Former Northern Ireland international and Manchester United footballer Keith Gillespie and sports pundit Liam Beckett joined County Armagh Golf Club Vice Captain Marty Oliver and member Paul Kelly for a round of golf on the city course on Saturday afternoon.
The visitors thoroughly enjoyed their game and for Keith and Paul it was a winning partnership, prizing the match winnings from Liam and Marty!
County Armagh course celebration brings golfers from far and wide
More than 300 golfers took part in County Armagh Golf Club's celebration to mark the 40 th anniversary of the course opening 18-holes.
A 4-Ball Classic competition, sponsored by Milwaukee Power Tools, attracted over 65 mens, ladies and mixed teams. And with the immaculately manicured course bathed in sunshine throughout the day top scores were recorded by many.
8.20am - 4-Ball Classic Competition start
10.30am – Coffee Morning in Clubhouse
11.30am – Special Tree Planting
The Classic Competition will continue throughout the day with Meals served to competitors in the Green Room Restaurant
9.00pm – Raffle for a Variety of Prizes
9.15pm – Entertainment & Music
10.15pm – Presentation of Prizes
10.45pm – Entertainment & Music
FLASHBACK TO 1975: County Armagh Golf Club will celebrate 40 years since it expanded from a nine hole to an 18-hole course on May 3 2015, and to mark the special occasion they are planning a display and exhibition which will include this photograph taken on the day of the new course opening. Pictured are (from left to right), Jim Maxwell (Hon Sec.), Pat Toner (President), Harold O'Rourke (Captain) and Michael Lyons (Vice Captain).
Golf Club in 1975 memorabilia and photographs appeal
COUNTY Armagh Golf Club has launched an appeal for old photographs and memorabilia to help mark a special 40 th anniversary in the club's history.
TUESDAY, 3 rd MARCH 2015 IS THE LAST DAY TO PAY YOUR SUBSCRIPTION FEES FOR 2015
THE OFFICE IS OPEN MON-FRI FROM 9.30 am – 2.00 pm and will also be open on SATURDAY, 21 st and 28 th FEBRUARY from 9.00 am – 2.00 pm to facilitate all our members
Richard is new Captain of County Armagh Golf Club
RICHARD Black is County Armagh Golf Club's new Captain. The retired social work manager from Bessbrook, officially took up his post on New Year's Day. Members and friends packed the city clubhouse for the inauguration ceremony when Past Captain Pat McAleavey presented Richard with his new Captain's blazer.
Richard has been a member of County Armagh Golf Club since 1988 and has served as Vice Captain to Pat McAleavey throughout 2014.
Playing off what he describes as “a reasonable” handicap of 12, Richard regularly enjoys the company of colleagues in club competitions as well as playing with his wife Anne in the various mixed events. In his 26 years a member of County Armagh he has represented the club on various teams including the Rossmore Cup winning team of 1995, Pearce Purcell (finalist 2013), Ulster Cup, Mid-Ulster Senior Alliance and South Ulster Senior Alliance teams. He also played in All Ireland mixed teams.
Speaking at the Captain's inauguration, Richard said: "It is both a privilege and honour to be Captain of County Armagh Golf Club. When I think about all the Past Captains of this great club I really mean it when I say that it is a great honour.
“I have been a member of Armagh Rugby Club for 43 years but like so many others from that club I made the trek up the hill to the golf club to become a member.
“County Armagh is a wonderful club and is a great parkland course. Like so many other successful clubs its members are its assets and I look forward to representing young and old alike in my role as their Captain for 2015.”
Richard has selected the very popular member Marty Oliver to be his Vice Captain for the year ahead. Paddy Burns, as Honorary Secretary and Patrick Brannigan as Honorary Treasurer, will also assist the new Captain during his tenure.
Meanwhile, the Captain's Inaugural 9-hole stableford competition played on New Year's Day, was won by Gerry McCreesh, with a winning score of 21points.
Pat McAleavey's Captain's Farewell competition was won by Derek McKeever with a winning score of 35 points.
The above Competition was played on Monday 15 th September. We had 5 men's teams and 17 ladies teams playing. Conditions were very good and there were a few twists to the scoring which added a bit more fun to the day. Sadie Scott (Past Lady Capt) presented the prizes to all the winners in the evening. Our thanks go to past Lady Captains Hilary and Paula for all their hard work organising the event.
L/R – E. Hamilton, P. Burns, M. Oliver, S. Scott, Dr. O. Woods(President), J. Flack