Thursday 29 June 2023

Captains Day July 1st 2023

Dear Member,

Just a quick note to keep you informed re Captains Day this coming Saturday July 1st

1. The format for the day is Strokes and as with all stroke play we ask you to keep play moving at a swift pace and be considerate of your fellow members

a. Hit a provisional if necessary

b. Never lose a hole on the players in front of you

c. Play ready golf

d. The owners have given us additional member tee times on the day and it is incumbent upon all of us to respect that and avoid slow.

2. The competition entry fee is €10 and please pick up your goodie bag before you tee off.

3. The Committee have purchased a perpetual trophy which will be presented on our Social night which I can now tell you will be held in the Spawell on July 29th (Presidents Day).This will be a joint social event for Captains and Presidents day and prizes for the presidents day will also be presented on July 29th as well.

4. Longest Drive will be on the 18th (must be on the fairway) and nearest the pin on the 14th

5. All other prizes of which there are many in relation to the day will be presented on July 29th .There will be no wallet updates

6. I will also be distributing tickets for our annual fund raising draw which again will take place on the July 29th. I am hoping each member will take 4 tickets and more if you can.

Above all I hope everybody has a great day for what is considered the most prestigious competition of the year. The committee and I will be up there on Saturday to ensure everything goes to plan and that all members have an enjoyable experience. It simply remains for me to wish you all the best of Luck.

Yours Sincerely

David O’ Driscoll


Wednesday 21 June 2023

June/July Newsletter


BMGC News Letter

BMGC News June/July 2023 20.6.2023

Dear Member,

Following June’s committee meeting I wish to send members an update from the committee in relation to forthcoming events, Inter club match play competitions, internal match play competitions, Facility improvements etc. Our job is to work on behalf of the members and to make your Butter Mountain Golf Club experience a very positive one.

Some Notices for upcoming events include.July is a very busy month and we have both our own internal major competitions

• Saturday July 1stis Captains Day(Dave O’ Driscoll)
• Saturday July 29th is Presidents day (Mick McKeown)

• This year we are trying a novel idea and the plan is to have a social and a presentation for both Captain’s and Presidents days on the night of July 29th .We really hope you save the date&support the evening. More details to follow

• Saturday July 8th is the Monthly Medal .
• Wednesday opens are on going
and it is a great opportunity to invite visitors to play for €15 and showcase the course. Ladies are most welcome.

• The fixture list for the year on our public facing website link

Inter Club competitions
Congratulations to everyone who represented the club in the various competitions. The results have been well documented with a series of very close near misses. The hope is in time that we will get members who are prepared to play in the competitions they are eligible for and represent the club as it is a great experience and will strengthen the teams.

BMGC’s own internal club singles and Scotch Foursomes continue at pace and well done to all those still remaining. The plan is to present the winners with their prizes at the social evening on Saturday July 29th

There is a new Club website developed by the owners which will also assist us in centralising the messaging in time. If you have any suggestions for improvements the Ladies would love to hear from you

• The Committee are continuously reviewing with the course how we best manage Sunday Morning Golf. We remind you to book well in advance to secure your booking on Sundays and we are really committed to getting increased activity on Sunday’s. The more activity we get on Sundays will increase our capacity for change. Your feedback and suggestions are welcome.

Codes of Ethics. The committee are reviewing a set of rules around the use of Whatsapp which will be shared with all members after our next meeting.
• The committee are also working on developing a club code of conduct for both on and off the course

Fundraiser The committee plan to have a singular fundraiser this year. It will take the form of a raffle and we will be asking all members to try and sell 4 tickets or indeed more. The raffle will be on presidents night (our only social of the year).You will be hearing a lot about this event in the coming weeks and it is really important we get your support. I will be taking responsibility for coordinating this event.

• The Committee have adopted Golf Irelands directives in that a member is not entitled to win the top prize on the captains and presidents day if they have not submitted 20 qualifying cards and have a full GUI Golf Handicap. The good news is however, that you will qualify to win one of the up to 20 other prizes on each day. 

To win a medal you must have 10 qualifying cards submitted and you still qualify to win all other prizes available on the day.

Communication with Committee

If you have an issue or recommendation, we respectfully ask that you send a mail to and it will be addressed at or prior to the next committee meeting and responded to. We welcome feedback through this medium. The Whatsapp forum was never designed to tackle any issues with sensitivities attached so please use it for messaging, receiving club info and securing playing partners as required.

Keeping you informed.
Yours Sincerely

David O’ Driscoll