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STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 15th JAN 2018
Members please take note of the changes to the Winter League schedule below, the updated League tables are on the Winter League Page on the website.
The Spring Mixed League Entry Sheets are posted around the Club please put your name down if you are interested in playing.
The same format as last year will apply and pairs will be made in an open draw. Last year was a very successful social event which brought together a lot of new pairings for the first time and new golf friendships resulted.
The event is very novel and is becoming key in the Club's social calendar, please support the event by your participation and meet more members in a golf and social setting.
The Spring League will be played over three qualifying weeks and a final. The dates are as follows:
STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 8th JAN 2018
For your information below is the link to the Congu Handicap Changes document.
The Winter league on Sunday was cancelled due to the heavy frost which closed the course. The fixtures will take place on Sunday 14th and the Shop have copied the fixtures across to the timesheet.
The January meeting of the Mens Branch will take place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday 9th Jan at 8pm.
STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 17th DEC 2017
Hugh with Frank Hannon at his first prize giving.
The final round of the Winter League took place today and all the members congregated in the Bar for the Christmas Party and final prize giving of 2017.
Captain Hugh Gallagher was master of ceremonies and he welcomed everyone and set the tone for 2018 with a rousing speech encouraging all members to promote Strandhill Golf Club at every opportunity in the community, nationally and further afield. Hugh is passionate that everyone who enters Strandhill Golf Club will have a memorable experience and will go away eager to return.
Many congratulations to our neighbours Strandhill Rugby Club on winning the Connacht Senior Challenge Cup after more than a one hundred year wait. A brilliant achievement well done and continued success to all in 2018.
Strandhill Golf Club featured in the Tee to Green magazine in the Independent Newspaper on Thursday 14th Dec. An excellent expose on the Club thanks to Brian Keogh and it goes without saying Brian you are welcome at Strandhill Golf Club anytime in 2018,
To all our members we wish you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and every good wish for 2018.
Please Note: The Winter League will recommence on January 7th and 14th and not on Jan 21st as previously published to the members.
STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 10th DEC 2017
The AGM of Strandhill Golf Club Limited took place in the Clubhouse on Friday Dec 8th.
The meeting was well attended and we had some changes in personnel on the Council.
Leo Logan has finished his tenure as President and we welcomed Mary Jo Keane into the office of President, good luck for 2018 Mary Jo.
Leo Logan was elected as Company Secretary unapposed and Grainne Henneberry has moved to the role of Council Secretary.
Colm Martyn was elected unapposed to Course Convenor and David Lindsay will continue as House Manager for a further term. The incoming Vice President is John O Donoghue.
The Winter league took place on Sunday amid major speculation we would be snowed out of it and we were greeted to a beautiful sunny day on the links. This was week four and the groups are starting to take shape. One of the dark horses this year is Mick Phelan and John White with four straight wins, I wonder what odds will be on offer come the day of the final.
The Loftus brothers are starting to take control of their group after a slow start and they would have to be mentioned as one of the favourites in any conversation for potential winners.
The league tables are in the Members Section for further details or analysis.
Sunday Dec 17th is the final Winter League date before Christmas and the Christmas Party and final Prizegiving of 2017 will also take place. Please make every effort to attend if you are picking up a prize and to take part in the final get together before Christmas.
STRANDHILL GOLF CLUB NOTES 3rd DEC 2017
The Men’s branch AGM was held in the Clubhouse on Friday Dec 1st. This was the final act of Captain Leo McNally’s reign and a number of tributes were paid to his great stewardship in 2017. Men’s branch Honorary Secretary Anthony Skeffington provided a comprehensive account of the 2017 Golf Season and the key moments in the year. The members paid tribute to the work and research that went into the report from Anthony, it is much appreciated.
Captain Leo handed over the Captaincy to Mr Hugh Gallagher and it is fair to say the club is in safe hands and Hugh will bring great enthusiasm to the role and he is recognised for his can do attitude and it is safe to say “watch this space” in 2018.
Strandhill Lodge & Suites Winter League 2017
The winter league continues on Sunday 10th Dec and Sunday 17th Dec before breaking for Christmas.
Please use the BRS and take note of the team you are playing for this weekend games, the BRS System is open to book your tee times please note if you are on the front or back nine when booking.
On Friday 1st December at 8.00 p.m. sharp the Annual General Meeting of the GUI (Men’s) Committee of Strandhill Golf Club will take place in the Clubhouse.
1. Nominations for Officers and Ordinary Members of the Men’s Club must be submitted in writing, with the names of a proposer and seconder, to the Honorary Secretary of the Men’s Club not less than 7 days prior to the date of the particular Annual General Meeting.
2. Motions to be voted upon at the Annual General Meeting of the Men’s Club must be submitted in writing, with the names of a proposer and seconder, to the Honorary Secretary not less than 7days prior to the date of the particular Annual General Meeting.
Strandhill Golf Club hosted the Children Safeguarding Course 1 on Thursday 16th November with instructor Ms Mary Leyden.
Confederation of Golf in Ireland are running a Cluster based series of Networking Seminars at Golf Clubs nationwide
Up to 18 Network Seminars are taking place on a cluster basis between the end of November through to early March 2018
The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), the body set up to support, promote and develop the game of golf on the island of Ireland, are hosting a cluster series of networking seminars at Golf Clubs across the country.
Three seminars are scheduled in Q4, with the remaining 15 seminars taking place in Q1 of 2018.
Over the course of the seminars, CGI will openly discuss the key challenges and opportunities for clubs and the cluster clubs can share stories and benefit from joint learning.
The format for the evening will be:
|6:30 – 7:00pm||Members of the One Governing Body Discussions Group will be on site to give an update on the developments of One Governing Body.
Light refreshments will be available during this time.
|7:00-7:45 pm||Information sharing sessions|
|7:45-8:45 pm||Breakout sessions to discuss the following:
· Separating club captain and chairperson roles- is that good for continuity & accountability?
· Are your club structures right sized & fit for purpose?
· What motivates club volunteers?
· Stopping the race to the bottom – are price increases the answer?
· Financial benchmarking – how do we measure up?
· Planning to succeed and become sustainable – are you heading in the right direction?
|8:45-9:00 pm||Wrap up and next steps.|
|North Dublin||Forrest Little Golf Club||21st Nov||Book Here|
|Donegal / Derry||Letterkenny Golf Club||23rd Nov||Book Here|
|Galway||Galway Golf Club||6th Dec||Book Here|
|Mid Ulster||Omagh Golf Club||18th Jan||Book Here|
|Antrim / N Belfast||Ballymena Golf Club||24th Jan||Book Here|
|S Belfast / Down||Lisburn Golf Club||25th Jan||Book Here|
|Leitrim / Cavan / Monaghan||Cavan Golf Club||31st Jan||Book Here|
|Sligo / Sth Donegal / N R'ComRoscommon||Co Sligo Golf Club||1st Feb||Available in Jan|
|Mayo / Sth Roscommon||Castlebar Golf Club||7th Feb||Available in Jan|
|Midland Counties||Athlone Golf Club||8th Feb||Available in Jan|
|Louth / Meath||Ardee Golf Club||13th Feb||Available in Jan|
|Kildare / West & South Dublin||Newlands Golf Club||15th Feb||Available in Jan|
|Wicklow / Carlow / Wexford||Courtown Golf Club||20th Feb||Available in Jan|
|Clare / Limerick||Castletroy Golf Club||22nd Feb||Available in Jan|
|Tipp / Laois / N. Munster||Thurles Golf Club||28th Feb||Available in Jan|
|Waterford / Kilkenny||Waterford Golf Club||1st March||Available in Jan|
|Kerry||Killarney Golf Club||7th March||Available in Jan|
|Cork||Douglas Golf Club||8th March||Available in Jan|
For more details on the Confederation of Golf in Ireland, check out www.cgigolf.org or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @CGI_Golf