Blessington Lakes Golf Club

25 Years 1998 to 2023

Lakes Lassies Grab the Granard

Lady Captain Aisling and Clubhouse Manager Julie were a formidable pairing from the club qualifying round in May, the Leinster qualifying round in August at Millicent and to come up trumps on the final day on Friday 23rd September in Athlone Golf Club with 43 points, 2 shots ahead of their nearest rivals – they brought home the Granard Cup. The ladies head off to St. Andrew’s on 4th October. Check out the NCBI Granard Cup Website: https://ncbigranardcup.com/all-ireland-winners/

The Granard Cup in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) was established in 1933. A group of golfing ladies contacted the Countess of Granard (an American millionairess) to help fund their challenge of providing a home teacher for people who were blind in every county in Ireland. The Countess provided the funds and the cup and hence, the Countess of Granard Golf Foursomes came to bear. Nearly 90 years on from its inception, the Countess of Granard Golf Competition helps NCBI meet the cost of modern new services that help people who are blind and vision impaired today with new ways of being independent and coping with sight loss.