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Martin Horan
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Geraldine Coughlan
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Carmel Carroll
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Sean Dunne

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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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June 27th 2016:
CLUB NOTES 26/6/2016

Well the dream is over for the boys in green despite a heroic effort against the French today. On the plus side both Westmeath and Offaly recorded wins in the other football code!

Plenty of action nearer home on the golfing front as usual and we wish to thank everyone who braved the miserable drizzly weather to play over the weekend. Well done to all our recent winners. With a bit of luck we’ll get another decent spell of weather soon. Failing that of course you could enter the Lanzarote Competition and work on having an excuse to crack open the factor 50 again.

RESULTS –  

26/6/16 Club Comp sponsored by SHANE MAHER t/a PETER GILLIVANS, MOATE (Stableford)

1st Overall - Kevin Allen (19) 39pts, 1st Cat 1 – David Fleming (6) 38pts, 1st Cat 2 – Malcolm Kelly (11) 37pts, 1st Cat 3 – Martin Heavin (16) 38pts, 1st Cat 4 – Neil Hiney (19) 37pts, Seniors – Joe Ennis (12) 37pts, Ladies – Veronica Colgan (15) 33pts.  

Winner alright - Kevin Allen

23/6/16 THURSDAY OPEN – 1st Noel Mulligan (12) 41pts, 2nd Phil Behan (12) 40pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 36pts, 3rd Joan Heery, Mullingar (23) 39pts, Ladies – tbc, Seniors – tbc.

Lowest Gross in the Thursday Open - Jamal Sabir

NEXT COMPETITIONS – There are a few days left in the June qualifying period and we would very much appreciate it if every member can continue to publicise the LANZAROTE OPEN whenever you can. If every member can enter at least once and bring a visitor or two as well this will be a tremendous success for the club.

I’m not sure if we all realise just how valuable the prizes are – a week’s holiday in a gorgeous apartment in Lanzarote with flights included – surely this is one of the best prizes ever in Moate GC and it deserves more support. Remember, there are still 24 qualifying places up for grabs in the 23rd July final.

Just a few days left to enter for June....

 

Next weekend we have an open stableford competition for Ladies & Gents sponsored by the Moate Ladies Golf Club with a little help from Boutique Clodagh & Joe Digan. We thank them all for their continued support.

On the 30th June we have our weekly Ladies & Gents stableford Thursday Open. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s so please let competitors through as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

Please note that all players playing in any competition must enter on the computer BEFORE taking to the course. This is particularly important on the occasional time when the shop is not open. While we want as many as people as possible to play competitions on Sunday’s the last entries accepted will be 4hrs before sunrise as marked on the BRS system. Any entries made after this will not be included. 

TEAM NEWS – The Diageo Mixed Foursomes team lost out to Castlecomer on Saturday but had a good run this year so well done to all concerned and good luck to Castlecomer in the remainder of the competition.

Tosh & RonnieSean & PierceRay & Helen

 

The Michael Moore Cup team was in action today but unfortunately I have no news to hand on how that tie went.

We are in action again next week (Saturday July 2nd) in the Irish Mixed Foursomes v Delvin Castle in the regional quarter final so good luck to everyone involved there.

 

LADY CAPTAINS AWAY DAY – Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan had a novel idea and held her away day at home in Moate this year and I’m sure the ladies enjoyed themselves as they always do. I’ve been promised photos from the event which might just pop up here next weekend.

PRESENTATION OF PRIZES – The next joint Ladies & Gents presentation is scheduled for Sunday 3rd July at 9pm in the clubhouse and all prize winners with something to collect will be notified by text during the week. It is really important that everyone does their best to attend as a common courtesy to the club and more importantly to our sponsors who will attend on the night.

AND FINALLY……..Happy Birthday to our Captain, Martin Horan who I’m sure will be having some cake during the week!

 

Regards,

 

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


June 26th 2016:
LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday 22nd was for N.B.C.R.I. The winner was Mary Rose Coughlan (21) with 41 pts, 2nd was Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) with 37 pts and in 3rd was Eileen White (23) with 36 pts.

The Diageo Mixed Team unfortunately lost to Castlecomer on Saturday.

The Irish Mixed Forsomes team are out on Saturday 2nd July against Delvin Castle in the regional quarter final of the competition. We wish them the best of luck.

The ladies club are running the Open Weekend on Saturday & Sunday 2nd & 3rd July. The competition is sponsored by Boutique Clodagh, Joe Digan & M.L.G.C. Booking is available on line. Presentation on the night at 9pm. Outstanding prizes for the month will also be presented.


June 21st 2016:
CLUB NOTES 19/6/16

A little matter of watching Clara man Shane Lowry attempt to win the US Open until after 1am delayed our results and notes this week. Such a shame he couldn’t quite pull it off but I’m sure his day will come and he will eventually land a major. Fair play to him he did us all proud.

It was a weekend of two half’s all round really – the sun shone on Saturday not so on Sunday, in soccer we held Belgium scoreless for the first half then collapsed, in rugby we gave the South Africans the runaround in the first half then collapsed and not for the first time in wet and windy Moate my back 9 failed to live up to my front 9!

RESULTS –  

19/6/16 BOLD BOYS CORNER (Strokeplay)  

1st Neil Hiney (21) 67nett, 1st Cat 1 – David Fleming (7) 68nett, 1st Cat 2 – Colm Farrell (11) 70nett, 1st Cat 3 – Rob Davidson (17) 72nett, 1st Cat 4 – Adam Turley (19) 70 nett. Ladies – Eleanor Fitzpatrick (17) 72nett, Seniors – Finn Martin (26) 71nett.

1st Lady Eleanor Fitzpatrickwink

16/6/16 THURSDAY OPEN – 1st Jamal Sabir (1) 40pts, 2nd Christopher Cornally (10) 39pts, Low Gross – Bert Burke (4) 32pts, 3rd Michael Lynch Jnr (17) 39pts, Ladies – Vera Martin (Mullingar) (35) 34pts, Seniors – Kieran Heavin (7) 38pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – We would very much appreciate it if every member can continue to publicise the LANZAROTE OPEN whenever you can. If every member can enter at least once and bring a visitor or two as well this will be a tremendous success for the club. I’m not sure if we all realise just how valuable the prizes are – a week’s holiday in a gorgeous apartment in Lanzarote with flights included – surely this is one of the best prizes ever in Moate GC and it deserves more support. Remember, there are still 24 qualifying places up for grabs in the 23rd July final.

At the weekend we have a club stableford competition for Ladies & Gents sponsored by Shane Maher Butchers in Moate. We thank them for their continued support.

Please note that all players playing in any competition must enter on the computer BEFORE taking to the course. This is particularly important at odd times when the shop is not open. While we want as many as people as possible to play competitions on Sunday’s the last entries accepted will be 4hrs before sunrise as marked on the BRS system. Any entries made after this will not be included. 

On the 23rd June we have our weekly Ladies & Gents stableford Thursday Open. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s so please let competitors through as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

TEAM NEWS – The Irish Mixed Foursomes team had a Lazarus like recovery to win against Longford and reach the Leinster quarter finals. No surprise that Liam Galvin & Lady Vice Captain Beth Dunne were involved in a fight back from 4 down in the decisive away match. Well done to the team Mags Galvin, Bert Burke, Veronica Coughlan, Brendan Kehoe, Veronica Colgan, Eamon Coughlan, Beth Dunne, Liam Galvin, Loreto Boland, Tommy Digan and management duo Marian Mullen & Padraig Keenan.

The home players - Tommy, Brendan,  Bert, Mags, Loreto & Veronica with co-manager Marian. 

Our Senior Cup team suffered a narrow defeat at New Forest. Here's a few shots of them in action courtesy of Mens Captain Martin Horan.

Bert BurkeDavid CoughlanJamal Sabir

Willie DiganLiam Galvin

  

We are in action again very soon in the Diageo Mixed Foursomes and Michael Moore Cup so good luck to everyone involved there.

CONNAUGHT STROKEPLAY – We are told that Moate member Paul Coughlan played very well in the Connaught Strokeplay Championship at Athlone GC. Paul finished in 2nd place, beaten by just 1 shot after 72 holes.

To see more action from the event go to http://golffile.photoshelter.com/gallery/Connacht-Strokeplay-Championship-Rounds-3-4/G0000NwtaolJGgww/C0000h.X9TMscf_g

COURSE – Seeing as our course is looking immaculate at the moment we must keep emphasizing the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve. I trust you all noticed our new flags and poles. Here are the pin positions on 1 & 2 last weekend. Some of the nicer ones I may add, whoever picked the one on the 8th is sadistic!!

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2016 - After the 'Bold Boys Corner' has been added in we have a new leader in Jamal Sabir on 130pts, Tommy Digan isnt far behind on 118pts closely followed by a Pierce Purcell pairing of Willie Ganly & Paddy Coyne on 117 & 115 resepectively. Jamie Colgan is next on 113pts. Interestingly the President Seamus Buckley leads the Captain Martin Horan 32-0 at the moment. With the wider number of competitions used in these rankings now it's great that more people are taking an interest in it and it's certainly a topic of conversation (ie source of slagging) in our fourball and why wouldnt it be when John Smyth is 6th on 108pts and Ger Coughlan is well up there on 89pts in 12th. Pat Doyle is due a big round (as long as it isnt raining devil) and will surely move up from 108th while I'm creeping towards mid table respectability in 72nd with 35pts!

 

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


June 20th 2016:
LADIES CLUB

The competition on Wednesday was sponsored by Aideen Jordan and Mary Carolan. The winners were 1st Eleanor Fitzpatrick (22) with a 73 net. Anne Healy (32) also with a 73 net was runner up. The Australian Spoons competition was won by Mary Rohan and Mary Horan with a score of 38 pts. The Gross winners were Carmel Connolly and Ann Ledwith. Both pairs go forward to the Mid Leinster District Finals later in the year.
Some team news.
The Irish Mixed Foursomes team secured a good win over Longford which brings the team to the Leinster Quarter finals. The team were  Veronica Coughlan, Brendan Kehoe, Loreto Boland, Tommy Digan, Mags Galvin, Bert Burke, Veronica Colgan, Eamon Coughlan, Liam Galvin and Beth Dunne with managers Padraig Keenan and Marian Mullen. With 2 matches won at home and a loss at home and away it was down to the 2nd match away to decide the outcome. Thankfully Liam and Beth having been 4 down after 13 brought the match back to level after 18 holes and won on the 19th. Congratulations to all concerned. The ladies Senior Foursomes team of Geraldine Coughlan, Olive Costello, Sinead Healy, Carmel Connolly, Mary Rohan and Helen Kelly with manager Kathleen Conlon lost in a tight match against a team from Royal Curragh in Castle Barna.
Best of luck to the Diageo mixed foursomes team who meet Castlecomer on Saturday 28th next.
Lady Captain Geraldine Coughlan's Away Day is on Sunday next and will be played in Moate. Tee time reserved from 2pm until 3.30pm. Ladies are asked to play in the Lanzarote Competition on the day. Meal afterwards in the club.
 Our Annual Open Weekend sponsored by Boutique Clodagh, Joe Digan and MLGC.  is on Saturday and Sunday 2nd and 3rd July. Booking on line is now available.


June 13th 2016:
CLUB NOTES 12/6/16

Another busy week for us all in Moate Golf Club, plenty of activity at home in competitions and away in team events too. The course is in great shape and the recent rain won’t have done it any harm, just as long as it doesn’t stick around too long. Congratulations to the GB & Ireland Curtis Cup team on a fine victory in Dun Laoghaire. In other sports Ireland had 2 great wins in the rugby while Westmeath narrowly pipped Offaly in the SFC which I’m sure will lead to great debate during the week with our members from both counties. Next week Padraig Keenan and I will be hoping for a rare Wicklow win in the qualifiers, needless to say neither of us will be in the bookies looking for the odds on it!!

RESULTS –  

12/6/16 MICHAEL HORAN GOLF SHOPS

1st Ray Donoghue (15) 44pts, 1st Cat 1 – Tommy Digan (6) 40pts 1st Cat 2 – Eamon Connolly (11) 39pts 1st Cat 3 – David Mullen Snr (14) 38pts 1st Cat 4 – Shane Tone (24) 38pts. Ladies – Anne Magee (34) 38pts, Seniors – Brendan Magee (25) 38pts.

Husband and wife winners! Brendan & Anne Magee

 

9/6/16 THURSDAY OPEN – 1st Adam Turley (21) 42pts, 2nd Padraig Keenan (11) 40pts, Low Gross – Paul Coughlan (+3) 41pts, 3rd David Mullen Jnr (12) 38pts, Ladies – Vera Martin (Mullingar) (35) 38pts, Seniors – Paul Fogarty (7) 38pts.

Rising star Adam Turley

 

7/6/16 SENIORS OPEN – 1st George Garvey (9) 39pts.

Is this man really old enough to win a Seniors?????

6/6/16 SPECSAVERS OPEN

1st Andreas Dolan (26) 41pts, 2nd Michael Lynch jnr, Low Gross Jamal Sabir (1) 35pts, 3rd Jimmy Bradley (8) 40pts, Ladies – Mary Rohan (15) 36pts, Seniors – Padraig Shine (21) 37pts.

Specsavers Open Seniors Category winner Padraig Shine

5/6/16 T.A. DOLAN MEMORIAL CUP

1st – Tony Dunne (19) 41pts, 1st Cat 1 – Jamal Sabir (1) 40pts 1st Cat 2 – Trevor Hill (11) 39pts 1st Cat 3 – Denis O’Donoghue (17) 39pts 1st Cat 4 – Sean G. Connell (20) 40pts. Ladies – Anne Magee (34) 35pts, Seniors Frank Kiernan (15) 35pts.

The T.A. Dolan cup and other prizes -

NEXT COMPETITIONS –

Have you heard about the Lanzarote Open????

We would very much appreciate it if every member can continue to publicise the LANZAROTE OPEN whenever you can. If every member can enter at least once and bring a visitor or two as well this will be a tremendous success for the club. There are still 24 qualifying places up for grabs in the 23rd July final.

At the weekend we have a club competition for Ladies & Gents sponsored by a group of members known better as The Bold Boys Corner. We thank them for their continued support.

Please note that all players playing in competition must enter on the computer BEFORE taking to the course. This is particularly important at times when the shop is not open. While we want as many as people as possible to play competitions on Sunday’s the last entries accepted will be 4hrs before sunrise as marked on the BRS system. Any entries made after this will not be included.  

On the 16th June we have our weekly Ladies & Gents stableford Thursday Open. Please bear in mind that players playing in competition have ‘right of way’ over casual golf on Thursday’s so please let competitors through as quickly as possible to avoid unnecessary delays.

TEAM NEWS – Our interest in this year’s Jimmy Bruen & Pierce Purcell has come to an end after the respective qualifiers were held last Saturday at Moyvalley & Castle Barna respectively. As ‘player manager’ of the Pierce Purcell team I’d like to thank Paddy Coyne, Willie Ganly, Martin Horan, Seamus Buckley, JJ Colgan, John Henry, Ray Donoghue, Joe Ennis & Tommy Campbell for their efforts in representing the club. I wonder did any of the other teams have their Captain & President playing together as a pair?

Joe Ennis, Ray Donoghue, Seamus Buckley, JJ Colgan, Andy Dunne, Tommy Campbell & John Henry on Pierce Purcell duty.

Willie Ganly & Paddy Coyne missed photo as they were first up and Martin Horan was taking photo

We are in action again very soon in both Irish Mixed Foursomes and Diageo Mixed Foursomes so good luck to both teams there.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR 2016 – The latest table has been published and we are bang up to date so including this weekend’s competition the top 4 are Tommy Digan 118pts, Paddy Coyne 115pts, Phil Behan 108pts and John Smyth 102pts. This weekend’s winner Ray Donoghue moves up to 24th on 62pts. I got off the mark myself at last with 15pts and am in 103rd but there’s a lot of golf to be played yet so onwards and upwards!!

COURSE – Seeing as our course is looking immaculate at the moment we must keep emphasizing the importance of repairing pitch marks and divots. Please don’t leave it to someone else, repair as you go and keep the course in the condition we all deserve.

The 6th The 16th

Regards,

Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club

Vice-Captain & P.R.O 


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