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Car parking- Can we ask all members for their co-operation in :

1. Park correctly & parallel, & as  close to the neighbouring car(s) as you can. 

2. If playing partners can double park one of their cars behind the other two cars, so that only two car parking spaces are taken up instead of three.

This is particularly important on Saturday & Sunday.

Turkey Competition starts this Friday!

2021 Turkey Teams

Team No    










Brian Conlon



Martin Meaney



John Duffy




Padraic Rooney



James Brady



Ronan Rigney




Ian Crofton



Eamonn Howlin



Tommy O’Rourke




Seamus Carew



William Lacey



Paddy Costello




Lar Blanchfield



Felix McKenna



Jim Mahony




Maurice Byrne



Dermot Delaney



Barry McKenna




Sean Byrne



Daire O Broin



David Felton




Tommy Carew



James Malone



Joe Higgins




Mark Cunningham



Ted Murray



Ted Brennan




Michael Kelleher



Sean Lavin



Tom Bryan




TURKEY 3-man Team & Individual Rules 2021
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 13 there will be no Team Prize.  
* N.B. If we have less than 6 Single qualifying competitions out of the 13 there will be no Single overall prize.  






G.O.Y   at 19/09/2021  
Padraic Rooney 59
Seamus Carew 54
Kevin Doyle 50
Maurice Byrne 43
Paddy Murray 39
Brian Price 35
John Carew 34
Diarmuid F Coonan 33
Michael Kelleher 32
Tommy O’Rourke 32
Golfer of the Summer  
Tony O’Grady 92
Jim Craughwell 82
Tony McGiff 67
David Felton 65
Kieran Conway 50
Paddy Murray 48
Seamus Carew 48
Ted Murray 44
Dermot Delaney 38
Barry McKenna 35

11th September   At our Committee Meeting on 9th September it was agreed that we would introduce on week commencing 25th September, a new 9 hole Mid-week Turkey competition which will run from Monday to Thursday each week:

  • It will be a trial competition to see the interest that members have in playing in it.
  • Entry & re-entry to this competition is a half card (€1.50).
  • A minimum of competitors required each week, is 20. If this number does not play, then the competition will carry forward to the next week.
  • This does not count for the team competition which will be held on the week-end (Friday- Sunday, inclusive).
  • Entry to the weekend competition remains at first entry a full card, each subsequent re-entry a half card.  
  • All competitors are requested to use & return the correct competition card in order to help Seamus in his onerous task.

The Turkey Competitions will start on Friday 24th September. If you are interested in playing on a team, there is a sheet on the Noticeboard & we would ask you to enter your name ASAP or let Seamus know, as a draw will take place shortly.

If you are unable to commit to playing on a regular basis to support your team, please no not enter. There will be a weekly individual competition as well.

Non-prize winners that will play will receive an additional shot back on their handicap each week they play. Prize winners have their handicaps reduced by 6 shots for first & 3 shots for second or third. It is a fun competition & first entry is one full card, with every re-entry requiring a half card only!

All golfers are reminded that the students have returned after the Summer holidays & students’ reduced times must be respected & complied with.


See updated photos for Captain’s & Presidents under “Gallery”       12th August 2021.

Very important: Please note that the College Authorities have requested that there are no cars parked on the right hand side of the road.

All parking is to be kept to the left hand side of the road continuing past the barrier towards the college. Everybody’s co-operation is requested & you are reminded to double park with your playing partners if possible. 

Congratulations to our Captain (Mr. Daire O’Broin) on a great competition over the two days.

Also heartiest congratulations to 2021 Captain’s Competition  Winner- Lar Higgins with a great net score of 126 for the two days.  Of course, congratulations to all of the prize winners, details of which be found under the Results page for the Captain’s competition.

Thanks to all who played & supported our Captain.


Will new members note that competition cards for club vouchers can only be obtained from Seamus Carew. You cannot exchange these vouchers for cards at the Centra Shop in the Esso Station. Cards can only be purchased for cash at Centra.

See Diary tab for competitions & events until the end of August.


Covid Time sheets

If for any reason you cannot play, it is important that you either delete your name, or text Eamonn of your inability to play. As a Club, we are required to maintain accurate records of the players that play each day to comply with the Covid Regulations. Everyone’s co-operation is vital. 

21st May 2021- A great big thank you to all those who contributed to the recent charity effort for The Alzheimer Society. We are pleased to say that €2,560 was raised and it is a great tribute to the generosity of the members of Clane Golf Club.

The ladies in the Kildare Branch are very grateful, and express their thanks to all of the members who have supported this very worthy charity.

The Ladies’ Club have also raised €1,000 for Alzheimer Society and well done to them.

Captains Encyclical

 Commencement of golf 2021

Fellow golfers,

Its great news that playing is commencing on next Monday 26th April. The course is in great condition thanks to the ongoing work by Clongowes and our volunteer efforts. Well done all.

In order to manage the return to golf in line with the government’s requirements and Golf Ireland’s protocol your committee has decided on the following –

Players are required to make a booking on the Booking/Covid sheets posted on the notice board before each round. In addition a second sheet will be posted (Formerly the competition sheet) which must be signed for playing casual golf for each round played if you wish it to be taken into account for handicap purposes.

Please arrive no sooner than 10 minutes before your tee of time. Sign in, play your round and leave in a timely manner. Please do not congregate for chats after your round. Pay attention to orderly car parking.

Players may return completed cards for handicap purposes if they wish (I intend to do so). You must enter your name on separate sheet of your intention of returning a card for handicap purposes.The cards should be placed in the card return box on completion of a round. Members are encouraged to return cards as this is an important part of the clubs finances which are depleted to date. The name of the marker must be recorded on each card. A half card per 9 hole round will suffice.

Handicap indices will be posted on the notice board. Your index, the course handicap and you’re playing handicap (95% of the course handicap) must be recorded on your cards.

Validity of vouchers is extended till end of June and all cards in member’s possession may be used. Fresh cards can be obtained from Centra or the Competition Secretary Seamus Carew.

Updates of the government’s prognosis on playing competitions etc. will be posted on the clubs website, so consult the site regularly.

Remember to pay your annual members subscription before April 30th.

Daire O Broin

Captain Clane Golf Club


Rules under Entry for General Play Starting on 26th April onwards


1 – It is suggested that all 3 handicaps should be entered: Handicap Index, Course Handicap & Playing Handicap, But what you Must Have is: a Course Handicap – otherwise Disqualification.

2 – The Course Handicap is high-lighted on the Notice Board.

3 – The Date must be entered both on the General Play Sheet & Your Golf card.

4 – All cards 9-hole will be entered into the computer to determine the Playing Conditions Calculations (PCC).

5- Name must be on the Covid 19 Sheet before arriving there & if you’re playing the General Play – on that Sheet on the day of Play.

6 – There are no Prizes – It is Not a competition it’s General Play – Must still be played by the Rules of Golf.

7- It is optional if you wish to return a card for handicap purposes, and you do not need to return a card if not. 


Purchase of ” Lake ” golf balls. I have been contacted by a small business in Limerick that specializes in selling all brands of golf balls, the owner is Fergus Chawke.

I purchased 36 Srixon balls from him, which cost €40 including delivery & they are excellent, like new. 

If you check their website   you can see the full range of golf balls available & Fergus is offering a discount of 10% if you use the discount code of “Clane GC” when ordering.

It is an Irish-owned company & worthy of your support if purchasing golf balls. Give them a try!


    • Annual subscription for Clane Golf Club for 2021 
    • *         First-year new full membership €360 (no club vouchers).
      • Renewal full membership €350 includes (2 x €30 club vouchers).
      • Senior membership €255 includes (2 x €30 club vouchers).
      • Super Senior (80+ age) €170 (no club vouchers).
      • Juvenile membership (up to 16 years of age) €80 (no club vouchers).
      • Junior membership (16 years plus & in full-time education. €105 (no club vouchers).

      N.B. These apply for this year, 2021, only.


      2021 Incoming Officers & Committee:

      President (2nd year):                  Jim Craughwell.

      Captain:                                           Daire O’Broin.

      Vice- Captain:                                 Padraic Rooney.

      Ex-Officio:                                        James Malone.

      Treasurer:                                        Fintan Connolly.

      Competitions/ H-Cap Secretary: Seamus Carew.

      Secretary:                                         Eamonn Howlin

      Committee:    Maurice Byrne/ Brian Conlon/ John Crofton/

                                Michael Cuddihy/ Sean Lavin/ Felix McKenna/     

                             Martin Meaney                           


  • 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.


  • 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 Ex-Officio, James Malone.
  • Covid 19- Please read below.


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


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