First and foremost, we hope that you, the members, your families and friends are safe and well.
This is an unprecedented, challenging and worrying time for all.
Just three weeks ago at the Club’s AGM the focus topic was Coastal Erosion. Almost a week later the COVID-19 pandemic was announced, social distancing was introduced and our priority is now to prevent the spread of this dreadful virus. With this in mind, on the eve of St Patrick’s Day, Management Council took the decision to close the Clubhouse, Bar, Restaurant, Shop and suspend competitions. Social golf continued until yesterday 24th March when the GUI/ILGU issued a statement recommending the closure of all Irish golf courses and facilities. This recommendation followed the Irish Government’s press conference on Tuesday afternoon and the closure of the golf courses in Northern Ireland on Tuesday morning.
Regrettably but rightly, with immediate effect our Championship Course, Bomore Course, Driving Range, Practice facilities including the putting and chipping areas and Car parks are now closed to members, golfers and walkers until 19th April 2020. Essential course maintenance work will continue while adhering to the HSE guidelines.
Please understand that extreme measures are necessary to prevent the spread of this virus and we ask all members to fully co-operate. The health and wellbeing of you, the members, and our staff is paramount to us. Our Club prides itself on its community spirit and if any member requires assistance in these difficult times please contact a fellow member.
We thank you for your co-operation over the past few weeks and in the coming weeks. Stay safe, look out for one another and we look forward to getting back into golf in the not too distant future.
John Mc Hugh Edel Mc Dermott
Men’s Captain Lady Captain