Captain's Prize Notice

Dear Member,

The following is a message from the Club Captain, Shemus Dore:

The year as Club Captain is flying by. I can’t believe it is this time already but alas the serious business of outrageous outfits, tales of woe, the ‘if onlys’, that once in a lifetime round, contentious pins etc is upon us. Both the committee and myself cordially invite all members to participate in this year’s Captain’s prize.

All rules, eligibility criteria, prize order etc relating to the Captain’s Prize are noted in the ‘competition conditions of play’ document on https://www.tulfarrisgolfclub.com/conditions-of-play/ . Please familiarise yourself with this information to avoid any uncertainty.

The main points are as follows:

·         To be eligible to win first prize, a person must have been a member of Tulfarris Golf Club in at least 1 of the 3 preceding years and must have played three 18 hole qualifying competitions in the current calendar year. 

·         New Ordinary members in the current year & Youths can win all prizes in the Captain’s prize with the exception of 1st Prize.

·         We are introducing a separate Captain’s prize for all junior members. A one day stableford competition will be held on Wednesday 25th July at 10am with a presentation to the winner following shortly afterwards

·         With regards to the Captain’s Prize Day 2, members must play their round in reverse order based on scores after Day 1 to be eligible for the 1st – 6th Prizes, Best Gross, Past Captains & Leading Veteran (60 years and over).  Requests from members to play out of order may be accommodated at the discretion of the committee. In such cases, members are only entitled to win Day 2, Closest to the Pin and Long Drive.

Day 1 of the Captain’s will take place on Sunday 22nd July followed by Day 2 on Saturday 28th July. The format will be strokes for both days played from the white tees.

Day 1 – Sunday 22nd July

The BRS booking system goes live on Saturday 14th July at 8am in 1 hour time slots. Deadline for entry is 4pm on Friday 20th July. For example, if you would like to go out between 8am and 9am then put your name within that block. If you need an early or a later tee time within that block, please let the Honorary Secretary know in advance of the draw for partners on Friday night and we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Members are advised to check their actual pairings and tee times via BRS on Saturday 21st July. The entry fee for the competition is €25 (for juniors it is €10) payable to the starter on Day 1.

Sign in will be done in the Gate Lodge Golf Shop with the starter and on the computer as normal. When you have finished your round, please ensure your card is fully completed, signed and entered on the computer and dropped in the score box.. A leader board of the top scorers will then be drawn up and will be in the pro-shop to view.

Day 2 – Saturday 28th July

Play will be in reverse order based on scores after Day 1, with the leading contenders going out last. The final group will be going out at approximately 1:30pm. If you cannot make Day 2 please let the starter know on Day 1 check-in or alternatively please email the Honorary Secretary between the 2 rounds. If you can only play Day 2 please also alert the Honorary Secretary so that we can add you to the timesheet.

The booking system will be updated centrally with the order of play so please check what your tee time is in advance. We will look to make this available by Friday 27th July.

Please ensure your card is fully completed, signed and entered on the computer and dropped in the score box at the completion of your 2nd round. .

Finally, the Captains’ Dinner will be held on Saturday 28th July at 7.30pm. This is a great evening of celebration and craic for all the members and guests and I would love to see you all there on the night. Tickets for the Captains’ Dinner are now on sale from committee starters commencing Sunday 15th of July. As in previous years tickets are priced at €35.00 per person. We would very much appreciate if you can secure your tickets by Day 1 of the Captain’s (22nd July) so that we can give the resort notice of approximate numbers for the evening. In addition, we would also ask you please to bring your tickets to the event, as the committee will be collecting them on arrival for administrative purposes.

I would like to wish Lady Captain Mags Ryan all the best with her Lady Captain’s Prize - with the first round commencing on Sunday 15th July and concluding on Sunday 22nd July. Good luck to all the ladies involved in the competition.

I am very much looking forward to the next few exciting weeks of golf and celebrations and I want to wish you all the very best of luck over the two days.  Hopefully the course stands up to the recent heatwave and that great golf will be played in a great spirit and that you enjoy the occasion.

Kind Regards,

Shemus Dore 

Captain 2018

 

Private Members’ Draw

As you know we will have our Private Members’ Draw at the Captains’ Dinner on Saturday 28th July. We have had great support shown for this draw and hopefully the excitement will really start to build over the next few weeks . 1st Prize is 500 euro, 2nd Prize 250 euro, 3rd Prize 100 euro. In addition, the seller of the winning ticket will receive 100 euro and there will be a number of spot prizes on the evening.

For any members who have taken tickets to sell to family and friends can you ensure you return the ticket stubs and the money you have collected to any member of the Committee so that we have all of the ticket stubs to include in the draw.

We have plenty of tickets still available and we’ll also be selling them over the course of the next few weeks so I would encourage you to support this great initiative.

Best of luck,

Kind Regards

Ian O'Shaughnessy 

Hon. Secretary 

Uodate to GUR Bunkers List May 31


 2018  Local Rule – Bunkers out of play. 
 
Please note that until further notice the following bunkers have been declared GUR: 
 
 Relief: Drop under Rule 25-1, one club length from the nearest point of relief not nearer to the hole. 
 
Hole No. 8  The front greenside bunker
 
Hole No. 10: 2 Front Greenside bunkers  
 
Hole No. 12: Bunker in front of the green
 
 
Hole No. 16: Note: Both Bunkers now in play ( May 28th) 
 
 
Hole No. 18  Bunker behind the green   (Note front greenside bunker now open) 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By order :  Committee  ( Men’s & Ladies ) 31/05/2018

Wednesday Evening Summer Scrambles

Dear Member

 

The Summer Social Scrambles for 2018 start on WEDNESDAY 6 JUNE and will be held each Wednesday through to Wednesday 22 August.

 

The Committee is pleased that these events are being sponsored for the Club by Profile Events - thanks to Derek Yeates.

The Scrambles will tee off each Wednesday evening between 4 and 6pm. The format will be Two Person (any combination) 9 Hole Scramble Gross Strokes reduced by one-fifth of the team's combined handicap. Entry fee is €2. The golf will be followed by the presentation of prizes in the Members Bar.

If you have a partner arranged in advance that will be fine. For those who are flying 'solo' we will do our best to arrange a partner for you on the evening.

Looking forward to seeing as many members as possible on Wednesday 6 June and on subsequent Wednesday evenings during the Summer.

 

Regards

 

Ann & John Horan  

Inter Club Updates

Barton Cup.

Rnd 1 -   Tulfarris Defeated Slade Valley with a very storng erformace by the etire team. A particualr highlight was the  2& 1 away win by Interclub debutaunt  & Junior Sean O'Rourke partnered by John Field.  This is an event we have struggled in recent years so Jerry Lambe's panel now look forward with high hopes to a 2nd round match against Baltinglass on May 7th.

Irish Mixed forsomes:

Rnd 2 . We went down fighting hard  in a close 3.5 - 1.5  loss to a very storng  and major Dublin club Hermitage.  Click here for full report

Provincial Towns:  

Saturday May 5th 3.00pm sees Denis Mahon's strong side take on Baltinglass in a tough assignment wth 5 matches away  & 4 at home. All suuport at home glady wlecome as this panel could do very well this year.. Best of luck lads.  

 

Updated List of Bunkers Deemed GUR April 28

2018  Local Rule – Bunkers out of play.

Please note that until further notice the following bunkers have been declared GUR:

 Relief: Drop under Rule 25-1, one club length from the nearest point of relief not nearer to the hole.

Hole No. 8            The front greenside bunker

Hole No. 10:        2 Front Greenside bunkers

Hole No. 12:        Bunker in front to the green

 Hole No. 16:        Right handside greenside bunker

Hole No: 17          2 x greenside bunkers

Hole No. 18          2 x greenside bunkers

 

By order :  Committee  ( Men’s & Ladies ) 27/04/2018

Captain's Drive-In Postponment

Dear Members,

Despite the best efforts of David and his team the course will be closed for the weekend.

Unfortunately the weather has won the battle and therefore the Captains’ Drive in will be cancelled again this weekend. As there is no suitable date remaining, it is unlikely that a specific drive-in scramble event will now occur this year but we will certainly organize a date to tee-off and launch the season.

I have it on a good authority that our captains were confident of a combined 500 yards off the ceremonial tee box but alas that will have to wait!

Kind regards,

Ian O'Shaughnessy

Hon. Secretary

Updated Competion Conditions of Play - Removal of Club H/cap & 28 maximum

With recent changes to the Congu Handicap system removing the maxiumum handicap limt of 28 (Click here for more detail)  and the following removal of the Club Handicap it was necessary to remove refence in our Conditions or Play to the Club Handicap which caterd for handicaps greater than 28.

Please our Updated Conditions of Play Document in the Club Rules section. Click here for link. 

Winter Course Update:

Please the following from Course Superintendant David Brady.

I plan to start on the back 9 green side bunkers from this week ,, I will start removing all the old sand ,and check that the drainage is working , from today the back 9 greenside bunkers and the 8th  will be closed until further notice ,we will be working through these over the winter and all going well and weather dependant ,they will be back open in the spring

I also plan to core the greens with a 6mill hollow tine on the 27th of Nov ,I hope to do this once a month over the winter ,which will give them a great start to the season in the spring