Captain's New Year Update

Dear Members

Happy New Year. Please see some updates as we move closer to the new season.

Gent's Fixtures

The 2018 fixtures have been finalised and are attached to this mail. They are also on the Club notice board and are also available on the Club website –<>>.

We would like to draw your attention to some areas of interest in the fixtures:

· As previously noted, please be reminded that this year’s Captain’s Prize is not in August, it is being held on the 22nd and 28th July.

· Ann and John Horan have once again agreed to host the very popular summer scrambles for which the committee are very grateful.

· The clubs will be entering a mixed team to the GUI regional nine hole qualifier and to that end a mixed 9 hole ‘singles’ event will take place on Wednesday 16th May.

· A fun stableford competition called the ‘Snarling Beast’ will take place on Sunday 17th June. Suffice to say, you will need your putting boots on that day!

· The monthly club – resort meetings with Pat Barrett continue to be very beneficial and we are delighted to announce that the hugely popular Tulfarris Trophy will return on the 2nd September and plans are underway to hold Junior and Intermediate Scratch Cups on the June Bank Holiday weekend. The committee would like to extend their thanks to Pat and the team for their commitment to the club to date.

· Tulfarris Trophy – Due to the popularity and growing stature of the event, the men’s committee have decided to add this as a ‘Golfer of the Year’ event for 2018

Gent’s Appreciation Day:

Pat Barrett has arranged an appreciation day for the gents club on Sunday 18th February. Pat has spoken about the resort’s desire to strengthen the connection to the club and the value he places on thanking current and new members for their commitment to Tulfarris. To that end, please feel free to invite any prospective members to the appreciation day. The itinerary for the day is as follows:

· Arrival meet and greet in the golf shop @11am

· Golf Clinic with Tulfarris Tournament Professional Simon Thornton @ noon

· 9/12 hole scramble @ 1pm

· After golf, finger food will be available in the elk bar

Please note that the option is also there to play Winter League in the morning should that be your preference.

Club Competition Sponsorship:

A strong emphasis is being placed on fundraising for the club in 2018. We are quite reliant on revenue generation from bank holiday weekends and club levies and it is felt that supplementary funding is required from fundraising activities to the take the club forward. We would like to invite our members to sponsor our weekly club competitions. Sponsorship will be very reasonable and will afford those interested the opportunity to showcase their name/business on the course, website and at club functions.

Should you be interested please reach out to Pat Curley to explore further (<> or 0872331987)

All support will be most appreciated.

Upcoming Date for your Diaries

· Valentine’s Scramble: 11th February 2018

· Gent’s Appreciation Day: 18th February 2018

· Captains’ Drive – In: 4th March 2018
Kind Regards

Shemus Dore
Club Captain