Irish Open 2015

On Thursday we will see the start of the Irish Open at Royal County Down Golf Club, we wish them all the very best in their hosting of this event and we are sure they will host an amazing competition.

Good luck to all the Irish players participating: Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Shane Lowry, Damien McGrane, Paul McGinley, Reeve Whitson, Kevin Phelan, Gareth Maybin, Simon Thornton, Peter Lawrie, Michael McDermott, Brendan McGovern, Damian Mooney, Neil O’Briain, John G Kelly, Cian McNamara and 3 Amateurs – Jack Hume, Gary Hurley & Gavin Moynihan.

A special mention to all our members who are heading down to offer their services as stewards, they will be looking after the 5th hole so give them a friendly wave and a pat on the back!

To anyone else going down enjoy yourselves and hopefully the weather will be in our favour.

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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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Monday 25th May Information

Members should note that the advertised Open Competitions to be held on the Whitsun Bank Holiday (Monday 25 May 2015) has been cancelled.

Golf Committee has decided to run Ladies & Gents Stableford competitions restricted to club members only on the day.  The timesheet for this went live at 4.30pm on Friday 15th May 2015.

 

Dunlop Festival of Golf

The Dunlop Festival of Golf takes place this year on Sunday 7th June at Bangor Golf Club. This years competition, unlike previous years, takes place over one day only and incorporates three competitions which are:

Ladies Singles Stableford
Gents Single Stableford
Mixed Greensomes

Times are available between 9am – 4pm

Booking is available at www.bangorgolfclubni.co.uk

 

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Team Updates – The Pierce Purcell, Ladies Senior & Minor Cup & Ulster Fourball

Pierce Purcell – the team qualified on Sunday after battling against extremely tough conditions at Helen’s Bay. Congratulations to the team for their great efforts, and thanks to all the supporters who came along!

We now face a flat match against Knock this Sunday 17th May, and we would hugely appreciate your support.

We tee-off at 1pm at Helen’s Bay, and all support would be greatly received.

 

Ladies Senior Cup – Bangor Senior Cup team lost on Monday 11th May 3/2 having gone to tie holes in the final of the Plate against a very strong RBGC.

 

The Ladies Minor Cup team lost 5 matches away to another very strong RBGC team. All to play for in the return match at home on Monday 18th May.

 

Our Ulster Fourball team struggled against the weather and a very strong Castleblayney team at Concra Wood on Sunday 10th May, eventually losing 5-0. The return leg is at Bangor this Sunday 17th May at 1.30pm.

New Bar Grill – Sunday Nights from 5pm till 7pm

Sunday Night – Grill Bar Menu – 5-7pm

Scott and his team are delighted to announce their “Sunday Night – Grill Bar Menu” It looks a wonderful menu and one hopefully many of our members will enjoy!

 

Char Grilled Chicken Fillet topped with chilli prawns, served with rocket salad & shoestring fries – £7.95

Homemade Gourmet Steak Burger topped with bacon, red onion chutney & brie in a toasted brioche bun & served with chips – £7.95

Battered Fillet of Hake with peas, lemon wedge , chips and homemade tartar sauce – £7.95

Clubhouse Grill chop, liver, sausage, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, peas, fried eggs & chips – £8.95

6oz Sirloin Steak topped with garlic prawns and choice of side – £10.95

8oz Sirloin Steak with onion rings, grilled tomato, pepper sauce and choice of side – £11.95

Beef & Bird 6oz Sirloin topped with southern fried chicken strips, BBQ sauce and choice of side – £12.95

Side Orders – £1.50           Sauces – £2.00
Shoestring Fries                Garlic Butter
Chips                                   Chilli Sauce
Champ                                Pepper Sauce
Saute                                   BBQ sauce
Garlic Saute
Dressed House Salad