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Friday 19 July 2019

Donabate golf club driving ever forward

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Men’s Captain Joe Rice at the Donabate Golf Club Captain’s Drive-off
Men’s Captain Joe Rice at the Donabate Golf Club Captain’s Drive-off

A guard of honour of past captains and members of Donabate Golf Club greeted the new 2019 club captains for their golf drive off recently, in what turned out to be the largest ever attendance ever seen at the Fingal club.

On what was a beautiful sunny day, Captain Joe Rice, Lady Captain Synnott and the club's Junior Captains drove off from the elevated tee box, watched by family, friends and a very large number of members, with the four drives doing justice to any longest drive contest.

Lady Captain Gráinne, in her speech, thanked past captains for a fantastic welcome and their dedication to Donabate Golf Club, which has grown from a nine to a fabulous 27 holes golf club.

Captain Joe Rice thanked the many active volunteers in Donabate Golf Club, and a great junior section, which has produced some 'wonderful players.'

A Singles Competition and two nine holes pairs competitions were held on the day, with over 190 players taking part in total.

The competitions were then followed by a superb meal in the restaurant, with the late night ending with some music and dancing as revellers partied into the early hours.

The new golf practice putting greens and bunkers, together with the driving range and short course practice areas are also on target to being available this year, with the tennis club section now boasting over 400 members, and extra all weather courts in the pipeline.

All in all, the start of what promises to be yet another successful year for the leading Donabate club.

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