General News

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County Armagh Golf Club Captain Colm Shannon and wife Mary with Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney and husband John, pictured at the Gala Ball to celebrate the club's 125th anniversary.

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County Armagh Golf Club Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney with husband John and daughters Sara and Alexandra pictured at the Gala Ball to celebrate the club's 125th anniversary.

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Summer is well and truly behind us but thankfully the relatively dry autumn has helped us to extend the season.

The course has been in great condition this year, which is thanks to careful planning and the hard work of the staff and Greens Convenor.

To keep the course playable through the winter and to ensure we prepare well for next season Council has agreed an autumn and winter maintenance and improvement programme. In addition to the normal greens and fairway maintenance programme, work will be carried out on bunkers, paths, drains, woodland areas and sanding of the fairways.

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Monday 17 th September 2018.

The end of the golfing season for the Ladies of County Armagh Golf Club has been traditionally marked by the Past Lady Captain's competition. This year, past Lady Captain, Gail Steed, opted to run a modified 4 Ball team “classic” with a shotgun start, as this format had proved very popular when Una Cullinane used it last year

Past Lady Captain Gail Steed was delighted with the turnout of 19 teams who took part in the competition. Gail thanked last year's Captain Richard Stewart and past Lady Captains Una Cullinane, Audrey Kellet, Flo McCall and Barbara Hamilton who had done so much to help organise and run the classic. She also expressed her appreciation of the support which had been given by the Men's Branch and thanked Paula McCrory for doing the cards. The water bottles for the goody bags were generously sponsored by Eileen Stewart of Armagh Business Centre.

Gail added that the course was in tremendous condition despite the necessary autumn treatment of the greens. While many complained about difficulty finding the pace on the greens, this was not reflected in the scores of the winning teams.

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Winners from Past Lady Captains’ and Past Captains’ Classic Fourball Competition.

As most of the teams playing comprised of Ladies two prizes were awarded to them along with one for the best men's and mixed teams. In addition, prizes for longest drives and closest to the pins were provided, as well as some spot raffle prizes, thanks to the generosity of the past Lady Captains.