Launch of historical golf book

The first book detailing the foundation and history of the North West Golf Club at Lisfannon, County Donegal will be launched next week.

The first book detailing the foundation and history of the North West Golf Club at Lisfannon, County Donegal will be launched next week.

‘The Story of the North West Golf Club 1891 – 2011’ traces the 120-year existence of the popular links from its tentative origins at a meeting of enthusiastic gentlemen in Derry’s Guildhall to becoming the fine 18-hole course it is today.

The 120-page hardback book depicts in words, photographs and collected memorabilia the stories of the professionals, the greenkeepers, the caddies, and, of course, the members as well as the defining golfing and social events over the years.

This unique contribution to local golfing and social history was compiled and edited by Lady vice-Captain Claire Cully, a native of County Offaly, who has been living in Fahan, County Donegal for the past 30 years. She was ably assisted by Lady Captain Mary McGeogh.

Claire’s love of local history led her to undertake this daunting task over the past 12 months. The response to her appeals for memorabilia and photographs was so successful the club is also able to stage a forthcoming photographic exhibition.

Mrs Cully said: “I hope this book will bring happy memories to some while informing others of our eminent past,”

The Photographic Exhibition at the North West Golf Club’s clubhouse is open to the public on Sunday, October 30 from 3-8pm and on Monday, October 31 from midday to 8pm. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

‘The Story of the North West Golf Club 1891 - 2011’ will be on sale at the Golf Club Shop and at the exhibition priced €20.00 and at Mac’s Newsagents, Main Street, Buncrana €25.00. Copies can also be ordered by email from nwgchisory@hotmail.com