News Update to Members – May 2012
Congratulations to all who have qualified for the various match play competitions. Please note that all games must be played by the dates on draw lists. No extensions will be granted by the Tournament Committee.
Re 13th Hole. In an effort to speed up play the 13th hole will be a “call on hole” for the month of May. When members reach their drives on the 13th they should stand aside with care and call on the next group before playing their shots to the green.
While playing the 13th Hole, crossing in front of 12th green is prohibited. Members who need to cross the 12th to access next fairway MUST walk back along the pathway in front of 13th tee and cross under the plateau between the ponds. This is a Health and Safety issue which will have implications in the event of an accident.
Well done to our various teams on their successes in Junior, Ladies, and Men’s Competitions. Follow their progress on the website RESULTS section or better again by going to support them in their matches.
Appeal from Course Committee
We are appealing to all members to take pride in their course by helping to keep the course litter free. Please discard your personal litter in the bins provided on the course. If you see litter on the course please pick up at least one piece for discard in the nearest bin.
Centenary Year Golf Events
Draws for Men’s scratch match play competitions are displayed in Men’s locker room.
Draws for Ladies’ match play competitions are displayed in Ladies’ locker room.
• Our Centenary Festival Open Week competitions (Kindly Sponsored by our Hon. Life Members) are listed on page 45 of the Club Diary.
• Time sheets for all these competitions will be open to members online from 10.00am on Wed 2nd May to Sun 6th May at 6.00pm through the Members red button on the website. From Mon 7th May at 10.00am the timesheets will be available through the blue Open Comp. button and may also be booked by non-members.
• Booked times must be paid for by Friday 11th May or times will be reallocated.
• Two competitions will be held each day with the exception of Saturday..
• Entry fees for the week will be as set a number of years ago –
€7.50 per 18 holes for members and €15 for visitors. €5 for members playing Seniors Comp & €4 for the 9 hole comps.
• There will be music each evening from 8.00p.m. with the Prize Presentations scheduled for 10p.m.
Friday May 25th - Celebration of the Official Opening of the Club
This will be a very busy day for our Club as may be judged from the schedule below. The first part of the day has been set aside to enable us to welcome all our Centenary guests at one function and to reserve all other events for members.
• !2 noon…Ecumenical Service...to be conducted by Fr. Peter Finnerty, PP Donnycarney and Rev. Lorraine Kennedy Ritchie, Presbyterian Minister Howth Rd.
• 12.15pm. Garda Band will commence 1 hour performance.
• 12.30pm Lunch for guests from the Community, former Presidents, Captains and Lady Captains (Blazers may be worn), GUI, ILGU and Bowling organizations and for those whose families were formerly associated with the development of Clontarf GC.
• 1.45 pm. Launch of 100 Years of Golf in Clontarf...edited by Captain Seamus Smith.
• All members are invited to the book launch at 1.45pm.
Copies of the book will be distributed to all members during the following week.
Details for evening function below.
Centenary Dinner - Friday May 25th
Following the recent invitation to members by email, text and Clubhouse Notices to indicate their expressions of interest in tickets for the Centenary Dinner on Friday, 25th May, requests for 162 tickets have been received, thus filling the accommodation limit of 160 for the Main Lounge area. Any other members interested in going to this dinner should put their names on the waiting list at the Club Reception. For those who had already indicated their expressions of interest by the closing date of Friday, 13th April, tickets for the Dinner (€35 each) may be obtained from Reception or from Dermot Gilroy (0872463562) from 1st May.
Centenary Family Fun Day - Saturday 2nd June
Family Fun Day is being organised for Saturday 2nd June in the walled garden area of the Club. This will include fun items such as Bouncing Castles, Inflatable Slides, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Ball-pit etc as well as a Punch & Judy Show, a Magician and Clown Balloon Modelers.
The event will be confined to children and grandchildren (aged 3 to 10 years) of members and staff. For health and safety reasons, and for crowd control purposes, three sessions are tentatively proposed as follows: 10 to 11.30am; 12 to 1.30pm & 2 to 3.30pm.
Entry to the Garden will be via wall opening at the 17th tee and accessed through the laneway at the sand yard to the left of the car park. Admission will be by ticket only which must be booked in advance. Tickets at a nominal price of €5 each will be on sale at a date to be announced (sometime in early May).
With a view to assessing the possible demand for tickets for this event, members are invited to indicate their ticket requirements to the Club Reception/Office, to Dermot Gilroy (0872463562) or to any member of the Centenary Social Committee (Tony Cameron, Dave Dalton, Marie McEneff, Ann Keevey or Joe Sheridan) before 5pm on Friday 11th May.
Inter-Club Golf Day with fellow Centennial clubs June 23rd
City of Derry GC., Kinsale G.C. and Waterford GC. also celebrate their Centenary Year in 2012. Clontarf will host 26 members from each club to play in a four person team competition on June 23rd. Each team will consist of a member from each club with a 12.30pm shotgun start. There will be no club competition on that day as the course is reserved from 12.15pm until 4.30pm.
The Management Committee has approved a Centenary convenors’ proposal that the Clontarf representation will consist of 7 nominated committee members to include President, Vice-President, Men’s Capt. and Vice-Capt., Ladies Capt. and Ladies Vice-Capt., and Centenary Committee Convenor along with 19 ordinary members who will be drawn by lot from a list of those who express an interest in participating. A sheet will be posted in the concourse on June 1 inviting members to append their names for inclusion in the draw which will take place on June 8th.There will be proportionate representation of Men and Ladies.
The cost for all participants will be €25 which will include a buffet meal.
Centenary Pro-Am. Sat June 9th
Eamonn Brady has organized for his Pro-Am to take place and entries may be made in the Pro Shop for this 4 person rumble. See also notices in Pro shop giving information on how to win a team entry.
Centenary Bowling Match featuring Irish National Team Sunday June 10th
The international team will arrive from Belfast and the exhibition match will begin at 2.30pm. The selection will feature at least four Clontarf members and will provide a great opportunity for all to witness top class bowling.
All members of the Golf and Bowling Clubs are invited.
Centenary Ball, Clontarf Castle on July 21st
Members who wish to stay overnight may avail of a special rate of €119 for two people sharing to include breakfast.
Many enquiries have been made about Pat Sweeney’s recovery from his recent fall in the Bowlers' pavilion. Pat is recovering very well in Clontarf Orthopedic Hospital and is in excellent spirits.
Go mbeidh biseach ort go luath, Pat