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Author: General Manager

Member Update , Thursday 1st November 2018

Just a few matters to make you aware of –

*SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW MEMBERS

As previously indicated, the new Membership Development Taskforce recommended and it was subsequently endorsed by the Committee of Management to offer a special membership deal to attract new members to Skerries Golf Club.

The main details of the offer are as follows:

• Full Membership till the end of December 2019 for €895.

• 5 Day Membership till the end of December 2019 for €600.

• Discounts for new Intermediate members.

• Lessons from the Club Professional at a reduced rate for those who join before 31st December 2018.

• GUI/ILGU levies and Golfers Insurance are extra (Men €51, Ladies €55)

• This offer is available to new members or members returning after an absence of at least 5 years.

Increasing and retaining our membership numbers in the coming years will be a vital part of securing the financial wellbeing of Skerries Golf Club. Accordingly, our Chairman Tom McDonnell is asking all members to please support this initiative and to actively promote this offer in whatever way they can.

The initial response from member contacts continues to be encouraging, but I would ask all members to please keep promoting the deal amongst family and friends and to raise awareness wherever possible.

In the coming week, we are also following through with a ‘leaflet’ drop of our Membership Brochure/Offer in the local areas of Skerries/Loughshinny, Lusk, Rush, Donabate/Portrane. We would welcome an indication from members that they have received their leaflet so that we can monitor the success/effectiveness of this initiative. Members could acknowledge receipt of their leaflet on admin@skerriesgolfclub.ie indicating your location.

*MEN’s NOVEMBER HAMPER COMPETITIONS

Please note that the following Men’s HAMPER Competitions will take place during November –

Saturday 3rd – Men’s 12 Hole Fourball Stableford
Sunday 4th – Men’s 12 Hole Singles Stableford
Sunday 11th – Men’s 12 Hole Fourball Stableford
Wednesday 14th – Men’s 12 Hole Singles Stableford
Saturday 17th – Men’s 12 Holes Singles Stableford
Saturday 24th – Men’s 12 Holes Fourball Stableford
Sunday 25th – Men’s 12 Hole Singles Stableford

*REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

Please note that the Members Remembrance Service scheduled for Monday 5th November in the Club Diary will not be going ahead. However, please note that a Parish Remembrance Mass will be taking place that evening at St. Patrick’s Church at 19.30 hours.

*BOOK LIBRARY

I am sure a lot of members are aware, but for those who are not, in both the Men’s and Ladies Locker Room a Book Swap/Library operates. Members may bring in books they have now read and swap them for ones they have possibly not read. There is no cost for this scheme and it is open to all.

*FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

*Saturday 1st December – Ladies Christmas Dinner
*Wednesday 5th December – Wednesday Club Christmas Meal
*Friday 7th December – Christmas Party Night
*Saturday 8th December – Member Christmas Party
*Saturday 15th December – Christmas Party Night
*Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Captain’s Drive In

Thank you,

Mark Gannon
General Manager

Members Update – Thursday 25th October 2018

Skerries Golf Club News –

Just a few matters to make you aware of –

VICE-CAPTAINS

My apologies, I was away unexpectedly– but belated congratulations to our Incoming Vice-Captains, namely Austin Gill and Trudy Henry.

END OF YEAR PRESENTATION

This years End of Year Presentation, takes place this Saturday, the 27th October at 20.00 hours.

Our Caterer Tommy Fitzgerald has a fabulous three course menu followed by Tea/Coffee on offer that evening at just 25€ per person, to book your table please contact the Caterer directly on 01 849 3135.

MEMBER SURVEY RESULTS

Some of you may already be aware but a number of members have asked recently about the Members Survey Results, these are actually on the Club web site and may be viewed at your leisure.

DUBLIN MARATHON

The Dublin Marathon takes place this Sunday and our very own Izzy Ryan from the Bar is running in aid of St. Michaels House, an excellent and worthy cause. Many of you have already sponsored Izzy, but in case you haven’t or weren’t aware he was running, there are sponsorship forms displayed in the Bar and Spike Bar.

Izzy would welcome your support by way of sponsorship and your encouragement. If you are watching and see him on the day, please give him a big cheer!

CLOCKS CHANGE

Please note that the clocks go back one hour this Sunday, the 28th October at 02.00 hours; that’s Saturday night going into Sunday morning.

BAR AND RESTAURANT CLOSED MONDAY AND THURSDAYS

As from Thursday the 1st November, please note that both the Restaurant and Bar will be closed all day on Monday and Thursdays.

FORTHCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS

*Saturday 27th October – End of Year Prize Giving
*Saturday 1st December – Ladies Christmas Dinner
*Friday 7th December – Christmas Party Night
*Saturday 8th December – Member Christmas
*Saturday 15th December – Christmas Party Night
*Tuesday 1st January 2019 – Captain’s Drive In

Grand Prize 2018 Winners

1st – €5,000 Fintan Price 432
2nd – €2,000 Martin Lennox 284
3rd – €1,000 Harry Cox 477
4th – Electric Trolly Liam Cotter 243
5th – The Island GC Voucher Kathleen Garrigan 352
6th – L & B GC Voucher Terry Reide c/o Gerry Lloyd 198
7th – Cork GC Voucher Peter & Nuala O’Mara 187
8th – Dun Laoghaire GC Voucher Chris Alcock 191
9th – Powerscourt CG Voucher Stephen Kelly 316
10th – Malahide GC Voucher Judy O’Boyle 300
11th – Hermitage GC Voucher Declan O’Rourke 293
12th – Clontarf GC Voucher Frank Fitzsimons 287
13th – Newlands GC Voucher Michael Neary 411
14th – Farnham Estate GC Voucher Ed Carty 279
15th – Roganstown GC Voucher Paul Boyd 162
16th – Blainroe GC Voucher Jill Mulholland 265
17th – Rathfarnham GC Voucher Sean Carron 283
18th – Tulfarris GC Voucher Dr. Fergus Murray 251
19th – Athlone GC Voucher Paul Branagan 4
20th – Balbriggan GC Voucher Joe Tuite 180
21st – Corrstown GC Voucher Gareth Dunphy 2
22nd – Forrest Little GC Voucher Hal Craven 83
23rd – Kilcock GC Voucher Gerry Lloyd 199
24th – Beaverstown GC Voucher Eric Lewis 382
25th – The Sugar Club Voucher Matt Farrelly 40
26th – Wine x 2 Dave Morris 268
27th – Eddie Rockets Voucher Stephen Coomey 479
28th – Eddie Rockets The Square Derval Sloan 24
29th – Stoop Your Head Voucher Ruth Duggan 9
30th – Man O’War Voucher Ian O’Rourke 200
31st – Shankeys Menswear Voucher Vincent Hutton 47
32nd – Olive Voucher Pat Hurley 420
33rd – Wine x 2 Andrew Sexton 90
34th – Di Vino Voucher Jacqueline Graham 396

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