A Very Warm Welcome
As the 2019 golfing season begins, we enter a year that promises to be exciting, eventful and opens another new chapter in the life of Lahinch Golf Club.
We welcome the 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in early July; the South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship later that month and the 2019 Home International Championships in September, all of which, in conjunction with our club schedule, will make 2019 a year to remember.
The hosting of The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase our club to an international audience. It will show the world that Lahinch Golf Club has a magnificent links golf course worthy of it’s ranking in the World’s Top 50. We expect a top-class field for the event which is now one of only seven Rolex events with total prize money of $7 million. Paul McGinley is this year’s host and we are delighted he supported Lahinch as the venue. Members have embraced the opportunity and have been enthusiastic in responding to the request for volunteers, without whom the hosting of the event would not be possible. We are all determined to ensure Paul’s faith and trust in Lahinch Golf Club as the host club is proven to be well placed and will ensure that visitors will receive a traditional warm Lahinch welcome.
Since its inception in 1895, The South of Ireland Championship has many worthy champions including Darren Clarke, Paul, and Graeme McDowell. Padraig Harrington also won an Irish Amateur Close Championship in Lahinch. “The South” is the oldest of the provincial championships and attracts a top amateur field from home and abroad each year.
In 1987 Lahinch hosted the Home Internationals when Ireland beat Scotland, England and Wales to complete a famous Triple Crown success. We are hoping for another Irish win in 2019 when our Irish amateur talent will have an opportunity to emulate the 1987 success.
We will have a state-of-the-art indoor golf academy in operation by mid-summer. This together with our excellent existing short game practice facility and our redeveloped driving range will be of benefit to all our golfers.
We extend a warm welcome to all our members and visitors in 2019 whether as a spectator at our major golfing events or to enjoy a round of golf and experience first-hand the unique relaxed friendly environment at the club.
Eamon Foley & Helena Tiernan