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Corporate Membership – Moate Golf Club

Moate Golf Club have launched a new initiative for 2015 with the introduction of Corporate Membership. A range of packages are available, which should be attractive to companies and organisations throughout the mid-lands area. If you are interested please contact Anna at 090 6481271 now  or email  moategolfclub@eircom.net for further details.

Situated an hour from Dublin or from Galway, just off the M6, Moate Golf Club is open for membership and offers an 18-hole, Par 72, Parkland Course. Full Restaurant Facilities available in our modern Clubhouse, we cater for Society Golf or occasional golfers in a friendly atmosphere. Current holders of the All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate Cup pennant, we have a vibrant membership. The golf course is playable all year round and is suitable for all golfers. Open Day is Thursday, from April to October each year. Our membership details are available HERE
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February 24th 2015:
WINTER LEAGUE GRAND FINAL

With qualification for the Grand Final of the Winter League now complete, the draw for Saturday and Sunday is available on the On-Line Booking System.

Please note that Sunday's Draw is a SHOTGUN START AT 1.30 for everyone - which is not reflected in the e-mail confirming you place on the On-line Booking system. Times for Saturday will be as listed on the Booking System.

The only outsanding issue since the last updated Winter Leage Table (Click Here to check you Final Position) was to find the "Wild Card" team. This was done on Tues evening in the Clubhouse under the watchful eyes of the Captain, Secretary and PRO, and Team 31 (Pat Malone) filled the last slot for the weekend. Four teams took up the option of substituting one player at the weekend and the substitutes have already been contacted by the above Troika (!) and evertything is set to go.

You can check the draw using the links below (or by going directly to the On-line booking system for Saturday and Sunday).

Best of luck to everyone, and a special thanks to all of the teams who played throughout the Winter to make this year's Winter League another success, and lets hope it points to way for a great year for Captain, Michael Kelly, and his Committee.

Saturday:

http://www.brsgolf.com/moate/members_booking.php?operation=member_day&d_date=2015-02-28&course_id1=1

Sunday:

http://www.brsgolf.com/moate/members_booking.php?operation=member_day&d_date=2015-03-01&course_id1=1


February 22nd 2015:
CLUB NOTES 22/2/2015

It was great to see a few hardy souls out golfing in the lashing rain today and despite the miserable wet weather the course is holding up well.  We wish to thank everyone who has played the course recently and congratulate our weekly competition winners.

RESULTS – 13 Hole competition 16/2 to 22/2/2015.

1st Cat 1 – Adrian Conroy (6) 31pts. 1st Cat 2 – Padraig Keenan (9) 32pts).

1st Cat 3 – Martin Costello (17) 32pts. 1st Cat 4 – Sean G. Connell (20) 30pts.

Adrian Conroy, this weeks 13 hole Cat 1 winner. Adrian Conroy. this weeks Cat 1 winner.

 

WINTER LEAGUE - Men’s Captain Michael Kelly has graciously extended the qualifying period until close of play Tuesday 24th February. While a preliminary update will be posted here on www.moategolfclub.ie later tonight the final qualifying table will not be published until late on Tuesday night. Captains then nominate which day (Sat 28th or Sun 1st) their team members will play and a draw will be done. At this stage it looks like tee times will be allotted for Saturday and it's a shotgun start for Sunday but that is subject to a final decision.

Latest Winter League Table is HERE - Final placings will be published on Tuesday Night.

George Digan (Team 27) with Seamus Lynam, Kieran Lowry, John Kelly (Birr) and Mick Mahon are the new leaders moving up from 5th with a late flourish. Jim Thornton’s lads (Team 1) are on the march up 12 places to 6th while Paul Fogarty’s charges (Team 17) move up 14 places to be in contention for qualification. Unfortunately for them Cathal O’Rourke’s side (Team 13) fall 2 spots to be out of the top 19.

Padraig Keenan - anxiously awaiting the Winter League 20th spot raffle!

TUESDAY CLUB – Result from 17/2/2015

Cat 1. 1st. Gerry Jordan. 30pts. 2nd. Mick O' Brien. 28pts. 3rd. Joe Ennis 26pts.

Cat 2. 1st. Billy Browne 28pts. 2nd. Vincent Cronnolly. 26pts. 3rd. Liam Lynam. 24pts.

Ladies: Mary McNeill.

 

SCOR – Belated congratulations to the Moate All Whites Junior Ballad group who became the Scor All Ireland Champions in Dublin last weekend. A number of the young singers are also in the highly successful Moate Community School Choir so they are all Ireland champs on the double!

 

TOPAZ CASH FOR CLUBS – Topaz have a promotion running over the next 12 weeks and some lucky sporting club will win €10,000 a further 5 will get €5,000 and 140 clubs can get €1,000

Our club will be registered shortly for this so further details as to how you can help will follow. In the meantime you can check it at out Topaz.ie We will make our registration number and cards available in the club shop as soon as possible. Joe Digan is the local Topaz supplier and I’m sure members will pop in there to fill up regularly.

 

GOLF RULES QUIZ – last week’s answers …

 Q 1. The rules always state that the ball must be dropped/placed NO NEARER THE HOLE whether taking a penalty drop or taking relief. There is however one instance that the player may drop the ball closer to the hole. What is it? Answer - DROP ZONE. When a drop zone is in operation the player may have the opportunity to drop nearer to the hole.

Q 2. A player has had a golf lesson and is working on keeping his left arm tight to his chest throughout the backswing. Their pro recommended that they practice with a tennis ball under their left armpit. The player made practice swings during the round with the tennis ball under his armpit to engrain the correct swing. Is this permissible? Answer - NO, A player may use a towel or head cover to practice this drill during a round as these items are deemed as equipment". A tennis ball is not deemed as equipment.

Q 3. A player searched for their ball in heavy rough for 2 minutes, after which they said to their playing partners, "I am declaring the ball LOST". As the player was walking back to the spot where the original ball was played, their original ball was found (within the 5 minute period allowed for search) by one of their playing partners. What is the ruling? Answer - A player CANNOT RENDER A BALL LOST BY VERBAL DECLARATION. Therefore the original ball remains in play.

And this week’s questions….

Q1. A player’s ball is lying on the green and they have a putt for a birdie. There is a light sprinkling of snow on the putting green. Is the player permitted to remove SNOW from their line of putt?

Q2. Player A's ball has finished in a large area of GROUND UNDER REPAIR.
They have just purchased the new Titleist Pro V1 ball; therefore they are keen to recover it. Whilst searching for the ball they accidently kick it and it moves position. What is the ruling?

 

 


February 22nd 2015:
LADIES CLUB

Ladies for those of you who still have Winter/Spring League rounds to play the last day is Saturday next 28th February.

Tickets are now available from all members of the ladies committee and in the shop for the popular 'Rock & Roll Bingo' on Friday 6th March at 7.30pm. Come and bring your friends for an enjoyable night out. 

This years Captain's Drive In is on Sunday 15th March. Names are being taken in the shop so please put your name down early to avoid disappointment.

The Annual White Elephant competition will be held as usual on St Patricks Day. Tee time from 12md to 1.30pm. Booking on line.

Our 16 hole competitions start from March 1st.

The club shop is open every day for those who want to pay their membership subscription


February 15th 2015:
CLUB NOTES 15/2/2015

Results -

13 Hole Stableford Feb 9th to 15th 2015.  

Cat 1. 1st Jimmy Digan (7) 30pts. Cat 2. 1st Jim Thornton (12) 33pts.

Cat 3. Ciaran O’Donoghue (18) 32pts. Cat 4. 1st John Kelly (19) 31pts.

Winter League - The deadline for rounds is Sunday 22nd February and we will then compile the final qualifying table. Please encourage your team to get as many rounds played as possible. Remember even if you are struggling there is a draw for a wildcard spot in the final but you have to have your 30 rounds played to be in the hat.

**** Latest Winter League Update HERE - 16th Feb 2015 ****

2015 Fixtures – The 2015 fixture list has been compiled and is now available on the website (Gents Fixtures). If you are planning your summer holidays you might want to check this list for important events like our Captains Qualifiers and Presidents Day.

Intermediate Alliance – The next outing is on Saturday 21st February in Tullamore and tee times are available from 10-12 so if you are interested in playing you can ring Ciaran Malone on 086 8053203.

Golf Rules Quiz – No prizes but just a few questions for you to ponder over and I’ll publish the answers next week.

 Q 1. The rules always state that the ball must be dropped/placed NO NEARER THE HOLE whether taking a penalty drop or taking relief. There is however one instance that the player may drop the ball closer to the hole. What is it?

Q 2. A player has had a golf lesson and is working on keeping his left arm tight to his chest throughout the backswing. Their pro recommended that they practice with a tennis ball under their left armpit. The player made practice swings during the round with the tennis ball under his armpit to engrain the correct swing. Is this permissible?

Q 3. A player searched for their ball in heavy rough for 2 minutes, after which they said to their playing partners, "I am declaring the ball LOST". As the player was walking back to the spot where the original ball was played, their original ball was found (within the 5 minute period allowed for search) by one of their playing partners. What is the ruling?


February 10th 2015:
WINTER LEAGUE UPDATE

The latest Winter League update has been done and the table is available HERE .

While the top 4 teams have remained the same again there is big movement in behind as teams jostle for a coveted place in the Final on 28th February & 1st March. George Digan's team shoot up 24 places to 6th and Brendan Kehoe's side look like they mean business by moving up 9 places to 7th. Jason Bastic has his side move up 18 places but they are sitting in 20th place which doesnt qualify so they still need a few more points to make it. Things are not going so well for Sean Rohan as his team tumble 10 spots to 31st and down 9 to 28th is Christy Cunninghams team.

As previously outlined in the rules, a new feature this year is that each Team Captain can nominate which day their team will be play. Some can play Saturday, some Sunday or all either day as per team decisions. This must be done by Wednesday 25th February as the draw will be posted online on Thursday 26th February and cannot be altered after that.

This means that the final day for playing your qualifying rounds will be Sunday 22nd February and a final qualifying table will be posted by Monday 23rd. This gives Captains 2 days to sort their team out for the final.

 

 


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