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Kieran Heavin

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Andy Dunne
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Beth Dunne
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Vera Burgoyne
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Marian Mullen
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Sean Dunne
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Anna O'Brien
phone: 090 64 81271

October 15th 2017:
CLUB NOTES 15/10/2017

Let’s hope everyone stays safe during Hurricane Ophelia and that there isn’t much damage done around the place. Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent competitions, well done to all prize winners and thanks to our sponsors this week Hugh Campbell Solicitors.

RESULTS –

15/10/2017 Hugh Campbell Solicitors (Stableford)  1st Overall – Noel Curtis (14) 42pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamie Colgan (5) 40pts, 1st Cat 2 – Padraig Keenan (11) 41pts, 1st Cat 3 – Seamus McCormack (18) 39pts, 1st Cat 4 – Joe Healy (23) 36pts. Ladies – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 35pts.

12/10/2017 Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford)  1st Bert Burke (4) 39pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (4) 39pts  

THIS WEEKS PHOTO GALLERY -

1. The 3rd. 2. Ger Coughlan takes on the 6th. 3. The 16th green and bunkers.

1. Bert Burke 2. Padraig Keenan 3. Noel Curtis 4. Lee Scanlon 5. Joe healy 6. Jamie Colgan 7. Seamus McCormack 8. Eleanor Fitzpatrick.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend we have a Club Stableford competition. From Monday 9th October – Sunday 22nd October we have a 13 hole weekly competition and from 23rd October this will switch to being a 12 hole competition in line with the decision taken for Winter League / Turkey competitions. We also have the penultimate Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on October 19th.

CAPTAINS DRIVE OUT – The scramble to mark the end of the year for Beth Dunne & myself will take place on Sunday 5th November with a shotgun start at 11am. The entry sheet for the Drive Out is now in the shop and your €10 entry should be paid when adding your name to the list.

SPECIAL OFFER – For €550 new members can join Moate Golf Club until end of February 2019. This might be a perfect opportunity for existing members to encourage people they know who were thinking of starting out or returning to golf so please spread the word.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – With just 3 counting competitions to go including the Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay which involves no one currently in the top 15, we have a new leader in Jamie Colgan on 396pts. He's far from home and hosed as Denis Cronin 395pts, Tommy Digan 394pts, Vincent Rickard 388pts and Michael Lynch Jnr 385pts are all well capable of getting a big result and tripping him up so this one looks like it will go right down to the wire!

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2018 – Entry forms for the 2018 Winter League are now available in the club shop. The most important things to note for now are that we are reverting to the 5 person team format and that we have decided all qualifying rounds will be 12 holes and not 13. A full list of rules is being compiled and will be posted by next week.

CROZIER AUTOPARTS CLUB MATCHPLAY – Men’s Captain Andy Dunne awaits the winner of the Jimmy Bradley / George Garvey semi-final which will no doubt be a tight affair seeing as it’s a repeat of last year’s final. Jimmy will no doubt be seeking revenge on title holder George! I’ll post an update next week on the Scratch Matchplay.

KEENAN BAUER SCOTCH FOURSOMES – The dynamic duo Tommy Digan & Micheal Kelly are through to the final and await the outcome of the clash between Seamus Buckley & Paddy Egan v Colm Farrell & Patrick Lynam in the other semi-final.

PITCH MARKS – The green keeping team and willing volunteers do a fantastic job in keeping our course in super condition all year round. As it gets a bit softer from now on it is vital that EVERYONE makes an extra effort over the coming weeks to repair pitch marks and divots. If we neglect the course it will have serious implications for it’s condition. Don’t be shy to remind your playing partners to repair any damage done.

READY GOLF – We are actively promoting the concept of ready golf to reduce the time of playing 18 holes. It’s very simple in that all you have to do is not worry about ’the honour’  or if someone is a little behind you on a fairway or near a green but not ready you can hit away in any order as long as it is safe to do so. Recent trials of the concept have shown significant times can be shaved off playing.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The next outing is in Longford GC on Sunday 22nd October with the tee booked from 10-12. Other venues are 19/11/17 Athlone, 10/12/17 Moate, 14/1/18 Mullingar, 25/2/18 New Forest, 4/3/18 Slieve Russell, 25/3/18 Headfort New (Captains Prize).

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


October 8th 2017:
CLUB NOTES 8/10/17

Well done to everyone who qualified for the Lanzarote Final held on Sunday and congratulations to all our prize winners. I had a lovely afternoon’s golf in the company of Liam Reynolds, Noel Mulligan and Eleanor Fitzpatrick and although none of us are going on any holidays we all had our moments in the sun during the round. Mind you we all had our moments in the dark clouds too! I’d also like to say a massive thank you to event sponsors Kathleen Leech, The Dingle Skelligs Hotel in Kerry, Hotel Woodstock in Clare and Tulfarris Golf Resort in Co Wicklow.  Details of the presentation will be announced at a later date.

RESULTS – 8/10/2017 Lanzarote Final (Stableford) Sponsored by Kathleen Leech

1st Joe Ennis (14) 41pts, 2nd Mal Kelly (12) 39pts, 3rd Sean Dunne (11) 39pts, 4th Eamon Coughlan (7) 38pts. Longest Drive: Geraldine Coughlan and Nearest the Pin: Eamon Coughlan.

1. Willie Colgan, Brendan Daly, Sinead Healy & Sean Dunne were first out in Lanzarote Final. 2. Declan Murphy, Ger Coughlan, Mags Galvin & John Smyth lining up for Lanzarote Final. 3. Tosh Galvin, George Garvey, Theresa Cleary & Val Keogh. 4. Patrick Lynam, Dermot Kenny, Veronica Colgan & Phil Behan. 5. Mal Kelly, Eamon Coughlan, Cathal O'Rourke & Geraldine Coughlan. 6. Liam Reynolds, Andy Dunne,  Noel Mulligan & Eleanor Fitzpatrick.

Moate Medical (Stableford)

1st Overall - Joe Ennis (14) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Neil Feury (8) 38pts, 1st Cat 2 – Sean Dunne (11) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – John Doyle (14) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Jordan (19) 40pts. Ladies – Beth Dunne (15) 33pts.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 5/10/2017

1st Jimmy Bradley (7) 38pts, 2nd Lee Scanlon (4) 36pts 3rd Aidan Ward (9) Athlone 36pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend’s club stableford competition is sponsored by Hugh Campbell Solicitors and we very much appreciate their support. From Monday 9th October we will have a 13 hole weekly competition for Turkeys (Monday to Sunday) and you can play in this at weekends but only if you have already entered the weekend competition also. We also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on October 12th. We will end our Thursday Opens on the 27th of the month. The BRS has been updated to reflect this.  

LANZAROTE FINAL – The final was held on Sunday 8th and the lucky winner of a week in Lanzarote including flights is Joe Ennis. Mal Kelly, Sean Dunne and Eamon Coughlan claimed the other prizes on offer.

1. Eleanor Fitzpatrick sinking a putt on the 4th hole. 2. Liam Reynolds lets fly on 16th. 3. Noel Mulligan takes aim on 16th.

SPECIAL OFFER – From October 1st, for €550 new members can join Moate Golf Club until February 2019. This might be a perfect opportunity for existing members to encourage people they know who were thinking of starting out or returning to golf so please spread the word.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – With the complication of 2 competitions on this weekend we have a bit of maths to do during the week and I’ll update the table for the next set of notes.  

PITCH MARKS – The green keeping team and willing volunteers do a fantastic job in keeping our course in super condition all year round. As it gets a bit softer from now on it is vital that EVERYONE makes an extra effort over the coming weeks to repair pitch marks and divots. If we neglect the course it will have serious implications for it’s condition. Don’t be shy to remind your playing partners to repair any damage done.

READY GOLF – We are actively promoting the concept of ready golf to reduce the time of playing 18 holes. It’s very simple in that all you have to do is not worry about ’the honour’  or if someone is a little behind you on a fairway or near a green but not ready you can hit away in any order as long as it is safe to do so. Recent trials of the concept have shown significant times can be shaved off playing.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing was in Portarlington GC on 8th October. Alliance Captain Paddy Coyne tells me it was well attended and the winners were 1st Willie Ganly 41pts (Moate), 2nd Fergal McCormack 36pts (Glasson), 3rd Paddy Coyne 36pts (Moate) and 4th Tommy Conlon (35pts (Moate). The next outing is in Longford GC on Sunday 22nd October and other venues are 19/11/17 Athlone, 10/12/17 Moate, 14/1/18 Mullingar, 25/2/18 New Forest, 4/3/18 Slieve Russell, 25/3/18 Headfort New (Captains Prize).

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


October 8th 2017:
LADIES CLUB

The last 18 hole competition for the year was the Annual Ladies Christmas Hamper which was again generously sponsored by Terry Coughlan. It was played on Sunday 1st October. The winners were 1st Geraldine Coughlan (16) 34 pts 2nd Veronica Colgan (16) 34 pts, Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) 34 pts, Cat 1 Beth Dunne (15) 29 pts, Cat 2 Theresa Cleary (28) 34 pts and Cat 3 Marie Dolan (27) 34 pts.

The 1st 16 hole competition was on Wednesday last and was sponsored by Margaret Larrigy. The winner was Beth Dunne (15) with 34 pts and Eleanor Fitzpatrick (23) was runner up with 31 pts.

Well done to Betty Behan and Pearse Corbett who won 1st prize for a pair with 38 pts while playing in the Glenn's Trophy foursomes competition in Birr on Wednesday last.

A note for your diary. The ever popular "Rock & Roll Bingo" will return to Moate Golf Club on Friday 10th November.


October 2nd 2017:
CLUB NOTES 1/10/2017

As we hurtle towards the end of the season, it was a good weekend for Wicklow men in that Paul Dunne from Greystones won the British Masters, my native Glenealy won yet another Senior Hurling Championship in the Garden County and I qualified for the Club Matchplay Final with a surprise win over a very sporting Alan Deegan. Although I’m not yet a Past Captain I was delighted to take up the invitation to join my predecessors on Saturday afternoon and I had a lovely day in the sun with past captains Martin Horan, Mary Horan and Padraig Keenan – you couldn’t help but play good golf in that sort of company! Congratulations to all our recent prize winners and thank you to all our sponsors.

RESULTS – 1/10/2017 Michael Horan Golf Shops (Stableford)

1st Overall – Brendan Stanley (19) 40pts, 1st Cat 1 – Neil Feury (8) 39pts, 1st Cat 2 – Colm Farrell (10) 40pts, 1st Cat 3 – Jimmy Dolan (16) 36pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Jordan (20) 40pts. Ladies 1st – Theresa Cleary (28) 34pts.

1. Weekend winner Brendan Stanley. Up the Dubs! 2. Intermediate Alliance Captain, Paddy Coyne. 3. Thursday Open winner Shane Nugent. 4. GOTY leader Vincent Rickard.

Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 28/9/2017

1st Shane Nugent (15) 40pts, 2nd Jack Bradbury Hughes (4) Mount Temple 37pts, Low Gross Martin Hogan (4) Westmanstown 32pts, 3rd Ken Farrell (9) Portlaoise 37pts, Ladies – Mary Mulrooney (28) Westmanstown 34pts.

UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Next weekend’s club competition is sponsored by Moate Medical Centre and we thank them for their support. The Lanzarote final is on Sunday 8th and we also have the Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on October 5th. We will probably end our Thursday Open on the 27th of the month. BRS has now been updated to reflect this.  

LANZAROTE UPDATE – The final will be held on Sunday 8th October starting at 11am. The draw for tee times is now on the website. Due to a tie for 36th place 37 Men and 12 Ladies qualified. If one gent drops out he will not be replaced as the original quota was 36, but if 2 drop out then the next on the list (plus ties) will be accommodated. It is important that you notify Andy Dunne 086 0556336 if you cannot take your place in the final line up so a sub can be notified.  As our generous sponsor Kathleen Leech is not available on Sunday the presentation for this will take place at a later date.

SPECIAL OFFER – From October 1st, for €550 new members can join Moate Golf Club until February 2019. This might be a perfect opportunity for existing members to encourage people they know who were thinking of starting out or returning to golf so please spread the word.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2017 – With just 5 counting competitions left (inc Club Matchplay) it’s all change at the top again with Vincent Rickard leapfrogging Bert Burke who is 2nd on 356pts, and Denis Cronin in 4th on 347pts. Michael Lynch splits them on 354pts with Jamie Colgan now 5th on 341pts. Seeing as we had our Annual Past Captains event on Saturday I had a look to see how the Past Captains were faring. Well ahead is the aforementioned Bert Burke in 2nd, then we have Dom Fitzpatrick 9th, Liam Galvin in 13th, Micheal Kelly 36th, Louis Cunningham 44th, Padraig Keenan 46th, Frank Kiernan 47th, Dermot Kenny 49th, Martin Horan 62nd, Eamon Coughlan 90th, Ollie Seery 100th, Michael O’Brien 105th, Seamus Buckley 111th, Kieran Heavin 119th, Hugh Conlon 123rd, Joe Mullen 145th. Unfortunately Joe Creggy has not registered any points on the board but there’s time yet and as for myself the Past Captain in waiting - I’m 50th.

PITCH MARKS – The green keeping team and willing volunteers do a fantastic job in keeping our course in super condition all year round. As it gets a bit softer from now on it is vital that EVERYONE makes an extra effort over the coming weeks to repair pitch marks and divots. If we neglect the course it will have serious implications for it’s condition. Don’t be shy to remind your playing partners to repair any damage done.

READY GOLF – It was decided recently at a Men’s Club meeting that we should actively promote the concept of ready golf to reduce the time of playing 18 holes. It’s very simple in that all you have to do is not worry who’s honour it is or if someone is a little behind you on a fairway or near a green but not ready you can hit away in any order as long as it is safe to do so. Recent trials of the concept have shown significant times can be shaved off playing and we will promote this from here on.

JUNIORS – Juniors that they must be playing with an adult member to enable them to win a prize in the weekend club competitions and they should book in beside an adult where possible on the BRS. For the adult members it is important that we make the juniors feel welcome and as they are the future of your club they should be encouraged to participate. If you see Juniors on the timesheet please don’t hesitate to stick your name down with them.

PAST CAPTAINS – 2016 Captains Geraldine Coughlan and Martin Horan were delighted to host the 2017 Past Captains event on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who managed to attend and we hope you enjoyed the day. A 13 hole competition in glorious sunshine was followed by an equally impressive meal from Pauric Whelehan and his team. Winners on the day were Bert Burke and Eleanor Fitzpatrick with the current Captain getting an honorary mention and a consolation prize!!

1. Padraig Keenan on the 10th during the Past Captains event. 2. Martin Horan looks on as Mary Horan putts on the 10th. 3. Past Captains Dinner. 4.

RULES QUESTION - If your ball is in a bunker resting against a rake and you are pretty certain that the ball will most likely move if the rake is taken away, what action should you take? (Answer – Mark your ball with a tee, lift ball taking care not to clean it, move rake and then place ball back,  remove tee and play your bunker shot.)  

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The first outing is in Portarlington GC next Sunday (8th October) with tee times from 10-12. This year’s Alliance Captain is popular Moate member Paddy Coyne. We wish him well for the season and he can be contacted at 085 2485177 for further details. Other venues 22/10/17 Longford, 19/11/17 Athlone, 10/12/17 Moate, 14/1/18 Mullingar, 25/2/18 New Forest, 4/3/18 Slieve Russell, 25/3/18 Headfort New (Captains Prize).

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Captain & P.R.O 


October 1st 2017:
LANZAROTE FINAL QUALIFIERS

THE LANZAROTE FINAL IS ON SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER KICKING OFF AT 11.00 AND THE TIMESHEET IS AS FOLLOWS :

Willie Colgan Sean Dunne Brendan Daly xx 11.00
Declan Murphy Ollie Seery Mags Galvin xx 11.10
David Fleming John Smyth Sinead Healy xx 11.20
Tosh Galvin George Garvey Val Keogh Theresa Cleary 11.30
Phil Behan Patrick Lynam Dermot Kenny Veronica Colgan 11.40
Mal Kelly Eamon Coughlan Cathal O'Rourke Geraldine Coughlan 11.50
Liam Reynolds Andy Dunne Noel Mulligan Eleanor FitzPatrick 12.00
Bert Burke Padraig Keenan Denis Cronin Beth Dunne 12.10
Rory Minagh Keith Murphy Jonathan Crozier Anne Magee 12.20
Liam Galvin Jimmy Kassaris Martin Horan Pearse Corbett 12.30
Louis Cunningham Brendan Magee Dom FitzPatrick Eileen White 12.40
Seamus Dolan Jack Bradbury Gareth Cassidy  Betty Behan 12.50
Michael Murray Gerry Jordan Joe Ennis Mary Horan 13.00

 

 

THESE TIMES WILL BE ADDED TO THE BRS SHORTLY. AS THERE WERE 37 MEN QUALIFYING IF WE HAVE ONE MALE DROP OUT HE WILL NOT BE REPLACED BUT IF 2 DROP OUT THEN WE WILL BRING IN REPACEMENTS IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN AT LEAST 36 QUALIFIERS. THERE WERE 12 LADY QUALIFIERS AND IF ANY DROP OUT THEY WILL BE REPLACED BY THE NEXT ON THE LIST.  ALL REPLACEMENTS MUS HAVE AT LEAST 3 CARDS IN TO BE PROMOTED.

IF ANYONE IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PLAY PLEASE CALL ANDY DUNNE ON 086 0556336 SO A SUB CAN BE NOTIFIED IN GOOD TIME.

 


October 1st 2017:
LADIES NOTES

the September running competition was won by Eileen White (24) with 57 pts. The runner up with 51 pts was Ann Magee (33).

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances I won't have the Christmas Hamper results until next week.

Best of luck to our representatives playing in the Glenns Trophy in Birr on Wednesday, Betty Behan, Pearse Corbett, Geraldine Coughlan and Eileen White.

 The final of the Lanzarote Open Competition is on Sunday next. We wish all the finalists the best of luck.



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