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The death has occurred of Janice DOWNING (née Boylan)

Downing, (née Boylan), Skerries Co. Dublin, 22nd February 2018, (peacefully) at St. Francis Hospice, Raheny, surrounded by her loving family, Janice, sadly missed by her husband and best friend Finbarr, children Josh, Jamie, Daniel and Abbey, her parents Les and Eva, brothers Niall, Peter, Stephen and the late Alan, sister Jennifer, nieces, nephews, relatives, extended family and a large circle of friends.

May she rest in peace

Reposing at her residence Friday from 5pm to 7pm. Removal Saturday to St. Patrick’s Church arriving 11.50am for 12 noon Funeral Mass, interment afterwards in Ardla Cemetery. All enquiries to Lannon’s Funeral Directors 01-8491277.

Care for our Course – Reminder

Members are reminded that “care for the course” is a shared responsibility and all members are requested to ensure, where possible, that they contribute to the overall effort of maintaining the course in the best possible condition.

To ensure this I would ask all members to note the following:-

Divot Mix Bags

The Club provides “sand bags” at the first and 10th holes and all members are requested to bring a bag of divot mix with them each time they play the course. Members will be aware that considerable damage is being caused to fairways in particular at this time of the year by failure to replace or fill divots with the sand mixture. This has been particularly noticeable over the past few weeks

Members should also be aware that there is a capacity issue in relation to sand bags at the 1st tee. Players starting later in the day are reminded that if no sand bags are in place on the 1st that they should collect a bag at the return point at the exit from the 18th green. These can be re-filled using the divot mix bunkers at the 1st and 10th.

I would also ask that members encourage their playing partners to also take a bag of divot mix with them.

Care for Greens – Putting Surface, Collars and Surrounds All members are reminded of the need to exercise due care and attention when playing the course. Members are requested to observe the following simple procedures to ensure greens and surrounding areas suffer the minimum stress:-

1. Repair all your pitch marks (and other nearby ones you may spot)
2. Do not take your trolley or buggy between the bunkers and the greens or onto the collars or surrounds of greens. This unnecessary traffic can cause significant damage to the turf cover of these areas which can take a long time to recover
3. Rake any bunker you play from and replace the rake fully in the bunker
4. Remind your playing partner(s) of these simple procedures if they seem unaware

This will significantly help ensure the course is maintained in the best possible condition.

Terry O’Neill
Course Convenor
15th February 2018

GUI Podcast – Club Services Special

The latest GUI Podcast is now available and features an interview with Neil Kilgallon, Club Support Officer with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland.

The interview sheds light on the role and work of CGI and what services are available to clubs.

It is essential listening for golf club committees, management and club members alike.

Please share the link widely and consider using the attached graphic on your website and social media channels.

GUI Podcast: https://www.golfnet.ie/GUIPodcast

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The death has occurred of our past member John Daniel (Johnny) BOND

BOND, John Daniel (Johnny), (Swords) – February 8, 2018, (peacefully) in the presence of his loving family at the Bons Secours Hospital, late company director of Gerrards Tailoring Co. and member of Skerries Golf Club, beloved husband of the late Catherine; sadly missed by his loving daughters Sylvia, Bernadette, Ursula and Catherine, sons John and Paul, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, his sixteen grandchildren and great-grandson all of whom he loved dearly, sister Carmel, relatives, neighbours and friends.

May he Rest In Peace.

Reposing at Rock’s Funeral Home, Swords on Saturday (10th Feb.) from 3 p.m. with removal to St. Cronan’s Church, Brackenstown arriving for 5 p.m. Funeral after 10 a.m. Mass on Monday (12th Feb.) followed by burial to Rolestown Cemetery.

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