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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
Ann Killian, former Lady Captain RIP

It is with regret we have learned of the passing of our Lady Captain in 1989 Ann Killian. The entire membership of Moate Golf Club send their condolences to the family. May she rest in peace. 

A socially distanced guard of honour will form outside the church in Dysart at 1.30 today.  

Reposing at Shaws Funeral Home, Mullingar this Thursday, 22nd July, from 11am to 1.15pm concluding with rosary. In keeping with current government guidelines, a private family funeral with 50 people will take place for Ann on Thursday, 22nd July, at 2pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Dysart. Burial afterwards in Loughnavalley Cemetery.


Ladies club

The competition on Wednesday last was won by 1st Mary Egan (30) 38 pts, 2nd Grainne Costello (46) 38 pts and 3rd Pearse Corbett (22) 37 pts. The competition on Wednesday 21st is the Pauline Farrell Memorial. 
We wish Captain Willie Smith a very enjoyable and successful Captains Prize Day on Saturday next


Club Notes 18/7/2021

Willie Smith certainly had the weather God’s on his side for his Captains Prize qualifier. In a very well supported event in glorious sunshine there were only 3 scores returned in the 60's. Kevin Lynam with 68, Eddie Tynan and Sean Dunne on 69 will make up the final three ball for the 75 qualifiers which have been allocated a tee time from 8-12 on Saturday 24th July. Anyone who cannot take their place in the final should let either Andy Dunne or Shane Kelly know so a sub can be inserted in your place.

RESULTS –  Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open 15/7/2021 – 1st Brian Costello (18) 40pts, 2nd Michael Lynch Jnr (2) 38pts, Low Gross – Eddie Egan (3) Mount Temple 35pts, 3rd Shane McEnery (5) Mount Temple 38pts, Ladies – Eleanor Dillon (20) 36pts.

13 hole weekly 12th-18th July 2021 – 1st David Delaney 31pts.

BRITISH OPEN GOLF CHALLENGE – While all the potential winners teams will have to be given one final check we are delighted to announce the preliminary results as 1st Ollie Colgan (-50) Rahm, Casey, Spieth, Hughes, Lowry & McIntyre in case you were wondering and tied for 2nd splitting €350 between them are Myah Kelly, Helen Kelly & Paul Monnelly (Abbeyleix GC). Our thanks go to everyone who took part and to all who sold entries to their friends and work colleagues both old and new.  

 A ladybirdie! 

 

MOATE GC ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CLASSIC – I thought we already had a lot of visitors recently but it was nothing to the range of clubs we drew to our annual fundraising classic. As well as getting support from our own members the following clubs were represented – Rathcore, Headfort, Dun Laoghaire, Moyvalley, Carton House, Claremorris, Castlecomer, Athlone, Tullamore, Heritage, Athy, Carrick on Shannon, Roscrea, Glasson, Portlaoise, Mullingar, Hollywood Lakes, Galway, The Grange, Tulfarris, Royal Tara, Naas, Bray, Castleknock, Abbeyleix, Glenlo Abbey, Portarlington, Mountrath, Athenry, Cahir Park, Rathdowney, Birr, Mountbellew, Corrstown, Foxrock, Kilcock, Edenderry, Dundrum, Woodenbridge, Esker Hills, Killeen, New Forest, Roscommon, Mt Temple, Thurles, Rossmore, Strokestown, Elm Green, Slieve Russell & Lisheen Springs. What a list! We hope you enjoyed it and will come back for more great golf. 

We are very grateful to all our sponsors including – Glasson Lake House, Tulfarris GC, Naas GC, Athlone GC, Portarlington GC, Bunclody GC, Esker Hills GC & Donabate GC.

FUTURE COMPETITIONS – Willie Smiths Captains Prize Final is on Saturday 24th July and there are a few slots left in the 13 hole competition for the ladies on that day.  On Sunday 25th we have a club stableford kindly sponsored by Cllr. Vinny McCormack. The Nick Linnane & Co. sponsored Thursday Open is on the 22nd while the 13 hole running competition can also be played any day.

TEAM NEWS – On the team front we had a win v Mount Temple in the Barton Shield but suffered narrow losses in the Fred Perry and Mixed Foursomes to Esker Hills and Mount Temple respectively.

2021 MATCHPLAYS – The draw for this years Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes are still available elsewhere in the news section and have been put up in the locker room. The singles preliminary round and Scotch Foursomes 1st round deadline is August 1st.  First round singles matches due by 8th August can be played now too. Please use the white markers and the handicap rules are on the locker room charts.

PITCHMARKS & DIVOTS The members who are taking the sand / seed mix for repairing divots during their round are really helping cut down the hours our voluntary ‘Divot Work Party’ have to spend on this task. Please take a bag and repair as you play. Ditto for repairing pitchmarks on the green, please do not leave it to the players behind you to repair the damage you have caused to the course. Take responsibility for it yourself.

The hardworking greenkeeping staff had the course in superb condition at the weekend. 

BRS TIMESHEETS – Due to the heavy demand on weekend tee times casual members can only book primetime slots on Saturday or Sunday from Friday onwards.

JUNIORS – There are coaching sessions for any interested junior members at the practice area every Monday and it runs from 6-7pm.

Regards,  

Andy Dunne 

Moate Golf Club 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 


Club Notes 11/7/2021

We thank everyone who supported our Annual Fundraising Classic this week. We had visitors from around 50 clubs from all over Ireland. In true classic style the scoring was sizzling hot.

Our attention turns now to the British Open Fantasy Golf Competition that we run every year and as it’s almost upon us we are encouraging as many as possible to opt for the online version at www.moategolfclub.ie

1st Prize - €500 - (2nd: €250 - 3rd: €100) and all you have to do is select ONE golfer from each of the 6 groups.

 

 

There are of course ‘paper tickets’ available in the shop and from committee members.

RESULTS – Club Fundraising Classic 5-11 July 2021

1st Sean Rosney (Tullamore) 16, Leon Mollen (Tullamore) 33, Robert Doyle (Esker Hills) 30, Mohamed Abdelsalem (Esker Hills) 18. - (119 Pts)

2nd Gavin Fleming 4, Josh Fleming 7, Brandon Tobello 12, George Robbins 16 – All Esker Hills. – (117 Pts)

3rd John O’Dwyer 14, Jamie McCormack 12, Jesse McCormack 17 – All Thurles – Cathal Barrett (Dundrum) 17. – (109 Pts) See below for full classic results.

MOATE GC ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CLASSIC – We are very grateful to all our sponsors including - Supervalu Moate, AES, Renault, Topaz – Centra Moate, Supermacs Moate, Dennis Eagle, Paul Reynolds, Pro Golf, Gareth Cassidy, Horan’s Golf centres, Bo’s – Willie Allen, Bank of Ireland, AB Oil Ltd, Seamus Allen Motors, Glasson GC, Donal Murtagh Mobility, Aryzta Ltd, Goldcrop Ltd, Patrick O’Brien Ltd Mullingar, Catering Disposables Rathcoole, Major Equipment ltd., Mayo. More to follow next week.  

FUTURE COMPETITIONS – Booking for Willie Smith’s Captains Prize (qualifier) on 17th / 18th July continues and please note that the final is on Saturday 24th July. The Nick Linnane & Co. sponsored Thursday Open resumes on the 15th after a week off while the 13 hole running competition can also be played any day.

TEAM NEWS – The weekend saw yet more interclub matches. The Duggan Cup team led by Mike Hiney had a great 3-2 win over Headfort and now meet Mount Temple in the 3rd round. The Barton Cup and Junior Cup teams were eliminated by New Forest and Tullamore respectively. Next up it’s the Fred Perry v Esker Hills on Saturday 17th and the Mixed Foursomes v Mount Temple on Sunday 18th. Supporters can follow matches but Golf Ireland have stressed that there are no caddies allowed in any of this years competitions. 

2021 MATCHPLAYS – The draw for this years Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes are elsewhere in the news section and will be put up in the locker room this week with deadline dates for each round.

PITCHMARKS & DIVOTS The members who are taking the sand / seed mix for repairing divots during their round are really helping cut down the hours our voluntary ‘Divot Work Party’ have to spend on this task. Please take a bag and repair as you play. Ditto for repairing pitchmarks on the green, please do not leave it to the players behind you to repair the damage you have caused to the course. Take responsibility for it yourself.

BRS TIMESHEETS – Due to the heavy demand on weekend tee times casual members can only book primetime slots on Saturday or Sunday from Friday onwards.

JUNIORS – There will be coaching sessions for any interested Junior members at the practice area every Monday and it runs from 6-7pm.

Regards,  

Andy Dunne 

Moate Golf Club 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 


CLUB FUNDRAISING CLASSIC 2021

CLUB FUNDRAISING CLASSIC 2021

 

1ST SEAN ROSNEY (TULLAMORE) 16, LEON MOLLEN (TULLAMORE) 33, ROBERT DOYLE (ESKER HILLS) 30, MOHAMED ABDELSALEM (ESKER HILLS) 18. - (119 PTS)

2ND GAVIN FLEMING 4, JOSH FLEMING 7, BRANDON TOBELLO 12, GEORGE ROBBINS 16 – ALL ESKER HILLS. – (117 PTS)

3RD JOHN O’DWYER 14, JAMIE MCCORMACK 12, JESSE MCCORMACK 17 – ALL THURLES – CATHAL BARRETT (DUNDRUM) 17. – (109 PTS)

4TH MICHAEL BRODER 18, EDDIE MCAULIFFE (THE HEATH) 22, SEAN MCLOUGHLIN (RATHDOWNEY) 29, PJ HIGGINS (NEW FOREST) 20. - (108 PTS)

5TH BRIAN MCGOWAN 16, DERMOT MCGOWAN 20, PADDY CONWAY (STROKESTOWN) 48, BRENDAN MCGOWAN (STROKESTOWN) 29. - (107 PTS)

6TH TONY DUNNE 14, MICHAEL GURRAN 21, JOSEPH DOYLE 17, ROBBIE DOYLE 22 – ALL EDENDERRY. - (104 PTS)

7TH DAVID DELANEY 20, ROGER QUINN 27, BRENDAN HARTE (MOUNTBELLEW) 16, NEIL LYONS (MOUNTBELLEW) 23. – (102 PTS)

8TH KEVIN MITCHELL 12, MATTHEW MITCHELL (ESKER HILLS) 21, JOHN O’HARA (ESKER HILLS) 22, KEIR MANNERINGS (ESKER HILLS) 12. – (102 PTS)

9TH DAVID O BRADY (SLIEVE RUSSELL) 7, MARK HAYES (SLIEVE RUSSELL) 17, MICHAEL BRADY (SLIEVE RUSSELL) 22, SEAN MCCORMACK (LISHEEN SPRINGS) 17. – (102 PTS)

10TH BEN NATARAJ 15, TREVOR BOWEN 18, TOM FOX 1 (ALL MOUNT TEMPLE), DANIEL WATTS (ROSCOMMON) 7. – (101 PTS)

11TH JOHN NEVIN 18, TREVOR MOLONEY 17, GER RYAN 17, PJ TOOHER 21, (ALL THURLES) – (101 PTS)

12TH DARREN ROSNEY 14, BRIAN ROSNEY 27, GABRIEL BUCKLEY 16, NOEL MOONEY (PORTLAOISE) 19. – (101 PTS)

13TH JOE MULLEN 17, MARIAN MULLEN 52, MICHAEL MULLEN 31, DAVID MULLEN 11. – (100 PTS)

14TH EDDIE O’MEARA 29, BILLY MULLCLARE 19, DONAL HURLEY 20 (ALL THURLES), JOHN MCGRATH (CAHIR PARK) 19. – (100 PTS).

15TH SEAN GREANEY 25, BARRY CUNEEN 16, DONAL SHINE 8 (ALL ATHLONE), ETHAN CONNELL (STROKESTOWN) 17. – (100 PTS)

16TH JIMMY DIGAN 6, BRIAN COSTELLO 19, WILLIAM COGHLAN 21, JOHN GAVIN 21. – (100 PTS)

BEST ALL LADIES TEAM – EILEEN WHITE 29, GERALDINE COUGHLAN 19, MARY EGAN 32, ALISON COUPER 27. – (99 PTS)

 

ALL RESULTS PROVISIONAL PENDING FINAL CONFIRMATION AND THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL WINNERS ADDED. PRIZE ALLOCATION WILL BE CONFIRMED ASAP.


MATCHPLAY DRAWS 2021

Matchplay draws are below. Deadline dates will be added shortly. Usual draw posters will be written up and placed in Gents locker room. 

 

CROZIER AUTOPARTS CLUB MATCHPLAY

KEITH REDMOND V         BYE

EOIN CARBERY                   V         KIERAN HYNES

NICKY GRENNAN  V         KEVIN MITCHELL

PAT MALONE (MOATE)  V         BYE

EAMON COUGHLAN        V         JOE ENNIS

ENDA JORDAN                   V         SHANE KELLY

PADDY LYNAM                  V         BYE

ANDREW RAFFERTY         V         DONIE GLYNN

JOHN DUNICAN                 V         MICHAEL MURRAY

MIKE HINEY             V         BYE

NOEL MULLIGAN   V         NOEL DUNNE

RORY MINAGH                  V         ADRIAN HINEY

CATHAL O’ROURKE          V         BYE

CALVIN MCGOWAN         V         MICK MCLOUGHLIN

DERMOT HORAN  V         KIERAN CLAFFEY

LOUIS CUNNINGHAM      V         RAY DONOGHUE

MICK O’HANLON  V         BYE

GARY COLGAN                   V         MICHAEL O’LEARY

DEREK DALY                        V         SHANE NUGENT

CALLUM DUNNE    V         JONATHAN CROZIER

ENDA CLAFFEY                   V         EOIN MAGEE

KEVIN LYNAM                    V         EDDIE TYNAN

NEIL HINEY              V         BYE

BRENDAN DALY                V         JAMIE COLGAN

RICHIE O’BRIEN                 V         WILLIE GANLY

DECLAN MURPHY V         BYE

VINNY MCCORMACK       V         BRENDAN MAGEE

JIMMY DIGAN                    V         MARTIN RYAN

PADDY COYNE                   V         BYE

MARTIN HORAN   V         ENDA VARLEY

ROGER QUINN                   V         ANDY DUNNE

TREVOR HILL                       V         BYE

 

KEENAN BAUER SCOTCH FOURSOMES

PRELIMINARY ROUND

  1. TOMMY CONLON / A.N OTHER V PADDY LYNAM / COLM FARRELL
  2. WILLIE GANLY / MICHAEL MURRAY V JOE ENNIS / VINNY MCCORMACK
  3. KEVIN LYNAM / ADRIAN HINEY V ENDA CLAFFEY / NICKY GRENNAN
  4. SHANE NUGENT / LOUIS CUNNINGHAM V RORY MINAGH / JIMMY DIGAN

1ST ROUND

JIMMY BRADLEY / EAMON COUGHLAN V WINNERS OF 1

GARY COLGAN / MARTIN FLEMING V ELTON HUGHES / TOMMY LENNON

CATHAL O’ROURKE / RAY DONOGHUE V TREVOR HILL / MICK O’HANLON

JAMIE COLGAN / WILLIE COLGAN V SHANE KELLY / AN OTHER

CALLUM DUNNE / ANDY DUNNE V DAVID DELANEY / MARTIN HORAN

ENDA VARLEY / MICHAEL O’LEARY V WINNERS OF 2

MARTIN RYAN / GARETH CASSIDY V DECLAN MULLEN / ALAN DEEGAN

EDDIE TYNAN / DONIE GLYNN V KEITH REDMOND / DEREK DALY

ADRIAN CONROY / JOHN FOSTER V STEPHEN O’BRIEN / JOHN DUNICAN

JAMES DOLAN / JONATHAN TYRRELL V WINNERS OF 3

ENDA JORDAN / CALVIN MCGOWAN V MIKE HINEY / SEAN EGAN

GEORGE GARVEY / NOEL MULLIGAN V SHANE TONE / RICHIE O’BRIEN

GARY EGAN / LIAM LYNAM V KIERAN HYNES / NOEL DUNNE

EOIN CARBERRY / DAVID MALYNN V WINNERS OF 4

BERT BURKE / LIAM GALVIN V SEAN CONNELL / MICK MCLOUGHLIN

PADDY COYNE / SEAN WELDON V TOMMY DIGAN / MICHAEL KELLY


Ladies Club

Well done to the junior members who took 1st and 2nd place in the competition on Wednesday. The competition was sponsored by Sinead Healy, Veronica Colgan and Ger Byrne. In 1st place was Erin O'Faolain with 5 up, Myah Kelly took 2nd place with 4 up beating Mary Kerrigan also with 4 up on the back 9.  The winners of the June Monthly running competition sponsored by Ann Egan were 1st Grainne Costello, 2nd Ann Egan and 3rd Madeline Keneghan. Ladies don't forget the Club Classic is on this week and there is still time to put in a team. Congratulations to the Mixed forsome team under managers Betty Behan and Willie Smith who against Mullingar on Sunday.


Club Notes 4/7/2021

It’s great to see so many visitors playing Moate again. A member of FSGA Sun Coast GC in Florida, USA appeared recently as well as players from the likes of Esker Hills, Glasson, Portlaoise, Birr, Craddockstown, Mullingar, Roscommon, Tullamore, Loughrea, Templemore, Athlone, Portarlington, New Forest, Corballis, Arklow and Mount Temple.  We hope you enjoyed it and will come back for more great golf. 

RESULTS – Syncom UK Junior Scratch Cup (4/7/2021)

1st Gross – Christopher Cornally (10) Esker Hills 73 gross

1st Nett – Jimmy Digan (7) 68 nett

2nd Gross Tommy Digan (4) 75 gross

2nd Nett – Gareth Cassidy (8) 70 nett

 

Plan a Life Insurance Intermediate Scratch Cup (4/7/2021)

1st Gross – Darren Rosney (13) 80 gross

1st Nett – Joe Mullen (16) 67 nett

2nd Gross – Robert Mitchell (12) Esker Hills 80 gross

2nd Nett – Martin Ryan (16) 67 nett

 

D&B Fitted Furniture Minor Scratch Cup (4/7/2021)

1st Gross – Kieran Hynes (18) 87 gross

1st Nett – Enda Claffey (21) 67 nett

2nd Gross – Stephen Hahessy (19) 89 gross

2nd Nett – Calvin McGowan (22) 67 nett

 

Weekly running 13 hole Stableford (28th June – 4th July 2021) – 1st Noel Ryan (19) 29pts, 2nd Sean Flanagan (6) 28pts. 

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open Stableford (1/7/2021) – 1st Fergal Murray (26) Mt. Temple 40pts, 2nd Val Keogh (19) 40pts, Gross Shane Kelly (7) 32pts, 3rd Jimmy Bradley (7) 39pts.

MOATE GC ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CLASSIC – Our Annual Classic this year will run from Monday 5th July to Sunday 11th July. Teams of 4 @ €30 per person vie for a whopping €7k worth of prizes including a Callaway irons, Garmin S10 watches, Ping wedges, Ballybunion 4 ball, Footjoy shoes, Callaway golf bags, Palmerstown House 4 ball, Naas 4 ball, Ping umbrellas and lots more. The format is 2 to score on holes 1 to 17 with all 4 to count on the 18th. Players re-entering can do so at €20 per person so play early and play often! We are very grateful to all our sponsors and will list them in next weekend’s notes.

FUTURE COMPETITIONS – Booking for Willie Smith’s Captains Prize (qualifier) on 17th / 18th July is now open. The final is on Saturday 24th July.

CONNAUGHT JUNIOR LADIES OPEN – Congratulations to Moate member Ella Grennan who finished a very creditable T13th at Athlone Golf Club in this important event.

TEAM NEWS – The weekend saw yet more interclub matches. The Mixed Foursomes had a dramatic 19th hole win over Mullingar while the Fred Perry team also had a fine win over a strong Tullamore side. Unfortunately it’s the end of the road for our Pierce Purcell team who bowed out to Portlaoise in round 2. The club thanks Mike Hiney, Noel Mulligan, Cathal O’Rourke, Patrick Flynn, John Connellan, Paddy Coyne, Andrew Rafferty, Andy Dunne, Martin Horan & Eoin Ronaldson for their efforts.

Next up we have Duggan Cup & Barton Cup action on Friday versus Headfort & New Forest respectively while we also face Tullamore in the Junior Cup on Saturday. Supporters can follow matches but Golf Ireland have stressed that there are no caddies allowed in any of this years competitions. 

2021 MATCHPLAYS – The entry sheet for this years Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes are now in the shop and the closing date was extended to Sunday 11th July so please ensure your names are in the hat before the draw is done next Sunday night.

PITCHMARKS & DIVOTS The members who are taking the sand / seed mix for repairing divots during their round are really helping cut down the hours our voluntary ‘Divot Work Party’ have to spend on this task. Please take a bag and repair as you play. Ditto for repairing pitchmarks on the green, please do not leave it to the players behind you to repair the damage you have caused to the course. Take responsibility for it yourself.

BRS TIMESHEETS – Due to the heavy demand on weekend tee times casual members can only book primetime slots on Saturday or Sunday from Friday onwards.

JUNIORS – There will be coaching sessions for any interested Junior members at the practice area every Monday and it runs from 6-7pm.

GOTY 2021 – As there is no Senior Scratch Cups the other Scratch Cups cannot be included for GOTY so the current position is as was after the Dinny White event. Jimmy Bradley leads the way on 138pts, Eamon Coughlan is 2nd on 121pts with tied in 3rd Donal Glynn & Liam Galvin on 119pts apiece. There are now 172 players with GOTY points.

RANDOM RULE CORNER – While all our members should already be aware of this I thought I’d pop this here as a refresher. You must NOT take a free drop off tee boxes. It’s been play as you lie for a long time now. The only place on the course you must take a drop from is a green you are not playing to, or any roped off area specifically where there is a local rule that you must drop away from it.  

Regards,  

Andy Dunne 

Moate Golf Club 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 


Ladies club

The scoring in The Polly Buckley on Wednesday 23rd was a testament to how good the condition of the course is. The competition was sponsored by Mary Rose Coughlan, Dolores Moodley & Kathleen Cooney. 67 net was the score brought in by 1st Marie Dolan (34), 2nd Carmel Connolly (16) and 3rd Eleanor Fitzpatrick (24), Cat 1 Marion Fogarty (13) had 70 net, Cat 2 Betty Behan (25) 69 net, Cat 3 Marie Keane (30) 71 net and Cat 4 Claire Varley (43)  72 net. Well done to all.                                                                                                                                                                                               Best of luck to the Mixed Foursomes team under the management of Willie Smith and Betty Behan who play Mullingar on Sunday 4th next.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Club Classic is on for the week beginning Monday 5th July. There will be no Ladies Competition on Wednesday 7th July due to the classic. Ladies it would be appreciated if you would form teams either with club members or non-members and play in the classic. Entry for a team is €120.


Club Notes 27/6/2021

RESULTS – Friends of Dinny White Stableford (27/6/2021)

1st Overall – Elton Hughes (10) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Sean Flanagan (6) 38pts, 1st Cat 2 – Paul Fogarty (10) 39pts, 1st Cat 3 – Noel Curtis (16) 41pts, 1st Cat 4 – Brendan Magee (23) 40pts, 1st Ladies – Claire Varley (41) 43pts.  

Betty Behan on the 8th tee in the Friends of Dinny White.

Frank Watts on the 10th. 

Weekly running 13 hole Stableford (21st – 27th June) – 1st Ron Beattie (28) 31pts, 2nd Andy Dunne (19) 29pts. 

Nick Linnane & Co. Thursday Open Stableford (24/6/2021) – 1st Paul Dowling (31) Corballis 42pts, 2nd Andy Dunne (19) 41pts, Gross Shane McEnery (3) Mt. Temple 32pts, 3rd David Mullen (10) Esker Hills 40pts.

FUTURE COMPETITIONS – It is Scratch Cup weekend with your handicap index on the day determining which one you enter. The ‘Syncom UK’ Junior Cup is 2.5 to 8.0 with the ‘Plan A Life Insurance’ Intermediate Cup 8.1 to 17.0 and the ‘D&B Fitted Furniture’ Minor Cup is for 17.1 to 26. Players with a handicap index of 26.1 and over can play but must play off a maximum handicap of 28. We very much appreciate the support of all three sponsors. We have our popular Open stableford competition on Thursday July 1st sponsored by Nick Linnane & Co. There is also a running 13 hole which can be played any day. It is important to note that you must play the 13 hole competition off the ‘tees of the day’.

MOATE GC ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CLASSIC – Our Annual Classic this year will run from Monday 5th July to Sunday 11th July. Teams of 4 @ €30 per person will do battle all week for a whopping €7k worth of prizes including a newly added 4 ball in Naas, Callaway irons, Garmin S10 watches, Ping wedges, Ballybunion 4 ball, Footjoy shoes, Callaway golf bags, Palmerstown House 4 ball, Ping umbrellas and lots more. The format is 2 to score on holes 1 to 17 with all 4 to count on the 18th. Players re-entering can do so at €20 per person so play early and play often! 

LEINSTER MID AMATEUR OPEN – Congratulations to popular Moate member Adrian Hiney who had a fantastic performance in Tullamore to finish 2nd in this important event. Adrian was +1 after 3 rounds, just one shot off the winner Paul O’Hanlon (Carton House). Ollie Grogan also performed well and finished T22.

TEAM NEWS – The weekend saw more Interclub Matches with a fine 3.5 – 1.5 win Saturday in the Barton Cup under George Garvey and Michael Power / Ollie Grogan led our Junior Cup team to a win on Sunday, both wins were v Birr. Unfortunately we exited the Jimmy Bruen 3.5-1.5 away to Tullamore and lost in the Michael Moore v Portarlington. Next week the Fred Perry fourball team play away to Tullamore, the Provincial Towns play New Forest and we also have the Mixed Foursomes v Mullingar with the Pierce Purcell side away to Portlaoise. I think we also may have a Barton Shield match v Millicent. While supporters can follow matches Golf Ireland has stressed that there are no caddies allowed in any of this years competitions. 

A birds eye view at the start of Barton Cup v Birr.

Mike Hiney watching Tommy Digan.

Sean Egan and Jamie Colgan at the 14th.

2021 MATCHPLAYS – The entry sheet for this years Crozier Autoparts Club Matchplay and the Keenan Bauer Scotch Foursomes are now in the shop and the closing date has been extended to Sunday 11th July so please ensure your names are in the hat before the draw is done next Sunday night.

Seamus McCormack of the Michael Moore team. 

Val Keogh

GOTY 2021 – Will be updated for next weekend.

Gary Egan (Jimmy Bruen)

 

PITCHMARKS & DIVOTS The members who are taking the sand / seed mix for repairing divots during their round are really helping cut down the hours our voluntary ‘Divot Work Party’ have to spend on this task. Please take a bag and repair as you play. Ditto for repairing pitchmarks on the green, please do not leave it to the players behind you to repair the damage you have caused to the course. Take responsibility for it yourself.

BRS TIMESHEETS – Due to the heavy demand on weekend tee times casual members can only book primetime slots on Saturday or Sunday from Friday onwards.

JUNIORS – There will be coaching sessions for any interested Junior members at the practice area every Monday and it runs from 6-7pm.

ANDY’S ARCHIVE - A nice short one this week from the Westmeath Independent of 13/3/1926 – “The Moate Golf team will play Clara at home on St. Patricks Day.” J

Regards,  

Andy Dunne 

Moate Golf Club 

Hon. Secretary & P.R.O 


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