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The Home of Golf in South Armagh

Ashfield Golf Club is a 5606 yard, par 69 parkland course. Established in 1990 and G.U.I. Affiliated since 1992 Ashfield is located in the heart of South Armagh, approximately 1 hour from both Dublin Airport and from Belfast. Please feel free to browse our web site.

Greenfees 2014
Adults: Weekdays £15/€17, Weekend and Bank Holidays £20/€20
U16s: £10/€10

New Members Welcome
Applications for new membership are invited for 2014.  Click here for details on how to become a member at the course, join the club and to obtain a GUI handicap.

Juveniles
The 2014 juvenile season has commenced. Click here for all information relating to juvenile competitions, results and much more!

NEW ** New Competitions Results Service ** NEW
Members are encouraged to make use of the new results/bookings facility available at www.masterscoreboard.co.uk. This service will replace the existing results posted on this website. Once on this page you can enter the club name ‘Ashfield’ and then click on the button ‘Find Club’. The search result returns ‘Ashfield Golf Club’. You can then click on this to bring you to the Ashfield Golf Club page.

To access results, order of merits, handicap lists, etc select yourself from the drop down user list and enter the password ‘sprinkler47′. This password is the same for all members when they first login. You will be required to change the password, I suggest you use your Ashfield pin number, the same one you use when you enter a score in the clubhouse.

NEW ** Latest News From Our Facebook Site ** NEW

2016 AGM: Some new faces but the majority present were the old guard who once again put themselves at the front to carry the club through 2017. Secretary Christy O’Briens’s report was concise and highlighted the main aspects of the club through 2016. He reported that the now traditional “Ryder Cup” charity competition through January/February was again a great way to work into the 2016 season. The very worthy P.I.P’S charity was the recipient and this competition will again be the fore runner for the 2017 season. Christy also highlighted the Conor McCooey inaugural weekend competition sponsored by Eugene and family and the recipients of this weekend were the Crossmaglen and District First Responders. Again the plan is that this will be an annual event. The win of Joe Kindlon in the Captains Drive was also a highlight as this was Joe’s first Major victory as indeed was Gerard Roe’s victory on Captains Day. Christy highlighted the success at inter-club level and although we have yet to secure that elusive pennant the signs are positive. Christy congratulated Captain Mattie Rice on an excellent year, acknowledged the skills of outgoing President Kenny Murphy over the past three years and wished incoming Captain John Shields all the best for his term of office.
In his address Captain Mattie Rice reiterated the words of Christy, congratulated Donal on the continued on-course improvements and thanked the bar staff for all their work and patience throughout the year. He acknowledged the work of all the team Captains, the Convenors and executive Committee. He had a particular word of praise for the Juvenile Convenors Gareth McLoughlin and Damian Rock who along with Cathal Simpson and Professional Gavin Byrne continue to do excellent work with our juveniles. Mattie also acknowledged those members who had lost family members throughout the year, also family members who were ill and going through treatments and some of our members who were still recovering from injury/illness.
2017 Committee :
President: Seamus McNulty (3 Year Term) Captain: John Shields , Secretary: Christy O’Brien, Treasurer : Pearse Maginnis, Competition Convenor: Raymond Murphy, Handicap Convenor: Garry O’Hare, Vice-Captain Paul McCann (I was once his Form Teacher so I take the credit), In-House Manager: Michael Smith, Finance Convenor: Michael Savage, PRO: Pearse Maginnis. Committee members: Mattie Rice, Kenny Murphy, Tom Rushe, Aidan Carragher , Eugene McCullagh, Jim McLoughlin, Robbie Stewart, Paul Kelly, Petesy McCoy, Rodney Quinn, et al.
There was much discussion on the inter-club Team Captains and all were not finalised. Definite are that Raymond Murphy will again front the Pierce Purcell team, Robbie Stewart will take over the All-Ireland Four-Ball side, John McCauley will be responsible for the Jimmy Bruen and the Sam Rutherford, Michael Smith will again front the Rossmore Cup team with Seamus McNulty again looking out for the Senior Cowdy. Other positions will be confirmed at the January meeting.
Another Noel: It really must be the Christmas season as for the second week running it was a Noel who took the turkey with a 40plus score. This week it was Noel Hughes who secured the bird and his 26 points on the back nine alone was enough to outscore many others.
Fun day: Tuesday 27th December is the date for our Fun Day. Members are asked to be present for 10.00 and there will be a shot-gun start at 10.30. After the golf there will be soup, sandwiches and other entertainments.
On behalf of President Seamus, Captain John, Committee and myself may I wish you all a Very Merry and Peaceful Christmas and best wishes in both health and sport throughout 2017.
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Winter League
The Winter League will commence on 4th December and will run for a total of six weeks with the best five cards to count. The fee is £10.00. The usual Turkey competition will continue each week in December.
The A.G.M. will take place as originally scheduled for Wednesday 14th December.
There was no competition last weekend due to the frost but this weekend’s winner was Eugene Donaldson who carded a very impressive 42 points.
No more news to hand as this is our quiet period both on and off the course. A reminder to all members to pencil in the 14th December and come help to shape the club’s future.
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End of Summer Season Shotgun A Great Success
Captain Mattie Rice’s decision to end his season with a shotgun start competition and presentation turned out to be a very clever one. There was a superb turn out of members for the competition and all then headed for the restaurant for an excellent meal, followed by the presentation of prizes and the draw for the “Spanish Trip”. The Wednesday Cup was presented to Rory O’Neill by Michael Smith and Rory also took the Player of the Year trophy presented by Captain Mattie. Philip Hughes was presented with the plaque for Wednesday Cup runner-up. The Doubles plaques were presented to Kenny Murphy/Petesy McCoy as runners up and to Rory O’Neill/Mickey Rushe as winners. Donal Murtagh then presented the Fred Daly prizes, firstly to runner-up Kenny Murphy and then the beautiful crystal lamp to winner Philip Hughes. The Junior Juvenile Player of the Year went to Oisin McLoughlin and the Senior Juvenile Player of the Year was presented to Phelim Quinn. Other presentations were made to all the Inter-Club team Captains, to Kenny Murphy to recognise his three years as President and to captain Mattie Rice in recognition of his year as Captain.
The days competition prize was won by Gareth McLoughlin with Shane O’Neill second and Mattie Rice taking the gross prize(his first gross prize he assured us).
In his speech Mattie thanked all who had made his year so memorable, stating that it had been an honour to be Captain and to represent the club at a host of venues throughout the year. He congratulated Donal and his staff for all the excellent work both on the course and in the club-house. He acknowledged all the help the club had received from various sources throughout the year including McParlands Newry, Feeny Print Crossmaglen, Donal Murtagh, Eamon and Brendan Begley and Michael Smith to name but a few.
Then it was time for the draw and the winner was Crossmaglen man Eugene Donaldson who is now heading for Spain in the New Year. There were other prizes drawn for four-ball at various clubs throughout the country and Ashfield wish to acknowledge these clubs generosity in donating the prizes. I don’t have the full list of winners to hand but they will be posted in the club house, but among the winners were Raymond Murphy, Eugene McCullagh, Shane Kieran and Rory O’Neill. Again Mattie thanked all who had bought tickets for the draw and the work of Committee members in the selling of same.
This weekend’s competition was a Single Stableford and at the time of writing Robbie Toman is leading with 43 points and Kevin McCauley in second place on 41 points.
The Winter League will commence on the weekend of 26th November but the usual Turkey competition will continue up to Christmas.
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Joe Kindlon recorded his first win of the season last weekend as he returned an excellent 52 points. This is Joe’s version of the result and although I am one hundred percent sure he won the competition I could not stand by the truth of the 52 points. Joe’s big mate Niall Clarke was delighted that Joe won but claims it did not make up for the Rangers defeat by their close neighbours, (sorry Niall could not resist that, a Carrickcruppen man told me to write it).
This weekend’s competition was also of the single Stable-ford variety and was won by Raymond Murphy who returned an excellent 43 points.
End of Season Bash
With his usual common sense approach Captain Mattie Rice has decided that instead of the traditional end of season Dinner/Presentation next Sunday will be his farewell do and this will consist of a shot-gun start competition, followed by a Chicken lunch and presentation of the prizes for the Fred Daly, Doubles, Player of The Year, Wednesday Cup etc. Yes I think it would be a good idea if Rory O’Neill was present.
All members who want to participate must be in the Club-House for 9.00am, a draw will be made and the shot will go off at 9.30 precisely. This is a new venture to end the Summer season so it would be a fitting tribute to an excellent Captain if all members would turn up.
With a random draw being made it probably rules up the possibility of my partner and myself being drawn in the same four-ball as Gerry and Kieran. They will have to wait another week to avenge that 15-3 skinning. Has such a result ever happened before? No I did not promise not to mention it!!
See you all next Sunday!!
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Philip is Fred Daly Champ
Congratulations to Philip Hughes who secured the 2016 Fred Daly Match-play title as he defeated Kenny Murphy on the 31st hole. Philip has been very steady throughout the year and is a very worthy winner of this prestigious title.
Not Golden Oldies but Silvery Oldies
The Doubles Match-Play was a battle between the young guns of Rory O’Neill/Mickey Rushe and the Golden Oldies of Kenny Murphy/Petesy McCoy and is was the younger version who took the title on the 16th.
The last two winners of the weekend competitions were Michael Smith who returned a very creditable 39 points to secure his first win of the year and Niall Watters who returned an excellent 43 points to take the last of the Summer competitions.
A reminder to all members that on Sunday 6th November we will have the Captains End of Year finale and presentation of prizes. There will be a shot-gun start at 9.00 am followed by a chicken/chips lunch and presentation of prizes.
All who intend to participate are asked sign in next weekend.
A sincere message of sympathy to the family of Anthony Foley and to the Munster Rugby Family from all at Ashfield Golf Club.
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