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29-10-2019, 11:11   #1
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Boards Golf Society 2020

Ladies, Gentlemen (and Benny )

Now that the 2019 Boards Society season has come to a successful end with a triumphant retaining of the Ryder Jug, it gives me great pleasure to announce the venues for the 2020 season. I wanted to get the venues & dates out there early to let people start planning early & hopefully drum up some interest among new members.

So, without further ado:

Membership is €30 for the year. We have 8 outings with the best 5 outings counting towards both Golfer Of The Year as well as making the Ryder Jug team.

At each outing points are allocated to all attendees depending on your finishing position, using a scoring system similar to that used for the FedEx Cup on the PGA Tour (though being top of the leaderboard will not give you a stableford points headstart for captains ).

The top 10 each year automatically qualify for the Ryder Jug team & the Captain (Me) has 2 wildcard picks. The Ryder Jug team plays against another Society, "The Reps", normally around the 3rd Saturday in October with the venue tba.

As mentioned above new members are most welcome! To those feeling a bit nervous about the idea of joining an online society & meeting up to play golf with a crowd of strangers, please give it a chance. I took that chance a few years ago, and haven't looked back! We are a unique society & one that is passionate about our golf. Whether you're a scratch golfer or a 36-handicap player, as long as you love golf, you'll be welcome amongst the society. There is no requirement to have a GUI handicap in order to join the society.

This is a link to the society charter & rules for everyones reference: https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2057510992

This year we'll be returning to a couple of old favourites, but also introducing a few new courses to the roster, with a mix of links, heathland & parkland.

I've tried to balance out the journey times as best I can to keep our Cork/Soutwest crew & our Leinster based members happy. I'd just like to thank the committee for all the help so far! The advice has been invaluable, and I hope it shows in the value & standard of courses we have lined up for next year.

Many thanks to Benny, our outgoing Captain. He has made everyone, new or old, in the society feel welcome at every outing, and had a fantastic, and successful year.

Thanks to the committee for the nomination to be the incoming Captain. I hope we all have a great year & continue to grow the society we all love.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the new year.

Happy golfing

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Nice mix, West Waterford is new to me and happy to go back to all the others, great selection to look forward to Cap
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Nice mix, West Waterford is new to me and happy to go back to all the others, great selection to look forward to Cap
Cheers, yeah, it was one of Kevin Markham's "must play courses you've never heard of" (slight paraphrase there) so thought it was definitely worth a look & should be somewhere new for most of the members I would think
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Excellent, I can't wait to get going.
A great selection of courses there and Space is a great man to lead us into 2020. Best of luck with your year as captain, enjoy it.

Unfortunately I'll be out of the country for March and April outings, but hopefully the stars will align and I can make it to the rest.
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Cheers, yeah, it was one of Kevin Markham's "must play courses you've never heard of" (slight paraphrase there) so thought it was definitely worth a look & should be somewhere new for most of the members I would think
In case u don't already know west waterford gc is up for sale at the moment, so may be a good idea to have an alternative venue just in case it sells/closes in the mean time
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In case u don't already know west waterford gc is up for sale at the moment, so may be a good idea to have an alternative venue just in case it sells/closes in the mean time
if there is any chance it could be rescheduled to the Emirates Club that would suit me fine please gaffer
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In case u don't already know west waterford gc is up for sale at the moment, so may be a good idea to have an alternative venue just in case it sells/closes in the mean time
Cheers for the info golfguy. Have 1 back-up locked down, and a good 2nd back-up that should be available too if needs be
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My home course (Curragh), and my favourite away course (Enniscrone). Lovely stuff...can't wait
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Great lineup! Can't wait for the year to begin! Enniscrone was my fav course ever when I played it last year.
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Great list. After an absence of a few years I hope to join up with ye again. Bit of driving from Galway but hope to make at least 50% and definitely making Enniscrone.
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Ah ye feckers. I was hoping to join this year if portmarnock links was on the list. I can walk to the course from my house. You'd have to put it on the day I'm supposed to be getting married! I see tramore, the course I grew up on there also. I suspect you'll enjoy it, but I'll be interested to see what ye make of it.
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How do I sign up for the society?
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Ah ye feckers. I was hoping to join this year if portmarnock links was on the list. I can walk to the course from my house. You'd have to put it on the day I'm supposed to be getting married! I see tramore, the course I grew up on there also. I suspect you'll enjoy it, but I'll be interested to see what ye make of it.
Before they redesigned some of the holes it was a lovely course. Pity they ruined some of the unique/better holes
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Lads I might join this year as I "think" I should be free for most of those weekends so if you've space a very casual golfer that would be great.

I'm a member in Bunclody as well so fire away if ye have any questions.

The Millrace has closed down so if anyone is staying the night before, Enniscorthy is probably your best bet or try Clody Lodge just beside the club.
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How do I sign up for the society?
This is a part of a post from Seve from last years thread:

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Anyway, lads and lassies, I manage Teamer which we use to organise the outings.

If you are new here, interested in joining up, drop me a PM with your name, email, phone number, handicap and club. No biggie if you don't have a club or handicap, we will sort you out. Beginners, improvers, pros...... All welcome.
You'll need to sign up to Teamer (easiest way is to install their app on your phone).

Once you're on there, you'll get a notification when the timesheet is opened for an upcoming event, and you just need to Accept/Decline to confirm if you're playing
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