Happy New Year 2020

I would like to wish all our members a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year and may 2020 be your best year of golf yet!   We have a very exciting Programme of golf events lined up affording a great opportunity to put our competitive natures to the test, or perhaps to just enjoy the sociability of the game.   Either way, I hope you will enjoy your year with the Saturday Strollers and that you partake in as many of the golf events as you possibly can.   We look forward to meeting our Pavilion members at the various social functions due to be held throughout the year.   Please see below details of some of the events taking place in the early part of the year.

GOLFER OF THE YEAR
This competition commences on the 18th January and will be played on 10 selected dates throughout the year (best of 8).

SPRING LAMB COMPETITION
This competition commences on the 25th January and will be played on 5 selected dates up to the 21st March (best of 4).

CAPTAIN’S DRIVE-IN
My drive-in will take place on the 29th February and will be a team event with a siren-start at 12.15 pm.   Fingers crossed that the weather will be kind to us! It will be a lovely opportunity to meet and play with our new members. I will put the time-sheet up on the notice board in the locker room well in advance of the date.

AWAY DAY
The Committee will organize an Away Day on the 4th April when Leopardstown Golf Centre will be closed due to racing.   Details of the venue will be made available in due course.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH
We continue with our Player of the Month competition which will see the player with the highest number of points awarded the title.   January’s winner will come from Category C, February’s from Category B and March’s from Category A.

This is just a selection of events for you to start off the year with.   Please keep an eye on the web-site for details of all the events taking place during the year and I wish you the very best of luck in all of the competitions taking place.

Paula
Lady Captain 2020

Thank you

Thank you to everyone for all you support and generosity to me during the year. I really enjoyed it all and look forward to taking it easy next year!!

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for the New Year.

Joyce xx

 

Upcoming Events

The AGM will  be held on Thursday 14th November 2019 at 19.30 in the Green Room. Tea and sandwiches will be served.

Turkey Competition: as there was no golf on 9th November the remaining dates to be included in the competition are: 16th and 23rd November 2019.

Mulled wine and Mince Pies: there will be a Greensomes team event on 30th November 2019 with a siren start at 12.30. Notice for this event will  be in the locker room after the AGM. Cards can be collected at 12.00.  Afterwards we will adjourn to the Green room for prize giving,  Mulled wine and Mince pies.

Rules are as follows:

Player A and B will tee off on every hole and the better drive is chosen. Then alternative shots are taken until the ball is holed.

Christmas Party: the Christmas Party will be held in Foxrock Golf club on Saturday 7th December.  Full details to follow.


 

Away Day Woodenbridge

An away day was held on 19th October with 20 members participating in Woodenbridge.  Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us but our brave members battle the elements and finished the course.  We adjourned to a lovely meal in the clubhouse and we said that definitely we would have to return to this course when the weather was kinder to us. The winners were Category A: Claire O’Callaghan, Patricia Murphy and Aideen O’Leary and Category B:Theresa Gaffney, Anne O’Hanlon and Mary Quinn.

AGM 14th November 2019

Reminding all our members that the annual  AGM will be held on Thursday 14th November at 19.30 in the Green Room in Leopardstown Golf Club.

The list is up in the locker room, to put your name down if you will  be attending. You can also contact me at 087 916 3404 if you are not in a position to do so.

Looking forward to seeing as many members as possible.

Regards,

Joyce

 

AGM

The AGM will take place on

Thursday, 14th November 2019

at 19.30

in the Green Room

in Leopardstown  Golf Centre.

Any motions  to be raised at the AGM, must be received in writing, addressed to the secretary, Margaret Woods, no later than 14 days prior to the AGM, that is 31st October 2019.

Woodenbridge Golf outing

Our next event will be to Woodenbridge Golf Club  in Avoca, Arklow on Saturaday 19th October as Leopardstown will be closed for racing.

Tee-off will start at 14.40 till 15.50 and there will be approximately 27 places available.

The time sheet with full details will be available on Saturday 28th September in the locker room

Glasson Away Night

Saturday 14th September was our away day to Glasson Country Hotel and Golf Club.

34 members took to the road on a lovely summers’s morning, if fact some even decided to go on Friday to be well rested for the golf . We were duly met by Fidelma who made us feel very welcome and made sure everything was in order.  Lynn McCool, Director of Golf , organized the golf buggies and the result box and at 12.10 the first ladies were ready to go. . The sun shone for us all afternoon which was just perfect.. The course was tough even for the best of players but for others it was no bother, as there was some very high results. Some took buggies and unfortunately Dorothy Gray’s decided to break down around the 10th hole.  An half an hour later she was back on course after Joe came to her rescue.

Before our Prosecco reception some ladies were following the Dublin/Kerry match and of course Dublin won!!

We had a lovely meal and lots of chat, followed by prize giving. Congratulations to all the prize winners.  Karen Clinton won the “Birdie” prize but there again everyone scored a “Birdie”.

We resumed to the bar for more chat and drinks and it was very late when the last ladies returned to their rooms I believe!!!

Sunday morning we woke to rain and  damp grey skies and remarked how luck we were with our weather.

My sincere thanks to my committee who were a great support and without them this would not have been such a successful event.

Looking forward to our next event.

Joyce

 

Ping Competition

We are now just a few weeks away from the start of the 2019 Ping Ladies Festival of Golf at Leopardstown Golf  Club.

The Ping competition will be held, the week commencing 23rd September to 28th September 2019 inclusive.

On Saturday 28th September,  the two best scores from Saturday Strollers  will go forward to the Grand final on Tuesday 15th October 2019.

Wishing everybody The Best of Luck.

Joyce

 

 

Glasson trip 14th September 2019

Our next big event is our trip to Glasson Country House Hotel in Athlone on 14th September 2019.

We have 34 people playing and tee off time is from 12.10. I hope to have the time sheet up in the locker room next Saturday. If 2 members want to play together, let me know before Friday please, otherwise it will be pot luck!!!

I believe a buggy is available for €35.00 (17.50 each) if required and if you could let me know asap if you require one, as I can put your names together. Remember you will be a team of 3.

Soup and sandwiches will be available for €12.50 beforehand if you wish.  Your rooms will not be ready until after you play golf, so best to come dressed for 18 holes!!

Prosecco reception at 19.30 followed with dinner at 8.00 and the ever important prize giving.