Newsletter April 19th 2014

Dear Members,

Club Matchplays

You are reminded that the Singles and Doubles Club Matchplay Draws have taken place and are posted on the Notice Board and on the Website. The first rounds have to be completed by 3 May (Singles) and 10 May (Doubles).

The Club Committee, in line with the views of the Members as expressed in last year's Survey and at the AGM, has decided that the Singles winner will receive 20 Golfer of the Year points and the runner up will receive 10.

The entry sheet for the Mixed Matchplay is still in the Golf Shop and will close on 30 April.

Interclub Matches

Provincial Towns Team Manager Niall Robinson has asked me to remind you that Tulfarris will play Blainroe at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday 26 April. Tulfarris has Home advantage with 5 Single matches at home and

4 Away in Blainroe. He says that all support and caddies would be greatly appreciated.

Brennan Cup Team Manager Brendan Daly is looking for "expression of interest" for inclusion in this panel from players with handicaps 15 or lower. He has arranged a challenge practice match agains Macreddin Golf Club at 3 p.m. on Friday 16 May in Tulfarris. The first round of the Brennan Cup itself will be played at 3 p.m. on Saturday 24 May against Blainroe in Tulfarris. Please confirm your interest/availability for inclusion on the Brennan Cup panel directly to brendandaly99@gmail.com

In the Barton Cup I am still awaiting the results from the first round match between Blainroe and Druids Heath to see who our opponents will be in Round 2 which has to be played on or before Sunday 11 May.

The South Leinster Team Manager is John Britton and this is for players with a minimum handicap of 16 on 1 January 2014. Tulfarris will play Carlow on a date to be fixed or before May 11 with 3 matches at Home and 4 Away.

Shemus Dore is the Team Manager for the Pierce Purcell competition and he has preparations well underway for the "Qualifier" round which will take place in Gowran Golf Club on Saturday 17 May.

On behalf of the Captain and Committee we send our thanks to the Team Managers and all those Members who allow their names to go forward for inclusion in these Club panels. Thanks guys.

The Ladies Club are busily preparing for their first round match in the Challenge Cup which will take place in Wicklow Golf Club on Tuesday 6 May. Their opponents will be Woodenbridge. Best of luck ladies.

New Stroke Indices

The Committee of the Mens Club has reviewed the results from several thousand rounds and has decided to revise the indices accordingly.

Rather than create any confusion the new indices will not be announced until new Scorecards are printed. Watch this space.

Elder Lemons

Thanks go to John Britton for his work over recent months on organising the ELS Group. Noel Kelly has now taken on this role and outings continue every Tuesday in Tulfarris with registration from 10 to 10.30 a.m. If you qualify (55+) why not come along and bring a guest at the special Green Fee rate of €10.

Happy Easter to you and your families.

John Horan, Hon Secretary