Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Super's Strike Again

 As captain of the Dublin Mountain Super Seniors team I want to thank all members of the team who participated in the Elm Park Super Seniors Trophy group stage qualification matches.

The group matches were against Old Conna away (result draw 2.5 - 2.5) Dun Laoghaire home (Dublin Mountain 5 - DunLaoghaire 0) and yesterday's match at home to Newlands.
The result of yesterday's game meant that the winner of the match qualified for the quarter final play off matches to be played by the 10th September.
The results of yesterday's individual matches were: 
Team 1 Brian Campbell & Leo Mahon lost on the 18th hole. 
Team 2 John Hopkins & John Reid won 7 and 6. 
Team 3 Hugh Behan & Terry Kirwan won on the 18th hole. 
Team 4 Gerry Flood & Peter Behan won on the 18th hole. 
Team 5 Michael O'Sullivan & Michael O'Brien won 5 & 3. 
Overall result of match Dublin Mountain 4 - Newlands 1
There were also two other members of the team Eamonn Carroll and Tony Foran who did not play yesterday, but who played a major contribution to the results in the group matches against Old Conna and Dun Laoghaire.
Once again thanks to all who participated as we look forward to the quarter final play offs in September
Terry Kirwan

Thursday, 8 July 2021

Super Seniors Super Win !

 A fantastic 5-0 win for the Super Seniors team versus Dun Laoghaire GC at home today.

J Hopkins & J Reid won 4&3; P Behan & T Foran won 4&2; L Mahon & B Campbell won 7&6; H Behan & T Kirwan won 4&3; M O'Sullivan & M O'Brien won on the 18th.

Team manager: Terry Kirwan.

Peter Behan 1st tee

Tony Foran in action

Team Captain, Terry Kirwan (Salmon jumper)
Foreground John Reid

& The winner is ...

 On a very pleasant (albeit grey) day at the course, a burst of colour stood out for the singles Match Play final.

After a nip & tuck battle Kevin Behan edged out Ray Dunne by 1 hole, if this was the seniors tour Kevin Behan would have won €950K and Ray €500K but because Ray also finished 2nd in the Doubles Final he would hypothetically by a paper millionaire.

Many thanks to all those who participated and to Ger Cantwell  for his patience in organising it all.

Brian Cruise, Captain 2021 (Mike pence has stepped in for Damian Byrne who due to work commitments has reluctantly switched roles to Vice Captain).

Friday, 2 July 2021

4 Ball Match play Winners 2020 ( Played 1/07/21)

 Very well done to Mick McKeown & John Morgan who defeated Eamonn Carroll & Ray Dunne 3&2 in the delayed Match Play final on Thursday evening.

J Morgan, R Dunne, E Carroll, M McKeown.

2's Club Winners May/June 2021

 All winners have had their Online Wallet topped up by €30

  • J Lester 14th Hole
  • D Byrne 5th
  • L Burke 2nd
  • M Freeman 14th
  • N Daynes 14th
  • J Graham 14th
  • K O'Reilly 2nd
  • B Campbell 2nd
  • L Darcy 14th
  • B kelly 2nd

Friday, 21 May 2021

Scorecard Marking Reversal of advice

 Golf Ireland have now directed that Scorecards are marked in the traditional manner.

The marker writes in your hole by hole scores & after verbal confirmation then signs the Card at game end. They also write in your name where you would normally sign it, They then place the card into the slot in changing room desk.(Please do not swap cards after or before round).

>Golf Ireland info Here<

Newbies Guide updated May 21st

 Rules for beginners - Golf Ireland

Updated 21/5/21:  Scorecard Advice

Step 1: Install the howdidido app, When you submit 3 cards a Handicap index will be allocated.

Please put the 3 scorecards in an envelope marked "For Handicap" and leave at the course reception.

( In addition you can send a photo via email or WhatsApp to speed up the process).

After Handicap index allocation you will then have access to the HDID tee time booking system for Competitions and casual golf at the course.

Step 2: Install the Golf Ireland app, use this to track your Handicap index.

The pin number for registering is on the back of your Golf Ireland member card.

Step 3: (optional)  You may want to download a GPS Golf app.

To comply with the rules of Competition golf the GPS app can only give advice on Distance, not measure wind speed or direction etc. Try not to let such devices interfere with pace of play.

Example of a free App with the Course mapped on it is below 

Brian Cruise, Handicap Sec 2021

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Internal club Competitions return May 10th

 New Golf Ireland directive, Click Image below.

3 balls also resume May 10th, please book via Howdidido app or phone the course reception 014582622

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Course Handicap Table explained *May 5th update*

  • At the moment we are not accepting supplementary cards played outside of our Weds/Sat/Sun "Handicap Card Return" events, due to issues with the competition course.

Your current Handicap index is based on your best 8 scores from your last 20 qualifying rounds. When playing at home you are allocated a course Handicap based on this > Course Handicap Table.

  • If playing a Stableford/Strokeplay Competition you will receive 95% of your allotted Course Handicap

  • Only rounds played with WHS qualifying conditions will count towards your best 8 scores.
For those still reading:
When playing at an away Course your Handicap will change as per their Course Handicap Table. If it's a casual round it will be the full allotted course Handicap and if it's in a Stableford/Strokeplay Competition you will receive 95%

I know this is all very confusing for us all, but it will bed in over time.

Brian Cruise, Handicap Sec 2021   (slight amendment to wording, Stableford explanation deleted, Congu guide added  3/5/2021)

Friday, 2 April 2021

Great News, Courses set to reopen on April 26th

Following on from the April 2nd Golf Ireland update (see below)  tee times will be limited to 2 households for the restart, this will mean 2 balls for the majority of players at the club when the timesheets go live.
The course is shaping up very nicely in anticipation of next months return, the new course machinery is cutting very well, especially in the rough, so no more lost balls 😊
We will announce further updates closer to the opening date.

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Ger Barrett RIP

 It is with great sadness we report the passing of Ger Barrett, may he rest in peace.