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The Winter Leagues are up and running for both Men and Laddies.  Mens commenced last week to a bit of a shakey start due to the heavy rain, ladies is commencing Saturday 16th.  Your team needs your score so don't forget to get out on our fabulous course and bring in a great score.  Sincere thanks to Creely Fleming for sponsoring Mens Winter League and also to Joe and Briege McShane for their sponsorship for the Ladies Winter League.  Best of luck to all teams.
Due to the heavy rain the final day of the Senior Open was cancelled and will now take place on Monday 18th November with a shot gun start at 11.00 a.m. It will be a champagne scramble.  The cost is €16 for members and €26 for guests.  Cost to include a main course and tea/coffee provided by Karl in the restaurant. As usual you can expect a very high standard.  Prize presentation will take place after the meal. BRS is now open so why not come along yourself and bring a guest for the last Seniors Day of the season.
The Mixed Peel is continuing with a packed timesheet every week.  BRS opens on Monday 7.30 p.m. so early booking is essential for this very popular event.  The leaders after week 4 are Les and Teresa Carroll on 21 points, with Eddie and Babs O'Malley on 19 points with lots of others in close contention so it's all to play for.  There are also weekly prizes on offer and hopefully the weather will continue to be kind.  The mixed peel will conclude on Sunday 15th December with a shot gun start followed by songs, dinner and prize presentation. Sincere thanks to Les and Teresa for organising this most popular event in the Castlewarden calendar. published an article on October 30th about Lauren Walsh and her adventures in the East Lake Cup in the USA.

See article here
Best of luck to Pierse Walsh who is currently on Countdown, the very popular TV show.  Pierse is on today Friday 18th October for the fifth day.  Tune into Channel 4 at 2.10 today to support him.  We at Castlewarden wish Pierse the very best of luck.  Such is the talent in Castlewarden! Keep it going Pierse.
Congratulations and well done to President Robert Carroll on hosting a very enjoyable evening on Saturday night 12th October.  There was a packed clubhouse for the event.  Karl and  his team provided a a very tasty dinner to his usual high standard.  A most entertaining by Robert speech kept everyone entertained and that followed with good fun and banter.  All in all it was an excellent social event and brings President Roberts most successful year to an end.
A big thank you to our Professional Brian O'Brien for arranging this years trip (yet again).  The group went to Novo Santa Petri Spain for the fourth consecutive year due to its huge popularity.  A great time was had by all, both golfers and non golfers alike. There was three team events and plenty of fun and entertainment afterwards.  All enjoyed the fabulous facilities of the Iberostar Royal Andaluz, the spectacular golf courses and the company of friends and fellow golfers.  Congratulations to the many prizewinners.  Watch this space later in the year for details of next years trip.
Mixed Peel is back!  Mixed Peel is back on again Sunday 6th October. Booking on BRS.  Full members may invite three guests.  Lots of prizes and picky outs! A lovely way to spend your Sunday afternoon.  Best of luck to all those taking part. A big thank you to Les and Teresa Carroll for organising this most enjoyable event.
Congratulations to Katherine Moore on having a hole in one on Tuesday 17th September in Professional Brian O'Brien's Prize to the Ladies.  Well done Katherine and congratulations to all prize winners. Susan Hart 1st Prize and Katherine Moore 2nd Prize.   See Results for further details. Thank you to Brian O'Brien for his generous sponsorship.

Congratulations to all winners so far this year.  Don’t worry if you haven’t been a lucky winner yet, there are still a few more draws left in 2019 so it could be you next. 

Just to re-cap where your money went this year.

New website.

Painting of foyer, upstairs landing, downstairs hall, corridor and entrance. 

Sanding of the floor in the bar.

Cleaning of carpet in hall, stairs and dining room. 

I think we all agree that this was money well spent and without the members draw it would not be possible to carry out this much needed facelift for our clubhouse. 

Well done to our Vice President Bob Campbell for arranging all of this. 

Castlewarden’s Lauren Walsh didn’t take long to announce herself on the collegiate scene in America after blasting her way to a seventh-place finish on her Wake Forest debut in South Carolina.

Lauren had seven birdies in a stunning final round of three-under par 69 to grab a tie for seventh at minus-five at the Cougar Classic.  Lauren’s contribution helped her new Wake Forest teammates to a second place finish in the team standings, one shot behind winners Vanderbilt.

It’s the continuation of some stunning summer form for Lauren after her top-10 finish as an amateur amongst the pros at last month’s ISPS Handa World Invitational at Galgorm Castle. Unsurprisingly, it was a performance that pleased Head Coach Kim Lewellen in Wake Forest.

The Management Committee were very sorry to learn that Dee from the office was moving on from her job with the club. Since Dee joined us in May 2016 her warm personality endeared her to all who had occasion to deal with her and ability and dedication was of the highest order . We wish Dee every success with her future plans and thank her for her time and commitment to Castlewarden Golf Club.

In finding a replacement for Dee we had a true challenge. But the gods have shone brightly on us and we are delighted to be able to confirm that from Weds 28th August Philippa Carr will taking up the position in the office. We are very lucky that we can replace one great member of staff with another.

Phillippa will be well known to you all and her commitment to the club and ability is out of the top drawer. We wish her well and look forward to her settling in and meeting you all over the coming weeks.

We are now back to full strength in the Office and we are indeed fortunate to have a strong team with Colette and Phillippa looking after all our Club Administration.

Congratulations to Michael Dwyer on winning gold at the World Transplant Games in Closehouse Golf Club, Newcastle.  This is a great achievement for Michael.  We at Castlewarden are very proud of you and this great achievement. Well done.

Congratulations to Peter Carty who won Captain David Kelly's Prize on Saturday 24th.  Peter had a great score of 142 over the two days.  Well done Peter.  Congratulations also to Dolores Gavin on winning Captains Prize to the Ladies and Daniel Furey who won the Captains Prize to the Juniors.  Well done to all prize winners.

This years Nine & Dine came to a close last night with a very enjoyable evening in the Clubhouse.

The Management Committee would like to thank Tom MacHale & Teresa Flynn for an extremely successful Nine & Dine this year.

Also best wishes to Tom and Bernadette MacHale who are celebrating their 50th  Wedding Anniversary.

Congratulations to Lauren Walsh on having a hole in one last week at the European Amateur Championships in Parkstone GC UK.  Lauren achieved this on the second hole, 174 yards using a 5 iron.  Well done Lauren on a super achievement.  Lauren will be representing Ireland in the Ladies Home Internationals on 7th to 9th August in Downfield GC Scotland.  Best of luck to Lauren and all the team from all in Castlewarden.  We are very proud of you and your achievements.
Congratulations to Donald Thompson and Kim Ryan winners of President Robert Carroll's prize. Congratulations also to Tommy Moore and Vivienne Denton on winning the Presidents Prize to 5 day members and Gino Cregan on winning the Presidents Prize to the Juniors. Well done to all winners. Sincere thanks to President Robert for the burgers on the 10th hole on the final day. There was some great golf played after that and all those playing had a great day in the sunshine.
Following on the success of the Play in Pink day, a cheque was presented to Miriam Hand of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute.  We would like to thank all the ladies who took part and made the day such a success.  A big thank you also to the men who played in the 9 hole competition and to the sponsors of the day Vincent and Miriam Boyle.

Sincere thanks to the Kildare Seniors Alliance for visiting Castlewarden on Monday 22 July. We hope you enjoyed our facilities and course. A big thank you to Noel Herterich for arranging this. We hope to see you again soon.
Sincere Thanks to Edel Creely of Trilogy Technologies for sponsoring our first Solder Cup. Congratulations to the winning team of Paul O'Brien, Seamus Kavanagh, Michelle Masterson and Susan Harte and to all prize winners on the day. With such a great turnout it is hoped to run similar competitions in the future.
Congratulations to Colm Moriarty on shooting a super round of 65 yesterday in the Castlewarden Aviva Pro Am. Well done on another great win. Congratulations also to the winning team of Andy Callinan, Brad Flynn and Oliver Lawlor. Thank you to all those who took part in this most enjoyable day. Sincere thanks to Colin Ryan of Aviva for sponsorship. Thanks to our Professional Brian O'Brien for all the work put in to make this day possible.
Nine and Dine of 2019 is on Thursday 11th July. Timesheet is now open. Cost is 16 euro which covers a delicious main course provided by Karl, a 4 person scramble, prizes for First and Second and plenty of picky outs. Timesheet opens on Monday at 7.30. Thanks to Teresa and Tom for arranging most enjoyable social evening of golf and good fun. We hope to see you all there.
Congratulations to the Tudenham cup team on their win against Moate GC on Sunday 7th July. Castlewarden are now through to the semi final. Date and venue to follow. Well done to all players and manager Captain David Kelly.
Castlewarden welcomes baby Eden James Kelly. Congratulations to Captain David Kelly and Laura on the birth of this beautiful baby boy.  All members wish mum, dad and baby Eden well.
Congratulations to Lauren on getting to the semi final of the Irish Women's Close Championship in Woodbrook today Sunday 23rd June.  Lauren was beaten by Paula Grant of Lisburn on the 18th hole while finishing 1 under par. It was a fantastic display of golf and sportsmanship.  The many followers from Castlewarden were witness to what is reported to be the best game of golf they have seen. Well done Lauren and best of luck for the rest of the season.
It's a big weekend for Castlewarden inter Club.

Men's Pierce Purcell play in Leinster Quarter final V Cill Dara. Venue Athy GC. Tee off at 4 o clock Saturday 22nd June. 

Best of luck to players and managers Keith White and Luke Minogue.

Ladies Intermediate team play Lucan. Venue Delgany GC. Tee off at 1.45 Sunday 23rd June.

Best of luck to players, caddies and manager Philippa Carr.

Please support your fellow golfers.
Sunday 9th June sees our men's Junior Cup team play the Junior Cup qualifier in Lisheen Springs GC. Tee off is at 8.50 am. Please support our fellow members. Best of luck to all players and manager Stuart Callery.
On Tuesday 21st May we held our Play in Pink day. This was held to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research. The event was kindly sponsored by Vincent and Miriam Boyle and we thank them sincerely for this. It was a singles competition with lots of prizes to be had. 

On Tuesday evening we held a 9 hole men's competition to allow our fellow members come out and support this very worthy cause.

There was also a raffle and prize giving on the night. Celebratory prosecco was provided by President Robert and we thank him for this.

The Ladies Committee hope to be in position to hand over 2000 euro to this very worthwhile cause.  Thank you to all members, both ladies and men for supporting this most successful event.

The April draw has taken place and was witnessed by Hon. Treasurer Joe McShane, Mick Fitzpatrick and Colette Booth McNally on the 30 th April.

There were 605 members in the draw.

The draw itself and the winning numbers can be found on the following link:

The winning numbers and members are as listed below:

Prize, Winnings, Draw Numbers, Winners are:
1st €300 220 Tom Glenane
2nd €200 401 Noel Mullins
3rd €175 88 Stefano Cinelli
4th €150 61 Paddy Cahill
5th €125 240 Gerry Heffernan
6th €100 159 Keal Duggan
7th €75 360 Robert McDonnell
8th €75 205 Gerard Galvin
9th €75 292 Brian King
10th €75 442 Emer O’Flaherty
11th €75 128 Hugh Daly
12th €75 456 Jerry O’Leary

Well done to all our winners but especially to Tom Glenane who wins our top prize this month of €300. Cheques will issue from the office during the week.

We have a draw every month now up until December 2019 which again will be a bumper draw

The Management Committee

Congratulations to our Ladies Intermediate team on their win against our neighbours Craddockstown. Manager Philippa Carr and her team claimed the win in a hard fought battle with a nail biting finish in Beech Park GC on Sunday 28th April. Well done ladies.
Ladies Get into Golf information and taster session takes place Tuesday 23 April at 7.30. Now is your chance to give golf a try in a pleasant and friendly setting. Cost for six week programme is 60 euro. Please wear comfortable warm clothes as you may go out on the course with our Professional Brian O'Brien. Contact the office on 01 4589264.

Members don't forget to tell your friends. Buddies also needed for five weeks on Monday morning and Thursday evenings. Contact Mary Bean or Ann Marie Pryal if you are able to help out.
Congratulations and well done to our Minor Cup team. While Tiger was winning the Masters in Augusta, Castlewarden fought hard to get through to the next round in claiming a win against Newlands in Killeen.  Well done to players, caddies and manager Susan Harte. A big thank you to our Professional Brian O'Brien for his expert coaching and encouragement.
The dates for the Seniors Open for 2019 are:

Singles Stableford

Open to all players over 50 and have a GUI/ILGU handicap. Three categories 50 -59, 60 -69, over 70. One single ladies prize. if you are lucky enough to qualify come along and enjoy our fabulous course and pay a visit to our restaurant afterwards.

Cost for visitors / guests €17

Monday May 13th.
Monday June 10th.
Monday July 8th.
Monday August 12th.
Monday September 9th.
Monday October 21st.
Monday November 11th

 Points awarded for Senior Golfer of the Year.

Tuesday 2nd April – Singles

Tuesday 30th April - Singles

Thursday 30th May - Singles

Tuesday 16th July – Solheim Cup (4 Lady Team)

Competition Price - €15

Entry via BRS or contact the Pro Shop.

Congratulations and best of luck to our incoming President Robert Carroll, Captain David Kelly and Lady Captain Janice Fleming. We at Castlewarden are in good hands! Thank you to the many members who attended our AGM on Tuesday 13th November.  Best of luck also to Vice Captain Vincent Hendrick on his appointment.  Our new Committee were elected at the AGM.  We wish them well and support them in their endeavours.
A big thank you to Former Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley and Sky Sports Team in giving us an unforgettable morning of thoughts, strategy, knowledge and coaching.  Paul teamed up with our elite Junior / students Lauren Walsh, Luke Minogue and Kevin Robinson sharing his experiences, along with a very informative Q&A session to finish.