Month: December 2019

Christmas Mixed Jumper Day




A Big Thank you to everyone who turned out to support our Jumper Day on Tuesday 17th.    We had 32 teams playing on the day and the weather was very kind to us.

We were delighted to help three charities this year.  

Naas Food Bank was again very grateful to all who brought the non-perishable food in the weeks leading up to our day, Maud Nolan expressed her thanks as she accepted the food on their behalf.

Mary K O’Mahony was also very appreciative of the donation she received on behalf of Scoil Mhuire gan Smal and she told us about all the children that will benefit from it.  

Joanne Fox was thankful for the food donations that will go to people in the Killenarden community and also appreciated the monetary donation which will go to the Sacred Heart Junior School in Killenarden to help some children in need.  

We raised €2,200 in total for these charities which shows the character of all the members in Newlands.  As always, the members of Newlands’ generosity is amazing.

Thanks to Gerry and his team on the course.  To Tracey, Pauline and Margaret from Bliss Cuisine for looking after so many at same time, and also Jenny and Tony in the bar.   To Brian and Noel in the Proshop for all their help,  and thanks also to  the ladies committee for all their work checking people in, selling tickets etc.

Winners on the Front 9 were Marie Harpur, Bernie Keppel, David Harpur and Lex Flavin.

Winners on Back 9 were President Aidan Keogh, Sheilagh Keogh, Pat O’Leary and Derek Cleary.

Our Luxurious Hamper was won by Des Parsons, and Joan Sheridan and Ursula Connell were also the winners of 2 additional hampers. 

Congratulations to all our winners.  Great day had by all.


Ladies Winter Tea

A great evening was had by all at our Winter Tea, as we continue with this great Newlands tradition.  It’s a chance to welcome in the new Golfing year and celebrate the past golfing year.    And, of course, it’s a chance to share in the Christmas festivities and wish one another every good wish for continued good health at Christmas and the New Year.

We were delighted to welcome our 2018 Gigs who showed their appreciation to Bernie Keppel and the Buddies for all their hard work during the past year.    We also welcomed our 2019 Gigs who enjoyed their first function in Newlands.   A big thank you to Ger Simpson and Helena O’Connell and all the Buddies for all their hard work looking after them.

We had many prizes to present on the night.  Congratulations to Nicola Kearns on winning the Kellsboro Trophy and Esme Murphy on winning the Alice Perry Cup.   We also presented our Hole-in-One winners, Grainne Friel and Eileen McLoughlin with their trophies.  There were medals presented to our Junior Cup, Junior Foursomes and Mary McKenna teams.

We also presented our Turkey vouchers and Hampers to the many prize-winners.   Congratulations to all our winners on the night.

Our Winter League winners were also announced on the night.  

First place went to Team 1: Louise Halpin, Fionnuala Croskery, Aisling Neil, Nuala LeGros, Frances Maybery, Marie Fitzgerald, Fionnuala McGlynn and Mary McDonagh. 

Runners-Up were Team 3: Ann Hughes, Bernie Keppel, Wendy Hogan, Rita Keane, Sophia McFadden, Edel Tolan, Carmel Shanagher and Marie Dunne.

Just a reminder that the second part of our Winter League, which will be matchplay format, starts in mid-January.   This was a new idea last year with a view to getting matchfit in the run up to our inter-club matches.  So don’t forget to put your names down on sheet in locker room.

Christmas Gift Ideas at Newlands

Christmas is just around the corner & hopefully the Proshop can help you with some festive shopping for the golfer in your life or perhaps you might be even buying a present for yourself?

Read on for plenty of gift ideas… including our Ladies & Gents Christmas Hampers & Customised Hampers… all budgets catered for.

As a festive treat for you we have a great competition from Galvin Green with the chance to win their premium waterproof ARCHIE jacket.

Free Gift Wrapping Service also provided at Newlands Proshop for the coming weeks.

Our Proshop Christmas Raffle is on the 22nd December – €5 per line or 3 for a tenner – over €1,000 worth of prizes.

And we have a funny video from the European Tour with young Billy who’s back again.

Many thanks to all who have been in already supporting the proshop this Christmas.



Lylia Crossan wins Car Parking Space

Lylia Crossan wins Car Parking Space in Newlands Draw.

Winner Lylia Crossan

2nd Prize 4 Green Fees for Arklow Golf Club – Kevin Mac Partlin
3rd Prize 2 Bottles of Wine – John White
4th Prize 2 Bottles of Wine – Leonine Colgan
5th Prize 2 Bottles of Wine – John Dennehy


WGS Christmas Party 2019

The Wednesday’s Golf Society hosted another spectacular Christmas Party in the Clubhouse on Sat 7th Dec 2019.

With over 140 party goers the event was “sold out” and the Clubhouse was hopping. Great music saw the floor come alive with dancers including WGS Captain Shay reliving his dance floor days with gusto!!

Spot prizes galore and Jim Walsh had every single table singing the 12 Day of Christmas from the rafters.

What a great night!

Can’t wait to do it all again next year!

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