Sunday, February 18, 2018

Update 19th February

This weekend saw round 3 of the Spring League take place (round 2 has been postponed til the weekend of March 3rd and 4th due to the inclement weather conditions of last week).
The leaders after round 1, Moira Egan, Vincent Egan and Brendan Gaffney continue to be the pacesetters with an aggregate score of 119. Charlie O'Donnell, Ted Hester and Michael Rush are a close second on 122.5 , with the last podium place currently occupied by Willie Tiernan, Tommy King and Jim Callery. 

This week saw a meeting take place in the Clubhouse to discuss some proposed changes in the layout of the course. There were no objections and the club has already initiated some of the changes, starting with new out of bounds areas behind the 1st green and to the right of the 6th fairway, and the widening of the "spinney" water hazard to the right of the 2nd fairway.
The other changes will be seen over the next few months and include open drains in front of the 5th and 9th greens, trees between the 2nd and 4th fairways and introducing areas of rough around some tee-boxes.
Other work planned this year includes the finishing of the recently constructed chipping practice area by installing drains and preparing the surface of the green. A practice driving net will also be installed beside this green.

The club has arranged a social golf outing to St Margaret's Golf and Country Club in Co Dublin on Saturday the 14th of April. Boyle member Gary Carty works in St Margaret's and has obtained a great deal for us for 18 holes of golf followed by a 2 course meal for 40 euro. All members are invited.

Next weekend sees the official launch of the golfing year with the Captains' Drive-In. The draw takes place at 12.45 pm with tee-off at 1. The bar will be open and food will be available.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Update 12th February

Weather conditions akin to a succession of biblical plagues resulted in many of the 2nd round matches from the Spring League not taking place this week.
• All members are invited to attend a meeting in the clubhouse this coming Wednesday the 14th of February at 7.30 pm to discuss a number of proposed changes to the layout of the course. A full account of the proposals is available on the club website, under the "Course" section. Many of the proposals are acknowledging the reality that some areas of the course never dry out fully in the course of a year and that cutting and maintaining these areas has become disproportionately labour intensive. It is proposed that several such areas be left uncut throughout the year. In the same vein, it is proposed that 2 open drains be created on both the 5th and 9th holes to protect the 5th green from flooding and to improve drainage on the 8th and 9th holes in the area near the 9th teebox.
• There are a few other proposals including some tree-planting, re-aligning semi-rough areas and widening of hazards. 
• The Captains Drive In takes place on Sunday the 25th of February.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Update 3rd July

The following are the results of the Fore Club Alliance sIngles stableford competition held last weekend: 
Men: 1st Michael Simon 39pts, 2nd Jim Dwyer 39pts, 3rd Owen Garvin 38pts. 
Ladies: 1st Ann Neary (Strokestown), 2nd Peggy Feely, 3rd Ruth Hogg.

The Ladies Australian Spoons competition results from last Tuesday: 
1st Mary O Hara & Carmel McGarry, 2nd Liz Dwyer & Regina McLoughlin, 3rd Peggy Feely & Moira Egan.

The Men's 12 Hole S/Ford was won by Club Captain Gerry O'Hara 29pts. The runner up was Paul Connolly.

Monday (July 3rd) sees the start of Open Week and the competitions are as follows: 
Monday 3rd Ladies & Gent's 9 Hole Stroke
Tuesday Ladies Gala Day 18 Hole S/Ford - Gent's 9 Hole S/Ford  Wednesday 18 Hole Scotch Mixed Foursomes
Thursday Gent's 18 Hole Stroke - Ladies 9 Hole S/Ford 
Friday Ladies & Gents 9 Hole S/Ford
Saturday 18 Hole Fourball Betterball  
Sunday Ladies & Gent's 18 Hole Stroke
The Club would like to thank all our sponsors for Open Week & competitions throughout the Year.

Junior Golf
There will be a Junior Skills Challenge on Saturday morning which will take place at 11am followed by the presentation of prizes.

Interclub Golf
The Ladies Junior Foursomes team take on Ballinasloe in the Connacht Semi Final this Saturday 8th July. On the same day the men's Junior Cup tea travel to Westport to compete in the North Zone qualifier with the top 8 team progressing to Sunday's matchplay. Best of luck to both teams.

Upcoming Event
The James Shivnan Memorial Golf Challenge in Aid of Mayo/Roscommon Palliative Care will take place at Boyle Golf Club on Saturday 15th July.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Update 26th June

Boyle Golf Club's June Monthly Medal took place on Sunday last. 
Many thanks to Surprises Giftware/ Better Buy Boyle who kindly sponsored the competition. The results were as follows: 1st Eamon Perry (20) 65, 2nd Liam Whyte (13) 66, Gross Sean Heslin 78, 3rd Jim Dwyer (19) 67. 

The Ladies Australian Spoons Scotch Foursomes competition takes place on Tuesday 27th, the men's 12 Hole sableford is on Thursday 29th and next Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd is the Fore Club Alliance 18 Hole S/Ford. Players from the other Fore Alliance Clubs - Ballaghaderreen, Ballyhaunis, Castlerea & Strokestown are all invited to play. Thanks to the Roscommon Herald for their continued support of the competition.

Club Matchplay
Congratulations to Paul Connolly & Cian Smith who booked their place in the final of the Club Foursomes Trophy and now await the winners of the other semi-final between Sean Heslin/ Michael Rush and Jim Dwyer/ Liam Whyte.

Junior Golf
The Junior Golf Lessons will take place as usual on Saturday Morning at 11am. Newcomers always welcome.
This year's series of lessons for juniors with a PGA Professional has been provisionally set to commence on the evening of Wednesday 12th July. More details to follow.  

Course Drainage Work
This week will see the completion of the drainage work on the course and the new practice area. Thanks to Niall Foran and his team for the very professional way the in which the work was carried out.Thank you to all who were involved on the Lottery Fund Committee & the Course Committee. All their hard work is much appreciated.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Update 5th June

Congratulations to our Lady Captain Mary O'Hara who won the President’s Prize to Ladies on Sunday with a score of 72, in second place was Tish Perry with 72, the gross was won by Peggy Feely and third place went to Susan O'Mahoney with 73. In the men’s 18 hole s/ford well done to Sean Heslin who won with a score of 43pts, in second place was Kevin O'Connor with 42pts, the gross went to Gary Carty with 74 and in third place was Vincent Egan with 41pts.

In other competition news, congratulations to our Ladies Junior Foursomes team who beat Ballaghaderreen to book their place in the Connacht Semi Final.

Next Sunday 11th June we have the 2nd Major of the Year, the President’s Prize hosted by Seamus Gallagher. The Club would like to take this opportunity to wish Seamus the best of luck next Sunday.
Sports Capital Program

The course will remain closed from Tuesday – Friday while the drainage work continues but will re-open on Friday evening at 6pm for the President’s Scramble with the draw at 6.30pm.

Club Matchplay
In the Club Foursomes Matchplay, Sean Heslin & Michael Rush are the first pair to book their place in the semi final and all other matches to be played must be completed by Sat 17th June.

Junior Golf
Junior golf continues on Saturday at 11am. This week's session will include some skills challenges for kids in attendance on account of it being the President's weekend.  

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Update 28th May

The May Monthly Medal 18 Hole Stroke Sponsored By The Mayfly Inn Ballinafad was won by Seamus Gallagher with a score of 63, in Second was Eamon Perry also with a score of 63, the Gross went to Patrick Egan with 72 and third was Frank Flanagan with 64. As today's competition was also the Qualifier for the PGA Tankard Seamus will be joined by Susan O Mahoney who won the Ladies PGA Tankard with a score of 59, second place went to Joey Mullaney with 68 , the gross went to Tish Perry and third place was Mandy Toolan with a score of 69.  Well done to Seamus & Susan and we wish them the best of luck when they go to Royal Tara Golf Club in August.

Inter Club News
Commiserations to the Pierce Purcell Team who were beaten by Strandhill 3 - 2 on Saturday afternoon.

The President's prize to the Ladies will take place on Sunday Next & there is an 18 Hole Stableford for the Men. There will be no Competition for the Ladies on Tuesday or Men's Competition on Thursday due to drainage work taking place on the course this week.

Club Foursomes Matchplay
The Third Round has been extended for one week. All matches must now be played by Saturday 17th June.

Junior Golf
Junior golf lessons will take place on Saturday morning at 11am as normal.

Sports Capital Program

We are delighted to announce that the Lottery Funded Drainage Work on the course will commence this Monday the 29th of May. Unfortunately, while this work is taking place, The Golf Course will remain closed from Monday-Friday and will Re-Open for the Weekend. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Update 22nd May

Last Sunday’s Bart Moran Trophy was won by Pat Conroy with a score of 64, in second was Jim Dwyer with 66, the gross prize was won by Gary Carty with 72, and in third was Pat Brogan with 67. 
The ladies Niamh Nangle Cup was won by Marie Hanmore Cawley, in second was Ruth Hogg while in third was Paula Cull. Well done to all prize winners. 
Last Thursday’s men’s competition was won by Sean Heslin with 24pts, in second was Michael Rush 23pts and third was Ted Hester also with 23pts. 

Next Sunday will see the first Monthly Medal 18 hole stroke which is the second competition in the Brogan’s totalhealth Pharmacy Golfer of the Year series. It is aptly and kindly sponsored by the Mayfly Inn, Ballinafad. Many thanks to them for their sponsorship. 
The men’s Thursday competition also continues this week. 

Club Matchplay
Entries are now being taken for the club’s singles matchplay competition, the King Harmon Cup. The sign up sheet is on the noticeboard. 
The foursomes matchplay competition has progressed to round three with these games to be played by 10th June. 

Interclub Golf
Commiserations to the Jimmy Bruen team who were beaten on scoreline of 3-2 with two of the away games losing in extra holes. 
It’s a busy period on the interclub golf calendar with the Mixed Foursomes team playing Castlerea on Wednesday and the Pierce Purcell team playing Strandhill on Saturday. Good luck to both teams. 

Junior Golf
Junior Golf lessons for kids aged 8-16 began last Saturday at 11am and will continue every Saturday until the end of August. 

They are coordinated by Junior Convenor Brendan Gaffney along with Moira Egan & Paddy Nangle and are free of charge (excluding membership).