Saturday, 4 March 2023

InterClub Competitions 2023

 > Click Here for main Draws Page < We are in the Leinster South Sections

Pierce Purcell Shield: 

Butter Mountain have a bye in Round one and will play Castle GC in Round 2, (before May28th).

Barton Cup:

First Round match Versus Foxrock GC

Fred Perry Trophy: (over 55's)

Round one versus Lisheen Springs

Super Seniors  (over 70's)

April 6th home V Elm park GC

2's Club Winners Jan/Feb

 Results for Nov / Dec 2's Club: €30 added to electronic Wallet.

  • Des Byrne
  • John Reid
  • Jimmy Graham
  • Kevin Barry
  • Mick O'leary
  • Kevin Behan
  • Sean Egan
  • Cormac Doyle

Note, any gross 2 (incl hole in one) recorded on the Howdidido App in a Saturday or Sunday Competition is included for a bi-monthly draw. In order to spread the potential winners, only 1 win per member is allowed. (Wednesday Competitions are not part of the 2's Club).

Friday, 3 March 2023

Competition Conditions

From 4/3/23 Following on from the January Committee meeting re: Slow Play

Until Further Notice:

For Saturdays and Wednesdays Only:  Play to the White Temp Flag/Green on the 5th Hole.  

On Sundays use the normal Full green on 5th.

 Placing everywhere (within 6 inches).except the red & yellow marked penalty areas. Rake & Place in bunkers.

Save the F/ways is an extra option, go to nearest rough and place the ball ( as always, No nearer the hole).

 Any new Competition/Conditions updates will be posted here thru the season


It is not recommended to go down the bank to the left of 1st hole, beyond the OOB white line.

  • New Ponds are now staked, use relevant penalty area Rule. Note the scale of mixed Penalty area on 14th/7th in photo below. 


 Scramble Strokeplay, 1/6 combined Playing H/cap 

  •  Deduct domestic minus from Playing Handicap( =PH on Label), add up the 3 amended H/Caps and divide by 6.
  • All players Tee off ,select preferred ball, all play their own ball from that position. 
  • 5 Drives/tee shots from each team player must be used
  • For the purposes of this competition all players Place everywhere within 6 inches (except penalty areas).

  • If a team has only 2 players you will not be in the scramble, so sign in and Submit a Singles Scorecard as normal, 


Click for Yellow Peril Rules

                                              Please leave Rakes back inside Bunkers.

 Rules for Champagne Scramble:

  • Use Playing Handicap as per Howdidido label or App.
  • Players drive off. Team chooses which drive to play and marks it (all players can place). All team members play from this spot. and then finish out the hole with their own ball, in the normal Stableford manner.
  • 3 drives MUST be used from each player. Drives must be indicated on the scorecard by putting a circle around the player's score.

The best 2 scores are recorded (Stableford). The same applies to all other holes except the par 3’s.

On par 3’s: all players play their own ball from tee to green and then all 3 scores (stableford) are counted.


Thursday, 16 February 2023

Super Seniors 2023

 The 2023 Super seniors (over 70's) >>> Draw 

We are in Group 5 (6 TEAMS)
ROUND 1 - Home to Elm Park 11a.m. April 6th
ROUND 2 - Away to Powerscourt play by 25th April
ROUND 3 - Home to Old Conna play by 9th May
ROUND 4 - Away to Beech Park play by 23rd May
ROUND 5 - Not playing
ROUND 6 - Home to Castlewarden play by 20th June
Team Manager: Terry Kirwan

Thursday, 2 February 2023

Weekly Club Competitions

Club Competitions on:
  • Wednesdays,€5 from 7.40am~10.24am. (open to visitors & guests from Mid April).
  • Saturdays 7.40am~10.24am & Sundays 7.40am~8.56am (€6, to include 2's club). 
It is preferred that members use the designated Howdidido Comp tee-times above, but you can still play in the comp outside these times and book via the course BRS system.

The good news is: and unique to our club, the % paid out is very high from Competition fees.
e.g. 14/1/23 €192 collected, €160 paid into the wallets of the 5 prize winners, with approx €25 then going into the 2's club pot, the remainder to the club.
The committee also tries to spread out the amount of prizes, as opposed to giving out one large prize.

When first joining the €63 annual fee includes:
  •  €28  Golf Ireland affiliation
  •  €25  insurance
  • €8  Printing of GolfIreland Smartcard
  • €2 To Club
The club has ongoing costs, e.g. entry into interclub events. The biggest annual cost is the Software to run the Touchscreen, which includes the Howdidido and ClubV1 members apps @ €2,154
Contributions from weekly Comp entries enable the club to function.

Monday, 30 January 2023

New Members Guide 2023

  Rules for beginners - Golf Ireland

 World Golf Handicap Pocket guide

Weekly Club Competition's

When inputting a card at an away course it will go onto your record automatically (if it's an official competition). If it's just a casual round with another Golfireland member you ( & you choose to submit a round)  will need to sign-in on the Golfireland app pre round, then input that card asap after game.       (You must still be on-site at that club in order for it to work), 

All society cards should be returned on the app too in the same manner as above, if you are having problems with the app send on a photo of your card, but only when you've exhausted the above advice. 

Step 1: Install the howdidido app, When you submit 3 cards a Handicap index will be allocated.

( In addition you can send a photo via email or WhatsApp to speed up the process).

Please put the 3 scorecards in an envelope marked "For Handicap" and leave at the course reception.

  • Cards submitted in the Winter season: a temporary domestic Handicap will be allocated.
  • Cards submitted in the Qualifying period April to end of October: an initial Golfireland handicap will be allocated, you will need 20 qualifying cards thru the season to have a fully developed Handicap (this will allow entry to interclub competitions in 2024).

After Handicap index allocation you will then have access to the HDID tee time booking system for Competitions and casual golf at the course.

Step 2: Install the Golf Ireland app, use this to track your Handicap index.

The pin number for registering is on the back of your Golf Ireland member card.

Step 3: install the BRS booking app for Tee time bookings outside of competition times
For issues relating to BRS contact Amanda at reception.

Step 4: (optional)  You may want to download a GPS Golf app.

To comply with the rules of Competition golf the GPS app can only give advice on Distance, not measure wind speed or direction etc. Try not to let such devices interfere with pace of play.

Example of a free App with the Course mapped on it is below 

Brian Cruise, Handicap Sec 2023

Thursday, 29 December 2022

2's Club winners Nov/Dec

  Results for Nov / Dec 2's Club: €30 added to electronic Wallet.

  • Barry Kelly
  • Hugh Behan
  • Gerry Brady
  • Mick Lawless
  • John Hopkins
  • Jimmy Graham
  • Kevin Behan

Note, any gross 2 (or hole in one) recorded on the Howdidido App in a Saturday or Sunday Competition is included for a bi-monthly draw. In order to spread the potential winners, only 1 win per member is allowed. (Wednesday Competitions are not part of the 2's Club).