Club Update

Friday 12 April 2019

DRAW WINNER
Congratulations to Bill Holmes, who has won the Free Membership Draw for 2019 and will now have full playing rights until next April.

Thanks to all members who supported this fundraiser for the Club.
MEMBERSHIP FEES

There are still a number of outstanding Membership Subscriptions.
You can pay by Cheque or Bank Transfer, over the Phone by Credit Card or visit the Office.

Preferred method of payment is by Bank Transfer directly to the Club's Bank account.
Please see your invoice for details or contact the Office.

US MASTERS

US MASTERS FINAL ROUND
Sunday 14th April
* Live coverage from 7 pm
* Join us in the back bar to watch the final round of the 2019 US Masters
* Drinks promotion
* Pizza run
* Sweepstake
* Charity Raffle

EASTER SUNDAY CARVERY

The Restaurant are now taking bookings for the Carvery on Easter Sunday 21 April

HELENS BAY GOLF CLUB OPEN DAY

As part of our ongoing drive to attract new members to the Club, we will be hosting an Open Day on Sunday 28th April.

Please sign up for the member/guest to play in the golf ‘9 and dine’ shotgun start on the morning of 28th - all for only £10. See Notice Board in hall. 

Activities and Information in the Clubhouse and on the course from 2 - 5pm.

As with any of these events, we'll need volunteers from the membership to help make this a success. If you would be willing to help out, please contact the office.

MENS RESULTS

McClintock Perpetual Trophy
Sat 6th April

1st R Walker & G Magee 73 pts (bb6)
2nd P Dorman & S McDonagh 73 pts

Nearest the Pin: Gareth Martel

2's: G Martel, J Creighton, S McDonagh, G Magee

9 Hole Winner: Andrew Robinson

Prizes will be presented at a date to be decided

THURSDAY NIGHT COMPETITION

The Thursday night competition began last night (11th) after another successful TPM/Logan brick.
40 members took part over the day.

1st David Marshall 20 pts
2nd Robert Coey 19 pts
3rd Ken Shields 19 pts 
4th Stuart Kennedy 19 pts
5th Sam Coates 19 pts

There were 4 2s
Paul Savage
Tony Gregg
Derek Johnston jnr
Ian Morrow

6 balls each

TPM - THE LOGAN GOLDEN BRICK

Last Thursday, 4th April, saw the last 9 holes of the Logan Golden Brick Eclectic competition. Twenty four players teed off in glorious weather with 19 players all within 2 shots at the top of the leader board. Those not in contention were looking forward to some exercise before the excesses of the dinner later that night. Winner on the day was Ken Shields with a nett 31, followed by Ronnie Walker on 33 and 3rd Robert Coey with 35.As Ken and Ronnie had already won a weekly prize Robert was the prize winner. Robert also had the only 2 of the day that at the 4th. Good day for him. It was also good to see Robin Longmore and Barry Ditty out playing along with our sponsor Denis Logan.

Twenty six players attended the dinner and prize giving later that night where the food and wine, and in one case the Baileys, were greatly enjoyed. Before the prize giving the sponsor was thanked for the lovely prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Overall winner having led for the last 4 weeks was Billy Pollock with a nett 26 who received champagne glasses and a bottle of superb champagne as well as the Golden Brick Trophy, 2nd was David Marshall, also with 26 but beaten on the last 3, who received wine glasses and an excellent bottle of wine and 3rd was Ken Shields, also on 26 but beaten on the last 6, who received whisky glasses and and a lovely bottle of malt Scotch. Fourth was the sponsor who won a gin tasting set. A further 6 players also received various prizes.

Last but not least the winner of the Tom Collins Sartorial Elegance Price was Derek Johnston Senior.

In keeping with tradition within the week Billy has broken the Golden Brick.

VETERANS LEAGUE

After last weeks great win we achieved a halved match at Holywood but unfortunately lost the other five! Hopefully the inspiration of great golf at the Masters will lead us to a winning result at Helen's Bay on Monday.

LADIES NEWS

The notice for the Lady Captain’s Outing at Kirkistown Castle Golf Club on Thursday 23rd May is up on the notice board in the ladies locker room. The Committee would like to know as soon as possible the level of demand for a bus, so when signing in please tick the column for bus. 
We have alternative ideas for potential transport arrangements for the Putting ladies and evening meal only ladies, but please tick the bus column anyway to let us know that you are interested in transport. 

On Monday the first round of the ILGU Minor Cup was played at Lisburn Golf Club. The team was LC Barbara Edwards, Deirdre Forde, Linda McAuley, Mary Gregg and Ruth Croft. It was a beautiful day on a lovely course and all the matches were very close but unfortunately Lisburn won. We shall look forward to welcoming them to HBGC on the 10th May for the return match. Thanks to Team Captain Eileen Patterson for all her hard work organising the team. 

On Tuesday another dry day for our Dufferin Cup Qualifier. The winner was Liz Jackson on a BB9 to Jean Wood. 

The 9-Hole ladies competition was won by by Muriel Colthurst and the Runner Up was Pauline Clarke. 

On Wednesday the Summer Friendly return match at Donaghadee was played on a glorious morning, very different to last week at Helen’s Bay. Weather, course and craic was great for the teams but sadly Helen’s Bay were defeated. 

This Sunday afternoon the 14th April the ILGU Challenge Cup Team will play at Helen’s Bay against Larne. The first tee-off is at 2:00pm. The return match will be at Larne on Sunday 5th May at 2:00pm. Thanks to Elizabeth Gibson for all her hard work organising the match and we wish the team every success on Sunday. 


Ladies please sign up for the Florence Hazlett Rosebowl mixed knockout competition. The closing date is this Saturday 13th April. The notice is beside the men’s locker room. 

The Open Day is fast approaching on Sunday 28th April - please sign up for the 9 holes and dine competition which starts at 09:00am with a shot-gun start. Lady volunteers welcome to help in the afternoon from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.

JUNIORS

The next Junior competitions are Friday 19th ( Good Friday) and 26th April starting at 9am

Please note that there will be no catering or bar service on Friday 19th

DERBY SALVER - FRIDAY 3 MAY

The sheet is now available for the Derby Salver on Friday 3rd May.
This Salver has not been played for over the last few years due to lack of interest.
It would be sad if this Salver just stays in the Cabinet again.
Please add you name to the list on the information board, and remember to book with the Caterer.
Anyone looking a partner please contact Liz Jackson.

Willie Alexander’s Abseiling Challenge

Our past Captain Willie Alexander is abseiling down City Hospital this weekend raising funds for Friends of the Cancer Centre - let’s give him all the support he deserves. His fundraising page is here william-alexander9


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