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Junior Summer Golf Camps Back for a 5th Year

This July and August, the golf course is the place for any young, budding golfers. For the 5th year, P2LG, Ireland’s Premier Golf Coaching Programme, hosts its Junior Summer Camps in locations in Dublin, Wicklow and Clare.

Suited to boys and girls aged 6 to 13 years, the Golf Camps cater for complete beginners and improvers. The focus for the three hour session each day is fun and friendship. Summer campers will learn the golf fundamentals, practising and improving the very basics with short game and on course play. The maximum group size is 16. All equipment is provided if necessary.

P2LG’s Junior Summer Camps started in 2012 and over 5,000 children have been coached and mentored through the programmes. Hugh Feeney, PGA Professional and Head Coach, is delighted to launch the 5th year of the Summer Camps programme. “Golf helps build confidence and relationships and it’s especially important to develop these skills in younger people. Our kids thoroughly enjoy the camps and return each year. The best moment of the week for me are the proud faces at our Certificate Ceremony. Golf is a game for all the family, which can be enjoyed forever”.

The four day camps run Monday to Thursday from 10am to 1pm. The cost is €89 per child and each additional sibling is €80.

Dates and full details are online at or call 01 8200 797.

Elmgreen Golf Club launch new facilities after €1million investment

Fingal Mayor, Darragh Butler and Fingal County Council CEO, Paul Reid joined Carr Golf CEO Marty Carr today to officially re-launch Elmgreen Golf Course following a recent one-million-euro investment.

Last October, Carr Golf was awarded the maintenance contract for Elmgreen in addition to their long-running management of the facility. The innovative partnership between Fingal County Council and Ireland’s leading golf club management and maintenance specialists, Carr Golf, has led to a series of on and off-course developments which were officially unveiled at the relaunch in Castleknock to a group of over 50 local council, TDs and golf industry specialists.

The developments are being spearheaded by new Golf Operation Manager Jacques Vermaak and Head Greenkeeper Diarmuid Dempsey and their teams. South African Vermaak brings a wealth of international hospitality experience. There are further new recruits in the form of PGA Golf Professionals Graham Sweeney and Hugh Feeney.

Within the clubhouse the developments include new male and female locker rooms, a new restaurant and bar which will be run by golf specialist catering team, Bliss. On the course there has been significant investment in agronomy and in the driving range 15,000 new golf balls and a new automated system have been installed.

Speaking at the launch, Fingal Mayor, Darragh Butler commented; “Providing top class amenities for the Fingal area is one of our key objectives and we are thrilled to see Elmgreen develop into such a wonderful public golf course and facility for the region. Carr Golf and the team at Elmgreen continue to do great work in the development and I’m delighted to be part of today’s launch.”

Marty Carr, CEO of Carr Golf added; “The Carr family’s relationship with Elmgreen goes right back to 1991 when Carr Golf was founded. Throughout this 26-year period we have assisted Fingal County Council in developing better public golf facilities and amenities for the area. We have a passion for Elmgreen and are working closely with Fingal to develop this destination as a first-class leisure offering as well as a great place to play golf.

Elmgreen Golf Club is a parkland course designed by renowned golf course architect Eddie Hackett. Although situated just off the M50 and only 20 minutes from the city centre, the course offers spectacular views of the Dublin mountains and is renowned for year round playability. Its flexible membership offering provides a range of options starting from €350 per annum. For more details visit

Mixed Team Event – Monday 17th April

We will be hosting a Mixed Team Event for Members of Elmgreen Golf Club on Easter Monday, April 17th. This is a mixed event and there must be at least one man or woman on each team. BRS booking for this event is live and you can reserve your tee time by clicking here. More information about the format for the competition will be available early next week.

Enjoy a Complimentary Car Wash at Applegreen

To celebrate the Masters, we have teamed up with Applegreen to offer a free car wash to anyone who purchases a green fee and plays at Elmgreen Golf Club over the next four days. The free car wash is redeemable until Sunday 9th April at participating Applegreen locations. Book your tee time by calling 01 8200 797 or online by clicking here.

Revised Men’s Sunday Competitions Fixtures List

Elmgreen Men’s Golf Club Fixtures 2017- Members Sunday competitions

Visitors May Play in semi opens but members are required to book the places

January & February 14 holes stableford
Feb 26Captains Drive inJuly 23rdJuly Medal strokes*
March 5thSingles stableford (start)July 30thSingles stableford
March 12thSingles stablefordAug 6thSingles stableford semi open
March 19thStoke play (match play Q)*Aug 13thPresidents Prize-stableford
March 26thMarch medal Strokes*Aug 20thNo competition/lady presidents prize
April 2ndSingles stablefordAug 27thAugust Medal strokes*
April 9thApril Medal Strokes*Sep 3rdSingles Stroke play- last in ***G.O.Y
April 16thSingles stableford (semi open)Sep 10thFour man rumble
April 23rdFour man team event

(2 to score each hole)

Sep 17thSingles stableford
April 30thSingles stableford (semi open)Sep 24thSingles stableford
May 7thDave O Rourke Trophy*


Oct 1stFour man team 2 to score at each hole
May 14thSingles stablefordOct 8thSingles stableford
May 21stFour man team event

(2 to score each hole)

Oct 15thSingles stableford
May 28thMay medal (strokes)*Oct 22nd4 Man team (Waltz)
June 4thSingles stableford (semi open)Oct 29thSingles stableford
June 11thJune medal (strokes)*November14 holes stableford
June 18thSingles stablefordDecember12 holes stableford
June 25thSingles stableford
July 2nd4 Man team (Waltz)Note: 10 stroke events in player of year*
July 9thCaptains Prize –Strokes*CaptainDominick Duffy
July 16/17Possible River cupTBCLady captains prize

2017 Captain’s Letter

It is with pride and pleasure I take on the role of Captain for 2017. It was wonderful to see a great turnout on Sunday 26th February and the weather was kind to us.

It was a great pleasure to play with Nora Kinsella Ladies Captain – Dolores Brady Ladies President and my friend John Sheeran on the day.

A big thank you to our Committee for their support and help,

To Carr Golf for providing the food and refreshments on the day

To Tony and the staff of Lime Tree Caterers for the lovely spread,

To Dermott and the Greenkeeping Staff for their hard work in presenting the course in great condition especially at this time of the year.

To my good friend Colin Maybin for the wonderful mode of transport Myself and Nora arrived to the 1st tee in style ‘A Big Thank you’

From your kind donations my nominated charities are:

  1. Brother Kevin Crowley, The Capuchin Day Centre.
  2. Cystic Fibrosis (Malin 2 Mizen Cycle which takes place this May) in memory of Triona Priestley a local girl who passed away in April 2014.

I wish you all Good Friendship, Good Golf, and enjoyment for the year ahead

Dominic Duffy