Drive-in at Balbriggan Golf Club

March 16, 2017 0

Balbriggan Golf Club held its 72nd  Drive-in on Saturday 11th March  2017.  The Captains this year are Bernie Hunt and  local man Peter Slevin .The Juvenile Captains are Luke Harrison and Kelly Sharpe. There was a magnificent  Guard of Honour made by Members of the club and the 4 Captains made their  way through to the 1st Tee box followed by huge applause for them.

balbriggan_golf_clubCaptain Peter Slevin has been a member of BGC since the early 80’s and served on many committees over the years. He was delighted to take on the role of Captain of BGC when he was asked  by 2016 Captain John Fitzpartick.  He was  surrounded by his wife Emma son Charlie, his very proud Dad Noel , also his brother Rory and partner Lisa  their daughter Molly and Peters in laws John & Kathleen & John Grufferty.

Vice Captain Tony Hamilton called the Captain to the first tee box and Peter showing no signs of nerves hit a fantastic Shot down the fairway to the cheers and applause of the huge crowd gathered.

Lady Captain Bernie originally from New Ross, Co Wexford  was also surrounded by family, her husband Jim who had made the journey from the Ukraine earlier in the week stood with their 3 daughters Sinead, Niamh & Shauna..  Bernie s sisters Margaret was also there to support the LC as she calmly  marched to the Tee box and drove the ball well up the fairway to tremendous applause.

The Juvenile Captains Luke & Kelly dressed in Club Colours both shot their drives up the fairway as their proud parents, brother and sister & Grand parents looked on with huge pride.

There were 3  golf competitions held on the day and the winners of the men’s completion were Mark Meade, Fergus Byrne, Robert McLean & Denis Mehigan with a fantastic Score of 54.1.  2nd prize was won by Captain Peter Slevin, Rory Slevin, Padraig Masterson & Darragh O’Callaghan. Score of 54.9. .The Mixed Competition was won by Dave Brabazan, Paul Cox, Nicola Campbell & Gillian Whelan Score 57.2 The Ladies competition was won by Melanie Andrews, Brenda Johnston, Sinead Walsh & Evelyn Whelan, Score 66.5. There was a fantastic turnout in the club house until the late hours and the two captain certainly enjoyed their day.

Balbriggan Golf Club would like to thank everyone who helped to make the day so special and wish the Captains a very successful year ahead. BGC  has a fantastic new membership  offer with many different categories of membership please check our website. For details on  We also are available for  Society bookings and green fees or for “Ladies Get into Golf” programme beginning on 25thh April 2017 please contact Elaine or Evelyn on 01 8412229 or