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28-02-2020, 08:45   #1
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Boards GS - Royal Curragh - 28th March 2020 - CANCELLED

Round 1 down, and round 2 will sneak up on us quick enough.

We're moving a bit further inland, but taking in another course variant that this amazing country of ours provides, a heathland course.

And arguably, THE heathland course of Ireland, as it is Irelands oldest Golf Club, Royal Curragh (http://royalcurraghgolf.ie/)

I'll let our resident expert Kevin Markham's words say more than I can about the course:

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There is much to admire about Ireland's oldest golf course. Those crumpled fairways, those short, sharp hills and that blazing gorse give the place a unique feel.

And then there are the sheep. They are no longer free to roam this 'common land', but they are ever-present in corrals alongside holes. And at 5.30pm on the dot, a local farmer took his herd along the road that divides the course, heading for the open, common spaces that exist beyond the course's borders. Cars were stuck in line as he and his dog herded them along, going at his own sweet pace. It was a wonderful sight.
I've also robbed one of his photos, which takes in some of that Heathland (full set here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinm...644200267975/):


FYI to all, the timesheet will be posted in this thread, so can people please keep an eye on things for updates as we get closer to the event.

Just to also confirm, we have slots for 30 golfers on this one, so get your acceptance in asap. I'm not sure if we'll have scope to increase those numbers, but the earlier we have numbers the earlier I can try look for more slots (if needed). There are 21 accepted on Teamer at the time of this posting.

There was lots of great feedback from everyone on the pace of play in Portmarnock, so if we can all aim to have the same attitude going forwards hopefully we can keep things moving as well as possible.

The green fee on the day will be €35

Finally, can everyone also please note that the March outing is not taking place on the 3rd weekend of the month.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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28-02-2020, 09:28   #2
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Ah the 12th hole. Of all the holes you could have shown, it had to be that one. For 2 years, i couldn't score on it. Nothing too difficult about it, but i always ended up in the gorse on the left when approaching the green. Didn't matter if i went for the green with a long iron, or laid up with a 9 iron. Still always went in

As a member up till Jan this year, i really enjoy the Curragh. Nothing too difficult about it, but some really nice holes.
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28-02-2020, 11:59   #3
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We're at 31 accepted now folks. There are still 38 non-responses on Teamer.

Can I ask that people either accept or decline rather than leave it as a non-response. If there are enough extra accepts to justify it, I can try negotiate some extra slots

Also, if anyone has a tee time preference can they post it here & I'll do my best to accommodate
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Won't make this one unfortunately but a great course so enjoy
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Confirmed, but venue a wise choice? Sheep on course + cork lads

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Sheep are now fenced out so no pooh, this is a smashing course there is a practice area where you can hit range balls and 2 nice chipping greens.
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Confirmed, but venue a wise choice? Sheep on course + cork lads

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Love this course.
Raging I’m gonna miss it........ or am I? Bloody corona virus will probably have me grounded before we even get going......if it does..... I’m in
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Loving the date move.....I am in!!
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Still buzzing after Portmarnock and really looking forward to this outing. Again a brand new course to me, never played it but the photos look really cool.
Accepted on teamer too, no preference on tee times.
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At 37 accepted currently. We have provisional space for 30. Will get on to Curragh tomorrow & see what capacity they have to give us a couple of extra slots.

As per last time in Portmarnock, can people give as much notice as possible for any changes in circumstances
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Sorry, I won't be able to make it because I am travelling that weekend, enjoy! Will respond now on teamer
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Rumour has it the Cork lads are supplying wellies!!
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