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125 years teeing off at Lahinch
Pictured at Lahinch Golf Club in 1990 were, from left, President Patrick Hillary, Christy O'’Connor Senior, Tim McHale, Christy O’'Connor Junior and Brud Slattery , all deceased.

125 years teeing off at Lahinch

A very special year for Lahinch Golf Club gets underway this Friday (Good Friday), with the launch of the club’s 125-year anniversary celebrations.

The club was founded on Good Friday, April 15, 1892. To mark this milestone, a bronze plaque will be unveiled at the post office on Main Street, the original site of Sharry’s Hotel, where the club was founded.

The normal running order at the club over the Easter weekend has been changed this year to mark this very significant anniversary.

The annual general meeting of the ladies’ club will take place in the main clubhouse at 1.30pm this Friday, with the men’s club AGM taking place at the same time in the Castle Course clubhouse. The club AGM (joint) will take place in the main clubhouse at 3pm.

Following this, at approximately 4.50pm, the newly-elected officers will depart the clubhouse and travel to the post office on the Main Street, where they will unveil a new bronze plaque to commemorate the occasion, before returning to the club.

On their return, the captains’ drive-in will take place at 5.30pm and, once the formalities have been completed, there will be a drinks and finger food reception in the clubhouse.

On Easter Sunday, the 125-year history book will be officially launched in the clubhouse at 6pm, followed by a reception. Later that evening, a number of prize presentations will take place, including the men’s March and April monthly medals, the Ennistymon House Cup, the Aspirants Cup and the prizes for the Easter Sunday team-of-four competition.

The ladies’ March and April monthly medals, the ladies’ Winter League prizes, the JK Brice Cup and the 2016 Golfer of the Year prizes will also be presented.

By sports editor Seamus Hayes

This Friday (Good Friday) marks the 125th anniverary of the founding of Lahinch Golf Club.

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