The top 16 teams will go through to the Grand final on Friday 27th.
Please try and arrange teams of 5 as soon as possible and choose which night you wish to play.
Please put your name on the sheets in either the locker room, bar or pro shop.
Members who pay their Subscription Fees by Premium/Fairway Credit MUST inform the Office if they wish to continue with this form of payment in 2015 - otherwise, nothing will happen.
If so, the Office will activate their Account accordingly.
Those Members who used the Direct Debit method of payment for 2014, this will continue to be the case for 2015, unless we are told otherwise, and will be over a 10 month period (Feb-Nov).
Any member wishing to use the Direct Debit method of payment for the first time, please try to arrange this by the 31 January 2015, so that your payments can be spread over 10 months (Feb-Nov).
Patrick Burns (Honorary Secretary)
Conditions: You must NOT have been a member of County Armagh Golf Club for a full 2 years.
(Deferred years do not count)
Payment: CASH/CHEQUE/CREDIT CARD or a Direct Debit over 10 months can be arranged
Contact the club by email for more information or telephone 028 37525861.
Richard is new Captain of County Armagh Golf Club
RICHARD Black is County Armagh Golf Club's new Captain. The retired social work manager from Bessbrook, officially took up his post on New Year's Day. Members and friends packed the city clubhouse for the inauguration ceremony when Past Captain Pat McAleavey presented Richard with his new Captain's blazer.
Richard has been a member of County Armagh Golf Club since 1988 and has served as Vice Captain to Pat McAleavey throughout 2014.
Playing off what he describes as “a reasonable” handicap of 12, Richard regularly enjoys the company of colleagues in club competitions as well as playing with his wife Anne in the various mixed events. In his 26 years a member of County Armagh he has represented the club on various teams including the Rossmore Cup winning team of 1995, Pearce Purcell (finalist 2013), Ulster Cup, Mid-Ulster Senior Alliance and South Ulster Senior Alliance teams. He also played in All Ireland mixed teams.
Speaking at the Captain's inauguration, Richard said: "It is both a privilege and honour to be Captain of County Armagh Golf Club. When I think about all the Past Captains of this great club I really mean it when I say that it is a great honour.
“I have been a member of Armagh Rugby Club for 43 years but like so many others from that club I made the trek up the hill to the golf club to become a member.
“County Armagh is a wonderful club and is a great parkland course. Like so many other successful clubs its members are its assets and I look forward to representing young and old alike in my role as their Captain for 2015.”
Richard has selected the very popular member Marty Oliver to be his Vice Captain for the year ahead. Paddy Burns, as Honorary Secretary and Patrick Brannigan as Honorary Treasurer, will also assist the new Captain during his tenure.
Meanwhile, the Captain's Inaugural 9-hole stableford competition played on New Year's Day, was won by Gerry McCreesh, with a winning score of 21points.
Pat McAleavey's Captain's Farewell competition was won by Derek McKeever with a winning score of 35 points.
New Years Day Fun Competition
A nine hole fun competition was held for the ladies branch of County Armagh Golf Club to celebrate New Year’s Day. Over 50 ladies took part in competition which was rounded off with a healthy breakfast in the clubhouse for those who played and their guests.
The outgoing Lady Captain Irene Lutton thanked everyone for the support they gave her during the year and wished the incoming Lady Captain Margaret Marjoram a successful year ahead. Margaret said she is looking forward to working on behalf of the Ladies Branch to ensure they have an enjoyable year and that members continue to excel at local and regional competitions.
She then presented prizes to the winners of the fun competition as follows:
1st place with 20 points
Pauline Gingles 2nd Place with 18 points beating Hilary Johnston who also had 18 points on the count back.
Incoming Captains for 2015 Margaret and Richard.
From Friday, 2 January 2015
Saturday: 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Sunday: 12.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Thursdays and Fridays CLOSED
Thursday, 1st January 2015: 12.00 noon to 8.30 pm
The County Armagh Golf Club Mid-Ulster Senior Alliance League championship winning team are pictured at a special celebration event in the clubhouse recently.
Past Captain and President Jack Moore who launched the league, joined in in the celebrations of the County Armagh team which earlier this year won the championship for the first time since the league began 17 years ago.
The Mid-Ulster Senior Alliance title is played for annually by 10 local teams of 60-plus aged golfers.
Richard Smyth captained the County Armagh team to victory on the final day of the championship at Warrenpoint, where their winning performance clinched the coveted trophy by two points from last year's winners Lurgan.
Pictured are: Back-row, L-R: Roy Turner, Paddy Loughran, Pearse McBride, Kenny Gordon, Dudley Marjoram, John Lowe, Johnny Palmer, Martin Oliver, Paddy Burns (Club Hon. Sec.).
Front-row, L-R: Tommy Mackin, Michael Joyce, Jack Moore, Richard Smyth (Team Captain), Pat McAleavey (Club Captain), Denis Hughes.