Newsletter May 30th 2016

Dear Members,

Some updates for you to digest today.

Pierce Purcell

As previously communicated, Tulfarris Golf Club are hosting this prestigious event on the 11th and 12th June. To accommodate this event, there will be restricted tee times for the weekend competition. The tee time is reserved for the event until 1pm on Saturday, therefore the club competition can be entered from 1pm-5pm on Saturday only. On Sunday the club has tee times from 10am until 1pm for the competition only to accommodate the semi-finals and final.

The Tulfarris team as hosts will be out at 8am on Saturday and the committee, team management and panel would be really grateful for all support from the club. It promises to be a great day.

Weekend Competition times:

As a reminder, the mens club members are eligible to play in the weekend competition on Saturday to 5pm and on Sunday to 1pm only. Sign-in after this cut-off time will not be included in the weekend's competition

June Open Weekend:

With the Bank Holiday fast approaching why not stretch your legs around our lovely course next Sunday/Monday. All guests most welcome.

Hopefully we can tempt you with a Singles Whites on Sunday and the Blues Singles on Monday.

The timesheet is open and can be booked online or via the proshop

Birdie King:

The eagerly awaited first showing of the standings after April and May will be available at the end of the week.

Interclub News:

Once again some mixed news over the last couple of weeks.

Despite our best efforts and preparation for this year's Junior Cup qualifying stage held at Castlewarden golf club we were not successful in achieving a top 4 spot. I would like to thank the lads for their time in preparation for this event and commend them for the way they each played and fought on to the very end on the day despite the bounce of the ball not being to our favour. Golf is a funny old game and some days it just doesn't happen.

The team that represented tulfarris on the day were Stephen Byrne, Michael Curran, Darryl Litton, Shemus Dore and Liam O’Loughlin.

Thank you to all the panel members and also to Tom O’Neill for his coaching evenings prior to the event. 

Stephen Cullen

On Saturday May 14th Tulfarris played against the K Club in the 3rd round of the Irish Mixed Foursomes. Home advantage was awarded to the K Club by virtue of the draw and they duly capitalised on that advantage. Unfortunately, Tulfarris came out on the losing side in what was, once again, a very closely fought battle.

It came down to the last putt on the 18th green in the final match (as has become the norm). The match was however, played in a very good spirit, and well done to them on a fine victory.

Tulfarris was represented as follows: Niall Robinson & Frances Lambe, Ciaran Curley & Mags Ryan, John Field & Maria Carvill all played at the K Club, while the home team was represented by Shemus Dore & Louise Lehane, and finally Stephen Cullen & Lady Captain Lindsay Dore.

On behalf of myself and my co-manager Maria Carvill, I would sincerely like to thank everyone who was involved in the team, from those who practiced for every match, those who came along to support us on the match days, and finally to all those who played their hearts out for the team.

We had a lot of fun – well done to all.

Kieron Ryan

Tulfarris have progressed to the last 16 of the Provincial Towns Cup by beating Baltinglass 6/3. The first three home matches all finished with Tulfarris winning on the 14th green. The remaining two matches were then called in, as we had secured two wins out of four away from home.

The Irish golfing legend Christy O'Connor Snr passed away but the void was very quickly filled by Myles "Himself" Burke. Due to a management error by me, spotted by our eagle eyed professional Tom O'Neill, the team was a player short with two and a half hours to tee time. Having just finished 18 holes in Tulfarris, "Himself" put on the jersey when called upon and headed to do battle with our Old Foes. Despite being 3 down after 10 holes, "Himself" secured his win on his 36th hole of the day which in turn secured the overall win for Tulfarris.

There were great performances from all players on the day. The team was:

Home; Paddy Carthy, Niall Robinson, Pierce Daly, Jay Curley and Mark Walshe. Manager Pat Curley.

Away; Jerry Lambe, Lenny Murphy, Enda Daly and Myles Burke. Manager James McCarron.

John Field

On what turned out to be one of the worst conditions seen in Tulfarris in recent years, both Castle Bearna and Tulfarris had to dig deep to fight off the elements. The golf was played in great spirit with the home team securing a 5-0 victory in Round 1. Well done to all.

The team who represented Tulfarris were Francis Lambe & Niall Robinson, John Devereux & Rosaleen Prescott, Shemus Dore & Louise Lehane, Maria Carvill & John Field, Ciaran Curely & Lindsay Dore.

Lindsay Dore

In the last 16 of the Central Towns, we once again had an away draw with 3 matches away in Newbridge and 2 matches at home. We got off to a great start with Enda Daly continuing his great form with a victory away on the 14th. Following some great well natured battles home and away the match stood 2-2 with Chris Shelley 1 up playing the last. What followed was pure drama- 'Buggy Gate' will go down in folklore but that is a story for the members bar. Newbridge left their long putt for par on the lip with Chris rolling in an 8 foot putt on the bend to secure the match. Onwards to the QF we go. Well done to all the players and thanks for everyone who came down to support.

The team on the day were Darren Ash, Tom Browne, Dan Lawlor, Enda Daly and Chris Shelley.

Shemus Dore

Next up:

Provincial Towns vrs Waterford in Last 16 on Saturday June 4th at 2.30pm – 5 home, 4 away

Brennan Cup vrs Woodenbridge in round 1 on Sunday June 5th at 4pm – all away.

Cullen Cup vrs Edenderry in round 2 on Sunday June 12th at 3pm – all home

Best of luck to all.

Kind Regards

Shemus Dore

Hon Secretary