Tandragee Telegraph Edition 2

Course Report
Hollowcore and Topdressing of all greens will take place on Monday 7th March weather permitting and last for 2 days. The greens will be sanded and not looking or playing their best, so members please be patient, this work is essential so that we can play off good greens during the season.

Outgoing Captain’s Farewell Evening
Will take place on Saturday 26th February 2011. This event is open to all members and guests and there is no cover/door charge. I’m sure many of you will wish to attend and thank James Magee for his endeavours on behalf of the club over the last year or so. Entertainment on the evening will be provided by club member Colin Harney. As always BarBistro Nineteen will be on hand to provide your evening meal if you so wish!

Saturday Night is Fight Night!
Tandragee Golf Club will be hosting a special night of amateur boxing in the Manchester Lounge on Saturday 26th March 2011. This is a night not to be missed and a full house is expected to be there to see around 6 or 7 bouts. Full details on the evening’s entertainment will be published soon so stay tuned. Corporate tables (seating 10 persons) are currently being sold for £200, while individuals can purchase single tickets at £10. To book your table/seat please contact Billy Robinson on 02838 849 496

Help! Tandragee Needs a Graphic Designer…
To help improve the professionalism of our advertisements and promotional material. Anyone with such talents who is willing to donate the odd hour here and there is asked to contact Michael Lyons, Marketing Convener on 07949 518 551 [email protected]

Tandragee Competitions Update
The qualifying stage of the 2011 Johnston Shield, sponsored by Ulster Carpets Ltd is due to be completed on Saturday 26th February with the top 32 pairs going through to the match play stage. The draw for the match play will take place on Saturday 26th February at 6.00pm in the Manchester Bar.

This year’s fixture list will be published on Wednesday 23rd February, by popular demand a number of additional week day competitions have been added, it is hoped that they will be well supported. The first 18 hole competition of the year will be the St’ Patrick’s Day Men’s & Ladies Open Stableford on Thursday 17th March 2011. It is hoped to return to 18 hole competition the following weekend.

With the stretch in the evenings Wednesday night golf is nearly upon us, keep an eye on the notice board!

Competitions Convenor, Geoff Gray is presently looking for this year’s Team Captains, the positions of Senior Cowdy, Pierce Purcell and Jack Craig are yet to be filled and anyone wishing to take the challenge can contact Geoff. This year’s GUI Competitions:-

Jimmy Bruen Shield – Sun 1st May at Dungannon GC  H/Cap not less than 6 lowest combined not less than 17
Pierce Purcell – Sunday 8th May at Killymoon H/Cap not less than 12 combined not less than 27
Irish Senior Cup – Sunday 19th June at Concra Wood
Irish Junior Cup – Sunday 29th May at Lurgan H/Cap not less than 5
Ulster Cup – 1st rd on or before 2nd May against Antrim singles minimum H/Cap 10 the previous year.
Belfast and District Cup – 1st rd on or before 9th May against Lurgan singles max H/Cap 9 on the day
Barton Shield foursomes – Sunday 12th June at Tandragee
Fred Daly Trophy – 1st rd on or before 11th April against North West
Irish Junior Foursomes – Tuesday 2nd & Thursday 4th August at Cairndhu Under 18

Dympna’s Professional Prescription!
In the last issue of the Telegraph, Dympna Kennan the Club Professional at Tandragee told us that golf is a ‘contact’ sport and that we should consider our grips, our gloves and our shoe spikes as key elements of our equipment that need renewal every so often.

The shop can re-grip 9 irons from as little as £25 while if you are considering a few lessons to refresh your game for the new season, Dympna is doing 5 lessons for the price of 4!

Everyone knows if you look better on the course you automatically play better! To this end, the up to 50% sale continues if you fancy updating your gear!

Trolley Park Getting an Extension
The club’s trolley park is being extended to allow for an additional 20 spaces. Garfield Grimley has kindly agreed to donate his time to complete this work free of charge but we would like someone to sponsor the timber required for this project. It is estimated that £100 would cover this and anyone willing to sponsor it is asked to contact Garfield on 07860 305 588.

Have You a Tandragee Story to Tell?
The editorial team at the Telegraph would like to hear of your funny/interesting stories from the course this week. Did anyone fall into the lake on 18? Did anyone score an ace off a tree? If so, let us know contact Michael Lyons on 07949 518 551 or [email protected] and we’ll add it in!

We hope you have enjoyed this edition of the Tandragee Telegraph…remember of all of the hazards, fear is the worst!