Night Golf coming to Lee Valley

cgn-24th-feb-2017-35Night Golf is coming to Cork for the very first time and later this month Cork golfers will have the opportunity to experience the unique format in Lee Valley Golf Club.  Thanks to Mardyke Arena UCC and sponsors Cogan’s Toyota, Lee Valley will be lit up like an airport runway for the event which is being held over three nights.  The ten-hole event will take place in darkness, with coloured lights marking the fairways, greens and hazards, and with a luminous golf ball in play, golfers will have no excuse for not keeping it in play.  The team of four event takes place from Wednesday 29th to Friday 31st March, the shotgun format will see the 20 teams start at 8pm with prizes and refreshments included on each night.  Already over a third of the places have been reserved so anyone interested in playing should book their place now.  All proceeds from the event will go towards supporting Marymount University Hospital and Hospice.  Teams for the Wednesday and Thursday nights are €300 and teams on the Friday night are €400.  Full details and booking details are available from Wayne Falvey in Mardyke Arena UCC.  This is first time that Night Golf will be held in Munster and the idea came from Patsy Ryan.  Patsy is a Continue reading

Mardyke Arena to Host Golf Seminars

As the build up to the Irish Open continues, Cork’s Mardyke Arena have announced two golf seminars that will take place in June.  On Tuesday 17th June the Arena will host a conference focused on fitness in golf, and a large number of amateurs, professionals and coaches are expected to attend.  The seminar is being run by the newly formed Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), the European Tour Performance Institute and the Mardyke Arena UCC.  The CGI is a new body made up from the GUI, ILGU and the PGA.  Junior Golf Ireland has been subsumed into the new umbrella body and their key objectives include increasing participation and driving elite performance in both amateur and professional codes. Continue reading