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Monday 4th October 2021

Joe Kerrigan - Mens Captain 1979

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of our former captain Joe Kerrigan. Joe served as captain in 1979 and is fondly rememered as a kind and spirited individual who introduced may new members to the game in his playing days.

Belmullet Golf Club would like to extend their condolences to all of Joe's family, neighbours and close friends on his passing.

Funeral arragements are as follows:

Remains will repose at McDonnell’s Funeral Home, Belmullet on Wednesday evening from 5 o’clock until 7 o’clock with funeral arriving at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Belmullet at 8 o’clock.

Funeral Mass on Thursday at 12 o’clock followed by burial in Glencastle new Cemetery.
Live streaming of the Funeral Mass will be available for viewing at 12 noon on Thursday on churchtv.iebelmullet

Full funeral notice can be found here: https://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/obituaries-home/51576-joseph-kerrigan-derrycorrib-barnatra-bal...

If members wish to pay their respects, they may stand along the funeral route as the funeral cortege passes through the town and villages en route to the Church on Wednesday evening and to the cemetery on Thursday afternoon. Please stand in a socially distanced manner on the streets, roadsides, outside the church and cemetery, ensuring public health and safety is being upheld to the highest standard.


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Wednesday 29th September 2021

Club Outing 2021

The annual captains outing took place last weekend from Friday 24th - Sunday 26th September. Captain Séan Gaughan organized a fantastic weekend in the midlands for the 30 or so golfers that made the trip east. The weekend kicked off with a trip to Athlone golf club on Friday before heading on to Tullamore where all were based for the weekend in the Bridgehouse Hotel. 

On Saturday, on what was a scorcher of a day for late September,   New Forest Golf Club was the venue for day two of the outing. All members were incredibly impressed by the conditioning of the course and it came as no surprise as one of our own, Donal Shine's son also named Donal is the course superintendent in the New Forest Estate.

Day 3 saw the golfers make the short trip from Tullamore to Esker Hills Golf Club. The home club of Shane Lowry was buzzing with excitement after Shane's exploits on the 18th green in his Ryder Cup match the previous night. After the conclusion of the days play it was Thomas Gruddy who was the winner of the captains outing for 2021, closely followed by Kevin Donnelly in second place with captain Séan taking home the 3rd prize.

See below the group that made the trip and who returned home to Belmullet late Sunday evening with a few sore heads but memories to last a lifetime.

Séan would like to thank all of those who made the trip and also main sponsor, Togher Group Hong Kong for contributing towards the weekend. 



Tuesday 28th September 2021

BELMULLET GOLF CLUB AM AM 2021

Our annual fundraising Am Am is back on October Bank Holiday weekend ( Sat & Sun 23rd & 24th October). We expect that there will be a big demand for slots as it is a bank holiday so it is important that you book your team as early as possible to not be dissapointed. Call the golf shop or drop in to book your tee time. Best score on either day, €35pp for one day or €50pp for both days. Excellent prizes guaranteed.


Thursday 9th September 2021

GOOD LUCK RYAN & EOIN IN THE ALL IRELAND FINAL

Everyone from Belmullet Golf Club wishes our two members Ryan & Eoin O'Donoghue the very best of luck in the All Ireland Final this Saturday 11th September against Tyrone. Bring it home lads.

Monday 6th September 2021

GRAINNE UAILE 2021

On Sunday last 5th September, after a years absence, the annual Grainne Uaile competition was contested with our near neighbours Achill and Mulranny. This year it was decided that rather than the traditional format of three consecutive Sundays on each course, it was decided to have it over one day this year and Achill Golf Club were the kind hosts.

Home advantage proved to be the deciding factor as Achill eased to victory on what was a great day for scoring across the links in Keel. 

Well done to Peter Mulry and Gerry Lavelle who were the leading pair from Belmullet and Captain Sean thanks all of the team for making the trip up to represent our club. The wait goes on to capture the Grainne Uaile trophy but 2022 may be the lucky year.


Michael Madden (Captain, Mulranny),  John McNamara (Captain Achill), Séan Gaughan (Captain, Belmullet)



Monday 30th August 2021

DAMIAN LAVELLE RECORDS A HOLE-IN-ONE

Congratulations to Damian Lavelle who recorded an ace on the Wild Atlantic Dunes 10th yesterday during the Pat Gorham sponsored strokeplay competition.

This is the 44th ace recorded in competition in Carne.

Pictured is Damian celebrating with the lucky ball.


Sunday 15th August 2021

CAPTAINS OUTING 2021

Captain Séan Gaughan will hold his captains outing kindly sponsored by Togher Group Hong Kong over the weekend of
September 24th - 26th 2021. 

Day 1: Athlone Golf Club (Optional) - €25 Green Fee
Day 2: New Forest Golf Club
Day 3: Esker Hills Golf Club

Two nights B&B (Fri & Sat) + Evening meal (€25 meal voucher) in the Bridgehouse Hotel in Tullamore plus golf at €260pp

There is a sign-up sheet located in the gents changing rooms above the computer where you can indicate your interest.
A deposit of €50 will be collected in the next few weeks in advance of the outing

Sunday 15th August 2021

COMPETITION CHANGE

The gents Artec Construction sponsored competition due to take place on the August 19th 2021 has been changed to August 18th 2021 due to a clash with another event being played across the dunes on Thursday and Friday.

As our Thursday evening competitions are drawing to a close as the evenings are getting shorter, we encourage all our members to come out and support.


Thursday 29th July 2021

Re-divotting Evening

There will be a redivotting evening tomorrow (July 30th) from 6pm to repair some of fresh divots and return the fairways to their best on the Wild Atlantic Dunes course in advance of the IPGA next week and upcoming club competitions. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone that can, could help out for a couple of hours. The greenkeeper will have the material ready and it is hoped there will be plenty of bags and buckets and a few buggies to carry out the operation.

As always members are reminded to continually repair divots and pitchmarks on greens.


Saturday 24th July 2021

NEW GUIDANCE FOR GOLF FROM JULY 23RD 2021

Following continuing engagement with the relevant Government departments and agencies, Golf Ireland have made some changes to the guidance for golf in the Republic of Ireland from 23rd July 2021.

The position of Belmullet Golf Club, after the issuing of Guidelines from Golf Ireland regarding flagsticks and bunkers, is as follows:

1. Flagsticks may be removed from the hole. Rules 13.2 and 13.3 now apply

2. Bunkers rakes can now be used. If your ball finds a bunker, you must play the ball as it lies. No 6 inch relief anymore .

Please familiarize yourself with the new guidelines from Golf Ireland.

https://static.clubhouse.golfireland.ie/clubs/1000/uploads/files/club_support/gi_livingwithcovid_roi_july23%20v3.pdf  


Monday 19th July 2021

MacNicolas Cup Matchplay 2021

Well done to Martin Cosgrove who won the MacNicholas Cup Matchplay recently in closely contested final against Sean Meenaghan.


Sunday 11th July 2021

GENTS CHANGING ROOMS

The recent refurbished gents changing rooms will be open for competition entries etc. and toilet facilities only, in line with Covid guidelines, from Monday 12th July 2021.  The changing rooms cannot, as yet, be used for changing facilities or showering facilities as Golf Ireland guidelines are not yet eased in this regard.

Members will be notified once this is possible inline with recommendations from Golf Ireland


Sunday 11th July 2021

IRISH PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 2021

Following recent meetings and discussions with the Irish PGA in regards to arrangements for the hosting of the Irish PGA Championship at Carne from 4th to 7th August 2021, we have been made aware of the exact requirements for the event.  

In regards to the event itself the PGA have advised that in the event of delays or postponements to play resulting from inclement weather, there may be a requirement to play the final round of the event on Sunday 8th August 2021, and in the unlikely event of this occurring, Member tee times on that Sunday 8th August, would be postponed to start from 12.00 noon onwards.  

Should anyone wish to become involved in the event itself, there are a number of opportunities for volunteers in the following roles:-
  • Ball Spotters;
  • Management of the practice range facilities;
  • Starters for both Pro-Am and the Championship;
  • Attendant for the 9th green to feedback scores from the score recorder to the main scoreboard;
  • Attendants to carry scoreboards on the final day for the leading players of the tournament.
If anyone is interested in any of the above, please let the golf shop know by 24th July, so arrangements can be finalized.

Friday 2nd July 2021

CAPTAIN'S PRIZES 2021

Gents captain Seán has made the decision to postpone his captain's prize by a couple of weeks due to the uncertainty surrounding the current covid restrictions.

The Captain's Prizes will now take place on September 19th 2021. 

As a result of the change the gents competition planned for September 19th has been moved to July 25th and this is reflected in the updated fixtures.

We wish Sean well and hopefully by September 19th we can all celebrate the captains day for what it really is intended to be like.


Wednesday 30th June 2021

KILMORE 9 - GROUND UNDER REPAIR

Area's damaged by flooding that have been sanded over on 3rd and 5th fairways on the Kilmore Course (8th and 14th WAD course) are to be treated as GUR for upcoming competitions. 

This information will also be posted in competition entry room.


Monday 28th June 2021

HACKETT LINKS MAINTENANCE

Due to maintenance work on the Hackett Links front 9 (old back9), the Kilmore Links will be in play from tomorrow Monday 28th June until Sunday 4th July 2021. This course is the new 9 and the back 9(old front 9). Thursday men's competition will be held on the Kilmore Links and Sunday's will be on Hackett Links. 


Tuesday 15th June 2021

ERRIS CUP DRAW 2021

Well done to Ryan O'Donoghue who recently won the Frank Brogan Memorial Erris Cup Matchplay in a keenly contested final against James McGuire.

Ivan Barrett - 2019 Erris Cup Winner

Friday 4th June 2021

Lír Bar & Restaurant at Carne Golf Links

Clubhouse will re-open for outdoor dining at weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) from the weekend of 18th June 2021, and will be fully re-open for indoor dining from 5th July, in line with Government guidelines.

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

2021 - EVENTS ON THE LINKS

There are a few Erris Tourism events confirmed for the upcoming months. Anyone wishing to enter a team into any of these events should do so as soon as possible, as the tee sheets are filling fast:-

Wild Atlantic Dunes Challenge Open Fourball: 4/5/6th July 2021
Irish PGA Championship 2021 Pro-Am: 4th August 2021
Wild Atlantic Way Ladies Open Fourball : 4th September 2021
Friends of Carne: 2/3rd October 2021

If you would like to book a slot for any of the above competitions give the golf shop a call on (097) 82292.


Sunday 30th May 2021

Re-divotting Evening

There will be a redivotting evening on Monday next 31st May from 6.30pm to repair some of fresh divots and return the fairways to their best. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone that can, could help out for a couple of hours. The greenkeeper will have the material ready and it is hoped there will be plenty of bags and buckets and a few buggies to carry out the operation.

In keeping with current government guidelines, all social distancing measures should be strictly adhered to at all times and volunteers should not congregate in groups.

Please if possible complete the following survey to confirm your participation and be assigned a set of holes to work on:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PR8VGLC

As always members are reminded to continually repair divots and pitchmarks on greens.


Monday 24th May 2021

Kevin Rabbett - Men's Captain 1991

It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing of our former Captain Kevin Rabbett. Kevin served as captain in 1991 and is fondly remembered as a kind and good spirited individual by all past and present members.

The club would like to extend their condolences to Ciarán, Mary and all the extended Rabbett family.

If members wish to, they may stand along the funeral route from Belmullet to Aughleam, while abiding by the guidelines and while wearing our club crest.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Remains will depart from McDonnell’s Funeral Home, Belmullet on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock arriving at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Aughleam for Funeral Mass at 2 o’clock, followed by burial in Faulmore Cemetery.

Live streaming of the Funeral Mass will be available for viewing on McDonnell Funeral Directors Facebook page at 2pm with all other funeral services available for viewing at 9pm on Wednesday.

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Friday 7th May 2021

GOLF IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND FROM MAY 10TH

Following continuing engagement with the relevant Government departments and agencies, Golf Ireland can confirm the following measures apply in the Republic of Ireland from 10th May 2021.
  • Golf Clubs can open for members and visitors. Inter-county travel restrictions will cease to apply
  • In accordance with the household mixing outdoors, timesheets can be set up for two-balls, three-balls or four-balls at the club's discretion. Three and four-balls can be from any number of households.
  • Tee times must be booked in advance online or over the telephone. Clubs must ensure that players’ names are recorded on timesheets and timesheets must be kept for a period of at least six weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise.
  • While the return to formal, organised competition across all sports will commence from 7th June in line with the Irish Government’s ‘Path Ahead’, we can now confirm that golf clubs can organze internal club competitions for members only from 10th May onwards, with all other competition activities then permitted from 7th June, subject to the public health situation at the time. Ladies and gents fixtures will be available soon in the respective fixtures tabs.
  • No 'Major', Open or Inter Club Competitions should be held before 7th June.
  • All golf activities should be organised based on "arrival-play-depart without delay"

Further guidance on the return to golf protocols can be found in the document below. Members are encouraged to read this document in full to familiarize themselves with the protocols to ensure the continued compliance with the measures outlined

Return to play protocol from May 10th (Click to open document)


Tuesday 20th April 2021

GOLF IRELAND APP LAUNCED

Golfers across the island of Ireland can now pre-register and enter scores from general play rounds at any rated course via the Golf Ireland App.  

The new App, developed by Golf Ireland in conjunction with the introduction of the new World Handicap System, is available to all members of affiliated golf clubs who hold a WHS Handicap Index.  

The App allows golfers to enjoy the flexibility of recording scores for handicap purposes from either 9-hole or 18-hole social rounds played in accordance with the Rules of Handicapping.  

Golfers can also view their handicap index and playing record as well as follow and communicate with friends

Check out the following walk-through videos which explain how to use the new app:


GI App: Introduction and Signing In

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SBTVXoKWgE&list=PL9PeXb-oZMylqB-utOrGOi4eLVkY_dJM1&index=1&ab_channel=GolfIreland>  



GI App: The Dashboard 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22Q4yQbTMoA&list=PL9PeXb-oZMylqB-utOrGOi4eLVkY_dJM1&index=3&ab_channel=GolfIreland> 



GI App: Entering Scores 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmKao6a7og8&list=PL9PeXb-oZMylqB-utOrGOi4eLVkY_dJM1&index=4&ab_channel=GolfIreland>  



GI App: Adding friends, sharing messages and more

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewo18vkjfE0&list=PL9PeXb-oZMylqB-utOrGOi4eLVkY_dJM1&index=5&ab_channel=GolfIreland>




To download the app, simply search for “Golf Ireland” in the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android) and select the version with the Golf Ireland logo.  

Once downloaded, golfers will need to log in to access their account using their MyGolf membership number and password. If not done so already, golfers will first need to register an account on the MyGolf section of the Golf Ireland website at www.golfireland.ie/signup   




Monday 19th April 2021

GOLF TO REOPEN FROM MONDAY APRIL 26TH

Following almost four months off the links, golf will make its long awaited return next Monday 26th April 2021. 

In the initial phase, the Irish Government have decided that participants in sport and exercise activity must be from no more than two households. Therefore, groups playing on golf courses during this initial phase must be confined to a maximum of two households. This means that all tee times must be either two-balls, or alternatively three-balls and four-balls where players in the group are from no more than two households.

Tee times must be booked in advance online or over the telephone at 097 82292

All golf activities should be organised based on "arrival-play-depart without delay"  

Further guidance on the return to golf protocols can be found in the document below. Members are encouraged to read this document in full to familiarize themselves with the protocols to ensure a a safe and responsible return to golfing activity.

Return to play protocol (Click to open)


Monday 11th January 2021

BERNIE MCANDREW LADY CAPTAIN 2004 AND 2020

It was with profound sadness and deep deep shock that we heard the news this morning of the passing of last year's Lady Captain Bernie McAndrew.

A quiet lady ,full of discretion and integrity Bernie served as Lady Captain in 2004 and again last year,2020.

She was a great Club representative, having served in many roles in the Ladies Club throughout the years.

She will be missed by so many people, particularly by her husband Ian, her own family, her in-laws and by her wide circle of work and golfing friends.

The whole community has been rocked by the news of her death.

Shown are a sample of 'happy occasions' in the Golf Club that she so enjoyed, whether accepting prizes or giving them out.


Monday 21st December 2020

MENS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING POSTPONED

This years AGM of the Mens Club which was to  take place in the Elly Bay Suite in the  Broadhaven Bay Hotel at 8 pm on Monday 21st Decembermhas been postponed in light of the restrictions on organised events in indoor settings.

With the likelihood of the restrictions remaining in place or strengthening even further it is more likely that the AGM will be held in a 'remote 'manner to adopt the minutes of the 2019 AGM, adopt the 2020 financial report and ratify the incoming Officers and committee.

News of the new date for the AGM will be posted here and a message sent out on the Whattsapp group.

Sunday 20th December 2020

OUTSTANDING PRIZES WILL BE PRESENTED

The outgoing Prizes Committee would like to inform  members of the Mens Club who are due prizes for competitions from Dec 23rd 2019 to Dec 5th 2020 that they will receive them in due course.

The Prizes Committee intend to meet all prizewinners at Carne over the course of the Christmas period.

As you can appreciate in this extraordinary year,with no prizegivings taking place and the difficulty in approaching sponsors, it has been very difficult to keep up to date with the allocation of prizes.

The outgoing Prizes Committee wish to thank you for your patience and wish the incoming Committee the best of luck in the year ahead.


Saturday 5th December 2020

WINTER RULES IN OPERATION

From today December 4th Winter Rules have been introduced,until further notice.

Play for the Men from now until the 2021 Captain's Drive-In at the earliest, will be from the Yellow tees.

All competitions under these rules (as set out below) are qualifying.

1) A ball lying on a closely-mown area through the green may be lifted without penalty and cleaned. Before lifting the ball,the player must mark its position. Having lifted the ball he/she must place it on a spot within six inches of where the ball originally lay.

A player may place his ball only once, and it is in play when it has come to rest on the spot on which it is placed.

If a player fails to mark the position of the ball before it is lifted,he/she incurs a penalty of one stroke . 

Please note that Preferred lies do not apply in the rough. 

There has been an unavoidable delay in the delivery of our Handicap System upgrade for the new WHS, so if playing tomorrow follow the instructions at the computer sign-in.


Monday 30th November 2020

CARNE RE-OPENS FOR PLAY TOMORROW TUESDAY

As the country exits Level 5 restrictions tonight at midnight, the Links at Carne will re-open tomorrow December 1st for golf.

All members must abide by the Covid 19 protocols and pre-book their tee times on the BRS system, with the full names of all golfers provided for each tee time.  This is essential for contact tracing purposes and is subject to inspection by the HSA at any time, so it is imperative that members abide by these procedures.

The  newly refurbished Men's changing room facilities will remain closed in line with the Government restrictions until further notice.

In addition, the Clubhouse facilities will re-open on Saturday 5th December, under the normal winter trading hours.

From Wednesday 16th December, the Clubhouse will revert to 7 days per week trading until the New Year, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day excepted.

Please note that the regulations state that a substantial meal must be served before alcohol can be sold to individuals. Maximum of 50 patrons indoors at any one time, social distancing to be observed at all times, and booking is advisable during busy periods.

For those of you who are eligible to attend , the AGM of the Men's Club will be held on Friday December 18th at 8pm.  As the Clubhouse restaurant will no doubt be busy ,a venue for the AGM has yet to be confirmed.

An update will be posted  here in good time.  

After thirty plus years on the Men's Golf Club committee I am taking a well deserved break from Club activities in 2021.

Best of luck to my successor as the P.R.O  ,  Noel McLoughlin who will keep you all informed of all things to do with the Club via this website , the Club Facebook page and the Club Whattsapp group.

And best of luck to the incoming President, Captains, Officers and Committees.

Signing off

Kevin D


Friday 16th October 2020

NEW WORLDWIDE HANDICAPPING SYSTEM

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 will work.

https://www.facebook.com/golfingunionofireland/videos/world-handicap-system-podcast/842587613167709/


Wednesday 14th October 2020

2020 MEN'S CLUB OUTING BOWS TO THE INEVITABLE

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 their county.

Negotiations are on-going with the Hotel to recover our deposits.

Hopefully next year will bring an opportunity to have a Club Outing once again.

There will be some changes to the Mens fixtures list over the Bank Holiday weekend, keep an eye here for news on that.


Tuesday 22nd September 2020

FRIENDS OF CARNE AM-AM & SCRAMBLE

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 to count on each hole. You then carry your score over to Sunday when its a four person scramble over the Wild Atlantic Dunes course. Entry €50 per person for the two days. There will be a daily prize both days so anyone/ any team who can only play on one day can play with entry fee of €30 per person.

To reserve a slot you must call the golf shop on 09782292 during office hours.


Wednesday 9th September 2020

THE CAPTAINS PRIZE THIS SUNDAY

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 follows

 

Time

Tee

Player 1

Player 2

Player 3

Player 4

07:16

1st

K O’CONNOR

J GERAGTHY

D HEALY

X

07:24

1st

V FAHY

NATHAN RUDDY

T. McGONIGLE

K FALLON

07:32

1st

O MUNNELLY JNR

PADRAIG RUDDY

MICHAEL GAUGHAN

P McGINTY

07:40

1st

G MAGUIRE

JAMES MANGAN

HUGO LACEY

S MEENAGHAN

07:40

10th

P McINTYRE

A WALSH

J GINNELLY

X

07:48

1st

M IRWIN

K CONROY

JASON CAREY

R McDONNELL

07:48

10th

SEAN GAUGHAN

KEVIN PADDEN

N McLOUGHLIN

DAVID PADDEN

07:56

1st

PETER MULRY

B GAUGHAN

R WHELAN

J D HANLEY

07:56

10th

GARY OLIVER

PJ CAREY

C CHURCH

DARRAGH CAREY

08:04

1st

T GRUDDY

A MITCHELL

O MUNNELLY SNR

PATRICK LAVELLE

08:04

10th

C FAHERTY

F HEALY

G LAVELLE

JIMMY MONAGHAN

08:12

1st

J GALLAGHER

MJ GRUDDY

JASON PADDEN

K SWANICK

08:12

10th

L MITCHELL

A CARRABINE

C RABBETT

D SHINE

08:20

1st

JIM BROWN

SEAN HESTON

MARTIN BARRETT

C O’MUIRITHE

08:20

10th

DAMIEN LAVELLE

NOEL REILLY

PAUL MITCHELL

M COSGROVE

08:28

1st

JOHN HANLEY

BRIAN MURPHY

D O’MUIRITHE

M McGRATH

08:28

10th

J McGUIRE

G McDONNELL

K DONNELLY

CATHAL CAREY

08:36

1st

PAT REIDY

VIVIAN HEALY

KEVIN BARRETT

JAMES DOHERTY

08:36

10th

D BUTLER

JAMES LACEY

X

DAMIEN MURPHY

08:44

1st

E MANGAN

PAT DEANE

D S GAUGHAN

J.C MONAGHAN

08:44

10th

IVAN BARRETT

TOMMY ORGAN

E McANDREW

S O’COISDEALBHA

08:52

1st

D HURST

BRENDAN REILLY

KEVIN CAREY

JONO MURPHY

08:52

10th

HUGHIE CAREY

JOHN LENNON

DAVID HANLEY

A O’HARA

09:00

1st

M MYLOTTE

E GALLIGAN

JOHN HIGGINS

B KEANE

09:00

10th

GARY STANLEY

T MORRISSEY

P LYNSKEY

S McANDREW

09:08

1st

SEAN LAVELLE

ALAN LYNSKEY

R STICH

CATHAL DOHERTY

09:08

10th

JOHN WILSON

MAL. GAUGHAN

FERGUS SCANLON

CIARAN SMITH

09:16

1st

X

X

X

X

09:16

10th

X

X

X

X

09:24

1st

X

X

X

X

09:24

10th

X

X

X

X

It can also be accessed by clicking on the following link

Captains Draw 2020


Monday 24th August 2020

MENS GRÁINNE UAILE CANCELLED

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.


Thursday 13th August 2020

CARNE GOLF LINKS PRO-AM RESULTS

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 August.


Results:

Simon Thornton won the Pro-Am on Sunday with a two day 36 hole total of 10 under par.The team of Sean Gaughan Michael Gaughan and James McGuire

were the winers of the team event with a score of 185 narrowly defeating the team of Patrick and Sean Lavelle and Adam Walsh with 184. 

For a full report click below 

https://irishgolfer.ie/latest-golf-news/2020/08/17/thornton-cruises-to-victory-at-vermillion-energy-carne-pro-am/




Sunday 9th August 2020

THIS WEEK'S ACTIVITIES

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 entering is required to wear a face mask.  Face masks will be available to purchase in the golf shop from Wednesday onwards, as we are currently awaiting further supplies.

Thanks to all those who showed up for the Guard of Honour earlier today,the turnout was a very impressive one to bid farewell to our Past Captain Michael.

If you can help out tomorrow evening for fairway redivotting, please gather at 630 hopefully we can complete the work on the Hackett course on the day.

The mixed scramble scheduled for Wednesday next will be rescheduled as many members will be helping out on the course tomorrow, the Ladies have a competition on Tuesday kindly sponsored  by The Western Strands Hotel and the men have one on Thursday kindly sponsored by Teach John Joe ahead of the Pro-Am next weekend.


Saturday 8th August 2020

MICHAEL KAVANAGH RIP  

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 would like to extend sympathy to Michael's family , to his wife Gemma, sons Seán,Brendan and Tom and his daughters  Mary, Michelle, Aisling and Gemma and to his sister Mary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

As a result of Michael's interment tomorrow Sunday, the Marty Gaughan Memorial Men's  Competition scheduled for tomorrow has been postponed until a later date.

The course will remain closed to members tomorrow until after Michael's burial in Emlybeg cemetery.

A Guard of Honour of Golf Club members should gather at the bottom of the road up to Emlybeg  graveyard from 1130.

Please wear a  Club Jacket or Club Jumper if you have one.

Michael is pictured holding the Ryder Cup on it's visit to Carne in 2014  and below on the old Hackett First tee with his  Met Éireann colleagues Kevin Donnelly, Donal Shine and John Hanley back in 1992.


Friday 7th August 2020

JOHN GINNELLY RECORDS AN ACE

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 Reilly for Ciarán in the latter.


Thursday 6th August 2020

OUR RANKING AT CARNE CONTINUES TO RISE  

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 said, the fairways on the links do need some attention in the next week due to the increased traffic on it over the last number of weeks and to that end the Club are asking all who are fit and able and in the locality to help out with a redivotting evening on Monday next at 6:30 pm.

If you can help out please do, 'many hands make light work'

It is so important to present the course in the best possible way particularly over the next few months when there is so much golf, competitive and otherwise taking place.

Unfortunately we don't have the luxury (at present) of tens of staff, as in the picture, to undertake routine maintenance of this nature on a regular basis so it's imperative that Club members give a hand on the one or two occasions annually that it is required

All help is greatly appreciated.


Tuesday 21st July 2020

Congrats to Ronnie

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 Gaughan.

Thanks to Ronnie for opening a tab in the Clubhouse for a few hours so that anyone that wanted a drink could have one with their meal