MARY McKENNA, a genuine legend of Irish women's golf, was given a special round of applause at the GUI Champions Dinner at Carton House to hail the start of her two-year stint as president of the ILGU.
A multi-championship winner on the domestic scene and a regular on Curtis Cup and Vagliano Trophy teams, Mary has served the game with great dedication and service.
Her election to the presidency is a fitting tribute to the Donabate golfer's standing in Irish golf.
'West' adds qualifier to opening 'Major' of year
THE West of Ireland championship has become more popular than ever before. Hence the decision to add a new qualifying round to the format for the first GUI 'Major' of the season.
A total of 117 entrants will earn a place in the field under existing qualifying conditions for the traditional first day of the event on Good Friday, March 29.
A new qualifying round for the next 81 entrants in handicap order will take place on the preceding Wednesday, March 27, with the top three players gaining a place in the starting field proper.