There is plenty happening on a golfing front as the busy summer season is now upon us. Below is an update on some recent events and also some upcoming dates for your diary.
Rumble for Crumlin - Sunday 10 July
For the last number of years we have supported this worthy cause and as a club we've raised nearly €3,000 in the four years that we've supported this charity.
It is a rumble format and can be any combination of players / handicaps. It is one stableford score to count on the first 6, two stableford scores to count on the second 6 holes and all three stableford scores to count on the final 6 holes.
The winning team on the day goes to play in the Irish National final at Woodbrook GC on 15th September. A good showing there can get you into the International Final at Hoylake Golf Club on the 14 / 15 October.
It is €10 per person (€30 per team) on Sunday or alternatively if you cannot make it on Sunday and would like to make a donation to this worthy cause then you can sponsor a tee box or a green on the day for €20 per tee box or €20 per green. If you would like to do this can you contact myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Captain at email@example.com and let us know which tee box or green you would like to sponsor. You can leave your donation in the safe in the pro-shop or alternatively give this to a member of the Men's or Ladie's Committees.
Interclub Fundraiser Friday 22 July
On Friday 22nd July we'll 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 turnout for the Semi-Open will help defray some of these costs.
Tee times will be available from 1pm to 5pm and a line will cost €60 for 4 players. 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. It will be the best two scores to count on each hole. This is a good opportunity for all of us to show off our course to family, friends, colleagues or clients.
Should any member wish to consider any form of sponsorship, please feel free to reach out to any member of the Committee to discuss this further.
Brennan Cup Match v Woodbrook (away)
The Brennan Cup team played their second match in this year's competition and I'm pleased to report that yet again Tulfarris prevailed in a tough away match to Woodbrook. Team manager Brendan Daly was on holidays so Paul Fitzpatrick deputised for Brendan on the day and provided me with the following summary.
A fantastic victory on Sunday for Tulfarris away to Woodbrook in the Brennan Cup. Having beaten Woodenbridge away in the previous round it was going to be a very tough assignment to overcome such a strong team with such a large membership. But once again, Tulfarris rose to the challenge. The work and effort that Brendan and his panel have put in during this campaign paid off handsomely.
The team spirit displayed on the day was exemplary and crucial to our victory. In the face of fierce opposition, (in every sense of the word !!! ) the Tulfarris team showed a steely resolve which brought us over the line. They should be all very proud of their achievement. I don`t want to single anybody out, but it is always important to get off to a good start and Lenny and Mark ensured that with a great win in the opening match. That feelgood factor spread through the team and was the catalyst for a famous win.
Congratulations to everyone.
The Tulfarris team was : Lenny Murphy and Mark Walshe, Paul Murphy and Denis Mahon, John Curley and Tom Browne, Mick Curran and James McCarron, Ciaran Curley and Phelim Dolan.
Roll on the semi - final !!!
I have heard that our next match in this year's Brennan Cup will be at home to Delgany GC and is likely to take place in early August. Once a time and date is confirmed we'll pass on the details as I'm sure Brendan and his team would appreciate a strong showing of support on the day.
Cullen Cup Match v Old Conna (home)
The Men's and Ladies' clubs were involved in their second match of this year's Cullen Cup and I'm pleased to announce that Tulfarris came through with yet another win. Below is a summary of the match from Captain Kieron Ryan.
We had another successful day on the golf course yesterday when Tulfarris hosted Old Conna in the quarter final of the Cullen Cup.
The sun shone for us on what was to be a victorious day for our lads and lassies and a great day to be a member of Tulfarris Golf Club.
The team – to a man and woman – played with great spirit, enthusiasm and energy.
Tulfarris was represented by Niall Robinson & Frances Lambe, Kieron & Mags Ryan, Shemus Dore & Louise Lehane, Stephen Cullen & Lady Captain Lindsay Dore and finally John Field and Lady President Maria Carvill.
The match itself was played in a great spirit between the two clubs – the Old Conna team were a pleasure to play against – and most gracious in defeat.
So, on to the semi-final we march. Our opponents will be the winners between Delgany GC and Rathfarnham to be played this coming Saturday.
The semi-final will be a two leg affair, played at both home and away – to be completed by August 7th I believe.
Many thanks to those hardy members who turned out to support the team on the day – it was much appreciated.
A strong turnout of support would be most welcome for this semi-final.
Central Towns Match v Royal Curragh (home & away)
We enjoyed a good run in this year's Central Towns Trophy, but unfortunately the journey ended at the Quarter Final stage last Saturday against Royal Curragh. We enjoyed some notable successes against Palmerstown Stud and Newbridge GC in the first two rounds and our players dug deep to secure those wins.
Unfortunately we came up against a very good Royal Curragh team who were able to call upon some of their All Ireland winning Pierce Purcell team to fill some of their team slots on the day.
We're proud of the efforts put in by all the panel and thanks go to the team on the day who were at home: Darren Ash, Chris Shelley and Daniel Lawlor and away: Tom Browne and Enda Daly. Thanks also to our caddies and supporters on the day.
We'll be back to give it another go next year.
Mark Reilly & Shemus Dore
Don't forget that our Pierce Purcell team play in the Leinster Quarter Final against Kilcoole GC in Citywest GC on Sunday 10 July at 1:30pm. All support would be welcome by Tom, John and their team.
Lastly some other notable dates for your diaries:
Presidents Prize - Sunday 17 July
Bank Holiday Open - Sunday 31 July
Bank Holiday Open - Monday 01 August
Here's to a good summer of golf and hopefully our Pierce Purcell, Brennan Cup, and Cullen Cup teams go on extended runs over the course of the summer.