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phone: 090 64 81271

Welcome to Moate Golf Club, Co Westmeath

Moate Golf Club is situated in the middle of the town of Moate, Co Westmeath and is proud of its history, tradition, facilities and hospitality. At its heart is an excellent 18-Hole Parkland course, well maintained and under constant development

There is a vibrant playing membership, which is currently OPEN, and array of pennants on display in the Clubhouse bears testament to the competitiveness of its teams.

However, it is for the hospitality and friendliness of the members and staff that Moate Golf Club is rightly renowned. Whether a new member, society member or casual golfer, you can be sure of a warm welcome and a memorable day out in Moate Golf Club.

    

We have a thriving membership in all categories, gents, ladies, seniors, juniors and juveniles. Our friendly staff will ensure you have a pleasant experience and we have a fully stocked shop (courtesy of Michael Horan). Contact Anna (090 64 81271 - Ext 3) to get full details of membership options or CLICK HERE.

Pauric Whelehan and his staff provide some of the best food and drink in the midlands in the Railway Bar and spacious restaurant - be sure to call in after your golf game - you wont be disappointed. Contact Pauric at 090 64 81271 - Ext 1) or CLICK HERE.

To find us, go to the centre of Moate and take the road off the main street just opposite the church, cross the old railway line at the top of station road and you will enter the car park beside the clubhouse or check out our ON-LINE MAP.

 

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May 25th 2015:
CLUB NOTES 24/5/2015

The highlight of the weekend was our Junior Intermediate & Minor Scratch Cups and it was great to see a healthy number of visitors taking part. I had a quick scan through the names and found representatives from Athlone, Galway Bay, Glasson, Mount Temple, Rathcore, Esker Hills and on my own way around this morning I even spotted a couple of familiar faces from New Forest! We hope you all enjoyed it and will be back soon for more.

Joe Digan of Digan’s Londis in Moate has generously sponsored this competition for many years now and we are very appreciative of that. The Scratch Cup presentations have been held over as Joe was unavailable but the date will be announced in due course.

Moate Golf Clubs Scratch Cups

 

As always we say a big thank you to all who have supported our competitions and well done to all recent winners.

Michael Kelly (Captain) presenting Michael Murray with the Adrian Kennedy Memorial Trophy.

Michael Kelly (Captain) with Padraig Whelehan (sponsor MW Catering) and competition winner Graham Ross.

 

RESULTS –

Junior Scratch Cup (Strokeplay) 24/5/2015

1st Gross - Adrian Hiney (5) 74, 1st Nett – Sean Connell (9) 67 nett. 2nd Gross – Liam Galvin (5) 77, 2nd Nett – Patrick Byrne (9) 68 nett.

Intermediate Scratch Cup (Strokeplay) 24/5/2015

1st Gross – Christopher Rabbette (14) 78, 1st Nett – Liam Lynam (16) 68 nett. 2nd Gross – Martin Costello (11) 81, 2nd Nett – Enda Fallon (13) 69 nett.

Minor Scratch Cup (Strokeplay) 24/5/2015

1st Gross – Keith Murphy (19) 88, 1st Nett – Willie Grennan (25) 68 nett. 2nd Gross – Gabriel Buckley (19) 89, 2nd Nett – Brendan Butler (19) 71 nett.

Thursday Open (Stableford) 21/5/2015

1st Ray Joyce (15) 40pts, 2nd Adrian Conroy (7) 38pts, Low Gross – Paul Coughlan (+2) 38pts gross, 3rd Jimmy Bradley (9) 37pts.

13 hole Bi-Weekly (22/5/2015)

1st Paddy Martin (17) 30pts, 2nd Joe Ennis (16) 30pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Our Thursday Opens continue on 28th May, with entry fee of just €10 for visitors.

In a momentous week for equality in Ireland we are getting in on the act with a change to the fixtures schedule and we now have not one but two Open Singles for both Ladies & Gents running next weekend on the Saturday and Monday.

In between on Sunday May 31st Lady Captain Theresa Cleary has her Lady Captains Prize and we wish her all the very best on her big day.

The now fortnightly 13 Hole Re-entry competition continues every Monday to Friday throughout the season. (You cannot enter this at weekends). 

TEAMS – Mixed Foursomes some good news at last on the team front as Moate GC beat Birr on Friday.  Unfortunately in the Duggan Cup, Moate GC were beaten by Glasson but we put up a serious fight with 2 of the away games needing extra holes. Martin Horan & Eamon Coughlan wish to thank everyone who turned out for Moate on the day.

8TH GREEN FUNDRAISER - To SPONSOR a section of the NEW 8th GREEN on-line just click on this link http://www.moategolfclub.ie/eight.php and follow the instructions or the €50 Donations can also be made OFF-LINE in the Club Shop.

GOTY – The table is now updated on the website and after 4 events, Padraig Shine sits on top with 99pts and Joe Ennis is still 2nd with current Men’s Captain Michael Kelly dropping to 3rd on 77pts. The highest placed newcomer to the table is Michael Grehan who picked up 40pts for his O’Sullivan Insurances win and I’m delighted to say I’m now on the board myself with 31pts in the same competition.  

FINAL PUSH FOR RECYCLING DRIVE – There are a few bags in already but we need more! Just in case you haven’t heard we are having a recycling drive and all we need you to do is to bag up any unwanted textiles in the shape of clothes, bed linen, towels, shoes, belts or handbags and drop them down to the clubhouse any day between 10 & 5 on or before Wednesday 27th as collection is on Thursday 28th and we won’t be accepting bags then.

No general household bric a brac please, glass or broken electrical items as the recycling company will not accept these.  TEXTILE MATERIAL ONLY – PLEASE

 

CLUB MATCHPLAY - The 1st round has been extended until the end of the month. You now have until end of play Monday 1st June to get your matches played. I previously mistakenly said it was up to bottom player to contact the top; apparently it's the other way around! Apologies for that BUT we don't mind who contacts who as long as the match gets played. Please don't wait to be contacted, get on the phone yourself. If you need a number for your opponent contact Anna on 0906 481271

CAR PARK SPACE RAFFLE WINNERS –The draw was held in the clubhouse on Sunday evening and the two lucky winners who will be able to avail of the reserved car spaces until May 2016 are Beth Dunne & Shane Maher.  

GOLF RULES QUIZ – last week’s answers ……..

Q1. My ball lands in the front right of a greenside bunker, there are deep unraked footprints in the front left of the bunker. Can I rake them smooth before I play my ball? Yes, you are permitted to smooth sand in a bunker prior to making a stroke, provided your only reason for doing so is to care for the course.

Essentially, you must not rake the area where you will stand or swing, or your line of play. However, if there are existing footprints in another part of the bunker or you have to retrieve a rake from another part of the bunker, and your exit from the bunker will not retrace those steps, you may (and should) rake them as this would be ‘caring for the course’.

Q2. True or False - A golfer who is off the green must play a shot before a golfer who is on the green? False, the player farthest from the hole, regardless of position, is always entitled to play first. So if golfer A has 25-foot putt while golfer B is facing a 2-yard chip, the golfer on the green is entitled to play first but can waive that right and allow golfer B to ‘come in’ first. Generally there is no penalty for playing out of order, except however in match play, where you can be made to replay your shot by your opponent if you don't wait your turn.

And this week’s questions………..

Q1. In singles match play, may a player putt out after his stroke is conceded?

Q2. Which one of the following may NOT be removed when the player's ball is in motion?  a) an unattended flagstick in the hole, b) a removed flagstick or c) an attended flagstick.

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club (P.R.O)


May 24th 2015:
LADIES CLUB

Nest Sunday 31st May sees out Lady Captain Theresa Clearys Prize Day. Draw times are available at 8.30am, 10am,11am 12md and 1pm. The draw time for beginners and juniors is 1.30pm and for our Golden Girls it is 1.45pm. There is a mens 13 hole competition at 3.30pm. The 9 hole playoff will be at 5.30. Meal at 8.30 followed by the Presentation at 9.30pm. This will be followed by music. We wish Theresa all the best for her day and hope that the sun shines brightly on the day.

 The competition on Wednesday last was won by Vivienne Dunican (27) with 35 pts, 2nd Beth Dunne (14) 34 pts and 3rd Carmel Connolly (11) 33 pts.

Well done to the Diageo Mixed team who had a great win against Birr on Friday. Moate won two matches at home and one away and were well up on the 2nd match in Birr and level in the last match in Moate when these were called in.

Congratulations also to the Junior Foursomes team who beat Newbridge in Edenderry on Sunday. Eileen White and Mags Galvin won their match on the 15th, Breda Kelly and Maura Igoe won theirs on the 16th and the third pairing of Veronica Coughlan and Veronica Colgan were level on the 17th when called in. Well done also to the managers Dolores Moodley and Mary Kerrigan.

Best of luck to the Minor Cup team who meet Cill Dara in Castle Barna on Monday 1st June.

Ladies there is still time to do that clear out and get your black bags into the club.


May 21st 2015:
CLUB MATCHPLAY EXTENSION

The Club Matchplay 1st round has been extended until the end of the month. You now have until end of play Monday 1st June to get your matches played. I previously mistakenly said it was up to bottom player to contact the top, apparently it's the other way around! Apologies for that BUT we don't mind who contacts who as long as the match gets played. Please don't wait to be contacted, get on the phone yourself. If you need a number for your opponent contact Anna on 0906 481271 or message Andy via Facebook.


May 17th 2015:
CLUB NOTES 17/5/2015

Another hectic week for us here in Moate Golf Club with plenty of competitions individuals and teams alike. After making my debut earlier in the year as the Barton Cup manager I was delighted to make my playing debut this weekend when called up to the Pierce Purcell team. I think it’s worth mentioning that on teams selected to date almost 50% of players this year were making their debut. That may come as a surprise but it highlights the clubs inclusive attitude to team selection and it’s great for ‘young’ lads like me to get a chance to represent the club!

 Barton Cup manager - I only did it to get a spin on the buggy......

There are a lot of things on at the minute and we do appreciate your continued participation and support. As always we say thank you to all who have supported our competitions and well done to all recent winners.

RESULTS –

18 hole club singles (Stableford) sponsored by O’Sullivan Insurances 17/5/2015

1st Overall – Michael Grehan (15) 40pts. 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (5) 35pts, 1st Cat 2 – Jimmy Kassaris (12) 38pts, 1st Cat 3 – Billy Coughlan (17) 36pts, 1st Cat 4 – Padraig Shine (22) 39pts.

 Category 2 winner, Jimmy Kassaris modelling his new club jumper!  

 

Thursday Open (Stableford) 7/5/2015

1st T. Fox – Mount Temple (3) 39pts, 2nd Barry Cuffe (10) 39pts,

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Thursday Opens continue on 21st May, please continue spreading the word that competitive golf on a good course is available to visitors for the great price of €10

Next weekend we have our prestigious Scratch Cups which are sure to be keenly contested. The handicap categories are Junior (4-9), Intermediate (10-18) & Minor (19-28). This competition has been generously sponsored for many years by Joe Digan of Digan’s Londis, Moate and for this we are deeply grateful.

Then Captain Dom Fitzpatrick (l) and sponsor Joe Digan (r) present Sean Flanagan in 2013 with the Junior Scratch Cup.  

 Lady Captain Theresa Cleary has her Lady Captains Prize on Sunday May 31st so the Men’s Competition that weekend will run on Friday & Saturday.

 

The now fortnightly 13 Hole Re-entry competition that started recently will run from Monday to Friday throughout the season. (You cannot enter this at weekends). 

 

TEAMS – Pierce Purcell, Moate GC failed to qualify in the top 4 of the 17 teams playing in difficult conditions in Longford GC on Saturday. Provincial Towns, Moate GC played today v Tullamore and were unsuccessful also. The respective Team Managers George Garvey & Eamon Coughlan along with their assistants Jimmy Kassaris & Martin Horan, would like to convey their thanks to all who represented Moate.

 

8TH GREEN FUNDRAISER -

To SPONSOR a section of the NEW 8th GREEN on-line just click on this link http://www.moategolfclub.ie/eight.php and follow the instructions or the €50 Donations can also be made OFF-LINE in the Club Shop.

GOTY – After 3 events, current Men’s Captain Michael Kelly leads the way on 77pts closely followed in 2nd by Joe Ennis on 75pts with Liam Galvin 4pts further back in 3rd. The latest newcomer to the table is Gerry Somers who picked up a point in the Adrian Kennedy Memorial.

RECYCLING – There are a few bags in already but we need more! Just in case you haven’t heard we are having a recycling drive and all we need you to do is to bag up any unwanted textiles in the shape of clothes, bed linen, towels, shoes, belts or handbags and drop them down to the clubhouse any day between 10 & 5 on or before Thursday 28th May.

No general household bric a brac please, glass or broken electrical items as the recycling company will not accept these.  TEXTILE MATERIAL ONLY – PLEASE

CAR PARK SPACE RAFFLE – Tickets are still available in the club shop at €5 each and the draw will be held on Sunday 24th May at the Scratch Cups presentation. The two lucky winners will be able to avail of the car space until May 2016.

LOCKER ROOMS – We must ask people not to leave bags, clubs, shoes, clothes etc. for extended periods in either locker room unless of course they are kept in the locker you have paid for.  Moate Golf Club cannot accept any responsibility for items left in the locker room.

GOLF RULES QUIZ – last week’s answers ……..

Q1. Your shot hits your own golf bag or trolley. What is the penalty? Answer: You incur a penalty of one stroke. Rule 19-2.

Q2. My ball landed in divot hole in fairway; can I move it out of the divot without incurring a penalty? Answer: No, you cannot move a golf ball out of a divot hole even when that divot is in the fairway - at least, not without penalty. (You can however declare the ball unplayable assess yourself a 1-stroke penalty, and take the drop.)

And this week’s questions………..

Q1. My ball lands in the front right of a greenside bunker, there are deep unraked footprints in the front left of the bunker. Can I rake them smooth before I play my ball?

Q2. True or False - A golfer who is off the green must play a shot before a golfer who is on the green?

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club (P.R.O)


May 17th 2015:
LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was V Par and was won by Pearse Corbett (15) with +4. 2nd was Anne Healy (32) with +1 and Carmel Carroll (19) was 3rd with -2.

Best of luck to the Junior Foursomes who meet Newbridge in Edenderry on Sunday 24th next.

There is still plenty of time to get those black bags of unwanted clothes etc into the club. Staff in the shop are only too happy to take them from you.

Our Lady Captain Theresa Cleary's Prize day is on Sunday 31st May. Please keep this day free. Draw times are up in the clubhouse.


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