Winter League Champions

After 13 rounds of competition, during which Winter has been kind to us this year, we have seen strong scoring and large fields. Accordingly I am very pleased to annouce and congratulate this years Champions:

Singles: Jerry Lambe 242 points ( finishing with a storng 30 point round) - a 1 poiint winner from Kevin Barber pushing Jerry all the way to the post with a final round of 36 poins.

Doubles: Liam O’Loughlin & Pearse Daly ( 252 points ) maintaining hteir lead going onto the final round with 2 point winners over Michael Manning & Brian Nolan

Great golfing.

Click here for the Link to our Winter League page & full tables:


Peter Pedersen



Golf Shop & check-in temporary relocation

Hi All

In light of the continuing construction works and the disturbance of late I have decided to move operations back to the old Pro shop until further notice or until the development is at an advanced stage.

During this period the Ladies changing room will be relocated to the gents guest changing rooms.

 I apologise for any inconvenience caused

 Kind Regards,

 John O’Grady MIHI

Resort General Manager

 Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort

GUI Course Rating Results

Following the changes to our course over the past year or two and in preparation for the new Slope based handicap system, the GUI have this month re-rated our Mens Course: Click here for full detals.

In summary: No change to SSS Standard Scratch

SSS Slope

Blue Tees 75 129

White Tees 73 125

Green Tees 72 122

What is Slope ? See attached link

The quick (and overly simplistic) answer is that it's a single number indicating the difficulty of a golf course to a "bogey golfer". The figure is used when calculating handicaps. The Course Slope value is a two- or three-digit integer, always between 55 and 155, with 113 being the average or "standard" value.

AGM Sunday Nov 25th 2:30pm



DATE:  Sunday 25 November 2017

VENUE:  Poulaphouca Suite Tulfarris @ 2:30pm




This years AGM will take place in Tulfarris at 2:30pm on Sunday 25 November 2018 after Winter League Golf which on this day will be a shot gun start, with registration at 0900 for 0930 tee-off. The Agenda is set out below. Forms for the submission of nominations and motions can be obtained from myself or from Norma at the Golf Shop. The Constitution requires that such forms be returned to the Honorary Secretary of the Club by 2:30pm latest on Sunday 11 November 2018 so that they may be posted on the Club’s Notice Board in advance of the Annual General Meeting.


1                   Minutes of AGM for 2017

2                   Matters arising from Minutes

3                   Honorary Treasurer’s Report 2018/ Acceptance of Accounts

4                   Honorary Secretary’s Report 2018

5                   Motions – General and Constitutional

6                   Outgoing Captain’s Address

7                   Election of Officers and Committee Members for 2019

8                   Incoming Captain’s Address

9                   Any other  Business

It is expected that the competition that morning will be completed by 1.00-1.30 pm which will give members time to change etc. prior to the AGM.

The Resort Management have again kindly offered to host a finger food buffet on the day and this will take place after the AGM. (Approx. 4:00pm)

I hope that many of you will be able to attend on the day.


Ian O’Shaughnessy

Honorary Secretary                                                      1 November 2018

PS: If it should happen that the morning’s golf had to be cancelled (e.g. for weather reasons) the AGM will go ahead as planned at 2.30 pm and will be followed by the buffet.


 Committee Nominations ( Click to display)

Motions received ( Click below)

1: Constitutional - Safeguarding of Juniors

2: Constitutional - Extention of deadline to hold future AGM’s

3: Constitutional - Provision to increase to size of Committee

Lakeside Challenge Victory

Congratulations to Captain Shemus & his side for the successfull defence of the Lakeside Challenge Trophy with a first ever away win at our neighbors Blessington Lakes today. The Blessington Lakes Course has been a graveyard for us since the this event commenced in 2012 with many a heavy defeat inflicted upon us. However following a sterling team effort including lead up practice at Blessington Lakes, the team were able to inflict a 14-7 victory giving Captain Shemus great pride in his side. Team on the day was Mick Curran & Daryl Litton, Pearce Daly & Steven Byrne, Martin Deaton & Michael Lysaght, James Mulligan & Ian O’Shaugnessy, George Cheung & To McIntyre, Martin Costello & Pat Edgeworth, Shemus Dore & Peter Pedersen. Scoreboard now stands at 4-3 to Blessington Lakes & with momentum with us, we look forward to evening the scores with a defence at home next year.

Captains Prize - Juniors

Congratulations to Sam Gallagher ( 33)  with a fine 43 points to win our first forma; Juniors Captain's Prize Event.

Runner up with 41 points was Darragh Gilroy ( 25 ) with 51 points

3rd:  was Mark Kehoe (27)wih 40 points.

With great scoring, the lads were all in fine form & enjoyed a presentation feed in the Hotel afterward.

Great to see so many handicaps being reduced with the lads putting in a lot of play under Tom O'Neills tuition.   This Monday sees Sam Gallagher, Darrh Gilroy, Danel Van Alpen, Conor Gilligan & Dylan O'Neill travel to Carlow to represent Tulfarris in the Irish Boys Interclub Teams event qulifications & we wish them well..... 

Below: Sam Gallagher receiving his Captain's Prize Trophy from Club Vice Captain & Juniors Officer Peter Pedersen


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 . 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