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Latest News from Leixlip GAA Golf Society
Leixlip GAA Golf Society
Singles Matchplay 2021
Entry fee to play (€10, agreed at AGM)
All fees collected will go towards a venue for the final, a meal for the finalists and prizes.
The H/C that applies for each round will be the Society H/C as specified for each round.
Matches will be played in accordance with the rules of golf for singles matchplay.
In accordance with Golf Ireland WHS recommendation the full difference between players handicaps will be allowed up to the Society maximum handicap of 36 (bonus points will not apply). Lowest goes to 0 and opponent gets full difference starting on lowest index hole. Holes are won or lost based on net score. The player who wins most holes wins the match.
Matches should be played as singles matchplay separate from outings. However, if both players agree to play a match in conjunction with an outing it can only be played in Stableford format (i.e. matchplay is not allowed).
o The best total Stableford score for the round will win the match
o In the event of a tie the winner will be decided by a count back in the usual way (B9, B6 etc). If still tied the winner will be decided by the toss of a coin.
Draw: Players are drawn randomly. As there are 10 participants, 6 players get a bye (first 6 drawn) into the 2nd round and 4 others play in Round 1. The first name drawn can nominate the course for that match and is obliged to make initial contact with his opponent (Note, it’s both players responsibility to arrange the match). A separate draw will be made for each round. The venue for the final will be agreed by the finalists and if not will be decided by the Society Committee.
Round 1. Played by 17th July (4 weeks)
Handicaps after Tulfarris outing apply (19th June)
Round 2. Q’final, Played by 13th Aug, Lucan outing. (4 weeks) Handicaps after Tulfarris outing also apply.
(Bye to R2) Aidan Ryan
Aidan Ryan V’s
(Bye to R2) Eddie Murphy
(Bye to R2) Alan Murphy
Sean Graham V’s
(Bye to R2) Sean Graham
(Bye to R2) Craig Stoker
Joe McNamee V’s
(Bye to R2) Joe McNamee
Tom Melville or Richie Mooney
Tom Melville V’s Richie Mooney
Eddie Murphy V’s
P J Forde V’s Diarmaid Shinnors
P J Forde or Diarmaid Shinnors
First named can nominate venue and should contact opponent to arrange match
Semi-final. Played by 17th Sept, ( 5 weeks) Handicaps after Lucan outing apply (new draw)
Final. Played by 16th Oct (4 weeks) Handicaps after Lucan outing also apply
Joe McNamee (singles match play co-ordinator)
Sat 19th JUNE Tulfarris 10.00
Sat 24th JULY Carton 1.30
FRI 13th AUGUST LUCAN 12.45
SAT 25TH SEPTEMBER PALMERSTOWN HOUSE 13.00
SAT 16TH OCTOBER KILCOCK 11.00
sat 28th March 09.45 Corballis
Sat 25th April 09.30 Elm Green
Fri 15th May 12.00 Concra Woods Weekend Away
Sat 16 th May 12.00 Mannan Castle Weekend Away
Sat 27th June 09.45 Tulfarris Captains Day
Sat 25th July 11.45 Lisheen Springs
Fri 21st August 14.30 Lucan Presidents Day
Sat 26th September 10.45 ST Margarets
Sat 24th October Kilcock Ronnie King Cup
|1st Class 1||PJ O’Connor||36||14|
|1st Class 2||Matt Ryan||39||18|
|1st Class 3||PJ Forde||35||36|
|1st Class 1||Mick Mulligan||34||13|
|1st Class 2||Billy Fox||37||20|
|1st Class 3||Martin Kernaghan||31||33|
|PJ O’ Connor|
|Visitor||Seán Ó Laoire||31||17|
Handicap system (approved at 2018 AGM)
The purpose of the handicap system in Leixlip GAA Golf Society is to attempt to give every member a reasonable chance of winning a prize. In particular it is designed to reduce the chances of any member winning multiple prizes.
At the start of the year 2019 all current Society handicaps will be rounded to the nearest whole number. All existing members will then receive a bonus of 5 Stableford points added to their 2019 starting Society Handicaps.
Handicap Cuts for prize winners (usual outings including the Presidents):
9’s and subsequent prizes (excluding nearest pin, longest drive, etc) Cuts 3 1 No cuts but no shots back
Captains Outing Prize 1st overall 2nd 3rd 1st Class 9’s & other Class prizes only Cuts 4 2 1 1 No cuts but no shots back
Any player who wins 1st prize overall twice (or more) in a calendar year will be cut an additional 1 shot. Every player who plays and returns a card and does not win a prize will receive 1 shot (or bonus point) back up to a maximum handicap of 36 When a player reaches the maximum handicap of 36 they will then receive Bonus points as appropriate. Subsequent cuts (for winning) will be off the bonus points until the player reaches a h/c of 36. Any player who wins any prize, except 1st overall, with a score of less than 30 points will not be cut but will not receive a shot (or bonus point) back. The week-end away competition will not be included as a normal outing i.e. there will be no cuts or shots/bonus points back. The Executive Committee will review the operation of the handicaps system during the year and are authorised to correct any unforeseen anomalies. In addition they can adjust handicaps as they consider necessary, for example, if a player returns an exceptionally high score their h/c may be cut (in additional to any cuts received for winning a prize) or if a player receives 5 or more shots/bonus points consecutively their handicap might be increased.
Leixlip GAA Golf Society
Bonus Points: When deciding on Ties bonus points will be allocated as follows: Back 9 score: 1/2 of the bonus points (exact to 1 decimal point) Back 6 score: 1/3 of the bonus points (exact to 1 decimal point) Back 3 score: 1/6 of the bonus points (exact to 1 decimal point) Back 1 score: 1/18 of the bonus points (exact to 1 decimal point). e.g. Player a. score 36 SF points off h/c of 18 Player b. score 34 SF points off h/c 36 + 2 bonus points = Score 36 SF points. Back Nine: Player a: 17 SF points Player b: 17 SF points + 1 bonus point = 18 SF points so Player b. wins.
Prizes: If 12 or less members playing on the day: 1st Overall and 1st Class 1 and 1st Class 2. Class 1 and 2 will be determined on the day so as to try and give equal numbers in each class. If there are an odd number of cards or players have the same handicap a player will be allocated a Class based on drawing cards.
If 13 or more members playing on the day: 1st Overall and 1st Class 1, 1st Class 2 and 1st Class 3. Note. the Committee may decide to have only 2 Class prizes, eg if only 13 members attend.
Singles Matchplay (Entry fee to play:- (€10, agreed at AGM) All fees collected will be used to pay for a venue for the final, a meal for the finalists and prizes. The H/C that applies for each round will be the Society H/C as applying at the time the draw is made for each round. The H/C that applies for the final will be decided by the Society Committee when the finalists are announced. Matches will be played in accordance with the rules of golf for singles matchplay. In accordance with CONGU recommendation’s the full difference between players handicaps will be allowed but the maximum handicap will be 36 (bonus points will not count). Any matches played in conjunction with an outing will be played in Stableford format (i.e. matchplay is not allowed). o Both players will be paired together if possible. o The best total Stableford score for the round will win the match o In the event of a tie the winner will be decided by a count back in the usual way (B9, B6 etc). If still tied the winner will be decided by the toss of a coin.
SAT 23rd March 9.00 Corballis
Sat 13th April 10.00 Grangecastle
Fri 24th May Mt Juliet
Sat 24th May Kilkenny
Sat 15th June 1.00 Palmerstown House Captains Day
Fri 26th July 2.00 Hermitage
Sat 17th August 11.00 Castleknock
Sat 7th September 10.00 Curragh
Sat 19th October 11.00 Kilcock
|1st Class 1||Mick Mulligan||29||9|
|1st Class 2||Brendan Maher||27||13|
|1st Class 3||Seán Graham||29||27|
|Visitor’s prize||Seán Ó Laoire||34||16|
|Nearest the Pin||Mick Cronin|
|1st Class 1||Matt Ryan(c.b.)||24||13|
|1st Class 2||Mark O’Kane||22||20|
|Nearest the pin||Mick Cronin|