RETURN TO GOLF – The course will re-open to play on Monday 26/4/21. There are some restrictions laid down by Sport Ireland which the club has no choice but to comply with, the two most notable being that in the short term, there will be no competitions organised by the club, and only members of 2 households can play together in a group. The other restrictions are generally those that were in operation last year – adaptations to the hole, all golf to be booked online etc. Golf Ireland has issued a “Return to Play” protocol, see the link below, which sets out the conditions in full. https://static.clubhouse.golfireland.ie/clubs/1000/uploads/files/club_support/gi_livingwithcovidroi_apr02.pdf
COURSE WORKS – Some great work has been done at the course in the past few weeks – the greens have been hollow cored, we are putting in a practice net, the air and water hoses are being moved to a safer location and, most visibly, a lot of branches have been trimmed from several overgrown trees around the course.
MEMBERSHIP – Membership fees are now due, the list of fees is available on our website, www.boylegolfclub.com. Fees are the same as 2020, just check the list for your correct fee this year, e.g if you have moved from first-year beginner to second-year beginner. Our bank account details are IBAN IE59 BOFI 905328 22439700 (for those who pay by online banking), cheques can be sent to the offices of Vincent and Lorcan Egan, Elphin Street, Boyle.
For all who have paid membership, we will be posting out an acknowledgment to distance members. Local members can pick up their membership sticker etc from the offices of Vincent and Lorcan Egan ( as above). The club has no paid employees on the administrative side, this move is to make things easier from a volunteer point of view and to reduce the club’s postal costs.
TOM CALLAN – The club expresses condolences to Rosemary and the Callan family on the death of Tom in recent weeks. Tom was a great supporter of Boyle Golf Club for several decades and served the club in numerous capacities including as Treasurer in the 1950s, two stints as Captain in 1959 and 1976 and as President in 1990. Tom’s father Christopher had also served as Captain in the 1940s. He was also instrumental in the biggest development in the club’s history, the move from the old course in Warren to its current location in Knockadoobrusna in 1970. Tom maintained an interest in club affairs all the years and was a valued source of information for the book chronicling the history of the club that was written for the club’s centenary year in 2011.