Course & Management Update

What a difference a year makes ………. this time last year we were still in a full lockdown but got to open the golf course in April. This year, while the weather took a turn for the worst recently with high winds and heavy rain, generally speaking we have been able to enjoy a good golfing experience through Winter and early Spring. Our drainage works last Autumn are paying dividends now and this along with our top-dressing programme is certainly proving to be of major benefit.


The team here are looking forward to our 2022 season with great positivity and we would like to extend a warm welcome those new members who have joined our club recently and to wish them a long and happy association with the Club.


Another main project being taken on by Gowran Park at present is upgrading and investing in machinery. These will include a new high spec tractor, greens mower and utility vehicle along with upgrading other machinery in order to carry out essential maintenance on the golf course and racetrack. This investment is just over €150,000 which shows the commitment of the Board here at Gowran Park to constantly improve our golf course. A further €20,000 has been ring-fenced for Phase 2 of the irrigation line upgrade, we would hope to carry out this work in mid-spring. This is an essential project as the current system has been in place for almost 40 years and needs to be replaced with modern MDPE piping in order to prevent leaks and less downtime particularly during the summer months.


Finally, we would like to wish our Captains’ Fionnula & Joe and their respective committees the very best for the year ahead. To all our members thank you for your continued support – we hope you will have an enjoyable and successful golfing season ahead.


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