Month: June 2017

Mixed Open Competition Results for 30/06/2017

Open Week 4 Person Team

30 June 2017

Entry: 185
1st Bridgeen Kiernan (H/Cap 15) 91 Pts Last 9 
  Genevieve Carron (H/Cap 25)     
  Joan Kehoe (H/Cap 28)     
  Joan O’Brien (H/Cap 21)     
2nd Richard Downey (H/Cap 11) 91 Pts   
  Eoin Downey (Hollystown) (H/Cap 9)     
  Patrick Hurley (H/Cap 16)     
  Brendan Shanahan (H/Cap 14)     
3rd Paul Sloan (H/Cap 8) 89 Pts   
  Derval Sloan (H/Cap 19)     
  Peter O’Mara (H/Cap 19)     
  Nuala O’Mara (H/Cap 30)     
4th Paul Byrne (H/Cap 3) 85 Pts   
  Robert Byrne (Malahide) (H/Cap 8)     
  Paul S Byrne (H/Cap 8)     
  Harry Worthington (H/Cap 14)     
75 Visitors Played  of which 2 were Overseas Visitors

40 Clubs Represented
Weather: Cool Windy Last Day of June
Sponsor: Primeline Logistics

Senior Cup Metropolitan Qualifier

The Skerries Senior Cup team travelled to Royal Dublin on the 24th of June to compete against the 22 other teams vying for the 2 Metropolitan qualifying spots available.

The team consisted of Kingsley Lewis (KL), Harry McHugh(HMH), Sam Devey (SD), Mick Ahern (MH), Brian Christie (BC), Brian Leonard (BL) and David Garrigan (DG).

Corballis golf club, who were well used to the tough links conditions that greeted the team on the 1st tee, provided the Skerries team with their first test. There were a number of tight games across this match however the Skerries team (KL, HMH, MH, BC & DG) prevailed and overcame Corballis by a score of 3.5 – 1.5.

The next round saw us come up against a tougher opposition in the form of Milltown golf club, with a number of well known & seasoned individuals making up their panel, incl. 1 ex professional. While solid golf was played by each of the Skerries team members (KL, HMH, DG, BC, SD) throughout the matches (Brian Christie coming back from 5dwn to 1down), Milltown squeezed through to victory with a 3.5 – 1.5 score line representing same. Milltown went on to beat Hollywood Lakes in Final no.1 and take 1 of the 2 Metropolitan spots that were up for grabs again demonstrating the tough opposition that the Skerries team came up against.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those that supported us on the day, individuals that caddied for players and of course the players themselves for making the commitment to the senior cup team and all that this entails.


David Garrigan
Senior Cup Team Manager

Ladies Open Competition Results for 29/06/2017

Ladies Open 18 Hole 4 Person Team

29 June 2017

Entry: 88
1st Ciara Boylan (H/Cap 12)     
  Irene Whelan (H/Cap 23)     
  Jane Branagan (H/Cap 24)     
  Joan Kehoe (H/Cap 28) 89 Pts   
2nd Tara Duggan (H/Cap 11)     
  Joanne Kinsella (H/Cap 13)     
  Aisling Ryan (H/Cap 17)     
  Nuala MacMahon (H/Cap 21) 88 Pts   
3rd Josephine Price (H/Cap 14)     
  Joan O’Brien (H/Cap 21)     
  Elizabieth McNamara (H/Cap 23)     
  Genevieve Carron (H/Cap 25) 79 Pts   
38 Visitors Played 
0 Clubs Represented
Weather: Very Wet Day

Junior Competition Results for 29/06/2017

Juvenile/Junior Boys 18 Holes Single Stableford

29 June 2017
CSS 72
Entry: 26
1st Donal Cotter (H/Cap 15) 40 Pts   
2nd Eoghan O’Hanlon (H/Cap 13) 39 Pts   
Juvenile/Junior Boys 9 Hole Singles
1st Liam Mc Govern (H/Cap 37) 27 Pts    

2nd Ethan Shannon (H/Cap 54) 26 Pts    

Entry: 25
Weather: Wet and Cold

One Governing Body

The GUI and the ILGU have made significant progress in the discussions around the creation of One Governing Body (OGB) for Golf in Ireland, since the Discussions began in November 2015.

The Discussions Group for One Governing Body would like to hear from golfers and former golfers who are playing less or have stopped playing to understand the initiatives that OGB could undertake to attract you back, or to make it easier for you to play more. We know your time is constrained and precious.  We will keep the session to an hour and a half max, but would really value your input.

You are invited to attend one of three sessions in Clontarf, Cork or Strandhill Golf Clubs.

The separate dates and venues are listed below. Please follow the links below to register for the session most suitable to you:

– Tuesday 11th July (6-7:30pm), Clontarf Golf Club – Click HERE

– Friday 11th August (6-7:30pm), Cork Golf Club – Click HERE

– Monday 14th August (6-7:30pm), Strandhill Golf Club – Click HERE

The consultation meeting will be facilitated by Jane Williams, who is a highly experienced independent consultant. Jane will facilitate the meeting in a way which allows attendees to share open and honest feedback on the topics being discussed. Comments and thoughts shared by participants on the draft proposal will not be attributed back to any individual.

In early 2017, the DG established eleven Working Groups (WG) in areas of acute importance, such as Volunteerism, Championships and Game Development, to name but a few. Eight WG reports have now been received and key themes are emerging.

In the initial round of consultation in April/May 2016, the Discussions Group (DG) received strong feedback that OGB is a good idea and if done well, will provide a solid base for strengthening the game of golf in Ireland into the future.

We wish to thank you, in advance, for your cooperation and we look forward to meeting you at the consultation session.

Pat Finn (CEO, GUI)

Sinead Heraty (CEO, ILGU)

GUI & ILGU Communication Survey

The GUI want to hear from golf club members in relation to Communications.

Responses will help shape GUI policies and strategy in this area over the coming years.

The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete and covers topics such as where you get your golf news, which social media you engage with, coverage of golf on radio and questions on the overall GUI Communications progress.

The survey is anonymous however you have the option of giving us your email address. Those that do will enter a draw for a Full Day Clinic at the GUI National Golf Academy for FIVE people, including lunch with our professional at Carton House.

You can take the survey here:

Mens Open Competition Results for 28/06/2017

Mens Open 18 Hole Fourball Stableford Open Week

28 June 2017

Entry: 172
1st Gerry O’Neill (H/Cap 27)
Gerry Hill (H/Cap 24) 49 Pts
2nd Jimmy Chawke (H/Cap 18)
Paudge Noone (H/Cap 15) 48 Pts Last 9
3rd Peter O’Mara (Barna) (H/Cap 13)
Peter O’Mara (H/Cap 19) 48 Pts
Front 9 Brendan Bird (H/Cap 17)
Jim Wolfe (H/Cap 19) 24 Pts
Back 9 Noel Finnigan (H/Cap 18)
Michael Dockery (H/Cap 14) 24 Pts

9 Hole Mixed Foursomes
1st Anthony Hand (H/Cap 14)
Joan McDonnell (H/Cap 22) 34 Nett
2nd Martin Coleman (H/Cap 5)
Joan O’Brien (H/Cap 21) 34.5 Nett
34 Visitors Played
of which 2 were Overseas Visitors

26 Clubs Represented
Weather: Wet & Breezy

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