Lurgan Golf Club

 

Address The Demesne
Lurgan, Craigavon
Co. Armagh BT67 9BN
Telephone: 028-38-322087
Public No: 028-38-322087
Fax: 028-38-316166
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Website: www.lurgangolfclub.com
Founded: 1893
Membership: 592
Green Fees Midweek: £17
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: £22
Green Fees With a Member: £12/£14
Green Fees For Opens: £6/£10
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: No
Buggy Hire: No
Soft spikes: No
Secretary/Manager: Muriel Sharpe
Captain: Ian McMurray
Lady Captain: Katrina Bradford
President: Sean Mulvenna & Dorothy Woods
Vice-Captain: Peter Devlin & Bronagh McKavanagh
Hon. Secretary: Don McCool & Joy Stevenson
Club Pro: Des Paul 048-38-321068
Hon. Treasurer: Warren McCleary & Marie Warnock
Designed by: Frank Pennick
Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Clubhouse opening hours: 8.00am to 11.30pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities
Days to Avoid: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance
Location
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Course Description
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Park Lake forms the border of this mature Parkland Course, which befits a course that has been in its present since 1923, with tree-lined fairways and strategically located bunkers. The course features several doglegs and some internal out-of-bounds, requiring the golfer to give careful consideration to club selection. Water also comes into play on the 419 yards 7th and the short par 3 17th this course will test the best of golfers but is equally enjoyable for the not so experienced. Relax and enjoy the clubhouse facilities after your round where you are assured of a warm welcome.

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Open & Major Fixtures 2011
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See Event Calendar here.

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Club History
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Instituted 1893 affiliated 1894The founder members of Lurgan Golf Club were nine gentlemen who met on the 8th September, 1893, in the rooms of Mr. N. J. Leepers. They decided to lease over 66 acres in the demesne, formerly owned by Lord Lurgan, but then in the ownership of Messrs McCaughey, Malcolmson and Clarke.

As early as 1900, the club was forced to relocate to Grace Hall. "The Irish Golfer " in 1900, reported "an excellent green consisting of nine-holes and being 2,500 yards in length ". It gives the professional as W. D. Daly, whose sons Alec and Christopher, became professionals at The Royal Belfast and Malone, respectively.Between 1923 and 1924, the club returned to its original location at the Demesne and a nine-hole course was laid out and clubhouse built. The course was extended to eighteen-holes between 1971 and 1972.

 

Members Achievements

Lurgan Golf Club won the Ulster Championship of the Fred Daly Trophy and were drawn against Leinster Champions Castle Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Dungarvan Golf Club on 24th August 2005.

First on the tee was G. Douglas who won his match by 3 and 2 against S. Webster, he was followed by A. Shaw who lost his match to D. Lernihan by the same margin. Next up was J. Horan against G. Lenehan who lost his match by 4 and 3. The penultimate match was between A. Gallery and T. O’Connor with the Castle player recording a 5 and 4 victory. The bottom match was halved between A. McReynolds and A. Slaughter.

Graham Douglas was selected on the Ulster team for the Boys' Interprovincial Championships at Warrenpoint from 25th 27th August 2004.

Gareth Shaw was selected on the Irish Boy's team for the Home Internationals at Blairgowrie, Scotland in early August 2002 and the Irish Boys' team that played in Rejkjavik, Iceland on July 9th 2002. He was also selected on the Ulster Boy's team for the Inter-provincials at Headfort Golf Club on August 28-30, 2002. Gareth, won the Irish Boys' Under-17 Trophy at Thurles Golf Club on August 23rd, with rounds of 70,70, 69 and 72. He won the Leinster Boys' Championship at Co. Meath Golf Club in July 2001. He finished with a round of 70 three-under-par. He was selected on the Irish Boys' team for the Home Internationals at Moortown, Leeds in August 2001. Gareth also won the Leinster Boys' under-15 title in 2000. Surely one to watch for the future.

Congratulations to Gareth on winning the North of Ireland Amatuer Championship in 2006.

Paul McCabrey participated in the Boys' Home International matches in 1996, having played Ulster Boys' in 1995.

R. Hanna represented Ulster in 1987 and 1988.

Holes-in-One
Person Date Hole No. Club Used Distance
Patrica Hughes 9 March 2001 3rd   95 yd's
Daniel McKavanagh 29 March 2003 11th   171 yd's
James Hanratty 2 July 2003 8th   160 yd's
Bertie Loye 19 July 2003 3rd   112 yd's
A. H. Donnelly 10 September 2003 11th   164 yd's
Ed Richardson 30 March 2004 11th   171 yd's
Joe Turkington 14 July /2004 3rd   112 yd's
Barrai McConville 31 July 2004 17th   150 yd's
Winston Clarke 1 January 2005 8th   160 yd's
Margaret Bryans 4 January 2005 3rd   95 yd's
Georgina Hogan 9 May 2005 15th   127 yd's
Eileen McCann 7 July 2005 8th   128 yd's
Jim McCann 17 August 2005 8th   160 yd's
Derek McKinley 2 January 2006 3rd   112 yd's

 

 


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Card of the Course
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Name Hole No White Green Par Index Red Par Index
Forest Glade 1 268 240 4 13 258 4 11
Demense 2 227 208 3 5 220 4 17
Back o' the Wall 3 112 105 3 18 95 3 13
Solitude 4 405 392 4 3 394 4 1
Pheasant's Nest 5 420 389 4 9 367 4 5
Devil's Elbow 6 556 539 5 7 420 5 9
Master McGrath 7 419 410 4 1 334 4 7
Sheepwalk 8 160 157 3 16 128 3 15
The Long Hole 9 570 562 5 11 394 4 3
  Out 3,137 3,002 35   2,610 35  
Peggies 10 324 299 4 14 315 4 16
Bellvue 11 171 157 3 15 164 3 10
Fairy Thorn 12 390 379 4 2 329 4 2
Fox's Den 13 474 458 5 12 461 5 6
Brownlow 14 412 403 4 8 299 4 12
Plateau 15 419 400 4 4 309 4 8
The Lime Tree 16 418 408 4 6 412 5 14
Waterloo 17 150 125 3 17 131 3 18
Lake Side 18 377 364 4 10 368 4 4
  In 3,135 2,993 35   2,788 36  
  Total 6,272 5,995 70   5,398 71  
  SSS 70 69     71    

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Roll of Honour
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Ms. N. McGibbon 1990 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Magee 1991 Ladies Captain
Mrs. D. McClelland 1992 Ladies Captain
Mrs. S. McStay 1993 Ladies Captain
Miss M. Cullinan 1994 Ladies Captain
Mrs. M. Baxter 1995 Ladies Captain
Mrs. D. E. Woods 1996 Ladies Captain
Ms. M. Foley 1997 Ladies Captain
Mrs. R. Gregg 1998 Ladies Captain
Miss A. Corrigan 1999 Ladies Captain
Miss D. Shields 2000 Ladies Captain
Mrs. K. O'Shaugnessy 2001 Ladies Captain
Mrs. A. Fallon 2002 Ladies Captain
Mrs. J. White 2003 Ladies Captain
Betty McKavanagh 2004 Ladies Captain
Eileen McCann 2005 Ladies Captain
Elenor Turnbull 2006 Ladies Captain
Gillian Stevenson 2007 Ladies Captain
Mrs. P. Lovett 1990 Ladies President
Mrs. P. Lovett 1991 Ladies President
Mrs. P. Lovett 1992 Ladies President
Mrs. P. Lovett 1993 Ladies President
Miss M. Cowdy 1994 Ladies President
Miss M Cowdy 1995 Ladies President
Miss M. Cowdy 1996 Ladies President
Miss M. Cowdy 1997 Ladies President
Mrs. N. Peel 1998 Ladies President
Mrs. T. Rae 1999 Ladies President
Miss T Rae 2000 Ladies President
Mrs. T. Rae 2001 Ladies President
Mrs. R. McCerr 2002 Ladies President
Mrs. R. McCerr 2003 Ladies President
Mrs. R. McCerr 2004 Ladies President
Sean McClean 1990 Men's Captain
T. W. Turkington 1991 Men's Captain
A. J. Rodgers 1992 Men's Captain
T. B. McKnight 1993 Men's Captain
Suane Magee 1994 Men's Captain
J. A. McClelland 1995 Men's Captain
D. O'Neill 1996 Men's Captain
Dawson Kennedy 1997 Men's Captain
Sean Mulvenna 1998 Men's Captain
M. M. Blackburn 1999 Men's Captain
D. F. Murphy 2000 Men's Captain
Tom Douglas 2001 Men's Captain
Warren McCleary 2002 Men's Captain
Kieran Walsh 2003 Men's Captain
Trevor Turnbull 2004 Men's Captain
Arthur McGlone 2005 Men's Captain
Andrew Cunningham 2006 Men's Captain
Dan McCool 2007 Men's Captain
J. E. McMullan 1990 President
T. D. Murphy 1991 President
T. D. Murphy 1992 President
T. D. Murphy 1993 President
Larry Magee 1994 President
Larry Magee 1995 President
Larry Magee 1996 President
N. D. Gregg 1997 President
Harry Hoy 1998 President
Harry Hoy 1999 President
W. T. Hobbs 2000 President
W. T. Hobbs 2001 President
Sean McClean 2002 President
Sean McClean 2003 President
Mervyn Blackburn 2004 President
Mervyn Blackburn 2005 President
Sean Mulvenna 2006 President
Sean Mulvenna 2007 President

   
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