Club Update

Friday 6 December

Club Update
Message from the Captain
We’re all busy with the lead up to Christmas so forgive me for replicating a few messages which may appear below. Our Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday 15th December is fast approaching a sell-out so if you haven’t booked yet, please do so by Sunday as we certainly don’t want any disappointed little cherubs in the lobby.

The Christmas Prize Draw which takes place on 21st December at the Christmas Party Night is also proving popular - you can enter at the bar.

I’d also like to thank our members who attended the EGM last Saturday. Our revised rules shall be distributed to all members imminently.

Congratulations to Jimmy Wilson on once again becoming a grandfather - good luck with that Jimmy.

A huge well done to our Vice Captain Derek Johnston Jnr who has raised over £1,100 for Prostate Cancer UK having managed to cultivate a quite spectacular moustache during November. You can still donate here .

Finally, a thank you to immediate Past Captain Alan Shannon and the Rotary Club who have donated 14 trees to the Club which arrived during the week. This is a wonderful initiative in partnership with the Woodland Trust and dovetails well with our decision to end the need to print our rules on paper! Have a great weekend folks.


Reminder - Winter Social Levy of £50 must be paid by 31st December 2019.

Many thanks to all of the members who have paid the Christmas Social Levy of £50 promptly. As this helps the cashflow of the Club during the winter, it would be really appreciated if all other members could pay the levy as soon as possible. You can pay at the bar, on the phone or by bank transfer. If paying by bank transfer, please remember to provide your name as a reference that you have paid. Many thanks in anticipation."

Club Rules Update

The updated Club Rules are now available via the Members Login page on the website or via the ClubV1 App...


Division 1 Winner Alan Coyle 22 pts
Division 2 Winner Ian Frazer 23 pts
Division 3 Winner Allan Taylor 20 pts

Consolation Prizes
Andrew Smyth, Wm White, Barry Ditty

Turkey vouchers will be presented in December at at date to be decided


Once again the weather played havoc with numbers. After nearly a week of dry weather the rain and strong winds were back, but 11 healthy and strong men braved whatever was thrown at them and teed off with a win in their hearts.

With the strong winds there were no 2’s although by all accounts there were 3 near twos! Winner on the day was once again David Clarke with 19 points, second was Billy Pollock with 18, third was Ronnie Walker with 16 and fourth was Ken Shields with 15. David being a winner before the prize goes to Ballygrot Billy.

Overall the leader board looks the same. First David with 209 points, second Robert Coey with 183, third Tony Gregg with 178, fourth Alan Coyle with 171 and fifth Ken Shields on 165.

As last week was rained off the overall competition is now the best 10 from 13. We have played 11 weeks already and the above overall scores are the total scores over the 11 weeks and there is no deduction to the best 10.

Nights are now drawing in and with 2 weeks to go we need to make sure we get out early enough so that those playing last have some day light to finish in. Please be down early for draw and tee off.

Dinner and prize giving is in 2 weeks time, 19th December at 7.00pm, so those who haven’t paid a season and wish to go to the dinner please pay or at least let Billy know next week if they are going or not. Cost is £20.00 which includes at least several glasses of wine and it is open to all to come.


Today's Competition Like galleons in full sail, intrepid warriors all sailed down the first to join in honourable battle. Light winds and glorious sunshine made for near perfect playing conditions, however, soggy fairways and 'bumpy' greens denied the assemblage any record scores. We had two tied in both first place and second places. Count-back revealed the following: - First Joe Graham 16 pts. Second Raymond Hopper 16 pts Third John Cochrane 15 pts. Fourth Davey Anderson 15 pts. There were no two's and there was no putting.

Other news A hearty welcome back to Derek Johnston senior who performed admirably following his brief sojourn courtesy of the NHS; it is hoped that Derek will, in future, confine all his 'twisting' to the dance floor. Wednesday Boys united in sending healing vibes to Brian Gibson, Derek's Brother Bert and Bobby Boyd who we understand are all a little under the weather.

Dates For Your Diary Wednesday Boys' Christmas High Tea - December 11th. Next week, following our match, we will reconvene at 5.00 for 5.30 pm for fun, food and frivolity.

Competitions Currently in Play Today was the last day of the Norman Armstrong Perpetual spoon. Competition results will be announced at next week's Christmas high tea.

Turkey Winners to Date Freshly back from his American cruise, unaffected by jet-lag and raring to go was Joe Graham who pipped Raymond at the post to win today's turkey. Other winners. Raymond Hopper Peter Clarke Note that two turkeys from non-playing weeks will awarded at the Christmas High Tea by the venerated and ancient custom of Pulley Outtie.

Competition News Don't miss next Wednesday's competition, it is your last opportunity to win a Turkey! Prizes for the following competitions will be awarded at the Wednesday Boys' Christmas High Tea: - The Armstrong Cup. The Stan Griffin Cup - AKA - the Match Play Cup. The Summer League. The Norman Kennedy Perpetual Spoon. Six Turkey Shoot Winners.


Ladies News - 6th December 2019

December has arrived and it’s time for our Ladies Annual Dinner and Prize giving tonight 6th December. Lady Captain is looking forward to seeing all the glamour and presenting the wonderful trophies to the well deserved winners. There will be the presentation of the Hampers for those ladies who participated in the competition during the past 8 weeks and for the putting ladies and our new ladies. We will also be announcing the new incoming Lady Vice Captain for next year. For those ladies who sadly have had to cancel due to illness, we wish them a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing them back in the Club soon. And of course Alison and Jean will be selling ballot tickets for our charities.

The final Hamper competition on Tuesday on a beautiful day was won by Alison Dawson our Deputy Honorary Secretary.

The might of Holywood Golf Club Ladies was too good for our Winter Friendly team on Wednesday at Holywood. They were a lovely group of ladies and everyone enjoyed the friendship. There is always next Wednesday 11th December for the return match at home to change everything so good luck ladies, enjoy the competition and here’s to good weather and good golf.

Next Tuesday is our fun day and Lady President Mary and myself are looking forward to seeing as many ladies as possible out playing in the “Snowman” competition. Those who are not able to play come and join us for hot port, soup and sandwiches, coffee and mince pies. The notice will be coming down on Monday 9th December.

There will be a few new dates for your diaries in the new year - we are having an Afternoon Tea in January, our annual Bridge Drive hopefully early February and our AGM beginning March.

See you all tonight and those that I don’t see, enjoy your weekend.


We look forward to enjoying our next Whist night on Friday 13th December in the Longmore Room at 8pm.

We hope to see all our regulars and any new players for this very sociable evening. Please make up your table of 4 and advise Mary or Tony Gregg if you are able to attend.

Last months winners were Rosemary Harvey, Beryl Millar, Kathleen Henning and Adrienne Foster.

Childrens Xmas Party - Sun 15th Dec

Starts 2.30 pm with magician Magic George followed by Santa at 3.30 pm approx

Please add your childrens names to the list at the bar.

Special All Day Carvery
Main Course £10.95
2 Courses £14.95
3 Courses £17.95

Booking Essential


Christmas Party Night - Sat 21 Dec starting at 7 pm

Bookings well under way for our Christmas Party Night - Why not book a table and bring some friends to celebrate the festive season

Two Course Christmas Menu £20
Three Course Christmas Menu £25
Please book with the Restaurant

Christmas Disco will run from 9.30 until late

Draw to be made at 9 pm approx - enter your name at the bar for the draw


Christmas Party Night - Sat 21 Dec starting at 7 pm

Bookings well under way for our Christmas Party Night - Why not book a table and bring some friends to celebrate the festive season

Two Course Christmas Menu £20
Three Course Christmas Menu £25
Please book with the Restaurant

Christmas Disco will run from 9.30 until late

Draw to be made at 9 pm approx - enter your name at the bar for the draw


The Restaurant are now taking bookings for New Year's Eve

Formal Dinner dance
Hot & Cold Buffet
£30 per person inc a glass of bubbly on arrival
Live music 9 pm - 1 am

Dance only £10 per person


Junior Competition - Sunday 8th December at 12.30 pm


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