Synge Street Past Pupils Golf Society, which was founded in 1948 and whose Captain’s Trophy/Cup was first contested in 1954, have just announced their outing dates for 2017
- President’s (Damien Byrne’s) Prize on Thursday April 20th at Grange Golf Club Rathfarnham.
Price €65 to include meal, Tee times from 1.30pm – 4pm, Contact Tom Scully: 087 248 4546
- Captain’s (Ray Martin’s) Prize on Thursday September 7th at Edmondstown Golf Club Rathfarnham.
A message from our Golf Captain, Ray Martin.
It is a great privilige and honour for me to be appointed Captain of Synge Street Past Pupils Golf Society for 2017. I have been playing in the Society outings for over 30 years now and its interesting to note that next year in 2018 we will be celebrating our 70th anniversary!
The reason I pencil these dates in my golfing calender every year is twofold…..the possibility of some success on the golf course (slim these days!) but more importantly the great enjoyment and good fun to be had on the day with fellow past pupils and their guests.
I invite and encourage all former pupils who are members of a golf club or a golf society to join myself, President Damien and old friends for our two outings in 2017. And do bring along your guests who can compete for the Visitors Prize on the day. We have some great sponsors on board and great prizes on offer. And in order to encourage greater participation from more past pupils we have introduced very attractive entry fees for this years outings.
I am looking forward to playing in both events, naturally to hosting my Captains day on Thursday 7th September in my home club – Edmondstown Golf Club -, a club that like many of its neighbours, boasts among its membership a large number of Synger past pupils. But I equally look forward to playing in President Damien Byrne’s day in Grange on April 20th, a club which has hosted our great golf society Spring outings for more years than any of us can remember.
Indeed in my very first Synger Golf Society outing in the Grange all those years ago, as a novice golfer off 24, I returned a grand total of 9 stableford for the 18 holes and won the suitably named “Bunny Prize”!
Fortunately the prize happened to be a book by Mel Flannagen, the then famous Newlands teaching pro titled “I Can Help!”.
Suffice to say I read the book that summer and shot 43 points in the autumn outing in Elm Park winning the Presidents Prize in the process-thanks Mel. The highs and lows of golf in one season!
Our organiser par excellance Tom Scully will be in touch in due course with timesheet details.
I look forward to welcoming you and your guests to Grange and Edmondstown in 2017.