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Use of course by Probationary Junior Members

Probationary Juniors Members may only use the course after 7.30pm all evenings, except Tuesdays, April to September inclusive, and only if accompanied by an adult Member.

Use of course by Junior Members

  • Monday: May play before 8.30am (Ladies’ Day)
  • Tuesday: May commence play up to 4.30pm subject to Society Outings and Club Competitions having priority. On Tuesdays following Bank Holiday Mondays (Ladies' Day) and on Open Seniors Days, may commence play before 8.30am
  • Wednesday: May commence play up to 1.30pm. Between 1st May and 31st December may commence play after Club timesheets have finished.
  • Thursday: May commence play up to 4.30pm.
  • Friday: May commence play up to 4.30pm subject to Society Outings having priority.
  • Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holidays: May commence play 30 minutes after Club competitions have finished.

Note: In addition to the above, Junior Members may commence play after 7.30pm. Junior Members under 14 years of age must be  accompanied by an adult Member.

Tips for Junior Golfers

  1. Whenever you go out to practice always have a specific idea of what you want to work on and achieve.
  2. Always loosen up by swinging two or three clubs together. Then hold the club across your back and rotate both ways with the Club held firmly against your shoulders to stretch your muscles.
  3. The quality of your practice is more important than the quantity.
  4. Do not stay hitting with the same club for too long. Far better to hit every club two or three times while working your way from the wedge to driver and then back down again.
  5. Always select a specific target and then vary it. As Harvey Penick, one of golf’s greatest ever teachers, said, “Take a dead aim!”.
  6. Spend as much time chipping and putting as you do with long shots.
  7. If you start right with a good grip you will never have to change it.

Do’s and Don’ts

  1. Never swing a club if there is anyone standing close to you.
  2. Don’t talk! Stand still when another member of your group is about to hit. Stand facing the hitter while keeping out of his eye line and sight.
  3. Your place on the course is keeping up with the players ahead of you, not staying ahead of the players behind.
  4. One practice swing is enough.
  5. If you are off the fairway and cannot find your ball – you have got three minutes and three minutes only to find it.
  6. Unless you are a professional golfer playing in a major championship it will not help to survey putts from all sides of the hole.
  7. Estimate distances from the yardage markers provided. Do not pace off your next stroke.
  8. Always be ready to play when it is your turn.
  9. Leave your golf bag near the side of the green closest to the next teeing ground.
  10. Start planning your next shot as soon as you have played your last one.
  11. Always replace your divots, repair ball marks on greens and rake bunkers after you.
  12. Do not walk on another player’s line on the putting green.
  13. Mark your score card on the next tee, not on the green.
  14. If possible, after each long shot, keep your ball in sight until it stops rolling.
  15. Do not throw clubs! It is dangerous and will not help you to play better.
  16. If your group is holding up the players behind, let them through, everyone will enjoy their game more.
  17. Replace the flagpole carefully without damaging the side of the cup.
  18. Count all your strokes, even the misssed ones. Golf is a game of honour, there is no referee watching you. If you do not play by the rules there is no game.
  19. In golf you will lose far more often than you will win. It is how you play the game that matters.

“You learn golf all the time, but you don’t learn it all at once“

Davis Love, Jnr


Child Protection & Safeguarding Statement

Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club
Child Safeguarding  Statement

Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club is fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of juniors. Every individual in golf should at all times, show respect and understanding for all member’s rights, safety and welfare and conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club and the guidelines contained in the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club’s Safeguarding Policy and Golf’s Safeguarding Policy.
Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club’s first priority is the welfare of juniors and we are committed to providing an environment that will allow participants to perform to the best of their ability, free from neglect, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, bullying and intimidation. All leaders within Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club undergo the necessary Garda Vetting/Access NI checks, sign codes of conduct and complete the appropriate safeguarding training as required by legislation and best practice.
Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club’s written Risk Assessment document indicates the areas of potential risk of harm, the likelihood of the risk occurring and gives the required policy, guidance and procedures required to alleviate these risks.
In addition to our risk assessment document described above, there are further procedures that support our intention to safeguard children whilst they are availing of our activities. Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club has the following procedures in place as part of our Safeguarding Policies:
Procedures for the management of allegations of abuse or misconduct by staff or volunteers against a child availing of our activities
Procedures for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers to work with children in our activities
Procedures for access to child safeguarding training and information, including the identification of the occurrence of harm
Procedure for reporting of child protection or welfare concerns to Statutory Authorities
For further information in relation to safeguarding juniors or if you have a concern please contact our Club Children’s Officer/Designated Liaison Person person(s) below. If you feel that a junior is in immediate danger contact Tusla/Gateway NI or An Garda Síochána/PSNI

Designated Liaison Person – (Pat Murray: Phone - 8331892; Email - manager@clontarfgolfclub.ie)

Club Children’s Officers: Paul McMahon

(Shay Nash  Phone - 085 174 2142; Email – shaynash@eircom.net)
(Marie Duignan: Phone – 086 607 7795; Email – marieduignan3@gmail.com)
Signed:   Seamus Smith, Club Secretary. March 2020

On behalf of Clontarf Golf and Bowling Club   Phone no:      (01) 8331892