Newsletter July 17th 2012

Dear Members,

BRENNAN CUP

On Friday last Tulfarris had a good win at home against Charlesland Golf Club in the quarter final of the Brennan Cup.

The team of five pairs was made up of John Curley and Paul Fitzpatrick, Ciaran Curley and Eoin Curley, Stephen Cullen and Keith Turner, Stephen Byrne and Paul Reid and Ronnie Carroll and Jonathan Weir. Well done to them and to Team Manager Joe Gardner.

Tulfarris are now away in the Semi Final to Woodbrook (date to be fixed) and we wish them well.

SOUTH LEINSTER

Tulfarris are also in the Semi Final of the South Leinster competition.

Frank Lewis tells me that: "We are up against Carlow, the host team. We have home advantage (3 at home 2 away), the Gods are with us.... The game is to take place on Saturday 21st July at 3.00. We had fantastic support at home in recent matches which is very much appreciated by myself and the squad however this away match could do with some extra support particularly this being the semi final. So if anybody would like a nice day out in the country please contact myself (Frank Lewis) 087 4195518 or John Britton 087 9941034".

Best of luck to Frank, John and their panel and go along and support them if you can.

GOLF ACADEMY

The new Golf Academy at Tulfarris is up and running and Thomas O'Neill is the new PGA Professional attached to Tulfarris.

Thomas has already begun coaching the Junior Members and the feedback from these sessions has been excellent. It is not just the Juniors who could benefit from golf lessons and Thomas would be delighted to help any member who thinks their golf game needs a boost. Thomas can be contacted on 087 7622125.

Welcome on board Thomas and best of luck for your future with Tulfarris.

NEW LOCAL RULE

In light of the Irish summer weather which has been having an adverse effect on all golf courses including Tulfarris the Committee has decided to introduce a new local rule which will come into effect from our next Club Competition (Presidents Prize 22 July).

July 22nd, 2012 "Relief for Embedded Ball"

Through the green, a ball that is embedded in its own pitch-mark in the  
ground may be lifted, without penalty, cleaned and dropped as near as  
possible to where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball when dropped must first strike a part of the course through the green. 

Exceptions: 
1.  A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if the ball is embedded  
in sand in an area that is not closely mown.  
2. A player may not take relief under this Local Rule if interference by  
anything other than the condition covered by this Local Rule makes the  
stroke clearly impracticable.  


PENALTY FOR BREACH OF LOCAL RULE:

Match play – Loss of hole; Stroke play – Two strokes.”For ease of reference the definition in the Rules of Golf of "Through the Green" is the whole area of the course except: 
a. The teeing ground and putting green of the hole being played; and
b. All hazards on the course.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday Scrambles - this Wednesday - tee time from 5.30 to 6.30 - and each Wednesday through to the end of August.

President's Prize - Sunday 22 July - Shotgun Start 9.30 a.m. A draw will take place on Friday evening so be sure to get your name down. The competition will be followed with soup and sandwiches for all and presentation of prizes for this competition and all outstanding prizes from recent weeks. Entry fee (including refreshments afterwards) will be €10.

Stableford competition (GOY) from the Blue Tees on Sunday 29 June.

Bank Holiday Open Competitions on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 August - an opportunity to invite your golfing friends to Tulfarris.

Captains Prize Day One on Sunday 12 August and Day Two on Saturday 18th August. The Captains Dinner will be held that evening also. Tickets will be available for sale soon.

Regards,

John Horan,

Hon Secretary