Friday 4 th May 2018 2pm shot gun start.
To mark the 125 th anniversary of the founding of Co Armagh Golf Club the Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney in conjunction with the Ladies Committee and Captain Colm Shannon organised a “Vintage” 9-hole Ladies and Gents stableford competition (shotgun start) followed by afternoon tea. The event was kindly sponsored by the Vintage Bar and Lounge Armagh whose generous support covered the cost of the day's festivities.
Competitors were encouraged to dress in “vintage attire” and most Ladies and many Gentlemen went to great lengths to do so. While the vintage hickory shafted clubs donated to the club by Conlon Rice, were taken from their display cabinet, none of the competitors elected to use them. With a little imagination it might have been possible to recall the gentle thwack of persimmon against gutta perchas as the elegantly clad players graced the fairways in bright sunshine.
Lady Captain Elizabeth Mawhinney and Mr Captain Colm Shannon at Vintage 9 hole competition to mark 125th anniversary of CAGC.
Very soon, the wisdom of wearing tweeds, petticoats and elaborate bonnets was called into question as the afternoon warmed up. Enough of the men.
There are still spaces on the timesheet for this event on Friday.
PLEASE NOTE: vintage attire is entirely optional! #wearwhatyoulike
Please contact Shauna on 07746 969515 for details.
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of County Armagh Golf Club, the Captain and Lady Captain invite you to join them for a 9 Hole Vintage Ladies and Gents Stableford Competition followed by Afternoon Tea in the Clubhouse.
Friday 4th May 2018 at 2pm (shotgun start)
Kindly sponsored by The Vintage Bar and Lounge, Armagh
Add names to the list available in Men’s Corridor by 12 noon on Wednesday 2nd May 2018.
Entry fee: £5 includes afternoon tea
SEE BELOW FOR SOME COSTUME IDEAS....
While the snow and rain of the previous two weekends had mercifully departed, the hardly souls competing in the St Patrick's Day Open at County Armagh Golf Club still had to contend with biting winds and the resultant perishing temperatures.
Shea Smyth, however, has long since proved himself to be a man for all seasons, and he topped the leaderboard in the Armatile-sponsored event after a peerless 39-point outing.
The three-handicapper was crowned Golfer of the Year last term and, on recent evidence, looks poised for a similarly successful 2018 campaign.
Shea Smyth, who won the St Patrick's Day Open at County Armagh Golf Club, receives his prize from Paul Quinn of Armatile Ltd, competition sponsors. Also pictured are Club Captain Colm Shannon and runner-up, Paul McKeown.
Governing bodies lead #TheFairWay for Irish Golf in 2018.
Handicapping, one of the hottest topics in golf, is the subject of a new awareness campaign from the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU).
The governing bodies for golf in Ireland have joined forces in an effort to tackle cheating and safeguard integrity in the handicapping system.
"There is still a culture of tolerating handicap cheating in golf.Just because others are cheating the system does not make it okay," says Pat Finn, CEO of the GUI.
"For club golfers, the integrity of the game depends on each individual observing the spirit and intent of the handicapping system," says Sinead Heraty, CEO of the ILGU.
The awareness campaign runs over two weeks from 21 March to 4 April. Golf clubs and their members will have access to key information and resources on handicapping through the GUI and ILGU website, www.thefairway.ie
Don't forget about the 9-Hole ‘Masters' Par 3 Ladies & Gents Stableford on 6th April. Now in its 3rd year and 2nd year of sponsorship from Iron Designs
Some changes to the golf handicapping system will be implemented in 2020.
You can read all about them here: https://www.golfnet.ie/news/golfnet/2903/world-handicap-system-features-announced
There's a nice description of County Armagh in 'Destination Golf' magazine's rundown of Ireland's top 150 courses 2018. I think most of us would agree with the "card-wrecker" line! 😊
"From the clubhouse you will get an inkling of the sort of golf course you'll be playing. Gentle swells, heaving trees, fine routing ... they all combine to make this little known course a very worthwhile destination.
"At times you'll be amazed by the setting because this is on the edge of Armagh city, yet many of the holes are completely immersed in trees and peacefulness.
"County Armagh is also old and, on this landscape, that means big mature trees and holes gliding between them. There are water features, but not too many, and the finishing stretch is what is affectionately known as a card-wrecker."
We feature on page 145 of the magazine, which can be found here: