THERE will be plenty of help when it comes to blowing out the birthday candles when Killarney Golf Club when it celebrates its 125th anniversary this year (1893-2018). Members officially launched the commemorative year at the clubhouse where they unveiled a whole series of events.
Club captain Derry McCarthy, lady captain Sheila Crowley and president Jack Buckley outlined the club’s plans for the milestone. “The club has a very proud history and is recognised nationally and internationally for offering one of the finest golfing experiences in the world,” said Sheila.
Killarney Golf Club has hosted a number of high-profile golf events over the years, including the Irish Open on four occasions, two Irish Ladies Opens, a Curtis Cup, along with several National and international amateur events.
The club has an impressive record in producing top-level international golfers with no fewer than 16 players representing their country at all levels of international golf, and a number have represented Great Britain & Ireland at various levels of international golf. “The ladies and gents clubs have also enjoyed tremendous success at county/provincial and national levels over the years and Killarney are very proud to be home of the current All Ireland Ladies Senior Cup & All Ireland Senior Foursomes Champions – the first time in the history of the ILGU that this feat was achieved!” added Derry.
Significant improvements have been made within the club over the past number of years, and with plans for further investments and course projects in the pipeline. “There are no limits to where this club should aspire to go in the next 125 years,” said Jack.