Men’s Results & News – Jan 31st
Club Singles – 14h S’ford (24th Jan)
1st – Ger Freyne (19) – 32 pts
2nd – Ray Shannon (15) – 31 pts
3rd – Cyril Stafford (13) – 30 pts (last 9)
Gross – Donal Hosey – 26 pts
Cat 1 – Hugh Behan (5) – 27 pts
Cat 2 – Patrick Bennett (14) – 30 pts
Cat 3 – James Wallace (22) – 30 pts
Sun 7th Feb – Winter League Round 4
Sat 13th to Sat 20th – Valentine’s Classic (Open 4 Person Team event)
Sun 21st – Winter League Round 5
Cyril Stafford – The 67 million to 1 Man!
Belated congratulations to Cyril Stafford on a remarkable achievement just before Christmas. Playing on the first Sunday of the Christmas Classic, which was later abandoned, Cyril holed out for an ace on the 2nd. That would be enough for most golfers, but Cyril went on to record another hole in one on the 11th! The odds on achieving two holes in one in the one round are said to be 67 million to 1! Brilliant stuff, well done Cyril!
The draws have been completed for the national interclub team events and are available to view on the Golfnet website:
All members are invited and encouraged to get involved in the teams in whatever capacity they can. If you would like to get involved please contact the relevant team manager (there is a list of team managers on the noticeboard and on the website). Here’s a rundown of the draws:
– Barton Cup (3 home, 2 Away) vs Waterford on or before March 28th
– All Ireland Fourball (2 home, 3 Away) vs Wexford on or before April 3rd
– Irish Mixed (2 home, 3 Away) vs Borris on or before April 10th
– Provincial Towns (4 home, 5 Away) vs Waterford on or before April 24th
– Junior Cup: Regional Qualifying in Wexford on May 14th
– Barton Shield: Regional Qualifying in Baltinglass on May 21st
– Pierce Purcell: Regional Qualifying in St Helen’s Bay on June 11th
– Jimmy Bruen: Regional Qualifying in Borris on June 18th
– Senior Cup: Regional Qualifying in Enniscorthy on June 25th
Paying your subscription – Incentives for early payment – Pay by Tuesday Feb 2nd
2016 Subscriptions are being sent out to members at the moment. It is in the interests of the club financially that members pay their subscriptions as early as possible, and particularly since the club has lost income over the recent spell of bad weather. In order to encourage members to pay early, the Management Committee have put the following incentive in place:
– Any full member who pays their subscription in full before the February 2nd will receive two Green Fee Tickets for New Ross Golf Club.
– All other categories of adult member who pay their subscription in full before February 2nd will receive one Green Fee Ticket.
All green fee tickets will expire on October 31st 2016.
Hopefully you will be able to pay early and take advantage of the above incentives.
Since sending out our renewal notices for the annual sub, we have been informed by our insurers that the Golfers’ Insurance, which as you know is optional, has been increased by €5 (from €20 to €25). As a result, members wishing to avail of the Insurance should allow for this when paying their sub. Members who have already paid should contact the office to pay the extra €5 to validate their cover. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Use of Buggies
Due to the continuing poor weather, the use of buggies is not currently permitted on the golf course. As soon as the situation improves, buggies will be allowed back on to the course. We will keep you up to date via email. In the meantime, we thank you for your cooperation and patience.
Quick Guide to the Rules
Relief Situations & Procedures (Rules 22, 23, 24 and 25)
When playing golf, you must play the ball as it lies, whether your ball is in a good lie or a bad lie, unless the Rules allow you to do otherwise. For example, the Rules allow you to move natural objects like leaves and twigs – the Rules call these “loose impediments.”
The Rules also permit you to lift and move your ball if you have interference from certain conditions. Sometimes you can move your ball without penalty, e.g. when you have interference due to a man-made object – called “obstructions” – such as a road or path, or an abnormal ground condition, such as casual water and ground under repair. At other times, you may incur a penalty if you wish to move your ball, e.g. when your ball is in a water hazard.