Rathcore Golf Club

FAO: All members

Statement from GUI and ILGU

4.45pm Wednesday 21st October 2020

Following intensive engagement over the past 48 hours, we have been informed this afternoon by Sport Ireland that, very regrettably golf clubs must close under the new level 5 restrictions. Essential course maintenance is permitted to continue under level 5. We have sought clarity on the issue as to whether ranges/practice facilities can remain open for exempted activities. We will update clubs on this as soon as possible.

What a day of golf we had for Captains final day on Sunday at Rathcore. Well done to Eoin McArdle for a wonderful win with a final round of 69.
180 played in the Captains over the two weekends which was the biggest attendance ever for the club. The weather was spectacular and the course was even better - thanks to Andy & Team for working the magic yet again.
We move on to the September medal next weekend kindly sponsored by The Hamlet Court Hotel. www.thehamlet.ie

We just had a fantastic weekend of golf at Rathcore for the Captains qualifier. The golf course was in superb condition thanks to Andy & Team. With a testy wind it proved a challenge which reflected in the wide variety of scores. Best of luck to all in the final round this Sunday. The top 20 is below - maybe the winner is among them!!!

1 Rattigan, Christopher 81 - 12 = 69
2 Kearney, Mark 97 - 28 = 69
3 Gaynor, Leslie 87 - 18 = 69
4 Dunne, Colin 90 - 20 = 70
6 Kirby, Anthony 85 - 14 = 71
7 Hendrick, Gary 85 - 13 = 72
9 Mc Enroe, Martin 81 - 07 = 74
10 Dixon, Ivan 86 - 12 = 74
11 Walsh, Declan 88 - 14 = 74
12 Regan, Eammon 96 - 22 = 74
13 Kenny, Adrian 80 - 06 = 74
14 Terry McGrath 93 - 19 = 74
15 Keogh, Noel 95 - 20 = 75
16 Kennedy, Paul 85 - 10 = 75
17 McCabe, Fearghal 88 - 13 = 75
19 Rayfus, Colin 79 - 03 = 76
20 Henrick, Dean 86 - 10 = 76

FTAO: All Men Members

Our Men's Captain, Pat Dunne, invites you to play in his Captain's Prize on Sept 12th./13th with the lucky 51 and ties qualifying to play in the final round on Sunday Sept. 20th. The time sheet will open at 9pm Thursday 3rd. Sept.
There will be a non-qualifier competition on Sunday 20th. for those that don't make the cut.

The cost for both days is €35 and includes food at the 10th. on both days. There are 20+ prizes to be won over the two weekends so hopefully all members will be kept interested. To be eligible to win the Captains prize a player must have played a minimum of three qualifying events in 2020.

Due to COVID restrictions the Captains dinner is deferred into October. However, we will have an awards get-together outside at the food bar after the golf on Sunday Sept. 20th. at approx. 7pm. Refreshments will be served. No doubt there will be two great weekends of golf for this highlight event of the club season. Pat wishes all members the very best of luck and looks forward to seeing you all there.

Due to the latest COVID-19 restrictions it is with regret that we announce the cancellation of the Captains prize events over the next two weekends. Our Captains, Kate & Pat felt that, due to the lockdown implemented for our adjacent counties, and in the best interest of the club and its membership, it was prudent to defer it to a later date. Particularly, this decision is in consideration of those members residing in the counties under the lockdown restrictions currently.
Regular competitions will be held as normal over the coming weekends. Our thoughts are with those members who are restricted from travelling to the club and we hope to see you again there soon when it is safe to do so.
We will look to reschedule the Captains prizes as soon as it is safe to do so subject to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines.
As always, we thank all our members for your understanding and continued support. Stay Safe!
Our Captains, Kathleen Broad & Pat Dunne, invite all members to play in their Captains prize this month.
Round 1 of Mens Catains Prize is Sunday August 16th. Timesheet opens on Thursday August 6th. @ 9pm.
Round 2 and Ladies Captains Prize is on Saturday August 22nd.
There will be lots of great prizes to be won and we look forward to an exciting couple of weeks of golf at the club.
August Medal August 8th./9th. kindly sponsored by Joe Kenna.https://www.fastfloorscreed.ie/ 
Time Sheet now open.

Mens Captains Prize Round 1: August 16th. Timesheet opens on Thursday Aug 6th.
Majella O'Donoghue & Michael Dowling, our Vice Captains, wish all members the very best of luck this weekend in the Vice-Captains prize. This is one of our key club events of the year and is a Golfer-of-the-year event. Please note the following details for this event:

  • The format is Stableford
  • White tees(for Men)
  • The entry fee is €15 including a burger at the 10th. tee
  • Please note local rules regarding bunkers
  • Please observe COVID guidelines for safety at Rathcore
  • Players need to have 2 singles cards submitted this year to be eligible to win the prize. Players not meeting this criteria can compete for all other prizes i.e. runner-up and Divisions.