Weekly News 20th March 2023

Mens Club

Spring League (Sponsored by Birr Golf Shop)
Final day is fast approaching so get those rounds in. You never know, yours might be the one to make the difference. This Sunday March 26th is the deadline day. You will not be able to submit a card for the Spring League after this date. Eight teams will qualify for the final on April 2nd.
A 14-hole singles stableford competition continues (Holes 1 to 14 - white markers) Entry fee is €5 with €3 re-entry. Please enter on both the competition sheet and the computer.

Interclub Competitions
Sheets are now on the noticeboard for relevant matches. If you wish to be considered for selection, please make sure to put your name down.

16th March 
1st: Billy Donlon, Joe O’Brien, Declan Hanniffy, Frank Kenny  (49.4)

Gentle reminders for Golfers Series
This week - Slow Play

  • Your place on the course is directly behind the group in front, not ahead of the group behind.
  • If you are holding up the group behind, call them through.
  • If you are unsure whether your ball has come to rest out of bounds, or may be lost, immediately hit a provisional ball so that you will not have to return to the spot to replay the shot.
  • Begin reading the green and lining up putts as soon as you reach the green. Do not wait until it is your turn to putt to start the process of reading the green. Do it as soon as you reach the green so that when it is your turn you can step right up and putt.
  • Never delay making a stroke because you are having a conversation with a playing partner. Put the conversation on hold, make your stroke, then pick up the conversation again. 

Ladies Club

Winter League Final 2023 played on the 18th March
First - Team B Captain LVC  Bernie Nugent  87pts
Second - Team A Captain was Lady Captain Mary Byrne 73 pts
Third - Team I Captain Jo Conniffe 64 pts
Bernie Nugent 2nd and 8th holes
Sonia Brody 4th hole
Best Scores for each round
1st round - Mary Sullivan (HC 23.1) 20pts after countback
2nd round - Annette Kenny (HC 25.0) 21pts after countback
3rd round - Aileen McCormack (HC15) 24pts
4th round - Denise Devery (HC31.1) 25pts
5th Round - Aileen Watkins (HC 23) 23pts
International Womens Day 9 Hole Competition

3rd Edie Smyth (HC 35.8) 15 pts
2nd Patricia Guinan (HC 24.9) 16 pts
1st Bernie McTague ( HC 27.1) 18 pts
Beginners Group 9 hole competition
2nd Grainne Nic Gabhann 61 strokes
1st Clare Guinan 51 strokes
Glenn Eagles - Thurs 16th March
1st - Bernie Nugent, Renagh Haverty and Carmel Kelly 24.5

9 Hole competition ongoing- Please register on the computer.
13 hole hamper competition ongoing - Please register in the book
Glenn Eagles next competition to take place on 23rd March, Draw will be at 1.00pm
Change of draw times for Wednesday afternoon to 1.30  - Draw at 10.00 will continue as usual.

Ladies Get into Golf Program
The next ladies "Get into Golf Program" is commencing on March 30th at Birr Golf Shop and Driving Range. This is a 6 week program, every Thursday from 7.00pm. Cost of the Program is €69.95.
Please share this with your friends and family. If you know of anyone interested in trying golf, please get them to contact Sonia Brody on 0879792905 or Mike Horan at the golf shop.

Match Play
We will be taking entries for Match Play. Please put your name down in the locker room before Friday this week.

Greens Maintenance
Greens maintenance work has commenced this morning and the course is due to be closed from Monday 20th March 2023 to Wednesday 22nd March 2023. Works may finish before this time so check Club V1 for the up to date position.

Augusta Sweep
The annual Augusta Sweep is up and running. The entry fee is €10. Contact Francie on 087 2857282 to enter.

Weekly Fundraiser Draw
The numbers drawn this week were 3, 13, 14 and 17. The jackpot was not won. The weekly prize winner was Enda Mulhare. The jackpot now stands at €5,000

Bridge Club Results
15th March
1st Kieran Guinan and Eddie Nolan 
2nd Henry Haverty and Paddy Deegan