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.
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,