.... a great coastal challenge
.... a great coastal challenge
We know that these days are not just tough on all of us because we can't play our favourite game but for many of us there is also a real financial strain especially those that have their own businesses.
On the other hand, the last couple of weeks have shown that we all love to support each other, so more than ever it is important that we support our members' and our sponsors' businesses.
We have a wealth of products and services to offer - now and when this is all over. Wouldn't it be nice to know what our members and sponsors actually do offer?
We have decided to put a directory of services together which you will find by clicking the link below.
This could be related to the current situation, where you let us know that you are still open for business or maybe open again in a different form. It could also be anything for when this is all over.
Are you a shop owner/ work for a shop that does deliveries at the moment?
Do you have any special offers at the moment? Have you moved your business online?
Do you provide any services such as garden design, conservatories, painting, construction work etc that people are looking to get done as soon as this is over? Are you going to offer any special deals or discounts?
Is there anything else members of Wicklow Golf Club can do to support your business? (for example: share and like their Facebook page, write a recommendation on their website? etc)
If you know of any other business in Wicklow that might like to be included in this directory, please forward on the details.
We are sure that you are all looking forward to the re-opening of our golf course on Monday 18th next as we are. Attached to this email is the Protocol document issued by the GUI/ILGU (Click to view), which sets out the terms under which we can play safely. All members should read this document to understand the strict guidelines we must operate against. Members with colds or any symptoms of COVID-19 must stay away from the golf course/clubhouse. It should be noted that the Government continues to monitor the situation closely and has not ruled out the reintroduction of restrictions which could see golf clubs closed once again if the Protocol is not followed. Members should be aware that these restrictions are not going to last forever, but must live within them and be patient while they are in place. We all want to get back to normal as soon as possible, but this will be a gradual process and will be reliant on golf clubs and golfers observing this Protocol.
In order to ensure Golf is available to all members we are also introducing additional measures:
• The timesheet will be set up at 14 minute intervals to facilitate play in 3 balls from May 18th. All golf must be booked on BRS with the timesheet running from 8.00 a.m., Monday to Friday, and 7.00am on Saturday & Sunday to 8.00pm each day. No play is allowed outside these times.
• Timesheet Booking will be available at 6.00pm on Thursdays, commencing May 14th, for the week ahead i.e. Monday to Sunday.
• All play must start on 1st hole. No moving from one hole to another out of sequence.
• Every member can book 3 tee times per week, 2 times during the week and one tee time on Saturday/Sunday or 3 tee times between Monday & Friday.( i.e. 5 day member or full) If there are vacancies on the time sheet from 8.00am on the day, a member may book to play that day without impacting their ability to book 3 tee times in a week. The player whose name is on the timesheet must play, No Guest bookings are allowed. This is necessary to comply with Tracing in the event of a confirmed case of COVID19.
• Tee times will be available for 18 Holes, 9 Holes and 4 holes as the day progresses but the course must be vacated by dusk and the gates to the Carpark will be locked at 9.30pm sharp.
• Players should travel separately to the club unless accompanied by a member of the same household. They should arrive no SOONER than 15 minutes before their tee time.
• All practice facilities are closed for this Phase i.e. Practice ground, practice driving net & putting green.
• Golf equipment can be retrieved from Locker rooms but must be taken home after your first round until this restriction is lifted. Golf equipment must not be stored in the Locker rooms.
• Locker rooms will be open for Toilet Facilities only.
• If older members are not familiar with the BRS the Pro Shop staff / Office will book for you if you ring them. The course staff are busy preparing the course and are confident that it will be in peak condition for Monday 18th.
A sincere thank you to all members who adhered to the restricted access to the course during the closure. We want to thank you in advance for adhering to the protocols that are necessary to get us back playing casual golf and remaining to play Golf safely. The Clubhouse and Course will be monitored to ensure we are adhering to the Protocols as laid out by the GUI/ILGU.
If you observe any breach of the Protocol or have a query then please contact the Hon Sec by mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your query.
Remember to adhere to Social Distancing rules at all times and wash your hands before you leave home. Stay safe and enjoy once more our amazing
Following the recent announcement by Irish Government in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic, the GUI and ILGU recommend that all golf clubs, practice facilities and courses close with immediate effect until April 19th 2020. This also applies to casual golf.
We have tried our best to keep our course open but the message is clear. People must stay at home to help to contain the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please stay safe.
Wicklow Golf Club
In light of the ongoing CoronaVirus (COVID-19) situation, the Committee of Management have decided to close the Clubhouse Bar & Restaurant at Wicklow Golf Club from 6pm today, Sunday 15th March until further notice.
The golf course and locker rooms will remain open and we will continue to adhere to the guidelines issued by the Government in order to allow our staff, members and guests to play golf and work in a healthy and safe environment.
Ladies - Celebrate International Women's Day at Wicklow Golf Club on Sunday March 8th 2020 by coming along and trying golf for FREE. For more information or to book your place, please contact our Club Pro Louise on 087 7510727
Men's Introductory Golf Scheme for 2020 - Take up Golf
Novice male golfers can join for only €275. (T&C's apply)
A new 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 lasts for one year, after which the introductory member has the option to take up another membership category from year two onwards.
- 5 day / 9 Hole membership (Monday to Friday). Only 1 round x 9 Holes per day permitted.
- Membership period runs to end of current year 2020
- Lessons from the club Professional included (group lessons).
- 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.
Introductory Membership 2020 - €275
This is a fantastic and inexpensive way for anyone to try out the game of golf and to sample the friendly club atmosphere at Wicklow Golf Club.
For more information contact Anne in the office on (0404) 67379
The Club will host an information evening on the new World Handicapping System and the Rules of Golf on Friday March 6th at 8:00 pm.
The evening is open to all adult members of the club.
We look forward to seeing you on the night.
Ian Mooney and Tony McKeever
With the introduction of the World Handicapping system scheduled to come into effect in Ireland later on this year, Leinster Golf has sent us some links to help you understand the coming changes.
World Handicapping System - https://www.whs.com
R and A - Royal and Ancient - https://www.randa.org/en/worldhandicapsystem
USGA - United States Golf Association - https://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/handicapping.html?fbclid=IwAR0E2LM6dOS15T7R1O9XMu_VahBBSmKm-zjJpmCn4In_OO6YToVeeEVIwiQ
Fantastic offer for new members at Wicklow Golf Club for 2020 - only €799 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.
A huge crowd turned up at Wicklow Golf Club this afternoon to help our incoming Officers welcome in 2020 at our annual Officers' Drive In. We would like to wish Captain Aidan Doyle, Lady Captain Clodagh Doyle, President Declan Long, Lady President Ann Nichols and our Junior Captains Keith Carty and Aine Kavanagh a very enjoyable and successful year ahead.
Ring in 2020 at Wicklow Golf Club's Karaoke Party Night, Tuesday 31st December from 8pm. Why not head up to the Club for the music and New Year's celebrations for what promises to be a great night!
Honorary Life Membership awarded to Mr. Robert “Bobby” Vickers
This year, 2019 is the 25th anniversary of the opening of our 18-hole golf course. To mark this event the Committee of Management at its monthly meeting in November of this year agreed to a proposal from the Men’s Committee to award Honorary Life Membership to Mr. Bobby Vickers in recognition of his role as Chairman of the development subcommittee which successfully managed the 18 hole course project from 1992 to 1994 and also in recognition of his contribution to the development of the Club over the past 50 years.
Bobby Joined Wicklow Golf Club in 1966 aged 20 he served the Club as President in 1990 and Captain in 1996.
Bobby was a long-term Committee and Subcommittee member particularly in the area of the golf course.
As a golfer Bobby has represented the club in Senior Cup, Junior Cup, Barton Shield, Provincial Towns Cup, Jimmy Bruen Shield, J.B.Carr and Duggan Cup, he was a member of the winning Brennan Cup Team in 1976, he was part of winning Cullen Cup three in a row teams from 1994 to 1996, he was on the winning Barton Cup Team in 1986 and was on the Irish Mixed Foursomes Team which became the first Club team ever to reach an All-Ireland Final in 1985.
Bobby has won the Presidents Prize in 1971, Club Championship in 1971 and 1977, Men’s Foursomes in 1974 and 1995, Killy Cup in 1969 and 1979, and Golfer of the Year in 1977.
But undoubtedly Bobby’s greatest achievements were in the area of course development. He was a long-term Chairman of the greens Committee and in 1992, 93 and 94 he combined that role with the role of Chairperson of the 18-hole Golf Course Development Subcommittee with the assistance of Billy Earls (deceased), John Solon (deceased) and Sean McGauley.
To this day Bobby remains totally committed to Wicklow Golf Club as a member, a player, a spectator, a sponsor and socially.
Presenting the award to Bobby at the 2019 AGM, Club Captain Mr. Ian Mooney said it was his privilege, on behalf of the members of Wicklow Golf Club, to present a Certificate of Honorary Life Membership to Mr. Bobby Vickers.
Visit Santa at Wicklow Golf Club
We are delighted to announce that Santa will be visiting the club on Saturday, 14th December 2019, from 2pm to 4pm. The big man in the red coat will be meeting Member’s children in the afternoon, with an early Christmas present for each child.
We hope to have Christmas Movies on the big screen and a really festive atmosphere in the clubhouse for the afternoon.
Looking forward to seeing you at this festive family occasion in the clubhouse on the 14th.
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part, helped out and contributed to this year's Play in Pink Day.
The annual Play in Pink Day in aid of Breast Cancer Research took place at Wicklow Golf Club recently. The club went pink from bunting to clothing and everything in between.
The day consisted of ladies, men’s and junior Golf, Afternoon Tea, Raffle, Auction and social evening.
The club would like to thank all those that participated, sponsored, volunteered or helped in any way.
In 2017 we raised €4,875 for Breast Cancer Research.
In 2018 we raised €6,540 for Breast Cancer Research.
In 2019 we raised €7,225 for Breast Cancer Research.
Breast Cancer Facts:
𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗶𝗰𝗸𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗳 𝗖𝗹𝘂𝗯 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗯.
> Signs on all Bins to support Education to Staff/Members/Visitors
> New Compost Bins - Behind Bar for food waste and Coffee Waste. Additional Bin to support volume of food waste in Kitchen
> Large Green bins - 2 in the shed that should be used for recycling only for use by staff in bar and Catering
> New Large Green Plastic Bottle Bin - Located at the back of the 18th Green under Clubhouse Balcony. For use by Members and Visitors
> Other waste to be put into the bins provided beside the recycling bin
> Large Red bins in the shed - For General Waste and for use by Bar and Catering Staff
> 6 Glass Bottle bins - Located under Stairs to Restaurant and for use by Bar Staff
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽!
1. Hold onto your waste until you have completed your round
2. Place any recyclable materials in the bin at the back of the 18th
3. Place any other waste in the bin provided beside the recycling bin
A huge congratulations to Mark Doyle who has broken the long standing course record at Wicklow Golf Club during today's (7th July 2019) Monthly Medal.
He shot a 5 under par, 66 gross score which included nine 3's on the card with 6 birdies and an eagle. A fantastic round of golf, well done!