Newsletter July 9th 2009

Dear Members,

Scramble Results

Another enjoyable Wednesday Scramble last evening with a large turnout in lovely golfing conditions. It is great to see so many people getting involved in the golf and the "afters" in the hotel bar.

The results were:
1st: Tom Bryan (14) and Conor Kinnerk (17) 27.25
2nd: Kevin Higgins (7) and Dervla Higgins (33) 28
3rd: Paul Fitzpatrick (8) and Noel Reilly (21) 28.75

Same time (5.30 - 6.30 p.m.) each Wednesday in July and August except 29 July (Semi Open). All members welcome.

New Junior Section

At last night's Committee Meeting we introduced for the first time a "Junior" section in the Club - we now have 9 in this category and arrangements for their integration into Club activities, with their own "Co-ordinator", will be developed in coming weeks. We welcome Shane Reilly, Ciaran Lambe, Stephen Sheehy, ALex O'Neill, Jay Curley, Daragh Reynolds, Alan Kelly, P J O'Keeffe, and Matthew Sheedy.

New Members

Also last night we were delighted to elect another 11 new members. We also welcome Vincent Hammond, Dermot Higgins, Gavin Condon, Eoin Quinn, Roy Clarke, Eamon Regan, Enda Cullen, John Brennan, Gerald Walsh, Shane Browne and Alan O'Brien and look forward to meeting them in Tulfarris in the weeks ahead.

Opens/Semi Opens

Members are reminded that we will have a Semi Open on the afternoon of Wednesday 29 July and full Open Days on Sunday 2 and Monday 3 August. It has been decided to reduce the entry fees for non-members to a very attractive €20. The members fee remains at €10. So these are days when you have the opportunity to bring along your friends to sample the delights of Tulfarris.

Captains Day

Best of luck to everyone for the final round of the Captains Day on Saturday. The draw is set out below for your information with the "leaders" going out last. Some tickets are still available for the Captains Dinner on Saturday night and can be purchased on saturday morning from the Starter. Best wishes to the Captain Billy Reilly for a great day and night.

Good luck also to Brendan Turner, who will not be with us on Saturday because his daughter is getting married on Friday. Nothing unusual in that I hear you say except that she is marrying his golfing buddy's (Tony Galvin) son. The third "amigo" Peter Plunkett claims that he is the "best man" but I gather this is being disputed! I hope the big day goes well for all concerned.

Regards,

John Horan,

Hon Secretary