Category: Gents News

Beech Park successful in its Sports Capital Grant Application.

Great news today as we have received notice that Beech Park Golf Club has been successful in its 2018 application to the Sports Capital Grant Programme.

In 2018, the club made an application for specific capital work for the club that could be covered under the Grant Program. We are delighted to announce that we have received news today of funding of 115k for:

  • A much needed new spraying machine
  • Work on some of the pathways around the course
  • Work on new practice facilities.

Well done to all who were involved in putting the application together. We look forward to seeing these much need upgrades around the course during 2020.

Captain Karl, Lady Captain Catriona and The Beech Park Management Committee


Changes to BRS for 9 Hole Competitions

There are some changes taking effect on BRS to facilitate members booking into 9 hole competitions.  These changes will be effective for competitions from Sat 16th November with booking enabled on Thursday 7th at 09:30am.

This will affect all 9-hole competitions until years end.

BRS now offer a facility to reserve a slot on both 9’s when making a booking.

Members logging into BRS to book competitions may have noticed that the booking diary has started to show competitions set up for both 1st and 10th tees as per the image below:


From Thursday 7th November members will need to book for either/both 9’s when making a booking.

Members playing 18 holes will be required to book a slot on both the Front 9 and Back 9 on BRS in order for the Purse System to correctly deduct the correct amount from members purse accounts.  Booking either 9 will effect a €3 deduction from the members purse account so by playing 18 holes the correct €6 will be deducted.

When a member logs into BRS to book golf and select the date they wish to book for they will see the following options at the top of the booking screen circled in red below:

Clicking on the Blue box labelled “Beech Park 1st Tee” will allow the member to book the FRONT 9.

If the member wishes to play 18 holes they should then click on the Green box labelled “Beech Park 10th Tee” in order to reserve a slot on the BACK 9.

The Back 9 timesheet is configured to start approx 2hrs after the Front 9 so that those booking for the Front 9 can then reserve a slot on the back 9 for 2hrs after their Front 9 time.

If any members have any queries about this new process they are requested to send an email to “



Winter Rules – Lift, Clean and PLACE are now in play

Winter Rules are now in operation in Beech Park.  All members are reminded that the local rule is to “Lift, Clean and Place” the ball within 6 inches.

Members are reminded that:

  • You must not bump it, roll it, foot wedge it, toss it or pick up the ball and drop it.
  • You must mark the ball’s original position before lifting. Use a ballmarker, a tee, whatever.
  • You are allowed to clean the ball after lifting. (Pervasive mud on the course is one of the most common reasons for implementing preferred lies.)
  • After cleaning, you must place the ball—again, no bumping, rolling, kicking, tossing, etc.— on a spot within 6 inches of the original position of the ball.


Dermot Downer wins All-Ireland PGA Tankard

Congratulations go to Dermot Downer on winning the All-Ireland PGA Tankard trophy for 2019.

Having won the Club qualifier on September 7th with a 65nett Dermot then qualified for the Final 6 when competing in the regional qualifier in Carlow in recent weeks.

The All-Ireland final took place on Thursday 17th October in Druid’s Glen and Dermot emerged victorius with a best-of-the-day 36pts to win by 1.

Well done Dermot.