Bangor Tourism Week – 9th – 16th August

Tourism week will run this year from 9th to 16th August and includes loads of different formats.

Sunday 9th Men’s & Ladies Open Stableford

Monday 10th Open 4BBB Ladies & Gents 4BBB Stableford

Tuesday 11th Juvenile Open 8.30 – 1.30 9 hole stableford 2pm – 7pm

Wednesday 12th Ladies & Gents open Seniors & Veterans Stableford

Thursday 13th Men’s & Ladies open Stableford

Friday 14th Men’s & Ladies Texas Scramble team event

Saturday 15th Men’s & Ladies open Stroke

Sunday 16th Open Mixed Greensomes Stableford

 

Booking online opens on Wednesday 1st July @ 10am

Book Online Here
Please note that payment will be deducted from your Debit / Credit card at the time of booking.

Slow Play – How we can help speed up our round of golf

When golfers hear the words “slow play,” their blood pressure spikes and images of dithering idiots leap to mind: the Tour-pro wannabe who takes six full practice swings every time, the 25-handicapper who waits for the green to clear on a par-five, 240 yards away, before dribbling his shot 50 yards.

Slow play tip 1: The main cause of slow play is golfers not being prepared to play when it is their turn. Base everything you do on the course – writing up the scorecard, telling that anecdote, checking the course planner – around your turn to hit, not vice versa.

Slow play tip 2: Assess your approach shot as you are walking to the ball. Take the advice of Julius Boros, who won three Majors and reckoned that “by the time you get to your ball, if you don’t know what to do with it, try another sport”.

Slow play tip 3: Whenever possible, read your putt whilst others are putting. Don’t wait until it is your turn to putt to start this process.

Slow play tip 4: Keep your hole score as you play. In Stableford this means you know if it is time to pick up. Also how often do we wait as two players are still on the green ahead having holed out, pointing hither and thither obviously working out the shots taken.

Slow play tip 5: Place your bag by the exit to the green to the next tee. That way you don’t eat up time walking back to collect your bag.

Slow play tip 6: Play a provisional ball if you are in doubt as to whether you will find your ball. That way you don’t have to waste time walking back to repeat the shot.

Slow play tip 7: In foursomes, the players who are not playing that shot can walk down the course in preparation to play the next shot.

Slow play tip 8: If playing socially, are you happy to play ‘ready golf’, whereby the first who is ready on the tee plays?

Slow play tip 9: Do you really need all those practice swings? Do they actually help you, or are they merely a habit or an affectation?

Slow play tip 10: Walk quicker. Yes, it can sometimes be that simple.

July Bank Holiday Open

The July Bank Holiday Open takes place this year on Monday 13th July
at Bangor Golf Club.

The open incorporates three competitions which are:

• Ladies Singles Stableford
• Gents Singles Stableford
• Mixed Greensomes

Times available between 9.30am-3.30pm
Booking on line from Monday 22nd June 2015 at 6pm –  Bangor Opens

Dunlop Festival Of Golf Results

A wonderful day was had on Sunday at the Dunlop Festival of Golf, the weather was good to us and hopefully so was the golf for those that participated. We had three various competitions being run on the day – Mens Stableford, Ladies Stableford and a Mixed Greensomes. Results are detailed below –

Dunlop Mens Stableford

Winner Paul Coard
41
Gross Jack Owens
37
2nd Nett Allen Neill (K’Town)
40
3rd Nett Ross Davidson
39 (B9)

 

Ladies Stableford

Winner Karen McLarnon
39 (B9)
2nd Nett Diane Moran
39

 

Twos:
There were 14 Twos recorded: each paying £10.00
Hole 7 Knox, Philip
Hole 7 McAteer, Johnnie
Hole 12 Lyness, Ross
Hole 12 Posner, Andy
Hole 12 Smyth, Trevor
Hole 14 Branigan, Jamie
Hole 14 Cherry, Aaron
Hole 14 McLeese, Harry
Hole 14 Smyth, Trevor
Hole 17 McMillen, Gordon
Hole 17 Millar, Gary
Hole 17 Robinson, Gareth
Hole 17 McLarnon, Karen
Hole 17 Moran, Diane

 

Dunlop Mixed Greensomes

Winners Simon & Helen Rogers 65.4
Gross Maurice Moore & Mandy McEvoy 80
2nd Nett David & Linda Bradshaw 65.6
3rd Nett Seamus & Vi Bowler 67.8


Twos:
There were 7 Twos recorded: each paying £9 per person
Hole 12 Holland, Gail & Strain, Stephen
Hole 12 McArthur, Ivy & WILSON, B
Hole 12 McKendry, Bill & Montgomery, Valerie
Hole 12 McEvoy, Mandy & Moore, Maurice
Hole 14 Beattie, Jean & Beattie, Sean
Hole 14 Wallace, Barbara Ann & Wallace, Paul
Hole 14 McEvoy, Mandy & Moore, Maurice

 

Club Competitions now online

We are now able to show all club competitions via the Masters Scoreboard. You can access this via the Members section of the website and click on Competition Results.

Current competitions located online –

Connor Cup 2015
Gerry Fox 4BBB 2015
Jordan Shield 2015
Stephenson Cup 2015
Trustees Cup 2015
Victor & Ruth Salter 2015

We plan to update the scores as often as possible

Match News

Ladies Senior Cup
On Sunday 10th May we travelled to Clandeboye to take on Lurgan but unfortunately we lost our match which put us in the plate competition, this was later in the afternoon and the waiting around wasn’t ideal but we went out against Malone and recorded an excellent 3&2 win. This put us into the final against Royal Belfast which took place the following morning.
The match couldn’t off been tighter with two matches going to ties holes, in the end we were very unlucky to lose out.
The ladies performed very well in trying conditions and congratulations to them all.

Ladies Senior Foursomes
We have a very tough match away at Royal Portrush and came away 3 matches down, we have it all to do this Thursday 21st May at home. It will be a tough match but I know the team will give it their all as always.

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Jacque Hamilton

Irish Mixed Qualifying
On Sunday 17th May we travelled to Knock to take part in this year’s qualifying tournament. Eleven teams took part with only the top four teams progressing through to the match play stages.
Finishing positions: 1st – Knock with 301.5, 2nd Bangor with 305.3, Donaghadee with 307.5 and Holywood in 4th place with 315.
The draw placed Bangor against Donaghadee with the match to be played again at Knock by the 8th June.
Andrew Moore and Rea McGuigan recorded the best score of the whole competition with a 71! Made even better when you consider the weather conditions and how fast the greens were after being rolled earlier that morning.
Thanks to all those supporters who travelled up for the day, it’s great having your support.
We feel we have a strong team this year and welcome all the support for the match (details to be announced when date decided)

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Paul & Suzie

Holt Shield
The Holt Shield Team have a match at home this Sunday 24th May against Holywood with a 2pm tee off time. The team is Alex Stewart, Andy Cousins, Corrie McAllister, Ryan Young and Chris Yates.
All support welcomed
Paul Wimpress

 

 

Upcoming fixtures

Thursday 21st May 2015:
Ladies Junior Foursomes v Hilton – venue Bangor, tee time 2.15pm
Ladies Senior Foursomes v Royal Portrush – venue Bangor, tee time 4.02pm

Saturday 23rd May 2015:
Ladies Miele v Antrim – venue: Bangor, tee time 4.36pm

Sunday 24th May 2015:
Senior Cup Qualifying – venuw: Royal Belfast, tee time 9.20am
Holt Shield v Holywood – venue: Bangor, tee time 2.00pm

Sunday 31st May 2015:
Ulster Cup v Ballyclare – venue Bangor, tee time 2.30pm
Junior Cup Qualifying – venue Bangor

Sunday 7th June 2015:
Ulster Cup v Ballyclare – venue Ballyclare, tee time 3.00pm

If your not doing anything these days the teams would love your support. Good luck to all the teams playing

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Social Media Update:

Its now two months since I took over the social media for Bangor Golf Club and I feel we are moving in the right direction.

We are now able to supply:

  • Local Competition Results
  • Interclub Team news and Results
  • Open Day promotions
  • Catering information
  • Course information
  • Fundraising promotions

On Facebook we have increased our followers to 428, an increase of 17%. We have also increased the daily views and interactions of our page from 44 to 57 people per day, an increase of 30%

On Twitter we have increased our followers  to 546, an increase of 30%. The amount of information tweets has also increased – (over a 2 month period) from 1 tweet to 65, an significant increase

The next stage of our plan is to make better use of our website and there are a few idea’s currently being discussed that will hopefully come to fruition in the coming months that will put our site up there with some of the best around.

I am looking some feedback from YOU the people who visit all our media outlets –

  •  What can we do better?
  • What would you like to see added?
  • What would you like to see removed?

Thanks for all your support over the last few months and hopefully we are giving you what you want in a timely fashion.

You can email any comments or ideas to bangorgcsocialmedia@gmail.com

 

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