Club Update - Friday 21st September 2018

A NIGHT AT THE RACES

Saturday 20th October 7.30 pm for first race at 8 pm

Horses are already on sale at the bar for £10 each

There will be a prize for the winning owner of each race 

SUNDAY CARVERY 30 September

Please book with Jon in the Restuarant. 

CHRISTMAS DAY 2018

**CHRISTMAS DAY 2018 **

 TCK WOULD LIKE TO OPEN FOR CHRISTMAS DAY - SPECIAL 4 COURSE LUNCH
IF YOU WISH TO BOOK, PLEASE DO SO BY 30TH NOVEMBER AND PROVIDING ENOUGH MEMBERS SUPPORT IT WILL BE APPROVED AND IS SURE TO BE A FABULOUS DAY.

5 Course Lunch £55
Kids under 10 £19.95
 

MENS SAT GOLF

Tramore Cup Final

Tomorrow is the final of the Club's main knock out cup between Derek Johnston Jnr and Andy Ruding. This is played throughout the day over 36 holes - good luck to both players and please give them priority on the course.

Winter League Timesheet

A blank time sheet for the 2018/19 Winter League will be posted on the Men's notice board tomorrow, 22 September. Please indicate your preferred playing time by Saturday 6th October. BRS will be populated in advance of the first Competition (13th October). 

MENS RESULTS

 1st Alan Thomson 41 pts
* 2nd Paul Savage 40 pts bb9
* 3rd Jim Houston 40 pts
* 4th Mark Leinster 39 pts

Nearest the Pin: Jon Packham
Prizes will be presented in September at a date to be decided 

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THURSDAY NIGHT COMPETITION

1st Jimmy Alford
2nd Tom Wilson
3rd Derek Johnston Jnr
4th David Clarke
5th Robert Coey

TPM - JOHNSTON TROPHY

The annual TPM Johnston Trophy will start on Thursday 27th September 2018. Format as before 9 hole Stableford.
There are 13 weeks to the final night on Thursday 20th December when the dinner and prize giving will be held. 11 week to count out of 13 towards the final score.

Entrance fee £1.00 per week or season ticket of £25.00
Season ticket includes 13 weeks golf and dinner with wine. Dinner and wine only £19.00

Meet in the back bar at 1.00 pm for hat draw and tee off at 1.30 pm
All members are welcome to play. 

VETERANS LEAGUE 

 We have now played and lost our final league match of the season, all that remains is the Finals Day on Monday 1st October. With the results we have managed this season we must be the strongest team in the league holding everyone up from the bottom. Lets hope intensive training over the winter months will sharpen our games and allow us to look forward to a more successful season next year.

LADIES NEWS

The 4 ball better ball competition last Tuesday had to be cancelled because of a poor entry due to a variety of circumstances. Betty Collins won the putting competition.
Next Tuesday 25th September is the Ina Field 3 Club Competition. During her golfing life Ina served as Lady Captain of Ormeau, Belvoir and finally Helen's Bay. She was just short of her 103rd birthday and still active in the Club when she presented this salver - for a light hearted competition to end the season.
On Monday, Helen's Bay Committee, accompanied by Lady President Jane, travelled to Ardglass for the 41st annual match between the two committees. The competition was initiated by our former President, Kitty Stephens, who was a member of both clubs. The match was played in very difficult blustery conditions. Visors and head covers blew away and several trolleys blew over but all the ladies returned safely to Helen's Bay - sadly without the Val Ferguson trophy. But it was a memorable day and thank you to everyone who took part.
The Summer Friendly Final will take place at Bangor on Wednesday 3rd October. Details in the Ladies' Locker Room. The evening starts at 6.30 p.m. The Lady Captain was delighted to receive a donation for her charity for £75 from Team Captain Jo Farrell in respect of coffee from the Friendly League Team. Thank you very much indeed to all involved.
Despite a very wet evening the Business Ladies had a most enjoyable end of season night at Shandon Park on Thursday .
The last prize night of the summer season will take place on Tuesday 25th September. Sign up and pay as usual.
Don't forget about the Lady Captain's Charity Luncheon on Friday 12th October. The Lady Captain's Charity is Ovarian Cancer Research at Queen's University of Belfast. Do come along, enjoy a glass of fizz, a delicious lunch and support a very good cause. Tickets are available from Margaret Crawford or Lynda Campbell. TCK Catering have also very generously sponsored a fund raising draw. Squares for cash prizes may be purchased at the bar for £5. All income will go to the Lady Captain's Charity.

BRIDGE

Bridge re-starts on Monday 24th September at 7.30 pm in the Longmore Room.

Club Update - Fri 24 August 2018

SOCIAL LEVY
THERE ARE STILL A NUMBER OF OUTSTANDING SOCIAL LEVIES.
IF YOU HAVEN'T PAID YOUR SOCIAL LEVY YET PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.

PAYMENT CAN BE TAKEN BY CARD OVER THE PHONE.


SUNDAY CARVERY

THE AUGUST SUNDAY CARVERY TAKES PLACE THIS WEEKEND - SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST

PLEASE BOOK WITH JON IN THE RESTAURANT

JAZZ LUNCH - 16 SEPTEMBER

Music by Jazz Extra 2 pm - 5 pm Carvery served from 1 pm - 2.30 pm

2 Course Carvery £20 per person 3 Course Cavery £23.50 per person to include tea & coffee (children welcome)

Smart Casual Book with Restaurant

MENS RESULTS - Sat 18th August

Neill Millar Captain's Charity

1st Stephen Van Houten 42 pts
2nd Sam Gallaher 41 pts
3rd Ian Savage 40 pts
4th Gerry Murray 39 pts bb6
Nearest the Pin at 4th: Frank Graham Neares the Pin at 17th Rea Crawford Nobody beat the Pro. Longest Drive

Prizes will be presented at a date in September to be decided.


THURSDAY NIGHT COMPETITION

1st M Quinn 29 pts
* 2nd A Lewis 27 pts bb9
* 3rd D Orr 27 pts bb9
* 4th Mr President 27 pts bb9
* 5th D Clarke 27 pts

Thursday 30th August is the last 13 hole competition with 9 holes to 20th September.

VETERANS LEAGUE

Again a win is as allusive as finding a herd of wilderbeast stampeding across the ninth.
Although everyone fought well for a three all draw, the lobster thermidor goes to Alan McGregor / David Marshall, Jack Mcllduff / Jim Wilson and Roy Jackson /David Eakin.
Everyone else gets potted herring.
With only two matches left, its as Zsa Zsa Gabor once said to her sixth husband, "we must do better this time darling."


LADIES NEWS

On Tuesday 21st the ladies welcomed Captain Alan Shannon and his wife Christine to dine and present his lovely prizes. The Captain also kindly came along in the morning to see the first players off.
The winner was Lady Captain Linda Wilson with 40 points who was absolutely delighted to win the Captain's Prize in her special year. Runner up was Lana McCart with 38 points (better back nine) from Wendy Elliott who finished in third place (again on a better back nine). Wendy also won the longest drive and nearest the pin was won by Liz Jackson.
The nine hole prize went to Denise Williamson with 18 points (on a better back six) and the putting was won by Kathleen Thallon. Lady Captain Linda. Lana McCart and Dianne Foster all had 'twos'. Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks to the Captain for providing such generous prizes. The ladies enjoyed playing for them and the evening afterwards.

Next Tuesday 28th is the Irene Wallace Eclectic Cup. A former Lady Captain in 1984 and wife of Rev McKinstry Wallace she is remembered as a very accomplished and witty speaker as Lady Captain.

The Friendly League match against Mahee Island on Friday was cancelled due to bad weather. The Business Ladies' match against Knock on Thursday was also cancelled because of heavy rain.

The Helen's Bay Past Lady Captains will be playing the Reid cup on 31st August. The list is in the Ladies Locker Room to sign up for golf and dinner.

Finally, there are still tee times available for the Golf Spot Sponsored September Team Open on 11th September.


Longer Term Lesson Packages

As the season begins to draw to a close maybe you would like to work at your game over the winter months? One thing that continues to work in my experience are the Personal Development Programmes where I work with a student over a longer period of time to get the best results. These are 60 minute sessions which happen twice a month and include some on course sessions. I have attached some information and prices. If you are interested just call in and have a chat or email me at
garethgrahamgolf@hotmail.com

3 Months - £240
• Player assessment
• x6 1 hour lessons
• x1 on course lesson 9 holes
• Trackman used
• All lessons emailed (trackman reports)

6 Months - £420 / £70 per month
• Player assessment
• x10 1 hour lessons
• x4 9 hole playing lessons
• Yardage session
• Trackman used
• All lessons emailed (trackman reports)

12 Months - £720 / £60 per month
• Player assessment
• x18 1 hour lessons
• x6 9 hole playing lessons
• Yardage session
• Trackman used
• Full custom fit
• Club check
• All lessons emailed (trackman reports)


JUNIORS

What a great week we had in the Junior Section last week!

Straight after the very enjoyable visit of the Hermitage Team we had Captain Alan Shannon’s Captain’s Prize to Juniors on Friday 17th August and it was a super day. Some rain first thing but nothing puts our intrepid Juniors off and the turn-our was excellent. Captain Alan had goodies available for all as they went out and he returned to give out his prizes for the four Sections and speak to as many of the Juniors as possible. He noted what a flourishing Junior Section we have in Helen’s Bay and told the Juniors this was not the case in all clubs. He encouraged them all to keep playing as it is a great game irrespective of age or the standard of play and a game that can be played for life.
Results
18 Holes
1st Ben Megarry 44pts
2nd Niamh Hanna 38pts
3rd Ollie O’Hara 37pts

9 Holes
1st Eoin Hanna 21pts
2nd Nathan Beattie 19pts BB9
3rd Finn O’Hara 19pts

Short 9
1st Jamie Miskimmin 22pts
2nd Sienna Walker 19pts
3rd Callum Lee 17pts

Short 4
1st Finn O’Hara 9pts BB2
2nd Emilie Sweeney 9pts
3rd Jonny Ruston 5pts

Olive Shields Adult Junior/Foursomes Sunday august 19th 2018
On a beautiful calm, warm Sunday afternoon, 64 Juniors and Adults participated in this very popular annual Competition so generously sponsored by Olive Shields since 1998. When all the players were joined by parents, grandparents and friends, we were a group of 85 approximately for High Tea in the Dining-Room – and there were many positive comments about the high standard of the catering – so many thanks to Tom, Johnny and his staff.
Results
1st Niamh and Chris Branigan 25pts
2nd Ben & Alan McCord 22pts
3rd Matthew & Gareth Magee 20pts

This is the third year in a row that Niamh and her Uncle Chris have won Olive’s lovely trophy – and they hope to be back! Stephanie Craig and her Dad Ken won it three time in 2007, 2011 & 2012. In his speech, Chris Branigan, as well as thinking his playing partners and Niamh for playing with him again, commented on the wonderful state of our course and wished to warmly congratulate the green staff. Olive thanked all the Junior Committee for their hard work and our Junior Captain, Jodi Wilson, presented her with a planter of late summer flowers. The Junior Committee wishes to express their thanks to the many members, gents and ladies, who came to play with our Juniors – it was a great day all round.

Friday August 31st 2018
There is no competition next Friday August 31st but there will be an hour booked out for a number of Juniors who are not back at school and wish to play.

Sunday September 2nd: The Junior Master’s Cup. Tee reserved for Juniors from 1 to 4pm.
• Entries no later than 6pm on Thursday August 30th on clinehan1@btinternet.com. Draw will be done round noon on Friday August 31st and the list is then posted on the Junior Noticeboard which is to the right of the door into the office - a copy is left also behind the bar.

• All Juniors and families are welcome to High Tea and Presentation of Prizes in the main Dining-Room after the competition. Please book your table directly with the caterers on 9185 2816.


Sadly, this is our last Competition of the Summer Season 2018. It has been a great summer with so many good scores recorded and handicaps tumbling and most importantly of all, lots and lots of good fun. Very sincere thanks to all who have volunteered to walk with the younger Juniors over the summer and monitor the older ones, especially those just starting to play full 9 and 18 holes. Quite frankly, we could not run the Junior Competitions without you all.

Next competition: Sunday October 7th starting at 1pm This a change of date from that on the Junior Fixture list as Sunday September 30th is the closing day of the Ryder Cup and a few golfers, young and older, may just want to watch it!

So till September 2nd or October 7th, keep golfing and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on those dates.

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