There will a 4 person Team from Good Friday through to Easter Monday so if you need to walk off the chocolate goodies you know where to come! Despite the heavy rain lately we are very much playable and open for business!
All members that are reminded that if they have not paid their subscription by the end of March 2015 they are not eligible to be on the course. Prompt payment is paramount. Thank you.
Clones Golf Club are proud to be hosting this year’s qualifier for the All Ireland Mixed Foursomes on Sunday 17th of May and tee off at 8.30am. The team is being hand-picked as we speak! If you would like to play please contact Leslie McConkey or Brid Finlay
The interclub matches will be underway shortly so again please assist the team captains by putting your name on the list as soon as possible.
The Hilton Shield will be held at Cavan Golf Club on 18th and 19th of May and the 3 team captains will be seeking players so please put your name down now.
Ladies play in an 18 hole stableford Thursday 2nd of April with prizes sponsored by Anne Wrafter and the club. The winner of the first 18 holes on March 19th was our own Lady Captain Rosita McCabe with a terrific 36 points! As there were only 11 players it reverted to a sweep. Week 2 winners were Section A (0-23) Elaine Hamilton with a whopping 37 points and Section B Doli Maguire with 34 points. We are gradually getting enough ladies playing to get 3 sections!
There is a list in the locker room beside the competition book for ladies to indicate the likely draw they will attend when applicable so that other ladies will know that someone will be there to mark their cards. We will see if this works!
There has been many requests for a 9 hole repeater each week for those ladies who either want to play a meaningful practice few holes or for those who just want to play 9 holes. We are hoping to persuade Maureen Lynch to run her repeater earlier this year. The usual €1 in the bottom drawer but please note if you are playing in an 18 hole competition you cannot play in the 9 too. Prize each week for winner and prize for best “senior” (over 65).
Now that there is a stretch in the evenings it is timely to inform would-be golfers of the offers available at the club. The annual subscription for a novice is €340 for the first year and €500 for the second year. In the third and subsequent years they will be expected to pay the full subscription of €700. All of those fees include insurance and Golf Union levies and apply to both Ladies and Gentlemen. It is important to emphasise that those offers apply only to those people who have never played golf and does not apply to new members coming from other clubs. The purpose of the offer is to try and popularise the game and in so doing increase membership. There is no question of reducing fees to poach members from any neighbouring clubs. There is also an incentive for lapsed golfers who have not played for three years or more who may rejoin the club for a subscription of €500 for the first year back.
The letters drawn on 23rd of March were THUM and there were no winners of the 3,800 jackpot now standing at 3,900. The 5 lucky dippers each winning 20 were Phil McCrystal Lisnaskea, Sean & Terry Kelleher Carnroe, Martin McElvaney Lisnaskea, Helen Connolly Millbrook and George Rice Lisnaskea. Well done to them (I’m moving to Lisnaskea!)