Author: Damien

GameOn Autism Golf Seminar

GameOn autism golf is an innovative programme developed to give children and young adults on the autism spectrum access to the game of golf. We spoke to Edel Randles who is co-ordinator of the GameOn autism golf programme development in Ireland about the upcoming training seminar and what the programme […]

Meet Trevor Hillen

Trevor Hillen was born with hands but no fingers. Trevor is a member of Donaghadee Golf Club and regularly competes at European Disabled Golfers Association Events. He is also part of the disability workgroup set up by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland on behalf of the Irish Ladies Golf […]

Golf4Girls4Life Festivals

Due to the success of the Golf4Girls4Life Festivals held last year, we are delighted to be hosting Golf4Girls4Life Festivals in Munster and Mid Leinster this August. These festivals will be aimed at girls who have participated in the Golf4Girls4Life Framework in their clubs (girls with no handicap or up to […]

Anne McCormack- How can CGI help your club?

Get to know our Club Support and Participation Manager Anne McCormack. Anne talks about her own interests and golfing experience, and outlines how CGI offer a range of free support to golf clubs with dedicated and skilled Club Support, Participation and Safeguarding staff, who can help clubs in a variety […]

Carol Brill- Visually Impaired Golfer

Carol Brill who is a visually impaired golfer and a member of Stackstown Golf Club talks to us about her golfing experience. She is also part of the disability workgroup set up by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland on behalf of the Irish Ladies Golf Union and Golfing Union […]

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog May 2019

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent Augusta syndrome normally kicks in around April when some golfers want their course conditions to be like TV golf. But unfortunately, there are many golf clubs in this country who don’t have the resources to match these expectations. Most greenkeepers would love to be able […]

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog May 2019

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper As May ends our weather has returned to some cooler days and nights. It has been a very similar May to last year with only 4mm in total rainfall recorded on the golf course. This has allowed us to test out the partly refurbished irrigation […]

Ardee Golf Club – Governance & Planning Case Study

Like the majority of golf clubs in Ireland, Ardee Golf Club was impacted by the recessionary period which seen a decline in membership numbers and turnover. The main focus of the club management like many other clubs had been on reducing costs which meant growth initiatives took second place. As […]

Athlone Golf Club – Governance & Planning Case Study

While Athlone Golf Club had been running for 125 years, it was finding it difficult to react to a toughening market and increased local competition. Furthermore, the club had no strategic plan in place which had led to random projects and little investment in the upkeep of facilities. Finally, the […]

Putting & Prosecco Part II- Beech Park Golf Club

Beech Park Golf Club, began their Get into Golf programme with a “Putting and Prosecco” evening which was a huge success with 50 women signing up to the eight week programme back in April 2018. We spoke to the Get into Golf co-ordinator Tricia Nolan to see how the programme […]