Congratulations to Ann Hughes who claimed our first Major of the year. Ann, playing off a handicap of 9 and with a fantastic score of 40 points, took top honour in Professional Brian Cosgrove’s Prize to the Ladies on Tuesday 28th May. Ann was delighted with her win and commended the course staff on presenting the course in such fantastic condition after some tough weather conditions on Monday. Congratulations also go to Patricia Heffernan who took the runner up spot with 39 points on a countback and also to Esme Murphy who, playing off a handicap of 3, won the Gross prize with 35 gross points.. Well done to all the winners on the day.
It was a hugely successful day and thanks to all of you for your support for Brian. There were 121 entrants in the main competition, 7 entrants in the 9 Hole Qualifying competition and another 12 playing social golf.
We would like to thank Brian for the super prizes and his sponsorship of the competition and we wish Brian continued success here in Newlands.
The Junior Foursomes had another super win in Killeen GC on Sunday 26th May against Charlesland GC. This team is determined not to play the full 18 holes with a win in two matches on the 14th and 15th holes in Killeen. As always the matches were played in great spirit and we are so proud of all the players who represented Newlands so well. Many thanks to all the supporters who enjoyed the great golf out in Killeen on Sunday. Well done to Manager – Neasa McKiernan, Assistant Manager – Bernadette Flynn, all the team of players and subs. We wish them all the very best of luck in their next round against Killeen GC in Elm Park. Date to be confirmed.
There is an open invitation to join us on Saturday June 29th to help us celebrate the 50th Year of our Husband and Wife Competition.
There will be two Shotgun starts (9.30am & 3pm) for the Mixed Fourball and the day is kindly sponsored by King Tree Services.
Time sheet opens on Monday 27th May. Members can book via BRS in the Normal way. Visitors please click here to make your booking.
Mary McKenna Team March on to Leinster Quarter Finals
The Mary McKenna team went on to claim the one match they needed in the return matches against Grange Castle GC in the Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy. A great team went out to Grange Castle for the one point needed and thankfully they brought it home. Next up was Black Bush GC and the matches were played in beautiful sunshine on Sunday, 12th May. The matches were very close at the end and it took another tour to the 20th hole before we could claim the winning point. The matches were played in great spirit and I am delighted to report that we are now in the Leinster Quarter Finals. Many thanks to the managers, Nuala LeGros and Mary K. O’Mahony and all the team and their caddies for their time and commitment. Best of luck to the Mary Macs.
Senior Cup Team Bow out in Great Style
Our Senior Cup team went out and played in Dun Laoghaire GC on Saturday 18th May and represented us so well. It is a great honour to play in this prestigious competition and our Senior Cup team played great golf and were great ambassadors for Newlands GC. Castle GC were great opposition and all matches were played in great spirit. It always comes down to one or two putts, the odd bounce of the ball, but we get better every year. We will look forward to supporting next year’s team and hopefully they will achieve a win in this great competition. Many thanks to the managers, Genevieve Tracey and Pat O’Leary and all the team for their time and commitment. Well done Team.
Junior Cup Team Through to Next Round
Congratulations are in order to a great team who played against Westmanstown GC in Slade Valley GC on Sunday 19th May. The fantastic golf played on the day ensured their progress into the next round. Three matches were already won when we could call in the other two matches which were 3 up and 4 up. We will certainly look forward to the next round in Carton House on Sunday 16th June. Many thanks to the manager, Siobhan Byrne, and all the team for a job very well done.
Boyne Cup Team Bring us Back to 20th Hole
Hard luck to another great team who played so well against Edmondstown on Monday 20th May. With three matches away and just two matches at home it was always going to be hard work to get through to the next round of the Boyne Cup. All the players played so well and it was another nail biting finish with the deciding matches out on the 19th and 20th holes. Luck was not on our side this time and the honours went to Edmondstown GC who go through to the next round. Many thanks to the managers, MaryPat Prendergast and AnnMarie McGarry, all the players and their caddies for all their hard work, time and commitment to the team. We look forward to next year.
The first Prizewinners Presentation Night of 2019 was held in the Clubhouse on Sunday 12th May.
Captain Lex presented prizes to the Winter League trophy winner, Paul Greene, along with all the other Class winners, runners-up and third places.
The 4 club invitation team winners, runner-up and third places also received their prizes along with the 5 Hole-In-One winners.
The club would like to thanks the Invitation sponsors for their very generous support:
Our thanks also goes to Paul Young for sponsoring the Winter League Trophy.
Finally, congratulations to Shay Brennan and Paul Errity for organising and running a very successful Winter League
Congratulations to the Newlands Pierce Purcell team Managed by Shay Brennan and Henry Costello who won through the qualifying rounds over last weekend in Old Conna Golf Club.
Newlands were leading qualifier on Saturday with a score of 358 along with Stackstown, Elm Park and Hermitage.
In the Semi Final Stackstown were the opposition and team Newlands had an early 8am start on Sunday morning eventually winning out 3 -2 in a tight match where the last match went all the way to the 19th.
Elm Park were our opponents for an exciting Final that kicked off at 2pm. The 3 – 2 margin was again repeated in this victory with the last match this time going to the 20th where Paul Flynn holed the winning putt.
Newlands panel of players for the weekend were:
Robert O’Neill, Vivian Giles, Pat Fearon, Paul Flynn, Joe Ledwidge, Jim Fitzgerald, Mick O’Toole, James A Fitzgerald, Dermot Devlin, Philip Keegan, Philip O’Sullivan, Noel Hickey, Paul Gavin, Brian Kenny, Maurice Lynch, Cornelius O Brien, Jim McAuliffe, Mick Cooke, David Walsh and Pat Kiely.
Make sure you come along to the Newlands Presentation Night on SUNDAY 12th MAY at 9.00pm if you were a prize winner in the Club Invitations on
18th March 2019 – sponsored by Arachas Corporate Insurance Brokers
30th March 2019 – sponsored by Agnelli Motors
22nd April 2019 – sponsored by Knights Cleaning
6th May 2019 – sponsored by James Franey Jnr.
Also on the night we will present the Winter League Trophy plus prizes to all of the Class Winners, Runners-up and Third places.
In addition we will present Hole-In-One awards to 6 of our members who have collected Aces already this season.
If you are not a prize winner come along anyway and share in the fun.
It could be you next Presentation Night!
Over the May Bank Holiday weekend Newlands had mixed results in the Inter Club Competitions
Newlands GC beat Citywest GC 3.5-1.5 in the 2nd Round of the Barton Cup on Sunday 5th May.
At home Cian Coghlan & John Scolard won 6&5, Ciaran Curtis & Dylan Harbourne won 2 Holes.
Dermot Bradshaw & Charlie Connell AS on 18 (Match called in)
Away, Dave Errity & Kieran Durkan won 3&2, Maurice Ebbs & Shay Brennan lost on 17.
(Managers Mick Tolan & Mark O’Neill)
Commiserations to the Newlands team who were beaten by The Island on Monday 6th May.
Losing our three matches at hope sealed our fate.
(Managers: Joe Denvir & Cathal Connolly)
Hard luck to our JB Carr who exited at the hands of a terrific Woodbrook team.
We lost 3-2 in the home fixture on Thur 2nd May.
(Managers: Jim Fitzgerald & Owen Caughey)