Newsletter March 25th 2016

Dear Members,

Some Easter Weekend Updates.

Captain’s Drive-In:

The season started on a lovely day where over 80 members took part in the Captain's Drive In Scramble. Lady Captain Lindsay and Captain Kieron, following some good natured banter duly kicked off the day's social golf with two excellent drives  The winners on the day were :

1st Place: Mark Walshe, Imeda Masterson, Joe Brennan & Peter Pedersen – 56.9

2nd Place: Eoin Curley, Rosaleen Prescott, Ed Butterfield & Michael Higgins – 57.7

3rd Place: Niall Robinson, Rebecca Edwards, Chris Dowling & Brian Nolan – 58.1

A lovely meal organised by the resort staff followed in the Lime Tree after which both Captains warmly welcomed both existing and new members as well as family & guests. Both captains spoke to the huge honour in representing the club in this capacity and wished all members the very best in social and competitive golf this year.

Club Matchplays:

Just a reminder that the deadline for the singles and doubles entry is tomorrow Sunday 27th March so please get your name(s) down on the sheets in the pro-shop

Birdie King:

This competition runs again from April to October inclusive with the first eligible event commencing on weekend of 2nd/3rd April 2016. Full information is available:

Easter Hampers:

You may have noticed the wonderful hampers displayed in the pro- shop which have been arranged by the ladies committee to raise funds for the ladies club. The draw for these hampers takes place on Monday evening and tickets are available from Norma in the Pro Shop.

Get into Golf program for Women:

There is a free taster session organised for Tuesday 5th April 2016 between 1930-2030 in Tulfarris. All equipment is provided and a fun and friendly environment is assured. An 8 - week beginner program is to follow including lessons with PGA Professional Thomas O’Neill for 60 euro. It really is a great opportunity for all ladies to get a flavour of the beautiful game. If you do know someone who may be interested please contact Mary Curley on 0872673112.

On that note, the team at Tulfarris Academy are looking for donations of any “Graphite shafted Golf clubs” for use for Ladies & Junior coaching programs that are coming up.

Interclub Golf:

Unfortunately, we came up just short in the Garden County group stage but it was an experience that is sure to benefit the Barton Cup Panel.

April brings with it a steady stream of competitions with the following already confirmed:

All Ireland Fourball: Home and Away matches against Naas from 1410 2nd April 2016.

Irish Mixed Foursomes: Grange Castle are the opponents with home matches from 1430 and away matches from 1500 on April 9th 2016.

Barton Cup: Provisionally arranged for 17th April against Baltinglass.

All support welcomed.


I mentioned previously that the winner of the Men’s April Medal and Ladies GOY Strokes on the 9th/10th April 2016 will represent the club in the regional qualifiers. The venue and date for our regional qualifier has been confirmed for Tuesday 19th April 2016 in Powerscourt.

Elder Lemons Easter Hampers League:

Jim Carty had an individual score of 178 points for his best 7 rounds giving him a remarkable average score of 25.4 per round especially considering some of the conditions played in during the winter period. The Hampers were decided on a draw where individuals were paired and their scores were combined. Jim Carty and Tom Brennan were drawn together and their combined score was well ahead of the next best combination. Congrats to Jim and Tom.

Summer competitions commence next Tuesday 29th March over 18 holes with prizes for 1st and 2nd places each week. All over 55’s and their guests are welcome to join us on any and every Tuesday morning at the 10.00 draw for playing partners.

Kind Regards

Shemus Dore

Hon Secretary