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:
- February 22nd 11am - Portmarnock Links (https://www.portmarnock.com/golf.html)
- March 28th 11am - Royal Curragh (http://royalcurraghgolf.ie/)
- April 18th 11.30am - West Waterford (https://westwaterfordgolf.com/)
- May 23rd 11:00 - Bunclody (http://www.bunclodygfc.ie/)
- June 20th 11:30am - Tramore (http://tramoregolfclub.com/)
- July 18th 12:00 - Kilkea Castle (https://www.kilkeacastle.ie/golf/)
- August 22nd 12:00 - Rosslare (https://www.rosslaregolf.com/)
- Captains Prize - September 19th 13:00 - Enniscrone (https://www.enniscronegolf.com/)
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.