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UPCOMING EVENTS: Sunday, December 2 - Members Monthly Medal; Sunday, December 9 - Open Winter Challenge Qualifier; Friday, December 14 - Open Winter Challenge Qualifier
LADIES RESULTS: Thursday, November 22, was a 9 Hole Stableford Competition and the results were: 1st Marie McSweeney (25) 19 pts, 2nd Antoinette Meghen (24) 18 pts, 3rd Una Finn (24) 17 pts.
LADIES FIXTURES: Competitions for November and December will be 9 hole Stableford Competitions. The second round of the Winter League should be played on time as no extension will be given. The Continuous 9 Hole Stableford competition will run until Saturday 8th December.
NEWS: The Ladies Club AGM will be held on Thursday 29th November at 8pm. The Men’s Club AGM will be held on Friday 30th November 8pm and the Management Club AGM will be held on Friday 30th November at 9pm. Santa Claus will be visiting the Adare Manor Golf Club on Sunday 9th December at 3pm to see all the local children. So all are welcome for a fun filled afternoon. For further information of club fixtures, results and to book a Tee time please visit our website at www.adaremanorgolfclub.com.
LAST WEEKEND: Due to the course being closed on Saturday morning last which prevented play in our 5th Hamper the competition is extended until next weekend.
ONLINE: The new On Line Booking system has been installed and training will be provided to members from 6.00 PM on Sunday next December 2nd. As the Ballykisteen Hotel members Christmas Party is on same evening at 7.00 pm we expect to see a large turnout.
CLUB CLASSIC: Members are reminded that our annual Club Classic which was deferred from October is taking place on Sunday December 16th and as ever, entry is free to all ‘Full’ members with further details to follow next week.
HAMPERS: Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday will see our 6th pair of hampers up for grabs and members are encouraged to please support our Hamper Competitions if possible.
FIXTURES: Fixtures for this week include our Senior Open Singles on Monday and our Open Singles on Wednesday. All bookings to be made on 062 – 32117.
LADIES: The 2nd round of the Winter League took place last Sunday, November 25th.
Leading at present (on overall poins) are Team C, Jane Cowey, Neassa O’Donnell and Nancy Buckley, 11points. 2nd Team A, Lady Captain Kathy Keegan, Trish Shine, Jean Morgan, 10points. 3rd, Team F, Margo O’Doherty, Cathy Meehnan and Bernie Grant, 9 points. The 3rd round will take place on Sunday,December 16th. Draw at a later time of 12.50. This will be the final day for our 12 hole Hamper competition.
LADIES COACHING: Our PGA Golf Professional, Marian Riordan is running a Ladies golf coaching coffee morning each Thursday morning at 10.30am.
The aim is to develop, learn and improve golf skills and also a great way for people new to golf to get together to meet on a social level. Tea/coffee/scones will be included with the golf at a cost of €10. All welcome to attend.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Our Christmas lunch will take place on Tuesday, November 11th at 1pm. All outstanding prizes will be presented on 16th December, mince pie Sunday.
CAPTAIN’S DINNER: The weather played havoc on the golfing front in the past week, but it didn’t stop the Captain’s Dinner going ahead as planned. Captain Bernard and his family were joined by the many members and guests who came on the night to help celebrate a wonderful year as captain of Castletroy Golf Club. Shaun O’Dowd and Hanora kept everybody on their toes with some lively music , following the wonderful meal served up by Darragh and his staff. Celebrations went long into the night, winding down a year for Captain Bernard, who I’m sure will take a long earned rest after next Thursday Men’s Club AGM. There was no golf on Sunday last due to the early morning frost, and next Sunday the Ladies have the course for the annual Christmas outing and dinner.
RESULTS: Club 3 Ball: Monday, November 19 - Michael Cregan, Paul Kennedy and P.J.Barry
DIARY DATES: Thursday, November 29: Men’s Club AGM at 8pm
LADIES: Sunday November 25th 12 hole singles stableford 1st : Miriam Ingerton (29) 20pts, 2nd: Jackie Leahy(19) 19pts.
MENS CLUB: Fixtures - Sunday, December 2: 12 Holes Turkey 4 Ball Draws at 8.30, 11.00 and 1.30pm. AGM at 5pm and Parent Club AGM at 6pm.
LADIES CLUB: Fixtures - Thursday, November 29: 12 Holes Singles Stableford. Draws 9.00, 9.30, 10.15 & 11.00. Choose after 11.30. Sunday 2nd : Fourball Draw @ 1.30pm.
WINTER LEAGUE: The current week of our Winter League has been extended to Sunday 2nd December due to weather conditions last weekend.
CAPTAIN’S DINNER: Next weekend will be busy with our Captain’s Dinner on Saturday night 1st December and our AGM in the Venue, Dundrum House Hotel at 9.00pm on Monday 3rd December. LADIES: The results of last Tuesday’s 9 hole are: 1st Mary Crowe, 2nd Mary Griffey. The semi final of the Autumn League runs from 25th November to 15th December. Team 4 (Michele Crowe) V’s Team 1 (Margaret O’Connell) and Team 8 (Liz Higgins) V’s Team 2 (Pauline Fitzgerald). Our Christmas 9 hole competition runs from 15th December. Entry fee is €5.00 and players can re-enter as often as they require. Our AGM, League Final and Christmas Party take place on 16th December. See notice board for details.
TURKEY COMPETITION: Due to the inclement weather the turkey competition will continue this week till Sunday December 2nd. Entries now been taken for the Winter League.
MEN’S CLUB: Aggregate 4Ball, November 25. With both scores to count and the competition reduced to 16 holes, the aggregate fourball was a very closely contested affair. The tired bodies from the Captains Dinner the night before failed to feature but the in-form Liam Rothwell was again in the winning enclosure. On this occasion Liam was partnered by John O’ Halloran who is also playing great golf at the moment.
The back nine separated 1st & 2nd places with Pat Browne and Billy Neville just pipped at the post.
CHRISTMAS TURKEY: The Annual weekly 9 hole Turkey competition is now up and running. The 9 holes in play may change from week to week depending on weather conditions. Entry fee is €3. Enter as often as you like.
FIXTURES: Sunday, December 2 - Two Ball Scramble
SENIORS: Results - Monday, November 26 Scramble. 1st Maurice Windle & Mike King; 2nd John Conway & Billy Neville
MENS: Team of Four on November 23/24/25 - John Pearse, John Morrissey, Paudie Ryan and Noel Moloney 85 pts
LAST WEEKEND: Due to adverse weather conditions this week’s competition was severely restricted but Pat Creamer and Padraig English managed to squeeze out a couple of vouchers with 34 pts each.
The weather also put paid to Thursday’s seniors competition and these hardy gentlemen are reminded that the annual Christmas outing and social evening will happen on Thursday, December 13.
45 CARDS: Winners this week : Evelyn Connery & Claire Ryan; Kay Delaney & Sean Donovan; Larry Ryan & Vincent Gilligan.
CONGRATS: Congratulations are extended to Aoife Lowry on winning the local award at the Canon Hayes Sports Awards in Ballykisteen Hotel on Saturday night last.Aoife has had an outstanding golfing career to date having represented Munster at under 18 level in 2006 and as a Senior Interprovincial from 2008 to 2012 inclusive.She has been Golfer of the Year in the Club in 2004,2005 and 2011 and this year made history twice- winning her mother Sheila’s Captains Prize and then partnering Sheila to win the national final of the Daily Mail Foursomes-the first time this prestigious trophy has been won by a mother and daughter pairing. Well done Aoife.
AGM: We held our Parent Club AGM on Thursday night last. A well-attended, informative and efficiently run meeting, expertly chaired by Kathleen O’Dwyer, showed the Club to be on a reasonably sound footing despite an extremely difficult year. As with most clubs we suffered the effects of a drastic summer weatherwise and, of course, from the continuing downturn in the economy.
Priorities for the coming year will include a drive for both new members and those who for one reason or another had taken a break from golf membership. Captain, Tim Walsh, is spearheading this drive and together with Lady Captain, Kitty O’Reilly, invite prospective members-ladies and gents who would like to return to golf or who are anxious to pursue a new sporting outlet- to join them for an information evening in the Clubhouse on Sunday, December 16 at 5 p.m.- no Christmas shopping that day!
MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE 2013: Chairman - Pat Walsh; Hon Secretary - Connie Hayes; Hon Treasurer - Berry Meskell; Committee - Aileen Carroll, Joe Considine, Mary Daly, Sheila Lowry, Pat O’Donovan, John J M O’Dwyer, Kitty O’Reilly, Seamus Ryan, Tim Walsh.
LADIES: Results - Wednesday, November 21. 11 Hole Turkey Competition. Winner: Josie Dunne (26) 26pts; Runner Up: Renagh Murphy (11) 26pts; 3rd: Ann Crotty (18) 25 pts