Newsletter July 5th 2012

Dear Members,

Wednesday Scramble

Last evening's Scramble was played in ideal golfing weather. Great scoring on the night with one really outstanding score.

In second place with a score of 29 were Catherine Hayes and Eoin Curley. The clear winners on the night were John and Mary Curley with a score of 25.4. As they had been in the winning enclosure on a previous evening a one shot "handicap" adjustment brought their score to 26.4. Well done to them.

No scramble on next Wednesday as we have a semi open that afternoon but the scramble will be back again on Wednesday 18th and we look forward to seeing as many members as possible then.

Rumble for Crumlim

The Captain Niall Robinson has arranged a special competition for Sunday 15 July. 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 Leinster Final on 30 August at The Grange with the possibility there of qualifying for the All Ireland Final which will be played in the Algarve in Portugal from 11 to 14 October.

Individuals - who must be over 18 years of age - or teams can put their name down on the timesheet in the usual ways. As the poster (in Clubhouse) says "Chip in for the Kids".

Presidents Prize

Another special day in the golfing calendar is the following Sunday 22 July when Tom O'Shea hosts his President's Prize competition.

This will have a shotgun start at 9.30 a.m. with everyone finishing at the same time. We will then have a light lunch and presentation of prizes. The entry fee for this competition will be €10.

Interclub Competitions

Not so good news this week from our Daily Mail All Ireland Foursomes entrants. Stephen Byrne and Paul Reid had carried the Tulfarris flag successfully through several rounds of the competition but came up against a really strong pairing away in Stackstown.

They held the opposition at bay until the 17th so well done lads on getting to these latter stages of the competition.

Joe Gardner the Manager of the Brennan Cup team tells me that their next outing is at 3.30 p.m onFriday 13th July, against Charlesland, at home in Tulfarris. Any and all support would be appreciated. Good luck to Joe and his panel.

Monthly Committee Meeting

Members will be aware from a previous Update that arising from differing interpretations of the term "placing" some players played the Blues Trophy competition with "placing everywhere" and others played on a "placing on the fairways only" basis. The Committee declared the competition "void".

Having given further detailed consideration to the matter at this week's monthly Committee meeting it has been decided that the competition remains "void" for both GOY points and handicapping purposes. There was however a clear best score on the day from Stephen Cullen, and it has been decided to award the Blues Trophy to him in recognition of this.

In recognition also of the achievements of those players who had "twos" from the Blue tees it has also been decided that the "twos" monies will be honoured.

The Committee further decided that a totally separate Stableford Competition will be played for these GOY points on Sunday 29 July and that it will be played from the Blue tees.

Another discussion at our Meeting covered the point about Members cancelling their tee times at short notice and the effect that this can have on the two players (or sometimes one) that are left on that line.

The Starter on the day usually endeavours to make revised arrangements and this may involve the splitting up of other "lines" on the timesheet to ensure that everyone gets a game. The Committee has asked me to remind Members that in these situations all Members must follow the directions of the Starter.

In the absence of a Starter (say in the second half of the morning) Members are required to use their common sense in facilitating one another in these situations. In these regards I have also been requested to reiterate the established principle that four balls are not permitted - except as the very last group out at the end of the timesheet.

In coming weeks Members will see that the large white competition board will be replaced with the "Playing Conditions" for the day. These will be on A4 Sheets adjacent to the sign-in computer, alongside the printed list of players in the pro shop and hopefully also at the "hut" between the practice putting green and the first tee. We hope that this will minimise the risk of any confusion on these matters.

Hopefully now the weather will improve to "summer" standard in the next few weeks before we all start to rust!


John Horan,

Hon Secretary