October Update

Congratulations to the following September winners:

 Birdies

  • Caroline Galloway (x 2)
  • Eileen Smith
  • Anne O’Hanlon
  • Berenice Keatley

Golfer of the Month – Category C is Fiona Freeman

Our annual Ping Competition took place recently and the winners were – Caroline Galloway and Bairbre Cathcart with runners up Lia Egan and Eileen Smith.

Our Away Holiday to Alvor Portugal, took place last week.  Twenty-six members (including six committee members) went on the trip.  We all had a great time, played some challenging golf courses, enjoyed nice food and wine.

Upcoming events/activities:

  • There is no golf on Saturday 15th and 22nd
  • The Golfer of the Year competition started on Saturday 9th April and is concluding next weekend.
  • The Turkey Competition starts on Saturday 29th October and runs until 26th
  • Our next Away Day is on Saturday 15th

Location – Grange Castle Golf Club, New Nangor Road, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin D22WY66

Away Day

Away Day

Our next away day is Saturday 15th October 2022.

  • Location

Grange Castle Golf Club, New Nangor Road, Clondalkin, Co. Dublin D22WY66

  • Competition

18 Holes only

  • Time slots

6 Rows

24 Players (4 per row)

  • Time

Start 11 am

  • Cost

€34.00

The sign-up sheet will be put on the noticeboard shortly.

Handicaps

The committee has received a number of queries on changes to handicaps which I hope are clarified in the summary below.

Members handicaps are reduced automatically when the points received in a qualifying competition are greater than 18. The details of this process are available on the society’s website (https://saturdaystrollers.ie/handicapping/)

A member’s handicap may also be reduced by observation. Cuts by observation are at the discretion of the Lady Captain and Handicap Secretary, in consultation with the committee and are intended to ensure fairness across competitions.

Where a player wins three prizes over a six-month period her handicap is reviewed. First, second or third place prizes are all included in the review. If no automatic reduction in handicap has been applied because her winning scores were lower than 18 points, her handicap will be reduced.

Prizes won in qualifying competitions, which are the standard Saturday competitions and non-qualifying competitions, which are Lady Captain and Lady President days, are all included in the review.

In the event that one of the three relevant prizes is in a non-qualifying competition and the player’s score was above the buffer zone i.e.,18 points for 9 holes and 36 points for 18 holes, her handicap will be adjusted by observation with a reduction proportionate to the score.

Autumn Golf

Congratulations to the following August winners:

 Birdies

  • Aideen O’Leary
  • Catheirne Cathcart
  • Dympna McCabe
  • Lillian McDermott
  • Marion Benville
  • Mary Jackson
  • Patricia Murphy
  • Sheila Corballis
  • Teresa Comerford

Golfer of the Month – Category B is Thérèse Cahill

Our Lady President Margaret’s day took place on a very warm and sunny Saturday (27th August).  The meal in the Green Room, Leopardstown was lovely.

Congratulations to Noreen McGeehan who won the President’s Prize and to all the winners on the day.

Our annual Match Play Competition took place over June and July and the winner is

Anne O’Connell.

Upcoming events/activities:

  • There is no golf on Saturday 10th
  • We are playing the Back Nine on Saturday 24 September.
  • We have an Early Start on Saturday 1 October.
  • The Golfer of the Year competition started on Saturday 9th April and is ongoing.
  • Our Away Holiday to Alvor Portugal, takes place from Friday 23 September to 30 September. Twenty-six members (including six committee members) are going on the trip.

Message from our Lady President Margaret

I hope you enjoyed Presidents Day last Saturday which was a glorious day for golf. Congrats to all the prize winners and to you all for participating and by making the day so special. The dinner that evening and service was exceptional.
I personally want to thank you for your support and kindness over the past two years and help and good work from the Committee.
I want to say a big thanks for the cards and gifts that I received which were so many that I could never get around to thanking you individually.
Best Wishes,
Margaret

Lady President’s Day

Congratulations to the following July winners:

 Birdies

  • Aideen O’Leary
  • Anne O’Hanlon
  • Deirdre Howard
  • Eileen Smith
  • Lia Egan
  • Maureen Kelly
  • Marian Byrne
  • Marie Maher

Golfer of the Month – Category A is Patricia Murphy

Upcoming events/activities:

  • The Golfer of the Year competition started on Saturday 9th April and is ongoing.
  • Match Play Competition started in June and is ongoing, details are on the noticeboard.
  • Lady President’s Day – Margaret’s day is on Saturday 27th August.
  • The sign-up sheets for 9- and 18-Holes competitions and dinner are on the noticeboard.
  • To be eligible for the President’s prize a member must have entered three cards in the previous six weeks of play.
  • If you are putting down a friend, please ensure that they are aware of it and can play on the day.

Margaret hopes you can join her after your day of golf at Green Room, Leopardstown Golf Centre for dinner and prize giving.

  • The cost of the dinner is €35.
  • Please bring your own wine as they do not have a licence.
  • There is corkage which will be paid for by SS.
  • Drinks reception is 7pm with dinner 7.30pm.
  • Please pay by bank transfer on or before Saturday 20th August 2022.
  • The final day for cancellation is Tuesday 23 August, monies are non-refundable after this date as we will have submitted our list to the chef.
  • Bank details:
    • IBANIE34AIBK93339244427027
    • BICAIBKIE2D

 

Thank You

Congratulations to the following June winners:

Birdies

  • Lillian McDermot
  • Maureen Kelly
  • Marian Byrnes

Golfer of the Month – Category C is Patricia McCarron

I would like to express my sincere thanks to you all for your kindness, support, generosity, and good wishes for my Captain’s Day.   I had a great day; I hope you did also.  We were so lucky with the weather.

Congratulations to Patricia Murphy who won the Captain’s Prize and to all the winners on the day.

The meal in Killiney Golf Club was lovely, we even managed to sit outside for our reception.

I want to thank our Vice Captain Niamh for her assistance in the build up to Saturday and especially on the day.  I would also like to thank our wonderful committee members who worked so hard to make the day so successful.

 

Upcoming events/activities:

  • The Golfer of the Year competition started on Saturday 9th April and is ongoing.
  • Match Play Competition started in June and is ongoing.
  • The next big event is Margaret’s President Day on Saturday 27th

 

Happy Golfing, Thanks, Karen

Thank You

Congratulations to the following May winners:

 Birdies

  • Marie Maher
  • Niamh Quinn
  • Sheila Corbalis

Golfer of the Month – Category B is Anne O’Hanlon

I want to say a BIG Thank You  to you all for your support with our Charity Day 2022, to everyone who donated so many prizes for the raffle, played golf and bought tickets for the raffle.  We raised €2,700 for our chosen charity – The Alzheimer Society of Ireland with special emphasis on Dementia supports.

We had beautiful weather for golf, and we all enjoyed a well-deserved cup of tea/coffee and scones in the Green Room afterwards.  The raffle was a great success, and everyone went home with a prize.

 Noticeboards

Based on recent questions I have received members are not checking out our Saturday Strollers Noticeboard.

  • Saturday’s timesheet is available each week on the noticeboard to the left as you enter Leopardstown Golf Centre. This noticeboard includes timesheets for all societies.
  • Please note that this noticeboard is not the main Saturday Strollers board. Our board is in the Ladies Changing Room.  I would encourage all to check it out each week to see what competitions are pending, winners of competitions and any other notices.

 Prizes

Please do not be shy – if you are a competition winner you can approach a committee member to collect your prize.  As members play at different times and may not go upstairs for a coffee it can take some time to distribute prizes.

Upcoming events/activities:

  • The Golfer of the Year competition started on Saturday 9th April and is ongoing.
  • Match Play Competition starts this month, details of the draw are on the noticeboard.
  • Playing dates to note –
    • 18th June – Back Nine
    • 25th June – Early Start
  • My Captain’s Day is on Saturday 2nd
    • I hope you can join me after your day of golf at Killiney Golf Club for dinner and prize giving.
    • The sign-up sheet for 9/18 Holes competitions and dinner is on the noticeboard.
    • To be eligible for the Captain’s prize a member must have entered three cards in the previous six weeks of play.
    • The cost of the dinner is €35.
    • Please pay by bank transfer, if possible, on or before 30 June 2022.
    • Drinks reception is 7pm with dinner 7.30pm.

Happy Golfing, Thanks, Karen

Charity Day

Congratulations to the following April winners:

 Birdies

  • Dympna McCabe
  • Kathy Newell
  • Kay Kennedy (x 2)

Golfer of the Month – Category A is Kay Kennedy

Spring Lamb competition – Kay Kennedy

Easter Competition – Congratulation to the 3 winners in each category.  It was held on a very sunny Saturday in April.

Thank you to all who showed off their crafting skills on Easter Saturday with their Easter Bonnets on display, a few even managed to play in them.

 Upcoming events/activities:

  • The Golfer of the Year competition started on Saturday – 9th
  • Match Play Competition starts in June and the sign-up sheet will be put up on the noticeboard shortly.
  • The Charity Day this year is 28th May 2022.
    • The chosen charity is The Alzheimer Society of Ireland with special emphasis on Dementia supports.
    • This is a team event, and the notice will be put up on the noticeboard for you to put your name down.
    • It will be a Siren start at 1pm, can you all please collect your scorecards no later than 12.30pm.
    • The suggested donation is €20.00.
    • Raffle tickets will be on sale on the day.
    • If you have any donations for the raffle, it would be much appreciated. Items can be given to any member of the committee or bring on the day.

I would like to try and have prizes for all.

I look forward to seeing you all on the 28th

Happy Golfing, Thanks, Karen

Happy Easter

Congratulations to the following March winners:

 Birdies

  • Caroline Galloway
  • Karin Ryan
  • Kathryn Geraghty
  • Marie Maher
  • Sarah Lynn

Golfer of the Month – Category C is Una McElwee

Shamrock Competition – Congratulation to the 3 winners in each category.  It was held on a very sunny Saturday in March.

Our first Away Day of the year was hold last Saturday at Arklow Golf Club.  There was a mixture of 10 and 18 holes played, congratulation to all the winners. The rain stopped as the first players went to the tee box, the rest of the day was sunny but windy.  Everyone had a great day.  Paula, Mary, and I tried to recruit three new members but no luck duck (photos attached)

The revised tee times (11.20 – 14.36, resulting in 3 balls every 7 minutes) came into effect from 5 March.

It is imperative that we ensure that there is no slow play.  Every member should ensure that they are ready to play at least 15 minutes before their tee-time.  The tee-time is not the time that you arrive at Leopardstown assuming that there will be delay and you will not start on time.  If a member has not arrived, please do not wait on them, commence your round of golf.

Upcoming events/activities:

  • The Spring Lamb competition is continuing, it is due to finish on 23 April.
  • The Golfer of the Year competition was due to start on 12 March but due to an unplayable course there was no golf. The first round of this competition will now start next Saturday – 9th April with the competition finishing on 12 November.
  • The Easter Special with 3 prizes in each Category will be held on 16th

There will be a prize for the best Easter Bonnet so roll up your shelves, get your glue guns out and start crafting.

Happy Golfing, Thanks, Karen

Thank You

 

I would like to express my sincere thanks to you all for your good wishes, kindness, support, and generosity for my Captain’s Drive-in last weekend.   I had a great day; I hope you did also.

We all went for the “wind swept” look on the day.  It was great to be able to hold a social event again and to see our Pavilion members once more.  The lunch and cake were delicious.  I wish to thank our committee members for their hard work in making my Drive In a success.  Congratulations to all the winners on the day.

Congratulations to the following February winners:

Birdies

  • Catherine Cathcart
  • Mary McNulty

Golfer of the Month – Category B is Teresa Commerford

Welcome to our Pavilion Members returning to play

  • Bairbre Cathcart
  • Mary Clare Cathcart
  • Dolores Farrelly
  • Aideen O’Brien

and our New Members

  • Dieta Glennane
  • Angela Hayes
  • Sheila Larkin
  • Patricia McCarron
  • Aideen Murphy

some of whom are playing this Saturday.

The revised tee times – 11.20 – 14.36, resulting in 3 balls every 7 minutes, come into effect from this Saturday. It will be imperative that we ensure that there is no slow play.  The café will be open until 5pm, once the demand is there.  Please avail of the café to ensure that it remains open beyond 4pm.

Upcoming events/activities:

  • The Spring Lamb competition is continuing, it started on 12 February and was due to finish on 26 It will now finish on 23 April as there was no play on Saturday 19 February.  Due to other competitions being held this is the next available weekend.
  • The Golfer of the Year competition is starting on 12 March, continuing throughout the year. This is in addition to our weekly competitions.
  • The Shamrock Competition, with 3 Prizes in each Category, is on 19 March.

It would be great if you wore green on this day.

  • Away Day is 2 April.

Leopardstown will be closed due to racing.

  • Our first golfing away day of the year is to Arklow Golf Club (Abbeylands, Arklow, Co. Wicklow)
  • You can play either 18 holes or 10 holes (easier to come off the course at hole 10 rather than 9th Hole).
  • The cost is – 18 Holes €45 and 10 Holes €30.
  • The tee times start at 2pm.
  • The list will be put on the noticeboard this Saturday.Happy Golfing, Thanks, Karen