Commiserations to Revive Active Fourball team who lost overall to County Louth Golf Club on Bank Holiday Monday.
The home pairings of Tara Duggan and Elaine McGloughlin and Pauline Gaughran and Mary Taaffe put up a brave fight but unfortunately lost on 16th with Joan McDonnell and Ronnie O’Loghlen being called in on the 18th.
The away pairings, Ciara Boylan and Joan O Brien fought hard coming back from 3 down twice to lose on the last putt on the 18th to go back to all square and head down the 19th, and then who knows what would have happened??
Sheila McGloughlin and Jenny Carron played extremely well and were called in on 15th having just gone 3 up with 3 to play.
Well done to Team Managers Ailish Guinan and Aileen Lane and thanks to all for their efforts.
Commiserations to Team Managers, Vivienne Donnelly and Mervyn Frazer and team on their loss in the match on Saturday against Ashbourne in Elm Green.
A valiant fight was put up against a strong Ashbourne team with Aisling Ryan, Mary Dowling and Pauline Gaughran meeting strong opposition and unfortunately losing their matches. Sylvia Alcock won on 15th and Nuala McMahon was 2 Up and called in after 16th.
Well done to all for their efforts and a big thank you to caddies for their help and to team managers who struggled with last minute cry offs (Mary Taaffe sprained her ankle) trying to get a team in place.
Clarification of situation with regards to Fallen Trees on the course
1. Fallen Tree in Process of Being Removed.
If a greenkeeper is in the process of sawing up a fallen tree, the tree in its entirety is Ground Under Repair (GUR) as it constitutes “material piled for removal”
2. Fallen Tree Attached to Stump.
The area covered by the tree is GUR
3. Fallen Tree not attached to the Stump.
a. Is a Loose Impediment and can be removed without penalty.
b. If the tree cannot easily be moved it should be considered as GUR.
4. Tree Stumps.
A tree stump is not GUR unless it is marked as GUR or it is in being unearthed or cut up for removal.
Skerries Golf Club was transformed on Friday 21st April into a pop up shop with plenty of Glitz. The entrance to the club was set up with a marquee where the audience were treated to a glass of bubbly on arrival. Guests then had a chance for some retail therapy as several local businesses showcased their products, these included Seiodín, Linda Minto Real Life Greeting Cards, called She’s All About Aloe 💚, Hand crafted Jewellery by Alice, Stella & Dot, Designworks Photography & Aileen Boylan Millinery to mention but a few.
The models for the Fashion show were all members of the Golf Club and they strutted their stuff on the catwalk with a selection of clothes from local businesses : Frock Exchange, Chic Boutique, Phillanns & Shankeys from Skerries, Carraig Donn & Pamela Scotts from the Pavillions and Dorian Black from Balbriggan.
The best dressed lady was kindly sponsored by Frock Exchange and was won by Cathriona Clinton Duffy. Wysteria provided the beautiful floral decorations on the night.
The organizing Committee (Lady Captain Nuala MacMahon, Lady Vice Captain, Ciara Boylan, Daire Hassett, Sheila McGloughlin, Nuala McGrath & Emer Pyke) worked hard to ensure all went smoothly on the night.
This years Barton Cup 1st round match took place on the 8th April against Deer Park Golf Club with 2 pairs at home and 3 away. Our home pairings of Stephen O’Donoghue & Richard Downing, Michael Weldon & Robert Gaffney and Martin Coleman and Aidan Sherlock and away pairing of Kingsley Lewis & Anthony Doyle and Peter Kenny & Dan Lamont came up against a very strong Deer Park team. Deer Park won all matches in Skerries with our away pair Kingsley Lewis & Anthony Doyle winning on the 16th hole and Peter Kenny & Dan Lamont called in 1 down after 13 holes. Hard luck to all.