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New worldwide Handicapping System

Friday 16th October, 2020



The new world Handicap system comes into effect on November 2nd next.To give you an idea of what this means to you and how your new initial handicap (index) may be computed, please listen to the following Podcast from the GUI and ILGU which describes quite well,some of the changes and how the system...

2020 Men's Club Outing bows to the inevitable

Wednesday 14th October, 2020



The Men's Club Outing which was due to take place at Athlone Golf Club with accomodation in the adjoining Hodson Bay Hotel on Friday,Saturday and Sunday of the October Bank Holiday weekend has been cancelled due to the current Covid restrictions which prohibits people from travelling outside...

Friends of Carne AmAm and Scramble

Tuesday 22nd September, 2020



The Friends of Carne 36 hole competition takes place this Saturday and Sunday. There are now a number of teetimes available due to the reduced number of teams from Dublin as they abide by the restrictions on the county. Teams of four. Am Am format on Saturday over the Hackett course with best two scores...

The Captains Prizes this Sunday

Wednesday 09th September, 2020



Vincent Keane and Bernie McAndrew will hold their Captains Prizes on Sunday next. Best of luck to both of them and all the competitors playing over the weekend in the Mens ,the Ladies and the Junior competitions.The draw for the Mens competition has just been completed and is as...

Mens Gráinne Uaile cancelled

Monday 24th August, 2020



The 2020 Mens Grainne Uaile is the latest sporting event to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.Hopefully it will be held in it's usual three day format in 2021.As a result the Swanick Family Practice sponsored Men's competition will now be held on Sunday 20th September....

Carne Golf Links ProAm Results

Thursday 13th August, 2020



The Carne Golf Links IPGA Pro-Am kindly sponsored by Vermilion Energy takes place this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.Below is the draw for the event. Please note also that the timesheet for Sheila Tallott's President's Prize is now open and a draw for playing partners will be held c 21st...

This week's activities

Sunday 09th August, 2020



Firstly,just to advise that in line with Government Covid regulations, the wearing of face masks in retail settings is mandatory from tomorrow 10th August until further notice. Having checked with the HSA, they have confirmed that the Golf Shop is considered a retail outlet and therefore anyone...

Michael Kavanagh RIP

Saturday 08th August, 2020



It is with deep sadness that we report the death of former long time member, Past Captain ,Past President and Honorary Life member of the Club Michael Kavanagh.Michael was Captain of the Club in 1968 and represented the Club in countless Inter Club and Gráinne Uaile competitions.The Club...


Congrats go to John Ginnelly who recorded an ace on the Hackett 7th (old 16th) in yesterday's strokeplay competition kindly sponsored by PJ McHale.This is the 43rd ace recorded in competition at Carne.Pictured are Ciarán Rabbett, John Ginnelly and David Barrett......and Brendan...

Our ranking at Carne continues to rise

Thursday 06th August, 2020



The status of the course(s) at Carne continue to rise according to the latest rankings in Links magazine which has us at No 8 in the Republic of Ireland and No 1 in Connacht.Congratulations to all involved particularly the greenkeeping staff of Fergus and Gary who have the course in great shape.That...

Upcoming events

Thursday 06th August, 2020



In keeping with the wishes of the Club President Sheila ,her competition will be played,as planned on Sun 23rd Aug but the presentation of prizes will be deferred to a more appropriate time later in the year.There will be a draw for partners for this competition in both the gents and ladies sections....

Congrats to Ronnie

Tuesday 21st July, 2020



Congratulations go to Ronnie McDonnell on his ace at the Hackett 5th hole on Sunday last.This was the first ace at this hole since the two nines on the Hackett course were reversed.He is pictured alongside his playing partners on the day, Michael Gaughan, Seán Gaughan and David S...

Local Rule with regard to bunkers

Thursday 16th July, 2020



Due to the Covid-19 restrictions , rakes for the upkeep of bunkers have been removed from the course.We would ask all players after playing from a bunker to leave it as you would like to find it by smoothing the sand with your shoe or golf club.However , we have introduced the following temporary local...


Club competitions are resuming on Fri 3rd July but certain changes have been made to the conditions of entry due to the current Covid -19 restrictions but the changing rooms are now again open for competition entry.The reserving of a teetime on the BRS on a 'competition day' is...


On Friday next the Mens Club will resume competitions with the Gerry Lavelle sponsored competition over the Wild Atlantic Dunes course. Entry €8. There will be a 9 hole competition over the Hackett Back Nine for the new summer pass holders. No entry fee.You need to book in advance to play,if...


Just a reminder to all, that COVID-19 restrictions are very much still in place regarding social distancing and the need to be contact traced if necessary.This means that we must still prebook a teetime leaving 16 minutes between our tee times, not 'gather' in numbers around the Clubhouse...

Captain's Day rescheduled

Tuesday 16th June, 2020



Vincent Keane's and Bernie McAndrew's Captain's Day has been rescheduled from it's original date of Sunday July 19th to the later date of Sunday Sept 13th.By then, hopefully COVID restrictions will have been lifted further so that the golf and the Captain's night can...

Summer rules now in operation..

Friday 05th June, 2020



Players are reminded that Winter Rules are no longer in operation.This means that Preferred Lies are no longer in operation once competitions resume after June 28th possibly on Sun 5th July or earlier that week ,and the ball through the green shall be played as it lies.So hit it, find it and hit it...

Opportunity for newcomers to the game.

Tuesday 02nd June, 2020



Locals who have never tried their hand(s) at golf have a great opportunity this summer to try it out and see if they like the game.Erris Tourism are offering a summer pass for the months of June, July and August to both men and ladies who live locally and who have 'never' played the game at a cost...


The reopening of Carne last Monday has resulted in some of our members, lucky enough to live within 5 kms of the Links getting back 'into the swing' of things.In the main ,members have adhered to the strict guidelines that accompanied the reopening of golf courses but there have been a few...


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