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Jimmy King shoots 100!
The Club’s oldest member, Jimmy King, celebrates his 100th birthday today and I know that many of you who know Jimmy will want to share with me as we pass on our heartfelt congratulations.
Although now a house member, Jimmy played golf at Donaghadee for many years. Speaking to him yesterday he told me that he still lives in the same house he was born in and used to cross the railway line at the bottom of the garden to play a few holes with the caddies and groundstaff of Royal Belfast. At that time football was his favourite sport and he did not take up golf in any serious way until he joined Donaghadee in early 1966. Jimmy proved himself to be a very good golfer indeed with a single figure handicap and representing the Club in inter team competitions. He has very fond memories of his times at the club playing with all the real characters of the day and then replaying the round in the pro-shop with Billy Hackworth and others. Jimmy still keeps in touch about the craic round the Club through visits from Brian Angus, Kenny Campbell and Robert Neill.
Happy birthday Jimmy from all associated with Donaghadee Golf Club.
European Phoenix Cup Team – Trevor Hillen
For more insight into this great achievement, click on the link below!! Well done from everybody at the club Trevor!!!!
Mid-Week Golf Deal
Shotgun Start & Winter Starting Sheet 2nd October
Get the winter clothing out folk, its that time again. Click on the link below for further details
Past Captains of Donaghadee
On Friday, 21st September the Past Captains of Donaghadee played their annual autumn competition. The winner was Rodger Dorrity with 28 points over the first thirteen holes. He is seen here being presented with the John McCann Cup by senior Past Captain Victor Stephens.
Alpines Golf Society 2018/2019
Lady Captains Open Charity day 2018
Everybody is very welcome to play and its for a good cause!
JAGS’s Catering winter opening hours
ANTI-DAGS PRESIDENTS DAY 2018
Winter opening hours from October 2018
Easy Saturday 18th August
Easy Saturday will be held on the 18th August 4-7pm in the John Nelson room. Come and listen to some relaxing tunes and enjoy a couple of hours with friends and family. No cover charge and what better way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon. Catering will also be available
Captains Day Winners 2018
This year seen another great day and this years big prize went to a very popular member and someone who has played some unbelievable golf!! He recorded a -7 with 43 points playing off scratch. Very very well done Neil Boyd!
Neil Boyd & Family & Captain
Below you will see the other winners from Captains Day
Captains Day program of events.
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Ladies Clokey Cup
Please click on the link below for further information:
Now that our new cater is up and running, they have given us the hours they will open:
One for the Juveniles girls…..
NORTH DOWN GIRLS ALLIANCE
CARNLEA GOLF CLUB
Thursday 5th July 2018
Times from 9.45am
Holywood Golf Club
Tuesday 17th July
Times from 10am
There will be a competition for girls playing 18 and 9 holes. Depending on the entry, we can play a 4/5 hole competition on a shortened course.
Volunteer assistance is required for this category
Entry: 18 Holes £5.00 9 Holes £3.00 4/5 Holes £2.00
Catering will be available.
Please email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information and questions, please contact Karen McMillen 07851784751
An exciting offer that just cant be ignored:
Presidents Day 2018
The weather YET AGAIN was glorious at the weekend and provided great but hard conditions for Presidents day. To putt on some of those greens, you would need a heart of a lion. Some great scores where recorded and quite rightly awarded with prizes later in the evening. A good evening was had plus a good turn out and thank you to everybody who made the effort. Below are the worthy winners of Saturday:
Jeffrey Parkinson Winner with 44 points (cb)
Neal Jenkins Section winner (0-12) 44 Points
Neill Boyd Best Gross 70
Well done to all the winners !!
Ladies Captains Day 2018 for the men
Ray Martin has sent me this very interesting piece on the history of Donaghadee Golf Club. Please take the time to read as its very interesting and nice to know…
DONAGHADEE GOLF CLUB
THE SHORT HISTORY
Donaghadee Golf Club was opened on the 28th July 1899 as a 9 hole course. The course was designed by Willie Fernie the famous Scottish professional who won the Open Championship in 1883 and was runner up on three other occasions. There were 3 holes running along the shoreline on the ‘ Warren’, ground once owned by Earl O’Neill of Slane Castle (c 1840), and used as his private bathing area. The other 6 holes were on the site of the present course. The only remaining original hole is the 9th although this was shortened in 1970. In 1907 we lost the Warren holes when 18 holes were opened on the present ground although these have changed with time, over the next 110 years.
In 1948 Sir Walter Smiles, Bear Gryrlls grandfather, started an annual, summer boy’s competition, that became the Ulster Boys championship. First won in 1948 by Norman Drew. We have three previous Ulster Boys Champions, Kenny Campbell 1974, Colin Glasgow 1978 and Paul Brunton 1979. Jessica Ross, Donaghadee’s finest lady golfer, to date, has won the Ulster Women’s Championship 2015, the Irish Intervarsity Championship 2015, the Leinster Girls Championship 2012 and numerous other important events. Team success over the years has included: All Ireland winners of the Mixed Foursomes 1978 and runners up in 1979; winners of the Fred Daly trophy 1974 and 1979; and winners of the All Ireland Junior Cup in 2012. Our current course records are held by – Men’s: Mark Rea 62 and Ladies’: Jessica Ross 68.
Over the years, many famous and infamous people have played Donaghadee. Baron Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of Hitler’s Nazi Germany from 1939 to 1945, played here in May 1936. David Feherty NBC Sports commentator, US Open winner, Graham McDowell, Open Championship winner Darren Clarke, and multiple Major winner Rory McIlroy have also played the course. Darren had a 65, aged 16, on the first occasion he had seen the course.
This short history was put together by Dr Robert Neill, who has been a member of the Club for more years than he cares to remember and was the winner of the Captain’s Prize in 2016
Donaghadee Golf Club Data Protection Policy
Please find below our policy for the new incoming GDPR
Match reports are now available in team news within the members area (Weekend of the 12/13th May)
Northern Ireland children’s hospice.
Last October, Brett got his walking shoes on and walked from Coleraine to Donaghadee to raise very well needed funds for the Northern Ireland children’s hospice in memory of our Lady Captains grandson Josh Martin. I am sure Jill was delighted with the money that was raised and a massive well done to Brett on taking the challenge on… you will not complain again of walking around 18 holes!!!
Well done Brett!
Please see Team news within the members area for all updates and results from the weekend matches from the Ulster Cup and the Ladies Junior 4s.
Alpines Golf Society Captains day 2018
The Alpines Golf Society brought their winter season to a close with their annual Captain’s Day. Jim McClure reflected on another very successful and enjoyable year for the society before handing out a number of prizes available on the day, including his Captain’s Price (Ken Adams) and Golfer of the Year (John Caldwell)
The bowling league dinner was hosted by Clandeboye last Friday and for the second year in a row the winners were Donaghadee’s team Portavoe. Due to the clash with the Men’s winter league dinner at the Dee, Peter Alcock accepted the trophy on behalf of Norman McManus, team captain of Portavoe. Runners up were Bangor with Orlock in third place. The last club meeting was on Monday when this photo was taken although some Portavoe players are missing. A big vote of thanks was made to Maisie Nelson for all her hard work in her capacity as secretary of the bowling league. Maisie has retired from that role which will be taken on by Helen Nelson of Carnalea.
Winter League Dinner – March 2018
Last night, the club held it’s annual winter league dinner. As usual, well support, great entertainment, superb food and great bar staff to top it off. Our thanks goes out to the sponsor and everybody who played through out the winter. Well done everybody!
Well done to team Shiraz for scooping number 1 spot!! Well played guys!
Well done to Brett for winning the over all winter league prize.
Ladies Branch AGM Tuesday 6th March 2018
Outgoing 2017 Lady Captain, Carol Davidson (left) welcoming Jill Heron, Lady Captain for 2018.
Lady Captain, Jill Heron (left) with Valerie McIlveen, the new 2018 Vice Captain
Outgoing Lady Captain, Carol Davidson (right) presented with a bouquet of flowers by Past Lady Captain, Anne Campbell.