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June Events:

15th June- The Time sheet for the first day of the President’s (Mr. Jim Craughwell) Competition on Sunday 20th June can be found under the tab ” The Club”.

10th June- The Time Sheet for the first day of the President’s ( Mr. Jim Craughwell) Competition is now on the Notice Board. Please enter your name as soon as possible.

The Friday 18 will start on Friday 11th June.

Tuesday 1st June-  As only exam students  are now present, it has been agreed with Clongowes Authorities that any students wishing to play golf will use our Covid Timesheets to select their playing times. This means that from now on, there will be no restricted times for students, but the students will still retain priority on the golf course. 

We will try to rearrange the timesheets accordingly, but this will be done on a trial basis and the timesheets will be amended as we go.

For the first weekend in June, we will not have the Friday 18 & the weekend competition will be held on Friday 4th & Sunday 6th June. For the following weekend the Friday 18 will be played on Friday 11th, and the weekend competition (Brian Conville Shield) will be played on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th June.  


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.

11th May 2021- Notice re The Friday 18 and the Weekend competitions for the rest of May: Due to the fact that the course has to be cleared by 12.50 on Saturday due to Students receiving Golf Coaching, only 9 holes can be played on Saturday. This means that the weekend competitions for the following weekends will be played on Friday and Sunday:

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 –

During the first week play will be restricted to 9 holes per person per day in 2 balls (3 balls permitted if from the same household), until we get experience dealing with the demand. This will be reviewed in the following weeks. Casual rounds of golf only are permitted during this initial period until further notice.

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!



      • Result of AGM Voting: A total of 66 members registered their votes. Details are posted below:
    • 2021             CLANE G.C. AGM VOTING SUMMARY            
      Item no. Report Proposer Seconder   For Against Abstain
      1 Outgoing Captain’s Report D.F.Coonan Brian Conlon   62 1 3
      2 Minutes of the last AGM 2019 Mick Kelleher Jim Craughwell   62   4
      3 Hon Secretary’s Report Ted Murray Aidan Donovan   62   4
      4 Hon. Treasurer’s Finances for year ending31/10 Felix McKenna John Crofton   62   4
      5 Auditors’ Report Lar Blanchfield Jim Mahony   62   4
      6 Modified Proposal from Outgoing Committee James Malone William Lacey   54 12  
        Reduction on once-only basis as outlined.            
      8 Incoming Captain’s Address & V.Captain’s Report  Tom Bryan Ger Nevin   64   2
      9 Election of Club Officers and Committee. Tommy Carew Sean Brilly   64 1 1
      10 Election of Auditors. Sean Byrne Sean McCann   64   2
      11 Competitions Report Maurice Byrne John McAndrew   64   2
    • 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) €70 (no club vouchers).
      • Junior membership (16 years plus & in full-time education. €85 (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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