Month: June 2017

Christy Green remembered fondly at Ladies Open

Christy Green was remembered fondly by his daughter Nessa and all Ladies playing in the Christy Green Open, held on the 29th June last. Nessa spoke of her late father’s great love of Newlands and the interest he took in this Open every year. Captain Siobhan mentioned, with grateful thanks, the support he had given to the Ladies Section for so many years and she, like Nessa, felt certain that he would be remembered for many years to come.

Despite the weather, 23 clubs participated, and the winners with 84 points, beating Captain Siobhan on the back 9 with a fantastic putt on the 18th from Aisling Curtis were Pauline and Aisling Curtis, Rebecca Carroll and Marie Clare Kelly (Newbridge).

Congratulations to the winners, thank you Nessa for your support, and we look forward to the Christy Green Open of 2018.

Peter & Ken win June WGS Invitational Fourball

Winners of the WGS Invitational Fourball (sponsored by Henry Costello Roofing) on 28th June 2017 with an excellent score of 47 points were Peter Thornberry and Ken Smyth.
Pictured are WGS Captain Paul Murray and Sponsor Henry Costello along with the happy prize winners

Eileen O’Driscoll wins the WGS prize to the Ladies

Eileen O’Driscoll, playing off a handicap of 21 with a score of 40 points, was the very worthy winner of the Wednesday’s Golf Society prize to the Ladies on Wednesday 27th June, 2017. Paul Murray, Captain of the WGS, presented Eileen with a beautiful set of John Rocha Wine Glasses, and offers of help to put them to good use were plentiful. Captain Siobhan thanked the WGS Captain, Paul, for the Wednesday’s continued support of the Ladies. It is very much appreciated.

We are also delighted to hear that WGS Captain, Paul, will be joining us for our Play in Pink for Breast Cancer day on the 18th July. The timesheet on this special Tuesday will be open from 5.30pm to Men, playing in pink (compulsory) in this 9-hole singles competition. Watch out for Paul in his pink cap!

GUI One Governing Body

GUI would like to hear from Club Members aged between 25-40 regarding the One Governing Body initiative.

See below:

Dear Hon Sec/Club Communications Officer,

The GUI and the ILGU have made significant progress in the discussions around the creation of One Governing Body (OGB) for Golf in Ireland, since the Discussions began in November 2015.

The OGB Discussions Group will be consulting once again with affiliated clubs and officials but would also like to engage with a more focused segment of golfer. This consultation will ensure golfers/non-golfers falling into the age bracket of 25-40 will have their say and will help shape the draft proposal for OGB for Golf in Ireland.

People falling into this age category tend to be time poor and the DG would like to seek feedback from current and past golfers on how to develop the game and make it more attractive to this group. It is crucial that the OGB engages with people who have left the game due to a lack of time and other commitments.

The consultation meeting will be facilitated by Jane Williams, who is a highly experienced independent consultant. Jane will facilitate the meeting in a way which allows attendees to share open and honest feedback on the topics being discussed. Comments and thoughts shared by participants on the draft proposal will not be attributed back to any individual.

The separate dates and venues are listed below. Please follow the links below to register for one of the three sessions:

– Tuesday 11th July (6-8pm), Clontarf Golf Club:

– Monday 14th August (6-8pm), Strandhill Golf Club:

– Monday 21st August (6-8pm), Newtownstewart Golf Club:


Kind Regards,

Pat Finn (GUI, CEO)

Sinead Heraty (ILGU, CEO)


Captain Siobhan’s Prize – Bernadette Flynn – you win again !

What a season Bernadette Flynn is having, she has won President Gerry Errity’s Prize, Vice-Captain’s Jack’s prize, the Home Instead Senior Care Open (with others) and on Saturday last Bernadette won Captain Siobhan’s Prize with a score of 79 pts(agg).

She started the season playing off a handicap of 19, and as of today, her new handicap is 12.

Her advice to drink copious amounts of wine the night before a major seems to be working well for her, so much so the rest of us intend getting into training.

We congratulate her on her great win and we hope she enjoys her very beautiful necklace from the House of Lor.

Well done too to Captain Siobhan, it was a great two days of golf and fun. We loved the ice-creams, the scorecard holder was just what we needed, the pitch repair will help us look after our greens, the meal was really delicious and the party rocked.


Captain Siobhán – Top 30 Leaderboard

The Leader Board after Day 1 of Captain Siobhán Byrne’ Prize to the Ladies is listed in the attached  document.

The top 30 players have been allocated time slots according to the scores achieved on Tuesday 20th June.   Leading qualifiers will tee off last, and these and other top 30 timeslots are also listed in the attached document.   These timeslots cannot be changed.

For remaining competitors, Saturday’s timesheet will open at 8am, Wednesday 21st June, 2017.

Play well on Saturday and then be ready to party !



Captain Siobhán Prize and Dinner

Captain Siobhán Prize to the Ladies will take place on Tuesday 20th June, and Saturday, 24th June.

This 36-hole stableford competition is the biggest event in our golfing calendar and one we all want to win.

We are grateful to the Sports Surgery Clinic who are supporting Tuesday’s competition, following which a top 30 Leaderboard will operate. But for these competitors (who will tee off around 2.30pm) the time sheet for Saturday’s competition will open at 8am on Wednesday 21st June.

Dinner is scheduled for 8,30pm and booking is essential.

We wish the Captain an enjoyable Captain’s Prize week, we hope everyone plays well, and can make the party on Saturday night!


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