Newcastle West golf club Limerick

Newcastle West golf course Limerick

Newcastle West Golf Course

Newcastle West Club Crest

In November 1991 the members of Newcastle West decided to purchase a stud farm belonging to racehorse breeder Col. Dick Cripps, near the village of Ardagh. Every school child in Ireland has heard of this famous area, as it was where the, Ardagh Chalice was discovered by Mrs. Quinn and her son in 1868.

They retained the services of Dr. Arthur Spring to design a delightfully challenging course set in a beautiful pastoral setting. Spring completed this 6,444, yard par-71 standard scratch course by 1994, with an abundance of mature broadleaf trees. The stables are converted to locker rooms at ground floor level at first floor level there is a fine restaurant and bar. The bar overlooks the 18th green and the ambiance is stunning. The opening hole is a relatively benign par-5 at 465 yards index 16, played from an elevated tee. After that the course begins to show its teeth the 414 yard 5th will test the best of golfers.

The members were so taken by the new location that they often recalled the words of Bobby Jones about his discovery of Augusta: "It seemed that this land has been lying there for years, just waiting for someone to lay a golf course upon it". The visitor is always made feel welcome here and he/she is assured of a memorable game of golf.

Green Fees Monday to Thursday High Season: €40
Green Fees Fourball Midweek High Season:
Green Fees Friday High Season: €50
Green Fees Fourball Friday High Season: €180
Green Fees Saturday & Sunday High Season: €60
Green Fees Fourball Saturday & Sunday High Season: €220
Green Fees Monday to Friday Low Season: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €35
Green Fees with a Member: €25
Green Fees for Opens: €25
Practice Area: Range
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: €30 Yes
Soft Spikes: No
Full Membership Available: Yes
Full Membership Fee: €1,054
Full 5-Day Membership Fee: €764
Distance Membership Fee: €350
Full Intermediat 26-27 Membership Fee:
Full Young Adult 19-25 Membership Fee:
Full Junior Membership Fee: €165
Entrance Fee: None
Course Type Parkland
No Holes 18
Members 715
Designer Arthur Spring
Founded 1938

Newcastle West,
Co. Limerick

Telephone 069-76500
Email info@newcastlewestgolf.com
Website Newcastle West golf club website
Secretary/Manager: John Devine
Captain: Ray O’Reilly
Lady Captain: Nora Ryan
Presidents': Michael O’Connor & Kate O’Shaughnessy
Vice-Captains': Owen HayesMary Liston
Hon. Secretary: Liam Mackessy, Brian Scanlan & Theresa Twomey
Club Pro.: Ina Colleran 069-76500
Hon. Treasurer:  Pat Magner, Mike Daly & Maria Quinn
Comp. Secretary: Alister Lynch &  Mary Braddish
Newcastle West Golf Course Layout Course Layout

Location Map

GPS Coord*
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General Facts & Information

Course opening hours: Daylight hours Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course
Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering, facilities Days to Avoid: Weekends
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance

Newcastle West Golf Club Fixtures 2024 provisional*

Open & Major Fixtures 2024 (to be Confirmed)        
Event Start Finish Type Duration
Captains' Drive-In Sunday 4 January
  Closed 1
Vice-Captain's Prize Saturday
Closed 2
Vice-Captain's Prize Sunday
  Closed 1
President's Prize Saturday 13 July Sunday 14 July Closed 2
President's Prize Sunday 14 July   Closed 1
Captain's Prize Saturday 3 August
Sunday 4 August
Closed 2
Captain's Prize Sunday 4 August
  Closed 1
Lady Captain's Prize Saturday 11 August   Closed 1
Professionals Prize: Sunday 25 August   Closed 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 25 April   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 2 May   Open 1
3-Person Team Event Monday 6 May   Open 1
L. & G. Seniors Singles Stableford 55+
Wednesday 8 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 9 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 16 May   Open 1
Rathkeale GAA Club Classic Friday 17 May   Open 1
Ladies 3-Person Team Event Wednesday 22 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 23 May   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 30 May
  Open 1
4-Person Team Event Saturday 1 June Monday 3 June Open 3
4-Person Team Event Sunday 2 June   Open 1
4-Person Team Event Monday 3 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 6 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 13 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 20 June   Open 1
Newcastle West Golf Classic Friday 21 June Sunday 23 June Open 3
Newcastle West Golf Classic Saturday 22 June   Open 1
Newcastle West Golf Classic Sunday 23 June   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 27 June   Open 1
Start of Open Week Sunday 7 July Friday 4 July Open 5
Singles Sunday 7 July
  Open 1
3-Person Scramble
Monday 8 July   Open 1
4-Person Team Event
Tuesday 9 July   Open 1
Ladies Singles Stableford
Wednesday 10 July   Open 1
3-Person Champain Scramble Friday 11 July   Open 1
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11) Saturday 5 July Sunday 6 July Open 2
Junior Scratch Cup (5 to 11) Sunday 6 July   Open 1
Inter Scratch Cup (12 to 19) Saturday 5 July Sunday 6 July Open 2
Inter Scratch Cup (12 to 19) Sunday 6 July   Open 1
Minor Scratch Cup (19 to 28) Saturday 5 July Sunday 6 July Open 2
Minor Scratch Cup (19 to 28) Sunday 6 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 11 July   Open 1
Munster Boys' Inter-Club Area Funals (West) Tuesday 16 July   G.I. 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 18 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 25 July
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 1 August   Open 1
3-Ball Scramble Monday 6 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 8 August   Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 15 August   Open 1
Tadhg O'Connor Cups Friday 16 August Sunday 18 August  Open 3
Tadhg O'Connor Cups Saturday 17 August    Open 1
Tadhg O'Connor Cups Sunday 18 August    Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 22 August
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 29 August
  Open 1
2-Person Team Scramble
Sunday 1 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 5 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 12 September   Open 1
Singles Stableford Thursday 19 September
  Open 1
L. & G. Singles Stableford Thursday 26 September
  Open 1
3-Person Team Event Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Open 2
3-Person Team Event Sunday 27 October   Open 1
3-Person Scramble
Monday 28 October   Open 1

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Card of the Course

White Par 71 SSS 70 6,141 yd's
Yellow Par 71 SSS 69 5,833 yd's
Red Par 72 SSS 72 5,203 yd's
Blue Par 71 SSS 72 6,415 yd's


Hole No. Blue White Yellow Par Index Red Par Index
1 470 456 466 5 12 411 5 6
2 356 345 335 4 6
305 4 7
3 189 166 156 3 16 140 3 14
4 361 310 300 4 8
297 4 12
5 409 387 377 4 2 366 4 1
6 185 163 153 3 14 110 3 11
7 377 368 339 4 10
297 4 9
8 503 495 485 5 18 399 5 17
9 385 350 340 4 4
283 4 4
Out 3,235 3,040 2,951 36   2,608 36  
10 183 170 165 3 17 163 3 15
11 400
387 352 4 5
327 4 5
12 355 348 298 4 7 276 4 10
13 336 330 315 4 9
242 4 18
14 503 504 495 5 13 435 5 2
15 415 407 335 4 11
315 4 13
16 401 377 370 4 3
329 4 3
17 186 167 151 3 15 140 3 16
18 437 411 401 4 1
368 5 8
In 3,216 3,101 2,882 35   2,595 36  
Total 6,451 6,141 5,833 71   5,203 72  
SSS 72 70 70     72    

Notable rounds

Men's Course Record: 67 Arthur Spring (2) 26/06/1996

Ladies Course Record:

Members Achievements

Newcastle West Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Pierce Purcell Shield at Fota Island Golf Club on Sunday 16th July 2012.

They beat Mallow Golf Club in the Semi-Final and recorded a 3-matches to 2-matches over the Cork team in the morning and went on to beat Shannon in a cliff-hanger Munster Final  that went up the 19th before a winner could be decided with Eoin Duggan sinking the deciding putt.

The squad was Noel Harnett, Eugene Hannon, Adrian Enright, Adrian Gilbert, Liam Keane, Ger Foley, Joe McMahon, Francis Moore, Shane Kelly, Colin Cleary, Dave Murphy, Eoin Duggan, Stephen Noonan, Mick Meehan, Pat Magner and Jason O'Donovan. They were managed by Mick O'Connor and selected by Frank Moore and Thomas Foley.

They made their way to Kinsale Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Wednesday 19th September when they were drawn against Leinster Champions The Royal Dublin Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.

They were led by Noel Harnett with Pat Magner who had a 2 and 1 win over C. O’Siochain with M. Perry, next up was Stephen Noonan with Mick Meehan who had a very comfortable 8 and 6 win over J. Enright with D. Murphy, they were followed by Liam Keane with Ger Foley who beat S. Guirke with R. Gygax by 5 and 3. In the penultimate match Colin Cleary with Shane Kelly halved their match against D. Shaw with R. McGovern as did Eoin Duggan with Dave Murphy against P. Dowling with E. McHugh when they were called in.

They met Connaught Champions Gort Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final, Gort had beaten Ulster Champions Foyle Golf Club by 3-matches to 2-matches in their Semi-Final.

They were led this time by Pat Magner with Noel Harnett who recorded a 5 and 3 win over David O’Dell with D. Daly, next up was Mick Meehan with Stephen Noonan who halved their match against Gerry Broderick with John Moylan, they were followed by Liam Keane with Ger Foley who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Pat Curtis with Kevin Mulkerrins. In the penultimate match Joe McMahon Jnr. with Francis Moore halved their match against John Tierney with Michael O’Dell, in the bottom match D. Murphy with E. Duggan had a 4 and 2 win over Ray Quinn with A. Edler.   

Newcastle West Golf Club won the Munster Final of the BMW Irish Mixed Foursomes and reached the All-Ireland Final against eventual winners Moate at Monkstown Golf Club on 1 st September 2005.

They played Ulster Champions Donaghadee in the Semi-Final and won by 3½ matches to 1½ matches.

First out were N. O'Grady & T. O'Shaughnessy against G. Boyd & L. Lister, this match didn't reach a conclusion until the 1st sudden-death when the Newcastle pair put the first points on the board. They were followed by F. Geary & K. Cussen who had a very convincing victory over J. McNaught & N. McCully by 6 and 4. Next on the tee was T. O'Connor & Margaret McAuliffe who halved with W. McCully & S. Stockton. The penultimate pair was F. Moore & Martina McAuliffe who lost to N. & D. Boyd by 3 and 1. The anchor team was M. Stack & J. Scanlan against E. Alcock & T. Moore who delivered a 3 and 2 win over the Donaghadee duo.

In the All-Ireland Final against Leinster Champions Moate, they were lead by N. O'Grady & T. O'Shaughnessy against M. Power & V. Coughlan, this match went all the way to the 18 th . They were followed by F. Geary & K. Cussen against L. Galvin & C. Connolly and again the match went to the last. Next up was T. O'Connor & Margaret McAuliffe who lost out to O. Grogan & T. White by 5 and 4. Last but one was F. Moore & Martina McAuliffe who halved with B. Burke & M. Galvin. The final pairing of M. Stack & J. Scanlan had a convincing 5 and 3 win over E & G. Coughlan.

Newcastle West won the Irish Final of the Spar-Irish Independent Mixed Pairs Challenge at Adare Manor Golf & Country Club on the 25th of August 2001. Kay Cussen playing off a handicap of 20 teamed up with Competition Secretary Mossie Stack, no mean golfer off 6, lifted the trophy with 55 points to win by one point. They consolidated their victory with 28 points on the last six holes, which included five five-pointers. Well done and I hope you had the best of luck in Tenerife. They finished in joint 3rd at the Golf del Sur championship course with a score of 148.

Newcastle West won the Munster Country Club's Cup at Muskerry Golf Club in 1979, when the team was Michael Dooley, Tom Devine, Dermot Walshe, Pat Kenny, Tony Keane, Johnny Kearse, Mick Shields, David Kennedy, they were captained by John Cussen. 

The Ladies of Newcastle West Golf Club won the ILGU Southern District, Junior Cup in 2004, when the team was Susan Shorten, Martina Reidy and Marie Woulfe.

They won the ILGU Minor League in 2002, when the team was, Bernie M. Moloney, Mary O'Donoghue, Mary Stack, Kay Cremin, Mary Kenneally, Maira Woulfe, Elaine Stack, they were managed by Phil Ruttle.

They first won the ILGU Minor League in 1983, when the team was, L. Flannery, K. O'Malley, J. Neville, A. Ryan and M. Gilmartin, they were captained by M. Curtin.

Lady Captain Teresa Egan, Captain Pat Neville and President Mick Dooley were very close to lifting the Mercedes Benz-Irish Independent Executive Trophy at the K Club on the 13th of August 2001. They finished with 74 points one shot behind the winners.

Lady Captain Teresa Egan and her Captain's Prize winner Margaret McAuliffe were runners-up in the regional qualifiers, of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Limerick Golf Club in August 2001. Teresa playing off 24 and Margaret off 13 returned 40 points. The went on to play in the Nation Finals at Druid's Glen on October 1st.

Members who played representative golf for their Province;

Seamus King represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 2008 to 2009 playing 11-times won 6-matches halved two and lost 3-matches accumulating 14-points;

Patrick Sheehy represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2005 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points;

History of Newcastle West

Founded 1938 affiliated 1938.

On the 14th April 1938 eight prominent local businessmen met in a room in Egan's Central Hotel Newcastle West to decide and agree on the formation of a Golf Club. After a number of meetings negotiations were successfully concluded with a local landowner, Mr McCoy, to lease land at Killeline and the Club was on its way.

The dual role of giving lessons to members and to supervising the development work on the course was given to a Mr D. Murray, a professional golfer from Tipperary.

Caddies were a prominent feature of the early days of the Club with 4 local men recorded as being official caddies of the Club.

The official opening of the Club took place on the 14h September 1938 when the V. Rev. Cn Hannon drove off the first tee. This was a huge event in the area and marked the beginning of our journey.

The first competition was held on the 21st September 1938 and was won by Mr. D. O' Dwyer. Mr J. Ambrose was second.

The earliest record of the first hole in one is recorded as being achieved by Mr James Griffin. This was of such significance that a report on it was sent to the Press for publication.

During the war rationing of goods and essentials was a way of life and this also extended to the use of golf balls. On the 31st March 1942 it was decided to ration golf balls to one per month. If a member wanted to have a ball re-covered it would cost 1s 3d for each ball.

It was on the 23rd March 1942 that affiliation to the Golfing Union of Ireland was discussed and agreed.

In 1992 at a specially convened meeting it was decided, after much discussion, to relocate the existing 9 hole Club to a location at Rathgonan Ardagh and to develop an 18 hole Championship course.

This foresightedness by the Committees and Members has paid off handsomely for all members as we now enjoy one of the finest parkland courses in the South West and as every year goes by its reputation has gown to such an extent that it is now on the list of most golfers as a must play course.

Play commenced on the new course in May of 1994 and over the past number of years substantial development work has been carried out which has resulted in the creation of a magnificent course and clubhouse facilities. One of the many important decisions taken by the Club has been to ensure that all members and visitors enjoy the best of facilities and the warmest of welcomes.

The Club has invested heavily in course development and maintenance, clubhouse, bar and catering facilities, provision of a 10 bay fully covered and floodlit driving range,18 hole putting green, chipping green and a Pro-shop headed by a qualified Professional.

Newcastle West Golf Club, from humble beginnings in 1938, has evolved into one of the finest parkland courses in the South West and with the drive, ambition and forward thinking attitude of its committees and members it will continue to lead the way in Golf Club development well into the future.

Roll of Honour

Member Year Hon. Position
M. Roche 1989 Ladies Captain
P. Byrne 1989 Men's Captain
K. A. Barrett 1989 President
H. Roche 1990 Ladies Captain
T. P. Kelly 1990 Men's Captain
R. Cussen 1990 President
M. McDonald 1991 Ladies Captain
D. Heverin 1991 Men's Captain
R. Cussen 1991 President
M. McCoy 1992 Ladies Captain
P. McLoughlin 1992 Men's Captain
T. Geary 1992 President
K. Cussen 1993 Ladies Captain
M. O'Riordan 1993 Men's Captain
T. Geary 1993 President
I. Devine 1994 Ladies Captain
P. Hartnett 1994 Men's Captain
T. Dooley 1994 President
A. Sheehan 1995 Ladies Captain
M. McQuinn 1995 Men's Captain
T. Dooley 1995 President
A. Long 1996 Ladies Captain
T. Roche 1996 Men's Captain
G. McMahon 1996 President
M. Barry 1997 Ladies Captain
T. Kelleher 1997 Men's Captain
G. McMahon 1997 President
E. O'Malley-Quaid 1998 Ladies Captain
J. Whelan 1998 Men's Captain
P. B. Hayes 1998 President
Deirdre Cussen 1999 Ladies Captain
Brian Nash 1999 Men's Captain
B. Sheahan 2000 Ladies Captain
Nora Raleigh 2000 Ladies President
M. Cussen 2000 Men's Captain
M. P. Murphy  2000 President
Teresa Egan 2001 Ladies Captain
Mary Curtin 2001 Ladies President
Pat Neville 2001 Men's Captain
Mick Dooley 2001 President
Patsy Lydon 2002 Ladies Captain
Mary Curtin 2002 Ladies President
Jackie Kennelly 2002 Men's Captain
S. Dillane 2002 President
Bernie Moloney 2003 Ladies Captain
Neta Burke 2003 Ladies President
J. White 2003 Men's Captain
John Cussen 2003 President
Josephine O'Donnell 2004 Ladies Captain
Neta Burke 2004 Ladies President
Noel Harnett 2004 Men's Captain
Pat McLoughlin 2004 President
Marion Kennedy-Hogan 2005 Ladies Captain
Angela Ryan 2005 Ladies President
Richard Collins 2005 Men's Captain
Derck Heverin 2005 President
Martina McAuliffe 2006 Ladies Captain
Helen Roche 2006 Ladies President
Maurice McAuliffe 2006 Men's Captain
Paddy Lyons 2006 President
Mary O Sullivan 2007 Ladies Captain
Helen Roche  2007 Ladies President
Denis O'Sullivan 2007 Men's Captain
Timmy Roche 2007 President
Mary O'Sullivan 2008 Ladies Captain
Kay Cussen 2008 Ladies President
Tommy Greaney 2008 Men's Captain
Michael O'Riordan 2008 President
Ann Corbett 2009 Ladies Captain
Kay Cussen 2009 Ladies President
Teddy Woulfe 2009 Men's Captain
Brian Nash 2009 President
Angela T. Ryan   2010 Ladies Captain
Ita Devine 2010 Ladies President
Neily Duggan  2010 Men's Captain
Maurice McAuliffe 2010 President
Kate O'Shaughnessy 2011 Ladies Captain
Ita Devine 2011 Ladies President
Mossie Stack 2011 Men's Captain
Richard Collins 2011 President
Phil Ruttle 2012 Ladies Captain
Margaret Barry 2012 Ladies President
John Devine 2012 Men's Captain
Joe White 2012 President
Mary McGill 2013 Ladies Captain
Joan Maher 2013 Ladies President
Paddy Lane 2013 Men's Captain
Pat Neville 2013 President
Peg Murphy 2014 Ladies Captain
Deirdre Cussen 2014 Ladies President
Frank Moore 2014 Men's Captain
Peter Byrne 2014 President
Josephine Mulcahy 2015 Ladies Captain
2015 Ladies President
Mike O'Connor 2015 Men's Captain
Tommy Kelleher 2015 President
Irene O’Connor
2016 Ladies Captain
Therisa Lawlor
2016 Ladies President
Seamus Moloney 2016 Men's Captain
George Shire
2016 President
Mary McGill 
2017 Ladies Captain
Nell Moroney 2017 Ladies President
Brian Mangan 2017 Men's Captain
Mossie Stack 2017 President
Maria Quinn  2018 Ladies Captain
Nell Moroney 2018 Ladies President
Alister Lynch 2018 Men's Captain
Neil Duggan 2018 President
Bernie M. Moloney 2019 Ladies Captain
Josphine O'Donnell 2019 Ladies President
Mike Daly 2019 Men's Captain
Brian Scanlan
2019 President
Joan Scanlan 2020 Ladies Captain
 Josephine O’Donnell 2020 Ladies President
Gerard Liston 2020 Men's Captain
Tommy Greaney 2020 President
Joan Scanlan 2021 Ladies Captain
Angela T. Ryan 2021 Ladies President
Paddy Ivess 2021 Men's Captain
Denis O’Sullivan 2021 President
Rose Fitzgerald 2022 Ladies Captain
Angela T. Ryan 2022 Ladies President
Nelius Murphy 2022 Men's Captain
Seamus Moloney 2022 President
Liz Moloney 2023 Ladies Captain
Kate O’Shaughnessy 2023 Ladies President
Denis Woods 2023 Men's Captain
Frank Moore 2023 President
Nora Ryan 2024 Ladies Captain
Kate O’Shaughnessy 2024 Ladies President
Ray O’Reilly 2024 Men's Captain
Michael O’Connor 2024 President
Martina McAuliffe (11) 2024
Lowest Ladies H'cap
Patrick Sheehy  2024
Lowest Men's H'cap

Holes in One at Newcastle West

Member Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Joan Madigan 16 July 1995 17th   139 yd‘s
Tony Roche 27 August 1995 6th   163 yd‘s
Patsy O'Sullivan 17 September 1995 10th   170 yd‘s
Michael Keating 15 April 1996 17th   167 yd‘s
Michael Upton 5 August 1996 3rd   166 yd‘s
Aidan Supple 23 August 1996 3rd   166 yd‘s
Shane McLoughlin 19 June 1997 3rd   166 yd‘s
James Feane 26 June 1997 6th   163 yd‘s
Jackie Kenneally 5 September 1997 10th   165 yd‘s
Liam Duggan 11 November 1997 6th   163 yd‘s
Danny O'Shea 25 January 1998 17th   167 yd‘s
Liam Doab 5 July 1998 3rd   166 yd‘s
Neilly Duggan 2 September 2000 17th   139 yd‘s
Marie Sheehan 12 June 2001 3rd   140 yd‘s
Pat Neville 17 June 2001 3rd   166 yd‘s
Liam Duggan 11 November 1997 6th   163 yd‘s
Donie Mullane 27 April 2003 10th   170 yd‘s
Tom Lawlor 23 November 2003 6th   163 yd‘s
Shane Scanlan 7 April 2004 17th   167 yd‘s
Noel Harnett 13 May 2005 6th   163 yd‘s
Kay Cussen 6 August 2002 6th   163 yd‘s
Patricia Barry 15 February 2004 6th   163 yd‘s
Kay Cussen 16 May 2004 17th   139 yd‘s
Marie Keane 1 June 2004 17th   139 yd‘s
Kay Cussen 16 July 2004 17th   140 yd‘s
Noel Harnett 13 May 2005 6th   170 yd‘s
Eddie Hannigar 16 July2005 3rd   166 yd‘s
Jim Davern 15 August 2006 10th   168 yd‘s
Chloe Ryan 4 April 2009 17th   140 yd‘s