Author: Damien

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 […]

Disability Workgroup

Trevor Hillen and Carol Brill are 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 of Ireland. This group are working towards the creation and implementation of an 18-month plan that leads into Golf […]

Vision Cup Event 2019- Kinsealy Driving Range

Joe Geraghty from Vision Sports Ireland talks to us about the the ISPS Handa Vision Cup Sport Fun Day at The kinsealy grange driving range on Wednesday 19th June from 9am-1pm. The event is running in conjunction with 2019 Vision Cup. All are welcome and is FREE to attend aswel […]

Westport Golf Club – Insomniacs Golf Challenge

Westport golf club are running an Insomniacs Golf Challenge this Saturday 15th June at 4.45am. We talked to this years organiser Enda Lonergan to find out more about the event.   What is involved in the Challenge? The competition is an 18 hole 3/4 person Scramble. There will be a […]

Interview with Gareth Mc Neilly

Images courtesy of European Disabled Golfers Association. www.edgagolf.com Gareth McNeilly, a member of Massereene golf club is part of the inclusion workgroup set up by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland. This group are working towards the creation and implementation of an 18-month plan that leads into Golf Ireland, with […]

Q&A-Gareth Mc Neilly

Images courtesy of European Disabled Golfers Association. www.edgagolf.com Gareth McNeilly, a member of Massereene golf club is part of the inclusion workgroup set up by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland.  This group are working towards the creation and implementation of an 18-month plan that leads into Golf Ireland, with […]

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog March 2019

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper We are almost at the end of March now and its fair to say we have had a real return to traditional spring weather, with frequent wet days and strong winds. For most of the country, February was a great month with very little rainfall […]

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog March 2019

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent The months of January and February were certainly very dry in Craddockstown Golf Club. Soil Temperatures were way up, meaning all sections of the golf course were been cut more often than previous winters.  Greens were been cut 3 times a week and Tee boxes […]

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog March 2019

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper The months of February and March have remained mild and mixed throughout the period. It really has been an amazing winter from a frost perspective, as there has been little to none at all. To date, we have only had 4 full […]