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Boards Golf Society 2022

  • 09-11-2021 7:00pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 18,683 ✭✭✭✭ FixdePitchmark


    Boards Golf Society 2022 (Captains Intro)

    So, we are off again. After a tough few year for the society and for the captains, I’d like to kick off the year by congratulating the past captains and the committee for keeping the Boards Golfers, on the road, sane, connected and looking out for each other.

    I’ve been on the forum 10 years now – and I have had an incredible time, meeting people with a common interest – that you would simply not find easily in the offline world. When you meet people in this society – you suddenly know golfers who will travel, who will play winter golf, who will have information and knowledge about our wonderful game and this stunning golfing Island. They will also be with you when you have the golf days of your life. You will seriously improve as a golfer. But more importantly, you can grow and learn about people, places and the things you don’t know about.

    It is a running joke in the Society, how I have never won an outing – basically, my handicap collapsed in the first few outings I signed up – and I have struggled to compete ever since. But maybe this year, I can pull one off with WHS 🙂.

    I do have some targets / themes for the year.

    1)    I want to acknowledge the contribution of the committee and captains. I seriously underestimated what is involved in the background – the dedication is incredible, and I want to thank them for the help so far – I will come up with something during the year to acknowledge them.

    2)    I want the society to be serious about our golf, at all standards – but more importantly, to be fun, cooperative and have a relaxed welcoming atmosphere (as per the charter). There will of course be the odd debate, disagreement and fall out – but I would like to remind people, that life is short, enjoy your game – but try remember, people are volunteers on time off work / life and out to have a great day. (And I will have to abide by this myself, so pull me up if needed).

    3)    I’m a silly prodigious poster – but there is concern in the society about the move away from the forum – we seriously enjoy reading about the day, the courses, the winners, the losers, the funny moments, the drive down unknown lanes, the Irish hedge rows in full growth, the beer the night before, the anticipation, the weather, the feeling of satisfaction after it all. Keep up the posting – it fundamentally is part of this society and will be this year.

    4)    The forum is an anonymous space – and that provides fantastic freedom for people. But – when you start playing golf with people, we need honesty in the society. By this I mean, when you say you are going, you are going, if you can’t go, it should only be an emergency, try being organized and on time (I’m no angel) – just show respect for the organizers, the club and your playing partners.

    5)    And finally, most importantly – Have fun, enjoy the day, try hang around and get to know people, be as sound as you can and try not throw the clubs around. I will be organizing a few socials – so try make them. I’m not as cranky as I come across on here (lol)


    I'll now post a few more posts - with the various aspects and plans. (typical Fix - use 1000 words when you can do it in 50 😆) .

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  • Congratulations and welcome to the family Fix 😁 you're stuck with us for life now!!!

    Its great to see your commitment from the off, and well done on pulling together a great, balanced list of courses.

    It's been a tough couple if years, but the society has battled through it all..it is great to have kept so many familiar faces engaged, and hopefully we can bring a few more faces back and welcome in some more new blood.

    We've had some new members come in and get stuck in straight off the bat.

    Yes, we are a bunch of weirdos off the internet, but we love our golf, and I've got great memories from all my years with the society.

    Looking forward to an entertaining year from our Captain. Good luck with it Fix, not that you'll need it.





  • Thanks Fix for leading us into 2022. To say I'm looking forward to it is an understatement. It's great to see some fresh ideas being brought in, so well done on going outside the box.

    May I just add that if anyone has any interest at all in tagging along to men just one event, stop thinking and just do it. You won't regret it. I did it nearly 10 years ago and I've made some great friends, enjoyed some great (and some not so great) golf, some amazing courses, some hidden gems, some world beaters and gone away on amazing golf trips. 2022 will be the daddy of all golf trips.

    As usual, we will use teamer for organising the events. Anyone with any interest, just drop me a quick PM and I will get you set up and we'll get the invites out to you.

    From a golfing perspective, we have some great tracks in there that the society has visited before along with a few new courses. Headfort, Nenagh and Greystones all make their debut on the boards circuit, 2 will be new courses for me and one which i am overly familiar with 😀

    Roll on 2022 and best of luck with your captaincy year Fix, enjoy every minute of it

    Are you a golfer? Why not join the Boards.ie Golf Society. We are a very welcoming bunch of golf nuts so if you have a passion for the game with some like minded folk, come and get involved and play courses all over Ireland (and even further afield) with us.

    Just download the ClubNet App and sign up to Boards Golf Society on it.

    Then drop me a pm with the below info and we will get you set up to join our outings.

    • Name / Phone / Email / Home Club / GUI number




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  • Had hoped to get involved last year but one thing or another and I never got around to it. Plan to play a few of these at least given they're all relatively nearby to me.

    Stupid question here, but how do I send you a PM Seve? Don't see the old way of doing it anywhere and when I click your name I get permissions error.





  • check your own inbox there and you will see a message from space

    just add your own message to that thread, its private, i'll add you then and see you in Portmarnock 😀

    Are you a golfer? Why not join the Boards.ie Golf Society. We are a very welcoming bunch of golf nuts so if you have a passion for the game with some like minded folk, come and get involved and play courses all over Ireland (and even further afield) with us.

    Just download the ClubNet App and sign up to Boards Golf Society on it.

    Then drop me a pm with the below info and we will get you set up to join our outings.

    • Name / Phone / Email / Home Club / GUI number




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  • Will def join this year and play as much as possible.

    I play Dundrum a lot (Course near me) and it’s a slog of a course if you’re not a long hitter (especially the back 9)

    Looking forward to the events





  • I'm not getting married the day off the first event this year and the wife won't be 9 months pregnant. I'm in!





  • Great stuff. The trips to deepest Munster didnt help me last year

    Secondly, how do handicaps work after WHS started





  • Delighted that you're captain Fixde! Couple of years ago and I'd definitely be at every event, but am entering the busy phase of my life, had to happen at some point 🤪

    I've told you before, but your thread on breaking 80 was probably the first thing I read on boards and still the most entertaining. You're a great fit for captain and almost have too much personality to be a regular forum user! 🤣

    Just to echo what others have said, the society is a great way to meet some like-minded people (at least when it comes to golf) and play some great courses. It helped me to get more serious about my golf and really get the bug, so be careful 😄

    Have played every course on the list apart from Dundrum; Nenagh fits the bill as a hidden gem alright, nice mature tree-lined parkland, no bombers alley anyway. Greystone I've had a couple of goes at recently and the front 9 is a cracking test of patience and strategy, only advice would be don't automatically reach for the big stick!

    Headfort I've played a lot and is a really good test of golf. My wishful thinking plan would be to make Portmarnock, Headfort and Greystones 🤞

    Best of luck with it Fixde and keep thinking outside the box, it's your best attribute 😊





  • At last! A long serving member steps up to the plate and takes on the Captaincy 😁. I have to say from my own experience I loved every minute of it! and I have no doubt you will to Fix. To think just a few years ago you were out and I dragged you back in and now look at you! you are Captain (yes I am taking credit for that 😂) On a personal note. I love the boards Society, people from all walks of life spread over this beautiful Emerald Isle we even let Cork Langers in 😂 Its like a mini tour with trying to make the Jug team and the craic and long lasting friendships. Mad to to think the internet can be used for some good. A load of golf nuts! but golf I suppose is unique in that way as in you stand on the Tee most weekends playing with strangers. Reminds me of the Film fight club. This is our fight club 😁

    Best of luck for the year Fix no doubt you will smash it! I really can't wait for a full year of Boards outings.

    I truly hope to make more long lasting golf buddies and hopefully some old ones return!





  • Lovely mix of courses, Greystones new to me, I'll be booking a half day for that one. Nenagh is probably the quietest on the list, great firm fairways but also the course where I cracked my driver head off the tee a few years back and have been playing with a loaner ever since *note to self, new driver for 2022.





  • Thanks, that's very kind of you. I'll have to take you up on that offer. I need all the help I can get at the minute!

    I'll be booking some lessons over the next few weeks anyway so hopefully I'll learn a thing or two that I can practice over the next few months.





  • Really looking forward to the year ahead! Great intro Fix, would love to see you win one of these events (but we all know that's not going to happen 😃).



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  • just scanning the member list

    i note a few regulars are not on teamer, not sure why. let me know if anyone needs adding back in

    Are you a golfer? Why not join the Boards.ie Golf Society. We are a very welcoming bunch of golf nuts so if you have a passion for the game with some like minded folk, come and get involved and play courses all over Ireland (and even further afield) with us.

    Just download the ClubNet App and sign up to Boards Golf Society on it.

    Then drop me a pm with the below info and we will get you set up to join our outings.

    • Name / Phone / Email / Home Club / GUI number






  • Savage list! Time for me to squeeze into my Boards GS tshirt! (We should really look into getting new ones?) and time to walk some fairways again with some familiar and hopefully new faces.


    PS. Mods don't get cut any shots and are guaranteed a prize at every outing - is this still the way?!!





  • Basically the same as they normally work.

    We need anyone who is a Golf Ireland member to supply their membership number.

    Seve took it on this year and looked up everyones index the day before the event and calculated their PH based on the tees we were playing off.

    Any society based adjustments are also applied like in the old model





  • yep, i'm happy to organise new tops.

    who's interested? do we want to spend big and get decent tops nike or whatever, or do we want cheap and cheerful?

    Are you a golfer? Why not join the Boards.ie Golf Society. We are a very welcoming bunch of golf nuts so if you have a passion for the game with some like minded folk, come and get involved and play courses all over Ireland (and even further afield) with us.

    Just download the ClubNet App and sign up to Boards Golf Society on it.

    Then drop me a pm with the below info and we will get you set up to join our outings.

    • Name / Phone / Email / Home Club / GUI number






  • Maybe worth asking the question at the first outing and looking for deposits on the day?

    Or adding a survey to the thread to get a ballpark?





  • i'm looking to get on board for next year. Who do i need to contact to join?







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  • Was she 9 months pregnant on the day of the wedding - good story that.



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