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Lahinch green fee revenue down €2m

Having taken a €0.5million hit last year to stage the Irish Open, Lahinch Golf Club is now preparing for a loss of over €2 million in green fee business this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With international travel grounded, particularly from the States which would be a strong market for Lahinch, the grim financial outlook on green fee revenue was outlined to members in the past week by club chairman, Martin O’Sullivan who also emphasised that sales at the golf shop will also be severely impacted. “Green fee income has been severely affected by the pandemic. Projected green fee revenue from guests of members and possibly some visitors later in the year has been reduced by €2.4million to just over €100,000. “The reduction on visitor numbers will also have a direct impact on golf shop sales which has been reduced by 85% (€825,000),” he cautioned. Mr O’Sullivan said the club does not expect any overseas visitors before mid-August as …

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Cattle run amuck at Woodstock Golf Club

Officials at Woodstock Golf Club in Shanaway, Ennis hope to have a reduced course open for play this weekend after cattle caused considerable damage to the greens and fairways. As many as 40 cattle got onto the course last Friday night, resulting in management having to close the course to play. Staff arriving for work early on Saturday morning observed a herd of cattle on the course and found up to 10 greens damaged. Particularly serious damage was caused to the sixth, eighth and 13th greens, as well as to the 13th fairway. The course was immediately closed, resulting in the cancellation of weekend competitions and the loss of a significant amount of green fees. A spokesperson for the club this week paid tribute to neighbouring Clare clubs. “They have given us great assistance and helped with honouring our bookings. As we speak, we are awaiting a visit from insurance representatives to assess the damage. Hopefully, we will be able …

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