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Mens President
Seamus Buckley

Captain
Martin Horan
Lady Captain
Geraldine Coughlan
Lady President
Carmel Carroll
Hon Secretary
Marian Mullen

Hon Treasurer
Sean Dunne

Administrator
Anna O'Brien
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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February 2nd 2016:
HOLES IN PLAY

Until advised otherwise the ONLY holes to be played are 18, then 1-12. Please consider 13,14,15,16, & 17 as closed.
Your co-operation in protecting the course during this wet period is much appreciated. It will be worth it in the long run when the course flourishes whenever we get a dry spell.
Check here or on the board outside the shop for updates.


February 1st 2016:
CLUB NOTES 31ST JANUARY 2016
You might have noticed a few extra holes about the place as we’ve been laying pipes. Bear with us and take relief from G.U.R as necessary. We’d like to thank everyone who has been generously volunteering their time and energy to the project. Thanks also to everyone who has played in recent competitions and well done to all our prizewinners.

MEMBERSHIP – As confirmed at the recent AGM, the annual sub for 2016 is €550 plus levies €21 (GUI) or €28 (ILGU). I’m sure that our new Treasurer, Sean Dunne would be only too delighted to see some of us starting to get this in as early as possible to avoid a big rush at the end of February.   

Now is the perfect time for us all to try and encourage membership of the club, so if you know of anyone even vaguely interested in joining please try and get them in. Check out the website for a full list of packages / prices available.   

RESULTS – The Christmas 13 hole Open finished up on 17th January and the results were:  

Cat 1 – 1st Rory Minagh (7) 30pts, 2nd Jimmy Bradley (8) 29pts.

Rory Minagh

Cat 2 – 1st Tony Shine (9) 32pts, Cathal O’Rourke (13) 30pts.

Cat 3 – 1st Kevin Duffy (17) 32pts, Willie Ganly (17) 31pts.

Cat 4 – 1st Pat Molloy (19) 33pts, Keith Murphy (19) 32pts.

13 Hole Club Competition 24th January

Cat 1 – 1st Dom Fitzpatrick (5) 31pts.

Cat 2 – 1st Brendan Daly (9) 30pts.

Cat 3 – 1st Dermot Kenny (17) 31pts.

We've been waiting for a while to use this one ! Dermot Kenny

Cat 4 – 1st John Kelly (19) 30pts.

 

NEXT COMPETITIONS – This week we have an ‘OPEN Ladies & Gents 13 hole competition’ & of course Winter League qualifying continues.  

SEERY’S CASH& CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2016 – The updated table will be on www.moategolfclub.ie during the week.  

2016 COMPETITION SCHEDULE – This is more or less sorted now and the list has just been added here - http://www.moategolfclub.ie/fixtures.php 

BLACK BAG FUNDRAISER – The fundraiser that costs you absolutely nothing bar the time it takes to put your unwanted clothes, towels, shoes, bed linen, curtains etc. into as many black bags as you can fill. Bags can be left at the clubhouse from now until FRIDAY 26th February.  All donations gratefully received. ***NO HOUSEHOLD BRIC A BRAC***  

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BINGO – The Ladies Committee have organised another night of musical fun for Friday 19th February in the clubhouse. Tickets @ €5 are available in the shop and from Committee members.

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Vice Captain & P.R.O


January 18th 2016:
CLUB NOTES - 17/1/2016

2016 is already getting busy and the full season hasn’t even kicked off yet. The new committees have now met and started working on your behalf for the coming year. We wish the new Captains Martin Horan & Geraldine Coughlan all the very best. On the course front it was great to be open and busy; the Sunday morning regulars like me got the best of the weekend being affected by neither frost nor rain.

MEMBERSHIP – As confirmed at the recent AGM, the annual sub for 2016 is €550 plus levies €21 (GUI) or €28 (ILGU). I’m sure that our new Treasurer, Sean Dunne would be only too delighted to see some of us starting to get this in as early as possible to avoid a big rush at the end of February.

Now is the perfect time for us all to try and encourage membership of the club, so if you know of anyone even vaguely interested in joining please try and get them in. Check out the website for a full list of packages / prices available.

RESULTS – The Christmas 13 hole Open finished up and the results are now here - http://www.moategolfclub.ie/gents2015.php

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Club 13 hole competitions & Winter League qualifying continues.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2016 – The updated table will be here shortly ............ and as per recent email the qualifying period has been extended so please encourage your team mates to get outstanding rounds played. Team 23 Pat Egan, Joe Healy, Sinead Healy, Jamie Colgan and Charlie Tone are still the early pacesetters. Sinead Healy of Team 23.

The defending champions Team 11, Andy Dunne, Ger Coughlan, Pat Doyle John Smyth & Paddy Molloy are in hot pursuit as we move up 6 places to 3rd.  Biggest movers since last update areTeam 35 Cathal O’Rourke, Declan Murphy, Mickey Rabbitte (pictured below), Rory Minagh & Seamus McCormack, who have leapt from 35th to 12th.

TEAMS – We have entered team’s right across the handicap spectrum so this is just a reminder that (as long as you have played the requisite number of qualifying competitions) anyone can be considered for selection. If you are interested in either managing or playing on a team for Moate Golf Club this year please add your name to the list in the clubhouse.

2016 COMPETITION SCHEDULE - This is being finalised by Men's Competition Secretary Jimmy Kassaris and his team! We will bring you an update very soon. If anyone is interested in sponsoring a competition we'd love to hear from you.

BLACK BAG FUNDRAISER – The fundraiser that costs you absolutely nothing bar the time it takes to put your unwanted clothes, towels, shoes, bed linen, curtains etc. into as many black bags as you can fill. Bags can be left at the clubhouse from now until FRIDAY 26th February.  All donations gratefully received. ***NO HOUSEHOLD BRIC A BRAC***

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL BINGO – The Ladies Committee have organised another night of musical fun for Friday 19th February in the clubhouse. Tickets are available in the shop and from Committee members.

Just some of the artists that might feature.................

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Ciaran Malone has advised the Athlone outing for next Saturday is now off and will be rescheduled later. The next confirmed outing is in Tullamore on February 20th.

KNOW THE MEMBERS – Betty Behan (former Ladies Captain & President) is no stranger to anyone connected to Moate Golf Club and if I just listed all the roles she has held I’d have no room for anything else! Betty is married to Phil and they are great supporters of Moate Golf Club. Indeed they are annual sponsors through their ‘Behan’s Country Market’ business and the 3 Person Waltz is on the 2016 calendar. Betty happily answered 9 random questions for me this week.

Betty Behan

Best place played golf abroad?

 

Mijas, Spain

Is October too early for Christmas ads on TV?

 

Yes.

Which celebrity really irritates you?

 

Joan Burton

 What's the worst job you ever had?

 

Retail

Have you ever done the '12 Pubs of Christmas'?

 

No.

 What was your favourite subject in school?

 

Irish

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

 

Hairdresser

Have you used the Cycleway yet?

 

Yes, I have.

Have you ever been to an All-Ireland Football final?

 

Yes.

Mijas, Spain - Moate with sunshine!

Betty swears this had nothing to do with her.... Joan Burton gets more than her toes wet!

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club (Vice-Captain & P.R.O)


January 11th 2016:
CLUB NOTES 10/1/2016

The course staff & volunteers really did a tremendous job to keep the course playable for the weekend. There are some very soft areas out there but overall we’re in good condition. A dry spell would do us all the world of good.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – It might be a good opportunity to let anyone starved of golf lately know that our 13 Hole Open for Ladies & Gents (re-entry) continues now until Sunday 17th January. Entry for members is €5 and Visitors €7 with a €2 reduction for subsequent re-entries.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2016 - Qualifying rounds are ongoing and I’ll have an updated table ready for next weekend.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – The latest outing was right here in Moate and there was a great turnout with 65 players. In 1st place with a tremendous score of 46pts was Kevin Allen (Moate) with Kevin Tighe (Longford) 2nd on 42pts and Pat Doyle (Moate) in 3rd on 41pts. Moate also dominated the front 9 and back 9 prizes with wins Mick O’Brien and Joe Ennis both having 22pts. The next outing is on Saturday 23rd January in Athlone.  

1st - Kevin Allen3rd - Pat Doyle

Best front 9 - Mick O'Brien  Best back 9 - Joe Ennis

2016 COMPETITION SCHEDULE - This is currently being worked on by Men's Fixtures Secretary Jimmy Kassaris and we will bring you an update in the coming weeks. If anyone is interested in sponsoring a competition we'd love to hear from you.

KNOW THE MEMBERS – Ladies & gentlemen I give you Tommy Digan……………

 

Tommy is Moate born and bred and is married to Brigid. He is a long time valued member who has represented us on teams multiple times.

Have you ever played in a hurling match?         No, I never played hurling.

 Do you have any brothers or sisters?                      I have a few, 5 of each!

What is the most ridiculously useless thing you ever bought?             An I-Pad tablet thingy.

 What's the last movie you've watched?             The latest Star Wars movie and I thought it was great.

What would be your dream golf fourball?          Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry & Padraig Harrington. 

Do you have a favourite soccer team?           Man Utd

What was your first proper paid job?               On the lorries at Dawn dairies.

When was the last time you bought flowers?            Christmas

Have you researched your family tree?              No, but I should look into it alright.

Michael Kelly - you might have won the Scotch Foursomes with him but you're still not in his dream fourball!

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club (Vice-Captain & P.R.O)


January 4th 2016:
CLUB NOTES 3/1/2016

Thanks to the constant rain it’s been a frustrating period for us addicted golfers with the course being closed more than open. I hope the tide will turn (literally) soon! Suffice to say we are only closing the course when it’s absolutely necessary to protect it for the rest of the year so please bear with us.

 

NEXT COMPETITIONS – Our 13 Hole Open for Ladies & Gents (re-entry) continues until Saturday 9th January. Entry for members is €5 and Visitors €7 with a €2 reduction for subsequent re-entries. Winter League rounds continue also.

SEERY’S CASH & CARRY WINTER LEAGUE 2016 - There are still vacancies on teams so it’s not too late to join in the fun. If you are interested in playing but don’t have a team just let Anna know ASAP.

INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – Weather permitting the Intermediate Alliance is here in Moate on Sunday 10th January, tee times from 9.30 to 12.00 and further information can be obtained from Ciaran Malone on 086 8053203.

Some of you might recall a couple of years ago I ran a ‘Know Your Members’ piece in the notes and as I’m short on material this week I’ve resurrected it but am keeping it to just 9 random questions each. I’ll probably run with it for a while so get your answers ready as you will never know when I might call……..

To kick off my ‘new’ FRONT 9 / BACK 9 feature I first contacted our new Men’s Captain and here is Martin Horan’s contribution.

Martin Horan, Mens Captain

 

What did you last dress as for a fancy dress party?

 

A devil.

 Where is the strangest place you've played a golf shot from?

 

From a volcano at crazy golf

Have you ever tried yoga?

 

No.

If you could invite any 3 people in the world, living or dead, to have dinner with you, who would you pick?

 

Jimmy the Greek, Sham Dolan & Tommy Conlon but if they were busy I'd ask Martin Luther King, Jack Nicklaus & Jack Nicholson.

 What newspaper do you buy most regularly?

 

Irish Times

What was your 'first dance' song at your wedding?

 

We didn’t have one.

Tell us something from your 'bucket list'?

 

To shoot under 80 in Moate. 

What type of competition would you like to see added to our calendar?

 

More mixed competitions.

What was the last thing that made you smile?

 

This surprise quiz! And before that Pat Shortt on Gaybo Laughs Back on tv. 

Guess who's coming to dinner?

 

I had intended to nab another 'victim' but I left it too late to ring anyone so I decided to ask the next set of random questions to the Vice-Captain……and if you believe these answers you’ll believe anything!

 

Andy Dunne, Men's Vice Captain

Have you ever been skiing?         No, my knees wouldn’t be able for it!

Are there any counties in Ireland you have not played golf in yet?            Yes, quite a few. Donegal, Kilkenny, Sligo and Mayo spring to mind.

 Do you own a denim jacket?          Not since my early 20's.

Would you ever consider going on TV for a quiz show?           I was actually on one on RTE called 'It's Not The Answer', well at least I think that’s what it was called as they said that to me quite a lot……….

Have you ever been to New York?   No, but I'd love to go there.

Name one of your favourite films?          I'm a big movie fan and have a large DVD collection so naming a favourite is almost impossible but the original 'Star Wars' is hard to beat, although 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', 'High Noon' and 'To Catch a Thief' are all pretty good too. I could go on.......

What do you think of Conor McGregor?      My honest answer would be unprintable!

Do you attend the Irish Open regularly?     I've been to the last 3 at Carton House, Fota Island & Royal Co Down.

The last time you were on a plane, where were you going? Coming back to Dublin from a holiday in Sicily, gorgeous place.

Maybe I'd do better on Pointless..... 

Best movie ever????

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club (Vice-Captain & P.R.O)

 


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