Well done to Paul Bates who won the individual prize with 41 points.The full list of scores and team placings are posted below.
Spring League got back on track last Sunday with another big turnout. Plenty of high scoring is keeping things tight at the top of the table, well done to Stephen Kockott who won the individual prize with 44 points. A full list of scores and team placings are posted in the clubhouse and below.
This Friday, St. Patrick's Day there will be a mixed single stableford competition.Anyone going away for the weekend can use their score in this competition for the Spring league. The Captain's drive-in is on Sunday the 9th of April at 1pm. Entry sheets are posted in the clubhouse. Please enter your name and handicap on the entry sheet as soon as possible so everyone can be accommodated.
Annual Sub is now due and should be paid before the end of March.
Another great turnout for the second week of the Spring League and another McEvoy in the winners enclosure.Well done to club Captain Sean who took first place with 41 points. Still all to play for in the league with six weeks to go .
Virginia Golf Club. "Chesnut Tree". Spring League 2017
Team 1 Team 2
Team Captain: Martin Sherry Team Captain: Peter Gill
Stephen Smith Gerry Phipps
Fergal Kenny Peadar Quealy
Seamus Sheridan Derek Shekleton
Brendan Clarke Vincent Brady
David Preston Paul Bates
Fintan Cahill Alan Rock
Eric Davidson Patrick Maguire
Alex Mc Cauley David Beattie
Team 3 Team 4
Team Captain: Gary Corcoran Team Captain: Pat Murphy
Ray Foley James O Brien
Oliver O Dwyer Michael Keating
Pat Connell M Callaghan
Peter Kermath Martin Redmond
Canice Hogan Eamonn Mc Donnell
Gerry Kellett Sean Sheridan
Frank Fahy Mick Farrelly
Raphael Mc Evoy Stephen Kockoff
Team 5 Team 6
Team Captain: Peter Foran Team Captain: Peter Callaghan
Conor Mc Evoy Sean Mc Evoy
Dave Reilly Joe Hopkins
Declan Smith Roy Steenson
John Donegan Peter Crosby
Richard Mc Evoy Nial Maguire
Paddy Carroll Cormac Cahill
Frank Dolan John Duffy
Victor Nesbitt Marcus Hoffman
Team 7 Team 8
Team Captain: Peadar Gill Team Captain: Vivian Connell
Joe Greene Neil Skeffington
Pat Kelly Terry Smith
Liam Murphy Jim Reilly
Jim Mullery James Fitzpatrick
Tom Lynch Pat Brady
Finbar O Reilly Mossie Ryan
Adrian kelly Shane Dillon
Stephen Mc Cabe Billy Mc Loughlin
1) Vivian Connell 40pts
2) Martin Sherry 40pts
3) Patrick Maguire 40pts
Great Scoring and well done all.
There was a good showing for this Sundays competition with many peoples New Years Resolution being to prove they are actually good golfers, and the scores seemed to match that resolution. In first place was the Captain himself Sean McEvoy setting out his stall early this year, and showing the rest how its done. In second place was Conor McEvoy with Richard McEvoy in third. What a group, from now on they will be known as the Virginia Golf Club Bee Gee's. Special mention to last years Golfer of the Year James O'Brien for another good showing this week. Can he make it 2 years in a row?
Are you overweight? Sick of being stuck in the house? Crave adult conversation or even want to start playing golf? Well membership of Virginia Golf Club will answer all of these questions, for further details please contact Captain Sean McEvoy on 086 8055386. Everyone is welcome.
2017 started with a bang for some members, others played golf. It was great to see so many members on the course squeezed into slightly tighter chinos due to the Christmas excess and on what was a lovely morning for golf. The scoring was as usual exceptional with Stephen Kockott leading the way with 40 points on a count back from Finbarr O'Reilly with 2016's Golfer of the Year starting as he means to go on with 39 points. Well done everyone, heres to more golfing fun in 2017.
Know anyone else who would like to play golf as a New Years Resolution? Get them down to Virginia Golf Club and let them see what a friendly club we are.
Virginia Golf Club will hold a 4-Person Open Team Event on Friday & Saturday 9th-10th September. Come out and enjoy some autumn golf.
- €40 per team
- Any combination of men & ladies permitted
- Visitors are most welcome
- 2 scores to count on every hole, 4 to count on 18th
Many thanks to Aoife Galligan, Junior Convenor, for all her hard work & dedication to the Juveniles & Juniors this summer. Thanks also to the many club members who volunteered their time to help Aoife & to Bill Noble for his support with lessons. Over 50 young people signed up for Junior/Juvenile membership this year. We look forward to seeing them around Virginia Golf Club for many years to come.
BEST OF LUCK TO ALL COMPETITORS
8.00: P KERMATH, S SHERIDAN, M KEATING, P FORAN
8.08 J DONEGAN, PAT BRADY, D SMITH, P CONNELL
8.16 F KENNY, S MC EVOY, B MC LOUGHLIN, V BRADY
8.24 C GILLICK, O O DWYER, A ROCK, V NESBITT
8.32 B FOX, A MC CAULEY, B CLARKE, L KINNEAR
8.40 P COLEMAN, M COLEMAN, D BEATTIE, L MURPHY
8.48 K COLEMAN, P MC INERNEY, E DAVIDSON, D REILLY
8.56, F CAHILL, F DOLAN, P MURPHY
MID MORNING 11.10 START
11.10, TOMAS LYNCH, J HALLORAN, K MC NAMARA, K MC GUINESS
11.18, T HUTCHISON, M CAHILL, J DUFFY
11.26 S O MEARA, C MC EVOY, J GREENE
AFTERNOON SESSION 13:45 pm
13.45 GUESTS, GUESTS, GUESTS, GUESTS
13.53 GUESTS, GUESTS, GUESTS, GUESTS
14.01 R O CONNELL, R STEENSON, F O REILLY, S BOWLES
14.09 PETER GILL, S SMITH, R FOLEY, T BOYLE
14.17 R CLARKE, SEAN SHERIDAN, TOM LYNCH, J O BRIEN
14.25 V CONNELL, G EAGLETON, S COLEMAN, P MC CABE
14.33 M SHERRY, G PHIPPS, F FAHY, M GALLAGHER
14.41, N MAGUIRE, C HOGAN, PEADAR GILL, P BATES
July 31st: Can a Captain win his own Captains Prize? We will have to have a special meeting of the committee to scour the rule book, however the Captain is peaking at the right time of the year and also has been consistent all year. Someone break his 5 iron. 1st: Captain Gary Corcoran, Category 1: Liam Brady, Category 2: Mattie Cahill, Category 3: Sean Sheridan. Well done all.
August 7th: This months medal was fiercely competitive as usual but the proud winner of a new shiny medal is Thomas Boyle with a score of 64. Congratulations Thomas. Category 1 winner: P. Callaghan, Category 2 winner: D. Sheckelton, Category 3 winner: P. Brady. Well done all.
Mid Week Warriors: Despite the snow on the roofs their is always fire in the hearths of our mid week warriors as they compete with gusto for their weekly prizes. July 26th: 1st. Lorraine O'Brien, Sheila Courtney, Vincent Lee, Frank Fahy. August 2nd. 1st Isobel Davidson, Pat Fitzpatrick, Barney O'Reilly and Vincent Lee. Well done guys.
Upcoming Captains Prize: All the members and committees of Virginia Golf Club would like to wish our Captain, Gary Corcoran all the best in his upcoming Captains Prize.
14th AUGUST DAY ONE
Please Do Not Amend or Change this time sheet, contact James on 086-2244373
MORNING SESSION 08.00
8.00 M COLEMAN P COLEMAN T SMITH R CLARKE
8.08 J DONEGAN V CONNELL P KERMATH M KEATING
8.16 M SHERRY P FORAN G PHIPPS L MURPHY
8.24 A ROCK D REILLY PEADAR GILL D SMITH
8.32 G MACKEY C HOGAN PAT BRADY F KENNY
8.40 SEAMUS SHERIDAN SEAN SHERIDAN P MC CABE J HOPKINS
8.48 V BRADY D BEATTIE PATRICK MURPHY STEPHEN MC CABE (J)
8.56P MC INERNEY R O CONNELL S KOCKOFF R STEENSON
9.04 B CLARKE B FOX A MC CAULEY K COLEMAN
9.12 S COLEMAN F DOLAN T LYNCH P J MC NICHOLAS
9.20 V NESBITT J GREENE J O BRIEN PETER GILL
MID MORNING 11.30 START
11.30 E MC DONNELL W LOUGHREY F FAHY J HALLORAN
11.38 J DUFFY F O REILLY P REYNOLDS M GALLAGHER
11.46 V LEE B O REILLY M FARELLY P BATES
11.54 N MAGUIRE C MC EVOY (J )E DAVIDSON M CAHILL
12.02 T BOYLE T HUTCHNSON B MC LOUGHLIN M SHERIDAN
12.10 K MC GUINESS (J) S MC EVOY T KELLY A KING (J)
AFTERNOON SESSION 14:30 pm
14.30 R MC EVOY M DUFFY S O MEARA S SMITH
14.38 P CONNELL L BRADY S BOWLES P QUEALEY
14.46 R FOLEY P CALLAGHAN G EAGLETON N SKEFFINGTON
August Medal 06th/07th
Medal and GOY
€ 10 EURO ENTRY
8.20 P FORAN P KERMATH G CORCORAN L MURPHY
8.28 D REILLY J O BRIEN V CONNELL V NESBITT
8.36 G PHIBBS A ROCK E DAVIDSON T LYNCH
8.42 D SMITH T SMITH R CLARKE C HOGAN
8.50 A MAC CAULEY P BRADY L BRADY A KING
8.58 J HOPKINS B MCLOUGHLIN PAT MURPHY P MC CABE
9.06 P J MCNICHOLAS P BATES T BOYLE S MC CABE
9.14 R O CONNELL C MC EVOY S KOCKETT
AFTERNOON TEE TIMES FROM 14:00
14.00 L MC QUADE
SATURDAY TEE TIMES FROM 13:00
13.00 PETER GILL
18 Holes Singles Stroke Medal and GOY
JULY 30th AND 31st
€ 10 ENTRY
MORNING TEE TIMES
8.20 R CLARKE, P KERMATH, J DONEGAN, L MURPHY
8.28 C HOGAN, V CONNELL, P FORAN, D SMITH
8.36 M SHERRY, M KEATING, A ROCK, G PHIBBS
8.44 G CORCORAN, PEADAR GILL, F FAHY, P BRADY
8.52, V NESBITT, J O BRIEN, PETER GILL, P CONNELL
9.00 E DAVIDSON, J HOPKINS, T BOYLE, T LYNCH
9.08 S MC CABE, P MURPHY, K COLEMAN, P COLEMAN
9.16, P MC CABE, P J MC NICHOLAS, M COLEMAN, P MC INERNEY
9.24, R O CONNELL, B CLARKE, S KOCKETT, M SHERIDAN
9.32, A MC CAULEY, L BRADY, F DOLAN
AFTERNOON TEE TIMES SATURDAY 30TH
13.00 V BRADY
Mens Results July 24th:
In a world that seems to be increasingly going mad, the halcyon shore line of Lough Ramor allows its members drive up its leaf canopied drive way and forget the trials and tribulations outside the gates. Now we still might encounter trials and tribulations on the course but in the larger scheme of things, there irrelevant, and the enjoyment that this game and the social golf club were members of, is reward in itself. Still however there are even greater winners every week and this weeks tour de force in the yellow jerseys were the pairing of Liam Brady and Pat Connell with 46pts only pipping the pairing of Alan Rock and Viv Connell on a count back. Well done all.
PLEASE NOTE the timesheet for the Captains prize is now in the clubhouse and get your name down early as this is the one that everyone wants to win. Over the years the good, the great and the plain lucky have seen their name in lights and this year it could be you. Can the PRO come last (actually last) 3 years running? Only time will tell.
Mid Week Warriors: As the great Morton Shaevitz says, "You may be on the back nine of life but its good to finish strong!" thankfully in Virginia we only have 9 holes so this is irrelevant for our senior golfers. Last weeks worthy winners were, 1st Olivia Monaghan, Pat Murphy, Mike Brown 57.9. 2nd Kitty Cogan, Eva Williams, Gerry Eagleton, Frank Fahy 61.0.
July 17th: In a weekend that saw the Dubs saunter to another Leinster title, another Dublin giant strode across the competition to see himself at the top of the tree at the end of this weekends play. This man was our competitions secretary James O'Brien. Methodical in technique and all things competition, James would have reveled in the regulatory accounting needed to separate the pack this week with himself beating Patrick Connell and the venerable Captain Gary Corcoran by a count back. Well Done James, peaking at a good time of the year.
MID WEEK WARRIORS: Our Seniors continue to dominate the flora and fauna of our course with more extensive coverage than Japanese knot weed. Unlike that pesky invader their presence and skill gives hope to all us duffers in the club that there is always time to improve and this game does not view age as a boundary to success. The last two scrambles have been won by the following teams: July 5 - 1st P. Hutchinson, P. Fitzpatrick, L. Cotter, N. Maguire 61.1, 2nd E Williams, S. Galligan, P.McCullough, F. O'Reilly 61.5. July 13 - 1st B. O'Reilly, J. Clarke, P. Fitzpatrick 58.4, 2nd E Davidson, P McCullough, P. Curran 62.7. Well done as always to all competitors.
Royal Troon played host this weekend to "The Open" well last weekend (July 10th) Virginia Golf Club saw its first major of the year settled convincingly. After Day 1 many members were in contention, with the pressure mounting and the chance of golfing immortality within their grasps. Some rose to the occasion, some crashed and burned, others forgot to put their name on the timesheet (PRO), however when the dust settled one man stood tall and was proclaimed champion. This titan amongst golfers was Terry Smith, beating the field by 5 shots after a solid first round was built upon. Congratulations Terry. In second place was Stephen Coleman with a second round 5 shots better than his first day and in third place by count back was Ray Foley. The presentation was made in the Lakeside Manor and everyone agreed the competition was fierce this year. Well done all, roll on the next major.
18 Holes Singles Stroke
JULY 16TH AND 17TH
FULL GOLF RULES APPLY
€ 6 ENTRY TWOS ON THE 16TH
MORNING TEE TIMES
8.20 G Corcoran, J O Brien, P Foran, J Donegan
8.28 V NESBITT, J Greene, Peadar Gill, Peter gill
8.36 L Murphy, T Boyle, P Kermath, T Lynch
8.44 P Brady, P Murphy, S Smith
8.52 G Mackey, S Sheridan, S Coleman, K Coleman
9.00 T Smith, R Clarke