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Author: Men's Committee

Calling all Goats, Kids and Nannies

This Friday 5th May sees the commencement of the 2017 Goats, Kids and Nannies season.

To begin the season we are having a special kick-off event which will include the following:-

  • Competition for the John Keenan Trophy – Best Score on day
  • Competition for the Charlie Gordon Trophy – Best Score inclusive of bonus points (2016)
  •  Presentation of the LF Byrne Perpetual Trophy (2016 Winner)
  •  Lots of additional prizes

A special Presentation of Prizes will be held in the Snack Bar at 9pm and all are welcome and invited to attend.

SGC Members are reminded that the time sheet is bookable between 4pm and 6pm and visitors are welcomed at this time for a special entry fee of €5 (9 holes only).

Members are also reminded that they may play their round at any time during the day on Friday. Entry is €2 per member with names to be entered in the book located in the Snack Bar.

Looking forward to a great 2017 Season and hoping to see you all on Friday

Yours in Golf

Goats Kids and Nannies Committee

Irish Mixed Foursomes v Balcarrick Round 2

Irish Mixed Foursomes Team Achieve Another Great Win

The Irish Mixed Foursomes team had a great win on Saturday 29th April against Balcarrick. It was yet another exciting nail biting finish with two pairings going down the 19th in Skerries to win the match (Nuala McMahon and Peter Kenny and Bridgeen Kiernan and Michael Weldon who had been three down with four to play) with Sheila McGloughlin and David Ward winning their match on the 17th – three great home wins.

The away pairings of Kingsley Lewis and Joan O Brien and Martin Coleman and Jen O Loghlen met very strong competition from the Balcarrick home pairings and unfortunately were beaten, but put up a good fight.

Well done to all the players, not forgetting the nerve-wracked team managers, Chris Alcock and Grainne O’Connor, for all their hard work and commitment.

The next round is against Westmanstown Golf Club and will take place before 20th May 2017.

All Ireland Interclub Fourball team had a fantastic win

The All Ireland Interclub Fourball team had a fantastic win yesterday, Sunday 23rd April against Portmarnock Golf Club.

We had 2 matches at home and 3 away, so we were up against it, but our boys came through.
We unfortunately lost both matches at home to a very strong travelling opposition.

The home pairings were:

Peter Donnelly and Tony Farrell
Joe Shannon and Dermot Nolan
Sub: Stephen Coomey

But credit to our travelling team, who won the first 2 matches in regulation, with the 3rd match being an epic battle with Skerries being
triumphant on the 19th hole.

The away pairings were:

Jim Wolfe and Seamus Mulholland
Vincent Hutton and Gerry Thornton
Peter Counihan and Mark Walls

Sub: Domo Henry
We would like to congratulate team manager Michael Branagan and his team on a fantastic win.

Clarification of situation with regards to Fallen Trees on the course

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.

Barton Cup News v Deer Park GC

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.

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