you need to know going forward check out the great work done by Padraig Keenan http://www.moategolfclub.ie/whsresource.php The new World Handicap System (WHS) came into effect on Monday 2nd November. You can see your new handicap index if you register now on https://www.golfireland.ie/my-golf-login using your existing GUI number and the 4 digit pin on the back of your GUI card.

COVID-19 NOTES UPDATE – Junior members are allowed use the course but only when strictly under supervision of our junior golf volunteer coaches. The sessions must be formally organised and no juniors can just turn up unannounced and use the course. Use of putting green and practice area is also prohibited. In addition to the above only course staff, committee members in the course of their duties or organised volunteer working groups should be at the club over the coming weeks.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – This week I have 5 more items from the annals of golfing history attached to this great golf club. 1. Starting with a relatively recent piece from the Anglo Celt dated 23/7/2015 - 

2. Irish Independent 2/10/1996

3. Westmeath Examiner 10/10/1987 (from Mullingar GC notes)

4. Westmeath Independent 15/11/1974

5. WM Ind 23/7/1949

 

 

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 15/11/2020 - EX MOATE MEMBER FEATURES IN THE MASTERS...............

This weeks golf fix came with major doses of sublime skill by the world’s best players on the amazingly manicured Augusta National. We were treated to a great win by world number 1 Dustin Johnson and solid performances from Irish lads Shane Lowry and amateur James Sugrue. Mind you in our current golf free state I’d probably enjoy watching people playing in the rain on a mini golf layout with windmills and the like!

WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM –   Padraig Keenan has put a tremendous amount of work into a WHS resource page on this website so please check it out.The new World Handicap System (WHS) came into effect on Monday 2nd November. You can see your new handicap index if you register now on https://www.golfireland.ie/my-golf-login using your existing GUI number and the 4 digit pin on the back of your GUI card. It will ask you to verify your email account so to access it you must have a valid email. All we need to do now is to get used to the new terminology, living with a much more fluid playing handicap and forget all about those .1’s! Check out www.golfnet.ie/whs for further details.

COVID-19 NOTES JUNIORS UPDATE – Junior members are allowed use the course but only when strictly under supervision of our junior golf volunteer coaches. The sessions must be formally organised and no juniors can just turn up unannounced and use the course. This note is inform all members of the above in case they see these junior sessions and think it’s open to all. Please remember that it is most definitely not. All other golfers must stay away from the course until otherwise notified. Use of putting green and practice area is also prohibited. In addition to the above only course staff, committee members in the course of their duties or organised volunteer working groups should be at the club over the coming weeks.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another 5 items of history this week from the newspaper archives.  Startiung with the Westmeath Independent 19/2/1993

Irish Independent 30/6/1983

Evening Press 17/5/1980

WM Ind 1/10/1971

WM Ind 29/11/1969

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

MONA O'CONNELL (NEE COX) RIP

It is with regret that we have learned of the passing of Mona O'Connell (nee Cox). Mona was Lady Captain in 1965 and her family were heavily involved in Moate Golf Club for many many years. May she rest in peace. https://rip.ie/deat.../mona-o-connell-moate-westmeath/438849

CLUB NOTES 8/11/2020 - BIDEN FINALLY TRUMPS OVER A BUSTED FLUSH!

It’s probably just as well there has been a US Presidential Election on to keep us occupied as there’s not much golf wise to report on this week. Apparently Mr. Biden has Mayo connections so no doubt George Garvey’s relations will have him over for a round in Claremorris sometime in 2021.  

WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM –   Padraig Keenan has put a tremendous amount of work into a WHS resource page on the website so please check it out. The new World Handicap System (WHS) came into effect on Monday 2nd November. You can see your new handicap index if you register now on https://www.golfireland.ie/my-golf-login using your existing GUI number and the 4 digit pin on the back of your GUI card. It will ask you to verify your email account so to access it you must have a valid email. From here on in we must get used to the new terminology, a much more fluid playing handicap and forget all about those .1’s! Check out www.golfnet.ie/whs for further details.

COVID-19 NOTES – All golfers must stay away from the course until otherwise notified. Use of putting green and practice area is also prohibited. Only course staff, committee members in the course of their duties or organised volunteer working groups should be at the club over the coming weeks.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another 5 gem's this week from the newspaper history pages, back when they were allowed play golf!

Westmeath Independent 19/10/1940 

Westmeath Independent 12/10/1957

Westmeath Independent 5/12/1959 - Athlone GC Captains Dinner

WM Ind 26/2/1988 - Moate Ladies AGM

Evening Press 2/6/1990 - Bert Burke and Paul Power in the East of Ireland @ Baltray

 

 

 

Regards, 

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

CLUB NOTES 1/11/2020 - ISN'T IT IRONIC...........

With multiple WHS and Interclub announcements it would lead you to believe that we had not just had another week of no golf passing, very slowly. Yet the GUI/ILGU have probably been at their busiest in years. It all reminds me of an Alanis Morissette song.

I would also like to take this opportunity to offer condolences to my long time fourball partner and friend Gerard Coughlan on the death of his father Frank this weekend. Not a golfer as far as I know but he certainly frequented the restaurant at the golf club on numerous occasions.

WORLD HANDICAP SYSTEM –   The new World Handicap System (WHS) comes into effect on Monday 2nd November. You can see your new handicap index if you register now on https://www.golfireland.ie/my-golf-login using your existing GUI number and the 4 digit pin on the back of your GUI card. It will ask you to verify your email account so to access it you must have a valid email. From here on in we must get used to the new terminology, a much more fluid playing handicap and forget all about those .1’s! Check out www.golfnet.ie/whs for further details.

GOLF IRELAND INTERCLUB - Following a significant consultation process and review of current GUI and ILGU competition structures, the 2021 Golf Ireland Inter-Club format has been announced. Golf Ireland Inter-Club competitions will be split into eight equal Competition Areas; One area in Connacht; three areas in Leinster; two areas in Munster and two areas in Ulster. Eight Competition Area Winners will receive an Area Pennant and progress to All-Ireland Final Series. In light of on-going public health considerations, measures have been put in place which will see all 2021 Inter-Club matches held on a home and away basis, over one leg, until the Area Final. There will be a review of the format following a three year period.

COVID-19 NOTES – All golfers must stay away from the course until otherwise notified. Use of putting green and practice area is also prohibited. Only course staff, committee members in the course of their duties or organised volunteer working groups should be at the club over the coming weeks.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE – Another 5 little gems from the newspaper vaults. Starting with a piece on schools golf from the Nenagh Guardian dated 27/4/1996 which shows then Moate member Adrian Lynch and also a brother of our own Brendan Kehoe. 

Kilkenny People - 28/5/1993 

Westmeath Independent 7/11/1964

Offaly Ind. 4/6/1971

Westmeath Ind. 24/2/1984

 

Regards, 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O

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