Great to be back say local golfers

Cappoquin trio, l-r: John McGrath, Eamonn Costin and Martin Power doing what they do best in Lismore Golf Course this week. (Picture: John Ahern)

With the reopening of our golf courses this week, the focus is firmly on the domestic market and our indigenous golfers – the bulk of whom broke out from their golfing cocoon and headed for the fairways.  

The reason many golfers from Ireland travel abroad on golfing holidays is to avail of something we can’t rely on here – good weather.

In the most exquisite timing, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday proved ideal with some of the better prepared exponents even extracting sun cream from their golf bags and applying it liberally. 

Stories emanating from bastions of golf such as Fermoy, Mitchelstown, Lismore and Doneraile were all similar in tone – overwhelming relief to be back on the course and standing over that ball on the first tee. 

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