Portarlington Golf Club Junior Captains 2018
Rory Flanagan Sarah Hickey
Chairman: Brian Hutchinson (Junior Convenor, 087 2238991), Margo Whelehan (Ladies Junior Convenor, 087 6749520), Noel McMahon, Anne Delaney, Chris Hickey, Daniel Murphy, Rory Flanagan (Junior Boys Captain), Sarah Hickey (Junior Girls Captain) and Sarah Hutchinson.
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.
2018 Junior News:
Well done to Jiayi Mairead Pang and Jiaren Eina Pang, both of whom have been selected to represent Ireland at the 2018 European Golf Championship in Scotland between 28th May and 1st June. The two girls have continued to prosper in the Junior section of the Club as up and coming golf stars and will again be flying the colours in the name of Portarlington Golf Club. It is a great achievement for both the girls and the Club to be represented at this international event particularly at such a young age. The Club is immensely proud of their achievements to date and wish them all the best in Scotland.
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.