Our new website went live over the weekend and hopefully you like the look of it and you find it easy to navigate. We still have a few things to finish. We have no pictures of this years Club Officers!! Also the new fixtures section under NEWS is not complete, but will be soon. The course news need to be finished and we hope to have it updating every day during the winter and during the summer with course news and opening times if weather is a problem. If you have any suggestions or ideas on improving it do let us know on the contacts page. Also the new BRS part of the website has nothing to do with the Club the people who own BRS did the upgrade and told no one!!
The Ladies competition played on Tuesday 4th February was won by Rita O’Neill with a score of 21 points and second was Noeleen Quinlan with 17 points on (CB). The nine hole competition was won by Sandra Moore with 16 points and second was Patsy Murphy with 9 points
LADIES SPRING LEAGUE.
The ladies spring league will begin shortly, so if you want to enter the entry sheets are up in the ladies locker room.
Our second week back with the Wednesday OPEN singles brought another good entry which was up on last week. The winner playing off a 5 handicap winning with a fantastic score of 27 points was Darren Comerford for a prize of €50 and second was Ollie Fennelly with 26 points (CB) For a prize of €30. This was the first competition of the spring league and judging by the scores its going to be a nail-biter.
The weather at the weekend, especially on Sunday, disrupted our men’s weekend competition and while we had 21 out on Saturday we had no one on Sunday. We had some very good scoring on the Saturday with the greens again being applauded for how good they are.
Over the next few week we will be organizing our fund-raising Classic, which this year is earmarked to be played over the Easter bank holiday weekend. We started our drainage program in 2018 when we ran a very successful Classic which as we all know raised fourteen thousand euro which went towards the drainage plan on the 2nd and to the rotary decompaction program on the rest of the fairways. This was a huge success. Now in 2020 we must continue this program and the target would be to put new drainage in on the 13th and start a sand spreading program for some of the fairways including the 2nd, 3rd, 6th and 11th among others. This is a very necessary program and should be continued every year. We are hosting the Jimmy Bruen qualifiers this year and we will need to have our course looking its best for our visitors. This year we must also earmark a considerable sum to rectify the 7th hole and the cost of removing the ‘stump’ on the 7th fairway will be considerable. We may have to do drainage work after that is removed and we will also need to rectify the fact that it is now no longer playing as an index six for men or thirteen for ladies. What we do on this hole will be well communicated to members by way of a survey for direction from you on what you the members want us to do.
A big thanks to all of you who have made the effort over the last week to repair pitch marks as it has been noticed how FEW unrepaired pitch-marks there are as of late. And those greens are looking and rolling fantastically.
It’s that time of year again when we need people to come forward to play for the Club in inter-club competitions. The entry forms are up on men’s noticeboard in the hallway for you to enter and so are the entry requirements for the individual competitions. Its a fantastic opportunity for members to play for the club and a great way for new members to meet your fellow members. SO go on, please put your names in and maybe this will be our year to get to the finals and win a pennant. Alternatively you can enter your name by e-mail to the firstname.lastname@example.org