Weekly News 27th March 2023

Mens Club
Spring League (Sponsored by Birr Golf Shop)
The 2023 Spring League qualifying rounds ended yesterday. The final takes place on Sunday 2nd April 2023 starting at 11am. The 8 teams who qualified for the final are:
Team P - 460 pts - J. Kelly, T. McTague, J. Conniffe, T. Wright
Team Q - 447 pts - J. Molloy, M. Coughlan, B.Guinan, T. Hogan
Team Z - 435 pts - S. Pardy, P. Brophy, Dec. Cleare, Dar. Cleare
Team R - 428 pts - A. Kelly, K.P. Kelly, B. Kelly, D. Kelly
Team M - 425 pts - D. Cox, J. Daly, G. Dunican, T. Clancy
Team K - 421 pts - S.Breen, L. O'Brien, A. Naylor, E.Nevin
Team V - 412 pts - T. Flaherty, K.Connell, K. Flaherty, A. Kelly
Team F - 409 pts - Cia. Slevin, M. Feighery, O.Kelly, Con. Slevin
The final will be played over 18 holes of the winter course off white markers.
Scores compiled to date do not carry over to the final.
The best three of four scores to count for the teams overall final day score.
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Other Competitions
14 Hole Stableford Results (13th March - 26th March)
1st. Jerome Molloy (11) 32 pts.
2nd. Thady Clancy (24) 32 pts.
3rd. Martin Young (15) 30 pts.
There will be a deduction of points for the winners for these series of competitions. Deductions will be 1st - 3 points, 2nd - 2 points, 3rd - 1 point.
14 hole singles stableford competition starting Monday 27th March - Holes 1 to 14. Play off the white markers. Entry fee €5, re-entry €3. Enter on the competition sheet and on the computer.

Interclub Competitions
Sheets are now on the noticeboard for relevant matches. If you wish to be considered for selection, please make sure to put your name down.

Gentle reminders for Golfers Series
This week – Golf Etiquette
Leave the Course as you found it.
Please treat the sod and sand of the course with the respect it deserves. This means raking bunkers, repairing, or filling divot holes and repairing pitch marks on the green.

Avoid throwing clubs
We have all missed four foot putts for par or sliced our tee shots out of bounds but this is no excuse for throwing a club. Apart from it looking bad it is extremely dangerous and might get you excommunicated from your fourball!!

Keep buggies off greens and tee boxes
Have respect for our course and those who maintain and play it. Park your buggy and walk to the tee. Please do not damage the playing surface for others and obey the signage regarding the use of buggies for that day.

Follow Dress Code
Members are reminded of our Dress Code policy as outlined under the Members menu on our website www.birrgolfclub.ie. Neat and tidy with no sleeveless tops or sports shorts.

Minimise Mobile Phone Use
Continually checking your phone goes against the spirit of being with friends. Even if not causing an audible disruption, it can be distracting and annoying for your playing partners. Please minimise it’s use and if necessary do so discreetly. 

Ladies Club
9 Hole Competition
Cat 1 Kay Kelly (HC 26.8) 20 pts
Cat 2 Denise Delaney (HC 19.5) 19 pts
Cat 3 Deirdre Horan (HC 35.2) 17 pts after penalties

New 9 Hole competition - Please register on the computer.
13 hole hamper competition ongoing - Please register in the book
18 hole competition, kindly sponsored by Lavendar House - 29th March , 1st & 2nd April
Glenn Eagles next competition to take place on 30th March, Draw will be at 1.00pm
Match Play - The names are now up in the locker room  - First 6 players to play by the 10th April
Change of draw times for Wednesday afternoon to 1.30  - Draw at 10.00 will continue as usual.

Ladies Get into Golf Program
The next ladies "Get into Golf Program" is commencing on March 30th at Birr Golf Shop and Driving Range. This is a 6 week program, every Thursday from 7.00pm. Cost of the Program is €69.95.
Please share this with your friends and family. If you know of anyone interested in trying golf, please get them to contact Sonia Brody on 0879792905 or Mike Horan at the golf shop.


January Members Draw Results
The results of the draw for those who had paid or signed up to a standing order for their membership before the end of January were as follows. 1st Eddie Nevin 2nd Josephine Conniffe 3rd Charlie Brophy


Augusta Sweep
The annual Augusta Sweep is up and running. The entry fee is €10. Contact Francie on 087 2857282

to enter.


Weekly Fundraiser Draw
The numbers drawn this week were 7, 11, 17 and 21. The jackpot was not won. The weekly prize winner was Owen Kelly. The jackpot now stands at €5,000


Bridge Club Results
23rd March
1st Tom and Mary McGee 
2nd Margaret Feehan and Cecelia Doorly