Monday, February 20, 2017

Update 20th February

Spring League

The Spring League sponsored by PD Golf has entered the business end of proceedings with two of the four group having completed all of their group matches. Only a few games remain outstanding in groups 2 and 4 and may be played any day up until this Sunday. 

In group 1, Peggy Feely & Kevin O’Connor have secured their place in the final by winning their final match 2 up to leave them on a five match aggregate of +12, a score sufficient to top the group. Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin finished one behind and will possibly take one of the two best runners spots.

In the second group, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith lead and are in a strong position to top the group. Their total score of 9 up leaves them 6 clear of 3 other pairs, one of them being Dave Purser & Claire Cryan who have a game outstanding. 

Moving to group 3, Vincent Egan & Lewis Shaw have completed a clean sweep in their group finishing with a total aggregate of +18, the highest score recorded in the competition. They are followed by Pat Conroy & Susan O’Mahoney who won 4 of their 5 games, finishing with a total score of +13.

In the final group, Michael Rush & Gerry O’Hara continue to lead on +8, followed by Paddy McLoughlin & Mandy Toolan on +5. Also, don’t rule out Willie Tiernan & Sandra McCrann who are only 3 holes further back with one game yet to be played. 


This week the weekly 9 hole re-entry competition continues and may be played any day Monday to Saturday inclusive.

Next Sunday there will be an 18 hole stableford for gents. Entry fee will be €7.
This week is also the final chance to get unplayed Spring League matches completed otherwise the non played scores will be applied. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Update 15th February

Spring League
The Spring League group stage has entered the final two weeks with each pair having played at least three of their five matches.
Group 1 sees Peggy Feely & Kevin O’Connor take up a strong position to progress after a 7 hole win over their opponents at the weekend. Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin are now in second.
In group 2, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith continue to lead and hold a 5 hole lead over Jim Dwyer & Tommy King.
The third group has co leaders with the pairs of Pat Conroy/ Susan O’Mahoney and Vincent Egan/ Lewis Shaw neck and neck on +12.
Group 4 is a tight affair with most pairs still having a genuine chance of qualifying for the final. Michael Rush & Gerry O’Hara sit on top of the group with an aggregate of +8, three ahead of Paddy McLoughlin & Mandy Toolan.

Other Results
Last week’s weekly 9 hole stableford was won by Michael Reid with 20 points.

This week is week 5 in the PD Golf Spring League.
Many pairs will be looking to wrap up their group matches by the end of this week.
However there is an extra week to facilitate those who still have two games to play. The deadline is Sunday 26th February.
The weekly 9 hole stableford is playable this week until Sunday inclusive.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Update 6th February

Spring League
The PD Golf sponsored Spring League continued this week with overnight frost delaying action on Sunday for the second week running.
Beginning with the first group the biggest movers were Peggy Feely and Kevin O'Connor who had a 5 hole win over their opponents which leaves them in second place behind Shane Loftus & Regina McLoughlin.
In group two, Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith now lead the way after having overtaken Jim Dwyer & Tommy King who now lie in second position.
Moving to group three, Vincent Egan and Lewis Shaw remain in poll position despite taking a break this week! Pat Conroy & Susan O'Mahoney stay in second place but have closed the gap to two holes.
In the fourth group, pairs five and six, namely Michael Rush/Gerry O'Hara and Paddy McLoughlin/Mandy Toolan are currently jostling for the top spot with the former holding the upper hand by one hole. 

Other Result
The weekly 9 hole stableford competition was won by Michael Rush with 20 points.

The Spring League enters week number four this week with the schedule of matches for the fourth round as follows: Pairs 1 vs 4, 3 vs 5 and 2 vs 6. 
The weekly 9 hole stableford is playable Monday-Sunday inclusive. 

The club extends its sympathies to the McLoughlin family on the recent passing of Margaret. Ar dheis dé go raibh a hanam.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Update 1st February

Spring League 
The Spring League continued this week with frost delaying play on Sunday morning till approx 11am. 
In group 1, the pairing of Shane Loftus and Regina McLoughlin have taken the lead after a 6 up win over their opponents at the weekend. Gary Carty & Carmel Keenan remain in second position despite a narrow loss in their game. 
In group 2, Jim Dwyer and Tommy King have taken a commanding lead with back to back wins, most recently a 6 up win to bring their total to +8. Currently, the second best score in the group is held by Paul Connolly & Seth Meredith who won their first game 5 up. 
Group 3 sees Vincent Egan & Lewis Shaw come through to take up first place on +7 who are 4 holes clear of two pairs, Charlie O'Donnell & Fiona Keenan and Pat Conroy & Susan O'Mahoney. 
In group 4, Paddy McLoughlin and Mandy Toolan still hold the lead on +6 who are two holes in front of Michael Rush and Gerry O'Hara.

Other Result
Last week's weekly 9 hole competition was won on a countback by Sean Heslin with 20 points. 

Spring League matches are playable this week with the round 3 schedule being pairs 6 vs 4, 2 vs 3 and 1 vs 5. An extra day, Sunday 26th February has been added to facilitate players struggling to get all matches played. The drive in will now take place on the second Sunday of March. 
The weekly 9 hole competition for men continues this week til Sunday inclusive. 

Club Meetings
The monthly meetings of the ladies, gents and management clubs will be held this Wednesday evening February 1st in the clubhouse. The ladies and gents meeting will take place at 7.30pm and will be followed at 8.30pm approximately by the management meeting. 

And Finally
Belated birthday wishes to greens convener Willie Tiernan and his partner Linda who held their joint birthday celebrations in the clubhouse recently. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Update 24th January

Spring League
The PD Golf sponsored Spring League has gotten underway with most pairs having completed their first match by Sunday last.
In group one Michael Simon and Tom Lavin are best placed with a four hole win over their opponents. Wins were also recorded by Gary Carty and Carmel Keenan and by Shane Loftus and Regina McLoughlin who finished  2 up and 1 up respectively.
In group 2 Brendan Gaffney and Margaret Loftus lead the way with a three hole win. They are followed by Jim Dwyer and Tommy King who recorded a score of 2 up. 
In group 3 the pairing of Charlie O'Donnell and Fiona Keenan finished 3 up after 12 holes, a score which currently tops that group. Vincent Egan and Lewis Shaw occupy second place after a one hole win.
Finally in the fourth group, Paddy McLoughlin and Mandy Toolan registered the greatest margin of victory to date with a 6 up win while in second is Michael Rush and Club Captain Gerry O'Hara who won their match 4 up.

The format of the competition is such that it is likely that all teams will have a chance of qualifying for the final right up until the last couple of rounds as standings can change quickly so all is not lost for those who did not win their first game! 

All five group matches are to be played by Saturday 25th February. 

Other Result
Last week's weekly 9 hole competition was won by Jim Mooney with 18 points. 

Spring League matches are up for decision again this week with the suggested order for round 2 are pairs 3 vs 4, 6 vs 1 and 2 vs 5 in each group.

The weekly 9 hole stableford re-entry will also continue this week and can be played any day Monday through to Sunday inclusive. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Update 17th January

Sunday’s 18 hole stableford for gents was won by Terry Canning (12) 39pts, in second was Vincent Egan (18) 38pts, the gross was won by Charlie O’Donnell and in third was Seamus Gallagher (18) 36pts.


The draw for the PD Golf @Longford ProShop sponsored Spring League has been made available. Round 1 matches are to be played by this Sunday 22nd January if possible. All 5 group matches are to be completed by Saturday 25th February. The final for the four group winners along with the two best runners up is set for Sunday 5th March. Entry fee is €5 per person per match excluding the final. A full list of rules is available on the club noticeboard. Also, this week there will be a 9 hole stableford (re-entry). It can be played any day Mon-Sun inclusive.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Update 19th December

Today's 9 hole stableford was won by David Wynne with 23pts, in second was Dave Purser with 22pts (c/b), while in third was Vincent Egan also with 22pts. 

In upcoming fixtures, the annual Christmas Scramble will be held on Tuesday 27th December.  The draw is at 12.45pm with a shotgun start at 1pm. 
On behalf of Boyle Golf Club, I would like to wish all members and friends of the club a very happy Christmas and best wishes for 2017. 

Gary Carty