Morning folks who sang that song? Its been a long, dank and miserable number of weeks since we have gotten a game and realistically it will be a few more weeks yet. Infections seem to be reducing and vaccinations seem to be progressing, how fast is a matter of some debate. So while the course and clubhouse is closed the officers have been working away diligently on behalf of the committee and members since Christmas.

Tom Kavangh has the Course looking really well and if we were open in the morning it would be a simple matter of putting the flags in.

The club have now submitted their sports resilience grant application and are very hopeful that this will be successful.

The lease agreement for 2021 has been completed. The agreement is another step towards the longer term sustainability of the club.

The officers are now working on an application for a Sports Capital Grant. The application, if successful will help the club towards one of its primary goals of being as inclusive as it can through the promotion of Junior Golf, Women’s Golf and just as importantly be seen as welcoming to anyone who wants to take up the sport. The application will also assist the club have a bigger footprint in the local community through promotional activities. When people think of clubs in the local area it tends to be the local GAA club, Rugby Club or Football club. It would be great to see BLGC up there as an club that is seen as accessible and an attractive option for people and kids looking to take up a sport that in terms of life long well-being is arguably number 1.

On the Inter-club front the men will be entering the Jimmy Bruen, The Barton Cup, The Pierce Purcell Shield, The All Ireland Fourball, the Fred Perry Trophy and the All Ireland Gold Medal Series. The Women will be entering The Mixed Foursomes, The Minor Cup and the Cullen Cup. Ladies Captain Mariead has said that they will also be looking at a few other Inter-Club comps with a view to entering. Mens Captain, Diarmuid and President Tony will look at other non Golf Ireland Inter-club options as the year progresses, the Duggan cup is one these Competitions that springs to mind.

In other news the club has a sum of money that was raised in the summer for Charity it has been decided that We will donate this money to the Friends of St Bridgids which is a hospice located on the Curragh.

So to sum up the club is in really good shape and raring to go once given the go ahead. The club is very conscious that members have not had access to its facilities at various times in the last 10 months and so have reduced the full members renewal to 619 euro plus your Golf Ireland fee for the coming season. (March 1st- Feb 28th). The setting of the annual sub at this level also sits nicely with the clubs long term ambition of being sustainable long-term and inclusive to all. Our members ship fees are less than half of what other clubs in the area are asking so tell your neighbors folks. Now lets see if we can win some Silverware this Season. Talk soon folks, the band was Simple Minds, showing me age, jeez