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:
The latest GUI Podcast is now available and features an interview with Neil Kilgallon, Club Support Officer with the Confederation of Golf in Ireland.
The interview sheds light on the role and work of the CGI and what services are available to clubs.
It is essential listening for golf club committees, management and members alike.
You can listen here: https://www.golfnet.ie/GUIPodcast
Club Professional Will Carey presents departing Assistant Pro Adam Kerr with the proceeds raised from the leaving party held for him last month. Also pictured is David Leeman, who organised the successful event which raised in excess of £1400.
Everyone at County Armagh Golf Club would like to thank Adam for his years of service and wish him all the best for his American adventure. Don't be a stranger, mate!
AT TIMES, WHEN THE OFFICE MAY BE CLOSED WHEN YOU CALL TO PAY YOUR CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS,
WILL CAREY (CLUB PROFESSIONAL) WILL BE ABLE TO FACILITATE YOU AND TAKE YOUR PAYMENT.
ALSO, THE CLUB OFFICE WILL BE OPEN SATURDAY, 17th and 24th FEBRUARY ALL DAY,
TO FACILITATE MEMBERS PAYING THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS.
P Burns (Honorary Secretary)
County Armagh Golf Club's new President, Gerry McCreesh, has spoken of his honour at taking up the position for 2018-19.
Gerry told assembled members and guests at the New Year's Day inauguration ceremony, “This is a very proud day for me and for my family.
“When I came into the clubhouse this evening, I looked up at the board showing the names of all the previous Presidents. When I think of all the things those people have done for this club, I realise I've a lot to live up to. It's a daunting task but one I look forward to."
County Armagh Golf Club's new President, Gerry McCreesh, is presented with his new club blazer by his predecessor, Walter Neville.
McCreesh paid particular tribute to outgoing President, Walter Neville, who undertook the role with such enthusiasm and dignity in 2016-17.
Immediately on being confirmed as its 2018 Captain, Colm Shannon outlined a positive vision for County Armagh Golf Club during his tenure and beyond.
After smacking his ceremonial drive up the first fairway, Shannon struck an upbeat and progressive tone when addressing a busy clubhouse at a New Year's Day inauguration event that also saw Elizabeth Mawhinney, Gerry McCreesh and Kenny Edgar assume the roles of Lady Captain, President and Vice Captain respectively.
“I feel very honoured that I have been asked to be the club's Captain in the year that we celebrate our 125th anniversary. I hope I can live up to everyone's expectations.”
“I first joined back in the early 70s when I was 11 or 12 and this was a 9-hole course. It was a great club then and, thanks to the efforts of the members and Captains over the years, both men and women, it's still a great club.”
“I went onto Council in 2007 because I wanted to give something back to a club that had served me so well for so long. We have great full-time staff but it's the volunteers, convenors and members of Council who provide the direction and guidance.”
“I really want to continue the tradition of members getting involved in helping out. If there is something you think you can do, just let me or one of the other Council members know. Every bit counts, no matter how small.”
CHARITY was the biggest winner at County Armagh Golf Club this year, with over £4,000 presented to local charity organisations.
NI Chest, Heart and Stroke Association, Marie Curie and Macmillan Cancer Support were the beneficiaries of collections on the club's three big golfing occasions during the season.
The magnificent sum of £1,577 was collected on Lady Captain's Day in July and presented to the NI Chest Heart and Stroke Association by Lady Captain Gail Steed
Club President Walter Neville's similarly impressive collection of £900 from members and guests on his President's Day in August was presented to Marie Curie.
And Club Captain Richard Stewart welcomed representatives of Macmillan Cancer Support for the presentation of a cheque for £700, proceeds of his charity collection on Captain's Day in June.
County Armagh Golf Club Captain Richard Stewart presents a cheque for £700, proceeds of his charity collection on Captain's Day earlier this year, to Daphne Kilpatrick from Macmillan Cancer Support.