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Green Maintenance

We will be undertaking green maintenance on Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th September. This will involve hollowing coring all 19 greens and then top dressing with sand. This is essential maintenance and unfortunately there is no way around this.
This will mean temporary greens will be in play on Wednesday & Thursday and potentially if it runs over then on Friday 10th also. This will affect the Wednesday 8th club competition so you may not want to run a qualifier that day. The full greens will be back in play on Saturday 11th as normal so there will be no effect to the weekend competitions.
I have put messages on the BRS timesheet for both days to inform all members that the course will be on temporary greens. The week before the maintenance I will also send out email messages to make all members aware. If the weather is not permitting and heavy rains come in, we will have to cancel the works if this is the case, I will make you aware straight away. But fingers crossed the sun will remain out.
If you have any questions, then please just get in touch.
Many Thanks
Allen Park
Craig Fullerton
Assistant Manager

Barton Shield team Progress to Third Round

Our Barton Shield team, captained by Mark Moore, won away to Ballybofey/Stranorlar on Sunday 27th June.

Both pairs won their matches, so congratulations to Adrian Burns/Ewan Smillie and Paul Brammeld/Iain Ross.

The team are on their travels again to Gweedore in the 3rd round and we wish them good luck.


This Sunday, 4th July our Fred Perry and Irish Mixed teams are in action at Allen Park.  Good luck to both teams and I am sure they would welcome all the support they can get.

Captain’s Day Results (26/6/2021)

Antrim Golf Club
Captain’s Day
26 June 2021
Stableford – Whites – 18 Holes

Overall Winner
Kevin McCafferty (41)
2nd Place
Norman Bowman (40)
3rd Place
Chris Smart (40)
Best Gross
Pearse OBoyle (77 Strokes )
Low Section
Tony Hughes (39)
Low Section Runner-Up
Keith McCullough (37)
High Section
Liam Connolly (38)
High Section Runner-Up
Philip McCann (38)
Raymond Marks (37)
Past Presidents Prize
Joe Dunne (36)
Past Captains Prize
William Clelland (32)
Ladies Prize
Pat Calvert (35)
Front Nine
Derek Breet (21)
Back Nine
David Symington (23)
Longest Drive
Michael Clarke
Nearest The Pin
Jonathan Stroud
Putting Competition
Male Visitor Prize
John Rock (35)
£8.00 voucher each
S Bell, J Dunne, D Lyle, P McCann, R McNeill, S Smart, E Smillie,
J Stroud V Watson Jnr.

Clubhouse Notice Boards and Captain’s Day Update

Now that the Clubhouse is open again, members, old and new, should acquaint themselves with the various notices regarding Club Rules and Regulations, Fixture List, Inter-Club team information, WHS handicap conversion information etc. that can be found on the various notice boards.

We will still be sending out some information by email but will also post notices on the boards as we did pre Covid.

I would also remind members of the requirement of having played at least 4 qualifying competitions to take part in Captain’s Day.

14. To be eligible to play on Captain’s Day, Members must have returned a card from at least four handicap qualifying competitions prior to Captain’s Day.

To be eligible to play on President’s Day, Members must have returned a card from at least eight handicap qualifying competitions prior to President’s Day.

Also regarding Captain’s Day, members should ensure that they have ample funds in their competition accounts.

As previously mentioned the cost of the Captain’s Day competition will be £7.00 (this includes a complimentary burger at the 10th tee box. Other refreshments may also be available at the members own cost).

There will be a Starter, who will check off members before they go out to play and issue each member with a ticket that they must exchange for the burger.

It has also been decided that for this year, due to continuing Covid restrictions, the Prize presentations will take place the following Saturday (3rd July) at 4.00pm. Hopefully this will allow for a full turnout of prize winners.

Important Information to Members

After 2 weeks of trawling through ineligible cards without any detail of players names, dates, competition and handicaps written in, it is with regret that from this Saturday (15th), all incomplete cards without the correct information will result in the members being disqualified from the competition.
Any member who fails to return a score into the website before 9pm on the day of the competition, WILL be suspended the same day the following weekend. All scores must be returned whether completed or not.
Thanks to the members who actually did read Kenny Lee’s email on how to fill a card in correctly. It’s not complicated, so let’s get it right moving forward.
Victor Watson
M&H Secretary

Captain’s Drive In

The first main competition of the year was held on Saturday, 1st May.  The Captain’s Drive In.

The course was in excellent condition and the weather stayed fine for most of the day.

Below is the Captain, David Glass pictured with some of the competitors.

Overall Winner                  Geoffrey McNeill (43 points)

Best Stroke                          Pearse O’Boyle (73 strokes)

Low Section                         Stephen Bell (39 points)

Middle Section                   James McNeill (42 points)

High Section                        Barry Shaw (43 points)

Senior                                     David Lyttle (42 points)

IMPORTANT NOTICE re Personal Golfer’s Insurance

Dear Member,

The Club has just been informed that Aon, the company that provided our Personal Golfer’s Insurance will no longer be providing that policy.

Therefore as of yesterday, 1st April, you no longer have this cover. (Stolen clubs, Hole in One bar bill, certain payments for injuries etc.)

The Club will be looking into getting another provider, if possible, but there appear to be few companies that provide a blanket cover for all club members as Aon did.

Our search has been hampered by the Easter holidays, with companies already contacted, off until Tuesday.

If we cannot get cover for all members, it will be necessary for members to purchase their own insurance individually.

I apologise for the late notice but I only received this information after I was able to obtain the Club’s post yesterday when the Centre reopened.

I will keep you updated when I get further information.

Yours faithfully,



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