Last week we were battered by the fierce storms accompanied by monsoon like rain.
A trail of destruction was left on the Golf Course as a result with numerous trees down. One half of our course now looks more like a giant lake with small green islands scattered throughout rather than a Golf Course, while the other side is strewn with fallen trees and all sort of debris. It is particularly sad to see some of the huge trees, which were maybe 150-200 years old flattened and about to be cut up and disposed of.
The clean-up which is going to take some time and a lot of effort has already started and will continue until finished. The fallen trees will be replaced by young healthy trees, the water will flow back into the river, the days will get longer and warmer, the golfers will appear in their droves and all the bad stuff will be forgotten.
We are very fortunate here in Cahir Park that at least we have 10 holes on exceptionally well drained soil so that no matter how much rainfall, given a few hours and it is playable again.
Seniors: 1st Colm Oâ€™Flaherty, John Phelan and Noel Moloney 50 pts., 2nd Jim Moloney, John Slattery and Jimmy Keating 47 pts., 3rd Michael Oâ€™ Donnell, John Davis and Arthur Oâ€™Donnell 46 pts.
Phone 052 7441474 or look up website www.cahirparkgolfclub.com
The storm that ripped through Ireland over the past week, wreaked havoc everywhere. The hurricane force winds caused major damage to a lot of the local golf courses, many losing trees that were hundreds of years old and signature features to many holes.
It was decided by the course committee at Cahir Park Golf Club to close the Golf Course until repairs have been made and it is safe again to play.
Reviewing the situation
The Committee will meet again on Wednesday afternoon to review the situation at that stage. Another notice will issue to members then. Check your email for any updates.
Thursday 20th February, 9 Hole Stableford
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February, Ongoing 9 Hole Competition
Yet again our weather is certainly hampering play in the Ladies Spring League. Check to see when course reopens and contact your opponent and arrange your match when possible!