Our Captain's Drive-in took place Sunday 27th March getting the golf season underway. Captain's Adrian Usher, Jill McCormack Junior Ewan McLoughlin were joined by our president Bertie Quirke in front of a large gathering of club members and to see the 2022 season get off to a good start, all drives split the 1st fairway.
The drive-in was followed by a club scramble with winners: 1st Martin Dineen Hazel Thompson Orla Donovan Cora Buckley 2nd James Keane Philip Ryan Claire Ryan PJ Carey 3rd John Hoare Bill Hanley Eamon Ryan Olive Quinlan. Thank you to all who supported the raffle held after our Drive-In for the Red Cross Ukrainian appeal, €1600 was raised.
We had a great turnout by members last Friday to do some fairway divot seeding. Members male, female, seniors, juniors, proshop staff and green keeping staff on their day-off turned out, so a big thank you to all from our management committee and greenkeeping staff.
It is with great pleasure and absolute pride we announce the selection of Caitlin Shippam on the Irish Girls team to play Wales in an international match at Cardigan Golf Club, Wales on March 19th and 20th.
Caitlin and her family are congratulated for this wonderful achievement and is just reward for Caitlin’s unrelenting dedication to golf.
Congratulations are also due to Arthur Pierse, for his total commitment to her coaching. It is wonderful to see our greatest international has had such a coaching impact on our latest international.
We wish Caitlin the very best of luck in this match and we have no doubt that she will excel in Wales and fly the Ballykisteen flag high on this international stage.
Ireland Girls’ Team - International Match v Wales
Olivia Costello (Roscommon)
Kate Dillon (Oughterard)
Rebekah Gardner (Clandeboye)
Hannah Guerin (Royal Tara)
Katie Poots (Knock)
Caitlin Shippam (Ballykisteen)
Team Captain: Kate Gallagher (Castle)
Team Coach: Chris Jelly
Check out Golf Ireland's article highlighting the announcement by clicking here