Club Matchplay Competitions and the Wednesday 9 Hole Hat

Club Matchplay
Entry to the 2021 club matchplay events are now available in the Pro Shop. Closing date 2nd May

- Gents Singles individual - Sir William Browne Trophy - Entry is £4. Holder: Steven McCourt
- Gents Fourball betterball - Emil Thompson Trophy - £6 per pair. Holders: Niall McGoldrick & Neil Gorman
- Gents Foursomes - Kirkpatrick Cup - £6 per pair. Holders: Marc McKinstry & Andrew Little
- Mixed Foursomes - John Craig Salvers - £6 per pair. Holders: Kate Mellor & Oliver Mulvenna

These are played off the white tees (mixed is off red tees on even holes), with handicap allowances. Draw will be made after closing date. Once the draw is made you are free to schedule your match for any time. There will be deadlines for when each round needs to be played in order for the competitions to finish before the end of the season.

The Wednesday 9 Hole Hat Competition

The hat starts Wednesday 21st April. This is a 9 hole relaxed social competition for all members. Play with different members and get to know new people!

-Every Wednesday
-Front 9, stableford scoring
-Green/red tees
-Can play at any time of the day
-Prizes for 1,2,3, 1st over 60s, 1st ladies, 1st juvenile
-'Top dog' prize for best 10 scores over the year
- Play in 5 hats throughout the year to qualify for the Hat Finals Day, where there will be great prizes up for grabs
- For the hat, if you win, you are cut 2 shots for the next week, and 1 shot if you are 2nd. This handicap adjustment is only for the hat
- Scoring administered through HowDidIDo

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World Handicap System Boards Now on 1st Tees

The World Handicap System information boards are now up at the 1st tees. The information for white and green tees is on the fence behind the 1st tee, and the information for the red tees is on the back of the 1st tee sign for the red tees.

Thanks to Match and Handicap for the work in getting these made and put up.

These will be used for competitions and for matchplay where there is an allowance for handicaps.

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Bar Open Outside from Friday 30th April

After today's (15th April) Executive announcement, we will be able to have an outdoor bar from Friday 30th April.

The bar indoors will be permitted from Monday 24th May.

Keep an eye out for more information on the finer details as and when we get further information.

Can't wait to have you back!

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Course Update - April

Our thanks go to the Course Manager and Greenstaff team for the condition of the course for our return to golf.

The plans for April and into the start of May are as follows:
- Top-dressing of all the tees with sand.
- Apply a pesticide on all greens, surrounds and certain outfield areas to combat Leatherjacket invasion.
- Apply a selective herbicide to eradicate weeds (mainly daisies) on the fairways and tees.
- Pencil tine the greens near the end of the month and apply a light coating of smooth finishing sand as a top-dressing.
- Apply a liquid fertiliser on all the greens. Overnight rain was forecast on the 17th, so fertiliser was applied to the greens on the evening of Saturday 17th in advance of the rain.
- Erect the new practice net as soon as it arrives.
- Create a chipping area near the practice net.
- The mowing regime will as always take priority and obviously weather conditions will determine when some of the above tasks can be addressed.

The ground on the right of the 15th fairway and within a landing area from the tee is very wet and numerous balls are being plugged and lost. We investigated the area and subsequently realised that drainage was the only option. We had the digger on loan for other tasks and it was decided to address the problems on the 15th too. Main drains with offshoots have been excavated, piped and are being stoned to alleviate the problems. Through time we can add further offshoots if necessary.

In addition we would like to welcome Mr Alan Knox as acting Course Convenor until the AGM can take place.

Can all members please endeavor to fix their own pitchmark and any other pitchmarks visible on the greens.

Playing Conditions and Competition Information

From Monday 12th April 4balls are now allowed again. Thank you for your patience with the 2balls only.

Upcoming competitions have been added to the fixture lists on BRS and HowDidIDo.

Guidance on competition rules for our initial return to competitive golf, and how to record competition scores, has been emailed to all members on 7th April. This document is also available on the 2021 Competition Info documents section within the Members Area / ClubV1 Member Hub.

Going forward BRS will be released at 7pm each Friday as usual.

Cup Winners 2020

As we didn't get to have our annual prizegiving night, below is a list of the cups and trophy winners in 2020

Mens Winner Ladies Winer
Boys Cup Houston Saunderson CarNet Cup Debbie Grimes
John McGavock Anthony Rolston McClay Cup Anne Lennon
CarNet Stableford Michael Robinson Helen Bonugli Cup Angela McConkey
Bob Walker Memorial Matthew Hyslop Dr Wilson Cup Laura Maguire
McMurtry Salvers Marc McKinstry Professionals Cup Laura Maguire
Coronation Cup Paul Johnston McMurtry Salver Ruth Maguire
HMS Antrim Nicholas McClay O2 Cup Ruth Maguire
Larne Harbour Trophy Euan Thomson Veterans & Townsend Thorenson Cup Beverley Moore
Fred Daly Memorial Jonathan McKnight Veterans & Townsend Thorenson Cup Laura Maguire
Baine Trophy Brian Galway Veterans Cup Debbie Grimes
Syd McIlroy Seniors Cup Alan Knox Turkey Competition Lilian Starrett
McEwan Cup Alex Kincaid    
PGA Tankard Bryan Wilson    
Johnston Cup Matthew Hyslop    
Alex Donaldson Memorial Brendan Rolston    
Esler Trophy Marc McKinstry    
Foster Trophy Connor Weir    
Moore Trophy Wilson Lilley    
Barton Cup Philip McCrae    
Paul Hunter Memorial Charlie Robinson    
Moore Stephens Trophy Michael Beggs    
Emil Thompson Fourball Neil Gorman & Niall McGoldrick    
Coronation Cup n/a    

Members Area New Documents

A guide for members with information on the NI Open has been uploaded onto the Members' Area.

The Golf Ireland 2021 Inter Club handicap information document can also be found in the Members' Area.

Council meeting minutes are now uploaded up to and including November 2020. Convenor reports are uploaded up to December 2020.

A new members' information pack and a membership application form to download are also on there.

These can all be found under Club -> Documents.

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Return to Golf Update - 3 Days To Go

We return to golf on Thursday 1st April! Please take the time to read the Golf Ireland protocol here

A reminder that if you book on BRS as a 3ball, from 3 different households, 1 player will be required to play the opposite 9 holes. You could also join up with a 3ball / 1 ball on BRS before arriving at the course. There will be Rangers on course to assist the Pro Shop and to help members to adhere to the protocol. Please make this easier for the volunteer Rangers by not playing in groups which are not permitted by the protocol. This is only for a short period, it is expected (but not confirmed) that we will be allowed 4balls from the 12th of April. Thank you for your patience.

BRS is open for tee times for the period from 1st to 11th April. Can all members please check your emails from Wednesday 24th March as information on the BRS tee time booking process has be sent to all members. There are 2 emails to read. The focus has been getting as many members as possible playing during this initial period.

The Office is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 3pm. This will allow those members who have yet to make arrangements to pay their fees to do so. Payment options are available.

Phone: 02828 583324


Can all members please try and register for the website Members Area. This can be done using the Members Area link at the top right of the website, or through the standalone ClubV1 Members Hub smartphone app. There is a ClubV1 and HowDidIDo set up and log in guide further down the page on this Club News section of the website. There will be useful information uploaded to the Members Area that is not available elsewhere.

Return to Golf Update

BRS will open at 7 PM on Thursday 25th March. This is for tee times for the period from 1st to 11th April.

Can all members please check your emails from Wednesday 24th March as information on the BRS tee time booking process has be sent to all members. There are 2 emails to read. The focus has been getting as many members as possible playing during this initial period.

The Office is open on Thursday and Friday from 9am to 3pm. This will allow those members who have yet to make arrangements to pay their fees to do so. Payment options are available.

Phone: 02828 583324


Please take the time to read the Golf Ireland protocol here

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Guinea Fowl released into the wild

The Guinea Fowl that were raised in the biodiversity area on the right hand side of the 16th have now been released into the wild. The insect and seed eating, ground-nesting birds resemble partridges, but with featherless heads. There have also been regular sightings of Red Squirells in the trees near the 16th. If you see the Guinea Fowl, Red Squirells or any other interesting wildlife, please feel free to take a photo and tag our social media pages.

Northern Ireland Sports Sustainability Fund Update

Full information is in the link here;Golf%20Ireland%20HQ;Club%20Support

Sport Northern Ireland has announced the allocation of £4.2m in funding for golf clubs as part of the Northern Ireland Sports Sustainability Fund.

The fund’s purpose is to help address the economic consequences of the COVID-19 health pandemic effecting the sports sector. It aims to provide the financial interventions needed to stabilise and withstand the worst impacts of COVID-19.

Eligible sports clubs were invited to apply for funding, via the National Governing Bodies, at the end of 2020 and to be considered for funding, applicants must have met the criteria and conditions set out by Sport NI. Applications closed in January 2021 and Sport NI then began the process of verifying the applications received.

Club Office Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday this week

The Club Office is open on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd, Thursday 24th and Friday 25th this week

Hours are 9am - 3pm

Phone: 02828 583324


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Course Update During Lockdown

Course maintenance is continuing at pace driven by our Course Manager Vinny Magill and team of Trevor Tweed and Jonny Corken. Huge thanks to the staff for their efforts and skill under challenging conditions. We are also looking into the possibility of taking on board an apprentice to join the team as part of their Greenmount college education. This will also tie in with and benefit from the recently announced Government support available for the hiring of apprentices.

The greens required more aeration so a pencil tine has been applied. They will then be top dressed with fine sand with the sand luted in by hand. An application of insecticide to combat leatherjackets will be applied and also an application of low nitrogen fertiliser.

The bunkers have been rotovated to a fine tilth. A light top dressing of rough sand will be applied to the tees. The mowing schedule will continue and spraying of fairways for weed control etc will be addressed at an appropriate time.

Other tasks such as the steps on the 13th tee and the fence behind the 1st tee will be completed amongst others.

The latest winter was the wettest on record since we started measuring for the Met Office in 1996, leaving the soil profile cold and somewhat waterlogged.

The gardening team are working every Monday morning on areas such as planting, wood clearing and tidying. Anyone wishing to help volunteer please do not hesitate to join them at around 9am on a Monday morning!

As mentioned in previous correspondance, any members who wish to express ideas on areas of course and buildings development and improvement, please do not hesitate to contact Vincent Lennon or the Course Convenor.

The Golf Course will Re-Open on Thursday 1 April

After todays NI Executive announcement (on the 16th March) the course will re open on Thursday 1 April.

Further details will be announced by Golf Ireland and communicated to members once we know them. We have been advised that the Golf Ireland protocol document will be received on Friday 19th.

Once this protocol has been reviewed, information on tee time booking arrangements will be communicated to all members. No tee times booked in the mean time will be valid until we know the playing protocols laid out by Golf Ireland.

It is anticipated that phase 1 of the return to golf will be members only. Those who have paid or have made arrangements to pay membership fees will have access to BRS.

The Club Office is open on Mondays and Fridays to facilitate payment of membership fees or make arrangements to pay membership fees e.g. by setting up a monthly standing order. It is also planned that the Office will be open on Tuesday 23rd and Thursday 25th of March.

If any member is in need of information relating to existing payment methods please contact the Club Office or a member of council who will be able to assist.

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Cairndhu confirmed as 2021 NI Open Venue in addition to the 2021 ISPS HANDA World Invitational Qualifier

As part of the 2021 ISPS HANDA World Invitational presented by Modest! Golf, this year’s Northern Ireland Open will take place at one of Antrim’s most scenic venues at Cairndhu Golf Club and is part of the UK and Ireland’s Clutch Pro Tour.

Qualifying status for ISPS HANDA World Invitational brings further player and economic benefits. See link here

For over a decade the NI Open has been played at Galgorm where this year’s ISPS HANDA World Invitational will take place from July 28 – August 1, 2021. This year the NI Open moves to Cairndhu where men and women professionals will have the chance to win a place at the ISPS HANDA World Invitational through this dedicated qualifying event.

The 36-hole strokeplay event will take place on June 14-15 where men and women professionals compete for a £10,000 prize fund as a Clutch Tour event and also have the chance to compete alongside European Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour (LET) players. For full details on how to enter please visit

“I am so delighted that we are able to offer a qualifying event for the ISPS HANDA World Invitational in partnership with the Clutch Pro Tour,” explained Niall Horan, owner Modest! Golf, who also support the Clutch Pro Tour.

“Modest! Golf continually provide opportunities for the next generation of golfer and we hope this year’s NI Open provides golfers with a route to compete and qualify for one of the most exciting and unique events on the LPGA, LET and European Tour schedule.”

As part of the wider reach of the internationally acclaimed ISPS HANDA World Invitational, the NI Open brings further economic benefits to the local area and also showcases another great golfing location within the borough.

“I am delighted that the excellent facilities at Cairndhu will play host to some of the game’s leading professionals for the NI Open on June 14-15, which will further showcase Mid and East Antrim, and all that our borough has to offer,” said Councillor Peter Johnston, Mayor Mid & East Antrim Borough Council.

“The last 12 months have been challenging for us all so it is very positive news that we can look forward to brighter days ahead, with the return of such a significant sporting event and the ISPS HANDA World Invitational at Galgorm from July 29 to August 1.

“It is a very welcome development to see the NI Open expand across the borough so that we can increase the reach, benefits and exposure that the event affords us in terms of supporting our local tourism industry and wider economy, while also supporting the local sporting fraternity.

“Council is delighted to work closely with the event organisers, and we remain very hopeful that the restrictions will be sufficiently relaxed to allow spectators and visitors to enjoy the tournaments when the time comes.”

The NI Open will follow government guidelines and further details on spectators will be announced in due course.

The NI Open is another great opportunity for men and women professionals across the island of Ireland and the UK to not only compete in an established event, but also progress to a global event like the ISPS HANDA World Invitational that will be broadcast around the world.

“I am thrilled that that the NI Open as a professional qualifying event for the ISPS HANDA World Invitational is coming to Cairndhu Golf Club,” said Sandra Conlan, Cairndhu Lady Captain.

“I look forward to welcoming all the competitors that will compete in the Clutch Tour event – especially the lady professionals – to experience our hidden gem of a course on the beautiful East Antrim Coast where they will enjoy two great days of golf.”

David Johnston, Cairndhu Club Captain, added: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome the NI Open as this year’s qualifying event for the ISPS HANDA World Invitational to Cairndhu Golf Club, and to play a part in driving the game forward with an event that provides equality and inclusivity.”

“I hope in hosting the NI Open, we will have the opportunity to showcase our course, the stunning scenery and our world-famous hospitality.”

Keep an eye on he tournament build up using the link here

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Congratulations to Laura Maguire and our Ladies Section

Congratulations to Laura Maguire for being named 2nd in Ulster and our Ladies Section for being named 4th in the latest My Golf Ranking update!

Golf Ireland 2021 Inter Club Fixtures Update

Golf Ireland have released some further details of the schedule in 2021 in the link here

Some notable takeaways:
- The draws for inter-club competitions will be conducted by Golf Ireland’s four Regions over the next fortnight, and published later this month, with the intention of commencing no earlier than the middle of May, subject to public health restrictions.
- This season’s inter-club competitions will see a return of the foursomes format to events that have traditionally been played in such a way, with special safety measures to be communicated to competitors in advance of the start of the competitions.

Course Update During 2021 Lockdown - 9th March

As the staff are on the flexible furlough scheme we have been able to take advantage of the breaks in the wet weather and cut the course at short notice.

All 18 greens were fertilised this week. This will allow a light top dressing. The greens will subsequently show a vast improvement 2 weeks from now.

In anticipation of being allowed to re-open, all Greenstaff will be working from Monday 15th and all areas of the course will be attended to. This will be the first time in 12 months that we have had the full team together.

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Gardening Team Update

With the arrival of March the Gardening Team were able to get back to work. Some of the work planned and being carried out is detailed below:

- Entrance Feature/area adjacent to 17th green: Remove hydrangea. Transplant to area beside 17th green & adjacent to steps to 18th tee. Purchase of azalea plants.
- 8th Tee Box: Weed/tidy 8th flowerbed. Add bark. Possible laying of octagonal mesh.
- Area beside bell at 13th tee: Remove stumps, stones etc. Dig. Add soil. Plant with ground cover and colourful plants. Eg. Begonia.
- 11th tee: Cut debris. Continued enhancement. G/S to hire chipper to clear debris. Vinnie to plant wildflowers. Continued maintenance.
- Beech trees at front of clubhouse: Trees cut down and chipped to provide bark for beds etc. Future decision on replacement arrangement.
- Junior Locker Room: Create flowerbed around flagpole. Lay slabs along wall.
- Maintaining beds at 1st, 4th, 6th, conservatory, carpark: Group to work together in weeding named beds. Removing plants/bulbs for over-wintering etc.
- Area beside 6th tee and driveway: Clear area behind old winter tee at 6th & remove ivy from trees. Project by G/S to carry out extensive clearance. Possible wildflower planting.
- Strimming at back of 12th green, 1st tee etc: Bed edging. Purchase battery powered strimmer to be stored with gardeners’ equipment.
- 5th tee box: Stain surrounding area with creosote. Whins cut back by G/S. Rocky area beside buggy path planted.
- Tree branches adjacent to 7th tee: Remove lower branches from smaller trees adjacent to 7th tee to give better line of sight from road.
- Kiln area behind 9th green: Develop this area by adding more soil, planting more plants.

This information is also available in further detail in the ClubV1 members area under member documents

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Cairndhu Development Committee Update

Last year the Council created a sub-committee to look at ways of improving the club's facilities and by doing so try to increase income in the future. This committee was called the Development Committee. Under the Chairmanship of Vice Captain, Vince Lennon, committee members Paul Beattie, Gary Brennan, Jim Campbell, Cyndy Hay, Bobby Lyttle, Paul Stinson and Roy Webb have looked at many aspects of the club and divided the target areas into the Clubhouse and surrounding area, and the Course. Work identified to date is as follows:

-Drainage on 8th Fairway
-Drainage across the 5th and 7th Fairways
-Drainage across 17th 14th 13th Fairways
-Drainage down the 6th hole
-New Tee boxes or Tee box extensions on 1st 4th 14th and 16th
-Water Feature on 9th short left of the green

*Full maps of the proposed drainage for holes 5 to 8 are in the ClubV1 members area*

Clubhouse and Surrounding Area
-Carry out essential Maintenance/repairs to Ballroom Fire Escape
-Creation of access ramp to new Trolley Store at the back of the Juvenile Locker Room
-Partial or complete demolition of existing trolley room which is no longer fit for purpose
-Repair of pot-holes on the Entrance Lane and Car Parks
-Conversion of the Television Room to a Members Bar
-Turning the existing Bar and Function Room into one area with a movable partition further down the Function Room

These are the initial areas proposed to be addressed in a what will be a five year plan - it is anticipated that other areas will be added as we progress.

The first areas to be addressed in relation to Clubhouse and surrounding area will be the fire escape and the access ramp to the new trolley room. The fire escape is a requirement that will have to be addressed before we are allowed to open the clubhouse again. Similarly the moving of the trolley store is essential to ensure the health and safety of the membership as the old facility is no longer fit for purpose.

Moving onto the course. Given the increasing amount of rain that has fallen in recent winters and the fact that there are parts of the course that are sodden which have never been wet before, drainage has become imperative. The initial areas to be drained this year, as soon as we can get the necessary equipment onto the course, will be across the 8th across the 5th and 7th and down the 6th. More accurate detail is shown in the attached maps and diagrams.

These cross ditches have been sited, in consultation with our head green keeper Vinny Magill, to ensure maximum catchment within the wettest areas. They will remain as open drains. The reasons for this are twofold: (i) covered drains have a defined life span after which they collapse, open drains, if properly maintained, will exist and function far longer; (ii) the open drains can be defined as water hazards which will impact on the playability of the hole as well as adding character to the relevant holes.

The irony with putting these open drains in is that we are completely at the mercy of the weather. We need a significant dry spell to enable us to get the necessary equipment onto the course to create the drains and this is totally impossible at present.

Another time issue with these drains is the ISPS Handa World Invitational qualifying event at Cairndhu in June. There will have to be a “cut-off” date after which the work cannot be done as the course would not recover in time. If the work is not done by this date it will be carried out at the end of the season.

With the above in mind, it has now been decided to carry out the major drainage work at the end of the 2021 golfing season, in order for the course to be in the best condition for our members during this season. Other course improvements which require less heavy machinery and will not impact the condition of the playing areas of the course will now be brought forward if possible.

As mentioned, this is a five year plan and the list of work identified above is not exhaustive. To try and give members a form of ownership in this the Committee is open to, and welcomes, suggestions from members as to future activities.

So please consider this content and the accompanying maps etc. and put your minds to other projects for the future.

Cairndhu Development Committee Update - PDF Map

Please use the link below to download the map of the planned work on holes 5 to 8

Cairndhu Development Committee Update - Images
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Smartphone Apps to Download

Smart phone apps to download:
📆 BRS - book tee times
🏆 HowDidIDo - competition results and statistics
📰 ClubV1 - members documents and social card balance (same log in as HDID)
⛳ Rules of Golf

Inter - Club Competitions 2021

Cairndhu has entered the following inter - club competitions in 2021. Any changes to team captains for 2021 will be updated on this website as soon as they are known. Lets hope the pandemic situation allows these to go ahead as planned.

Men's Senior Cup
Men's Junior Cup
Men's Barton Shield
Men's Jimmy Bruen Shield
Men's Pierce Purcell Shield
Men's All-Ireland Four - Ball
Men's Belfast and District Cup
Men's Ulster Cup
Fred Perry Trophy - Senior Men
Max Hadden Trophy - Club Captains
Mixed Foursomes
Boys Inter-Club
Fred Daly Trophy
Boys Foursomes

Details of the new handicap criteria for each team can be found on the link here . The document has also been uploaded to our Club V1 Members Area for members to view and download

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Two Hole in Ones recorded in a week

Amazingly, after re-opening from lockdown, two hole in ones were recorded in the space of a week.

Anne Lennon (2nd hole) and Alexander Reid (11th) both scored an ace to kick off the 2020 summer season.

Luckily for both, with the Bar closed, this was probably the cheapest hole in one you can ever get. Well done to both players

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Junior Locker Room refurbishment complete

In 2020 the Junior Locker Room refurbishment project was completed. Thanks to all who either helped raise funds or took part in the project. This is a great upgrade to this facility and one which will used by hopefully an increased number of Junior boy and girl members in the future.

Membership Fees 5% reduction - Club Office open normal hours on Friday 29 January to facilitate payment

The Club Office will be open normal hours on Friday 29th January to facilitate members who wish to pay their fees via telephone or bank transfer for 2020/21. Fees paid before the end of January will receive the 5% reduction and be entered into the draw for free membership in 2022.

Inter - Club Competitions 2021 Update

Golf Ireland have released details on how the new World Handicap System impacts Inter - Club competitions. There have been some changes to the handicap criteria for certain competitions. Details of the new handicap criteria for each team can be found on the link here

The document has also been uploaded to our Club V1 Members Area for members to view and download

COVID 19 Update

The golf course, Bar and Restaurant closed for 6 weeks on Friday 25th December 2020

This has now been extended until 5th March 2021

Fingers crossed for a positive outcome of any reviews and that we can get back playing golf earlier than currently anticipated

Please keep an eye on your emails for BRS email information regarding the measures and guidelines in place

Many thanks for all your help and cooperation at this unprecedented time and please stay safe

Membership Fees - 5% Reduction on Subscriptions paid before 31st January

Due to the forthcoming Covid restrictions, the club will be closing from close of business on Christmas Eve; the office being closed from close of business Wednesday 23rd December.

In view of these restrictions, the Council has decided to extend the 5% reduction (including entry into the draw for free membership) until the 31st January 2021 for this year.

This is not only in recognition of the Covid restrictions, but also the ongoing support from the membership.

It is anticipated, but yet to be confirmed, that the office will open for a limited period every Friday during January to accept payment of fees. Alternatively members can pay their fees directly to the club's bank account

The Pro Shop Christmas Prize Draw Results

Powakaddy winner - Roy Webb

Fourball at Headfort winner - Paul Beatty

Cairndhu top winner - Martin Lewis

Golf balls winner - Stephen Montgomery

Thank you to everyone who supported the draw and the Pro Shop throughout 2020

Members Area Access on New Website

To access the members area on the new website all members will need to set up access to ClubV1

Please use the guide below

In the members area you can view Club Council Meeting Minutes, you can check your Social Card balance and transactions and much more

Please note ClubV1 can be accessed through a web browser so a smart phone is not a requirement to use ClubV1 members area

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World Handicap System Course Rating

The course rating for Cairndhu is now available using the link here

Information sheets have also been placed in the locker room area

Please refer to email communication by Match and Handicap on how to use this going forward

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Nick Dougherty Visits Cairndhu

We recently had the pleasure of hosting European Tour winner and Sky Sports Golf presenter Nick Dougherty as part of a partnership with Discover Northern Ireland. Nick filmed several Tee Time Tip videos on the course, which he published on his social media channels. A lovely visit from a great bloke.

Follow Nick on Instagram on his Instagram page here

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Cairndhu Members Marshall at The Open at Royal Portrush

Thanks to all the members who volunteered to marshall at The Open at Royal Portrush.

It was one of the best weeks ever seen in Northern Ireland and it was fantastic to play a part in it.

The team steadfastly marshalled the 8th hole all week and a small group also got to marshall the 18th hole on Championship Sunday.

Pictured are some of the team on the 18th hole just after Shane Lowry has holed the winning putt, and with 2020 US Open Champion Bryson DeChambeau.

ClubV1 and HowDidIDo set up and log in

ClubV1 and HowDidIDo set up and log in

All members will need to register on the system. This is in order to run competitions following our move to ClubSystems. You will also notice a range of useful extra features that the system provides, such as hole by hole statistics.

To get set up please follow the steps below:
1. Navigate to or download the smartphone app (the app has an orange and white logo)
2. Register using an email address that you have access to and create a password
3. Look for the activation email in your inbox and then follow the steps. Note that if you encounter issues entering post code then post code can be ignored
4. Select Cairndhu Golf Club from the list of clubs and search for your name to link the account
——if you cannot see your name, try putting the year you joined after your surname and a space, e.g ‘Stenson 2016’ or ‘Rahm 2014’ (Try a few years if unsure)
——if you still cannot see your name and you are a new member your handicap may not have been finalised yet. Please ensure that the relevant scorecards have been returned
5. In the top right corner of the app there is a menu to click on which will allow you to see results, your handicap etc.
6. In addition members can also download the ClubV1 Members Hub app (app has an orange, white and grey logo). Use the email address and password you have created for HowDidiDo to log into this app.