Blessington Lakes Golf Club

Results, news and golf promotion day feedback

Last weekend’s open singles saw Palmerstown House visitors Richard Downey (13) and John Egan (16) taking 1st and 2nd spot respectively with Richard’s 36 pts 1 better than Johns 35 pts. Well done guys, hope you enjoyed your day on the Blessed nine. This weekends Mid Week open was won By Eddie Ingram (10) with 34 pts great to see Eddie get off the mark with i think his 1st win this season. Eddie hits the ball a mile and we would be blessed to have a golfer of his caliber step up into the Full Category  next season, i can see the  2017 Interclub managers drooling already. Well done Edward.

All prize vouchers up to and including this week’s Mid week open are now behind the bar, Our system for doing the vouchers this year has been pants so after some Reflection “praxis” style, (you may need to google praxis) 2 more committee members have been now been authorized to sign off on them so that people are not left waiting for them.

Minor Members next Saturday is our last weekend Open Singles of the year, just to note that if you wish to play in away opens next year you must have 3 qualifying rounds within 12 months of the event you are playing in. Those wishing to enter and compete in the winter hamper league can play either Saturday or Sunday till conclusion of the league.

The 2017 fixture list up on noticeboard on the left hand side of the Locker Room Hall. Just to note that we have had some debate on whether to have our Medals just on the Sundays but after consulting quite a few members the consensus of opinion is that  some members simply cannot play on Sundays and to disenfranchise them through running the medals exclusively on Sundays would be totally unfair. So bearing that in mind Medals will be played over both days of the weekend possibly in conjunction with an open singles on the Saturday. The 2017 fixture list  has a lot more variety next season with the introduction of a Vice Captains Prize, a Hon Secretary’s Prize,a Committee Prize to men, rumbles and fourball events. We intend to hold a fourball Match play as well as our singles match play, most clubs have these and its a competition that has the potential to offer a lot of fun to people as the battle it out on fine summer evenings.The Lady’s club are also looking at the possibility of having a mixed match play competition which again would be a lot of fun. Joey Donohoe is really looking forward to this.

The Golf promotion day was a great success with upwards of 50 people taking advantage of the beautiful October morning to play the course and take in the visual overload of the lakes and mountains in their autumnal reddy brown hues.(How was that Brian) We had 3 people joining on the day (43 to go) and serious expressions of interest from a least a dozen more. So well worth all the effort/ A big thank you to all the members that worked so hard to make the day successful.