CLONMEL GOLF CLUB
Paddy Murray Cup - 4Ball Matchplay Final
The long-awaited Paddy Murray 4Ball Matchplay Final was played on Wednesday last and was a complete sell out long before the two pairs took to the first tee, Lar Whelan and Ger Casey Vs Donncha Doyle and Conal Murphy. The betting in Paddy Power’s was even steven although it was considered that the long hitting Lar might have the advantage, especially with no run on the ball, and indeed it was Lar and Ger who took the lead early in the contest and were 2 up at the turn and remained so after the tenth. However, the 11th seems to have been the big turning point in the match when three putts gave some of the advantage back to the Doyle/Murphy combination and the match was soon level after a magnificent approach to the 12th by Doyle/Murphy. It was nip and tuck for the next couple of holes but Murphy had a fabulous - nearly miraculous - up and down for a great win on the 16th to put Doyle/Murphy ahead for the first time in the match. This pair didn’t hit the green on the short 17th but Lar did and when Doyle/Murphy managed a par and Lar’s putt for a winning birdie slipped by it left Doyle/Murphy one up going up the last where they held on for a par which was matched by Whelan / Casey but with no shot given or received on the final hole the match was over. For Donncha Doyle it was his second success in this annual event and perhaps having the experience of being in a previous final stood to him when the chips were down early in the match. But well done to all four players who gave the big crowd an enjoyable evening and apparently, they were very generous at the bar. Thanks, as usual Sullivan Hygiene the sponsorship of this great competition which is well appreciated by the Club.
Result; Monday to Friday Turkey
1st Tony O’Brien 29pts last 3
2nd Andrew Gartlan 29pts
Mon 20th to Sun 24th Nov Clonmel Plumbing Christmas Hamper
Singles stableford competition which is Kindly Sponsored by Clonmel Plumbing Supplies Ltd.
Mon 27th to Fri 1st Dec Turkey singles 12 holes
Men’s Golf - Annual General Meeting
The AGM of Men’s Golf takes place on Thursday next, 23rd November, in the Clubhouse at 8 PM. We wish the incoming Captain, Mr. Tony Horne the best of luck for his year at the helm and we wish the outgoing Captain, Mr. Billy Hewitt happy retirement for steering the Club through a very successful year.
The Junior boys and girls as well as the committee would like to thank all those who supported our recent fundraising competition. We extend our congratulations to all the prize winners with a special mention to Michael McCormack who had a hole in one on the third hole.
Thank you to the management committee for the course during the week and the men’s golf committee for the competition set up and card marking.
Next Competition: Thursday, 30th November
Reminder Seniors Christmas Party will be on Thursday, 14th December, 2017
Please confirm attendance at dinner by tick on Seniors Notice Board.
Please note that when the notice is up instructing members to keep their buggies on the paths we would ask buggy owners and users to comply with this rule.
Report from JUNIOR GIRLS
We wish to note that the Junior Girls section will continue training over the winter months on each Sunday at 3.00pm.
The seventh draw in our Weekly Club Fundraising Lotto took place last Saturday 18th November in the Clubhouse. The numbers drawn were 6, 14, 19 and 20. There was no jackpot winner and there were two matched three winners receiving €50.
Jackpot is now at €4,000 so be in to win!
Thanks again to everybody who supported it by buying and selling tickets.
Annual Lotto payments are now due for renewal.
For the Winter Months Lotto Draw will take place at 4.15pm each Saturday.
The Annual General Meeting of Clonmel Golf Club will be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday 30th November at 8.00pm. Nomination sheets for committee and motion sheets are now up on the notice board.
Join Clonmel Golf Club now as a full paid up member for €500 up to 31st December, 2018. Free trial round available prior to joining, by prior arrangement. This offer is open to new members and past members who have not renewed their membership within the last 7 years. GUI & ILGU fees not included. Terms and conditions apply so for full details please contact Aine at the office on 052-6124050 or download an application form from our website www.clonmelgolfclub.com.
Christmas Gifts - CLUB VOUCHERS
With Christmas fast approaching our thoughts go to the task of selecting gifts for those near and dear to us. This Christmas why not purchase some Club Vouchers for the golfers in your family. These can be used as payment against the Annual Subscription and for green fees along with Lotto Vouchers. A valuable gift for the golf enthusiast – available from the office.
Weekly Competition: Sat. 11th & Wed. 15th NOV
1st. Liz Barlow (30) 24pts
2nd. Janice Keating (33) 23pts
3rd. Dee Hannigan (36) 22pts
Congratulations to Katherine Morrissey on winning the Senior Alliance in Tipperary Golf
Club and the Gross Prize in Ballykisteen Golf Club.
Congratulations to Helen O’Donoghue who was 3rd in Ballykisteen.
The Club AGM will be held on Thursday, 30th November at 7.30pm.
“If you want your say, don’t stay away”.
The Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday, 6th December at 7.30pm. This is always
a great night in the Ladies Calendar. A night when the ladies put on their party dresses.
Presentation of the Christmas Hampers and the Weekly Turkey Competition Vouchers will
take place. Meal will be provided by Martin & his staff, guaranteed to be delicious.
Christmas Fun Morning:
Fun Golf morning will take place on Wednesday, 13th December. This will be a fun
Scramble. There will be prizes for the best Christmas Outfit.
Hospice Christmas Cards:
Anna Moloney has left Hospice Christmas Cards in the Bar with Martin. Support the work
of the Irish Hospice by buying these cards. Every Christmas Card purchased contributes
vital funds towards the cost of providing Hospice Care in our Community.
Sat and Wed weekly competition with draws on Wednesdays at 9, 10 and 11am.
Also, please enter in the Christmas Hamper competition which is now open.