GOLF: Carrickfergus GC gearing up for Open Week

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Forty-six years old and getting bigger and better. That’s the report coming from Carrickfergus Golf Club which is gearing up to celebrate its 46th Open Week from July 23 to 30.

The club has attracted even more sponsorship for the event and organised a wide-ranging number of competitions for gents, ladies, seniors, mixed and juniors in both stableford and stroke formats. The popular Gents’ Scrambles and Ladies’ Scrambles have been arranged for Thursday, July 30, making it a real festival of golf.

Club captain Simon Wady said: “Visitors are made extremely welcome and can be assured of a successful week of competitive golf and the opportunity of making new friends, which, after all, is what the game of golf is about and Carrickfergus GC is famous for.”

Open Week co-ordinators Isaac Jardine and Billy Gibson expressed their appreciation for the sponsors’ increased support which allows the event to boast well over £5,000 in prizes together with daily fun prizes such as £100 for the first hole-in-one at the seventh and a prize for nearest the pin with the second shot at the 18th.

The majority of sponsors are here again we welcome three new supporters: Mr Michael McGivern, Thompson Crooks Solicitors and Total Vapour.

Booking for times begin on July 2 through club pro James Orchin (028 9335 1803).