2019 Captain’s Drive-in at Balbriggan Golf Club

March 11, 2019 0

It was all music, action, Grease yesterday at Balbriggan Golf Club as the Annual Captains Drive-In drove off at 1.15pm. Although the film “Grease” is 30 years old it was slightly revamped for the occasion. Weeks of secret practice sometimes under Car Lights on the tee box paid off.

Lady Captain Marie White (Sandy) & Captain Pat Kinsella (Danny) really looked the part. They arrived by buggy, driving across the 18th fairways to the pounding 23 Second intro music of “Cry Me A River”. Coats were whipped off to reveal the T Birds, Paul Cox, Sean O’Connor, Pat Phillips, Stephen Carroll & Captain Pat using the First Tee Box as a stage, they danced to “Grease Lightening”. Then out of the corner of the crowd came Lady Captain Marie closely followed by the Pink Ladies, Evelyn Tolan, Maureen Moore, Moya O’Connor, Amanda Williams & Junior Captain Kim Dalton & Katie Caffery dancing to “You are the one that I Want.” Finally finishing up with “We go Together” with Vice Captains Barry & Breegen joining in. They applause from the huge crowd of families, Members & guests was amazing & very loud with everyone absolutely delighted with the magnificent performance.

First to drive off was Junior Captain Aaron Vickers, without any show of nerves, he sent the ball up the fairway, across the hill with enormous applause from the crowd.

Next came Junior Captain Kim Dalton, Kim is a left handed player & she also sent the ball well up the fairway, followed by more applause.

Lady Captain Marie (Sandy) stood on the tee box – no fear either in this Lady as she balanced herself perfectly in her Open Toed Sandals & hit the ball up the fairway. Who needs Golf Shoes !!! more applause & cheers.

Finally, the turn of Captain Pat (Danny) wearing a very dashing Wig, partly covering his eye line, but he never flinched, as he sent the ball up the fairway & over the hill as the crowd clapped, jeered and roared – much to his relief.

After champagne was corked for the two Captains & presentation of flowers to Lady Captain Marie it was time for the Scramble Golf Competition to begin as players headed out to their allotted Tee Box.

The presentation of prizes was at 9.15pm Lady Captain Marie & Captain Pat thanked everyone involved in making the day such a memorable occasion.

Competition Sec Peter announced the winners:

  • Ladies Team 1st Frances Shaw, Sinead Walsh, Melanie Andrews & Brenda Johnson.
  • Mixed Team 1st Nicola Campbell, Paul Cox, Orla & Peter Sullivan.
  • 2nd Marion Behan, Jeud Ennis, Paul Redmond & Kenny Moss.
  • Men’s Competition 1st Charlie Guildea, John McCluskey, Frank Ivers & Tommy Shiel

Congratulation to everyone.