TULLAMORE: THE severe winter weather over the past week has resulted in all activities in the Golf Club being cancelled. As the course has been covered with a blanket of snow, it was not possible to play any golf for a number of days.
It is hoped that with the prospect of improving weather conditions that it will be possible to go ahead with Turkey Sunday next December 12. This competition will be played over the two 9s with the higher handicappers playing the front 9 and the lower handicappers playing the back 9 with 2 categories on each 9.
The requirement to have entered for three turkey competitions is not now going to be implemented due to the weather making it impossible to play golf last week and again for much of this week.
AGM: The Joint Club AGM which was scheduled for Thursday last had to be postponed and is now scheduled to be held on Thursday of this week, December 9, at 8pm.
THE Ladies AGM took place on Tuesday, November 23 with a great attendance. It marked the end of a very fast year in office for outgoing Lady Captain Pamela Smollen. Our Lady Captain Pamela represented the club superbly at every level throughout the year. She thanked her committee, secretary Marie Fox, and all the full time staff of Tullamore Golf Club.
Having climbed the ranks on this years golf club list, a special thanks was issued to Mr Mark Murphy and his grounds staff, for the superb condition of our Parkland course.
A special thanks was made to all the team selectors for the year, with the hope that members continue to make themselves available for interclub teams.
Pamela welcomed in the new Lady Captain for 2011, Miriam Hogan, presenting the Captains badge to Miriam, and wishing her all the best for her year as Captain. We wish Pamela well, and hope that she enjoys a great rest after a very busy year she has given to Tullamore Ladies Golf.
Presentation of medals took place. The Lady Golfer of the Year for 2010 was Helen Egan who was presented with the trophy.
Competitions: The ‘Turkeys’ 14 stableford competition continues with winners in class A; Congratulations to
1st Kathleen Moylan (10) 28 points, 2nd Eileen Cahir (13) 27 points.
Congratulations to winners in class B ‘Turkeys’ 14 stableford competition; 1st Anna Kavanagh (20) 32 points, 2nd Jane Coen (27) 26 points.
Obviously the winter wonderland of snow, frost and ice, has stopped all forms of golf this week. The 3 person team competition has been re arranged for Thursday January 6, 2011.
Notes For Your Diary: The Winter league 14 hole stableford competition teams are now up. Four cards are required before January 31. The Joint Club AGM takes place on Thursday, December 9. The Offaly Hospice competition will continue until December 15.
THE Glenns at the moment is a perfect venue for snowboarding. Unfortunately golf is taking a back seat for the immediate future. There is every chance that conditions will improve for the weekend when turkeys and hampers will be on offer.
Don’t forget Santa will be making his traditional visit on Friday, December 17 at 6pm. As usual Santa will be his generous self and all Daddies and Mammies with their children are invited to come and join in the fun
The Seniors will have their Christmas golf outing on Thursday, December 16 with the dinner on Saturday, December 18 at 7pm. Please note change.
Members are reminded that notices for membership are now being posted. Please contact Joan in the office where arrangements can be made for payments.
Vouchers are available from the office and no doubt can be used as a very acceptable Christmas gift for your family and friends. Please call Joan at 057 91 20082.
Kevin McGrath golf professional is running great coaching packages for the winter months to get your game in shape for next year. On-course playing lessons with Kevin are proving very popular. Call Kevin on 087 237 9234 for info or look up his website at http://kevinmcgrathgolf.com
BALLINAGAR GOLF SOCIETY
DUE to the weather the Christmas outing fixed for Saturday, December 4 was cancelled and it has been re-scheduled for Saturday, December 18 with tee times reserved between 8.15 & 9.30 .This is the only time slot available before Christmas because of other cancellations.
TULLAMORE PITCH AND PUTT
DUE to the bad weather, there was no chance of play in the Adult/Juvenile scramble last Sunday. It is hoped it can be played next Sunday, December 12 at 10am sharp, with all proceeds in aid of the Children’s Christmas Party. All support is greatly appreciated.
The progressive 25’s continue each Tuesday night at 9pm. Last weeks winners were Donal Fox and Joe Bryant and the runners up were Una Pyke and Andy Boland. New players are always welcome.
Dancing: Old time dancing continues every Thursday night in the clubhouse. New dancers will be heartily welcome.
Christmas Draw: Tickets for the annual Christmas draw are now available from any member. All support is greatly appreciated.
Deepest sympathy is extended to Tracey and Joe McGrath on the death of their grandmother Evelyn Hogan, Clara who whose funeral took place recently. May she rest in peace.