The Easter Weekend Invitation Mixed Foursomes will be held on Easter Sunday 21st April 2019 and will be sponsored by Robert Kennedy, Sky Windows. golf-easter-2019
The timesheet will run from 2.20 p.m. to 4.40 p.m. and is now open online.
It will be a 13 hole scramble for teams of four (two men and two ladies). As this is an invitation event there must be at least one Monkstown member on each team.
Entry per person is €5
The restaurant will be serving an a la carte menu.
Joe Doyle and the Mixed Foursomes Committee
In addition to Tim O’Connor as independent Chair, there are eight other Board Directors, four nominees each from the GUI and ILGU
As you will be aware, a single governing body for golf in Ireland was approved by both GUI and ILGU delegates at meetings held in January. A transition period has begun and the first meeting of the Transition Board of Golf Ireland, chaired by Tim O’Connor (Edmondstown), was held on March 12th. In addition to Tim as independent Chair, there are eight other Board Directors, four nominees from each organisation: Pauline Bailie (Belvoir Park), Mary Culliton (The Heath), Ian Kerr (Royal Portrush), Brege McCarrick (Mullingar), Joe McNamara (The Heath), John Power (Portmarnock), Brian Punch (Castletroy) and Fiona Scott (Dun Laoghaire). The board is charged with getting Golf Ireland up and running ahead of the official launch of the body in early 2021.
What this means
Until Golf Ireland is established in 2021 and transfer of functions from the GUI and ILGU commence, it is business-as-usual for both the GUI and ILGU. This means that you continue to communicate with us as you always have done. General queries, including those relating to handicapping and rules, should be directed to your relevant GUI officer or ILGU District Official. Get into Golf programmes are still managed by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland while coaching programmes at underage level are managed by your provincial branch offices in the case of the GUI and Women and Girls’ Interprovincial Development queries should be directed to your ILGU District Executive.
Please note the contact details at https://www.golfnet.ie/contact-us for details on who to communicate with.
A Transition Period, under the direction of the Transition Board is underway as we move towards Golf Ireland. The intention is for this to culminate with the first AGM and Regional meetings of Golf Ireland in the final quarter of 2020 which will pave the way for the organisation to ‘go live’ on 1 January 2021.
The transition period will involve the organisation taking shape through the creation of a regional and national structure and the drawing up of rules and processes to underpin the activities of the organisation, all overseen by a CEO who will be appointed during the Transition Period. The Transition Board will issue quarterly reports on topics being discussed and progress being made as the work of the Board continues.
The R&A and the USGA have announced the final changes to the Rules of Golf for 2019. These changes result from our Rules Modernisation Initiative that began in 2012 to bring the Rules up to date to fit the needs of the game today globally.
The background to the initiative and the major changes are provided on the website below, along with extensive resource materials.
Members can also log on to www.randa.org and download this app https://www.randa.org/en/rog/2019/pages/visual-search
Monkstown Golf Club
Given the extent of changes to Rule numbers, terminology and wording of Local Rules for 2019, we have updated our own Local Rules.
Our new Local Rules will be on the back of new scorecards which will be available prior to Qualifying competitions in 2019. In the meantime, copies of these new Local Rules effective January 2019 are available in the Locker Rooms, Pro Shop and will also be on the back of the Men’s Winter 15 Hole scorecards.
A good summary of the top 20 most important rule changes from 1st January 2019 is also available here
Pictures from the Officers Drive-in – Saturday, 8th December 2018.
All Photos taken by Niall O’Shea, Cork Golf News
Chairman Rob Andrews announced the appointment of Brian Hurley as our new General Manager.
Brian is a native of Cork and is presently the General Manager at Portmarnock Golf Club, a role he has held since May 2013. Prior to Portmarnock Brian was the General Manager at Dooks in Glenbeigh from May 2008 to May 2013.
Brian is a qualified golf professional and a member of the PGA. He has spent his entire career in the golf industry and was recognized last month by the Irish Golf Tour Operator Association as the Golf Club Manager of the year 2018.
We are delighted that Brian is joining the team at Monkstown and we are sure all our members will give him a warm welcome. Brian will be joining us on the 4th February 2019.
At the recent Management Meeting the Management Committee approved the immediate adoption of a Social Media Policy. All members are required to adhere to its requirements and if any member has a query please address it to the Communications Officer via the office.
A copy of the Social Media Policy can be found here……
|The clubhouse closing hours over the winter months will be as follows:
The catering staff will manage the bar on Tuesday and Thursday.
Our fabulous Minor Team beat Malone 3.5 to 1.5 today in the AIG Minor Cup in Knightsbrook Golf Club. What a fabulous achievement and congratulations across the board
Jane O’Hagan bt Deborah Wilson 3&2
Nina Kearney bt Wendy Reid by 2 holes
Martina McCarthy bt Margaret Crossey 3&2
Catherine Rice drew with Janet Bailie
Sieglinde Murphy lst to Hilary Agnew 7&6
MUNSTER FINAL PICTURES
Monkstown’s Martina McCarthy celebrates with team mates and supporters after her victory on the 19th green to clinch the Minor Cup Final at the 2018 AIG Ladies Cups and Shields Finals (Munster District) at Tipperary Golf Club today (02/09/2018). Picture by Pat Cashman
So it is off to the All-Ireland Finals in Knightsbrook for the Minor Team with our semi-final match against Gort G.C, the Connacht Champions, on Thursday 27th September and the All-Ireland decider on Friday 28th September.
Monkstown 3 Dromoland 2
Sarah Fox (22) lost to Sieglinde Murphy (22) on 19th
Mary O’Donnell O’Brien bt (23) v Jane O’Hagan (23) on 19th
Claire Bracken bt (26) v Nina Kearney (23) 2 up
Michelle Bennett (27) lost to Martina McCarthy (24) on 19th
Dorothea Madden (27) lost to Catherine Rice (26) 2 down
Reserves: Mary D. O’Sullivan & Pauline James.
Team Manager: Geraldine O’Keeffe
3 matches went down the 19th culminating in the win from the last hole played.
Junior Cup Results
Monkstown lost to East Cork 1.5 & 3.5
Niamh Clohosey (9) lost to Deirdre O’Mahony (9) 4&3
Anne O’Rahilly (12) lost to Mairead Ni Mhurchu (10) 1up
Eileen Guiry (12) lost to Tara McCarthy (13) 5&4
Hilary Harte (12) halved with Sel O’Leary (14)
Leone Levis (14) won against Marie O’Brien (15) 3&2
Reserves: Susan O’Sullivan, Vera O’Byrne & Mary Bergin
Team Manager: Marian Reidy.
The bridge club’s base, as ever, is Monkstown Golf Club where its excellent facilities are much appreciated by all bridge club members. From September through to May the bridge club enjoys the excellent facilities of Monkstown Golf Club, facilities which are very much appreciated by the membership.
The bridge club would be delighted to welcome new members and indeed we would be very happy to arrange bridge lessons for anyone interested in taking up a game which is both stimulating and enjoyable. Membership of the bridge club is open to both members and non-members of the golf club. Prospective members or those interested in taking bridge lessons may contact any of the following:
Denis Richardson – President 021-4863112
Derry Murnaghan – Hon. Secretary 021-4895130
Sean Geary – 021-4893484