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July 20th
Declan McCabe Captain's Day Sat 24th July
- Important Update

Please note the timesheet for Captain's Day will be updated on BRS tomorrow.
The entry fee is €10.
It is important to have your BRS Purse balance with sufficient funds or this will cause issues for the Shop.
Captains Day.
To facilitate the smooth running of the day please make sure you are on time for your tee time.
Players will sign into the Competition in the shop and they will be provided with a scorecard and a completed label.
On completion of your round ensure your scorecard has the following completed information:
The Label will provide the Name of the Competition, Date, Player Name, Handicap Index, Course Handicap and Playing Handicap.
Confirm your score, Sign your card and ensure it is also signed by your marker.
Enter your score in the Men's Foyer and submit your card.
Competitions Committee

Brendan O Mahoney came out on top in Sundays Flanagan Ford O'Neill Competition
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Sunday’s Competition was kindly sponsored by Flanagan Ford O’Neill Financial Advisors. After blistering heat over the last few days members got a breather with cooler conditions on the fairways. It didn’t temper the blistering scoring of Brendan O’Mahoney who managed the best score of the weekend with a sizzling 44pts. He claims it was because he didn’t have to listen to David Leonard all day and his mind was at peace. Who knows, but two birdies and few mistakes led to this fantastic score. Has he peaked too early with Captains Prize next week! Another man coming into form is elegant swinger Pat Hickey who had few errors himself as he edged John Finan by a single point.
1st Brendan O’Mahoney (17) 44pts
2nd Pat Hickey (9)41pts
3rd John Finan (28) 40pts
July 19th
Pierce Purcell Team Beaten

Stephen English had his Pierce Purcell team in second round action yesterday evening.
Unfortunately they came up against a very strong Tubbercurry team and were beaten 4/1 Thanks to Stephen , Martin and all the squad for their enthusiasm and effort this year .
Team on the night.
Aidan Heffernan/ Billy Brennan.
Mickey McTernan/Ronan Moriarty.
Sean Conlon/David Leonard.
Aidan Mcgowan/Tony Ballintine
Neil Carew/Pat Doherty

July 18th
Stephen Burns won Saturdays Competition

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Saturdays Competition was kindly sponsored by ConRoc Coffee.
It was a fitting name that won the competition considering the temperature. Stephen Burns fired a fantastic three birdies in his round for a scorching 42pts. Once again this week it was the break of tie which decided the outcome of the competition. Conor Keane and Desmond Bree both had 7s in their rounds which cost them dearly. Great scores nonetheless.
1st Stephen Burns (10) 42pts
2nd Conor Keane
(17) 42pts
3rd Desmond Bree (26) 42pts

July 17th
David Leonard. Winner of Fridays Open

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Members and visitors alike enjoyed the glorious sunshine for Fridays mixed open. We had visitors from as far as Charleville this week which is great to see. It took a wiley member however to tame the course and this weeks winner was the ever popular David Leonard who managed to hold his nerve despite a very shaky 6 at the last for a fantastic 41pts. His score was built in the middle of his round with a string of pars and two birdies. David can milk this round for a few weeks. Listeners beware. Beaten only on a break of tie were Sean Considine from Co Longford GC and our own Aidan Rooney where the 13th spoiled both cards.
1st David Leonard (13) 41pts
2nd Sean Considine Co Longford (12) 41pts
3rd Aidan Rooney (14) 41pts

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Sunday’s Competition is kindly sponsored by Flanagan Ford O’Neill



July 16th
The Riverside Hotel Sligo have kindly sponsored this weekends Ladies Competition.




Saturdays Gents competition is kindly sponsored by ConRoc Coffee
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July 15th
Captains Day
Declan McCabe Captain's day will be held on Saturday 24th July.
Closing date to get your name in for draw is this Sunday @ 5pm
This year the main Captain’s day prize will be a 18 hole stroke event off white tees.
Declan will also run a separate 18 hole stableford competition for those who do not wish to play in the main stroke event and there will be a selection of prizes for this competition also.
Both entry sheets are now open in the Golf Shop to get your name down for your preferred option and a draw will be done prior to Saturday 24th .
The main stroke event tee time will be from 6.30am to 12.30 and the stableford will run after the stroke competition from 12.30-3pm.
Please note if you are in draw for the stroke competition you must play in stroke event on the day and you will not be able to change to stableford on the day of the competition.
We wish Declan a great day.
Competition Committee

Defeat for our Mixed Foursomes Team
Our mixed Foursomes team unfortunately came up short against Carrick on Shannon last night, narrowly beaten 3/2.
A big thank you to Brigid, Robbie and panel for all their efforts.
Team on the night
B Galvin / D Timbs
G Henneberry/ R Henneberry
Lorna Hill / Tivy
S Mc Crann / C Mc Manus
B Glynn / A Skeffington

Congratulations to Colin Diamond on his jammy Hole in One on Sunday. Apparently it was a lucky bounce. It won’t say that on the card. Well done Colin.

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13th July
Sunday’s competition was kindly sponsored by Clifford Electrical and those that played early got the best of the conditions with heavy showers rolling in during the afternoon. Making the most of the benign conditions was Brian Smith who after a birdie at the opening hole only dropped a handful of shots in the rest of his round for a great score of 43pts to edge out Oisin O’Neill and Patrick Tuffy, both with 42pts.
1st Brian Smith (11) 43pts
2nd Oisin O’Neill (14) 42pts
3rd Patrick Tuffy (11) 42pts

12th July
Deirdre O’Donoghue Lady Captains Prize
The highlight of the weekend was of course the Lady Captains Prize and the winner of the closely fought prize was Carina Collins with 41pts from Grainne Henneberry 2nd and Mary Golden who finished third. This is a unique win for the Sligo native as she was the winner of Deirdre’s Senior Lady Captains prize a few years ago. Carina will be hoping Deirdre becomes president and win yet another major. Congratulations Carina and all the other prize winners on a fantastic day.

12th July
Wednesday’s Senior Open had a full timesheet with visitors enjoying the sunshine as well as the course. Coming out on top was Jimmy Giblin with the help of birdies on the par 3s on the front nine for a great score of 42pts.
Runners up went to Pete Kavanagh with 39pts whose back nine was better than Eamonn McCafferty and John Gallagher who both had 39pts as well.
Fridays Mixed Open featured many visitors once again and was won by Brian Egan from Galway Bay Golf Club. Three birdies and no double bogies helped him to a fantastic 42 pts. Dessie Melly was a shot back on 41pts with Eamonn McCafferty coming in with another strong finish of 40pts.

July 9th
I’m sure you will all join me in wishing our Lady Captain
Deirdre O’Donoghue all the very best for her Captains Day tomorrow. Good luck to everyone taking part
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July 8th
Late night victory in the over 55s
It was after 10 pm when the deciding match in Enniscrone was finally complete.
Having lost one match in Strandhill we were up against it to win 2 matches away in the Fred Perry (over 55s)
Playing captain Tivy won with Dessie Timbs 5/3. Then Ronny Conlon won an epic battle alongside John O’ Donoghue on the eighteenth, in the dark.
Team on the night.
D Timbs / Tivy
J O Donoghue / R Conlon
R Henneberry / G Kilbride
D Rooney / T Crowley
M Campion / D Lindsay
Well done to everyone involved.
Sunday’s Competition is kindly sponsored by Clifford Electrical.

July 6th

Juniors Continue To Shine
Three Strandhill juniors headed over to County Sligo Golf Club on Monday to take part in the regional qualifiers of the Wee Wonders Championships. To their great credit and their mentors efforts,
Patrick Tuffy won the Boys 11/12 group. Bobby Sweeney won the Boys 9/10 group and Lauren Tuffy won the Girls 5/8 group. A fantastic achievement by all three kids. They have now been invited to play in the Wee Wonders Grand Final to be held on Gullane No3 North Berwick Wee Course in Scotland in August. Well done to everyone concerned.

Lady Captain's Prize to the Men Competition Sat 10th July
Lady Captain Deirdre's prize to the men competition is taking place after the lady Captain's competition on Saturday from 2pm.
Booking is via the BRS System and entry is €5.
Men's Competitions Committee.

Congratulations to our Pierce Purcell Team
Stephen English sent his troops into battle against Boyle last night. A daunting task looked to be in prospect with 3 matches away.
However 2 matches were won in Boyle leading to overall victory.
Best of luck in the next round.
Team on the night.
P Glynn / A Heffernan
P Togher / S Conlon
M Mc Tiernan / R Moriarty
A Mc Gowan / T Ballintine
B Brennan / P Doherty

5th July
Lannon Pharmacy kindly sponsored Sunday’s competition. Pat Lee was taking all the right pills as an eagle and three birdies helped him claim the overall first prize with 41pts from Vincent Dwyer who unfortunately blanked the 4th. Even a birdie at the 14th wasn’t enough to catch Pat. 3rd place went to Philip Osborne who played a very steady round of golf for 40 pts also.
1st Pat Lee (07) 41pts
2nd Vincent Dwyer (09)40pts
3rd Philip Osborne (09)40pts
Pat Lee on his way to winning on Sunday
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Padraic Tuffy was runner up on Saturday                         Mickey McTernan was 3rd

5th July
Saturdays competition was played in much more favourable conditions with the sun shining and the wind dropping. As a result the scores reflected this. Peter McGrath took full advantage and played a very steady round of golf which culminated with a great score of 43pts. Hot on his heels and I’m sure was thinking he had it in the bag was Padraic Tuffy who had a great score of 42pts. Mickey McTiernan got into the prizes thanks to two birdies and a lot of steady play finishing with 29pts. We would line to thank Our sponsors on the day Hastings Insurance for their support.
1st Peter McGrath (18) 43pts
2nd Padraic Tuffy (11) 42pts
3rd Mickey McTiernan (12) 39pts.

This weeks popular nine hole competitions were won by Christina Fowley with 20pts on Monday and Conor McManus with 20pts on Tuesday.
Fridays Mixed Open once again had entries from all over the country. We welcomed players from Donegal to Mountbellew and many in between. It’s great to see the visitor numbers growing each week. The winner however was one of our own Jim Johnston with a great score of 42pts. Hot on his heels and having a welcome return of good form was Adrian Wynne who carded 4 birdies in a score of 40pts. Third place went to visitor Jo Maes from Blacklion who managed 39pts.
1st Jim Johnston (30) 42pts
2nd Adrian Wynne (5) 40pts
3rd Jo Maes (14) 39pts
Mon 5th Nine Hole Stableford
Tues 6th Nine Hole Stableford
Wed 7th Senior Open Men's Singles Stableford
Thursday 8th Voya Seaweed Baths Ladies 18 Hole Stableford GOY
Fri 9th Mixed Open Stableford
Sat 10th Lady Captains Day Deirdre O’Donoghue 18 Hole Stableford.
Sun 11th Clifford Electrical, Bill Hurley Cup Stableford
Sun 11th Ladies 18 Hole Stableford

2nd July
Captains Day 2021
Declan McCabe Captain's day will be held on Saturday 24th July.
This year the main Captain’s day prize will be a 18 hole stroke event off white tees.
Declan will also run a separate 18 hole stableford competition for those who do not wish to play in the main stroke event and there will be a selection of prizes for this competition also.
Both entry sheets are now open in the Golf Shop to get your name down for your preferred option and a draw will be done prior to Saturday 24th .
Entry is open until 5pm Sunday 18th July.
The main stroke event tee time will be from 6.30am to 12 and the stableford will be from 12-3pm.
We wish Declan a great day.

1st July
Returning Scores - Important
Dear Member,
Please note the following when returning scores on Masterscoreboard:
If there is no score recorded for a played hole please enter a no return - NR.
If the hole is not played please enter not played - NP.
This is the correct way to record your scores.
Please agree the recorded scores with your marker at the end of the round, as this is equivalent to a physical signature attesting to the recorded score.
Going forward the cards will be spot checked for compliance to the above.
Handicap Committee's
Sunday’s competition is kindly sponsored by
Lannon Late Night Pharmacy
In Cannings Pearse Road..
Saturdays competition is kindly sponsored by Hastings Insurance Sligo. We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support

June 29
Jack O'Sullivan Men's Trials
Jack O'Sullivan Trophy Men's Trials fourball match play if you are 18 years or more on 1st January 2021 you are eligible for this team. Any player up to a handicap of 20.0 is eligible for this team 6:30pm Thursday 1st July 2021 looking forward to seeing you there. We are playing Tubbercurry GC two matches at home and three matches away on Monday 26th July 2021.
Thanking you,
Gerry Kilbride
Team Selector

Another convincing win for our Mixed Foursomes team
Strandhill Golf Club scored a comprehensive 4/1 victory over County Sligo in the second round of the All Ireland Mixed Foursomes yesterday evening.
The biggest crowd in years cheered on the home pairings and were well rewarded with some fine golf.
Well done Brigid, Robbie and panel. No doubt there will be even more interest for the next round.
Team on the night.
A Mc Nulty / T Probst
L Hill / N Tivnan
G Henneberry / R Henneberry
B Galvin / D Timbs
S Mc Crann / B Henry

Hard luck to our National 4 ball team
Conor Mc Manus had his team well prepared but came undone against a powerful Tubbercurry team on Sunday.
However all the panel enjoyed being involved. For some it was the first time they put themselves forward to represent the club. Thanks for doing so.

June 28
Sunday’s Competition was sponsored by Voya Seaweed Baths and once again playing conditions were proving difficult. It didnt deter Ray O’Keefe from producing a fantastic round of golf. 3 Birdies 3 Bogies and 3 pars set him up and keeping a steady grip on his game he managed to hold on for a fantastic 3 over par and 40 pts just pipping Brian Dwyer who himself had 40pts but just faltered on the last two holes. Jim Owens came in third with a steady round of 38pts. Once again we would like to thank all our sponsors for their support.
1st Ray O’Keefe (7) 40pts
2nd Brian Dwyer (4)40pts
3rd Jim Owens (18) 38 pts

Saturdays GOY competition was kindly sponsored by Padraic Tuffy. The first stroke competition of the summer proving tough in difficult conditions with the wind asking a lot of questions. Pat Collins came up with the answers keeping mistakes to a minimum and firing a fantastic 62 from Derek Grey who managed to get one of the rare birdies of the day on the 10th. 3rd place went to, Cedric Roussilhe who managed to birdie the two par 3s on the front nine.
1st Pat Collins (29) 62
2nd Derek Grey (14) 64
3rd Cedric Roussilhe (16) 64

Warm hazy sunshine greeted golfers on the links this weekend however a stiff northerly breeze was also ever present making conditions challenging.
Mixed Open competition had many visitors taking up the challenge from as far away as Blarney Co Cork. Local knowledge however helped Zbigniew Piku, a returning member to victory with 38pts. Keeping the ball in play was the order of the day and he managed to score on all but one of the holes. Jimmy Noone was also keeping the ball in play opening up with a couple of pars with a birdie 2 in between them. Liam McConigley from Rosapenna in Co Donegal came in 3rd with 36pts.
1st Zbigniew Piku (23) 38pts
2nd Jimmy Noone (16) 37pts
3rd Liam McConigley (19) 36pts

Our Jimmy Bruen team put up a strong performance. However home advantage saw Carrick on Shannon edge into the next round 3/2 This was a much better showing from the Bruen Panel in comparison with recent years. Thanks to Gerry Kilbride and his panel for their efforts.
D Rooney / J Howley
J Stewart / C Mc Manus
R O Keefe / D Timbs
B Henry / R Henneberry
P Lee / T Lee
Our Barton Shield team were also in action but were beaten by Roscommon who had one player off plus 5 !
Thanks to Tristian Probst and his panel for all their efforts Team C Mc Daniel / P Moriarty T Probst / C Henry

Well done to all who entered the Club 4 Ball last weekend and attached is draw sheet for knock out rounds and best to luck to all.
This Saturday we have the first round of the golfer of the year sponsored by Padraic Tuffy QFA (Tied agent of Irish Life) 18 Hole stroke off White/Green tee's.
Sunday is 18 Hole Stabelford sponsored by Voya Seaweed Baths.
Thank you once again to our sponsors
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Mixed Fortunes for our teams
A win and a defeat from our latest outings.
Padraic Tuffys Junior Cup team came up second best against an unbelievably strong Carrick on Shannon side in the Junior Cup on Monday.
Thanks to Padraic and all his panel who put in so much work over the past 2 years.
P Cox , B Henry , R O’ Keefe, A Wynne, P Lee
Tivy’s Over 55’s however had a convincing win against Ballaghaderreen last night in very testing conditions.
G Kilbride / D Rooney
R Henneberry / C Martyn
P Hickey / J O’ Donoghue
M Campion / P Togher
D Timbs / Tivy

Voya Seaweed Baths are kindly sponsoring Sundays competition
Padraic Tuffy is kindly sponsoring Saturdays GOY competition

Captains Day 2021
Members please take note.
For Captain Declan’s day on the 24th of July all members must have competed in four club competitions before the 24th of July.
Kind Regards,
Mens Committee
Dear Member
Please note that any lost and found club covers will be available for recovery in the golf shop from today until Sunday 27th June.

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Sundays competition was kindly sponsored by Porter Ford. With the temperatures rising so too we’re the scores. Holding on to some good form of late was Philip Moriarty who once again pounded the course into submission with a fantastic round of golf. With 3 birdies on his card he managed to hold it together even faltering on the last two holes for a magnificent 42 pts. Philip was pushed all the way by Ray O’Keefe who had an eventful day of his own. After starting with 3 scrappy holes he followed up with 6 3’s on his card including an eagle on the 5th. He double bogeyed the last and had to settle for 40pts. Birdies were the order of the day all round with Colm Martyn with 2 of his own for 38 pts. He will rue two matching blanks however.
1st Philip Moriarty 42pts
2nd Ray O’Keefe 40pts
3rd Colm Martyn 38pts

9 Hole competitions return
The nine hole mixed competitions returned this week and Mondays winner was Colin Diamond with 21 pts. Tuesdays winner was Conor Keane with 20 pts.
On Wednesday the Seniors were back in action. With a large crowd on the course the competition was tight but Frank Gannon held his nerve coming out on top with a great score of 37pts for 15 holes.

Fridays mixed open competition featured quite a few visitors to Strandhill and Tony Dowes from Slieve Russell particularly enjoyed his day as he blew away the competition with a great score of 41pts. Club members Julio Canton and Hugh Brown finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

On Saturday our first Sponsored competition of the year took place. Filan’s Centra in Castle St kindly sponsored the event and Mickey McTiernan took the first prize with the help of back to back birdies on 7 & 8 for a great score of 40 pts from Gerard Fitzpatrick and Tony Mannion.

Full results are available on Strandhillgolfclubresults Facebook page and masterscoreboard.

Team Matches
There are quite a few matches on this week and any support from members and friends would be welcome. Teams in action this week .
Vs Carrick tomorrow evening Junior Cup.
Vs Ballaghaderreen Thurs evening Over 55s.
Vs Carrick Sat Jimmy Bruen.
Vs Tubbercurry Sunday 2 pm National 4 ball.
Best wishes to all the teams.

Junior Sponsorship
Many thanks to Connie and Mark Ballentine of The Riverside Hotel Sligo for their generous donation of sponsorship for the Junior Section of Strandhill Golf Club. They are pictured here with some of the group who were out enjoying the evening sunshine last night. The future of golf is looking bright. For anyone who wishes to make enquiries about the junior section please contact Mick Phelan who is the Junior Convenor.

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Sponsored Competitions
The sponsored competitions are now underway please read the following general instructions.
Competition Entry:
Members can continue to enter competitions online through Masterscoreboard or in the shop.
Entering Scores:
Members must enter scores online through Masterscoreboard or in the Men's upstairs Foyer during opening hours.
Note access to the foyer is via the Men's Locker room and is only for score entry and depositing of scorecards.
All Competition winners who have not or were unable to enter your scores and scorecards through the Men's Foyer must send a picture of the scorecard to
If you have any queries send them to the above email address.
Thank you,
Competitions Committee

Filan's Centra Castle St Sponsors of Saturdays Competition

Porter Ford Sponsors of Sundays Competitions

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This weekend we have on Saturday, Filan's Centra, Castle St 18 Hole Stableford Competition off White and Green Tee’s
On Sunday we have Club 4 Ball sponsored by Porter Ford. This is a team of two with top 16 pairings qualifying for knock out rounds.
The 4 Ball Competition will be off White Tee's only.
There will also be, on Sunday, a separate 18 Hole Stableford competition sponsored by Porter Ford for those who do not wish to enter the 4 ball competition and this will be off White and Green Tee's.
Thank you once again to our sponsors and please support where possible.

Stunning victory in the Mixed Foursomes

Strandhill scored a thoroughly comprehensive 4 1/2 - 1/2 victory over Enniscrone in the first round of the All Ireland Mixed Foursomes yesterday evening.
Late arriving supporters were surprised to find the action was all over such was the manner of victory . Well done and best of luck in the next round.
Team on the night.
> A Mc Nulty / B Henry
> L Hill / N Tivnan
> G Henneberry / R Henneberry
> B Galvin / D Timbs
> S Mc Crann / C Mc Manus

Congratulations to the top 16 making into the Val Harte Cup knockout rounds.
Attached is draw sheet for the first round matches with dates for each round to be completed by.
This is a match play knock out and you play off 100% course handicap.
If a player is higher than their opposing player it is the net difference . Example: player A off 7 V player B off 12 then player B has a shots on indexes 1 - 5.(5 shots).
The draw sheet will also be up on notice board beside PC in locker room. When a match is completed please update this sheet and email winner to this email address se update this sheet and email winner to this email address
We wish every success.
Men's Competition Committee
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Sundays Competition was kindly sponsored by Quality Meats in Wine Street. Played in the sunshine but stiff breeze throughout the day the competition was a tight struggle between Martin Gillen with 43pts and Stephen Burns with 42 pts. Martin managed his card and made very few errors and his extra shots just edged him against Stephen who bogeyed the last three holes. Third place went to a young man I’ve been writing about these past few weeks and once again on Sunday he produced another highly consistent round of golf. At eleven years of age young Patrick Tuffy is taking advantage of all the encouragement he is getting from his family, friends and playing partners. Dad Padraic has bestowed on his son that athletic swing he used to have in his youth. Every week he is producing great golf for one so young. Lets hope heand all the other youngsters continue on this path with the help of the junior section of the club and we see thim at provincial level very soon. So next time you see Patrick on the course, stop and take a look at his swing and admire a young man on a path to a great golf career. Keep it going Patrick.


Diverse Print and Graphics kindly sponsored the two Val Harte Cup competitions on Saturday. The first was the stableford competition where Bernard Harte destroyed the field by 10 points to take the spoils with 48 points from Jimmy Treacy who had a very respectable 39pts. Pat Hickey also came in with a great score of 38pts. There was also a stroke competition for the Val Harte Cup. And Colm Brennan won with a fantastic 68 from Dean McGowan (04) who also had a 68. Ronan Moriarty was pipped with a great score of 69.

Result Stableford

1st Bernard Harte(26) 48pts
2nd Jimmy Treacy (18) 39pts
3rd Pat Hickey (9) 38pts

Result Stroke

1st Colm Brennan (17) 68
2nd Dean McGowan (04) 68
3rd Ronan Moriarty (13) 69

The competitions are ramping up as the restrictions are being lifted and now we have competitions almost daily. We are also seeing visitors and societies gracing the fairways too and long may it continue. The course is in fantastic condition and ready for the heavy traffic if we get a summer.

Wednesdays Senior Open was won by Michael Cox with a great score of 41pts. Michael must have been delighted with a purple patch in the middle of round where he had three birdies in the space of 4 holes. Runner Up was Martin Farrell with a score of 39pts from Padraic Scanlon who had 38pts

1st Michael Cox (11) 41pts
2nd Martin Farrell (20) 39pts
3rd Pauric Scanlon (14) 38pts

Fridays Mixed Open
There was a big turnout once again for the popular mixed open on Friday. Top honours went to Tommy Basquille with 38pts. He even had the luxury of a blank on the 13th which didn’t hamper his score in difficult conditions. Jim Johnston was second with 37pts which was a great score considering he had two snowmen back to back on 4 and 5. It just goes to show you how well he played. Third spot went to a visitor from Claremorris Michael Vahey with a great score of 37pts.



1st Tommy Basquille (25) 38pts

2nd Jim Johnston (30) 37pts

3rd Michael Vahey Claremorris (17) 37pts


Jimmy Bruen team win in dramatic style.
2 down with two to go in the deciding match it looked like an early exit for Gerry Kilbride’s squad.
However an excellent putt by Brian Henry to bring the match to the 18th was followed by what can only be described as the par of the century.
In thick rough after their drive on the 18th and needing to win the hole, Brian advanced the ball well over 100 yards. After a fine approach shot from his playing partner Robbie Henneberry, Brian sank a downhill putt of 20 ft to bring the match down the 19th.
A steady par was good enough to advance to the second round where we now play Carrick on Shannon.
Team John Stewart / Anthony Skeffington
Robbie Henneberry / Brian Henry
Declan Rooney / John Howley
Conor Mc Manus / Dessie Timbs
Pat Lee / Thomas Lee

Upcoming Inter Club matches
After a long wait we are finally are up and running with a full programme of Inter club matches over the coming weeks.
First out is Gerry Kilbride’s Jimmy Bruen team in action against Enniscrone on Saturday afternoon.
Huge credit to all the team captains and their squads who have prepared well despite the challenges of COVID.
Declan Mc Cabe
Men’s Captain
John Howley
Men’s Team Convenor

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Ciaran goes low once again.
Getting cut is a regular occurrence for Ciaran Henry and he had another go at it on Friday with a magnificent 5 under par score which included an eagle on the 5th and a double bogey 6 on the 12th. 5 birdies as well sealed the victory for him from Darragh Kelly and Adrian Wynne.
Saturdays club Stableford was won by David Kiely with a great score of 42pts from Billy Brennan and Paul Cox.
With the return of the sunshine on Sunday we had big numbers on the course. The competition was hotly contended once again with John Stewart coming out on top with 41pts from Martin O’Hara and John Hannon.
Mondays Bank Holiday competition was played in much tougher conditions
And the scores reflected this. Coming out on top was Aidan McGowan with 37 hard earned points from Thomas O’Flaherty and Paul Keavney.
This weekend is the start of our men’s sponsored competitions and attached is a list of the upcoming sponsored events for June.
Please note the first Golf of the Year competition is Saturday 26th June.
We thank all our sponsors for their generous support and ask members to support them where possible.
Friday Mixed Stableford
1st Ciaran Henry (00) 41 Pts
2nd Darragh Kelly(16) 39 pts
3rd Adrian Wynne(5) 37pts
Sat Mens Stableford
1st David Kiely (26)42pts
2nd Billy Brennan(12) 41pts
3rd Paul Cox (05) 40pts
Sun Men’s Stableford
1st John Stewart (09) 41pts
2nd Martin O’Hara (20) 40pts
3rd John Hannon (21) 39pts
Bank Holiday Monday Stableford
1st Aidan McGowan (12) 37pts
2nd Thomas O’Flaherty (16) 36pts
3rd Paul Keavney (17) 35pts

Members please note.
There have been a number of members who experienced problems using the BRS App on their phones.
The App stops working and does not launch at all.
Delete the App from the phone and re-install it from the App Store on iPhone or the equivalent on an Android phone.
Did will solve the problem.
Strandhill Golf Club

Trials for All Ireland Fourball will take place on Friday June 11th at 6.30pm
Eligibility: Men over 30 years of age and H'cap of 14.5 or greater on Jan 1st.
Please register your interest before Monday 7th June @ 0860764814.
Conor McManus
Team Captain

Divot bag initiative
Dear Member
We would like to thank all those members that have participated in the “Keep your own divot bag” initiative. It has proven to be a huge success and will improve the overall playing surfaces for all. We would also like to encourage all members to avail of a divot bag from the golf shop and even those that carry their golf bags to bring a small bag of divot mix with them.
Thank you
Links Committee

Low men go low.
Fridays mixed competition brought out some heavy hitters and the winning score was a joy to behold. Tristan Probst playing off 2 had a great score of -3 which included 5 birdies. He must have got a bit tired over the last three holes where he bogied 16 and 18. His partner in crime who is still in form Ciaran Henry only managed level par. And in the middle of the sandwich was young Patrick Tuffy once again. Well done all.
Saturdays glorious day brought big numbers onto the course. An opening eagle gave winner Philip Moriarty the perfect start to his day and he birdied the other par 5 5th for a great 39pts to take the competition from Aidan McGowan who unfortunately blanked the same 5th. Third spot went to Mickey McTiernan who could have won only for a blank at the last. Next time Mickey...
On Sunday, the course was basking in sunshine once again and the variety of shorts on display was spectacular! Philip Little came out on top with a very tidy card which was bereft of mistakes, the highlight being a nice little birdie on the 2nd to set him up for the day. Runner up spot went to Anthony Skeffington who played in the more difficult part of the late afternoon as the wind got up. Third place went to Colin Foran who birdied the 5th and 8th for a round of 37pts.
Friday Mixed Stableford
1st Tristan Probst (2) 42 pts
2nd Patrick Tuffy (13) 39 pts
3rd Ciaran Henry (1) 37pts
Sat Mens Stableford
1st Philip Moriarty (7) 39pts
2nd Aidan McGowan (13) 38pts
3rd Mickey McTiernan (14) 38pts
Sun Men’s Stableford
1st Philip Little (25) 40pts
2nd Anthony Skeffington (11) 39pts
3rd Colin Foran (9) 37pts
Men in form. Philip Moriarty and Ciaran Henry

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Philip Moriarty

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Ciaran Henry

In form Ciaran Henry got this weekends golf off to a fine start with yet another great score on Friday. With five birdies on his card he comfortably beat the rest of the field by a large margin. Scratch beckons for him this summer for sure. Keep it up young man. Runner up was another young man in good form, Patrick Tuffy. This lad has a stellar career ahead of him. Well done Patrick.
Saturdays competition was won by Conor McManus who once again came in with a great score of 40pts just edging out Andy Leggett on a break of tie. For a second win in as many weeks, Conor came home in an impressive one over par on the back nine which made the difference.
In the showers on Sunday John Reade was the victor with a fantastic 42 pts, the highlight being an eagle three on the 5th hole. John White was runner up with Pat Corcoran taking third place.
Once again our thanks go to Jason and his team for the condition of the course considering it’s been so wet and the small matter of the crows lifting turf looking for worms. Hopefully a bit of dry weather soon will help. We live in hope.
Fri Members Mixed
1st Ciaran Henry (1) 36pts
2nd Patrick Tuffy (13) 27pts
3rd Mark Borthwick (19) 27pts
Sat Members Stableford
1st Conor McManus (10) 40pts
2nd Andy Leggett (21) 40pts
3rd Martin Nicholson (17) 39pts
Sun Members Stableford
1st John Reade (18) 42pts
2nd John White(26) 39pts
3rd Pat Corcoran (16) 38pts.

Jimmy Bruen trials take place on Sunday afternoon at 5.30pm. Anyone with a handicap between 4 and 14 is welcome to try out. Best of luck everyone.

Competitions return to Strandhill.
At long last, competitive golf returned at the weekend and large numbers took to the fairways in a real mixed bag of weather.
Fridays mixed competition was won by Patrick Tuffy with 39pts.
The big scores were on Sat where Conor McManus turned in two under and hung in for 43pts well clear of runner up Ciaran Henry with 39pts.
Sunday’s competition was played in tougher conditions with Donal Connellan coming out on top with 39pts, a single point ahead of Ray O’Keefe and in form Ciarian Henry.
Fri Members Mixed
1st Patrick Tuffy (14) 39pts
2nd Mark Borthwick (18) 39pts
3rd Emmet Doherty (12)36pts
Sat Members Stableford
1st Conor McManus (10)43pts
2nd Ciaran Henry (3) 39pts
3rd J.P. Wright (9) 38pts.
Sun Members Stableford
1st Donal Connellan (15) 39pts
2nd Ray O’Keefe (�Ž 38pts
3rd Ciaran Henry (1) 38pts

Just a reminder that we are returning to 18 Holes from Monday May 10th.
Other changes are
Fourballs are permitted with no household restrictions
No limits on domestic travel
Members guests will be permitted please contact the shop to put your guests name on the timesheet for contact tracing.
All other protocols will remain in place including set tee-time intervals whilst the principal of Arrive-Play- Depart without delay should continue to be implemented
The shop will be open from Monday for members queries from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm .
The locker rooms will also be open during shop hours from Monday.
Stay safe and enjoy your golf.





Golf Ireland App to launch next week

  • A course must be in Acceptable Score condition and playing to its full length.
  • If a player does not use the Golf Ireland App and the computer terminal is not available, a book or other acceptable means (general play pre-registration formmust be provided to allow a player record their intention to submit a General Play Score
  • If a player has registered their intention to return a general play score on-line but not submitted their score, they must return a properly completed scorecard to their Home Club with the CDH number of the marker if not a Home Club member. 
  • If a player has registered their intention to return a general play score play off-line they must return the properly completed scorecard to their Home Club with CDH number of marker if not a Home Club member, together with evidence of off-line pre-registration if round played at an Away Club.
  • If certain tees are not in play e.g. due to maintenance, a notice should be posted near the computer terminal and/or at the first tee. 
The Golf Ireland App, which provides for pre-registration and return of general play scores, will be launched next week. The App can be used at players' Home or Away Clubs. In order to prepare for this launch, here are some things to note for when golfers begin to use the App.


Clubhouse User Guide

The Golf Ireland Clubhouse is the new platform which Affiliate Clubs can use to view and adjust member handicaps, order member cards and add open fixtures to the Golf Ireland website. 

A Clubhouse User Guide has been developed to support Handicap Committees to use this platform.


Mixed Tee Calculator

The Mixed Tee calculator has been amended for the Stableford Mixed Tee Adjustment and this has been uploaded to the website – the latest version is now 1.9.  

Please delete any previous downloaded versions and replace with the latest version.


CONGU Handicapping Advice 

The CONGU Guidance on the Rules of Handicapping document has also been updated and uploaded to the CONGU website. It includes the change to the Stableford Adjustment calculation for multi-tees and the move to an integer Playing Handicap for team medals (Greensomes, Foursomes, Scrambles). 
Please delete any previous downloaded versions and replace with the latest version.
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Golf and Living with COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland
Return to Golf Protocol
Following engagement with the relevant Government departments and agencies, Golf Ireland can confirm the following measures apply to the initial phase of the reopening of Clubs in the Republic of Ireland from 26th April 2021.
• Golf Clubs can reopen from Monday 26th April for members only; Golfers must only travel from within their county or within 20km of their home to play golf. Further guidance for golfers and golf clubs is contained in the General Guidance document below.
• 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.
• Daily timesheets are restricted as follows:
• Two-balls at eight-minute intervals or longer
• Three-balls from no more than two households at nine-minute intervals or longer
• Four-balls from no more than two households at 10-minute intervals or longer
• To give clubs as much scope to accommodate golfers within these requirements, golf clubs will not be required to confine themselves to one standardised starting interval each day (for example, should a club decide to organise most of its tee times in eight-minute intervals for two-balls, they may choose to include a block of 10-minute interval times for three-balls and four-balls where the golfers are from no more than two 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.
• Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 or fewer can restart. For full details of how this will apply to golf CLICK HERE
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• Sport Ireland and the Expert Group on Sport have stipulated in their sectoral guidance regarding the sports that are resuming on 26th April that no formal competitions should be organised or promoted by clubs in the initial phase of reopening. Clubs are permitted to administer handicap-qualifying activities which may involve collection of entry/registration fees (which should be done online), a procedure for players registering to play a counting round, and collation of scores and handicap adjustments in accordance with the Rules of Handicapping. However, all such golf activities should be solely on the basis of “arrival-play-depart without delay". CLICK HERE for measures which can be taken for activities accepted for handicap purposes.
• No organised social gatherings, of any size, are permitted at golf facilities. All golf activities should be organised based on "arrival-play-depart without delay".
• Clubhouse access should be confined to use of toilet facilities and initial retrieval of golf equipment from lockers. If toilet facilities are open, clubs should adopt a one-in, on-out approach. Pro-shop access may need to be curtailed and can be used for check-in purposes only.
• All cafes and restaurants, including bars, should only offer takeaway or delivery (please consult for details).
This Protocol will be reviewed dependent on the public health situation and in line with the Irish Government’s Covid-19 Resilience and Recovery Pathway. Golf Ireland will continue to work with the relevant departments and agencies in the coming days and weeks on the resumption of further activities when the public health situation allows and will provide updates to clubs on these in as timely a manner as possible.
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Golf and Living with COVID-19 in the Republic of Ireland
The following guidance applies to all golf club activities in accordance with the Republic of Ireland’s Covid-19 Resilience and Recovery Pathway.
At a time when the trajectory of the disease is not where we want it to be, it is essential that all golf clubs operate within this guidance – and in doing so continue to show the high levels of safety consciousness that has been a feature since reopening.
It is essential that all club officials and members familiarise themselves with this guidance, and play their part in ensuring our sport remains open and accessible at this uncertain time.
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General Guidance
For Golf Clubs
Clubs must ensure that the following protocols are observed:
Player Behaviour
• Members and staff with colds or any symptoms of COVID-19 stay away from the golf course/ clubhouse.
• Physical distancing rules are observed by all members and their guests at all times in the car park, clubhouse and on the course. Signage should be erected to reinforce this message.
• Players are instructed not to touch the flag or flagstick.
• Members of the same household should play together, rather than split into mixed groups.
• Clubs will have to consider ways in which social distancing can be facilitated in practice facilities. If such facilities are open, golfers must warm up on their own.
Management Practices
• Personnel are on hand to monitor adherence with physical distancing rules and the rules for golfers set out in this document.
• Tee times are booked in advance online or over the telephone. Clubs must ensure that players names (including visitors and members’ guests) are recorded on timesheets and timesheets must be kept for a period of at least 6 weeks to assist with contact tracing should the need arise.
• If toilet facilities are open, clubs should adopt a one-in, one-out approach. When taking a decision to close toilet facilities, consideration should be given to those with medical conditions that may require access to facilities, both on and off-course. Toilets in the clubhouse and course, if open, must be regularly cleaned.
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During the pandemic, certain levels of public health restrictions affect not only the ability to play golf but how it is played. While these restrictions apply, it is essential that golfers adhere to them. It is also important that golf clubs play their part in helping to ensure golfers follow these rules.
It is also important that golfers in counties on either side of the Northern Ireland border adhere to the restrictions that apply in both jurisdictions. For instance, if you live in the Republic of Ireland and are subject to a domestic travel restriction, travelling to Northern Ireland to play golf is not permitted, unless it is to your local “Home Club” for handicapping purposes.
The same is the case if you live in Northern Ireland and are currently subject to any lockdown restrictions or limitations on travel. If any golfer cannot play at the club, where they are a member, this does not mean that they are precluded from playing golf, as visitors will be generally allowed at a local club.
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• Hand sanitisers should be made widely available throughout the facilities, and located near any communal touchpoints.
• Tee Time Intervals: It remains imperative for all clubs to observe the minimum tee times intervals (10 minutes for four-balls, 9 minutes for three-balls and 8 minutes for two-balls). As golf courses generally remain incredibly busy at weekends, any erosion of these intervals creates the conditions for larger groups of people congregating before rounds – in contravention of current public health advice.
Golf Course Measures:
• Rakes must be removed from the course. Players are requested to smooth bunkers using their feet or a club. Clubs may introduce a local rule providing placing in bunkers within six inches not nearer the hole.
• Holes/cups should be altered to facilitate easy retrieval of golf balls.
• CLICK HERE for measures which can be taken for activities accepted for handicap purposes.
• Where possible ball washers, sand bags, benches, divot boxes and non-essential furniture should be taken in off the course. Where such fixtures are permanent, they should be taken out of use. This measure will help ensure the safety and wellbeing of course workers even as the virus is in suppression.
• Bins: Some Clubs that withdrew bins from circulation at the outset of the pandemic have asked for guidance on returning them to use. Clubs that wish to restore bins on the course should ensure they are contactless to operate, are emptied frequently and the area sanitized regularly.”
• Divot Bags: A number of Clubs that withdrew divot bags from circulation at the outset of the pandemic have asked for guidance on ongoing course maintenance. Clubs that wish to promote divoting among their members in this way may wish to consider allocating personal bags and trowels to members so that they can collect divot mix for the repair of any divots during their round. Where such a scheme is operated bags and trowels must not be shared.
• Hire trolleys (electric and pull trolleys) must be sanitised prior to each use.
• Caddying on a casual/friendly basis continues to be discouraged unless by a member of the player’s own household or if a member requires a caddy/guide due to having a disability or an additional need(s). Where golf clubs normally offer caddying services to members or visitors, the resumption or commencement of these services must be in accordance with the Workplace Safety
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Guidelines. It is recommended that before performing their duties, a player’s equipment and clubs should be cleaned with disinfectant spray or wipes. In performing their duties, caddies should regularly sanitise their hands, keep a two-metre physical distance from their player wherever possible (including in advising the player generally on the course and also on the line of putts). After the round, the player’s equipment should again be cleaned with disinfecting spray/wipes. Payment for caddying services should be contactless wherever possible.
• The use of golf buggies is discouraged. Where a golf buggy must be used, it should be used by one person only and cannot be exchanged between people during the round, however members of the same household may share a buggy. Buggies must be sanitized thoroughly after each use.
• In a circumstance where a player, because of the nature of a disability, requires another individual to drive a golf buggy for them, the player and driver should wear face coverings when seated in the buggy. Every effort must be made to avoid handling of communal surfaces and regular hand-washing must be observed by both individuals.
• If necessary, defibrillators should be moved to an accessible area and members should be notified of their new location.
• Use of Computer Terminals: Clubs should take action to try to avoid any communal touch- points - this includes not using the terminal and trying to find alternative ways for players to submit scores, such as by mobile phone, etc.
Where a Club feels they have no choice but to use the terminal they must operate a one-in, one-out approach the purpose of signing in or entering scores. Ways of managing this might include having the area attended, instituting queuing systems and ensuring that surfaces are regularly cleaned. Relying on players to sanitise their hands after use – while an important measure in its own right – is not sufficient on its own to ensure infection control in this setting.
• Clubs should require the use of face coverings in any settings where two-metre physical distancing is not always possible.
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General Guidance
For Golfers
To ensure that the game is played safely, golfers must observe the rules below.
There is a danger of complacency setting in regarding social/physical distancing which every golfer has a responsibility to address. Golfers should keep in mind that it is entirely possible to play a round of golf with others in a friendly and sociable manner without coming into close physical contact. Unnecessary physical contact negates this and should be avoided, including:
• Avoid shaking hands, hugs, putting your arm around someone else, etc.
• Avoid huddles in groups before, during or after rounds.
In addition to this point, the following must be observed:
In advance of play:
• If you are ill or have symptoms, stay at home.
• Schedule your tee-time in the manner prescribed by the club you are playing at. Under no circumstances should you arrive at the club without booking in advance.
• Ensure that your group size is no greater than that allowed by your club.
• Ensure that you have sufficient numbers of golf balls, markers, tees to avoid having to exchange equipment with others.
• Wash your hands and your golf equipment before you leave home.
• Aim to arrive at the Practice Area, if open at your club, no more than 15 minutes prior to play.
• It is recommended that, wherever possible, you travel to and from the golf course on your own or with members of your own household only.
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• Park your car in such a way as to facilitate physical distancing.
• Observe physical distancing rules at all times following your arrival at the club. • If necessary, retrieve your clubs, shoes and other equipment from your locker. • Change your shoes in the car park.
• Warm-up alone. Observe physical distancing rules on practice range and on the practice putting green. If your club has taken the decision to close practice facilities, this must be strictly adhered to.
On the course:
• Do not arrive at the first tee more than 5 minutes before your allotted tee time. • Observe physical distancing at all times on the course.
• Following play of a hole, do not enter the next teeing ground until all members of the group in front have played their tee-shots and exited the teeing ground.
• The use of golf buggies is discouraged. Where a golf buggy must be used, it should be used by one person only and cannot be exchanged between people during the round, however members of the same household may share a buggy. Buggies must be sanitized thoroughly after each use.
• Do not exchange or share equipment, food or drink with other players during your round. • Do not pick up another player’s equipment or golf ball.
• Do not use on-course water fountains, ball cleaners etc.
• Do not use rakes in bunkers.
• Do not touch the flag or flagstick. Putt with the flagstick in and remove your own ball from the hole.
In addition, the following guidelines should be observed:
• Use the toilet facilities before you leave home.
• Bring your own hand sanitiser to the course & use regularly during the round.
Golfers with Disabilities/Additional Needs
• Golfers with disabilities or additional needs should be able to continue to play once they adhere to all necessary risk minimisation measures.
• If there are concerns regarding an individual’s susceptibility to COVID-19 due to an underlying illness, the individual/parent/carer should discuss this with their medical practitioner.
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Course staff are continuously preparing the course for return of golf . Today the greens have been overseeded and sanded. This is part of the on going maintenance program to ensure Strandhill GC have sustainable and top performing greens all year round. Overseeding is with pure fescue seed.

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Seed drops into holes that are created by the overseeded machine. This creates seed pots for the seed.

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Sand is then added to fill and smooth holes

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Sand dragged in by drag mat to help smooth and fill holes

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We have been having problems with the phones in the golf club recently. As a result we now have a temporary number if you need to contact us. All enquires to
Sorry for the inconvenience.


Return to Golf Protocol for the Republic of Ireland

As you know, the Government has confirmed that golf will be one of the first sports to return to full participation during the ongoing Covid Level 5 restrictions on Monday 26 April. From that date, all golf clubs can reopen for play within the limitations set by the Government. Coaching activities for underage players can also resume from that date.

This decision is a testament to the great work done by clubs to keep golf safe during 2020. That strong track record has been crucial in our making the case for golf to resume before most other sports and sectors of the economy and society. While we would have obviously preferred an earlier date for our resumption of activity, we welcome the fact that we now have clear date for which to plan.

Given the continuing seriousness of the public health situation, the Government has put some limitations on the initial phase. These are reflected in the Return to Golf Protocol which has been finalised in consultation with Sport Ireland and the Expert Group on Sport. The main purpose of this protocol is to keep golfers and the wider community safe and we urge you to continue to comply with its measures when golf resumes.

A specific issue that has been raised by a number of clubs is the potential impact of continuing travel restrictions and we have raised this directly with government on a number of occasions. I am pleased to confirm that golfers will be allowed to travel within their county, or 20kms from their homes to play. As a result, when golf resumes later this month, the vast majority of members will be able to travel to their home clubs for play.

As you all will have heard in recent days, the public health experts are warning of the danger of a serious deterioration on the Covid-19 situation in the coming weeks. That could put our progress in jeopardy, therefore, as we prepare for the long-awaited reopening of golf, we must make every effort to follow the public health measures and keep our communities safe.

Wishing you and your families a very happy and safe Easter break.


Captain Declan McCabe recently spoke to Liam Maloney of the Sligo Weekender. They discussed the effect COVID 19 has had on Strandhill golf club.

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More great news with Irish Golfer magazine now ranking Strandhill 36th in the top 100 courses in the country.
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The green on the 4th hole 'Fred Daly's' on the Dunluce Course at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images