Club News

Find out about the latest club news below

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