Newsletter 18th February 2022 No.4
The weather has not been kind to us in recent days, but better, brighter and dryer days ahead!
Quiz Night Friday 25th February
There are plenty of indoor events planned for the coming weeks starting with a Four Person Table Quiz on Friday 25th February. Come along with your friends for a fun evening and test your general knowledge and maybe even win a prize………… (€20 per team).
The timesheet is now open for Ladies/Gents Open Seniors (over 50) Singles on Thursday March 3rd.
Poker Night Friday March 4th
Next up is a Poker Night on Friday March 4th for all the card sharks. Entry is €20.
Refreshments will be served during the break and full bar facilities are available.
Tickets are available from the Office, Bar, Pro-Shop, or a member of the Committee.
Saturday March 5th 'Springtime Dinner' @ Mossel Bay Restaurant
Booking is essential for this event as it promises to be a very popular evening.
Back outdoors again on Saturday March 12th for our Annual Captains Drive In.
Captain Adrian Copeland and Lady Captain Mary Cooper along with President Noel McCartan and Junior Captains Andrew Smith and Theodora Lande would love to welcome as many of you as possible on the day. The format will be a Four Person Team and the time sheet will be open in due course. Come along to this very social and fun day and support our Captains.
At the E.G.M. held in October 2021 a revised Constitution was approved by the members.
This included the formation of a Nominations Committee to assist with the recruitment of members to the Management Committee to fill any vacancies that may arise.
The role of the Nominations Committee is to seek suitable candidates with the right skills to fill any specific role on the Management Committee. The Nominations Committee was chosen by the Men’s Committee, Ladies Committee, Management Committee and Trustees.
The following members kindly agreed to serve on the Nominations Committee;
Patsy Asple Proposed by Trustees
Michael Carty Proposed by Men’s Committee
Alan Gray Proposed by Management Committee
Denise Kavanagh Proposed by Management Committee
Kate Sheehan Proposed by Ladies Committee
Following their first meeting in January, Patsy Asple was elected Chairperson.
As this is a newly formed committee, we wish them well in their endeavours.
Just to reiterate what was advised at the E.G.M. and is written into the Revised Constitution, this new way of introducing potential members for election to Management Committee does not exclude any full member from putting their name forward (along with a proposer and seconder) for election at an A.G.M.
The Bungalow Project / Simulator Room
The Bungalow project is complete and the golf simulator is now available to our membership. Booking can be made firstly through the Pro-Shop or then through the office.
For members who have prepaid for vouchers, they are available for collection in the office.
The facility requires to be opened, set up and locked up, therefore available times will be condensed to ensure someone is available to carry out these functions as well as assist you with a demonstration. Our club professionals have priority over the facility up to 3:00 p.m. after which priority reverts to the membership but may be used prior to 3:00 p.m. at short notice by members subject to availability.
● Available to members only and their guests
● Cost is €30 per hour (introductory offer, reduced by 25% from €40) and the rate is regardless of the number of individuals.
● Must be pre-booked at least 24 hours in advance to ensure availability of staff
● New balls must be used, and clubs must be clean to maintain our screen in good condition. Balls with coloured markings or scuff marks must not be used as they will damage or mark the screen. Equally dirty clubs will transfer the mud to the balls and damage the screen. (The screen cost €2,500) We appreciate that the course is muddy this time of year, but there are full bathroom facilities on site and you can wet your towel to clean your clubs.
● Please be aware that the facility is monitored by 6 CCTV cameras with activity recorded
● Times available are between the hours of 3:00 pm to closing at 9:00 pm daily with the exception of Tuesday and Saturday evenings. Times will be reviewed on an ongoing basis
● The facility is currently being used by our Pro’s and is an excellent facility for golf lessons which you can book in the usual way, in the Pro-Shop.
A final thank you to our small army of volunteers who made this project a reality!
Messgage from our Professionals
As we approach nearly 4 years at Courtown Golf Club, we in the pro-shop are really excited to be able to offer the members access to our new Trackman golf studio. The new studio will allow us to offer coaching and custom fitting all year round and should give all members the perfect opportunity to reach their full potential, either through golf lessons or that new set of irons or driver you have been promising yourself. The opening of the Trackman studio has allowed us to offer a vast array of equipment for demo and club fittings, from leading brands such as Taylormade, Ping, Titleist, Mizuno, Cleveland, and Wilson.
With Spring/Summer just around the corner, we are starting to take delivery of the new ranges of shoes and clothing. Keep any eye out in the shop for the new arrivals and also upcoming specials on 2021 stock.
Trackman Lesson €50 for 45 minutes
Trackman Custom Fitting €50 (fee is fully refundable against purchase of your fitted clubs)
3 Trackman golf lessons for €120, offers ends March 31st
Any set of irons purchased before March 31st will receive a Yardages session f.o.c.
This will give you a report, showing you how far each of your clubs travel.
Any enquiries please contact the Pro-Shop; 053 94 25166 Ext.4
Direct Line; 053 94 25860
Spring has finally arrived, restrictions have lifted, evenings are getting longer and the weather's getting better.
The course continues to play well, and we ask that you please remember to carry a sandbag to repair your divots, and a pitch repairer to repair your pitch marks on the greens.
The Men’s and Ladies Competitions Committees are busy putting together a Fixtures List for the coming months and this will be available to you shortly.
As we return to normal after almost two years, the Bar and Catering Committee are planning some social evenings. You are most welcome to attend some or, indeed all of them.
Some dates for you:
Friday 25th February: Table Quiz.Team of Four €20 per team
Saturday 26th February: Men’s Winter League Final Dinner
Friday 4th March: Poker Classic
Saturday 5th March: 'Springtime Dinner' Night in Mossel Bay
Saturday 12th March: Captains Drive In
Friday 8th April: Rules Night with Lucy Healy
Something there to suit everyone!
Full details will be issued nearer the time.
Welcome back to Mossel Bay Caterers Ian and Siobhan after their annual holidays. As well as golf days, they are now open for Sunday Lunch (booking advisable). Don’t forget they have a wide range of jams, chutneys, and pre-ordered dishes for that home event.
Thank you to the majority of our members who have already paid their annual subscription, or who have made contact with the office.
Subscriptions are now overdue, and we ask that you contact us.
Office hours are
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.--5:00 p.m. or Saturday morning 10:00–1:00p.m.
You may pay on-line, or by cheque, cash or card, or by calling into the office.
Payment options are also available by calling us on 053-9425166 Ext.2