*Mark Power. Photograph: Pat Cashman Golfing fans and Lahinch club members in particular, closely followed the fortunes of the Great Britain and Ireland team in their biennial match with the United States at the weekend at Seminole golf club in Florida.
*Tom Clancy, Peter Tim Lynch, Karl Lynch and Peter Tim Lynch Jnr were among the golfers hitting the fairways of Shannon Golf Club on Monday. Photograph: Joe Buckley One hundred and seventeen days after golf was last allowed, clubs throughout the country welcomed back their members on Monday.
With the easing of Covid restrictions leading to the re-opening of golf courses, officials at Kilkee Golf Club are thrilled that work on a €270,000. development programme which will see the course upgraded along with the development of a 6 hole course to benefit the club’s junior sections is set to resume.
While the majority of club golfers concentrate on the various competitions in their clubs, those in the low handicap bracket aspire to competing in scratch cup events throughout the country and progressing on to qualifying to play in such prestigious competitions at the South of Ireland amateur championship.
*Keith Buckley. Photograph: Joe Buckley Golfing history will be made in Shannon in August of this year when the annual inter Pro competitions will be hosted by the club as this will mark the first time that the men’s and ladies events will be held together.
Designed by Ryder Cup star, Christy O’ Connor Junior, and officially opened in August 1996, Gort Golf Club is an 18 Hole Championship golf course, set in 160 acres of picturesque parkland on the edge of the world famous Burren.