Newsletter No. 12
The President’s Prize final day was held in beautiful sunshine on Saturday 27th August. President Noel McCartan presented his prizes to the winners in front of a large crowd on the night. Winner of the Ladies prize was Ingrid Ashmore Butler and the Gents prize winner was Tony Kinsella. After an introductory few words Captain Adrian then presented President Noel with the President's flag from the 18th green. The celebrations and craic continued well into the night and was enjoyed by all.
The Juniors had their own President’s Prize competition with President Noel presenting his prize to the worthy winners. Caoimhe Geraghty won the girls prize with a very impressive 45 points and Dylan Copeland won the boys prize with 40 points. There was great scoring from our Juniors. Well done to all the competitors.
Autumn has arrived with a bang, but still lots of golf to be played. Seniors Ladies and Gents Singles on the first Thursday of every month right through the year, Ladies Day on Tuesdays, Mens’ golf on Wednesdays, and weekend competitions on Saturday and Sunday. Why not enter the Turkey 9 holes competitions which you may play in at any time. Details on Notice boards in the Locker rooms.
The E.B.S. Colman Doyle Finance Ltd. Gents Winter League starts on October 2nd. Timesheets and round draw sheets are now in the Gents locker room. Please check Clubnet for times. Entry fee €45 to be paid on the first day.
Ladies are also running a 9 hole Winter League this year, starting on Saturday 22nd October, kindly sponsored by Cois na hAbhann. Full details on the Ladies notice board.
Club Match Plays which started back in May have now concluded. With many good battles in all the categories, and many matches going down the 19th (or further), we have winners and runners up. Congratulations to all who participated.
Gents Fourball Winners Pat Noonan & Pat Donnellan. Runners Up: Edward Copeland & Adrian Copeland
Gents Singles Winner: Paul Doran. Runner Up: Ian McGirr.
Ladies 9 hole Matchplay Winner: Kathleen Redmond. Runner Up: Una Bolger.
Ladies Fourball Winners: Carole Barnwell & Mairead Carty. Runners Up: Mary Cooper & Norma Casey
Ladies Singles 0-29 H/Index Winner: Ann Bernie. Runner Up: Catherine Lysaght
Ladies Singles 30+ H/Index Winner: Helen Mundow. Runner Up: Louise Holohan
Mixed Matchplay Winners: Pat Walsh & Eileen Cullen. Runners Up: Paddy D’eathe & Mairead Carty.
New Member Evening
There will be a New Members Golf and Information evening on Saturday 1st October, with all new members, returning members and 2021 new members very welcome. You may book 9 holes golf for that day, which will be followed by refreshments in the club at 6:30 p.m. If you are unable to play golf, come along at 6:30pm to meet us all and other new members. Book your golf on the Clubnet app or call the office 053 94 25166 Ext. 2. Please contact the office if you are attending the evening in the clubhouse.
The year has rolled around and it’s time again for our Annual Captain’s Dinner.
The date is Saturday 29th October and there will be a two course hot buffet, costing €25 p.p. All members and friends are welcome to come along on the night. Book your table as numbers are limited. Contact Mossel Bay directly on 05394 25166 Ext: 5. Early booking is advisable.
Ian and Siobhan will bid us farewell on October 31st after nearly 7 years of providing us with great food. We would like to thank them for their service and wish them well in the future. If you have a Mossel Bay voucher please use it before October 30th.
Restaurant, Bar & Office Hours for October
Mossel Bay Bar Office
Monday Closed Closed Closed
Tuesday 12 - 7pm 12 - 9pm 10.30am – 5pm (Lunch 1-2)
Wednesday 12 - 7pm 12 - 9pm 10.30am – 5pm (Lunch 1-2)
Thursday Closed 12 - 8pm 10.30am – 5pm (Lunch 1-2)
Friday 12 - 5pm 12 - 8pm 10.30am – 5pm (Lunch 1-2)
Saturday 11 - 7pm 12 - 9pm 10am – 12pm
Sunday 11 - 7pm 12:30 - 8pm Closed
Bar hours run in conjunction with Restaurant hours and closing times for the Restaurant and Bar are subject to timesheet and patronage.
The Bar will remain closed on Mondays for the Autumn and Winter months.
Mossel Bay will be closed on Mondays and Thursdays for October. (Open on Thursday 6th for Seniors Open) Treat yourself and the family or friends to Sunday Lunch in Mossel Bay. Walk Ins are welcome but booking is advisable.
Pro - Shop
Titleist Demo Day at Courtown Golf Club Tuesday 4th October from 2 - 7 p.m. Why not come and try the latest Titleist TSR Driver, or maybe think about a new set of irons? Book your slot through the Pro-Shop as times will be limited.
Golf lessons will continue over the Winter months in the Trackman Studio. Now is the time to maybe take a look at making those changes that will help to improve your game. Could be a swing change or just a simple refresher to remind yourself of the basic principles that our games are based on. We also have a club fitting available in the Trackman Studio and have demo clubs from Titleist, Taylor Made, Mizuno, Cleveland and Ping. With Christmas just around the corner you may be thinking of new irons or a Driver, so by spending an hour with us we can compare your own clubs to see where those extra gains may be made.
Pro Shop - Golf Prizes
The high number of prizes that have been unclaimed over the last few years has resulted in a high level of credit built up in the shop. We would ask that all prizes be collected and credit used up before the end of the year. We hope that you appreciate our position as this would allow us to keep a constant flow of stock and to provide the best possible service to all the members.
Work has commenced on the upgrade of the Practice Ground and new Short Game area. It is hoped to have this facility ready and open for early next year. We will keep you posted.
With the Practice ground out of commission and the evenings drawing in, why not book a session in the Trackman Studio to keep that swing going over the Autumn and Winter months.
As the dates for the A.G.M.’s are drawing nearer it’s time to think about 2023 committees. If you, or a friend have any interest in putting your name forward for Ladies, Men’s or Management Committees, the nomination forms will be available from the office or in the locker rooms from November. All forms must have the name of the nominee along with a proposer and a seconder, and must be left into the office 2 weeks in advance of the relevant A.G.M. You will receive a Notice of A.G.M. in November with full details and this will also be posted on the notice boards.
Constitution Rule 24.4 a)
Rule 24.4 a states:- “In future competitions anyone who does not turn up for their time on the timesheet is (following contact by the relevant mens’ or ladies competition committee) disqualified from 2 eighteen hole club competitions as advised by the relevant committee and must pay the entry fee for the competition for which they failed to turn up unless at least 24 hours notice has been given to the playing partner(s) of such person”.
This rule has fallen into abeyance in recent years, particularly during the pandemic. Due to a number of “no shows” in recent months this rule needs to be rejuvenated. As it is part of our constitution, committees are obliged to ensure its adherence. We ask that should you have to remove your name from the timesheet, that you give your playing partners plenty of notice and perhaps contact them to afford them sufficient time to make alternative arrangements. Removing your name from the timesheet with too short a notice is not acceptable. We do recognise that there will be some unavoidable circumstances and these will be dealt with on a case by case basis
Rule of Golf
Rule 18.2a When ball is out of bounds
A ball is out of bounds only when all of it is outside the boundary edge of the course.
Rule 18.2b What to do if your ball is lost or out of bounds
If your ball is lost or out of bounds, you must take stroke-and-distance relief by adding one penalty stroke and playing a ball from where the previous stroke was made (see Rule 14.6).
Unlike a red or yellow stake, a white stake denoting out of bounds cannot be moved to improve your swing.
A useful App to have is the R&A Rules of Golf. Search for it in your App Store, download it to your phone and away you go!