October Newsletter

Dear Members

Please see below updates on some the recent events and competitions at our club, starting with a message from the Captain

The Captain’s Charity

The Captain would like to sincerely thank all the members and guests who contributed so enthusiastically to such a great occasion on the 16th September. We hope everybody enjoyed the day and most importantly close to a staggering 8,000 euro was raised for the nominated charities.
Shemus will be presenting cheques to both Rett Syndrome Ireland and Alzheimer Society of Ireland in due course and we can be assured the monies will be gratefully received.

The results on the day for the competitions and raffle are noted below

Team Event : 4 Ball Team:

1st Prize:     93 Points: Stephen Cullen, Declan Cullen, Brendan Cullen & Stefan Critchley (4 ball in Druids Glen)

2nd Prize:    92 points: Derek Yeates, Kevin McDonald. Owen Welsh & Pat Edgeworth (4 ball in Newlands)

3rd: Prize:    91 points: Derek Reid, Tom Browne, Richie McDonnell & Robbie Keogh (4 ball in Naas)


Single Stableford Competition: All received SuperValu Hampers

1st:   41 points: Declan Byrne

2nd: 39 points  Declan Cullen

3rd: 39 points Kevin McDonald

Nearest to Pin: Chrome Soft Golf Balls

11th:   Niall Robinson,        16th: Stephen Cullen

Raffle Winners:

Dinner, B&B for at Tulfarris Hotel Resort: -      Carmel Curran

1 x SuperValu Hamper - Derek Reid

6 x Crystal Wine Glases - Imelda Masterson

2 x Shania Twain Concert Tickets - James Twohig

TFT Putters - Pearse Daly, Anthony Murphy, Cathal Hegarty, Les Broderick

Pair of Nike Lunar Command Shoes - Lenny Murphy

1 x Bottle of Southern Comfort - Derek Reid

1 x Bottle of Captain Morgan Rum - Carmel Curran

1 x bottlle of Susana Brioso 2014 Red Wine - Derek Yeates

4 ball voucher at Tulfarris GC -   Alison Landers

1 bottle of Wine - Kitty Feeley

1 bottle of Wine - Richard Carroll

1 Bottle of Wine - Pat Edgeworth             

We have reached the business end of some major club competitions that taken place over the full season

Golfer of the Year

Congratulations to Darryl Litton on his wonderful golf – he has been crowned Golfer of the Year 2018 despite some heavy competition from Tom McIntyre and Mick Curran over the last couple of months.

The GOTY table can be viewed https://www.tulfarrisgolfclub.com/golfer-of-the-year/

Birdie King

There are 2 weeks remaining in the competition and the leading contenders in the 3 categories can be viewed https://www.tulfarrisgolfclub.com/birdie-king/

As of 10th September, Mick Curran, Robbie Nagle & Derek Garvey were top of the pile.

The Club Matchplay’s

We would like to wish all those members who have reached the finals the very best of luck.


Tom Browne v Owen Welsh


Mick Curran & Tom Browne v Gavin Buckley & John Field


Lindsay Dore & Mark Reilly v Greg Edwards & Rebecca Edwards

Lakeside Challenge 2018

Tulfarris will play Blessington Lakes in the annual Lakeside Challenge on the 10th November. This match comprises of 7 pairs playing 4BBB. The club will be represented by 3 gents in each handicap category (0-11, 12-18, 19-28) based on the final GOTY table and one Captain’s pick in each category). The Captain and Vice Captain also participate on the day. Captain Shemus is eager to end the year on a high and defend our title.


Recent Competition Results:

Lady Captain's Prize to Gents, Sat, Sep 22 / Sun, Sep 23:

Winner: Declan Cullen (16) 70

Class 1: John Mulligan (5) 70

Class 2: Ciaran Lambe (17) 73

Class 3: Michael Lysaght (19) 70


September Medal – sponsored by O’Neill Memorials 8th & 9th Sept.

Winner: Denis Mahon (12) 69

Class 1: James McCarron (10) 71

Class 2: Patrick Connolly (14) 73

Class 3: Danny Canty (18) 71

Best Gross: Liam O’Loughlin (6) 77


Tulfarris Trophy  1st & 2nd Sept

Winner : Fergal Quinn –  58 points  (36  + 20 )pts.

2nd:  Richard Carroll  53 Pts  (36 + 17)   

3rd:  John Mulligan  52 pts  (39 + 13)

Front Nine: Will Hamill 24 pts

Back Niine: John Field 21 pts

Playoff Nine: Alan Britton 16 pts

Longest Drive: Mick Curran

Nearest to the Pin:  Will Hamill

Ladies Winner: Mary Curley 62 pts (42+20)

2nd:  Lindsay Dore   52 pts ( 36+16) .

Longest Drive: Frances Lambe

Leading Junior/Youth:  Joe Byrne - 39 pts  ( 3 under par Gross)


New rules in 2019

You may be aware by now that there will be a number of changes to the rules of golf in 2019. Rule books will be available in the pro shop but you may find the attached link useful as an overview of the changes. Remember it is each golfer’s responsibility to know the rules of golf. 



Kind regards,

Ian O’Shaughnessy

Hon. Secretary