Junior Captains 2017
Brian Hutchinson (Junior Convenor, 087 2238991), Margo Whelehan (Ladies Junior Convenor, 087 6749520), Noel McMahon, Michael Murphy (Captain), Mary Foy (Lady Captain), Jason Darley (Junior Boys Captain), Caoimhe Lowry (Junior Girls Captain), Sarah Hutchinson and Matthew McAlorum.
The practice ground is reserved for Golfing lessons for Junior members on each Saturday from 10.30 am to 12.30 and each Sunday from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. Group lessons are provided, on these dates, by Noel McMahon in conjunction with the Junior Committee. There is no charge for the lessons. They are primarily for our beginner Junior members but all Junior members are welcome to attend. Likewise, non junior members are encouraged to give it a try. Members of Portarlington Golf Club are invited to encourage junior family members to take part. Most, if not all, of our successful young members started on the practice range under Noel’s supervision and guidance.
The Junior Committee would like to acknowledge the very generous sponsorship from several members of the Club. Their continued support of the Junior section of the club is greatly appreciated. These members have continued, over the years, to financially support both the Junior boys and girls. We would like to thank the following sponsors (who have not otherwise been mentioned) at this time:-
Liam McMahon (who annually buys substantial prizes for the Junior presentation at the end of the summer)
Alan Norton (whose unending supply of golf vouchers from his 2s club winnings is marvellous)
Richie Slevin (who kindly sponsors the Junior/Adult competition)
The McAlorum family.
Kevin O’Donnell & Brian Hutchinson.
This list of sponsors is not exhaustive and we will up-date it on an ongoing basis.
Get into Junior Golf
Get into Junior Golf is a programme designed by CGI to recruit new Junior members and to make golf more accessible to a wider audience. There are three main strands to CGI’s Get into Junior Golf Programme:
- 8 Week Get into Golf Programme
- Follow on Membership and Activities
The Junior Committee are looking at running this programme for children/grandchildren/nephews/nieces etc. of members of Portarlington Golf Club. Any member who would have a child interested in taking part in this programme should contact Brian Hutchinson @ firstname.lastname@example.org or leave their name into the golf shop.
Congratulations to the following girls who have been named on the ILGU Mid Leinster Development Squads & Regional Horizon Squads for 2017:-
Sarah Hickey, Aela Power & Eina Pang (U15)
Sarah Hutchinson & Caoimhe Lowry (U18)
Aine Moore (Regional Horizon)
The Panels will meet at either The Heritage Golf Club of Mount Juliet Club. Dates and details are available on the Golfnet website or from either Junior Convenor.
In order to cover the cost of these sessions, this programme will cost €40 per girl. To secure your place on a panel each girl must confirm they will attend by emailing email@example.com by Thursday 13th April. Payment must also be received by this date in order to secure your place. Payment may be made to the Mid Leinster bank account: IBAN: IE35 IEBK 9311 87310 86045, BIC: IEBK2D, Reference: MidLeinsterRegional*your surname