196 players from all around Ireland have qualified to play in the Gents All Ireland Strokeplay Championships which we are hosting.
This is a great boost to the town and surrounding areas as the players, family and supporters will be here for the whole weekend of the 25th and 26th July.
Top pitch and putt players come to the Cunnigar this weekend for the National Gents Strokeplay, this is the pinnacle of the pitch and putt season.
On Saturday the Juniors start the proceedings with 54 players taking part, with the top 12 qualifying for a play off on Saturday evening.
We have 3 locals in this section
Declan Byrne, Michael A'Hearne and Paul Riordan, this is Declan and Michael's first competitive year, which shows all new comers what can be achieved with a bit of practise and commitment to the game.
Then at 11.30 the Intermediate section gets under way.
There are 60 players in this group, and again the top 12 scores will play off in the evening.
Thomas Maher and Aiden O'Rourke will represent the Cunnigar in this grade.
On Sunday morning the creme de la creme of pitch and putt players from all around Ireland will take centre stage.
This is the competition that all players strive to win.
There are 80 players in this Senior section, the top 20 will play off on Sunday evening and only after that will we know who is the best pitch and putt player in Ireland for 2015.
It promises to be a great weekend for pitch and putt and we would like to wish our own and all other players the best of luck for this momentous occasion.
PLEASE NOTE ONLY PLAYERS OF THE GENTS NATIONAL ALL IRELAND WILL BE ALLOWED TO PLAY ON THE COURSE FROM WEDNESDAY AT 1PM
The Butchers Block
Our ladies open which is kindly sponsored by The Butcher's Block will be held at our course on the 8th August.
Again this event attracts ladies from all over Ireland for the weekend and is another boost for the town of Dungarvan.
This competiton started only a few years ago and has gone from strength to strength and is now one of the top competitons for Ladies in Ireland.
Fundraiser For The Club
We would like to thank everyone, members and non members who supported us with this event.
These fundraisers help keep our club and course in the top condition that we are well known for all over Ireland.
Our next committee meeting will be on 30th July after the game this is an important one before the Ladies Open sponsored by The Butchers Block.
Major fixtures for the coming year.
All Ireland Gents Strokeplay July 25th+26th
Ladies Open sponsored by The Butchers Block August 8th
so everyone get practising.
please note if names are not paid for they will not be sent away.
Monday Evening Scrambles are now underway names in by 6pm tee off 6.30pm.
Monday last we had a very enjoyable evening game with Claycastle of Youghal.
Nearly 50 people played, these are great social occasions and we hope to travel to Youghal soon.
1st Nett Sheila O'Sullivan, Paddy Lawlor, Eddie Lenihan
1st Gross Noren Hennessey, Lorraine Troy, Ryan Hennessey
2nd Nett Lily Bulman, Marian Burke, Ciaran Hennessey
2nd Gross Sally Wallace, Oliviere Walsh, Michael Landers
3rd Nett Carol Mullally, Cait Mulcahy, Aiden O'Rourke
3rd Gross Bridie Walsh, Maureen Power, Patsy Hackett
Names to be in for 10am tee off 10.30am
No game due to weather
No game due to weather
From now on with all games please note:
The inexperienced player on each team will now mark the card (this is to get used to marking cards)
Last year we held a Hole in one competiton
so we will continue with a prize for the most hole in ones during the club competiton season this year as it proved very popular.
There's fierce competiton already with everyone trying to get the ultimate hole in one.
To date Patsy Hackett (4), Paddy Noonan (4) , Liam Simms(3), Michael Ahearne, Declan Byrne, Paddy Lawlor each have one each.
Breda O'Donnell (3) and Jacinta O'Mahoney (3) Bridget Walsh(2), Cait Mulcahy , Mary O'Neill and Corinne McGee now has a hole in one for the womens section.
Bonus number 45 the winner this week was Breda Murphy.
Leaving Pitch Marks when playing destroys the greens, it takes a lot of care and attention to keep them in pristine condition, so all members and green fees are asked to repair them and use the correct repairer when doing so.
Also do not use the club head to take balls out of holes on greens as this damages the hole.
If anyone has an hour or two Mondays to Fridays to spare to give a hand helping on the course you would be very welcome.
Did you know?
The Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club has now been in existance 25 years and its a great honour to be hosting the National Gents Strokeplay Championships in this special year.
Adults 80 euro
Family 150 euro
Over 60's 50 euro
Juveniles 45 euro