At The Golf Club This Week

This Week’s Competitions


 Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May

18 Hole Stableford – Bearna Golf Championship event (GOY)

Sponsored by Hogan Motors Galway



 Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May

18 Hole Stableford (GOY)

Sponsored by Hogan Motors Galway

See Local Rules regarding playing conditions 

Hogan Motors



Seniors – STAGS

STAGS – Senior Tuesday Alliance Golf Society


Captain – Noel Curran 087 261 6924

Treasurer – Terry O’Flanagan 087 961 1659

Secretary – Denis Kiely 085 103 5583

Tee Times

The Senior Men play each Tuesday with the first tee reserved as follows.

November – December            10:00 – 10:50

January – February                 10:00 – 10:50

March – October                     9:32 – 10:28

Competitions are run over 9, 14 or 18 holes.

Annual Trip 2019

Annual away trip – Tuesday June 4th and Wednesday June 5th 2019 – Dundrum House Hotel and Golf Resort, Co. Tipperary

Included : 2 B&B, 2 Dinners, 2 Rounds of golf – All Single rooms

Price : €160

Deposit of €50 required to secure your spot – Pay deposit directly to Noel Curran

Other Events

Home and Away match versus Loughrea Golf Club

Annual 9 hole scramble with Ladies

Christmas Dinner – Golf, Dinner, Post dinner entertainment – A day not to be missed


Open to all Men affiliated to the Men’s Club who are 55 years of age or over

Annual subscription to STAGS is €10

Contact any of the officers for further details

Golfer of the Year standings as of May 21st 2019

Michael Commons         260
Denis Kiely                   256
Noel Curran                  239
Ray Ruane                    221
Dominic Burke               219

Standings are based on top 15 Stableford scores achieved during the calendar year.

Handicapping System

Players initially play off their club handicap as and when they play their first event of the year.

Subsequent Handicaps cuts are :

Winner of each weekly competition – Handicap reduced by 2
Runner-up and Third place in each weekly competition – Handicap reduced by 1

Spring League

The Spring League has concluded. Congratulations to the winning teams and the individual winners.

1st Portnoo 228pts

2nd Letterkenny 224 pts

Individual winners were : Tim Tarpey (81 pts) and Valerie Kiely (69 pts)

The Final Leaderboard information can be found below


Members Notices

Members Notices


The attention of all members and particularly beginners is drawn to the Rules of Golf – Section 1 regarding Courtesy and Priority on the Course and also Care of the Course. For insurance purposes members are required to register in the club house before commencing play.

Remember the three “R’s”; Replace Divots, Rake Bunkers and Repair Pitch marks.

No practising is allowed onto the greens. A person playing on his own may only play two balls.

All Competitions must start on the 1st Tee unless otherwise stated by the Committee.


Slow Play

Slow play spoils the enjoyment of other players. Please play at a rate/pace that will hold your place on the course and, if necessary, remind those playing with you to do the same. If you are holding up the players behind, you must speed up or allow them to play through.



Players whose names are on the ‘Timesheet’ have absolute right of way on the 1st Tee.



The use of GPS devices is permitted in all club competitions.

Junior/Student Members.

The policy for student members can be viewed in the club-house. Junior/Student members who are also members of the Mens/Ladies Clubs are not eligible to win the Captain’s or Lady Captain’s Prize, the Captain’s to Ladies Prize and the Lady Captain to Men’s Prize, President’s or Masters Prizes.


Standard of Dress

Neat dress is essential both on the course and in the Clubhouse.



Recipients of prizes that do not make provision to collect their prize on the Presentation night will forfeit the prize.


Captain’s, President’s Prizes

The winner must have played at least 4 qualifying competitions in Bearna in the current year – 2019.


See the notice board for detailed conditions of competitions.


Lady Golfer of the Year and Most Improved Golfer – Rules

Ladies Golfer of the Year
Kindly Sponsored by Breda Barry


2018 Bearna GC Lady Golfer of the Year

The points awarded for the Golfer of the Year competition are allocated for the Top 10 net scores in each of the designated competitions.
The events are:
• All 18 hole qualifying competitions in Bearna Golf & Country Club held between January 1st 2018 and September 16th 2018 inclusive.
• Lady Captain’s Prize, Captains Prize to Ladies, President’s Prize & Masters (double points)

Points will be allocated as follows:
18 Hole Singles Competition (as above)
1st 12 points
2nd 10 points
3rd 8 points
4th to 10th: 7,6,5,4,3,2 and 1 point respectively

Please Note – There are no allocated points towards GOY for the winners/runners up of the club singles match play.

The person with the highest number of points at the end of the year will be deemed to be the winner of Golfer of the Year. The winner will be awarded the GOY prize and will be entitled to park in the Ladies GOY parking space for the 2019 golf season.
In the event of a tie for first place an 18 hole singles stableford competition will decide the winner.


Most Improved Lady Golfer
(Kindly sponsored by Mary Wyer)

The golfer who, in the opinion of the Ladies Committee has demonstrated the most significant progress over the course of the season (January 1st 2018 until October 1st 2018). Consideration will be given to the number of shots lost and the player’s handicap category.