WINNER – 24 points
Sheila Dowling (11)
SECOND – 23 points
Rosemary Buckley (15)
WINNER – 24 points
Catherine Goulding (17)
SECOND – 22 points
Mary Nolan (17)
WINNER – 20 points
Marguerite Cox (22)
SECOND – 19 points
Thea Meade (22)
BEAVERSTOWN GOLF CLUB ARE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT ZACH ARGUE, AGED 11, HAS BEEN SELECTED BY THE GOLFING UNION OF IRELAND TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GUI HIGH PERFORMANCE COACHING PROGRAMME.
ONLY 8 BOYS FROM LEINSTER CLUBS HAVE BEEN SELECTED IN THE UNDER 13s ELITE PROGRAMME.
WE CONGRATULATE ZACH AND HIS PARENTS KIERAN AND SHARON AND ALL HIS FAMILY ON THIS GREAT ACHIEVEMENT.
The 2017 men’s Winter League will be SINGLES Stableford competition starting on the weekend of 21st/22nd October until 10/11 March (21 weeks). Depending on weather conditions, the competition will be as follows:
- Entrance Fee: €20. To enter the winter League, please put your name down in the Pro-Shop and pay your €20 entrance fee in advance of the first weekend (Saturday 21st/Sunday 22nd October).
- Best 12 scores out of 21 weeks of competition. If we lose some weekends due to adverse weather, best 11 scores from 20, etc will apply.
- Depending on numbers who enter and handicaps, we would hope to have 3 divisions (1–12, 13-17 and 18+) and prizes will be allocated accordingly in each division.
- Potential prizes will be awarded for top 5 in each division and depending on entries, we may decide overall winner via match play.
- The competition will start off with 18 holes and will change to 14 or 12 holes as the days get shorter.
- The scoring format will be based on a points system where all players who play on a given weekend, will get points depending on where they are placed in their own division. If players are tied on the same Stableford score, they will each be allocated the same score. For example, if 3 players have 25 points, they will each get 20 points, if the next best score is 24, they will receive 19 points, 23 points will get 18, etc.
- The Winter League table will be updated each week on notice boards in the men’s dressing room and on the website.
As per previous years, the rules are:
- All players MUST fill out a separate Winter league scorecard (Even if the shop competition is also singles), sign and place it in the blue box above the computer marked ‘Winter League Scorecards’. If your card is not in the box, you will not be counted in that week’s competition.
- You must mark ‘Winter League’ on your card clearly.
- You must nominate which day (Saturday or Sunday) that your score will count for the Winter League and register this in the pro shop before you start your round.
- You must put a date on your card.
- You must mark your handicap clearly on the card like this: 6(5) i.e. Full handicap followed with 14/12 hole equivalent in brackets (12/14 hole handicap is available in the pro shop).
- Cards must be signed by player and marker.
- As usual, you must enter the normal club competition on the day as well.
Alex Banahan (l) and Dermot Brady (r) who came second in the Holmpatrick Cup Qualifier in Forrest Little GC pictured with Chris Ryan of the NCBI. The boys went on to represent the Club in the Leinster Regional Qualifier in the K Club on 10th September for a place in the Grand Final at St Andrews. Unfortunately for Alex and Dermot, they came up a tad short and missed out on a trip of a lifetime. Still, they did Beaverstown very proud!
Winners – 79 Points
Mary Nolan (26)
Jean Bohan (24)
Anne Neville (270
I would like to thank all those who participated in the Rules-modernisation Test Events on the 13th September (Men) and 26th September (Ladies). I would like to thank those who took the trouble to complete the feedback forms to record their opinions on the proposed new rules. These will all be forwarded to the R&A who had urged clubs to test the rule changes in order to gain constructive feedback before their introduction in 2019.
I would like to think that Beaverstown is the first club in Ireland to respond to the R&A request in organising such a trial and I will let you know what their response is to our feedback. I also hope to organise a bit of publicity for the Club with the Irish Independent golf supplement, providing them with “copy” and with photos I took on both days.
If any member participated and overlooked to fill in the form, you may e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments on:
- Dropping the ball from any height
- Putting with the flag-stick in the hole
- Repairing spike marks on your line
- Removing any loose impediments from a bunker
- Removing any loose impediments from a water hazard
- Grounding your club in a water hazard
- Having all water hazards as RED
These will also be forwarded to the R&A.
For those interested, full details of all the proposed changes are to be found on http://www.rules.golf/.
BTW! These new rules are for 2019, not for this weekend!
Congratulations to James O’Donnell on winning GOY 2017!