Ireland's Eye Golf Society 2019
President: Bryan Lynch
Captain: Paddy Judge
Vice Captain: David Jones
Hon Secretary: John Massey (085 8571199)
Hon Treasurer: Michael Martin (086 8282695)
Committee: Naomi Cassidy, Joe Cull, Conor Holmes
Ex Officio: Jacki Reville
Fixtures for 2019:
- 2nd May Beaverstown G.C.
- 13th June Skerries G.C.
- 4th July Knightsbrook G.C. Trim
- 5th September Sutton G.C. (Captain's Day)
- 20th September I.E.G.S. vs National Y.C.
- 3rd October Howth G.C. (President's Prize)
Visitors are very welcome to all outings
National Yacht Club vs Howth Yacht Club - 20th September
The inter club golf match between the National Yacht Club and HYC was held on Friday the 20th Sept in the Dun Laoghaire Golf Club which in 2007, having profitably sold its old course, transferred to a superb location close to the Sugarloaf mountain. Of the 27 holes we played the Middle and Lower nines in lovely sunny weather with the very challenging championship course in fabulous condition.
The match was straight 4-ball, using full handicaps but the course proved very difficult for some, festooned with bunkers with one player finding four different bunkers on the par 3 below. In any case, plenty of golf balls were lost in the hazards; if it went in one of those it was gone and when we say gone we really mean gone.
Following the match we adjourned to NYC where a lovely dinner awaited us with plenty of time to catch up on old friends and make new ones. Later the match result was announced- a draw with NYC winning two, HYC winning two and two drawn. Very evenly balanced you might say. Mirja Wenski (ladies) and John McDonald (men) were nearest to the pin on the above 168 metre par 3.
Two HYC boats sailed over to the NYC and consequently the Lambay Lady trophy returned the same way as there was no clear winner. As we all know events do not happen by chance but only by the efforts of the generally unappreciated backroom so our thanks to Vincent Wallace and Alan Dooley who coordinated the event and to all the others who assisted in making this a wonderful day which we can hopefully repeat next year on HYC turf.
Our particular thanks to Commodore Martin and the NYC on being such marvellous hosts and providing us with such an enjoyable day.
Sutton GC Outing 5th September - Captain's Prize
Despite a NW wind gusting up to 25 kts 24 players turned out for the event in the blustery but fine weather. Despite the course being in excellent condition the wind made this tight course challenging with any wayward shot severely punished, particularly on the last two holes with the RHS out of bounds. The nearest to the pin was on the 6th where the upslope pin position and a narrow green to play with meant that very few shots were recordable.
Later prizes were presented In HYC after a very good dinner with steak/fish and starters plus desert for €30 which also included a half a bottle of wine per person.
The inaugural Fulmar Cup and Captain’s prize went to the formidable Connor Holmes who, despite the wind, carded 36 points. Gunther Eickholt scooped the visitor’s prize while, making it a family occasion Geraldine, won the ladies longest drive. On a hole where the crosswind caused many to miss the fairway John McDonald outdrove some of our long hitters and won the longest drive for the men while Joe Cull put his ball nearest the pin on the very difficult par 3.
Knightsbrook GC Outing 4th July
1st with 31 points Berchmans Gannon
2nd with 30 points Larry Banks
3rd with 30 points Mirja Wenski
Winner of class 1 with 28 points Paddy Judge
Winner of class 2 with 29 points John Bennett
Winner of class 3 with 23 points Eamonn Doherty
Winner of 1st 9 Billy Morgan
Winner of 2nd 9 Tom Fitzpatrick
Skerries GC Outing - 13th June
1st. With 36 points Conor Holmes
2nd With 33 points John Bennett
3rd With 31 points Damien Jennings
Winner in class 1 with 29 points Paddy Judge
Winner in class 2 with 28 points Larry Banks
Winner in class 3 with 30 points Mirja Wenski
Winner of First 9 with 17 points John Massey
Winner of Second 9 with 17 points Anthony Gore Grimes
Beaverstown GC Outing - 2nd May
1st Billy Morgan
2nd Joe Cull
3rd Vincent Wallace
1st class 1 Conor Murphy
1st class 2 John Bennett
1st class 3 Eileen Lappin
Winner of front 9 Michael Martin
Winner of back 9 Paddy Judge