Youth Club visits Glengarriff Golf Club. 80412

Youth Club members and leaders welcomed to Glengarriff Golf Club by Captain Barry Mc Sweeney, Lady Captain Anne Cronin.

On the May Bank Holiday Monday Glengarriff Golf Club opened its course to the local youth -club with the aim of explaining and stimulating interest in the game. All over the World youth membership in golf is increasing stimulated by exciting role models  such as Rory McIlroy .  The members of the local golf-glub are very interested in attracting new youth/juvenile/student members and provide easy low-cost entry with tuition and loan of clubs readily available to beginners.  In welcoming the group the Captain, Barry Mc Sweeney explained that golf is a relatively low cost sport suited to all . The Lady Captain, Anne Cronin stressed the great opportunity to have fun at a great local facility.  Glengarriff Golf Club has been in existence since 1934 and is a key local tourist attraction. Locals and tourists are made very welcome and may play as visitors at any time of year for a modest daily fee.  The visitors were explained the basics of the game including the functions of the 14 clubs which make up a golf set.  They were then given an opportunity of playing various shots on the course with the different clubs.   While some of the visitors were experienced golfers most had never considered golf prior to their outing.  The game is easily learned by youth and is played either individually or in team format.  Glengarriff have very competitive golf teams who play inter-club games at a highly competitive and successful level.  All skill levels are equalised by a handicap system based on skill and competitive success.  It is a game which can be enjoyed by all either socially or in competition.  It underlines the principles of honesty and fair play and helps strategic thinking (some refer to golf as chess played in a field!)  Once learned, it is a very useful social skill and a great way to bond friendships.  At the end of the visit the guests were provided a meal in the clubhouse which has stunning sea and mountain views.  A very enjoyable day was had by all.  For further information please see the club web-site www. glengarriffgolfclub.com (Google Glengarriff Golf Club) or phone ( 027 63150) or simply call in to the club located on the Bantry road where you will be made very welcome.

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