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Rossmore Golf Club. When Covid19 arrived and the lockdown introduced many of us thought that it would last for a couple of weeks and then it would be back to normal. Few expected it to last any more than a couple of months and very few realised that we would still be fighting the virus 14 months later and still no guarantee that we will be ‘back to normal; any time soon. As the days passed we all missed things in our life and human contact was a major loss for most. Yes the death of a loved one in such circumstances was a terrific burden to carry and many families had the experience. Being able to meet up with family members was what many yearned for and young and not so young missed the ability to play their favourite game, be that football, hurling, tennis, golf or any other group game. Over recent weeks we moved slowly towards the reopening of facilities so that games could resume and, if the numbers remain low or reduce further, we could soon be in a position to meet up and play our games. Golf clubs have reopened partially but today, May 10th, was a big day in that four players were allowed together and that was major for golfers, ladies and gentlemen. The clubs will be delighted but the players will benefit most. I paid a visit to the Rossmore Club today and it was a busy club. The Clubhouse is not open and some of the amenities are still under lock and key but players can Tee-off and play the round and abide by social distancing at the same time. However I could not turn a blind eye to the magnificent work that has been done during lockdown. Staff and volunteer members have the entire course resplendent and the Tees and Greens are in splendid shape. The re- building of the stone wall along the top part of the 10th fairway adds a beautiful touch to the scenery and the clearance of areas along a number of the fairways will prevent too many balls getting lost, when they stray off the fairway and the nice touch of planting a low hedge at the 1st Tee box with the club colours of green and yellow Those involved in all this work are to be congratulated and thanked for making sure that the course would be in top shape, when the return of games happened. Hopefully the restrictions will continue to ease and very soon we might be able to have a coffee and chat at the 19th, when the 18th has been completed.
When I looked at my images I saw a man kneeling down planting flowers in No 1 above but when enlarged it is only two large stones. In No 2 I saw a horse in the centre but it turned out to be a clomp of dark trees behind two green trees. Can you see them? No 2 is an image taken from the highest point on the course facing towards Bragan. Apart from the golf, the scenery is magnificent.
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Rossmore Golf Club. When Covid19 arrived and the lockdown introduced many of us thought that it would last for a couple of weeks and then it would be back to normal. Few expected it to last any more than a couple of months and very few realised that we would still be fighting the virus 14 months later and still no guarantee that we will be ‘back to normal; any time soon. As the days passed we all missed things in our life and human contact was a major loss for most. Yes the death of a loved one in such circumstances was a terrific burden to carry and many families had the experience. Being able to meet up with family members was what many yearned for and young and not so young missed the ability to play their favourite game, be that football, hurling, tennis, golf or any other group game. Over recent weeks we moved slowly towards the reopening of facilities so that games could resume and, if the numbers remain low or reduce further, we could soon be in a position to meet up and play our games. Golf clubs have reopened partially but today, May 10th, was a big day in that four players were allowed together and that was major for golfers, ladies and gentlemen. The clubs will be delighted but the players will benefit most. I paid a visit to the Rossmore Club today and it was a busy club. The Clubhouse is not open and some of the amenities are still under lock and key but players can Tee-off and play the round and abide by social distancing at the same time. However I could not turn a blind eye to the magnificent work that has been done during lockdown. Staff and volunteer members have the entire course resplendent and the Tees and Greens are in splendid shape. The re-building of the stone wall along the top part of the 10th fairway adds a beautiful touch to the scenery and the clearance of areas along a number of the fairways will prevent too many balls getting lost, when they stray off the fairway and the nice touch of planting a low hedge at the 1st Tee box with the club colours of green and yellow Those involved in all this work are to be congratulated and thanked for making sure that the course would be in top shape, when the return of games happened. Hopefully the restrictions will continue to ease and very soon we might be able to have a coffee and chat at the 19th, when the 18th has been completed.
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When I looked at my images I saw a man kneeling down planting flowers in No 1 above but when enlarged it is only two large stones. In No 2 I saw a horse in the centre but it turned out to be a clomp of dark trees behind two green trees. Can you see them? No 2 is an image taken from the highest point on the course facing towards Bragan. Apart from the golf, the scenery is magnificent.