Ireland's Eye Golf Society 2023
President: Eileen Lappin
Captain: Tom Fitzpatrick
Vice Captain: Larry Quinn
Secretary: Joe Grant (0879673911)
Treasurer: Zoe Murphy
Programme for 2023
April 20th BEAVERSTOWN
May 18th SKERRIES
June 16th BALCARRICK
July 13th MOUNT WOLESLEY
August 24th CAPTAIN’S PRIZE, Malahide
September 1st DEERPARK GC, Match v National Yacht Club GS
September 21st PRESIDENT’S PRIZE, Sutton
Nov 30th IEGS ANNUAL DINNER, Howth Yacht Club
Sutton | 21 September
THE FINAL OUTING of 2023 –- Eileen Lappin’s President’s Prize -- took place at Sutton GC on Thursday, 21st September, with 30 players participating. On the weather front, we were once again blessed with bright sunshine and no rain to complete a series of idyllic golf days throughout the playing year.
Again, with the course in pristine condition, we had another first time winner in 2023 with Sutton member Damian Jennings bringing home the highest score of the year, with 44 points playing off 26.
President’s prize “The Claret Jug”: Damian Jennings (26) 44 points
Runner Up: Marie MacMahon(26) 35 points
3rd Place: Tom Fitzpatrick(25) 34 points
Category I: Paul Cullen
Category II: Geraldine Eickholt
Category III: Gunter Eickholt
Front 9: Paddy Judge
Back 9: John Garvey
9-hole Winner: Derek George
Nearest the Pin - Ladies: Geraldine Eickholt
Nearest the Pin - Gents: Billy Morgan
Longest Drive - Ladies: Carol Cribbin
Longest Drive - Gents: Tom Duffy
The Prizegiving dinner in Sutton GC that evening was attended by 38 members/friends.
Captain's Day | 24 August
THE BATTLE TO WIN Tom Fitzpatrick’s Captain’s prize was played out at Malahide GC on Thursday, 24th September, with a large group of 41 members. We were blessed once again with beautiful weather and a well-manicured golf course. Four players came in with the winning score of 34 points and were only separated based on their back 9 performance.
Winner: Paul Cullen (16) 34pts B9
Runner-Up: Tom Fitzpatrick (25) 34 pts B9
3rd Place: Frank Kelly (28) 34 pts B9
4th Place: Joe Grant (27) 34 pts B9
Category I: John Bennett
Category II: Nuala O’Connell
Category III: Mary Fitzpatrick
Front 9: Roddy Cooper
Back 9: Larry Quinn
9-Hole Winner: Andrew Knowles
Nearest the Pin - Ladies: Mirja Wenski
Nearest the Pin - Gents: Larry Quinn
Longest Drive - Ladies: Geraldine Eickholt
Longest Drive - Gents: Conor Holmes
A total of 41 members and partners attended the Prizegiving dinner in Howth Yacht Club later that evening to round off a splendid day.
Our final outing –- Eileen Lappin’s President’s Prize -- will take place in Sutton GC on Thursday, 21st September, with tee time from 11am. We will be running an 18-hole competition, with an alternative 9-hole competition as well. We are hoping for a record turnout and would like to see members there who have not had the opportunity to participate so far this year. Also, our dining venue for this event will be in Sutton GC.
Mount Wolseley | 13 July
IRELAND’S EYE GOLFING SOCIETY's overnight event took place in Mount Wolseley on Thursday, 13 July. Once again, we enjoyed good playing conditions on a superb course that proved too difficult for some and too easy for others. For the first time ever, we had a Lady winning the Alan Hines Trophy when Zoe Murphy came home on 41 points. A superb achievement!
23 players took part and enjoyed an excellent social occasion that evening in the hotel. Suffice to say that we all went home “tired but happy”!
Winner of the Alan Hines Trophy: Zoe Murphy 41 points (33)
Runner-Up: Mary Fitzpatrick 31 points (29) (B9)
3rd Place: Niall O’Leary 31 points (20)
Front 9: Tom Fitzpatrick
Back 9: Bernardine Jennings
Nearest the Pin - Ladies: Pauline Quinn
Nearest the Pin - Gents: Pat O’Connell (V)
Longest Drive - Ladies: Bernardine Jennings
Longest Drive - Gents: Tom Fitzpatrick
Visitor’s Prize: Brendan Allen
Our next event is the prestige event of the year – Tom Fitzpatrick’s Captain’s Prize. This will be held in Malahide Golf Club on Thursday, 24 August. We are expecting a bumper attendance for this and it will be followed by a Prizegiving Dinner in HYC.
Balcarrick | 14th June
IRELAND’S EYE GOLFING SOCIETY enjoyed a magnificent day's golf at a beautifully presented Balcarrick course on Wednesday last, June 14th. With 29 players, a day of warm temperatures and brilliant sunshine throughout, it proved a memorable event for all.
Winner on the day with 34 points was Tom Duffy, narrowly edging out Damian Jennings on the back 9. All the placings were tightly contested with the 8 prize winners and one other player scoring 30 + points.
Winner : Tom Duffy (30) 34pts B9
Runner up: Damian Jennings (26) 34 pts
Third place: Paul Cullen (17) 33 pts
Category I: Berchmans Gannon
Category II: Joe Grant
Category III: Bernardine Jennings
Front 9: Nuala O’Connell
Back 9: Mirja Wenski
Nearest the Pin - Ladies: Sarah Lappin
Longest Drive - Ladies: Sarah Lappin
Longest Drive - Gents: Frank Flood
Nearest the Pin - Gents: Paddy Judge
Our next outing is at Mount Wolseley on Thursday, July 13th.
Thereafter, our two remaining events in 2023 will be:
• Tom Fitpatrick’s Captain’s Prize in Malahide on Thursday, August 24th
• Eileen Lappin’s President’s Prize in Sutton on Thursday, September 21st
and we are targeting record breaking entries for each of these.
Skerries | 18th May
IRELAND’S EYE GOLFING SOCIETY had its second event of 2023 at Skerries Golf Club on Thursday 18th May, where 32 members played in magnificent weather. The course was in great condition and Mirja Wenski was a deserved winner of a tight group at the top of the leaderboard.
The prizegiving dinner afterwards in HYC was presided over by the Society Captain, Tom Fitzpatrick with HYC Commodore Neil Murphy and his wife Ann, in attendance as Guests of Honour.
Winner: Mirja Wenski (23) 36pts (B6)
Runner Up: Joe Grant (27) 36 Pts(B9)
3rd Place: Dave Galavan (23) 36 Pts
Front 9: Berchmans Gannon
Back 9: Zoe Murphy
Class I: John Bennett
Class II: Tom Fitzpatrick
Class III: Dudley Hudson
Longest Drive – Ladies: Naomi Cassidy
Longest Drive – Gents: Berchmans Gannon
Nearest the Pin: Frank Flood
Our next outing will take places at Balcarrick Golf Club on Wednesday 14th June.
Beaverstown | 20th April
IRELAND’S EYE GOLF SOCIETY had its first event of 2023 at Beaverstown Golf Club on Thursday, 20th April, where 38 members played. The weather was kind, the course in great condition, and Anthony Gore-Grimes was a worthy winner.
There was a well-attended prizegiving dinner afterwards in HYC, presided over by the Society Captain, Tom Fitzpatrick.
Winner: Anthony Gore-Grimes (34) 33 Points (B9)
Runner Up: John Bennett (25) 33 Points
3rd Place: Joe Grant (27) 32 Points
Front 9: Bernardine Jennings
Back 9: Roddy Cooper
Class I: Paul Cullen
Class II: Frank Kelly
Class III: Zoe Murphy
Winner, Alternative 9 hole: Marie McMahon
Longest Drive – Ladies: Geraldine Eickholt
Longest Drive – Gents: John McDonald
Nearest the Pin: Frank Flood
The next outing will take place at Skerries Golf Club on Thursday, 18th May.