June Newsletter #8Read Now
Bobby Kinsella Retirement
The Management Committee wish to advise that Bobby Kinsella has retired after 62 years association with Courtown Golf Club.
Bobby joined the club as a member in 1960. Bobby playing off a very respectable 5 handicap represented the club on many occasions. He joined the staff of the club in 2000 serving a number of roles but will always be fondly remembered as our affable course ranger. While sometimes, play was delayed, we could look forward to the latest series of jokes or witty incidents. Bobby often entertained us in the clubhouse and what fun we had …
Remember his best man role to Pat Noonan (groom) at our mock weddings…great fun and great memories.
Thanks, Bobby, for all the laughs, the fun and the good times. Missing you already.
PINK and BLUE Day
Date: Tuesday 31st May 2022
Sponsor: Halfords Hair Studio
Competition: Ladies 18 and 9 Hole Stableford
Men’s 9 hole Stableford in the evening
Raffle tickets available in the Bar. €5 per ticket.
Proceeds for North Wexford Hospice Homecare
Wednesday June 1st sees the start of the very popular Open Men's Singles Gorey Guardian Summer Series which runs every Wednesday throughout the Summer. .
Thursday 2nd; Open Seniors Ladies & Gents Singles
Friday 3rd; Open Nine and Dine
Saturday 4th; Invitation Fourball Any Combination. Sponsored by Katie Daly’s Bar and Restaurant.
Sunday 5th; Ladies and Gents Singles. Sponsored by O’Connor Engineering, Gorey.
Monday 6th; Invitation 4 person Scramble.
Tuesday 7th; Ladies Open Day Fourball. Sponsored by FloGas
Friday 10th; Open Nine and Dine
Many thanks to our very generous sponsors
You will have noticed the trophy cabinet in the clubhouse…………… Liz Harte Interior Design was engaged at a high level to discuss what could be done to freshen up the upstairs area. While there is no plan in place to renovate the bar area, it is thought that some small works could be carried out to improve the overall appearance. It is thought that the removal of some of the trophy cabinet would open up the restaurant area and give a brighter effect. To this end, the trophies have been stored, the doors removed from the restaurant along with the cabinet shelves and cabinet doors, on the kitchen side, to give the membership and idea of what the final product will look like. As only doors and shelves have been removed it is completely reversible. The next step would be to take out the cabinets leaving four symmetrical openings the size of the existing doorways. The reaction so far has generally been positive. There have been some queries around relocating the trophy cabinet and losing the privacy of the restaurant for smaller functions. There are a few suitable locations for a trophy cabinet and movable partitions can be made to screen off the restaurant, if required. The benefit of the plan is the sense of airiness and brightness and it will be a big benefit of our major nights, Captains and President’s. It will also accommodate some of our larger societies on their big nights in August & September. A final decision will be made in the coming week or two.
You will also have noticed the new linings in the carpark and the clear definition of the one way system that is in place, which we would ask you to observe.
The Fox Family who resides at the side of the 8th!!!
On the course the area between the 7th green and 8th tee box has been planted with wildflowers. We look forward to the colour there for the summer months.
Are you one of the 10% that do not repair divots, pitch marks or rake bunkers? NOW is the time to join the 90%.
The greenkeepers, committees and members are extremely concerned with the damage being done to the course by some individuals who think it is okay to hit several balls from the same spot. It is not okay, and members found damaging the course in this manner will face sanction.
“Adopt a Green”
In an effort to maintain our greens we are re-introducing Adopt a Green. The initial of your surname determines which green that you could check out and repair, if needed, as you play your round of golf. The following table shows your designated green!
A for 1st green
B for 2nd green
C for 3rd green
D for 4th green
E for 5th green
F for 6th green
G for 7th green
H for 8th green
I & J for 9th green
K for 10th green
L for 11th green
M for 12th green
N for 13th green
O for 14th green
P, Q & R for 15th green
S & T for 16th green
U & V for 17th green
W &Y for 18th green
Notice – Nominations Committee
The Nominations Committee wish to inform the membership of the impending vacancy in the role of Chair of the Club Management Committee, established by the new constitution adopted by the members in general meeting. This position, currently held by Mr Vincent Kearney, is a most significant one in the club organisation, carrying responsibility for overseeing the business affairs of the club.
Expressions of interest are being sought from members who may feel that they have the necessary expertise to fulfil the role and are willing to serve for a minimum term of two years.
Such expressions, which will be treated in strictest confidence, may be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting a member of the Nominations committee.
Updates on Teams
Some great wins for Courtown in the Ladies Challenge Cup, Revive Fourball and Junior Foursomes.
Men’s teams to date have had wins in the Barton Cup, All Ireland Fourball and Junior Cup, with the Irish Mixed team having a win over Rosslare.
Congratulations to all players, managers and caddies, and best of luck in the next rounds.
Commiserations to our other teams that didn’t make it through this time, and many thanks to you all for giving your time to represent Courtown.
Cleveland Demo Wednesday 8th June 12pm-4pm.
Ping Demo Day Thursday 9th June 2pm-6pm.
Titleist Demo Day Friday 10th June 1pm-5.30pm.
Booking is essential. To book your appointment contact Paul or Martin in the Pro-Shop on 053 9425860.
New Summer clothing and accessories are now in stock.
Bar and Restaurant Hours
JUNE Mossel Bay Bar
Thursday 2nd 12pm-8pm 1pm-10pm
Friday 3rd 12pm-8pm 1pm-Close
Saturday 4th 11am-8pm 12pm-Close
Sunday 5th 11am-8pm 12pm-9pm
Monday 6th 11am-7pm 12pm-9pm
Tuesday 7th 12pm-7pm 1pm-9pm
Wednesday 8th 12pm-7pm 1pm-10pm
Booking for the restaurant is advisable. 053-9425166 ext 5
Bar Hours run in conjunction with restaurant hours, and closing times are subject to patronage.
The office will be closed on Monday 6th June with normal hours resuming on Tuesday 7th June.
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