Kilrush Golf Club was put firmly on the map at Junior Level golf on the weekend gone by, with our lads defeating Spanish Point in the first round of the Fred Daly Trophy. It was more than just April showers that caused the host course Woodstock to be deemed unplayable and a move to Lahinch Castle Course was hastily made. Storm-like conditions at Lahinch almost meant that the first round did not proceed at all, but players and officials decided to press ahead. Both teams must be commended on their performance and perseverance in conditions that, at times, made even addressing the ball a most difficult task.
With 5 single scratch matches to be played against Spanish Point opposition, Mark Shannon was first on tee and played a leaders role in winning his match 4&2. He was followed by Shane Lillis and David McMahon who both won their matches early in the back nine. This ensured victory for Kilrush, but both Cathal Meaney and anchor-man Gearoid Lillis were up in their respective matches in case at all the results in front were in doubt.
Congratulations to the boys on their win and on representing the club in a respectful manner.
Round 2 is next up on April 24th with Kilrush GC taking on Ennis GC at the original Woodstock venue - first tee 1pm. This will be a big test for the boys as the Ennis team boast a few single digit handicap golfers amongst their ranks.
We wish them all the best on the day - all support is welcome.
Great Credit is due to our Junior Team Convenors and Coaches, Donncadh Nagle and Jim Young Jr. and to Noel Thornton for all his help on the day..
Kilrush Golf & Sports Club is situated half a mile outside the old heritage town of Kilrush and was founded in 1934. The new course which was re-designed by Dr. Arthur Spring in 1994, is a gem.
The clever use of the natural terrain combined with water, trees and sand bunkers has resulted in a scenic course that is a pleasure to play.
The ninth hole is breathtaking. Played from a plateau, this par 3 which measures 168 yards to the green set in the valley is guarded on three sides by water and with sand on the fourth side, the choices are “be up or lay up”.
The index one, 11th hole measures 421 yards but only the brave will take on the water in order to reach the green in two.
The closing five holes, depending on the direction of the wind, can be a severe test before the warmth of the Clubhouse & Restaurant where you can relax, enjoy a drink and chat and choose from our exciting menu.
Referred to as one of the friendliest clubs in Ireland, we welcome past and present members, visitors, societies, juniors and diners to our club and restaurant.
We would like to thank you for your continued support and hope that you enjoy our course and your golf!
John Stapleton and Miriam Saunders
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