Tandragee Telegraph Edition 11

First 400 Club Draw Announced!
The first draw for the new 400 Club will take place on Saturday 24th September at the Big Band night! Tickets for that evening’s entertainment (PM Big Band) are now available at £10 each.

The first draw is a big one – it’s for the 5 day holiday for 2 people in Boston USA this Autumn, including flights, accommodation and spending money! If you haven’t yet got your 400 Club draw ticket time is running out so get one soon to be in with a chance of the first big prize!  

This weekend’s Bar Promotions
The £2.50 a pint promotion continues this weekend for the following TV sports events: 

– Saturday 3rd Sept   3pm – 5pm Scotland V Czech Rebublic
– Sunday   4th Sept    3pm –  5pm Hamilton V Morton

The premiership is having a week off due to International fixtures and if Hamilton v Morton doesn’t float your boat, well Rory is up with the leaders at the Omega European Masters event so get in for that instead! Also listen up for the new ‘Happy Hour’ bell it could sound at any time!!

September Events at Tandragee
– Sat 17th, NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NIGHT, tickets cost £25 per head, this includes 5 course meal and entertainment.  The menu can be viewed here.
– Fri 23rd , CHARITY QUIZ NIGHT, £2.50 per head all proceeds to the Children’s Kidney Fund for Northern Ireland.
– Sat 24th, PM BIG BAND dancing  9pm-1am tickets now on sale at Bar or Office £10 per head. Also 400 Club Draw!   

Reduced Membership Bonanza!
We are currently offering reduced membership from now until the end of the season (End of Jan). The full 7 day membership is on offer this month to Males at £217 and Females at £158. Anyone interested should contact Alan or Ashley in the office on 02838 841272 (option 1).

New Direct Debit Membership Scheme Launched
Just last week the club announced details of the new Monthly Payment Scheme (MPS). The scheme will allow members to pay for their 2012 golf subscriptions and any other appropriate fees by monthly direct debit. The scheme has the following benefits:

– 10 Easy monthly payments (October 2011-July2012)
– No interest of administration fees  
– No one-off subscription bill or demand 
– Assists with club cashflow  
– Managed and administered by the club

This should be of interest to existing Fairway Credit customers who currently pay a 6.1% interest fee (currently £37 on a standard male subscription). Members interested in joining the scheme are asked to contact Alan Hewitt or Ashley Stewart as soon as possible in the club office either in person, by telephone 02838 841 272  (option 1)  or via e-mail [email protected] .  Direct Debit forms can be downloaded here.  We hope you will support this new scheme.

Trolley Store Notice
We would like to inform users of the electric golf trolley that the Club’s Trolley Store does not extend to the pond at the 4th green. We feel that there is ample space on the fairways of Tandragee and that members who play the course 3 times a week should appreciate the vast open spaces in which to guide their trolley!!!

Tandragee Team News
The Sam Rutherford team is the only one going at present with 2nd leg of semi –final against Lisburn on Sunday 4th September tee off 3.30 pm. There’s only one hole in the match from away leg so still very finely balanced. All support welcome. Our Seniors have won the MUSA match play trophy for the 4th year in a row beating Lisburn at home 4 nil . Also the Seniors are still leading the MUSA Alliance table with two more matches to go.

Course Report
Head Greenkeeper Eugene is back in charge following his summer break. He was more than pleased with the condition of the Course and the work carried out during his absence.  All systems are go to prepare the Course for Presidents Day. We wish John and Violet all the best for the Big Day. Over the next 4 weeks the staff will be kept busy Verti Draining all tees, fairways and greens including the “walk off ” areas in preparation for the Winter. The course has recently been GPS mapped and will be available soon on the ‘Sky Caddie’ device.

A few complaints have been received about lack of etiquette shown to Golfers by Greenstaff especially around greens. We have spoken to the Staff concerned and expect an immediate improvement.  Happy golfing and remember it is only 6 weeks to the Winter League starts.

Promote Your Business at Tandragee for £20!
Thanks to an idea submitted by one of our members we are delighted to offer a new promotional opportunity to our members. We are installing 2 new promotional business card racks to allow members who wish to have their business cards on display. The racks will be in 2 different locations in the club and for a fee of £20 you can have your cards on display in BOTH locations! Anyone interested is welcome to add their cards to the racks once they are in situ and pop their payment into Ashley or Alan in the office.

Other Suggestions
Some of you may have noticed that we have a new suggestion box situated on the first floor outside the bar/lounge. We would encourage you to pop any suggestions you may have into the box and they will be forwarded onto the relevant staff/council member for consideration. Thank you to those who have already made suggestions, your notes have been passed on!

Viva Barca!
Congratulations to Jennifer Warren (daughter of Captain Leslie) who was the winner of the last 400 Club draw holiday. Jennifer won a weekend for 2 in Barcelona and took her friend Sarah along for the ride! They are pictured here > enjoying a ‘soda’ while shopping on the famous Las Ramblas. Commenting on her trip Jenny said “The hotel was in a brilliant location, on a side street half way up Las Ramblas so everything was within walking distance (the port, the beach, the shops etc). We took the Barcelona bus tour and went to Parc Guell designed by Antoni Gaudi and the Salvador Dali art exhibition in the Gothic Quarter. We had dinner at the port both nights so got to sample some fresh seafood which was really nice. All in all it was a very enjoyable trip. Everything went according to plan and I would like to thank Tandragee Golf Club and the 400 Club Sponsor Sam Curran (from Innovative Leisure Solutions Ltd.) for a wonderful weekend!”

Nice to see you, to see you nice!
We would like to welcome new members this month – Richard Coburn, Philip Cowan, Christopher Diamond, Jason Gibson, Andrew Heasley, Jordan Leckey, Philip Lyle, Brendan McCartan, Peter McComiskey, Stuart McKenzie, Paul Megarity and Christopher Minnis. Welcome to Tandragee Guys.

Winter League Already?
Winter League starts on 8th October. Team captains are required please put your name forward!

Christmas Party Nights at Tandragee
Also Have a Ball at Tandragee Golf Club with our Christmas Party Nite Programme, Traditional Christmas Fayre and Dancing to Cover-Up.  Dates: –  Friday 16th December, Saturday 17th December and Friday 23rd December. 

And Finally for this Edition
A big note of thanks to Gareth Hunter who responded to our SoS for some help with the club’s website. Gareth has been hammering away and updating much of the online content and we should be bang up-to-date very soon. You can check out his handy-work at www.tandragee.co.uk Thanks Gareth, your help here is much appreciated!