Friday 17 December 2021

Year End Scramble


Year end Scramble Wednesday 29th December. If you're e.g. -2....... minus that off your playing H/Cap, add all 3 players then divide by 6. Placing everywhere, move off F/Way if required.

All handicaps reset on Jan 1st, enjoy !

Any easy route to the Clubs results webpage is now

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Thursday 2 December 2021

Results from Nov 23rd + December

Sat 11/12/21   T B A 

Sun 12/12/21 (-2)Mick Doyle 35pts


Weds 8/12/21: Competition cancelled- Storm


Sun 5/12/21: (-5)Barry Kelly 36pts

Sat 4/12/21: Best Nett - (-2)George Doherty 39pts, C1 (-2) Mick McKeown 36pts, C2 (-2) Sean Lynch 36pts (b9), C3 (-5)Trevor Freeman 37pts


Weds 1/12/21: Best Nett - (-8)John Reid 37pts, 2nd -(-5) Bernard O'Callaghan 35ps (b9)


Sun 28/11/21: (-2)Dave O'Driscoll 40pts


Sat 27/11/21:  Best Nett - (-2)Brian Carthy 35pts (b9)

C1 (-2)Eoin Boggans 29pts, C2  (-5)Pat Devereux 35pts (b9), C3 (-2)Terry Kirwan 31pts


 Weds 24/11/21 - Competition cancelled- all players refunded

Thursday 18 November 2021

Rip Alan Rock

 Another huge loss to the Club as Alan Rock passed away yesterday evening.

Rest in Peace


Reposing at his home on Sunday afternoon (21 November) from 2 pm to 4 pm for family and close friends only. Removal on Monday morning (22 November) to the Church of St John the Evangelist, Ballinteer arriving for Funeral Mass at 11 am followed by burial in Mount Venus Cemetery.

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Save the fairways + Domestic Cuts

 If your ball lands on the Fairway, Players have the option to move and place in the nearest side of rough, no nearer the hole. This will help the fairways recover after the sanding. Placing every where within 6 inches.

Domestic cuts are in play, 2 shots for a win & 3 for each subsequent win. Handicaps are reset on the 1st of Jan 2022. All winners will have their wallet topped up by €40.

When playing in Competition, use your full Playing Handicap on the card as the minus 2 shots are calculated at competitions


Friday 29 October 2021

New Committee elected

 Following on from the EGM on Tuesday 26th of October, which resulted in a unanimous vote to adopt the new Butter Mountain Golf Club name. The amended Constitution was also voted through at the EGM.

 2022 Committee Elected !

 with a very special mention to the outgoing Hon Sec Gerry Cantwell & also Martin Dobey (Club Treasurer), who have a combined 30 years of committed service to our club. Former Captain Damian Byrne has also stepped away from committee duties, all three played a huge part in keeping the club ticking over, especially in the past few years.

The Committee elected are:
  • Captain: Mick McKeown
  • President: Hugh Behan
  • Vice Capt: Gerry Perry
  • Hon Sec; Pat Butler
  • Handicap Sec; Brian Cruise
  • Treasurer; George Moloney
  • Comp Sec; Bernard O'Callaghan
  • Dave O'Driscoll 
  • Noel Quinn
The changeover will take a few weeks to complete, your 3339**** golf Ireland number remains the same, as does the Golf Ireland smart card.

Sunday 24 October 2021

EGM/AGM 8pm Old Mill pub Tuesday 26th of October

 Please make an effort to attend the EGM at 8pm sharp in the Old Mill Tallaght, on Tuesday 26th of October, to vote on the proposed name change + change to a 1 month earlier than usual AGM.

The Annual General Meeting will then commence a.s.a.p. after the Vote.

Hear the views of your fellow members and have your voice heard.

Please adhere to all the C-19 prevention protocols set by the Old Mill Staff.

Tuesday 5 October 2021

Super Seniors battle to the end in the Final.

 A hard fought Final V Greystones GC at Elm Park today results in a narrow 3&2 loss, full report to follow.

Monday 4 October 2021

Best of Luck to the Super 70's Team Tues 5th Oct at Elm Park

 The very best of Luck to the Super's team who play their final V Greystones GC at the host club Elm Park on Tuesday October 5th. The first match tees off at 10.30am, all Support Welcome.

Friday 24 September 2021

Into the Final they Go !

The result of last Fridays games played by 3 teams at home in Butter Mountain and away in Hermitage by 2 teams resulted in 3 won, 1 lost and 1 tied on the 20th hole resulting in a win for Dublin Mountain
The 3 winning Points were won by:
  1. Michael O'Brien and Michael O'Sullivan 4and 2 on the 16th Hole in Butter Mountain.
  2. Hugh Behan and Terry Kirwan on the 19th hole in Butter Mountain.
  3. John Hopkins and John Reid on the 18th hole i n Hermitage.
Matches 2 and 3 were extremely close games throughout with each of our teams coming back from early setbacks to eventually clinch the winning points.
The 4th match played by Brian Campbell and Eamonn Carroll in Butter Mountain was still in play and tied at the 20th hole. but as we had just achieved the 3 winning points there was no need to conclude that game.
The 5th game played by Gerry Flood and Peter Behan was lost 6 and 5 in Hermitage.

The final will now be hosted and played in Elm Park Golf Club on Tuesday the 5th October at 10.30 am

Once again Many thanks and congratulations to all who participated and and all who attended to support the teams.
we look forward to the Final next week
Terry Kirwan Team Manager 


A nail biting win for the DMGC Super 70's today versus Hermitage GC.

Hugh Behan sinks the deciding putt on the 1st playoff hole after Captain Terry's excellent chip for a gross par 4,  Full report above

The Final will take place on Tuesday 5th of October at Elm Park GC, opposition TBA.

Tuesday 14 September 2021

Dublin Mountain 3&2 win V Stackstown

The result of yesterday's games played in Butter Mountain by 3 teams and away in Stackstown by 2 teams resulted in a 3- 2 win for Dublin Mountain

The results of yesterday's individual matches were: 
Team 1 Brian Campbell & Leo Mahon won 5and 4
Team 2 Hugh Behan & Terry Kirwan won 3 and 2
Team 3 Michael O'Sullivan & Michael O'Brien won 5and 4
Team 4  John Reade and Tony Foran lost 7 and 6. 
Team 5 . Gerry Flood & Peter Behan lost 5 and 4
We have a home draw against Hermitage in the Semi-Final on Friday the 24th September at 11.00am.
Again 3 teams will play at home in Butter Mountain and 2 will play away in Hermitage.
Any support by  members will be welcome at either venue to cheer on the teams.
Many thanks and congratulations to all who participated and we look forward to the Semi-final next week
Terry Kirwan 
Team Manager

Thursday 9 September 2021

2's Club Winners July/August

  Draw completed by Bernard O'Callaghan 9/9/21

All winners have had their Online Wallet topped up by €30

  • P Butler
  • R Durnin
  • T Goulding
  • J lester
  • F Murphy
  • J Lyons
  • L Burke
  • G Moloney
  • J Hopkins
  • E Boggans

Saturday 28 August 2021

Captain's Day Winners Circle

Fantastic weather graced our 29th Captain's Day, accompanied by an equally Fantastic 36hole winning score of 129, by this years champion:  Pat Butler. 

Many thanks to all those who participated and supported the event.

Brian Cruise, Captain 2021.

The presentations Begin.

MatchPlay Winner 2020: Kevin Behan

Don't drop it Pat !

Tony with his hand in the cookie Jar 

Hon Sec: Ger Cantwell

Eoin Boggans (Best Gross) & Liam Burke

Thursday 26 August 2021

Captain's Day Saturday 28th

This Saturday we embark on our 29th DMGC Captain's day, alas our defending Champion Neville Morgan has departed to pastures new. 

Please arrive early for your allotted tee time, and keep a good pace of play on the course, as it is strokeplay hit a provisional ball if there is any possibility of a lost ball. Players are reminded to play the ball as it lies, no placing or movement of the ball is permitted.

At the first tee you will find Apples, Bananas, chocolate & Water.

On round completion please input your Howdidido scores a.s.a.p.

Then make your way to the tented area behind the clubhouse, there will be a fridge with a selection of self service sandwiches, soft drinks & crisps  -  use the hand sanitizer provided.

Presentations are tentatively scheduled for 2pm in the tented area.

 NB.. At all times, socially distance, especially inside the changing room & clubhouse

see you all Saturday.... Brian Cruise Capt 2021 

Wednesday 25 August 2021

Ben Kearney RIP

 It is very sad to report the passing of Ben Kearney, May he Rest in peace.

 The funeral will be a private family service, but there will be a viewing period between 10am & 12 on Thursday 26th for those who wish to pay their respects.

Ben at the 2017 Captain's Day.

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Super's Strike Again

 As captain of the Dublin Mountain Super Seniors team I want to thank all members of the team who participated in the Elm Park Super Seniors Trophy group stage qualification matches.

The group matches were against Old Conna away (result draw 2.5 - 2.5) Dun Laoghaire home (Dublin Mountain 5 - DunLaoghaire 0) and yesterday's match at home to Newlands.
The result of yesterday's game meant that the winner of the match qualified for the quarter final play off matches to be played by the 10th September.
The results of yesterday's individual matches were: 
Team 1 Brian Campbell & Leo Mahon lost on the 18th hole. 
Team 2 John Hopkins & John Reid won 7 and 6. 
Team 3 Hugh Behan & Terry Kirwan won on the 18th hole. 
Team 4 Gerry Flood & Peter Behan won on the 18th hole. 
Team 5 Michael O'Sullivan & Michael O'Brien won 5 & 3. 
Overall result of match Dublin Mountain 4 - Newlands 1
There were also two other members of the team Eamonn Carroll and Tony Foran who did not play yesterday, but who played a major contribution to the results in the group matches against Old Conna and Dun Laoghaire.
Once again thanks to all who participated as we look forward to the quarter final play offs in September
Terry Kirwan

Thursday 8 July 2021

Super Seniors Super Win !

 A fantastic 5-0 win for the Super Seniors team versus Dun Laoghaire GC at home today.

J Hopkins & J Reid won 4&3; P Behan & T Foran won 4&2; L Mahon & B Campbell won 7&6; H Behan & T Kirwan won 4&3; M O'Sullivan & M O'Brien won on the 18th.

Team manager: Terry Kirwan.

Peter Behan 1st tee

Tony Foran in action

Team Captain, Terry Kirwan (Salmon jumper)
Foreground John Reid

& The winner is ...

 On a very pleasant (albeit grey) day at the course, a burst of colour stood out for the singles Match Play final.

After a nip & tuck battle Kevin Behan edged out Ray Dunne by 1 hole, if this was the seniors tour Kevin Behan would have won €950K and Ray €500K but because Ray also finished 2nd in the Doubles Final he would hypothetically by a paper millionaire.

Many thanks to all those who participated and to Ger Cantwell  for his patience in organising it all.

Brian Cruise, Captain 2021 (Mike pence has stepped in for Damian Byrne who due to work commitments has reluctantly switched roles to Vice Captain).

Friday 2 July 2021

4 Ball Match play Winners 2020 ( Played 1/07/21)

 Very well done to Mick McKeown & John Morgan who defeated Eamonn Carroll & Ray Dunne 3&2 in the delayed Match Play final on Thursday evening.

J Morgan, R Dunne, E Carroll, M McKeown.

2's Club Winners May/June 2021

 All winners have had their Online Wallet topped up by €30

  • J Lester 14th Hole
  • D Byrne 5th
  • L Burke 2nd
  • M Freeman 14th
  • N Daynes 14th
  • J Graham 14th
  • K O'Reilly 2nd
  • B Campbell 2nd
  • L Darcy 14th
  • B kelly 2nd

Friday 21 May 2021

Scorecard Marking Reversal of advice

 Golf Ireland have now directed that Scorecards are marked in the traditional manner.

The marker writes in your hole by hole scores & after verbal confirmation then signs the Card at game end. They also write in your name where you would normally sign it, They then place the card into the slot in changing room desk.(Please do not swap cards after or before round).

>Golf Ireland info Here<

Newbies Guide updated May 21st

 Rules for beginners - Golf Ireland

 World Golf Handicap Pocket guide

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 must 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.

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

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

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: (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 2021

Thursday 6 May 2021

Internal club Competitions return May 10th

 New Golf Ireland directive, Click Image below.

3 balls also resume May 10th, please book via Howdidido app or phone the course reception 014582622

Sunday 2 May 2021

Course Handicap Table explained *May 5th update*

  • At the moment we are not accepting supplementary cards played outside of our Weds/Sat/Sun "Handicap Card Return" events, due to issues with the competition course.

Your current Handicap index is based on your best 8 scores from your last 20 qualifying rounds. When playing at home you are allocated a course Handicap based on this > Course Handicap Table.

  • If playing a Stableford/Strokeplay Competition you will receive 95% of your allotted Course Handicap

  • Only rounds played with WHS qualifying conditions will count towards your best 8 scores.
For those still reading:
When playing at an away Course your Handicap will change as per their Course Handicap Table. If it's a casual round it will be the full allotted course Handicap and if it's in a Stableford/Strokeplay Competition you will receive 95%

I know this is all very confusing for us all, but it will bed in over time.

Brian Cruise, Handicap Sec 2021   (slight amendment to wording, Stableford explanation deleted, Congu guide added  3/5/2021)

Friday 2 April 2021

Great News, Courses set to reopen on April 26th

Following on from the April 2nd Golf Ireland update (see below)  tee times will be limited to 2 households for the restart, this will mean 2 balls for the majority of players at the club when the timesheets go live.
The course is shaping up very nicely in anticipation of next months return, the new course machinery is cutting very well, especially in the rough, so no more lost balls 😊
We will announce further updates closer to the opening date.

Thursday 11 February 2021

Ger Barrett RIP

 It is with great sadness we report the passing of Ger Barrett, may he rest in peace.