.... a great coastal challenge
.... a great coastal challenge
A guide to the winter rules in place at Wicklow Golf Club from our Vice Captain Ian Mooney. These rules will will come into effect on Wednesday November 7th.
Today we are delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal with John Linnane Motors who will be sponsoring the Men’s Winter League 2018/19.
Based in Rathnew, John Linnane Motors are main dealers for Jeep, Fiat and Opel Cars and Commercials. They also offer a fully equipped service and parts facility. John and his team are dedicated to excellent customer service and now look forward to engaging with Wicklow Golf Club Members in this new sponsorship deal. The Club is delighted to have this well-established local business on board.
The John Linnane Motors Winter League commences on the first weekend of November 2018 and runs till the last week of February, 2019. Entries are being taken in the Club Bar.
Robin Heather of The Wicklow Rabbits Committee present a cheque for €1800 to Ciaran Byrne of the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. This amount was raised in our annual charity Raffle which was drawn on Saturday 13th October 2018.
A Quiz Night will be held at Wicklow Golf Club on Saturday 27th October at 9pm. Only €20 for a table of 4.
One of the most unusual and exciting events of the year takes place on Friday 19th October, 2018 at the club - ‘Night Golf’.
A total of 16 teams will take part in the event which will see 11 holes lit up with LED lighting, players striking golf balls that light up when struck, and fairways, greens and hazards picked-out in tiny magical lights. It really is going to be something to be seen and an event not to be missed!
The timesheet went live on BRS at 10am this morning and bookings have been brisk, with only a few places left already. If you’re thinking about playing, register fast! If you can’t get on the timesheet, please do leave your name with Anne in the Club Office as a waiting list will operate.
In addition to the participating teams, all members are invited to join in the fun at the clubhouse with a special ‘Night Golf’ drinks promotion and complimentary finger food on offer. Our Professional Louise is organising a ‘Night Putting Challenge’ on the putting green, so there will be plenty for everyone to enjoy.
All members are encouraged to come along to what promises to be a spectacular occasion.
There was a fantastic write-up on Wicklow Golf Club by Brian Keogh in the Irish Independent during the week which summarises all what's great about playing golf at Wicklow Golf Club.
Also great to hear the thoughts on Wicklow Golf Club from the course designer, Pat Ruddy...
"When it comes to views, it may be matched but not exceeded. You can see all the way to the Mountains of Mourne and across to the Welsh Hills. It's a remarkable place to play... There aren't many golf courses so snug to the population. A fellow can just stroll up to his local for his game of golf or his pint. What more could you want?"
Captain's Prize to the Rabbits - Saturday 13th October 2018.
Tickets available from Robin Heather 087-2570200 or in the clubhouse on Friday 21st and 28th September after the weekly 9 hole competition. All Members and Guests Welcome.
The Wicklow Regatta Festival Singing Pubs winning show re-run will take place at Wicklow Golf Club on Saturday 15th September! Stick the date in your diary, you do not want to miss this!
The Lady President's (Mrs Phyl Long) Prize will take place this coming Saturday 18th August with the social and dinner following the day's golf in the clubhouse at 8pm. Tickets cost €15. Please pre-book and pay at the bar.
The Lady President's Prize to the Men will take place this Thursday 16th August.
We would like to wish our Lady President a very enjoyable weekend and also best of luck to all the competitors taking part in her prize.
Wicklow Golf Club have won the 2018 Singing Pubs competition after entering for the first time this year. Congratulations to all the performers, organisers and our MC's Pat Stapleton and Liam Redmond.
We will be having our celebration re-run show on Saturday 15th September.
The Captain's Prize takes place on the bank holiday weekend, with qualification on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th August, and the final round on Sunday 5th August.
The Captain's Presentation of prizes to both the ladies and the men will be on Sunday 5th August after Dinner at 8 p.m. Music will follow until late.
Dinner costs €15 and please pre book and pay at the bar by Friday 3rd.
All male past Officers attending may if they wish wear their Officer's Jackets, and for all other men Jacket and Tie is preferred.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best of luck and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible attending on the Sunday night.
All the best,
"Tea in the Tower" for €15 must be pre-booked at the bar. Booking available from Friday 20th July. The 1st sitting is at 12.30 p.m. and finishes at 3 p.m. and the 2nd sitting is at 3.30 p.m. and finishes at 6 p.m.
The Singing Pubs will take place this year at Wicklow Golf Club on Tuesday 31st July from 8pm. Guaranteed to be a great night and a full house is expected so get up early to get a seat!
WICKLOW GOLF CLUB ARE HOSTING A LADIES OPEN FOURBALL BETTERBALL STABLEFORD COMPETITION AND A MEN’S OPEN FOURBALL BETTERBALL STABLEFORD COMPETITION ON SATURDAY 11TH AUGUST 2018
Entry Fee for Visitors & Members: €20 per pair.
Mixed teams are not permitted.
Online booking available now & players must hold an official handicap.
Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and Gross for Ladies and Men’s Categories.
Top 20 overall winning Ladies Nett scores and 6 overall winning Ladies Gross scores from participating clubs are invited to the National Final in Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Resort, Athlone, Co. Westmeath on Sunday 14th October 2018.
Nearest the Pin on the 7th and ladies and men’s longest drive on the 18th.
‘Play in Pink’ - You do not have to wear pink but there will be prizes on the day for ‘Best Dressed in Pink’.
Specially commissioned goody bags will be on sale for €5, each containing lots of goodies including your entry to a special raffle.
‘Tea in the Tower’ for €15 must be pre-booked at the bar. Booking available from Friday 20th July. The 1st sitting is at 12.30 p.m. and finishes at 3 p.m. and the 2nd sitting is at 3.30 p.m. and finishes at 6 p.m.
We would like to thank all our Sponsors and volunteers for their support.
In 2017 we raised €4,875 for Breast Cancer Research.
Breast Cancer Facts:
• Early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer is key to survival
• Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Ireland (excluding skin cancers)
• 1 in 10 Irish Women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime
• More than 2,500 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year in Ireland
• Breast Cancer can affect anyone – irrespective of age, lifestyle and gender
• Approximately 16 men will develop breast cancer each year in Ireland
Dan wins gold at Irish Special Olympic Games
Wicklow Golf Club would like to congratulate our barman Dan Wilson on winning a gold medal for golf at the Special Olympic Games Ireland. The Games were held last month at St. Margaret’s Golf Club in Dublin. Dan has played golf from an early age with his parents John and Betty, both keen golfers themselves, and joined the Special Olympics in 2003 when the Blue Dolphins were formed in Wicklow. Following his win in Dublin, Dan will be going forward for possible selection at the World Games in Abu Dhabi in 2019.
In recognition of his recent success, our club professional Louise D’Arcy presented Dan with a Wicklow Golf Club shirt during the week at the clubhouse. We wish Dan all the best for his future golfing endeavours.
Well done to junior member Conor Coffey (aged 10) who had a hole in one on the 9th hole while out playing with his mother Michelle on Tuesday 10th July.
Saturday July 14th the Social Committee will run a fun Par 3 competition on the front nine.
The competition will be followed by a barbecue and music by John and Johnnie.
The entry fee including barbecue is €10. The time sheet is now open on BRS.
Lady Captain's Prize - Mrs. Doreen McGettigan.
Our Lady Captain Doreen will hold her Presentation and Social in the Clubhouse on Saturday 23rd June at 8.30 p.m.
The Buffet is only €15.00. Please book at the bar by Wednesday 20th June. The evening is open to all members. Music till late.
The Lady Captain's prize to the Men will take place on Thursday 21st June and the timesheet is now open. The presentation of prizes to the men will also be held on Saturday evening 23rd June. Dress code Shirt and Tie for men.
With best wishes to our Lady Captain Doreen on her Lady Captain's Prize.
Ladies Open Day - Wenesday 27th June 2018
Only €10 for visitors!
Book now on BRS by clicking here
The President's (Mr Moses Coffey) Prize takes place this weekend, with qualification on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd of June, and the final round on Sunday 3rd June.
The presentation of prizes to both the ladies and the men will be on Sunday 3rd June, starting at 8.30pm.
The dress code for men on the night is smart casual and it would be appreciated if prizewinners wore a shirt and tie, but this is not obligatory.
Finger food (Gourmet Beagíns) will be served to all attending on the night and this will be after the presentation of prizes. Music will follow until late.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best of luck in your efforts to win a prize and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible attending on Sunday night.
All the best,
R&A 9 Hole Championship Qualifier at Wicklow Golf Club on Saturday 5th May 2018.
> Only €5 entry fee
> Qualifying 9 Hole Competition
> Winning male and female will go forward to regional final as a pair.
> Book now on BRS
The Grand Hotel Wicklow Town proudly reinstates “The Grand Hotel Cup” after 10 years on the shelf!
Partnering with Wicklow Golf Club, the Hotel is delighted to sponsor the competition once again in 2018. One of the oldest trophies at the club, the cup was first contested in 1945 and the list of winners includes many local golfing luminaries from decades gone by.
The Grand Hotel itself too starts a new chapter under new management, bringing this beautiful hotel back to life. With many recent upgrades, the Hotel is once again the venue of choice in Wicklow town for events and functions, weddings and conferences. The new management is passionately dedicated to excellence in hospitality and committed to the hotel’s success.
The Grand Hotel Cup takes place this weekend and a packed timesheet is expected. The Club thanks the Grand Hotel sincerely for the renewal of sponsorship, and looks forward to restoring the prestige of the competition in the years ahead.
Fancy playing Wicklow Golf Club for just €1? Come play in our Showcase Day on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May....for just €1! Please share with any friends who you think might be interested!
€1 - Golf
€10 - Burger & Pint
Click here to book on BRS now
60s, 70s and 80s Disco Night will take place at Wicklow Golf Club on the 14th April at 9:30pm.
Music on the night will be from DJ Dave Earls.
To introduce men into playing golf at Wicklow Golf Club the following promotion of golf scheme for Introductory Members will be made available from 1 st April, 2018:
Description: 9 Hole / 5 Day membership for men new to playing golf or who wish to start playing
again after giving up for a period of time (the new member cannot be a member of another club).
This membership would last for one year after which the member takes up the introductory new
member offer for his second year or discontinues playing golf.
5 day / 9 Hole membership (Monday to Friday). Only 1 round x 9 Holes per day.
Membership period runs to end of current year.
Lessons from the club Professional included (group lessons, subject to numbers).
Use of practice area and putting green 5 days per week (Monday to Friday).
Use of Bar and restaurant. (normal bar discounts apply using member bar card).
Domestic Club Handicap.
Option to play in Rabbits competitions.
Must meet with club representative on joining for introduction talk.
Must book playing times through Pro Shop / Pro can decide on which 9 to play.
May play in 9-hole club organised events, Nine and Dine etc.
Congratulations to the winners of the Winter League Finals, William Redmond, Colin Hindle, Ian Cuddihy & Michael O'Reilly pictured with President Moses Coffey after finishing with a score of 64 points on the finals day, Saturday 31st March.
The Rabbits competitions will make a welcome return on Friday, 30th March 2018. All members with a handicap of 17 or over are eligible to play.
The Rabbits is a friendly, relaxed format competition which takes place on the front 9 holes every Friday evening.
St. Patrick's Day Six Nations
This Saturday March 17th is St. Patrick's Day and we have some great entertainment in store for you in the Clubhouse.
At 2.45 pm in the Six Nations Rugby Championship Ireland take on England in Twickenham with the Grand Slam at stake. The bar will again be offering 3 pints of draught beer for €11.00
After the match there will be ballads and traditional music in the bar until approximately 8.00 pm
Why not come along and support the Boys in Green and enjoy the St. Patrick's Day festivities.
The Men’s Club is offering a ‘Get Into Golf’ option for novice golfers during 2018. This program allows new male golfers to play 9 holes each weekday, get a domestic club handicap and to compete in the Friday evening Rabbits 9-hole competition.
This is another great way for anyone to become introduced to the game and the club at a very
low starting cost. If you know any men who are considering playing golf in 2018, give Pat Stapleton a call on 086 8068170 for further information.
The Joker Draw is making a welcome return to Wicklow Golf Club. The first draw will take place Easter Sunday night.
Tickets are €2 and are available from St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. The Jackpot will be €1000!
All proceeds from the Joker Draw will go towards the greens redevelopment fund.
The Greens Committee reports that progress on the redeveloped 3-tiered 16th green is proceeding ahead of schedule. They expect to have the green ready for play by the 1st of April (subject to favourable weather conditions)
Photo shows the new green getting top dressed with sand by our Greens Staff which will help to create a firm and true putting surface.
This Saturday Ireland continue their Six Nations Championship campaign with a home fixture against Italy.
To help you enjoy the occasion, the Club is running a special drinks promotion during the match - our bar is offering 3 pints of Draught Beer for only €11 (cash purchases only). Free finger food will be served during the half time interval.
The match kicks off at 2.15pm and if last Saturday is anything to go by, a great atmosphere is guaranteed.
Come along and support your Club and your Country.
There was a great turnout for the beginning of the ladies Stay In Golf 2018 programme at the club on Saturday 3rd February.
Thank you to Club Pro Louise D'Arcy for her putting lesson, tips and encouragement to the ladies.
Looking forward to seeing all these enthusiastic players out on the course over the next few months.
Viewers of RTÉ One's "Striking Out" may have recognised Wicklow Golf Club feature in Sunday night's episode of the acclaimed series. Several locations from around the local area have appeared on the show over the last two weeks including the pier at Wicklow Harbour, Leitrim Place and Tinakilly House.
The cast and crew including lead actors, Rory Keenan and Paul Anthony-Barber who play characters Eric and Richard Dunbar, arrived at Wicklow Golf Club for filming last October. They spent several hours filming which resulted in some stunning shots of the course showing the rugged Wicklow coastline with the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains in the background.
Why not come and watch it at Wicklow Golf Club on the big screen next Saturday (3rd February) evening? #3Pintsfor11Euro
Valentine's Celebration night this Saturday 10th February at Wicklow Golf Club. Four course meal only €28.00 per person!
A great night is guaranteed with music by the DJ Dave until the early hours. Get your tickets from the Bar before it is sold out!
Wicklow Golf Club will travel to visit our twin club at Haverfordwest Golf Club in Wales in April 2018.
The travelling party will leave Wicklow early on Friday April 20th by bus to the Rosslare ferry to Pembroke and spend two nights at the Mariner Hotel in Haverfordwest.
We will play golf on Friday afternoon and again on Saturday with food and entertainment provided by Haverfordwest Golf Club on both evenings.
The return trip will be on Sunday April 22nd on the 2pm ferry with arrival back in Wicklow around 8pm on Sunday evening.
The cost of the trip, bus, ferry and hotel is expected to be around €195 (depending on Sterling rates) and the hotel is pre booked for 30 people. To secure a place on this trip please indicate your interest by paying a €50 deposit to Anne in the Club office on or before 31st January next.
If you have any queries regarding the trip, please contact me and I will try to answer your questions.
All the best,
The Stay In Golf Programme for 2018 is available for any ladies that have completed the Get Into Golf Programme. For more details, please contact Anne Merrigan in the office at (0404) 67379
Fantastic offer for new members at Wicklow Golf Club for 2018 - only €777 for full adult membership! As well as great offers for Under 30's, Juniors and other categories. (T&C's apply). Contact us for more information on (0404) 67379 or view more information on our website.
There was a fantastic turnout for the proposed Junior Golf programme for 2018 in the clubhouse last week. Our new Club Professional Louise D'Arcy has already started running her junior clinics so it's looking like an action packed year ahead for our juniors.
Members Christmas Draw Winners
1st - 2018 Annual Subscription - Rob Jacob
2nd - 2018 Competitions Entry - Niall Smullen
3rd- €200 on Member Card - Kevin Czwalina.
Congratulations to the prize winners
Our annual Captains’ and Presidents’ drive-in took place as usual on New Year’s day and as usual, a huge crowd turned up to cheer on and support our incoming officers. The clubhouse was packed to the rafters for the ceremonial donning of the blazers which took place immediately after the drive-in. We wish Lady President Phyl Long, Mr President Moses Coffey, Lady Captain Doreen McGettigan and Mr Captain Gerry Doyle the very best of luck for 2018.