Irish Fourball & Ulster Cup teams going well.

The Ulster Cup team beat Tempo 5-2 at home on 22/05/17 overall score 8½ to 5½ to reach the 3rd round. The next game will be Malone home in the 1st leg by 19th June. Visit their website >>Malone Golf

The 4 ball team have a game via Donegal Murvagh — Visit their website >>Murvagh

Manor Captain 2017

Happy Easter to all members and staff at the club.

Thanks for all your kind messages on the recent passing of my mother in law. Very much appreciated.

Time, please: GUI lead mission for pace control

Time, please: GUI lead mission for pace control

Pace of play is the focus of a new campaign from the Golfing Union of Ireland which aims to get players moving more efficiently around the golf course.A common complaint among club golfers, the GUI is taking the lead on the thorny issue of slow play. During a week-long awareness campaign, the Union will highlight practical steps that clubs and players can take.

Last year, the GUI lead by example when ‘Ready Golf’ was introduced during round two of the AIG Irish Close Championship at Ballyliffin. Ready Golf – a term to indicate that players should play when they are ready to do so providing it is safe to do so, rather than adhering strictly to the ‘farthest from the hole plays first’ stipulation – saw round-times reduced by an average of 45 minutes.As well as endorsing Ready Golf, the GUI have made use of forward tees and central hole locations to give players every opportunity to play as quickly as possible at their championships.Although it seems like slow play is a modern phenomenon, history says otherwise. A report from the South of Ireland Amateur Championship of 1966, published by The Irish Times, reveals that players were taking up to five and a half hours to get around the course.In response to complaints about pace of play in the modern game, The R&A undertook an extensive international survey of golfers and hosted a special conference at St Andrews entitled: Time for Golf. Professionals and administrators involved in golf at all levels were invited to the conference, which helped to bring about an official manual on the subject.

Research on pace of play has shown that overcrowding is the most common cause of rounds taking longer than necessary. Starting intervals should be as wide as possible – eight minutes for two balls and up to 12 minutes for four balls.
For players, Ready Golf is a common sense approach that will ensure the game flows as smoothly as possible. For example, shorter hitters play first from the tee or fairway if longer hitters have to wait.
The majority of golfers report that they would enjoy the game more if it took less time to play. More to the point, there are few players who enjoy playing slowly. Pace of play affects clubs when it comes to securing repeat business and retention of members.
There are a variety of reasons for wanting to improve pace of play and there are a number of ways of achieving this goal. The GUI’s latest campaign will educate players and clubs alike.


Manor 2016 Weekend away

On Friday August 19th thirteen golfers headed off to Farnham Estate Golf and Spa Resort with two more joining us on the Saturday morning.
The weather on Saturday was not very nice, but upon the advice of the Pro, Gavin, we delayed our start for over an hour. This was sound advice and thankfully we avoided the worst of the rain. The course itself was very playable; wide fairways, excellent greens, and not much water hazards, however it was quite wet which made it very long for the shorter hitters. The use of buggies was essential as the course was very long with long walks between the tee boxes.
Our evening meal was booked for Saturday. The general manager welcomed us before the meal started which was a kind gesture. The menu was very good and the service without fault –it is safe to say that everyone was satisfied with both food and portion size.
Sunday rolled on with the same weather as Saturday; not great initially, but it warmed up into a lovely day. Unfortunately, our luck only stretched so far as we were unable to play the 18th either day without rain.
The presentation took place afterwards in the club with soup and sandwiches served on the side. Congratulations to all the winners.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and from the feedback so did all who attended.
I spoke to Andrew Phelan, the general manager, who said he would offer us the same deal for next year, and Gavin also confirmed golf and buggies for the same rate – something to think about

Results Overall Winner : Eddie O’Kane  Second: Chris Darragh

SATURDAY – Winner – Benny O’Boyle Second – Nicholas Martin,  —-Back Nine – Eugene Cassidy, Front Nine – Stephen Wylie Longest drive – Chris Hasson Nearest the pin – Colin Elliot
SUNDAY   – Winner – Chris Hasson, Second – Noel McCann, — Back Nine – John Keane, Front Nine – Dessie Gray, Longest drive – Dessie Gray , Nearest the pin – Patrick McMullan

Captians Day 2016

Captains day

Club winners 2016

Benny o’Boyle wins the singles for 2016 in  a close run game by one.

Jeff Marks & Eddie O’Kane – are the winners of the club pairs for 2016.