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Betty Behan
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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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July 29th 2015:
The results for Tuesday 28th July.
Category 1 - 1st Mick Carton 33pts; 2nd Jack Ryan 32pts; 3rd Mick Sheridan 31pts.
Category 2 - 1st Paddy Gavigan 32pts; 2nd Eamon McNeill 32pts; 3rd Paddy Muldoon 31pts
Ladies: Mary Dolan.
Congratulations to Mick Sheridan who was a recent winner of the Wednesday open in Athlone golf club.

July 27th 2015:

Notify Jimmy Kassaris immediately if you are unavailable.

8:00 Oliver Seery, William Flynn, Joe Mullen

8:10 Mick Mc Loughlin, Keith Dolan, Benny Greham

8:20 Keith Murphy, Michael O’Brien Jnr., Liam Galvin

8:30 Brendan Hanniffy, Gerry O’Dowd, Hugh Flanagan

8:40 Derek Claffey, Andy Dunne, Tommy Campbell

8:50 Jimmy Kassaris, Danny O’Connor, Tosh Galvin

9:00 Michael O’Brien, Andrew Rafferty, Brendan Daly

9:10 Seamus McCormack, Seamus Dolan, Michael O’Hanlon

9:20 David Cummins, Paul Jacob, Denis O’Donoghue

9:30 Paddy Coyne, Kevin Allen, Alan Deegan

9:40 JJ Colgan, Frank Kiernan, Sean Connell

9:50 Willie Colgan, Vincent Rickard, Jamal Sabir

10:00 Liam Reynolds, Terry Coughlan, Adrian Conroy

10:10 Pat Fox, John P. Kelly, John Kelly

10:20 Jimmy Bradley, Brian Lynam, Sean Egan

10:30 Michael Rabbitte, Jimmy Lennon, Malcom Kelly

10:40 George Garvey, Patrick Malone (Athlone), Tom Delaney

10:50 Aidan Lennon, Billy Browne, Joe Burke

11:00 Dominick Fitzpatrick, Adrian Hiney, Seamus Lynam

11:10 Tommy Digan, Kieran Claffey, Sean Dunne

11:20 Rory Minagh, Mossy Collins, Paul Fogarty

11:30 John Reynolds, Bert Burke, Gary O’Connor

11:40 Eamon Coughlan, Colm Farrell, George Digan

11:50 Martin Costello, Barry Cuffe, Declan Mullen

12:00 Sean Weldon, Ray Donoghue, Gerry Somers


Seamus Buckley, Graham Ross, Tommy Revins, Ron Beattie, Eddie Hiney, Paddy Carroll, Ger Coughlan, Patrick Lynam, Gerry Hahessy, Kieran Heavin, Arthur Allen

Gerry Jordan, PJ Grogan.

July 26th 2015:
CLUB NOTES 26/7/2015

The highlight of this weekend was the Michael Kelly’s Captains Prize Qualifier which was played in contrasting weather over the 2 days. I’d expect the majority of the leading scores to be coming from the Saturday and I’m sure a couple of them are making Hugh ‘PaddyPower’ Conlon a little nervous! A massive number played over the 2 days highlighting the regard in which our current captain is held and I know he is very appreciative of the efforts of so many members. We all wish him well on his big day next Sunday.

1st out, Eddie Hiney, John Reynolds, Kevin Allen & Liam Reynolds.

Ollie Seery & Michael Murray look more like fishermen on a drizzly Sunday afternoon.

DISQUALIFICATIONS – Unfortunately for the 2nd time in recent weeks a number of players have disqualified themselves by either failing to sign themselves or failing to ensure their marker signed for their score. This is a fundamental basic rule of golf and is totally the players own responsibility. Please ensure the appropriate player & marker signatures are on ALL submitted cards.


John Daly & Tiger Woods have to do it properly, so do we.


Michael Kelly’s Captains Prize – Qualifier (Strokeplay) 26/7/2015

Leading Qualifiers – 66 - Sean Weldon, Raymond Donoghue. 68 – Gerry Somers, Martin Costello, Brendan Kehoe. 69 – Barry Cuffe, Declan Mullen, Colm Farrell, George Digan. At this time some 77’s have made the cut and more may yet do so. My fingers are crossed anyway!!

This man has form having won Dom Fitzpatricks Captains Prize.  Sean Weldon, joint leading qualifier.

Thursday Open (Stableford) 23/7/2015

1st Martin Horan (15) 44pts, 2nd Jimmy Kassaris (10) 42pts, Low Gross – Thomas Fox, Mount Temple (3) 36pts, 3rd Andrew Rafferty (11) 41pts.

Seniors Open (Stableford) 21/7/2015

1st Andrew Nally (16) 41pts, 2nd Eamon Coughlan (7) 37pts.

NEXT COMPETITIONS – A Seniors Open is on Tuesday 28th July followed by our Thursday Open for Ladies & Gents on 30th July.  With an entry fee of just €10 for visitors this really is excellent value and we are delighted to see so many visitors playing every week.

As mentioned above next weekend we have Michael Kelly’s Captains Prize Final. The top 75 will be allocated a slot on the timesheet for Sunday 2nd August. Last to qualify tees off first at 8am and the leading 3 ball will tee off last around 12. A full list will be posted on the website ASAP. It’s vital that Men’s Fixtures Secretary Jimmy Kassaris (086-2246645) is notified if you are unable to attend to allow us give a substitute the chance of playing. The top 18 (inc lowest gross) will then play off over 9 holes on Sunday evening at 5.30pm. The holes for the playoff are 1,3,4,5,11,12,13,17 & 18.

The Captains Prize for Juniors / Students is over 18 holes from 12.10  and the Captains Prize to the Ladies is over 18 holes (in 3 balls) from 1.00 to 2.30

FIXTURE CHANGES - In a change to the previously advertised schedule the Behan’s Country Market ‘3 person waltz’ has been held back to mid-September and replaced with an Open Ladies & Gents Singles on Saturday 1st August and a 4 person team Scramble on Monday 3rd August. The Men’s Fixture list has been updated accordingly.

NEW COMPETITIONS – Just separating these from our other competitions to highlight them for a few weeks. Monday nights @ 6pm we have a ‘Builders 13 hole Comp’ and this is for handicaps of 16+ and also anyone with a very new handicap. €3 entry fee.

Friday night 5.45 is the time for our 13 Hole Friday Fun Mixed Foursomes if you are interested just show up and partners will be allocated by draw.  I don’t think you have to put your keys in a bowl but as I’ve not attended yet I’m not sure!!!!

ANNUAL CLUB CLASSIC- Takes place 21st to 23rd August so it’s time to start organising your team of 4. If you can spread the word to your golfing friends to get as many teams as possible in it would be much appreciated. Teams cost €120 and once again thanks to generous sponsorship from Sean White Renault in Athlone we will be shooting for a hole in one on the 15th with a superb Renault Clio up for grabs! I might even hit my ball in the direction of the green this time….

JUNIORS - Competitions take place every Monday & Friday @ 9.30am

FINAL SHOUT FOR SCRATCH MATCHPLAY – Deadline for entries is Friday 31st July. Entry sheet is in the shop and entry fee is €10. All are welcome to sign up irrespective of handicap.

DIVOT / GREEN / BUNKER CARE – Please ensure that you continue the good practice of replacing divots and repairing those pitch marks. All bunkers should be raked properly after use and it will also help if you can rake the sand towards the middle rather than the edges.

8th GREEN – The new 8th green is flying and we really appreciate the hard work by everyone involved. Squares have been selling well but there are some left so for your chance to sponsor your very own square of the new green just see our website, click on the link and follow the instructions. The €50 Donations can also be made OFF-LINE in the Club Shop. All donations made so far are very much appreciated.

Mick Burke & Bert O'Brien having a chat about the new 8th green.

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

Q 1 – In stroke play, a competitor plays a left-handed stroke with the back of the head of a right-handed club. What is the ruling? Answer – There is no penalty.

Q 2 – True or False - A player replaces his ball on the putting green a foot from the hole but before he addresses, it is moved 6 feet away by a sudden gust of wind. The player must play the ball from its new position. Answer – True.

And this week’s questions………..

Q 1 – True or False, in strokeplay, the competitor returns his scorecard to the committee. The hole-by-hole scores are correct but the total is incorrect. The competitor is subject to a penalty.

Q 2 - A player’s ball is unplayable behind a tree and so he drops the ball, under penalty of one stroke, within two club lengths of where it lay but not nearer the hole. The ball rolls back into the same unplayable lie as where it originally lay. What is the ruling?

a) The player may re-drop the ball without penalty. b) The player must play the ball as it lies. Or c) The player may play the ball as it lies or take another penalty drop for an unplayable ball.


Andy Dunne

Moate Golf Club (P.R.O)

July 26th 2015:

LADIES NOTES - The competition on Wednesday 23rd was won by Loreto Boland (21) with 44 pts, 2nd was Ann Magee (35) with 36 pts and 3rd was Mary Allen (29) who also had 36 pts.

Ladies,  here are some dates to keep in mind for the next week.

Our Fun Friday 13 hole Mixed Foursomes continues every Friday. Be at the club about 5.45 for draw at 6pm on Friday next.

On Saturday 1st in a change to the advertised line up there is an Open Ladies & Gents Singles and Monday 3rd there is a 4 person Scramble.

On Sunday 2nd Captain Michael Kelly is holding an 18 hole Ladies competition as part of his Captains Prize Day. The tee time is available from 1pm until 2.30 pm and can be booked on line.

All in the Ladies Club wish Michael a great day on Sunday.


July 22nd 2015:

All members are welcome to join in our friendly 13 hole mixed foursome’s event on Friday evenings. Starts around 6.30 so be there for 6.15 if you feel like popping down for a bit of fun.



The following are the results for Tuesday 21st July:
Category 1
1st Joe Ennis 33pts; 2nd Paddy Browne 31pts; 3rd Michael O'Brien 30pts.
Category 2
1st Pat McAree 36pts; 2nd Eamon McNeill; 3rd Willie Brennan 30pts.
Ladies: Bernie Clyne

Visits Since February 2004