Ukrainian Fundraiser

At the recent drive-in we ran a raffle to support the GOAL Ukrainian Emergency appeal.

In total we raised €1270 on the day. Padraig Harrington has generously matched all the money raised with a contribution of his own. See the attached tweets from Padraig and the reply from Captain Terry acknowleging the Bearna contribution to this worthy cause.

Open Day Fixtures 2022

Bearna Golf Club Open Days Fixtures and Results – 2022

April 18th

1st Padraic Kelly (28) 41pts (Connemara Isles) MAVRIK DRIVER

2nd Mark White (27) 40 pts MAVRIK HYBRID

3rd Tom Flaherty (14) 39 pts (back 9) WILSON PUTTER

4th Aidan McNamara (13) 39 pts (back 9) GLENMUIR JUMPER

5th Mark McCarthy (10) 39 pts GLENMUIR POLO SHIRT

Best Lady’s Score Bridie McNamara (24) 38 pts GLENMUIR JUMPER

6th David Walsh (10) 38 pts GOLF LESSON VOUCHER (with Geoff Kelly)

7th Peter Keenan (20) 38 pts DOZEN SEED GOLF BALLS

8th Michael Keane (17) 37 pts (back 9) GORSE BAR & RESTAURANT VOUCHER

Longest Drive
Ladies Tara Cunningham PROSHOP VOUCHER
Men    David Cunningham (Galway) PROSHOP VOUCHER

Nearest the Pin
Ladies Yvonne Flaherty PROSHOP VOUCHER

May 2nd

June 6th

Sept 23-25 

Hazel and Tanya fundraising presentation

Presentation of fundraising cheque to Professor Sean Dineen on behalf of Bearna Members.

Present were : Tim Tarpey, Siobhan Hunt, Professor Sean Dineen, Niamh Lyddy-Collins and Mike Gavin

Lady Golfer of the Year Rules

2021 Ladies 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 Competitions in Bearna Golf & Country Club held betweenMay 14th 2021 until 19th September 2021 inclusive.

Points will be allocated as follows:

  • 18 Hole Singles Competition (apart from Majors)
    • 1st     12 points
    • 2nd    10 points
    • 3rd       8 points
    • 4th to 10th: 7,6,5,4,3,2 and 1 point respectively
  • Major competitions (Lady Captain’s Prize, Captain’s Prize to Ladies, President’s Prize and Directors prize)
    • 5 times the above point structure e.g. 1st place in Lady Captain’s gets 18 points and so on

Please Note – there are no allocated points towards GOY for the winners/runners up of the ladies club singles matchplay.

Each player will have their points from their best 12 events over the year added together

The person with the highest number of points 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 2022 golf season.

In the event of a tie for first place an 18 Hole singles stableford competition will decide the winner.

May 2021

Bearna Golf Club – 25th Anniversary

In 2021 Bearna Golf Club will celebrate its 25th Anniversary. The first Drive-in was held on the 31st March 1996 with men’s Captain Richard Hughes and Lady Captain Liz Neville doing the honours.

The above photograph is of the members waiting to play in the scramble after the drive-in. Note, that even in those days the current wooden cabins had not arrived and that the current clubhouse was a building site. 

During the year the Men’s and Ladies Committee’s will be organising various events to celebrate the occasion. It is planned to publish a brief history of the club, arrange special competitions and to commemorate the occasion in many other ways. Any inputs or suggestions from members would be gratefully accepted.  If any members have any memorabilia that they believe might be interesting, please send details to John Collins at

So here’s to an exciting year in 2021.

Seniors – STAGS

STAGS – Senior Tuesday Alliance Golf Society


Captain – Denis Kiely 085 103 5583

Treasurer – Terry O’Flanagan 087 961 1659

Committee  – PJ Kavanagh 086 907 7291

Tee Times

The Senior Men play each Tuesday with the first tee reserved from 09:16 to 10:20

Competitions are run over 9, 14 or 18 holes depending on time of year and weather conditions

Annual Trip

         Annual away trip – May 31st, 1st and 2nd June 2023

            Golf at Headfort GC.

May 31st Headfort Old Course, June 1st Headfort New Course

       2 nights B&B and 2 dinners in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co. Meath


2 Golf, 2 B&B and 2 dinners  : €329

To secure your place a deposit of €50 must be paid before 28th February

Pay deposit directly to Denis Kiely

Other Events

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

Handicapping System

Winter Conditions.

Players play off their course handicap. 

Penalties are applied as follows: Winner of each weekly competition receives 2 penalty points
The remaining prize winners in each weekly competition receives 1 penalty point

Penalties will apply only for the winter months. 

Summer Conditions.

A qualifying Seniors competition will be set up on the computer. As is the case with the weekend club competition, each player will play off 95% of their Course Handicap. All scores will be uploaded to the WHS (World Handicapping System) at the end of each competition.

Since a player’s Handicap Index may reduce or increase based on the scores returned, no additional penalties will applied during the summer months.

Golfer of the Year


Standings are based on the top 15 Stableford scores achieved during the calendar year. Any scores outside the top 15 are discarded for the the purposes of calculating the final GOY standings.