Year: 2017

GUI Ring the Changes

Following the recent Annual meeting of the GUI a number of changes have been agreed to inter-club competitions from 2018.

 Of particular interest were 

 AIG Pierce Purcell Shield be modified to Scotch Foursomes. (Effective 2018)

Effective 2019, that the Union introduce a new All-Ireland Seniors Inter-Club team event for golfers over the age of 55.

The  lower handicap limit of the AIG Junior Cup be reduced from 5 to 4 effective 2018

 The handicap limits in Jimmy Bruen Shield will be adjusted as follows effective 2018: Lowest individual reduced from 6 to 5; Lowest combined reduced from 17 to 15

The handicap limits For the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield will be adjusted as follows effective 2018: Lowest individual reduced from 12 to 11; Lowest combined reduced from 27 to 25

The handicap limits for GUI Four-Ball Inter-Club Championship will be adjusted as follows effective 2018: Lowest individual reduced from 16 to 15; Lowest combined reduced from 36 to 34

 The full text of the motions agreed and defeated can be found by clicking on the link below.

Cameron Raymond Announces Decision to Turn Pro

Congratulations to Cameron Raymond on his decision to pursue a career as a Golf Professional. Cameron has been a fantastic contributor to Newlands Golf Club. He is currently our Junior Boys Captain and has represented Newlands in many team events including the 2017 Senior Cup. Cameron has played for Leinster on a number of Interprovincial Teams and he represented Ireland this year in the Henry Cooper International and the Boys Home International at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s.

No doubt his Dad, Brian, and brothers Aaron & Alex, all Newlands members, are delighted with Cameron’s decision and look forward to cheering him on in his new career. Cameron will now unveil his prodigious golfing talent to the wider world and all of his friends at Newlands will watch with great interest, excitement and support. We wish him every success.


Course Committee Update

Thanks to our Course Committee for producing this very interesting course update.  It is full of useful information on the course, up-coming projects, our lovely trees, our magnificent greens, and information on the use of the practise facilities, the hire of buggies, etc.

We would encourage you to read the update, and if you would like to discuss any item, please contact any member of the Course Committee.

Your feedback is welcome.

Congratulations to Vice Captain Pam on her Hole in One


Congratulations to Vice Captain Pam who had a hole in one on the fourth on Saturday 18th November.  It’s just reward for the hours of practice put in by Pam over the last few weeks as she delivered the ultimate shot in golf and recorded her first hole in one.

As she gears up for the exciting year ahead, it’s good to know that the golf is in good shape, and her putting hasn’t even been tested yet.  Time to return Captain Siobhan’s putting aid!!   Well done Pam.  #PowerfulStrike  #Power2Pam

Vice-Captain Pam introduces her nominee for Vice-Captain 2018 – Marie Harpur

At the Ladies Bumper dinner, and Club Trophies Presentation on Tuesday last, 24th October 2017, Vice-Captain Pam proposed, Marie Harpur as her nominee for Vice-Captain of the Ladies Club for 2018. A very popular choice, the announcement was greeted with universal approval by all those present.

Marie, together with her husband David, and son James, has been a member of Newlands for many years, she has served on several committees, has represented Newlands in inter-Club matches, and in all of these roles has shown initiative, leadership and dedication. She is a keen bridge player, and always willing to take a gamble to make a contract!

Our 2017 Vice-Captain Pam, commented how deserving Marie was of the honour and how she looked forward to working with her, alongside Captain Jack and his nominee Lex Flavin (and we send Lex the congratulations of everyone in the Ladies Section) and the Management Team for the good of Newlands Golf Club in 2018.

The Annual Captain (Siobhán) -v- Hon Sec (Susan Dunphy) match was fiercely competitive

Played annually since 1933, the Ladies Annual Captain -v- Hon Sec match (Captain Siobhán v Hon Sec Susan Dunphy) took place last Friday 20th October, 2017.

While in 1933 the competition was intended to be a match play event by the then Captain of the Ladies Section, Ms Evans, it has in recent years been played as a team event.

Bereft of a trophy for the entire season, the Captain was thrilled to hear that her team had the winning score – ‘the turkeys’ took the honours, and the Captain’s name will go into the history books.

Thank you so much to all the Ladies who baked the simply delicious cakes for the after-match refreshments. And as life is too short to say no to cake, it was a feast with friends. #StillStuffed

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