Current weather conditions in Ireland
(1) T. Hill & M. O’Hanlon vs. (32) C. Flynn & K. Dolan
(16) M. Gantly & S.G. Connell vs. (17) R. Minagh & H. Flanagan
(8) P. Martin & M. Harney vs. (25) M. Costello & B. Kilkenny
(9) P. Coyne & S. Weldon vs. (24) P. Malone & G. Hahessy
(4) P. O’Brien & L. Donaldson vs. (29) M. Kelly & T. Digan
(13) B. Burke & L. Galvin vs. (20) J. Kassaris & S. Dolan
(5) D. Connolly & E. Connolly vs. (28) G. Jordan & J. Doyle
(12) M. Horan & T. Galvin vs. (21) B. Kehoe & L. Cunningham
(2) C. Farrell & V. Keogh vs. (31) P. Jacob & P. Keenan
(15) F. Egan & B. Hannify vs. (18) T. Conlon & R. Lynam
(7) M. Kelly & A. Rafferty vs. (26) J. Mullally & T. Costelloe
(10) J. Kelly & B. Coughlan vs. (23) S. Dunne & P. Lynam
(3) M. Grehan & G. McConnell vs. (30) D. Sheerin & P. Muldoon
(14) K. Heavin & T. Rosney vs. (19) F. Kiernan & B. Greham
(6) J. Digan & R. Donoghue vs. (27) T. Campbell & P. Shine
(11) G. Garvey & A. Conroy vs. (22) N. Ryan & J. Henry
Well done to Marie Dolan (32) who won the first 18 hole competition of the year with 32 pts. Runner up was Veronica Mc Cormack (13) with 31 pts. The ladies congratulate the course staff on the excellent condition of the course after the Winter. It is a pleasure to play on.
Ladies there is a cake sale on Saturday 4th April (Easter Saturday) in the Grand Hotel from 11.30am.. All you bakers out there please get baking. It will be much appreciated. If you don't bake come and buy something nice for Easter.
Moate Golf Club are delighted to announce that we are running a Poker Classic in the Clubhouse on Good Friday, April 3rd 2015 starting at 8pm sharp. €30 entry fee with buybacks available too. Prize fund approximately €1,500
Further details to follow.
I'm sure you will all join with me in wishing a very successful year to our club Captains Michael Kelly & Theresa Cleary and club Presidents Louis Cunningham and Betty Behan.
RESULTS – 13 Hole competition – results will follow later in the week.
Captains Drive In Scramble – 1st Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Bradley, Mary Dolan & Tom Delaney. 2nd Denis Cronin, John Healy, Liam Galvin & Loreto Boland.
Eleanor Fitzpatrick, one of the winning team in today's scramble.
Eileen Seery lets rip on the 6th tee.
NEXT COMPETITIONS – Starting Monday 16th March we have an 18 hole club competition alongside qualification for the Scotch Foursomes Matchplay event both run all this week.
‘Seery’s Distribution’ WINTER LEAGUE – Thanks again to everyone who took part over the winter for your help in making it a great success. A special thanks goes to our competition sponsors Ollie & Eileen Seery of ‘Seery’s Distribution’.
Finishing in 1st was Team 32 – Andy Dunne, John Smyth, Paddy Molloy, Patrick Doyle & Richard Doyle.
l to r 2015 Captain Michael Kelly, Winners of the ' Seery Distribution Winter League' Team 32 Captain Andy Dunne, Pat Doyle, John Smyth, Ollie Seery (sponsor), 2015 Lady Captain Theresa Cleary and Eileen Seery (sponsor).
In 2nd it’s Team 21 Jimmy Kassaris, Tommy Conlon, Ray Lynam, Joe Ennis and Seamus Dolan. Team 27 were 3rd and they are George Digan, Seamus Lynam, Kieran Lowry, John Kelly (Birr) and Mick Mahon. 4th place went to Team 1 Jim Thornton, Benny Greham, Frank Kiernan, Stephen O’Brien and Danny O’Connor.
The top individual scorer in the qualifying period was Paddy Molloy (Team 32) with an impressive 189pts.
The presentation of prizes was held after the Captains Drive In on Sunday.
2015 MEMBERSHIP FEES – Fees for 2015 are now officially overdue so please ensure that you are paid up without further delay. Contact Anna in the Club Shop if you have any queries.
WIN A CAR SPACE FOR A YEAR* -
We are holding a raffle for two new ‘dedicated parking spots’ near the Clubhouse. Tickets cost €5 – and you can buy as many as you like to improve your chances. The space will be yours for a full year. The draw will take place in early May. Buy your tickets in the shop. * car not included!
INTERMEDIATE ALLIANCE – 76 hardy souls braved the biting breeze on the long walk around Killeen Castle on Sunday 8th March with the prizes going to 1st Tim Ferguson (Mullingar) 39pts & 2nd Danny O’Connell (Longford) 38pts.
The final Alliance outing for the season is Paddy Murray’s Captains Prize on Sunday 22nd March in Slieve Russell. Tee times are available from 9.30 to 12.00 and Ciaran Malone on 086 8053203 can be contacted for any further details required.
GOLF RULES QUIZ – last week’s answers …
Q 1. Player A's ball lies 10 feet off the 1st green at Moate Golf Club. They wish to putt the ball although there is a large open divot hole just in front of their ball, on their line of play. Can Player A replace the divot before playing their stroke? No, you must play it as it lies and that means no repairs to improve your own circumstances. You should however repair the divot after your shot so it doesn’t happen to the next player.
Q.2 True or False? Providing information on the distance from the tee to the green is considered advice. This is false as it is permissible for players to exchange information relating to the distance between two objects.
And this week’s questions….
Q1. Mick had a short putt on the 18th hole for par. The rain was torrential so he protected himself by holding an umbrella in his left hand over his own head while tapping in with the putter in his right hand. What is the ruling?
Q 2. In a stroke play competition, a competitor hits his tee shot into a water hazard. He finds a ball in the water hazard and removes a leaf partially covering the ball. He discovers that the ball is not his ball. After three minutes the player has not found his ball and he proceeds under Rule 26-1b. Having dropped his ball under this Rule he will be playing what number of stroke at the hole?
A very enjoyable days golf was had by all who took to the Moate Fairways on Sunday to support Lady Captain Theresa Cleary and Captain Michael Kelly at their Drive In. The day got off to a great start with the two Captains sending two great drives down the first. A shot gun started the golf for everyone else. The golf was followed by a presentation of prizes to the winning teams. 1st prize went to the team of Eleanor Fitzpatrick, Mary Dolan, Tom Delaney and Jimmy Bradley with a score of 56nett. The runners up were Loreto Boland, Liam Galvin, Denis Cronin and John Healy with a score of 58.9 nett. Lady President Betty Behan and Men's President Louis Cunningham complimented the Captains on their day and wished them an enjoyable and successful year. Both Captains then thanked everyone for playing and everyone who helped in any way to make the day such a success and wished everyone an enjoyable years golf.
Ladies our 18 hole competitions start on Wednesday 18th.
The ladies committee are hosting a cake sale in the Grand Hotel Moate on Saturday 4th April. Any contributions of baked goods will be much appreciated. If you don't feel like baking come and buy your Easter cakes there.
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