Larne Golf Club has a magnificent setting on the Peninsula of Islandmagee with glorious panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and, across the Irish Sea to the West Coast of Scotland and is arguably one of the best nine hole golf courses in Ireland.
Our 9 hole / 18 tee layout offers a fine challenge for golfers of all standards and a warm welcome awaits in the clubhouse when the round is finished.
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Visitors and Societies are particularly welcome and Membership is open for Gents and Ladies with no joining fee.
Once more congratulations are due to Roma English who has been appointed to the R&A Rules Committee.This is a great honour for Roma and Larne Golf Club. We are very proud of Roma’s success and wish her well for her time in this position.
Lady Captain: Mrs Lisa Fairley
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Message from Club Captain
On the night of the 31st January this year I was the proudest man in the country when I took over as Captain of Larne Golf Club. I never thought when Jack Stewart interviewed me thirty years ago that I would hold this esteemed position. I am looking forward to the year ahead, and as people might know, I will also continue with my role as Match & Handicap Convenor. In this respect I would encourage all members to support the Captains of teams representing Larne Golf Club, by putting their name forward for the various teams. Let's keep fingers crossed for a bit of success this year.
I have been married to Eleanor for 24 years, and have a lovely daughter Stephanie. They have promised their support throughout the year, but I can already sense signs of their patience wearing thin. I have tried to convince them that golf is such a great game that they should take it up, however 'a good walk wasted' is their sentiment.
I congratulate our Lady Captain Lisa Fairley and wish her all the best for the coming year. In recent years our Ladies have had some great successes in Ulster and Ireland competitions and I wish all of their teams every success in their Competitions this year.
Can I take this opportunity to thank the Council in advance for what I hope will be a very successful
and prosperous year for Larne Golf Club.
Finally I would like to use this message to encourage every member to try and promote Larne Golf Club to their friends. We all know what a great a club we have, but let's get the word out there and tell the world that Larne Golf Club is the friendliest and most welcoming club to new members. Enjoy the year, whether you are a golfing member or an associate member
Message from Lady Captain
I am greatly honoured to be Lady Captain following in the footsteps of so many great golfers and dedicated members of the club before me.
I grew up in Dunmurry, attended Victoria College Belfast, studied European Languages and Business at Leeds Metropolitan University and now work for an Engineering Company, in Belfast, manufacturing valves for oil and water pipelines around the world. In 2004 I was elected President of the Belfast Junior Chamber of Commerce and it was here that where I met my husband David. Together we have a lovely 4 year old daughter, called Caroline.
Since I was 6 months old I have spent every summer in Brown’s Bay hence my initial relationship with Larne Golf club. As a teenager I played in the Junior Competitions every Tuesday morning during the summer months and while at university I obtained a golf handicap. Once I had secured a handicap I continued to play in the Ladies Competitions at Larne Golf Club each Friday.
Until recently I thought that my golfing genes came from my mother’s mother, my grandmother Norah Tyler, who was Lady Captain of Larne in 1962/63. However I have since discovered that, on my father’s side, my great grandfather, William Grieve, was not only a golf club maker but also a scratch golfer at St Andrews, the home of golf. In addition to being a scratch golfer he spent the early years of the 20th Century, along with an number of other Scottish golf professionals, introducing the game of golf to America.
As Lady Captain I will do my utmost to promote and support the Ladies Section of Larne Golf Club both within the club itself and throughout the wider golfing community. I wish everyone representing Larne Golf Club a successful year, and hope the ladies and girls participating in the Golf Taster Sessions and Junior Golf Development Program respectively, enjoy the benefits of these schemes.
Finally, I wish the Club Captain, Stephen Hunter, an enjoyable year and look forward to working alongside him.
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Lady Captain’s Day
Lisa Fairley’s Captains’s Day was a great success. Luckily there were only a couple of heavy showers throughout the day so most of the players got round without getting wet. 48 ladies including juniors and guests participated in the day with the first group teeing off at 9.00am and invited men finishing off around 6.30pm. Conditions meant that there were no 2s scored all day and scoring was low.
The eventual winner of the Lady Capt’s Prize was Debbie McNabb (pictured here receiving her prize from the Lady captain)
with a score of 37pts. Runner-up
was Margaret Brown on 36pts
and the other prize winners were:-
Jessica Boal 35pts, Heather
Baird 35pts, Audrey Faulkner
34pts, Janet Thomas 33pts. The
Lady captain summed it all up by
saying 'It was a brilliant day and I
enjoyed every minute of it'. A view
shared by all players.
This is the second time in three
years that Debbie has won the
coveted Lady Captains Prize and
let's just say her speeches have improved somewhat!. The other picture is all the prize winners on the day. We hope to have more
on the Lady Captain’s Day in a further edition of the Bell and hope to have photos of the day on the Club’s web photo album.
Janice & Jessica Reach All-Ireland Finals
Congratulations to Janice & Jessica Boal on defeating Loughgall 4 &3 to reach the All-Ireland finals of the Irish Mail Foursomes
competition. A group of supporters made the journey down to Loughgall and in spite of the heavy rain they gave great support to Janice and Jessica.
Many thanks to Carole McMaw and Joyce Robinson for acting as caddies for Janice and Jessica who got off to a great start and were 3 up after 6. However Loughgall staged a comeback cutting the difference to 1 hole. This seemed to spur the Larne pair into top gear and they duly won a couple of holes to go 3 up with 4 holes to play. At the par 3 15th both players found the green off the tee with Loughgall being slightly closer to the pin. Up stepped mum Janice to sink a fabulous 20ft putt to win the match.
Janice and Jessica would like to thank the Loughgall pair, Lily Mc Mullan & Denise Murphy, for such a sporting contest. There followed a bit of celebrations in the car park with champagne, cheese and biscuits before heading back to Islandmagee for a meal and some further celebration.
The finals will be held in Powerscourt Golf Club in Enniskerry, County Wicklow on 7th and 8th September. Lovely memories for Janice and Jessica, playing with your daughter and playing with your mum. A great honour for our club to have Janice and Jessica reach the finals and hopefully we can get as many members as possible to make the trip to Powerscourt to support them in the final.