LAHINCH Golf Club members this week rallied to the call for help with the course clean up following the weekend storms.
“We put out a message to the members on Sunday to anyone with time to join in a big clean up. Around 100 volunteers from the local community, Ennis, Limerick, Galway and Dublin turned up on Tuesday when over 550 black bags were filled with rubbish. Fifty more volunteers turned up on Wednesday, concentrating on cleaning around the 4th and 7th championship tee boxes and the ladies 18th tee box. For the second day running, the volume of rubbish collected was extraordinary and more skips are arriving in the morning to remove everything off site”, general manager Paddy Keane said.
The Lahinch official confirmed, “Work on repairing the damage to greens, tees and fairways is continuing.” The boundary fencing was completely removed and work is underway to replace it.
The championship course is due to open for play on this Friday with the Castle course set to open on Saturday.