Well after all the excitement of the previous week it was nice to get back to a bit of normality over the Bank Holiday weekend. I even got to play golf instead of standing around taking photos. While I was congratulating Derek Daly on winning the big one last week the midweek celebrations obviously took their toll and I sneaked a win against him in the Club Matchplay. In fairness it would have been a bit much for him to beat me after I gave him such lovely prizes now wouldn’t it! It was nice to get the win but more importantly it was an enjoyable round of golf and that’s what Moate GC should always be about. Our thanks go to our recent sponsors Doorsets Ireland & Behan’s Country Markets and well done to all our prize-winners.
Behan’s Country Market – Club Stableford 6/8/17
1st Overall – Keith Murphy (19) 44pts, 1st Cat 1 – Dom Fitzpatrick (6) 41pts, 1st Cat 2 – Tosh Galvin (12) 42pts, 1st Cat 3 – JJ Guinan (12) 42pts, 1st Cat 4 – Kevin Jordan (20) 39pts. Seniors – Kieran Heavin (8) 37pts, Ladies –Beth Dunne (14) 37pts.
Doorsets Ireland / Seamus Buckley Club Stableford 30/7/17
1st Overall – Brendan Daly (9) 39pts, 1st Cat 1 – David Fleming (6) 37pts, 1st Cat 2 – Willie Colgan (12) 37pts, 1st Cat 3 – JJ Guinan (14) 37pts, 1st Cat 4 – Andreas Dolan (19) 37pts.
Nick Linnane & Co Thursday Open (Stableford) 3/8/2017
1st Peter Scally, New Forest (22) 41pts, 2nd Tosh Galvin (13) 41pts, Low Gross – Jamal Sabir (1) 37pts, 3rd Tommy Digan (6) 41pts.
PRIZE WINNERS PHOTO GALLERY -
1. Keith Murphy 2. Kevin Jordan 3. Dom Fitzpatrick 4. Tommy Digan 5. Tosh Galvin 6. Peter Scally 7. Andreas Dolan 8. Brendan Daly 9. Jamal Sabir 10. JJ Guinan 11. Willie Colgan 12. Mens President Kieran Heavin 13. Lady Capt Beth Dunne 14. David Fleming
UPCOMING COMPETITIONS – Moate GAA are holding a classic on Saturday 12th and anyone who wishes to enter a team can contact Jimmy Bradley / Moate GAA for details. On Sunday 13th we have a Club Stableford kindly sponsored by MLS Labels & Printing courtesy of my fourball colleague Pat Doyle. Anyone curious about what they do can check them out at http://mlslabels.com. Don’t forget you can also enter the Lanzarote 13 hole competition any time for just €5 (visitors with a valid handicap can play but must pay a green fee or other competition fee as well as the €5 for the Lanzarote).
We have the ever popular Nick Linnane & Co sponsored Thursday Open singles stableford on August 10th.
3rd HOLE – I’m sure many of you have noticed some enforced changes on our 3rd hole. The decisions have not been taken lightly and while it may cause a little inconvenience until we adjust to being forced left from the tee please bear with us. We obviously want to retain as much of the difficulty and beauty of the hole as we can without doing unnecessary damage to trees or players coming up the 12th fairway! Moate Golf Club prides itself on being part of a vibrant community and we must make the effort to be good neighbours.
PRESENTATION – We are having an outstanding prizes presentation on Sunday 13th August at 9pm and we will be in touch with all relevant prize winners and sponsors in the coming days.
MIXED FOURSOMES MATCHPLAY
QUARTER FINAL DRAW
(a.) Carmel Carroll & Willie Colgan V Beth Dunne & Sean Egan
(b.) Group 8 Winner TBC V Anne Ledwith & Eamon Coughlan
(c.) Dolores Moodley & Bert Burke V Betty Behan & George Garvey
(d.) Mary Horan & Sham Dolan V Anne Healy & Louis Cunningham
SEMI FINAL DRAW
Winners (c) v Winners (d)
Winners (a) v Winners (b)
MOATE GOLF CLUB CLASSIC – Please support our Annual Classic. Once again we are generously sponsored by Sean White Renault and we have a Renault Clio on offer for a hole in one at our 15th. This runs from 1pm on Friday 25th to approximately 4pm on Sunday 27th August. A good classic is a vital component of our yearly budget so we’d really appreciate it if every member makes the effort to play and bring visitors along over the weekend. There’s nothing to stop you playing on two different teams but if everyone played at least once it would be a tremendous success. It costs €30 per player and this includes the hole in one competition on 15th. Booking on the BRS is now open.
LANZAROTE UPDATE – With 36 men to qualify it’s looking good at the moment for Joe Ennis who is our new leader on 91pts, Gareth Cassidy (Mount Temple) is next on 86pts with Sham Dolan 3rd on 85 and tied for 4th with 74 pts are Dom Fitzpatrick & Brendan Magee. In the hunt for the 12 Ladies spots, Mary Horan stays in front with 87pts while Betty Behan & Eileen White are just behind on 84pts and 80pts respectively. Still plenty of time to get those 3 cards in.
Leading the way to Lanzarote - Mary Horan & Joe Ennis
Moate Golf Club
Captain & P.R.O