Newsletter June 22nd 2016

Dear Members,

Junior Coaching & Competitions

Our juniors have been emailed directly but our Junior Convener Ciaran Curley has asked me to remind all Junior Members that coaching sessions to suit all abilities will be provided by Club Professional, Tom O’Neill between 5 and 6.30 p.m. every Saturday evening until mid September. Competitions will be arranged on Monday evenings at approximately 6pm over 9 holes starting in early July.

Volunteers to help out with the competitions will be needed - please let any member of the committee know if you are willing to help out occasionally and we will be in touch to confirm further details

Rumble for Crumlin

On Sunday 10th July,  we have the "Rumble for Crumlin" competition which raises funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. This "Rumble for Crumlin" will be a 3 person (any combination) team event with one score to count on the first 6 holes, 2 to count on the next 6 and all three to count on the last six. The entry fee will be €30 per team (€10 per person) and all proceeds raised will go directly to support Our Lady's Hospital in Crumlin. The winners on the day will go on to play in the National Final on the 15th September at Woodbrook Golf Club with the possibility there of qualifying for the International Final which will be played in Hoylake Golf Club on the 14th and 15th October.

Club Matchplays

Just a quick reminder on the deadlines for the next rounds of the matchplays:

Round 3 singles – July 10th

Round 3 doubles – July 17th

Round 1 mixed – July 3rd

Please update the sheet in the pro shop with all results and send an email notification to the following: Peter Pedersen (peter.pedersen@email.com) & Eoin Curley (eoin.curley@gmail.com)

Blues Trophy

On the weekend of the 2nd/ 3rd July we play for the coveted Blues Trophy from the back stakes. As in previous years a one-off Drop Zone will be created just short of the 9th fairway for players who do not successfully make it across the lake from the Blue tee. If you are unable to locate your ball after your tee shot on this hole you can proceed to play your third shot from this Drop Zone.

Interclub Fundraiser

On Friday 22nd July we will hold an 18 Hole Semi-Open Champagne Scramble. This year the club has thankfully had an extended run in a number of interclub competitions but this brings its own financial pressures and a good turn out will help to defray some of the costs.

Tee times will be available from 1pm to 5pm. Entry Fee is yet to be finalised. The competition format will be the usual scramble for the drive where all four players move to the best position, but from there on all four players finish out each hole with their own ball. The best two scores to count on each hole. This is a good opportunity to show off your course to your friends and golfing colleagues.

Should any member wish to consider any form of sponsorship, please feel free to reach out to any member of the committee to discuss further.

Captain’s/ President’s prizes & Golfer of the Year

To avoid any uncertainty ahead of the these major events, it should be noted that to be eligible to win 1st Prize, there are requirements such as having played in 3 eighteen hole competitions in 2016, and as passed by members at the AGM in 2011 - '' A person must have been an Ordinary Member of the club for at least a period of one year in the previous three years before being eligible to win the Captains or Presidents Prizes or the overall Golfer of the Year Award". Members who have joined the club in 2016 are eligible to win every other prize, apart from 1st place.

Interclub Activity

Again some mixed news on the interclub front:

I mistakenly forgot to include an update on our Brennan Cup panel in a previous newsletter.

Tulfarris played 2012 winners Woodenbridge in their first round match . A very strong home team came up against a well prepared team from Tulfarris who displayed some of the spirit and resilience that made us champions in 2009. Woodenbridge were clearly surprised by the quality of our team who threw  a number of birdies and an eagle at them over the closing holes. Two of our matches were won on the 17th with birdie 2s and to put that into perspective - Woodenbridge had an open singles the previous day with over 120 players and there was no birdie on the 17th. A huge commitment was given by the panel and the 10 guys that were selected on the day did us proud . Denis Mahon and  Paul Murphy, Pat Mahon and Mick Curran , James McCarron and Paddy Carty, Lennie Murphy and Mark Walshe, John Curley and Tom Browne 

Brendan Daly

We bowed out of the Jimmy Bruen qualifier in Lisheen Springs. As a panel, we were quite confident we would produce the golf that would get ourselves into the matchplay stages of the competition. Each pairing could not of asked for a better start off the 1st tee. Our final group reached the unreachable for most par 5 1st in 2 and rolled in the putt to give them a -2 par start and from there they built the low round of the day 76 gross. A remarkable score and 3 shots better than the days next best. 
The course from tee to green was in great condition with little or no wind blowing, however not too far outside the rough grew very penal long grass. Whatever about our opposing teams, it was this grass that cost Tulfarris dearly. It didn't take a bad shot to find it, when we did, we dropped shots. In the end we missed out by 4 strokes, a thin margin considering. Having said that I was very proud of how all our golfers performed on the day. They showed great spirit and played out to the final hole to the best of their ability. I would like to thank all members of the panel for their time and efforts.

The team who represented the club were Eoin Curley & Will Hamill, Peter Pedersen & Shemus Dore, Darryl Litton & Pearce Daly, Gavin Buckley & Paddy Carthy, Mark Walshe & James McCarron.

Mick Curran

Tulfarris played Waterford in the third round of the Provincial Towns. Despite having home advantage in 5 matches, we came across very strong opposition on top form and despite some excellent golf being played by both sides, we finally succumbed in our challenge. It has been a great run and the efforts by the panel should we well recognized. Thanks gentlemen. The team that represented Tulfarris were Paddy Carthy, Niall Robinson, Pearce Daly, Jay Curley, Mark Walshe, Jerry Lambe, Lenny Murphy, Enda Daly & Myles Burke.

Uncoming Fixtures

We are in the business end of 4 interclub competitions so all support on these days would be gratefully received.

Last 16 Pierce Purcell Shield vrs Wexford – Saturday 25th June Arklow Golf Club at 4pm

Quarter Final Central Towns Trophy vrs Royal Curragh– Saturday 2nd July. 3 matches at home/ 2 away at 3.40pm

Quarter Final Brennan Cup vrs Woodbrook – Sunday 3rd July at 2pm. All matches away.

Quarter Final Cullen Cup against Old Conna – Sunday 3rd July at 3.10 pm. All matches at home

Upcoming Club Competitions:

June Medal – 25th/26th June

Blues Trophy – 2nd/3rd July

Rumble for Crumlin – 10th July

President’s Prize – Weekend 17th July

Kind Regards

Shemus Dore, Hon Secretary