Firm and Fast

Hosted ByShane Derby

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Episode 44: F&F Spring Break 2024 #2 – The History of County Sligo Golf Club

Tony Cunningham is a long standing member at County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point. While visiting recently we sat down with him to explore the origin story of ine of the grand old dames of Irish Golf. Founded by members of the Sligo Militia in 1894, the club celebrates 130 years in 2024.

The Club has hosted the West of Ireland Championships since its introduction/inception in 1923 – the West heralds the beginning of the elite amateur golf season and is held over the course of a week every Easter. Former champions include Shane Lowry, Rory McIlroy, Padraig Harrington, JB Carr, John Burke & County Sligo's very own Cecil Ewing.

As part of the 130 year celebrations, County Sligo are also hosting the Irish Amateur Open in May 2024.

This episode is the second instalment from the F&F Spring Break 2024, future episodes feature a great catch up with Mark Millar the Superintendent at County Sligo and Council Member David Dunne who is acting as the main point of liason between the club and their consulting architects MacKenzie & Ebert on a 5 year improvement plan for the links which is scheduled to commence later this year.

Thanks for tuning in, we hope you enjoy the show.

Episode Music, under license from Epidemic Sound

Special Guest: Tony Cunningham.

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