Monday 22 July 2019

Sun shines on Lady Captain's Prize Day at Balbriggan Golf Club

Lady Captain's Prize Day in Balbriggan Golf Club was held recently and as luck wouldhave it, the ladies found some of that rare summer sun shining on the course on the day.

Competitors were greeted not only by Lady Captain, Marie White but by a day of brilliant sunshine.

Lady Captain for 2019, Marie White is a keen golfer and a great ambassador for her club.

She has been a member for many years and has worked hard in any role she has undertaken.

Her husband Pat, although having taken up the game only a short number of years ago is also a very keen golfer.

Marie's prize was won by Frances Newcomen (28) 42pts and runner up was Doreen Daly (25) who also had 42pts but was beaten on the back nine.

On Saturday evening after the golf the Ladies settled in for a very enjoyable night with some great food and entertainment followed by music and dance.

Lady Captain's day is a big day and night in the Ladies calendar of events.

Over 80 Ladies attended the gala dinner and the presentation of prizes.

The ladies' section has had a very successful year with their 'Get into Golf program' for Ladies and quite a number of new ladies have joined the Club. New members are always welcome.

This year's Lady Captain, Marie White and Men's Captain Pat Kinsella are running their Captains' charity day on Saturday, August 31.

Funds raised will be shared between two great local charities, namely, Remember Us and Balbriggan Cancer Support Group. The Men's Captain Pat Kinsella's Prize competition day is on July 20.

As a special offer to readers and a test to see if you have read this far, the club can arrange a game of golf for you at a discount if you bring this article along to the club.

A special discount will apply that will make get your fourball priced at four players for the price of three. Enquire today as the offer expires on July 31 2019. Contact the Club Pro Shop to arrange (01)8412229 ex 1.

Balbriggan Golf Club, founded in 1945 is located only 15 minutes from Dublin Airport and just off the M1 motorway. The golf course has been developed through acquisition of additional lands in 1982 and 1988.

Today's finished layout is the work of highly respected Golf course designer Eddie Connaughton.

Golfers of all levels will find enjoyment and challenge on our well designed 18-hole championship course.

There are so many holes contending for the position of signature hole that every corner the golfer turns will give a glimpse of a better hole than the last.

The course moved into the top 100 golf courses in Ireland in 2012 only two years after completing its transformation. It is one of the few clubs in Fingal in the top 100and has been given its due recognition at last, as the feedback from visitors from home and abroad is that the course is a 'hidden gem'.

Fingal Independent