John O’Meara will again host this fun annual event which has been moved to Friday 18th in place of the 17th. For new members of the club who are unfamiliar with the auction, players can be bought at the auction and significant money prizes are paid at the Captain’s Day presentation to those who have bought those players who do well on Captain’s Day.
This auction will be preceded both by a scramble at 6pm and the presentation of prizes to recent competition winners.
Bearna golf club are only involved in two more interclub teams in 2014.
The Junior Cup squad under the baton of Stephen Daly go into action in Oughterard Golf Club on the 12th and 13th.
The Connacht Shield team led by Pat Sheehan take on Galway Golf Club at Home on 24th July.
Best of luck to all teams!
This is now posted in the Pro Shop. The Draw will take place on Wednesday 16th July. Every effort will be made to accomodate your time preference. Contact Cathal if you wont be able to get to the clubhouse before then.
Members are invited to attend the presentation of the Lady Captain Prize which takes place next Sunday at 9.30pm. The Lady Captain’s prizes to men will also be presented. Music provided afterwards. Come along and enjoy what is one of the social highlights of the Club’s year.
Below are the results of the Open Competition at Bearna Golf Club this week.
1. Aodan Comerford (9) 40pts
Winner – Michael Gavin (25) 38pts
Below are the results for the Bearna members weekend competition at Bearna golf club 14/15 June 2014. The sponsor was HC Financial and men played off the white markers.
Below are the results for the Open Day Competition held in Bearna Golf Club on 9/11 June.
Winner: Peter Waldron (17) 40 points
· CSS Mon 9th June : 73
· CSS Wed 11th June: 74
Below are the weekend results for Bearna, Galway Golf Club. Competition was sponsored by Barna Pharmacy.
Below is the result of last weeks Open Day at Bearna Golf Club.
1. Padraig Bree (22) 42pts
The deadline for the current round of the single fourball and mixed competitions at Bearna Golf Club is next Saturday 31st. It has been decided to extend this date to Monday 2nd June. To faciliate those who have already played their matches on time and are waiting to play their next match, members are requested to complete any outstanding matches by then.
Bearna, Galway Golf Club is doing well in the GUI / ILGU west of Ireland golf competitions over the weekend. Wins for both Bearna members clubs have seen the club advance to the next rounds.
The ladies came out on top against Galway Bay golf club in the intermediate while the men’s Pierce Purcell team won convincingly 4-1 to beat Connemara Isles golf club. They now advance to play Athenry golf club in the next round.
Tonight the Jimmy Bruen team Galway Bay golf resort. Three matches are at home, so best of luck lads!
Looking ahead to the weekend there is lots of Inter-club matches happening in Bearna, Galway Golf Club.
On Saturday the men’s Pierce Purcell team take on Connemara Isles Golf Club. Three of the matches are at home in this Connemara golf battle! Good luck to all the lads taking part.
On the Ladies side the Intermediate Team are through to the second round of Inter-club Championship where they meet Galway Bay Golf Club on Saturday 24th May at 1.15pm. There are 3 matches away in Galway Bay and two at home. Support from Bearna members would be really appreciated in both venues especially for ball spotting on the back 9 at both venues.
Looking ahead to next week the second round of the Inter-club Mixed Foursomes will take place on Wednesday 28th May when Bearna meet Oughterard Golf Club with three matches at home and two away. Bearna received a bye in round one of this competition.
Best of luck to all the teams from everyone at Bearna Golf Course!
Below are the results for the GUI / ILGU Open Day in Bearna Golf Club last week. This was our largest turnout yet this year so thanks to everyone for coming out. The Open Day will continue in Bearna, Galway Golf Club, every Monday and Wednesday for the rest of the summer.
Dan Madden (17) 39 pts
CSS 21st May 72
Below are the results of the Bearna Golf Club AmAm. We had a great turnout for the event and raised funds that will be used for course development. We here at Bearna Golf Course would like to thank all Bearna members and guests who played in the competition, and also those members who couldn’t play but made a contribution anyway.Well done to all the prize winners!
1. G Walsh, K Bowden, R Brennan, MJ Heffernan – 95 points
2. P Kennan, B Gantly, J McGovern, L McGee – 91
3. T Flaherty, T Cunningham, D McGovern, B McDermott – 90
4. K Higgins, K Lally, K Ruane, D Finn – 89
Nearest the pin – Siobhan Smyth
Below are the results of the Open Day at Bearna Golf Club. Thanks to all the Bearna members and GUI and ILGU members who played.
Dan Madden (11) - 36 points
SSC – 72
The first round of the Miele fourball will be played on Wednesday 7th May at 3pm at Bearna Golf Club. Bearna ladies meet Galway Bay in this competition. Four players in Bearna Golf Course and four in Galway Bay at the same time. Any support from Bearna members on the night would be greatly appreciated!
Friday 16th of May will be the first prize presentation night of the year. The presentation of prizes for Bearna members will take place at 8.30pm and will be preceded by a mixed scramble beginning at 5.30pm. No need to book, just come up and Marian and Gerry will arrange partners for you. Teams will be sent out between 5.30pm and 6.20pm If you have a prize to collect but cannot make it, nominate someone to collect on your behalf or contact one of the committee.
Golfing in Galway is getting busy! There is plenty of action for west of Ireland golf in the coming weeks!
This coming week is a really busy week for the ILGU inter-club teams. If you can come out and support any of the matches it would be really appreciated. We could really do with some ball spotters, if any Bearna members are interested.
The first round of the Miele fourball will be played on Wednesday 7th May at 3pm. Bearna meet Galway Bay Golf Club in this competition. Four players in Bearna and four in Galway Bay at the same time.
On Saturday 11th May at 3.00pm Bearna Golf Club meet Galway Bay Golf Club in Round 2 of the Challenge Cup. We have 3 matches at home and 2 away. Good luck to the Ladies and again supporters and ball spotters are most welcome!
Round 3 of the Irish Mail Foursomes Trophy will take place in Galway Bay Golf Club on Tuesday 13th May. Siobhan Hunt and Nuala Timoney represent the club in this competition. They have already overcome the strong challenge of both Connemara Golf Club and Galway Golf Club. We wish them luck in the 3rd round.
The Junior Foursomes face Loughrea in Galway Bay Golf Club on Saturday 17th May.
On Saturday the 24th May the Intermediate Team play Galway Bay in Round 2 following their recent win over Loughrea Golf Club with 2 matches at home and 3 away.
On Wednesday 28th May, the Club Mixed Team meet Oughterard Golf Club with 3 matches at home and 2 matches away. We wish them the best of luck in their matches.
Keep an eye on the Inter Club Competition page for result updates. You will also find details of the men’s interclub matches. We encourage you to support our men’s teams whenever possible.
Here are the weekend results, 3-5/05/2014, of the Golfstyle competition held at Bearna, Galway Golf Club. The format was stableford. Well done to all Bearna members who participated, particularly past Presidents Brendan Davis and Margaret O’Donovan.
Here are the latest results from the Open Competition held last week at Bearna Golf Club. There was a great turnout so thanks to all the Bearna members and also to all guests who turned out to play.
1. Patrick Neville (1) 40 pts
The Ladies Challenge Cup team at Bearna golf club got their campaign off to a winning start when they defeated Portumna Golf Club on Monday afternoon. The win secures a place for the girls in Round 2 of the competition against Galway Bay Golf Club.
This was the first time a number of players had played matchplay in this competition and they met the challenge square on. Well done to the Bearna members who played, the substitutes and team captains. A special word of thanks to all the supporters both in Bearna and in Portumna and also a big thank you to the caddies who gave their time, support and guidance to each of their players.
Below is a list of the competitions at Bearna, Galway Golf Club, this weekend. Any Bearna members wishing to play can book on line or call Cathal in the proshop.
Holmpatrick Cup Qualifier until Friday May 2nd
Sat 3rd, Sun 4th and Mon 5th May
18 Hole Single Stableford (GOY)
Sat 3rd, Sun 4th and Mon 5th May
18 Hole Single Stableford (GOY)
Its great weather all this week for golfing in Galway so I expect the timesheet to be very busy. Good luck everyone!
1st Tara Cunningham (16), Caoimhe Slemon (18) & Ciara Lynagh (20) - 85 pts
2nd Pat McNamara (25) Bridie McNamara (22) & Tom Cunningham (15) – 82pts (Back 9)
3rd Colm Feeney (1) Peter Feeney (12) Oughterard G.C. & Bertie Feeney (16) - 82pts (Back 6)
Best Dressed in Pink Lady - Orla Cahill
Best Dressed in Pink Man – Peter Leonard
Hole in One – John Collins
Bearna Golf Course NBCRI Pink Event took place on Thursday the 24th April and was a phenomenal success. We were blessed with a beautiful fine day to showcase our wonderful course and also raise vital funds for a very worthy charity. Lady Captain Deirdre was delighted to present the NBCRI with €2,000 which we raised between the golf, raffle & donations. So thank you all the Bearna members and guests who played and participated by dressing in ‘Pink’ both during the golf and afterwards at the presentation of prizes that evening. A special word of thanks to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute who kindly sponsored the golf prizes and to everyone who donated prizes for the raffle and best dressed competition.
We had a fantastic turnout with 41 teams playing on the day. Our beautiful Connemara golf club was bathed in sunshine throughout the day and was awash with every shade of pink from dawn till dus. John Collins produced the shot of the day when his tee shot on the 18th produced a memorable hole in one. Well done Johnny!!
The presentation of prizes in the clubhouse was very well attended that evening. We were honoured to have Anna O Coinne, Chairperson NBCRI, Mairin Clancy NBCRI and Professor Michael J Kerin, Research Director NBCRI and Professor of Surgery NUI Galway in attendance. Anna O Coinne accepted the proceeds of our fundraiser from Lady Captain Deirdre and Professor Kerin thanked everyone who participated and made the fundraising effort of this Galway golf event such a success. He spoke about the research programme at the NBCRI and the new developments over the past few years. He highlighted the fact that research has an important role in the management of breast cancer and he thanked all fundraisers without whose help and support none of their research would be possible.
Well done to Johnny Collins who hit a hole-in-one on the 18th during the NBCRI Pink Event at Bearna Golf Club, seen below taking the ball from the hole and with fellow Bearna members Stiofan O’Conaire and Derek Bryan.
Well done Sir!!
The Open Day results played on Wednesday 23/04/2014 at Bearna, Galway Golf Club, are as follows:
Aodan Comerford (11) 40pts
Here are the results of the weekend competition (19/20 April, 2014), sponsored by Les Jumelles, at Bearna, Galway Golf Club. Format was stableford and men played off the white markers. Congratulations Bearna members and to the winners!
West of Ireland golf Season has started. Preparations by our Ladies Teams has started in earnest as the first of the Homecare Instead ILGU Interclub competitions get underway this month.
On Monday 28th April, In the Challenge Cup, Bearna Golf Club play Portumna Golf Club with three matches away and two at home. The matches will start at 3.00pm.
On Thursday 1st May, the Minor Cup team will meet Gort Golf Club in the first round of the tournament. There will be two matches in Gort Golf Club and three at home. Matches will start at 3.00pm.
Bearna Golf Club will meet Loughrea Golf Club in the first round of the Intermediate Cup at 2.30pm on Saturday 3rd May with three matches at home and two away.
The first round of the Miele fourball will be played on Wednesday 7th May 2014 .Bearna meet Galway Bay Golf Resort in this competition. Four players in Bearna and Four in Galway Bay Golf Club at the same time.
The Junior Foursomes team face Loughrea Golf Club in Galway Bay Golf Club at 2.00pm on Saturday 17th May.
Best of luck to everyone involved in the teams in their quest to secure a pennant for the club in 2014.
Bearna members have organised a fundraiser for the NBCRI on Thursday 24th April. The time sheet is available all day and visitors booking may be made through Cathal in the pro shop on (091) 592677. The cost for members is €10 and € 15 for visitors. Please support this worthy cause and bring your friends. Bearna Golf Club Bar/Restaurant will be open for food and refreshments all day. All are welcome to attend the presentation of prizes by Professor Michael Kerin, Research Director NBCRI, which will take place in the clubhouse that night @ 8.30pm.
Here is the result of the Open Days competition April 14/16 for Bearna, Galway Golf Club
Connemara is the name given to the western portion of County Galway, which lies between Lough Corrib and the Atlantic and is one of the most popular destinations for tourists to come to. Situated in the west of Ireland, it is one of the most scenic areas on the island. It’s craggy mountain peaks, expansive sandy beaches and laced network of lakes exemplify the peaceful solitude and rugged beauty of the west. It has its own unique culture and much of the area, stretching from Bearna to Carna, is Irish speaking.
Golfing in Connemara is as diverse as the landscape it occupies. There are only four courses but each brings their own individual challenges.
Bearna Golf Club
Situated only 5 miles from Galway city this is located at the gateway to Connemara. This Galway golf club is cut right out of the surrounding landscape and is, in fact, the only moorland golf course in Ireland. It was carved out of a typical Connemara landscape of granite rock, bog, gorse and heather. The result is a challenging course of outstanding quality and unique character. With stunning views of Galway Bay, the Aran Islands and the Burren, and the smell of the bog and the gorse which lingers in the air, this is a course which will ignite your senses. The design has resulted in generously proportioned fairways, many elevated tee boxes and some splendid carries. Great care has been taken to construct extra large greens with subtle burrows that will test even the best golfer. The final four holes especially provide an amazing finish to a satisfying and memorable experience. Relax in the bar afterwards and soak up the spectacular scenery.
Connemara Isles Golf Club
Connemara Isles Golf Club is located in the heart of the Conamara Gaeltacht. This distinctive island
9 hole course offers a unique opportunity to play golf on the edge of the Atlantic ocean while enjoying
the breathtaking views of Cill Chiaráin Bay, Cnoc Leitir Móir and Cnoc Mordáin. Established in 1993, this charming and challenging course is set in tranquil links at Eanach Mheáin. The flora and fauna of the course provide a colourful backdrop to a magnificent golf course. A causeway from the mainland brings an island into play where ocean inlets and rocky outcrops provide natural hazards demanding steady nerves. One of the highlights of Connemara Isles is the clubhouse…the only thatched clubhouse in Ireland!
Oughterard Golf Club
Only 25km from Galway city Oughterard Golf Course comprises 18 championship holes that are lined with mature native Irish trees, including oak, hazel and birch. It is an excellent test of golf, with numerous water features and sand bunkers, which are strategically placed to protect the par of the course. A lush parklands course featuring traditional limestone walls throughout the property it is situated between Lough Corrib to the east and the Connemara Mountains to the north and north west, providing a truly spectacular setting. The clubhouse, converted from majestic farmhouse buildings, offers visiting golfers every modern facility, including a well-stocked pro shop, a first-class restaurant and a homely and welcoming bar.
Connemara Golf Club
Although it is a long drive out from Galway city Connemara Golf Links – also called Ballyconneely Golf Club – mixes the stunning natural and unique beauty of the western Irish landscape and the the skills of a great architect to create a memorable golfing experience. Nestled between the scenic splendour of the 12 Bens mountain range and the rugged Atlantic ocean, this is a test from start to finish. The back nine, in particular, have been acknowledged as the equal to any in the world. A testament to the skill of its designer, Eddie Hackett deftly enhanced the rugged environment to create this dramatic championship course. Situated between the Twelve Bens mountain range and the Atlantic Ocean, the 18 holes are every bit as challenging as they are beautiful, a point driven home by the twisting dog leg on the breathtaking 1st hole. There’s also a newer course, which offers a game along the Atlantic for an exhilarating nine holes.
Bearna Golf Club are hosting a fundraising competition in aid of the NBCRI on Thursday 24th April. The format is a Charity 3 Ball Team Event with 2 scores to count on each hole. It is open to both Ladies and Men. Entry is €10 euro for Bearna members and €15 for visitors. Book on-line. Please bring your friends and support a very worthy cause.
Below are the results for the GSS Galway Stationery sponsored competition April 12-13, 2014. Well done to all Bearna members who competed. Format was stroke and men were off the white markers.
Congratulations to our dynamic duo Bearna Golf Members Siobhan Hunt and Nuala Timoney who won their second round match against Galway Golf Club in the Irish Daily Mail Foursomes. Thay are motoring along nicely after beating Connemara Golf Club in the first round. Well done!!
Below are the results for the Open Competition in Bearna, Galway Golf Club.
Located at the gateway to Connemara, Bearna Golf Club is set in a unique and natural Connemara golf landscape of of granite rock, bog, gorse and heather. Surrounding the course you will authentic peat bog where local people have cut turf for many generations. During the summer you will see the stacks of turf cut, dotted all around the bog.
There is an abundance of interesting flora and fauna in the area. Bearna has used the natural lie of the land and the used the features of the landscape to give golfers a special Galway golf experience.
Below are the results for the weekend competition at Bearna Golf Club, 4/5/6 April. The format was stableford with men teeing off from the white markers. We are very grateful to Dubarry for sponsoring our competition here at Bearna, Galway golf club.
Here is a good write up about Bearna, Galway Golf Club in this blog by Kevin Markham. He includes Bearna in his list of Ireland’s Best Hidden Golfing Gems. Some very kind words indeed! I like to think that there are several great golf courses around the area, such as Galway Bay Golf Club, Connemara Golf Club and Galway Golf Club to name a few, and it was also particularly satisfying to see a fine course like Portumna Golf Club feature so highly too. With so many fine west of Ireland golf clubs we can be very proud of ourselves.