July 5th: Newsletter

Dear Members,

                        I trust you are all well and enjoying some great golfing between the showers this summer to date. 

With our President's Prize this Sinday it is only fitting to start off  with a word from club president, Les Broderick,;

"I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Sunday, for what I hope will be one of the golfing highlights of the year.

The course has improved dramatically in the last twelve months and the greens in particular are in the best condition I have seen in all my years in Tulfarris. 

So, with that in mind, I will be setting the course up with a few "interesting" pin positions , but I promise to be fair and hopefully get the best out of our magnificent course.

So get your name on the timesheet before the draw for playing partners takes place on Saturday.

Lunch and prizegiving will follow straight after the golf in the Lime Tree Restaraunt.

Yours in golfing,

Les Broderick."

Members are also reminded that as per our Conditions of Play: ( see Website & or Notice Board)

      - Captains’ & Presidents’ Prizes & GOY Trophy:  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 3 (number) 18 hole qualifying competitions in the current calendar year. 

Forthcomming Major Events:

July 9th : Sunday only   -  President's Prize (Shotgun start followed by presentation & meal) Note entrance fee as usual for this special event €15 ( Jnrs € 5) .  Check in from 8:00 in Adriens Bar with a tea, coffee & pastries for a prompt 9:30 start.

July 16th:   Rumble for Crumlin  

July 23rd Sunday only   -  Blues Trophy

August 6 & 7              - Bank Holiday Weekend Opens . These are important events not only for our finances but also to showcase our club & course to visitors and potential members. We trust you are able to assist.

August 20th (Sunday only)  - Captain's Prize Rnd 1  

August 26th Saturday          - Capatin's Prize Rnd 2 & Dinner

Summer Scrambles continue to be popular on Wednesday evenings and progress can be followed on our Web site. 

Relocation of Golf Shop.

With the new golfers car park near the 1st tee virtually complete work is progressing at hast with the fitout of the gate house and you can shortly look forward to the new golf shop and check-in facility.  

Committee matters:

                   We were pleased to have Charlie Magee join Committee in June re-instating our full 10 member status and we would forward to Charlie's input on your behalf.  

Members Private Draw ticket sales: 

      - Please ensure that you assist by taking tickets to sell to family & freinds in this important fund raising venture for your club.  (Tickets are available from the Committee starter each Sunday )   If you have tickets sold please ensure you return all stubs and payment to the Committee starter or in a evolope marked for the Treasurer & placed in the members safe in the Pro-shop as soon as possible. 

We do not have long until the ticket draw on Captain's Dinner so your assistance is requested and greatly appreciated.

Course & around the Hotel:

Our great course continues to improve with David Brady's maintenance programme and financial input from the Resort providing us with truly magnificant putting surfaces and fairways whilst his team have continued well with bunker work completions on the front 9 while of course attending to the usual summer heavy growth of rough. The new soft sand in the new bunkers causes some difficulties whilst settling in and as such unraked footmarks cause us all unwelcome difficulties. Your assistance is requested in attending to your own and any other unraked footprints, whilst minding your place in the field. Regarding fairway divots, the birds are experts at upturning sods of divot turf which leaves deep divots holes exposed and as such your attention to edging in the sides of divots to fill the base will assist greatly.

Interclub Competition:   ( detailed progress also on our Website - Interclub Page )

      - South Leinster team (our last remaining "live" team) progressed into the quarter-finals with a hard fought narrow victory over Dunmurry Springs on June 24th. Two early wins in Tulfarris gave away team a boost, where all the matches were all square for a time mid way through the back 9. With Tom McIntyre securing an away win only one further point was required. Mick O'Toole again sealed victory for Tulfarris - closing out from dormie 3 nsuccessful in qualification in what is one of the toughest GUI events of the year.  The minimum handicap of 5 put our team at a great dissadvantage having to to "punch well above their weight", however the team up on the 18th.

Management again express thanks to  supporters & well wishes. 

The club was represented by: Brendan Bartley, George Chung, Pat Curley, Ciaran Lambe, Tom McIntyre, Alan Rice  & Mick O'Toole 

     - Junior Cup:

              The lads were unfortunately unsuccessful in qualification in what is one of the toughest GUI events of the year.  The minimum handicap of 5 put our team at a great dissadvantage having to to "punch well above their weight", however the team put in a fine effort and will be all the stronger for this in 2018.

    - Brennan Cup

               Hard luck for our lads bowing out away to Carlow in a close 3-1 result, whilst leading in the remaing called in match. This was an extreemly tough draw & thanks to all involved. Following on from very enthusiastic & competitive practice by the entire panel luck was not with us on the day. Team on the day: Michael Curren,Tom Browne, Lenny Murphy, John Curley, Tom O'Rourke, Paddy Carthy, Gerry Lambe, Denis Mahon, James McCarron & Myles Burke  ( Mgr Brendan Day Assisted by Paul Fitzpatrick). Our proud history in this event continues.

Jimmy Bruen Cup (GUI)

Thanks to John Horan & the panel for their practice in leadup and representation at Edmonstown. Unfortunately things did not go our way on the day. These events are difficult to qualify in & I'm sure the experience will assist next years campaign.

Ladies Club.

Hard luck to our Ladies Challenge Cup team who lost out in ther Quarter Final 3-2 on the 19th hole to a very storng Carrick on Suir side in Carlow. A great run from the panel, congratulations to all involved..

Pace of Play:

       -  Thanks to all for your efforts in improving our speed of play this year.  We are getting there, however I'm sure you will agree we still have some room for improvement.

 - Think "Ready Golf".

     - Introduce 1st on tee to hit off, excluding  matchplay.  

     - Watch your place in the field and ensure you keep up with the group in front & if for some reason you fall behind a little, as can happen, ensure to you make an extra effort to catch up within 2 holes.  

     - When your group is searching for a ball in long rough/woods consider the group behind and perhaps calling them through if they are ready to hit.  

Finally in closing  between newsletters remember you can keep up to date with most matters around the club via our web site pages.

Regards,

Peter Pedersen

Hon. Sec.