Golfing in the Glenns 30 Nov 2010

AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Club took place on Sunday last. Despite the unfavourable weather conditions there was a good turnout of members to discuss and analyse the Club’s progress over the previous year. Members were welcomed by Chairman Bernard Kennedy who thanked all for their attendance on such a cold and frosty evening.
Hon. Sec. Tony Hogan reported on the happenings within the Club and noted that all competitions took place during the year without interruption and he was glad to note that the new lands held up very well and got very favourable comments from members and visitors alike. Fund raising events such as classics, scrambles, poker and a table quiz were held throughout the year and were very well supported by the members. He informed the members that Frank Kearns was in the process of setting up a new website which should be ready before Christmas.
Hon. Treas. David McDowell in a comprehensive report noted the difficulty of balancing the books in these recessionary times. It was decided to retain the entry fee for new golfers at last year’s rate of €450 plus bar/food levy of €50. Family membership will be €750 plus €50.
The following were elected to serve with the ex officio officers on the Management Committee for 2011: Liam Delaney, Kathleen Doorley, Ann Frawley, John Irwin, Bernard Kennedy, Ann McIntyre & Bernadette McTague. Ex Officio: Captains Joe Slevin/Rita Delaney, Presidents Tony McTague/Gemma Butler. Vice Captains Seamas Breen/Vera Smyth with Hon. Sec Tony Hogan and Hon.Treas. David McDowell.
Several items came up for discussion including reversing the nines. Members felt we should retain the present arrangement but the removal of one of the hills to the left of the first tee might be considered. Chairman Bernard said he was proud to have captained the club, thanked all for their help during the year and wished incoming Captains Joe Slevin and Rita Delaney and Presidents Tony McTague and Gemma Butler every success during 2011.

FOR YOUR DIARY

Open 3 ball. Any Combination. Ongoing.
Turkeys 9h. Ongoing.
Thurs. 2 Dec. 10.15 Seniors.
Thurs.2 Dec.8pm. Table Quiz. Please note change of time.
Sat./Sun 4/5 Dec. 14 Hole hamper sponsored by the Seniors.
Tues.7 Dec. 10.30. Bridge in Club. All welcome.
Thurs.9 Dec. 10.15. Seniors. Dinner that evening followed by music and song.
Fri.17 Dec. Santa in Club.

RESULTS

Turkeys. 1st Dick Johnston 24 pts. 2nd David Corbett Jonathan Burke and Aidan Farrelly all on 23 pts. Please note that six other players were on 23 pts but failed to collect a bird. Better luck when the frosts clear.
Bridge. 1st Frank Doorley/Joanne Loughnane. 2nd Mary O’Gorman/Tess Liffey

VOUCHERS

Vouchers are available from the office and no doubt can be used as a very acceptable Christmas gift for your family and friends. Please call Joan at 057 912 0082.

WELCOME

Members extend a very warm welcome to our new caterer Debbie Horan. She is now taking orders for Christmas fare.

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

14 Hole Stroke 3rd Hamper. The third ongoing 14 Hole Stroke 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.
9 Hole Turkey. The 9 Hole Turkey kindly sponsored by Dwyer Butchers, Main Street (Paul Boyd) is also running and can be played in conjunction with the 14 Hole stroke Hamper.
Dates for your diary:
Thursday, 2nd December. Table Quiz at 8.00 p.m. Please support.
Friday, 17th December. Santa in the Glenns.
Sunday, 19th December. Ladies Party Sunday; details to be posted later.