Sunday, November 1, 2015

notes 01/11/2015

Cunnigar Pitch and Putt 25th Anniversary

On Bank Holiday Monday morning last we held an Open Day to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

Despite the atrocious weather conditions there was a brilliant turnout.

We started the day with a scramble, due to the weather conditions we played just 18 holes.

After everyone dried off we stayed in the club house where we had some much needed food which was provided by Minnies Bar, Abbeyside, we must say the food was second to none.

The tables and club house were beautifully set up by the members.

Old photographs taken over the last 25 years were prominently displayed throughout the club house and a lot of memories were shared between the people.

Our President Patsy Hackett then gave a speech welcoming everyone to the Club especially Paddy and June Power.

Paddy then told everyone how it was his brainchild 25 years ago that started the Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club as he had seen a course in Arklow 4 years previously and thought it would benefit the town of Dungarvan.

Patsy then went on to give a talk on the Club’s history.

The Club officially opened it’s doors on the 15th June 1990.

At the first official meeting it was decided to name the Club, it was to be The Cunnigar Pitch and Putt Club.

Major work was carried out on greens and tee boxes and that year a decision was taken to build a club house.

The club got great help from the local council and from other clubs in the county, huge work was carried out by members who volunteered their time and effort.

1992 was a great year for the Club and where there once was wasteland now stands one of the most picturesque courses in Ireland.

The newly completed club house opened it’s doors on the 14th August of that year and we also became affiliated to the P.P.U.I.

We would like to thank all our members past and present and guests from other Clubs for joining in our special celebrations.  It was fantastic to see everyone enjoying themselves.

Mass for our deceased members was mentioned in the list of dead in St Mary's Church over the bank holiday weekend.

From humble beginnings our Club has gone from strength to strength and we would like to thank FAS, the Council, Sponsors, TUS and all of our members who support and put in trojan work to make sure everything is in perfect condition, if it wasn’t for those people who work tirelessly throughout the year our club house and grounds wouldn’t be in the brilliant condition that they are in today.

Winners of the day were

1st Nett        Eileen McCarthy, Aiden Murray
1st Gross      Jacinta O’Mahoney, Liam Simms
2nd Nett       Mary Crotty, Veronica Anglem, Paddy Noonan
2nd Gross     Mary Walsh, Paul O’Riordan, Adam Clark

Winners of the raffle

Hamper                                  -    Cait Mulcahy
Hamper                                  -     Declan Foley
Hamper                                  -     Judy and Paddy Power
Centra Voucher                    -      Jacinta O’Mahoney
Amber Petrol                        -      Joe Curran
2 Bottles of Wine                  -     Veronica Anglem

Well done to all and here’s to many more years of Pitch and Putt.

Presidents Day (Patsy Hackett)

 Patsy will be holding his Presidents Day on the 8th November.

Tee off times are between 10am and 1pm this competition will be for Gents, Ladies and Juveniles so all members are welcome to come and Support Patsy on this great day.

Men's Foursomes League

The Men's Foursomes League will commence on Sunday November 15th.

There seems to be great interest in this new competition, and all the men in the club are encouraged to take part in what should be a very competitive few weeks.

This will be a Stableford competition, and will take place on Sunday mornings. There will be a trophy for the winners, and also cash prizes for 1st and 2nd and 3rd

There will be 3 preliminary rounds. The best two scores in the preliminary rounds will be counted. The top 4 teams after the preliminary rounds will play in 2 semi-finals. Then there will be a third place play-off and a final.

The entry fee is 10 euro which must be paid before the closing date, which is Sunday, November 8th. The draw for the first preliminary round will be held on Monday, November 9th.

This is the first time this competition is being held and we hope that it will be continued annually.

New Ladies Matchplay Competition

Entries are invited for our upcoming Ladies Matchplay Competition.

 This competition will be an enjoyable change of format for our Lady players.

 Entries and money must be in by November 18th, and will be €5.

The draw will be made on November 19th. Games will commence on November 23rd.

Wednesday tournaments
Names to be in for 10am tee off 10.30am
Nett               Oliviere Walsh, Breda O'Donnell
Gross           Marie Forde, Kathleen Foran

Saturday turkey tournaments
Names to be in for 1pm tee off 1.30pm

Nett                       Corinne McGee, John Carroll
Gross                 Cait Mulcahy, Maureen Widger, Aiden O'Rourke

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) 

Juvenile Competitions
This week we held the T.F McCarthy Sheild, it was a calm cool day and perfect for pitching the greens.
It was a tense competition as it was a shoot out, which was T.F's favourite game and with some great pitching from all of the lads it came down to the final two - Fionn Nagle and Kyle Hackett on the 18th green.

We had a coin toss to see who would tee off first.Fionn won and chose to tee off first.

Fionn hit the green leaving Kyle biting his nails as he headed to the tee box where he hit the ball straight over the green leaving Fionn the winner of 2015.

Hole in One

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 Paddy Noonan (7), Liam Simms(4),Patsy Hackett (4),  , Michael Ahearne, Declan Byrne, Paddy Lawlor, Eddie Lenihan, Aiden Murray, Owen Simms each have one each.
Breda O'Donnell(4) and Jacinta O'Mahoney (3) Bridget Walsh(2), Lorraine Troy (2) Mary O'Neill(2), Cait Mulcahy , Corinne McGee, Mary Walsh, Eilish Sullivan, Marie Forde and Ann Wall now has a hole in one for the women's section.

Bonus Number

This weeks winner of the bonus number is Jacinta O'Mahoney, number 28

Pitch Marks
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.
Do not use club heads to repair a pitch mark as this damages the green. Always use a pitch repairer
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?
Winter rules are now in play.

remember pitch and putt is only a game so go out and enjoy it.

Membership Fees

Adults                80 euro
Family                150 euro
Over 60's           50 euro
Juveniles            45 euro
Life Members    30 euro
T.shirts, caps and gloves for sale in club house.

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