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One of our members is missing his navy blue overcoat that he last had at the recent Captains’ Drive In. If you happened to take home a different coat or came across a coat that might have been lost, can you please contact the office with the details.
Monday January 1st 2018 saw in excess of 150 members of Skerries Golf Club braving the bitter cold at the first tee to witness Lady Captain Ciara Boylan and Mens’ Captain Dominic Henry take the first drives of the 2018 Season.
Girls’ Captain Sadhbh Culleton and Boys Captain Ethan McGarry both delivered their respective drives with considerable aplomb to the great delight of their families and many friends. To Ciara and Dominic’s great relief they both sent their balls sailing down the first fairway to tumultuous applause and cheering.
After the customary photos of the Captains with their respective families, everyone retired to the Club House, and most enjoyed a complementary hot beverage to get the blood flowing again. Ciara, followed by Dominic then addressed those assembled to thank all who has supported them and to outline, their plans to ensure the club continues on it’s growth path in terms of the social, golfing, and financial ambitions they aspire to. Both particularly emphasised the importance of encouraging new members to join and to unstintingly support Junior Golfers – who are after all – the future of the club.
A wonderful afternoon of banter and celebrations ensued, with most of those in attendance enjoying a beautiful four course dinner – the first opportunity for many to sample the considerable culinary expertise of the Club’s new caterer Thomas Fitzpatrick. Music and singing continued late into the evening and the day unquestionably ranks as one of – if not the most – successful and enjoyable Drive Ins the club has witnessed in many years.
Attractive membership packages are available to those considering joining our friendly and welcoming club. A simple phone call to the office on (01) 8491567 is all that’s needed to get the ball rolling. The Club wishes Ciara, Dominic, Sadhbh and Ethan every success and most of all an enjoyable and fulfilling golfing season for 2018.
In the latest episode of our podcast, Pat Finn joins host Alan Kelly for a discussion on club support services, volunteers in golf, governance issues, growing the game and he responds to questions put forward by golfers through Facebook and Twitter.
The club’s opening hours for the Christmas period are as follows –
Bar and Catering –
26th December. Bar open from 11 to 1 with no catering.
Normal bar services from 27th onwards but catering will be limited to Breakfasts, Soup and Sandwiches, with full service returning on Sunday 31st.
The Committee of Management would like to wish all our members a very happy Christmas and a happy and successful New Year.
The Christmas snooker competition final was played on Sunday afternoon.
Paul Kenny overcame John McDonnell in a hard fought match.
Congratulations to Paul and commiserations to John.
Thanks to all competitors for making a great competition played in great spirit.
Happy Christmas to one and all.
The 2017 snooker final is to be played tomorrow, Sunday 17th December at 3pm. The contestants are John McDonnell and Paul Kenny. This is a re-run of the 2015 final. The best of luck to John and Paul.
Thanks to all contestants for their participation and the very good snooker this year.
Yours in snooker,
It is with deep regret that we advise you of the passing of our lady member Ronnie O’Loghlen early this morning.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Ronnie’s husband, Barry, her children and her extended family.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
O’Loghlen, Née McSweeney, Skerries Co. Dublin, (late of Douglas Cork) 14th December 2017, (peacefully) at Beaumont hospital surrounded by her loving family, Ronnie, (Veronica), sadly missed by her loving husband and best friend Barry, adored children, Sarah, Paul and Jen, brothers, Peter, Pat, Barry and Joe, sisters, Ann, Libby and Eleanor, nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family and a large circle of friends.
Rest in peace.
Reposing at her home on Friday from 6pm to 8pm, removal Saturday to St. Patrick’s church Skerries arriving 9.50 for 10am funeral mass, burial afterwards in Ardla cemetery Skerries. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Irish Cancer Society. All enquiries to Lannon’s funeral directors 01-8491277.
Further details can be found at – RIP.ie
Skerries Golf Club
The club is holding 3 Christmas Party Nights in December.
To book a table please contact the restaurant .
Exclusive Taxi Service available from the Club on the Nights of the Members Party Nights (2nd and 9th Dec) from 11.00pm
House and Social Committee
with Bobby Kinsella