Newsletter May 26th 2012

Dear Members,

South Leinster:

I have received the following message from the South Leinster Team Manager Frank Lewis. 
"We are playing Dunmurry Spring in the South Leinster next Sunday.Sorry for short notice but it was difficult to agree a date and time with following weekend being a bank holiday.We are covered in Tulfarris for spotters etc however we could do with some backup in Dunmurry Springs.

Team for next Sunday at 11.50 Tulfarris V Dunmurry Springs: Home: Paul Reid, John McCarthy. Away: Darren Ash, Frank Lewis, Cliff Anderson". Best of luck to Frank and all the team.

June Open Days
The June Bank Holiday Opens will take place on Sunday 3 and Monday 4 June. Now is the time to be booking your slot to bring your golfing friends to tulfarris with the course in tip-top condition - and hopefully with weather to match.

Wednesday Scrambles
Members have been asking when the Wednesday Social Scrambles will start and the answer is on the first Wednesday in June (6th). Apart from a couple of dates when we have Semi-Opens they will run on each Wednesday evening through to the end of August. The format will be similar to previous years - 2 person scrambles played over nine holes with tee off times between 5 and 6.30 p.m. If you want to take part simply show up with a partner - or simply come along on your own and we will do some "matchmaking" on the evening. We look forward to seeing as many Members as possible on the 6th and the Captain Niall Robinson intends presenting all outstanding prizes for weekly competitions in the Hotel Bar on the night after the golf.

Captain's Ace
Which brings me neatly to some really good news involving the said Captain. Today Tulfarris hosted the annual "Visiting Captains" competition for ten other "neighbouring" clubs. To quote Lady Captain Dorette Lotter, "the golf was played in real Costa del Tulfarris weather" and Tulfarris was shown off to best advantage to our visitors. The highlight of the day was a hole in one by Captain Niall Robinson on the 16th. Apparently he hit a perfectly struck 3 wood into the teeth of a breeze, landed two feet short and straight into the hole for his first "ace". Holes-in-one are rare at the best of times but to get one in your year in office as Captain must be even rarer. 

Niall will therefore be our first entrant into the new Golfsure Hole-in-one competition draw for a selection of prizes right up to a brand new car to the value of €20,000. His feat was properly celebrated in the Hotel bar this evening. On behalf of the Members we send our congratulations to Niall.


John Horan;

Hon Secretary