Men’s Results & News – Dec 6th
Open Fourball (Sat 5th & Sun 6th December)
1st – George Foley (14) & Cyril Stafford (13) – 44 pts
2nd – Declan Doyle (12) & Jack Ryan (4) – 42 pts
3rd – Michael Heaphy (13) & Peter Ryan (12) – 41 pts
All week – 9h Christmas Turkeys
Sun 13th – Winter League 3rd Round
Sat 19th to Sun Jan 3rd – Christmas Classic (Open 2 Person Team Event)
The Christmas Turkey competitions are continuing. The format is a 9h stableford competition. The entry fee is €3 for 9 holes and you can play either nine. You can enter as many times as you like. There will be a prize winner for every 30 entrants. You must enter by paying the entry fee and putting your name in the book before commencing your round.
Congratulations to John Evoy on winning a Person of the Year award!
It’s not often we’ll get to congratulate one of our members on winning a Person of the Year Award, but that’s just what John Evoy did when he picked up his award at the 41st People of the Year Awards in Dublin last week. John set up Ireland’s first Men’s Shed in Tipperary in 2009 and has since replicated the idea 299 times in 150 towns with more than 10,000 men attending weekly, sharing their skills and friendship and protecting themselves against isolation. Congratulations John – keep up the brilliant work!
Quick Guide to the Rules
Playing the Ball (Rules 12, 13, 14 and 15)
If you think a ball is yours but can’t see your identification mark, after notifying your marker or opponent, you may mark the position of the ball and lift it to identify it (Rule 12-2).
Play the ball as it lies. Don’t improve your lie, the area of your intended stance or swing, or your line of play by:
– moving, bending or breaking anything fixed or growing, except in fairly taking your stance or making your swing, or
– pressing anything down (Rule 13-2).
If your ball is in a bunker or a water hazard, don’t:
– touch the ground (or the water in a hazard) with your hand or club before your downswing, or
– move loose impediments (Rule 13-4).
If you play a wrong ball:
– in match play you lose the hole
– in stroke play you incur a two-stroke penalty and must correct the mistake by playing the correct ball (Rule 15-3).
More next week!
Paying your subscription
Why not get a head start on paying next year’s subscription by paying via your card at the bar. You can pay any amount in advance, and you can pay whenever you want. Please contact Anthony in the bar for further details.
In the Restaurant – Vouchers/Christmas Parties/Sunday Lunch Special
If you are in search of a Christmas gift idea, why not consider a voucher for the Club Restaurant. You purchase vouchers of any value. Please contact a member of the Bar/Restaurant team for further details. It’s still not too late to make a Christmas Party booking in the Restaurant. Here’s a taste of the Christmas Menu:
Starters: Winter Vegetable Soup/ Chicken & Mushroom Vol Au Vent/ Goujons of Plaice
Mains: Roast Beef with Yorkshire Pudding/ Roast Stuffed Turkey & Ham/ Poached Salmon with Hollandaise Sauce (all served with Potatoes & Vegetables)
Desserts: Christmas Pudding with Brandy sauce/ Baileys Cheesecake/ Death by Chocolate
Finally, don’t forget the very popular Sunday Lunch special continues – and it’s just €15 for 4 courses!