***WEEKLY UPDATE***

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Invoices have been now issued to all members in relation to their 2019 Annual Subscriptions. If you have not received yours please contact the office and they will forward another copy to you. We would encourage people to pay their subscriptions as soon as possible. There are a number of different ways that the Subscription can be paid e.g. Cash, Draft, Cheque, Credit Card, Debit Card, Standing order or Direct Debit. We would also like to thank all of those that have already either paid their fees or have put payment arrangements in place.

SUGGESTION BOXES:
Members are reminded that suggestion boxes are in place both in the main bar and outside the office. All suggestions are welcomed and they can cover anything to do with the course, clubhouse or anything else to do with the golf club.

HELPERS REQUIRED:
The Mens Competition team are looking for helpers to assist with the card checking duties. Helpers will be required 1 evening a month to check the cards and publish the results. Full training will be provided. It is a great way of helping out in the club and seeing what happens in the background. Why not give it a go? Please contact Michael Scott at mscott56@eircom.net for further information.

CONGRATULATIONS:
Congratulations go to our own Stephen McCarthy who won the best Gross at the TaylorMade Winter Series @ Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links on the 8th January last. Stephen had a fantastic 1under par score of 70 to win on a countback. Hopefully this form will continue for the season.

GOLF THIS WEEKEND:
Saturday sees the start of the Pairs Spring League. This will be played over 6 weeks but will be played over alternate days, i.e. next week’s event will be held on the Sunday.  Ladies Hour will be between 1pm and 2pm.
Sunday sees the start of the Singles Spring League. This again will be played over 6 weeks and will also be played on alternate days so next week’s round will be held on the Saturday.
Social Golf returns this Sunday at 1:30 with sign in from 1pm. The golf is played in a scramble format so there is no pressure on. Why not use this as an opportunity to get back into the golf for 2019?

JOKER:
The Joker draw will take place after the Social Golf on Sunday. Jackpot is €2,300 this week. 

CATERER WANTED:
The club is currently looking for a caterer to run the restaurant. If any members know of anybody that may be interested can they please ask them to either contact James Maguire or the Office.

SOCIAL:
Now that the days are starting to lengthen and thoughts start to think about golf again the Sunday Social Golf is starting up again. This is played every Sunday afternoon and is a shotgun start at 1:30pm. Sign in is at 1pm and the format is a Scramble. Members and friends are more than welcome and we would like to invite everybody to our season kick off this Sunday. Why not come along for a bit of golf but more importantly some fun and banter.

INTER CLUB:
The team managers are now starting to get things organised for the upcoming interclub matches. These will start in earnest in the late spring and hopefully will continue until the All Ireland finals. The managers are now looking to see who is interested in representing the club in these matches. They would really like to see as many people as possible put their names down to represent the club. Notices are in the locker rooms so please put your name down for the relevant teams, you’d never know, you could be the hero of an All Ireland winning team!

SNOOKER:
There is a snooker room in the clubhouse. All Adult members are most welcome to use this facility. The Club also has a Snooker team that plays in a league with a number of local golf clubs. If anybody is interested in playing then they should contact the office who will forward their details to the relevant people. The Snooker operates, like the golf, on a handicap basis so you don’t need to be like Ronnie O’Sullivan in order to get on the team.

JOKER:
Sean Fitzpatrick’s envelope was pulled from the Drum this week. Sean selected Card Number 4. Behind this the King of Diamonds was hidden so Sean win’s €100.  The wine winners were Vivian Marsden, Gerry Hogan and Sean Fitzpatrick. These can be collected from behind the bar.  The Jackpot next Sunday is a massive €2,300.  Best of luck

RULES NIGHT:
Many thanks to Dympna Conlon who hosted a very comprehensive presentation on the new golf rules last night. The event was very well attended with almost 100 members and guests attending. Remember it is every golfer’s responsibility to know and apply the rules correctly, it can certainly be an advantage to know them in a number of situations.

JUNIORS COACHING:
Junior coaching will commence on Wednesday 6th February and will run for 7 weeks at a cost of €70. There will be a minimum of 2 groups per night (6-7 and 7-8), however if numbers are greater, then another group will be added. These are open to all Juveniles and they do not need to be members to attend. Please contact the Pro Shop to book in.

ADULT COACHING:
Adult coaching will commence on Monday 4th February and will run for 4 weeks at a cost of €80. This is a great way to improve your game and will give you a chance to practice what you have learned before the golf season kicks off in earnest. All the Professionals have coaches so you are never too good to learn. Coaching also takes place on Tuesday evenings. Coaching on Mondays will be 6-7, 7-8 and 8-9 and on Tuesdays it will be at 5-6 and 6-7. Bookings can be made through the Pro Shop and the last day for putting your name down will be 23rd January.

CARDS and FOBS:
Unfortunately the company that provides our Bar Cards and Access FOBS are now charging us €5 for each Card and FOB ordered, as a result of this members who require new cards or FOBS will have this charge passed onto them. The charge for GUI cards remains at €5.00



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