Birr Golf Club Development Classic

On this weekend Saturday, Sunday and Monday 4/5/6 August we are holding our Annual Development Classic.


Since the completion of our development in 2009 our new course has been much appreciated by club members and visitors alike and we look forward to maintaining and improving the course where possible over the coming years..


On behalf of the Management Committee, we thank you in advance and hope you can support the Classic over the Bank Holiday Weekend. In the financial times we find ourselves in, it is imperative that all members get behind this fund raising venture and give your heartiest support. It is an opportunity to invite relations and friends from other clubs to play our beautiful course. This in turn will multiply numbers playing and therefore, benefit all.


Cost per team for this year’s Classic is €120 which includes burgers and refreshments on the 11th tee  sponsored by David Corbett, Butchers. Full catering is also available in our Glenn’s Restaurant all day.  Advertising your business / company over the three days by sponsoring a hole or tee costs €50.  Timesheets are posted in the Clubhouse for the three days and if you wish to sponsor / advertise please contact the Club. We thank you for your continued loyalty and support.


For your diary

Seniors. Thurs. 2 August 10.00. Draw in Tullamore. Glenn Eagles. 12.00 in Birr.

Club Classic Sat./Sun/Mon 4/5/6/ August. Team. 120.00 Sponsor Hole/Tee 50.00.

Open Tuesday 18h Stableford. All welcome.

Vintage Week Competitions. See Vintage Programme.

Irish Aviation Classic. Se Pardy. Fri.10 August.

South Leinster Cup final. Birr v Carlow in Carlow. Sat.11 August.

Birr Stage Guild Classic 17 August.. Contact:Adrian Sheils.

Captain Seamas Breen’s Prize. 18/19/26 August.



Sunday.18h Stableford. 1st Larry Lyons (16) 39pts. 2nd Tom Murtagh (16) 36pts. Gross:Ger Gath  29 gross. 3rd John Carroll (15) 34pts.

Open Tuesdays. 1st Billy McGarry (0.7) 40pts.

Juniors. Sponsored by  Nigel Johnston Caterer. 1st Kenny Rice Robert Haines Shane Murtagh.  2nd Mark Haines Michael Segan Kieran O’Reilly

Seniors. 1st G Claffey T Kenny T Wright J Molloy 42; 2nd A Joyce F Jackson J Gilmartin B Mc Gurk 42. Outing to Tullamore Thurs Aug 2nd. Draw in Tullamore at 10 am.

Irish Wheelchair  Classic. 1st John Coughlan Stephen Grogan John Connell Bernie Kennedy 96pts. 2nd Ken Spillane Martin Talbott Aidan Farrelly Pat Scully 95 pts. 3rd Robert Dunne Sean Doolin Tom Newman Pat Heffernan 91pts. 4th Liz Nolan Miley Nolan Enda Carroll Aimee Carroll 91 pts. 5th Ann Egan Cept Carthy Violet Mooney PJ Lowry 91pts.


Junior Golf Summer Camp

The Junior Golf Summer Camp will take place at Birr Golf Shop & Driving Range. The camps will be running from 10 until 12 each day on the following dates: June 25th, 26th, 27th ;  July 9th,10th,11th;  July 23rd, 24th, 25th; August 6th, 7th, 8th.   Fee 50 euro per child, per camp. Book your place now to avoid disappointment as places are limited!  For all enquiries contact the Golf Shop on; 057 912 1606.


Ladies’ golf

A great two days was held for Lady Captain’s Day with very little rain and quite a bit of sunshine.  The overall winner was Ena Guilfoyle with an overall score of 147.  In 2nd place was Caroline Guinan with a score of 152.  The Gross Prize went to Gemma Butler with a score of 166 and in 3rd place was Marie Keane with a score of 152. The Past Captains’ Prize went to Mary Grennan with a score of 153.  In 4th place was Denise Delaney with a score of 153 and in 5th Place was Siobhan Tynan with a score of 153.

The winner of the 9-Hole Competition was Mona Collins.  Pat Doyle and Luke Guinan picked up the Mens Prize.

A great day and night was had by all.

The Ladies Outing to Royal Tara is taking place on Sunday 19th August, 2012.  Please see locker room for more details.