Annual Golf Competition and Dinner: 01 September  

The 2022 Artillery Club’s Annual Golf Outing and Dinner took place on 01 September, at the East Cork Golf Club, Gortacrue, Midleton, Co Cork.  Club members, spouses, and guests participated in the golf competition, and later were joined by non-golfers for an enjoyable dinner in the Midleton Park Hotel.  A total of 32 attended the very successful event.

Some of the attendees arrived on 31 August, and having booked into the Midleton Park Hotel, visited the local attractions including Fota House, and thereafter attended dinner in Salina’s Bistro nearby.

East Cork Golf Club was founded in 1968 when Eamon and Peg Moloney converted their dairy farm into a nine-hole golf course.  The Course is situated on the outskirts of Midleton, bordered by two rivers, making for an ideal parkland golf course.  Eddie Hackett, one of Ireland’s foremost Golf Course Architects designed the course, which was extended to eighteen holes in 1975.

Hospitality and courtesy are hallmarks of East Cork Golf Club, and it is a consistent friend to the Military.  Thankfully, the weather on 01 September was very conducive for enjoyable rounds of golf, and the golf course did not disappoint.

A total of 17 golfers took part in the Single Stapleford competition, including 3 lady visitors.

Confined to serving and retired members of the Artillery Corps, the Captain Jack Jones Perpetual Trophy was won by Commandant Cormac Lalor (Retd) with a score of 38points.

Mrs Rosemary Twomey won the Ladies’ Visitors Competition with 21 points.

Lt Col Paddy O’Brien won the Visitor’s prize with 39 points which was the highest score of the day..

Prior to an enjoyable dinner, the Club’s President, Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham presented the prizes.

The Committee acknowledges the organisers and coordinators of this very successful event Lieutenant-Colonel Cormac Lalor (Retd) and Commandant Jack Burke (Retd), assisted by Lieutenant-Colonel Brendan Crowley (Retd), and the renowned hospitality and excellent support provided by the Midleton Park Hotel and the East Cork Golf Club.

We look forward to next year’s outing which will be the twentieth year of competition for the Captain Jack Jones Perpetual Trophy.

Photographs courtesy of Lieutenant-Colonel Cormac Lawlor (Retd), Captain Barry Carey (Retd)  and Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (Retd)

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