Newsletter June 29th 2012

Dear Members,

Good news on the Interclub front this evening as Tulfarris have made it through to the Semi Final of the South Leinster competition.

This comes from a really good win in a tight match with the Heath Golf Club with Tulfarris having to play three matches away and two at home. The away players were Les Broderick, Darren Ash and Kevin McDonald. Paul Reid and John McCarthy flew the flag at home. After some very close "battles" the Tulfarris heroes came out on top by 3 matches to 2.

Well done to all the lads and to Team Manager Frank Lewis who looked after the "Away" players. The "Home" guys were minded by John Britton and President Tom O'Shea. Thanks go to them and to the other Club Members who turned out to show their moral support.

And now to a somewhat less satisfactory outcome - the playing of the Blues Trophy competition yesterday. Regrettably due to misunderstandings and differing interpretations of the term "placing" among members of the Committee some players played the competition with "placing everywhere". Others played on a "placing on the fairways only" basis.

Various options for dealing with this situation have been considered yesterday and today and the consensus view from your Committee is that the competition will have to be declared "void". This is regretted sincerely by the Committee and Members' understanding is requested from everyone concerned. Genuine but well intentioned errors were made - but errors nonetheless which means that we have to take this action.

The Committee has further decided that the Blues Trophy competition will now take place on Sunday 29 July.

On a separate matter for those of you who have scored "twos" in recent times, I have been asked to tell you that outstanding "twos" monies will be credited to your GUI cards by the end of this week.

For those of our members who are avid Sky Sports Golf viewers, the Trilby Tour will be familiar to them. We are delighted to say that one of our members, Stephen Cullen, is competing on the Tour this week at the KP Club in Yorkshire. We hope that Stephen 'makes the cut' and look forward to posting some pictures on the club website.

Finally, a reminder that the Wednesday Scramble will take place this week with tee times from 5.30 to 6.30 and John Britton will be there to sign you in and look after the presentation of prizes. Captain Niall Robinson will present outstanding weekly competition prizes after the golf on Wednesday also.


John Horan,

Hon Secretary