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  •  Vice Captain, Daire, will present prizes to winners in his competition at the Golf Course on Wednesday 21st October at 17.00, followed by President Jim presenting the prizes in his competition at 17.15. This is necessary because of the move to Protocol 5. 

Notice to all Golfers: It is essential that you ensure that your handicap is on your competition card. A number of golfers have been disqualified & they would have been in the winner’s enclosure.

On Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd October, the students will be on the course between 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. getting golf lessons from the Professional from Carton House. We have suggested that they restrict their practice to the practice ground & for putting & chipping they do this on the 9th Green. If you are playing, please take due care!

Will all new members & old members with poor memories please note:

The first entry into the Turkey Competition requires One Full Card. After this rentry is a half card!

Poor Seamus is fast losing whatever hair he has in checking the scores each week & golfers either not entering any cards or not entering the correct cards for entries into competitions is causing him great stress. There is a list of cards owing on the Noticeboard, would you check to see if your name is on it? Please put any cards owing, with your name on them & marked ‘Cards owing’ into the competition card drawer? Please make a special effort to address this matter this week & ensure that your future entries have the correct card entry.

The Midterm break starts on Friday 23rd October until Monday 2nd November, so the golf course will be free during this time.

New World Handicap System: This comes into play on 2nd November 2020. There will be a course rating of 66.4 for our course & a Slope Rating of 112.

Your Handicap will now be called a Course Handicap. We have posted full details on the noticeboard and it is important to check your exact handicap to see what your Course (playing) Handicap will be. Up to now if you reached an exact handicap of 0.5, you automatically went to the next full number upwards, e.g. 12.5 would mean a playing handicap of 13.

This is now changing & you would have to reach an exact handicap of 12.7 to get a playing (now called Course handicap) of 13. There are similiar changes on the range of handicaps from 9.6 upwards.

It is important that each member checks his exact handicap & establishes his Course Handicap which will be applicable as & from 2nd November.


Team Results will be posted each Monday, as the time computing takes longer!

Turkey teams & Rules  :

1 Brian Conlon 9.3 1 Sean Lavin 22 1 Tom Bryan 24
2 Tommy Carew 11.7 2 Ted Murray 21.9 2 Barry McKenna 30.1
3 Padraic Rooney 13.5 3 James Malone 17.3 3 Jimmy Quinn 23
4 Paraic Kelly 13.8 4 Lar Blanchfield 16.3 4 Jim Mahony 25.3
5 Sean Byrne 15.1 5 Pa Connolly 18.4 5 Tommy O’Rourke 26.8
6 Michael Kelleher 15.6 6 Felix McKenna 19.1 6 Tim Moran 25
7 Eamonn Howlin 15.9 7 Jim Craughwell 19.1 7 Dave Felton 30.2
8 Anthony Dunne 16.2 8 Martin Meaney 21.2 8 James Brady 24.7


TURKEY 3-man Team & Individual Rules 2020
On the Weekly Competition:
* Winners will be cut 6 shots –
* Runner-up 3 shots & Non prize winners will get 1 shot back.
* Singles’ competition – Points from 10 to 1.
* All Stableford 9-hole competitions.
* Entry 1 Full Card __ Re-entry ½ Card  
For the Team: The two best scores to count.
* If there is no golf on either Saturday or Sunday there will be no team competition
but the singles will carry on for that week.
* If there is no golf on both Saturday & Sunday Friday’s will carry to the next week.
* At the end of the season there will be three team prizes and three individual prizes.
* A player may receive two prizes–team & singles.
* Last weekend of competition: Priority will always be given to the None Prize-Winners
with a Prize-Winners’ class even without funding. None Prize Winners must have played 6 competitions
* Each team will have a “Mulligan Week” which means that their worst week will be excluded.
* If a player in a team participates in less than 50% of the competitions he will NOT receive a team prize if applicable
 N.B. If we have less than 6 Team qualifying competitions out of the 12 there will be no Team Prize.  
* N.B. If we have less than 6 Single qualifying competitions out of the 12 there will be no Single overall prize.  




As & from today, 15th September, Members must enter their names on the Covid sheets on at least the day prior to the day of playing, i.e if playing on Saturday you must enter your name on the Covid Time sheet on Friday & if playing on Sunday, you must enter your name on the sheet no later than Saturday.

You  cannot  just arrive at the course intending to play unless your name is on the Covid time sheet on the preceding day.

Time sheets for the full week are in the blue folder on the noticeboard, so it is possible to put your name on the Saturday & Sunday time sheets any time on the preceding 6 days, so there is no excuse.

Also  it is important on Saturday & Sunday that players playing together  double park one car behind the two others, so that car parking is optimised.

Golfer of the Summer       
  Golfer of the Summer 2020      
  Winner Michael Kelleher  58 pts    
  2nd Jim Craughwell  55 pts    
  3rd Felix McKenna 45 pts    
    With 3 more to go –    
    1 Padraic  Rooney 108
    2 Diarmuid F Coonan 61
    3 Michael Cuddihy 48
    4 Aidan Donovan 39
    5 Eamon J Howlin 37
    5 Michael Kelleher 37
    7 Niall Collins 35
    8 Seamus Carew 34
    8 John Crofton 34
    10 Sean Brilly 33


Turkey Competition starts on Friday 25th September. 

As usual, non prize winners will receive a shot back each week (for turkey competition only). A draw will be made for teams. 

Car Parking- Members are reminded that it is important that we optimise car parking by double parking third car of the group behind the other two cars. This really applies to Saturday & Sunday.

The students have returned since 31st August. Please respect the playing times reserved for the students. Details are on the Notice Board  & below:

  • 1.        On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays between the

     hours of 1.00 to 2.00pm; 3.30 and 5.30pm and after 8.00pm.

       2. On Wednesdays and Saturdays between the hours of 

          1.00 to 5.30 pm and any time after 7.00 pm.

    2.        On Sundays, Holy Days and Bank Holidays between the hours of 1.00 to 5.30 p.m.   


  • Congratulations to Fintan Connolly, winner of the President’s Prize- well done Fintan & all the other prize winners. Details can be found under the Fixtures tab. Well done also to our President, Jim who put in sterling work for his competition & to the Committee members that supported him.  
  • See ‘Gallery’ for photos from Captain’s & President’s Competitions.
  • It is especially important that everybody ensures that they are always social distancing, 2 metres on the golf course 
  • Due to Covid restrictions, presentation of prizes for the Vice- Captain’s, President’s, Home Outing, Competitions will be presented later when Covid Regulations permit. Details will be announced as soon as possible.

Covid Timesheets are now on the noticeboard for the next week. It is therefore not necessary to book a tee time by text or What’s Ap. However, it is still important that you sign the Covid Timesheet in advance of playing. Don’t forget to also enter your name on the Competition Sheet as well. Be aware of the Ladies’ tee times, particularly on Saturday morning between 9.00 to 10.30 a.m.

* Congratulations to Liam McGovern, winner of the 2020 Captain’s (Mr. James Malone) with a splendid 36  hole score of 132  strokes, net. For full results, see the Weekend Results under the Fixtures tab.

  • A very hearty congratulations & thanks to our Captain James & his family for their hard work over the two days. With the problems created by Covid 19, it was a tribute to him that the competition & prize presentation went so well. Photos from the event are posted under Gallery tab & of course on our Facebook page.

    *      Details of the rescheduled competitions for August to September, inclusive, can be found under the Events Page in               the  Fixtures tab.

  • Covid 19 Time Sheets from Monday 29th June
    • Up until now, tee times have been booked by a combination of phone calls, texts & What’s Ap messages to Eamonn Howlin.
    • There is a relatively low number of golfers playing during the weekdays of Monday to Thursday, inclusive, (Average daily number of golfers- ladies & men playing is 33. Spaces available for 105 golfers (35-time slots) on average.
    • For future time bookings for weekdays of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, there will be Covid timesheets for the week in advance, posted on the noticeboard & all golfers are requested to enter their name on the Covid time sheet in advance of playing. No bookings through Eamonn for these days & the Timesheet on the website will not be updated!
    • The Protocol of maintaining Covid Timesheets for traceability will be an ongoing procedure that must be maintained.
    • From Monday 29th Competition sheet for 9 hole midweek will be posted. You must enter your name here, as well as the Covid Timesheet.
    • Please ensure that you park your car correctly in the car park, as the controlling factor, is the number of cars that can be accommodated.

    Careless parking restricts the number of cars, so please be considerate to fellow golfers.

    A great big thank you to all of the members who supported the recent effort to raise funds for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. A total of over €1,260 was raised by both the Ladies’ & Gent’s Clubs. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Eamonn.

  • We welcome our new members & we would ask existing members to help by playing with them, as they are trying to get cards in for GUI Handicap. Help them to enjoy their golf with us. They are:
  • Jason Morrin/  Paddy Walsh / Joe Leonard / Lar Higgins / Pauric Kelly / Lawrence Cooper /Padraig Doherty/ Barry McKenna/ Tom Henry /Noel Connors / David Felton / Derek Dolan / Craig Bisland / Brian Price/ David Kelly/ Liam Kennedy/ Pat Brennan/Ger Conlon/ Odran Flynn.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer & use it, but there is sanitizer near notice board, & if you need to use it, please use it sparingly- only a couple of drops needed!
  • There is a What’sAp group set up for the golf club. This is useful for keeping up to date with news. If you would like to join, please contact our Captain, James.
  • Covid 19- Please read below.

       Remember, the competition seeking the most appropriate name for our new club house is still going. Please forward your suggestions to

  • Message from your Captain 
  • “Hello my fellow golfers. Firstly, I hope you and your families are healthy and doing as well as possible in the current circumstances. At the start of our golf year who would have thought we would be in the current situation, we are in now? At this stage, our best bet is to continue to obey government guidelines as much as we possibly can. Hopefully, this will lead to our golf club opening soon and getting back into the swing of things. I am sure Gerry the crow is lost without us and doesn’t know what is going on! Maybe he thinks it’s his fault the course is closed for thieving all the golf balls!I look forward to playing golf with you soon and until then I will be practicing my pitching in the garden – watch out the neighbours!
  • Stay safe, Your captain, James.28th March 2020″

 New Clane G.C. Shirts can now be ordered in a lovely lime green colour in “Cool Plus” fibre for cool dry feeling, & comfort. Cost €28.   

  • See the Aerial video of our course now available under “Gallery”.
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