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Weekly Notes - w/e 11th February, 2018

Monday February 12, 2018


Choose Your Partner - Week

Neither the weather or the rugby was enough to keep 23 pairs from playing the course on Saturday which was enough to complete Round 4 of the Martin Kane sponsored Choose Your Partner competition. A level par round from Paddy Ryan (10) and Michael McArdle (18) brought the pair a winning 32 points on a very tough course with Ryan in particular playing brilliant golf and McArdle was there whenever Paddy faltered which wasn’t too often. In second place with 30 points was the Captain, Tony Horne (18) - who now gets himself in among the qualifiers - playing with Michael McSweeney (13) who will also most certainly take his place on the first tee in the Final. In 3rd place was Philip Kearns (6) and Emmet Corcoran (19), both already on the leaderboard and getting onto that leaderboard for the first time was the 2017 Captain, Billy Hewitt with playing partner Garrett Condon. The 5th and 6th placed pairs of Pat O’Connor with Tom Flood and Joe O’Shea with Richard Brannigan respectively who are both on the leaderboard from previous rounds. Presently, and with three rounds of the competition still to go there are 43 players on the leaderboard and the way the points have been distributed in the first four rounds it is likely that any player with just 1 point will qualify, unless something really dramatic happens so there is still a great opportunity for others to get to the Final.

Just a note to say - and not for the first time that there are five simple scorecard rules to be followed when entering a competition, ie., name of the competition, name(s) of the competitor(s), date, handicap(s) and sign and mark the scorecard. Any of these missing from the card will lead to disqualification.       

Results - Round 4

1st           Paddy Ryan & Michael McArdle                 32pts

2nd          Tony Horne 8 Michael McSweeney          30pts

3rd          Philip Kearns & Emmet Corcoran               29pts

4th          Billy Hewitt & Garrett Condon                     28pts B6

5TH         Pat O’Connor & Tom Flood                           28pts B6

6TH         Joe O’Shea & Richard Brannigan                27pts L6

Leaders after three rounds of the competitions are:

Emmett Corcoran            13 pts

Liam Flynn                           13 pts

Denis Buckley                    12 pts

Conal Murphy                   12 pts

Ollie Fitzpatrick                 11 pts

Paul Kelleher                     11 pts

Paul McGee                       11 pts

Rudolf Virdzek                  11 pts

Andrew Gartlan                10 pts


Up Next

Starting on Monday 12th February and continuing up to Sunday 18th February is Round five which is a 2-Man straight Scramble competition. The Handicap allowance is 1/12 of the combined handicaps.


Membership Renewals

Members subscriptions are due by 28th February.  Subscriptions can be paid upfront, by standing order payments or directly to our bank account as listed on the invoices.  Please contact the office for standing order forms or for any other enquiries in relation to membership renewals.  Also, note that the Golfer’s Insurance is now €25 and not €27 as per your invoice. Early payment of subscriptions would be much appreciated.



Join Clonmel Golf Club now as a full paid up member for €450 up to 31st December, 2018. Group offers available. 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



Book your New Year Golf Society Outing now for 2018.  If you have a date in mind, please contact the office on 052-6124050 and we will do our best to accommodate your group at very competitive rates.



The eighteenth draw in our Weekly Club Fundraising Lotto took place last Saturday 10th February in the Clubhouse.  The numbers drawn were 15, 19, 20 and 23. There was no jackpot winner and there was one matched three winner receiving €100.

Jackpot is now at €5,100 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.


Brid Burke RIP

It is with sadness that we note the passing of Brid (Bridget) Burke a former member of Clonmel Golf Club.  She served as Lady Captain in 1989 and later in 1999 she served as Lady President.  A guard of honour of all Past-Captains and Past-Presidents took place at the removal. She will be laid to rest after 10.00am mass in SS Peter & Paul today, Monday 12th February.  May she rest in peace.


Ladies Notes:


Sat 3rd Feb & Wed 7th Feb - 12 Hole Weekly Competition

1st. Jeannie Ronan (15) 25pts


Sat. 10th Feb & Wed 14th Feb - 12 Hole Weekly Competition

Draws on Wed are at 9 to 9.15am - 10 to 10.15am & 11 to 11.15am

There is also a provision for a draw at 1.30pm (if anyone requires it, please contact

Jane, Competition Secretary.

Spring League. - Sponsored by Red Nose Wine.

The Final date for the 1st Round of the Spring League is 27th February, weather permitting.

Easter Hamper - Sponsored by Pat Whelan, Butchers.

The Easter Hamper will commence on the Feb,17th and will finish on March, 25th

15 Hole Competition:

The 15 Hole Competition will held on the 10th, 14th, 17th, & 21st March weather permitting.

Table Quiz:

Fancy a fun night out? Join us for our table quiz at Clonmel Golf Club on Feb 23rd 8pm.

"Putt" your general knowledge to the test and for all you high handicappers for once it is

the highest score that wins!! This is the first of our Social Nights in the golf club.

Senior Cup:

We are delighted to be hosting the I.L.G.U. Ladies Senior Cup (Munster) on 19th/20th May.

The best of Munster Ladies Golf will in action.

Diary Dates:

Lady Captains Day: Saturday 23rd June, 2018

President Prize to the Ladies: Sat 30th June & Wed 4th July.

Lady Vice Captains Day: Sat 1st Sept & Wed 5th Sept.

Ladies Day: Sunday 23rd September.

Full Fixture List for 2018 is now up in the Locker Room

Mountain Road,

Tel: +353 (0)52 612 40 50