Golfing in the Glenns 16 Nov 2010

CAPTAIN'S DINNER

Captains Bernard Kennedy and Kathleen Doorley were feted and honoured by the members at the annual dinner on Saturday night. Presidents Doreen McKenna and David McDowell in introducing the Captains spoke of their dedicated and unselfish work for the Club throughout the year. The Presidents stressed the huge amount of time devoted to the running of the Club by both Captains. In reply Kathleen thanked all the members for making her year so enjoyable. She noted that it was an honour to work for such a fine club with members who were second to none. She wanted to join in thanking our caterer Cathal McIntyre and his staff for their professionalism and high standards. We were all sorry that Cathal was leaving and he was wished every success for the future. She extended best wishes to incoming Captains Rita Delaney and Joe Slevin.

Captain Bernard in a witty and entertaining speech emphasised how important it was to have the support of the members and especially of his family who often wondered what went on at the innumerable meetings he attended. He thanked the sponsors, the course and house staff and pointed out that we had one of the most beautiful courses in the country. Even though money was scarce he was convinced that we would ride out this recession and thanked Hon.Treas. David McDowell for keeping a close watch on our finances.

Incoming Captain Joe Slevin who acted as MC for the evening, thanked Cathal McIntyre for all his work and presented him with a token of our appreciation. Cathal in reply said how much he enjoyed working in The Glenns and praised the members for their courtesy towards himself and his staff.

Golfers of the Year Angie Hough and Jerome Molloy were presented with their mementoes and trophies.

After an excellent meal, lively conversation, good music and dancing the festivities continued into the small hours. Congratulations and well done to the House Committee who organised the function.

FOR YOUR DIARY

Tues.16 Nov. 8.00 pm. Men’s AGM;

Thurs.18 Nov. 10.15 Seniors.

Fri.19 Nov. 8.00 Ladies’ AGM.

Sat. 20 Nov. Societies.

Sat./Sun 20/21 Nov. Turkeys.

Tues. 23 Nov. 10.30. Bridge in Club.

Sun. 28 Nov. 4.00. Club AGM. Motions to put on notice board please.

Open 3-Ball. The competition which is sponsored by Titleist runs from now until the end of April. The format is Stableford, team of three, any combination ladies/gents with the two best scores to count at each hole. This is an ideal competition to take part in, so do invite your friends to come along and enjoy a lovely round in The Glenns. Three groups to qualify each month.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS

The Mens’ and Ladies’ AGMs both take place this week. The Club’s AGM will be held on Sunday 28 Nov. at 4.00 pm when the accounts for the financial year will be presented. Also the Management Committee will be elected on that evening. Please come along and air your views on the many and varied topics that will be on the agenda. Nominations for election to the Management Committee shall be posted on the notice board not later than seven days prior to the Club AGM which takes place on Sun, 28 Nov.

RESULTS

Seniors. John Carroll John Gilmartin Gay Claffey 35; Tom Duffy Tom Wright Michael Stephens 37.

Seniors Christmas Dinner Thurs Dec 9th

Bridge. 1st Tess Liffey/Mary O’Gorman 2nd Phyllis Landy/Michael Stephens.

KEVIN MCGRATH

Kevin Mc Grath golf professional is running great coaching packages for the winter months to get your game in shape for next year. On-course playing lessons with Kevin are proving very popular. Call Kevin on 087 237 9234 for info or look up his website at

LADIES’ GOLF

Ladies Branch Annual General Meeting. Ladies please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Ladies Branch will take place on Friday, 19th November at 8.00 p.m. Your attendance and support would be appreciated on the night.

Results.

14 Hole Stableford Hamper sponsored by Greg Hanlon Butcher, Birr.

1st Patrice Delaney – 32 Points 2nd Siobhán Tynan – 27 Points 3rd Aileen Watkins – 27 Points.

1st Turkey 9 Hole Competition sponsored by Flynn’s Super Valu Banagher.

1st Caroline Guinan – 21 Points 2nd Valerie Coleman – 21 Points 3rd Maura Flannery – 18 Points.

Ladies Golfer of the Year

Congratulations to Angela Hough who is the Ladies Golfer of the Year 2010. Angela has been to the fore in supporting all events and competitions and is justly rewarded for her huge commitment to the game of golf. Angela was presented with her prize at the annual Captain’s Dinner on last Saturday night – well done Angela!

Ring Competition 2010

Category 1 H.Cap 1– 18 Vera Smyth Category 2 H.Cap 19 – 36 Mary Sullivan

14 Hole Stroke 2nd Hamper

The second 14 Hole ongoing Hamper Competition kindly sponsored by Joe Brophy Plumbing and Heating Contractor, commenced on 8th November. Draws on Wednesday at the usual time – arrange for the other days and timesheet for the weekends.

SYMPATHY

The members extend deepest sympathy to Ambrose Hughes and his family on the death of his brother Sean in Banagher last week.