The golfing season is now well underway at Dunfanaghy and our course is in fantastic condition. Golf Ireland inter-club tournaments will be commencing in the next couple of weeks and we wish all our teams well.
As many of you will be aware, Geraldine has joined the staff of the Club and will be working alongside Mary in the shop and office. Please make a point of introducing yourselves and we wish Geraldine every success in her new role.
We are very excited to announce that “Michael Angelo” have taken over the bar and catering service at the Club. The boys have developed a superb reputation for the quality of their food in the past 3 years at Portnoo and we are very lucky to have them. You will not be disappointed by the quality of their cuisine. So please give Mick, Angelo & their team your support.
As you are all aware, members were not charged a social levy this year. However many members have retained a positive balance on their Smart cards through unspent money last year or through monies earned from competitions.
Unfortunately it is not possible for Smart cards to be used at present for purchases of food or drink at the bar. The IT system used by Michael Angelo is not compatible with the Club’s antiquated IT set up. We are in the process of upgrading the Club’s IT system and we hope that the issue with Smart cards will be addressed in the coming weeks. Members can still use their Smart cards to enter competitions and make purchases in the shop. Smart card balances can also be used to offset members’ subs for next year. In the meantime purchases at the bar (food & drink) can be made using credit/debit cards. If you are lucky enough to win a monetary prize in a Club competition, you can receive a “GUI” voucher rather than having your Smart cards topped up. If you wish to avail of this option please let Mary or Geraldine know.
Finally we have a reciprocal arrangement with our neighbours at Cloughaneely Golf Club for reduced entry to their weekly open competitions (€10 for 9 holes; €15 for 18 holes). So if you want to experience a challenging parkland course nearby, Cloughaneely Golf Club in Falcarragh would be a great choice.
This summer is going to be a belter at Dunfanaghy Golf Club. Let’s enjoy it.
Bill & Paula