2017 Ladies 9 Hole Qualifying Handicap Matrix

You may be aware that the Ladies Course SSS (Standard Scratch Score) has changed from 74 to 75. As we play 9 Hole Qualifying Competitions in our Club, this has had an impact on our 9 Hole Qualifying handicap calculations.

We have generated new “Ready Reckoners” to allow you to select your correct handicap when playing 9 Hole Qualifying golf competitions. You will need to know your Exact Handicap when selecting your 9 Hole Qualifying handicap (you will find your Exact Handicap on the Handicap Board in the office in the locker room or you can also check Golfnet).

Ready Reckoners have been placed as follows:-

  1. On the 2nd board on the left in the ladies locker room office (just past the window).
  2. On the wall beside the swipe-in computer in the Pro shop.
  3. In the Ladies section of the Club website.


2017 9 Hole Qualifying Handicap Matrix

If you are interested in working out your own 9 Hole Qualifying Handicap, this is the calculation (as specified in CONGU Paragraph 22.3).

[Exact Handicap + Nine-Hole SSS – (Nine-Hole Par x2)] / 2

In Skerries our Nine Hole SSS is 75 and our Nine Hole Par is 34.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me or any member of the Handicap Committee and we will be happy to help.

Ladies Handicap Committee


Skerries Golf Club is seeking a new Caterer

Skerries Golf Club, founded in 1905, with a championship 18 hole parkland golf course is located in the beautiful seaside town of Skerries and is just twenty minutes north of Dublin

Renowned for its warm welcome, hospitality and fine food.  Skerries Golf Club is currently seeking a new catering service provider who has the drive, capacity and ambition to deliver on current high standards.

Skerries Golf Club has a vibrant membership, a strong social scene throughout the year, together with many regular societies and regular golfing fixtures, the majority of which will require professional catering support.

If you would like to declare your expression of interest please email a cover letter outlining your experience and qualifications together with an up to date CV to: generalmanager@skerriesgolfclub.ie

Final date for expressions of interest:      Friday 4th August 2017.


Ladies Team Managers & Draw Sheets

Overall Team Manager – Sylvia Alcock

Junior Cup Handicap (9-15) – Hilda Cussen   2017 AIG East Leinster Junior Cup Drawsheet (ILGU)

Intermediate Cup Handicap (16-21) – Vivienne Donnelly & Mervyn Frazer    2017 AIG East Leinster Intermediate Cup Drawsheet (ILGU)

Senior Cup Handicap (N/A) – Maria O’Callaghan & Maura McNally

Minor Cup Handicap (22-27) – Pauline Gaughran    2017 AIG East Leinster Minor Cup Drawsheet (ILGU)

Challenge Cup  Handicap (28-36) – Jo McEvoy & Fionnuala Mooney    2017 AIG East Leinster Challenge Cup Drawsheet (ILGU)

Senior Foursomes Handicap (14 and below) – Margaret Swan & Mary Leonard   2017 Senior Foursomes Qualifying Draw (ILGU)

Junior Foursomes Handicap (15-30) – Fionnuala Early & Frances Bennett    2017 AIG East Leinster Junior Foursomes Draw (ILGU)

Miele Fourball Handicap (N/A) – Aisling Ryan

CAWS Cup Handicap (N/A) – Ciara Boylan

Fingal Seniors Handicap (19-36) – Marie Loughrey & Ann Lennon

Women in Golf Programme Handicap (N/A) – Lilly Mangan & Ann Ahern

Junior Convener – Elaine McGloughlin


Competition Tee Time Cancellation Policy

March 2017 Men’s Club


The main purpose of his policy is to ensure:

  1. That all members who wish to play golf on competition days get every opportunity to do so.
  2. That time slots have their full complement of players, particularly in fourball, foresomes and team competitions.

A player who fails to turn up for their reserved tee time without giving prior notification is preventing this from happening.


In the event that you do not show up for your tee time and your name has not been removed from the Timesheet, the Men’s Committee will be notified and appropriate action may be taken if deemed necessary.  The full fee will also be deducted from your account.

Competition time Sheets will close at 10pm from the 1st of March 2017.  If you have your name removed after the 10pm closing time by the Pro-shop, 40% of the fee will be deducted from your General Account.

Notification of Withdrawal

As a matter of courtesy, and as stipulated in the Bye-Laws of Skerries Golf Club players must notify their opposition and partner in good time if they are withdrawing from the sheet. (Reserving a time is a commitment to play with the other players in the same time slot).  Most of our members contacts details are available on the website / and or the back pages of the fixtures diary.

Waiting List:

If you have put your name on the waiting list for any competition, it is your sole responsibility to ensure that you are aware of any Tee Time that you are subsequently allocated when on the waiting list.

The Competition Closing Time will be 10pm going forward and you will be notified of any tee time allocated to you, even last minute.

When your name is on the waiting list, the onus will still be on you to check the timesheet before you retire for the night to see if you have got a slot.  If when retiring you are still on the waiting list then you must make the decision to either remove your name from the waiting list or awake early the next morning to see if you have got a slot between the time of retiring to bed and the closure of the competition.

If you are allocated a tee time via the waiting list, then you are subject to all aspects of the cancellation policy, procedures and sanctions as outlined above.

Poor Weather:    Course Open

As can happen from time to time, Poor weather may prohibit play. The Following policy applies.

  • If the course remains open and you are on the timesheet, you have a responsibility to the other players on the line to turn up and play.
  • You must start your round at the stipulated Tee Time that you have booked on the Timesheet.
  • As per the rule of Golf, “Sheltering from weather is not permitted” and this includes sheltering in the Pro-Shop in the hope that a shower will pass.
  • If you have not “teed off” at your stipulated Tee Time, then you have forfeited your Tee Time.
  • You will not be able re-enter the timesheet or the competition later in the day if the weather clears.
  • You will be subject to the cancellation policy as outlined above.

Poor Weather:   Course Closed

Should the course be closed due to poor weather yet re-opens later in the morning then the following applies

  • The Timesheet will begin at the Time that the course re-opens
  • All times prior to re-opening will have been lost
  • Members who lost their official Tee Time, may put their names on the timesheet at a later time provided there is space to do so within the official Competition Time.


Complaints in relation to the failure of a player to turn up for their tee time, or in relation to the failure of a player to notify partners and opposition of withdrawal, or any other breaches of this policy should be addressed, in writing, to the Honorary Secretary.

Men’s Committee


SKERRIES GOLF CLUB – 9 Hole Qualifying Competitions

The GUI has requested that all clubs consider having 9 holes Qualifying Competitions. These competitions were introduced by CONGU to enable players who do not have the time or who are unable to complete 18 Holes, to maintain a handicap which reflects their current playing ability.

9 Hole qualifying competitions are open to all players, but should not be a substitute for 18 Hole qualifying competitions.

The basis of these competitions is that an SSS is applied for the 9 Hole played and 18 stableford points are added for the 9 Holes not played. However, such 9 Hole Qualifying competitions cannot be facilitated at the same time as an 18 Hole competition.

With this in mind the competitions committee hope to facilitate a number of these competitions on a trial basis over the coming months. Initially a 9 Hole Qualifying competition will be scheduled for Wednesday May 16th from 17:00 to 19:00

The proposed schedule for the day will be:

18 Holes Team Rumble 07:00 -17:00
9 Holes Singles (Non Qualifying) 07:00 -17:00
9 Holes Singles QUALIFYING 17:00 -19:00
Two’s competition open to players entered in any of above 07:00 -19:00

A player cannot return two qualifying scores on same day.
Close off time for 9 Holes Singles Qualifying is needed to cater for results panel.
Sunset 21:19

Mens Open Competition Results for 25/04/2018

Mens Invitation 18 Hole 4 Person Team

25 April 2018

Entry: 149
1st Patrick Leahy (H/Cap 17)      
  Tony. Dorris (H/Cap 18)      
  Bob. Richardson (H/Cap 19)      
  Derek Riordan (H/Cap 19) 94 Pts    
2nd Sean Shanley (H/Cap 13)      
  John McGuirk (H/Cap 20)      
  Mick Emery (H/Cap 21)      
  Cyril Delaney (H/Cap 22) 90 Pts    
Mens 9 Hole Singles
1st Tony. Farrell (H/Cap 18) 19 Pts   20  

Entry: 19
Two’s Competition
Chris. Alcock on the 7 Hole  
John Beggs on the 11 Hole  
David Ward on the 2 Hole  
Brian Murphy on the 11 &15 Hole  
Two’s Entry: 24
5 Visitors Played 
5 Clubs Represented
Weather: Mixed

Update on greens programme

As you are aware the back 9 are being Hollow-cored this week. 8 of the 9 were cored and top dressed Tuesday morning before heavy rain arrived. Unfortunately the drag matting of sand into the core holes had to cease due to rain and associated clogging on the surface of the greens. This means  completion of the work will not now be undertaken till today. As a result, temporary greens will be needed on back 9 today.

Terry O’Neill
Course Convenor

Mens Open Competition Results for 23/04/2018

Mens Open 18 Hole Single Stableford Seniors Open

23 April 2018
CSS 73
Entry: 64
Overall Paddy Kelly (H/Cap 21) 40 Pts     
1st Class 1 Oliver Kenny (H/Cap 18) 39 Pts     
2nd Class 1 Gerry Thornton (H/Cap 15) 34 Pts Last 9   
3rd Class 1 Robert McAuley (H/Cap 17) 34 Pts     
4th Class 1 Liam Hefferna (H/Cap 14) 33 Pts     
1st Class 2 Niall Murphy (H/Cap 26) 39 Pts     
2nd Class 2 Owen O’Sullivan (H/Cap 18) 36 Pts Last 9   
3rd Class 2 Jimmy Chawke (H/Cap 18) 36 Pts Last 9   
4th Class 2 Michael Goss (H/Cap 15) 36 Pts Last 9   
21 Visitors Played  of which 1 was an Overseas Visitor

17 Clubs Represented
Sponsor: M.McGuinness & M.Weldon

Mens Competition Results for 22/04/2018

Mens 18 Hole Monthly Medal

22 April 2018
CSS 75
Entry: 138
1st Stan Pyke (H/Cap 13) 69 Nett    
2nd Brendan Shanahan (H/Cap 14) 70 Nett    
3rd Ciaran Barker (H/Cap 9) 71 Nett    
Front 9 Louis Dwyer (H/Cap 8) 34 Nett    
Back 9 Jimmy Chawke (H/Cap 18) 34 Nett Last 6  
Eddie McNally (Indicative) (H/Cap 2) 76  
Class 1
1st John Beggs (H/Cap 6) 72 Nett    
2nd John O’Brien (H/Cap 4) 73 Nett Last 9  

Class 2
1st John McLoughlin (H/Cap 13) 74 Nett    
2nd Dean Robinson (H/Cap 13) 76 Nett    

Class 3
1st Jack Curran (H/Cap 16) 72 Nett    
2nd John P Kennefick (H/Cap 19) 76 Nett Last 9  

Class 4
1st James Hayden (H/Cap 25) 72 Nett    
2nd Greg Keegan (H/Cap 20) 74 Nett    

Mens 9 Hole Singles
1st Michael Weldon (H/Cap 11) 18 Pts Last 6 15  

Entry: 10
Two’s Competition
Gareth Dunphy on the 2 Hole  
Louis Dwyer on the 2 Hole  
Tony Farrell on the 12 Hole  
David Garrigan on the 15 Hole  
Joe McGovern on the 2 Hole  
John O’Brien on the 12 Hole  
Two’s Entry: 43
Weather: Very showery with a strong wind

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