Club Update

Friday 16 August

Message from the Captain
Just a solitary message from me this week - wishing our President all the very best for his President's Day. Good Luck Bob. 

On a superbly sunny day on 12th August Helen’s Bay Veterans hosted Shandon. After a well contested match Helens bay lost by 2 matches to 4. Raymond Shannon and Shane Meharg had a good win, and Billy Pollock and Robin Cooke along with Terry Cromey and Roy Jackson halved their matches. The return match is on Thursday 22nd of August.
Needless to say, the course was in excellent condition and as always, the spirit of the matches on both sides was marked by good fellowship and healthy sportsmanship.


1st Ronnie Walker 33pts
2nd Robert Coey 32pts
3rd Joe Graham 30pts
4th Steven Van Houten 29pts Better back 9
5th Walter Sames 29pts

Jamie Irwin
Walter Sames
John Lindsay


Many set off full of good cheer undaunted by the damp, muggy conditions.

Results were as follows: -
3rd Peter Clarke 16 points
2nd Paul Logan 22 points
1st Barry Ditty 25 Points

Barry and Peter competed in the third round of the Stan Griffin Cup. The match fully lived up to expectations and may well have been the match of the tournament. Dead-Eyed Ditty prevailed and left Poor Peter for dust. He carded a magnificent 25 point and boasted two 'putt-less holes'; he chipped both 8th and 9th in from off the greens. A stellar round indeed!

Following two splendid high scores, Paul on 22 and Barry on 25, David Parker was urgently consulted. He ruled on handicaps as follows:
Barry Ditty will reduce by three 23 to 20.
Paul Logan will reduce by two 24 to 22.
Don't miss next week's semi-final needle match - Ditty V Logan.

Other news
Many of us just learned that Harry Graham had volunteered to act as one of the many Marshals at the recent Open Competition at Portrush. Although the days were long and tiring he reported that he had a ball! An unexpected bonus was the gift of his uniform. This comprised a very high quality waterproof jacket and a tote bag of various goodies. Harry happily modelled the jacket for us, with a certain panache! 

Dates For Your Diary

September 4th
Wednesday Boy's President's Day will be held at Helens Bay. In order to facilitate a later unrelated competition, tee-off will be at 12 noon, driving simultaneously from the 1st and 5th. As usual play will be followed by High Tea.

December 4th 
A provisional date of the 4th of December has been proposed for our Christmas High Tea. The date is to be confirmed with the office and our caterer. 
Further details to follow.

Competitions Currently in Play
Summer League
Stan Griffin Cup - AKA the Match Play Cup


The winner of the Edna Jackson Trophy stroke competition this week was Liz Jackson with 71
The Runner Up was Deirdre Forde with 75. 
The 9-Hole ladies winner was Muriel Colthurst with 14 points. Runner Up was Dessa Plenderleith.
There were 5 ladies out putting and the winner was Louise Kennedy with 35 strokes. 

The Business Ladies played away at Shandon Golf on Thursday in fair weather but sadly lost. 

The Captain’s Prize for Ladies is on Tuesday 27th and the notices for dinner will be coming down next Thursday 22nd - please make sure you have chosen your meal and paid. 

The September Prize night is on 24th - we will keep you posted when notices go up. 
The Prize givers list for this event will be put up on the notice board next Tuesday - there are still a few slots to fill please. 

Ladies, please remember that in the spirit of good manners, it is essential that players take their names off the BRS if they are unable to play, BEFORE THE TIMESHEET CLOSES AT 12:00 ON MONDAYS and to ensure players are not unexpectedly left without someone to play with. 

Our last Ladies Open of the season is sponsored by the Golf Spot on Monday 10th September. Booking are filling up nicely but still plenty left. Please ask your friends to join you, September can be a lovely month. 

A date for your diary - Lady Captain’s charity this year is the Royal Osteoporosis Society and the date is Friday 18th October for a Charity lunch.

The Ulster District of the ILGU are seeking to recruit 2 positions onto the Executive for a one year term during the transition to Golf Ireland. Any club members who have been involved on Ladies’ Committees, in handicapping at club level or supported junior development and who may be interested in learning more about the day to day activities of the District, are invited to express their interest at this stage. Expressions of interest have to be forwarded to Ulster House by 14th September. Please let Hon Sec Irene know if interested.


Open Scramble Sunday 25th August 2019
This is the last of our Open Competitions this year, It is disappointing to see the numbers booked are so low, in fact very few members have their names down. 
This competition is open to both men and ladies and the team can be mixed.
All monies raised go toward the upkeep of the Club

Mark Evans Memorial Semi Open Mixed
The new date for this Mixed is Friday 27th September it will be over 13 holes due to the light.
Please support and put your names down on the time sheet outside the men’s locker room.

Junior Coaching

Free coaching lessons are going well. As we are now into the middle of August a number of juniors and particularly beginners have not availed of the 4 free coaching lessons on offer. The Junior Committee would encourage all who have not been able to take up lessons to book up. Free coaching lessons schedule will finish on the last Saturday in September. To those Juniors who have reached 4 coaching lessons additional paid lessons can be booked directly with Gareth the Professional.


Still some slots available on the timesheet in the Club foyer

£25 per team
Hot Buffet £15.00
Buffet served 7.30 - 9.30 pm
Entertainment from 10 pm

Five A Side competitors please post name on time sheet (the competition is only for adults aged 18 and over)

It is essential to book a table with the caterer for this event as early as possible due to popular demand.
Buffet is open to all members and not just five a side competitors


Sunday 25th August

Please book with the Restaurant


On Sunday 29th September there will be a JAZZ LUNCH AND SUNDAY CARVERY

Please book with the Restaurant


The Book Club resumes on Monday 9 September at 10.30 am.
New Members welcome

9 September - When All Is Said by Anne Griffin
14 October - The Dissolution by C J Sansom

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