Author: Una Holden

Phillips Jewellers Sponsors ladies Open 17th September, 2020

Thanks again to our very loyal Sponsors, Phillips Jewellers, for their sponsorship again this year.   We have been lucky with getting our last Open played on Thursday 17th September  before further restrictions came and we are grateful to Valerie Phillips and our own Patricia Heffernan for their continued support.   Again, the weather was kind to us , and while 38 teams went out to play in our 3-Person Team event, it was the trio of Rita Morley, Edel Tolan and Christine O’Gorman with an amazing score of 95pts that deservedly won the beautiful prizes of jewellery (see above picture).   As always, we hope that you can show your appreciation to  all our sponsors by supporting them as much as possible.

Play In Pink

Captain Loretto presents cheque to Miriam Hand for €2,965 which was raised in our Pink Day on 14th July, 2020.

Miriam thanked everyone for their support  and said a huge Thank You to all members at Newlands for their generosity.

From L to R. Miriam Hand, Breast Cancer Awareness, Vice Captain Carmel, Captain Loretto, Hon Secretary Bernie Keppel.

KIA certainly has the ‘Power to Surprise’

Another very successful Open was held on Thursday 20th August by the Ladies Section.   Thanks again to Rita and Gabriel Keane from Kia Motors for their continued sponsorship each year.

On Wednesday evening due to the extreme weather conditions, there were some doubts whether the outing would take place, but 37 teams(111 ladies) played in lovely, even if a little breezy, sunny weather.    Everyone was very complimentary on the magnificent way the course was presented despite the torrential rain on Wednesday.   A huge thanks to Gerry and his team for all their hard work ensuring that our course is in such great condition every week.

Congratulations to our winners on the day Orna Daly, Elizabeth Sheehan and Aisling O’Hara, all from Edmondstown Golf Club with a great score of 74pts.

Runners -up on day were Ger Simpson, Pat O’Dea an Clodagh Finnerty (Edmondstown) with 70 pts.

In Third Place was Carmel Bradshaw (Newlands), Patricia Wilson (Stackstown) and Miriam Morris (Craddockstown) with a score of 68 pts.

Our photos show Ger and Clodagh accepting their prize from our Sponsor Rita, and Captain Loretto thanking Rita and showing her appreciation by presenting her with a gift.



Light up your Darkness with Harkness!

Well, our Darkness was certainly lit up at our Club Invitation on Tuesday 18th November when Greg Harkness (Harkness Bros, Electrical) and Des Kenny (Frontline Mechanical and Electrical Services) sponsored our day.We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Greg and Des for the amazing prizes again this year, and indeed they are so generous and such a huge support every year to the Ladies Section.   There were many happy winners of prizes but our outright winners will be grilling with their amazing George Foreman grills for the rest of the summer.

Congratulations to the winners, Vice-Captain Jim Fitzgerald, Marie Fitzgerald, Nuala LeGros ad Vivian Giles who had an amazing score of 88pts

Esme is a very popular winner!!!!

There were great celebrations on Saturday evening when Captain Loretto announced her Captain’s Prize winner after the second day of her Captains Prize.   Winner Esme Murphy, playing off 2, was the popular winner within the whole club having scored 38pts on Day 1 and 37pts on Day 2.

This followed great excitement earlier in the day when Esme tee-off with her partners Mary O’Farrell and Madge Deane, followed in final 3-ball by Vice-Captain Carmel with 38pts, last years Captain Marie Harpur with  38pts and Captain Loretto’s daughter Grace leading with 40 pts.   They all played magnificently well over the 2 days with Esme just pipping them for victory.    Super achievement for Esme, where a large field went out to compete on two beautiful sunny days, which was a rarity this June.

Congratulations to all the winners on the day, especially Esme, who I hope enjoys many, many happy days wearing the prize.

Team of 3 Open Event Sponsored by Neasa Greene

A huge Thank You to Neasa Greene for sponsoring a very successful Ladies Open on Thursday 23rd July, 2020.  I’d like to congratulate our worthy winners Mary K O’Mahony (Newlands), Mary Kyne (Lucan) and Ann Marie Quinn (Dun Laoghaire) on a super score of 81 points.

We were delighted to welcome Neasa and her playing partners, Mary Joe McPadden and Mary Drake who had an enjoyable game.  Neasa said she was delighted to sponsor the day in memory of her Dad, Christy Greene, who had a long and special relationship with Newlands.  He treated Newlands Golf club, where he spent many happy days, as his second home.
Thanks to Gerry and his team for presenting the course in superb condition, despite a lot of rainfall the previous night and early in the morning.  Thanks also to Kanum Thai for the lovely food served to us.   171 ladies from various clubs played and all our members and guests had a very enjoyable day.  Picture below shows Captain Loretto presenting flowers to Neasa.

Sandra Rothwell wins first Major

Thursday’s Captain Kieran McGlynn Prize to Ladies
At last we had our first Major of the year. Congratulations to Sandra Rothwell who took
top honours and won with 37pts in Thursday’s Captain Kieran McGlynn Prize to the Ladies
on Tuesday 21st July.
Sandra was delighted with her beautiful prize, and commended Gerry and his staff on the great condition of the course. Congratulations to all the winners on the day.
We also had our Christy Greene Qualilfier and those who qualified for matchplay will be notified shortly.
Thank you to Kieran and his wife Fionnuala who joined us at the club for presentation of prize to Sandra. I would like to wish him the best of luck for rest of the year.

Play In Pink Day Raffle Results

A huge Thank You to all of you for the amazing support you gave last Tuesday
for our Pink Day. I know the rain gods weren’t very kind to us but you
braved the elements and made the day a success!!
As always your generosity shone through, and through donations, online and
in the club, plus green fees we raised an amazing amount of €2860
Congratulations to our winners on the day, Fiona Ryan ad Marian Barry who
had super score of 41 pts. Our best dressed lady was Siobhan Byrne, who
even dressed her buggy in pink.
Congratulations also to the Winner of the Men’s Competition Shay Brennan.
And a huge congratulations to Madge Deane who won the TV in our Raffle
which was kindly sponsored by Greg Harkness and Des Kenny. A list of other
winners attached.

Play In Pink Day for Breast Cancer Research Tuesday 14th July 2020


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