Author: Una Holden

Bumper Day Bliss

What a wonderful day….

Who could have imagined that we would be playing golf in such beautiful sunshine in late February.  Thankfully any beasts from the east or west stayed where they were and this ensured we had the most wonderful day.  We had a great field of players and a super winner of our Bumper Day in Louise Halpin.  A winning score of 25 pts put her to the top of the leaderboard and we all send our congratulations to Louise.  Well done also to the other Bumper Day prize winners; we hope you enjoy the beautiful prizes.

We also celebrated the winners of our Winter League Singles competition which was won by Team 11, captained by Lylia Crossan, who was delighted to speak on behalf of the team and express their pleasure in winning.    Second placed Team 9 were also happy to accept their runner up prizes.  See details of winning teams below.

Many thanks to Bliss Cuisine for their generous sponsorship of the Winter League.  It is very much appreciated.

I feel we were all winners on the day as we were all together on Tuesday evening to celebrate another great day in Newlands.

Captain Marie

Winter League Singles 2018

Name H/C Top 3 Scores
Winners – Team 11
Lylia Crossan 33 55
Sandra Devlin 30 53
Edel Tolan 23 51
Pauline Curtis 13 51
Nicola Kearns 20 48
Babs Sweny 15 47
Total   305
Runners Up – Team 9
Fionnuala McGlynn 24 57
Marie Harpur 20 49
Pat O’Leary 16 49
Sarah Callery 34 49
Genevieve Tracey 12 48
Siobhan Merity 29 45
Total   297
Other Team Totals    
Team 2   288
Team 12   283
Team 7   281
Team 13   272
Team 10   270
Team 4   270
Team 14   267
Team 3   264
Team 8   254
Team 6   249
Team 5   233
Best Individual 3 Card Score 60 pts Patricia Heffernan

So this is Christmas…. Jumpers!

A super day had by all on our annual Christmas Jumper Day competition which is going from strength to strength.  

We had 28 teams playing on a magical December day – storms raged around us but missed us here in Newlands and we were blessed with the most amazing weather.  Not a breeze to hinder the wonderful golf and the sun even made an appearance.  The Naas Food Bank are extremely grateful for our contribution of the non-perishable food which we have been collecting over the last two weeks.  We also collected a record cash figure of €1810 which was handed over to Maud Nolan on behalf of the Naas Food Bank.  Many thanks to you all for your contribution and your time on the day – we had great fun and we hope you all enjoyed the day. 

The Winning teams were:

Front 9:      45 pts (L6)

Ciaran Curtis, Louise Murphy, Conor Faughnan & Brendan O’Brien

Back 9:       46 pts

Ann Hughes, Michael Brennan, Deborah McCready & President Sean McEvoy

Thank you to Gerry and his team on the course, dealing with the heavy rain and making sure we got out to play the golf.  Thanks also to Tracey and her team at Bliss for looking after so many all at the same time.

A super day… well done to all.  By the way, next year there will be more ‘nominated’ bunkers !

Many thanks,

Ladies Committee

Eva Coghlan wins Newlands Girls’ Open

Newlands annual Girls’ Trohpy Open.was held on Friday 17 August. This is the 25th year anniversary of the presentation of this trophy to the Junior Section in Newlands by Christy Green. It was particularly good, therefore, on this 25th anniversary that our own Eva Coghlan won the day with a fantastic score of 43 pts, playing off a handicap of 11. What a score! It was a brilliant day despite the weather. Thirteen golf clubs were represented in the competition. We are grateful yet again for the generous sponsorship of Prendergast Construction.

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

Kate Nolan (Junior) Wins Hugh Boyle Trophy with Fantastic Score of 55 pts

Kate Nolan was the overall winner on Thursday 3 August in the Hugh Boyle Trophy with a fantastic score of 55 pts off handicap of 36.   This was an exceptional achievement especially as it was a mixed Junior event with nearly 40 entrants in the competition.  Kate, who turned 14 on the same day, has lost 9 shots as a result of her exceptional score.  #CelebrationsAllRound

Newlands U19 Girls playing in Leinster Qualifying Rounds 2 & 3 August

Newlands U19 Girls team will play in the ILGU Inter-Club Leinster Qualifying rounds on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of August   in Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort.   Our first round is on Wednesday 2nd August when we play Laytown-Bettystown at 10:00 am   

We have a very strong team of Eva Coghlan, Orlaith Leahy and Lucy Kavanagh with Ellen Rocket as substitute.    we wish them the very best of luck.

Good Luck to Esme Murphy and Denise Tobin in Area Final of Coronation Foursomes

We wish Esme Murphy and Denise Tobin the very best of luck as they take part in the Area Final of the Coronation Foursomes in Killeen Golf Club, Co Kildare on Wednesday 26th July.   This prestigious competition is run by the R&A and is open to golf clubs throughout all of the UK and Ireland.

Esme and Denise tee off at 11:40 on Wednesday in a field of 34 teams and are competing for a place in the Grand Final to be held in St. Andrews in September.

We hope Wednesday will be a purple patch for the Newlands Ladies. #ComeOnNewlands

Ladies Intermediate Cup Quarter Final

Commiserations to the Ladies Intermediate Cup team who lost the Regional Quarter Final to Kileen Castle in Milltown GC on Sunday 9 July.

Manager Fionnuala Croskery would like to thank the team for all their time and effort, thank the caddies, and all the wonderful supporters.  Unfortunately the golfing gods weren’t with us on Sunday – close matches, bravely fought.  

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