Course Closed 25th March 2020
Following the advice of the GUI & ILGU and our governments directives in relation to the Covid19 virus, we have decided to close the golf course, clubhouse and practice facilities until 19th April 2020. We hope that abiding by this will keep our members, staff and visitors safe and well in this difficult time and we will be in a position to get back to the game we love as quickly as possible.
Click Here for the full GUI/ILGU statement
Welcome to Balcarrick Golf Club
15 minutes from Dublin Airport and local hotels
Lotto Results 15th March 2020
Statement on COVID-19 from GUI and ILGU
In light of the period of restriction announced today by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in relation to the outbreak of COVID-19, the GUI and ILGU have issued the following guidance for clubs:
The Unions recognise the need for adherence to the revised guidelines as issued by the HSE today (12th March 2020) and encourage golf clubs to observe them fully.
The restrictions (from 6pm today until Sunday 29th March) do not prevent club competitions or casual rounds of golf taking place, however we need to be cogniscant of the social nature of our game and how this element of it is impacted.
Golf is a great sport for people generally to get out and about, exercise and enjoy fresh air. It is played in an outdoor setting where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is low.
All golf clubs should, at this time, aim to keep their members and staff safe and well.
As such, everyone should be keenly aware of the vulnerabilities golf clubs will face:
- The older age profile of golf club memberships than of the general population must be borne in mind
- Groups having close and prolonged contact should be avoided.
- The social aspect of golf clubs should be curtailed, including limiting the potential for the following types of social interaction in accordance with the guidelines as issued today.
- Siren starts with people congregating before and after are discouraged for the time being.
- Prolonged near contact as may happen during Bridge nights, Choir practices and other clubhouse-based activities is to be avoided.
- Visitors either require some form of screening or should be discouraged for the time being.
- Society bookings where food and social interaction is involved afterwards should be limited in accordance with the latest guidance
- Common courtesies – handshakes and other embraces associated with the etiquette of the game – should be avoided and participants may bump elbows as an alternative.
- Social meals for groups in the clubhouse, including at inter-club matches, should be avoided
Golf Clubs should observe the need for the following:
- Increase social distancing through greater space between seating in the clubhouse
- Availability of hand sanitisers
- Regular changing of towels
- Ask members not to come into the clubhouse with colds or any symptoms of COVID-19
- Regular cleaning of surfaces including door handles – hourly in public places
All golf clubs should note, act upon and continually monitor the advice and guidance issued by the Health Service Executive (Republic of Ireland) and the National Health Service and Public Health (Northern Ireland) in relation to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
It is important that we all work together, following the advice of experts, in controlling the spread of COVID-19 infection.
This is a very fluid situation and we ask clubs to monitor the latest advice regularly.
Leinster Inter Club Draws 2020
The Draws for the Leinster Inter Club Competitions 2020 may be viewed or downloaded using the links below:
Interclub Matchplay Draws 2020
Interclub Qualifying Draws 2020
Leinster Fixtures 2020
Check out our Interclub Page for specific details on who Balcarrick have been drawn against for this years competitions.
Congratulations to Mary Connor who had a nett score of 67 in our club championship in September.
Christmas Lunch 2019
Celebrating 21 years of Brenda Hayes organizing the Ladies Summer & Christmas golf & lunch competitions. Thank you Brenda
LC Laura O Farrell presenting the prizes to the winners of the winter hamper & turkey voucher competitions.
Golf Ireland Survey
As you know, preparations are currently underway for the establishment of Golf Ireland as the new single governing body of golf on the island, taking over in January 2021 from the ILGU and GUI.
Those preparations are being led by the Transition Board of Golf Ireland and one of the tasks they are focusing on is the administration of the various all-island inter-club competitions. Currently these events are run by the ILGU and GUI and from 2021 they will all be run by Golf Ireland.
Discussion is underway at the Transition Board as to how best to arrange Inter-Club competitions and we are seeking the views of ILGU and GUI members on the matter at this time. Please click on the following link to access our short survey – SURVEY LINK.