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Golf Ireland Regional Director positions

Would you like to be considered for Nomination by Skerries Golf Club for an important role on the board of Golf Ireland?

If so, please see the text below, and the attached file, and let your respective Administration Officer know in good time.

Golf Ireland is inviting nominations to the role of Regional Director on the first board of Golf Ireland.
Nominations must be submitted by the candidate’s Affiliate Club, located in the Region of the relevant Regional Executive Committee, at which that candidate is a Home Club Member.
Nominations should also enclose the candidate’s Cover Letter and CV. All nominations will be considered by the relevant Regional Selection Committees.
Nominations for the roles should be made by email to

The closing date is Monday 30th November.

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The World Handicap System

Course Handicaps and Playing Handicaps; Slopes and Ratings; Index and Differentials – welcome to the WHS!

The World Handicap System, a new and different way of administering and applying our handicaps, will commence in less than two weeks – 2nd November.

For an example of how it will work, visit our WHS webpage – scroll down the homepage for the link or access it directly at: https//

Marketing, Communications and IT Sub-Committee

Men’s August Competition Schedule


With the course looking great and the clubhouse back open again It is great to announce a busy revised August schedule of competitions.


Saturday, August 1st Men’s 18 Hole Fourball Stableford
Sunday, August 2nd Monthly Medal
Monday, August 3rd Men’s & Ladies 18 Singles Open
Wednesday, August 5th Men’s 18 Hole Singles Stableford
Thursday, August 6th Men’s & Ladies 12 Holes Singles-Non-Qualifying
Saturday, August 8th Men’s President’s (Sean Shanley) Prize Fourball Strokes
Sunday, August 9th Men’s 18 Hole Singles Stableford
Monday, August 10th Men’s & Ladies Seniors Open 50+
Wednesday, August 12th Men’s 18 Hole Singles Stableford
Thursday, August 13th Men’s & Ladies 12 Holes Singles-Non-Qualifying
Saturday, August 15th Men’s 18 Hole Fourball Stableford
Sunday, August 16th Vice Captain’s Prize (Declan Bowers) Singles Stableford
Wednesday, August 19th Men’s 18 Hole Fourball Stableford
Thursday, August 20th Men’s & Ladies 12 Holes Singles-Non-Qualifying
Saturday, August 22nd Lady Captain’s (Trudy Henry) Prize 2nd Day-Singles Strokes
Sunday, August 23rd Lemass Trophy-Singles Strokes
Wednesday, August 26th Men’s 18 Hole Singles Stableford
Thursday, August 27th Men’s & Ladies 12 Holes Singles-Non-Qualifying
Saturday, August 29th Captain’s Prize (Austin Gill) Qualifier Day 1-Singles Stableford
Sunday, August 30th Captain’s Prize (Austin Gill) Qualifier Day 2-Singles Stableford
Monday, August 31st Men’s & Ladies Seniors Open 50+

With respect to the Sign-In and Score Entry process, for the Singles competitions:

• You can sign-in to the competition using 2 mechanisms (1) the Touchscreen in the Pro-shop or (2) the “HowDidIDo” app.
• On finishing the round, please enter your score via (1) the Touchscreen in the locker room or (2) the “HowDidIDo” app.
• All cards should be returned, it is not sufficient to enter your score via “HowDidIDo” and not return the physical card.

For the Fourball/Team competitions

• You can sign-in (individually) to the competition using 2 mechanisms (1) the Touchscreen in the Pro-shop or (2) the “HowDidIDo” app. (Note: it says Singles Competition on “HowDidIDo” but this is being resolved). You decide your teams before you start and mark up your scorecard accordingly.
• On finishing the round there is no need to enter any scores, please just return your physical card.

In the event label are not being printed can we ask all members to write their full names clearly on the scorecard.

Men’s Committee

Advertising Opportunities

We have many great advertising opportunities for your company or employer at Skerries Golf Club. See the attached notice regarding Tee Box advertising, have your company name, logo and contact details displayed for all our members and visitors to see for 12 months.

Other sponsorship opportunities available throughout the year include our very prestigious Open Week, Club Major Competitions and Medals.

We have several options for corporate sponsorship packages available that can be tailored to your company’s requirements.

For more information or to request an application for Tee Box sponsorship please email;

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Snooker Blues

On Monday, Jan 27th Skerries Snooker team were defeated by Forrest Little. Coming off the back of a great performance in Howth, Skerries just didn’t have the firepower to overcome Forrest Little. Skerries did, however, win a moral victory.  At a crucial stage in one of the frames one of our players called a foul on himself; this foul had not been noticed by anyone else and was greeted with a round of applause from the visitors and Skerries team itself. It is great to see these matches being played in such a spirit, so I think our team deserves both commiserations on the match and congratulations on fair play.

Golf Ireland Update – News from the Unions on the new Governing Body

Received from GUI on 18th November 2019.

Golf Ireland Update

Nine months have passed since the historic decision to form Golf Ireland by clubs of the Golfing Union of Ireland and the Irish Ladies Golf Union. Since then, intensive work has been underway behind the scenes to ensure a smooth implementation of the Golf Ireland Proposal and ultimately, the transition to a new single governing body.

The Transition Board have met eight times since their appointment in March 2019 and are determined to ensure their schedule for Golf Ireland to go live in January 2021 is delivered.

Alongside the tasks of the various Sub Committees, the first Chief Executive of Golf Ireland has been recruited. Mark Kennelly has had a distinguished career in Government and politics and promises to bring a wealth of strategic knowledge to his role. Kennelly will officially begin his tenure in mid-December but has already begun on a part-time basis as CEO Designate.

As mentioned, members of the Golf Ireland Sub Committees cover the following areas:

–          Finance and Governance

–          Branding, Logo and Website

–          Property and Office Accommodation

–          Handicapping

–          Competitions and Tournaments

–          Models of Club Governance

–          Organisational Structures

–          Volunteering

Significant steps taken to date include:

–          The development and planned launch of the Golf Ireland brand identity, logo and website with The Public House agency

–          Communication with club delegates at the GUI Provincial ADMs and ILGU District AGMs

–          The establishment of a volunteering Sub Committee which aims to continue the culture of volunteering at club, regional and national level, something which golf is heavily dependent on

–          Agreement that the first Regional AGMs of Golf Ireland, attended by clubs, will take place in November 2020. Additionally, in depth consultation regarding Regional structures and zones has taken place with current GUI and ILGU volunteers


While this important transition work is taking place, it is reiterated that, throughout the next 13 months, the GUI and ILGU will continue to operate as normal.

The Confederation of Golf will also be transferring to Golf Ireland as golf club development and club services continue to be a crucial offering of the new body.

Chairperson of the Transition Board Tim O’Connor said: ‘As a group, the Transition Board believe we are building on tremendous foundations based on the great legacy delivered by both Unions over the past 128 years. Some nine months into the transition period, I can report that there is a strong sense of common purpose and a shared determination that together we can and must make the most of  this exciting opportunity for golf on the island of Ireland, and deliver on its potential to the full.’

*Members of Transition Board: Tim O’Connor (Chairperson)(Edmondstown)); Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park); Mary Culliton (The Heath); Ian Kerr (Royal Portrush); Brege McCarrick (Mullingar); Joe McNamara (The Heath); John Power (Portmarnock); Brian Punch (Castletroy); Fiona Scott (Dun Laoghaire).



2019 Roll of Honour – Our Prize Winners for the Golfing Year

Congratulations to all our 2019 Prize Winners.
Prizes were presented by Captains, Peter and Maire, on Saturday 26th October 2019.  Many thanks to all who took part in the many competitions throughout the year and the best of luck to all for 2020.
A particular well done to our 2019 Golfers of the Year, Paul Byrne and Irene Whelan.

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