Borris. golf club Carlow
Borris. Golf Course
Borris Golf Club located just outside the picturesque town on the Carlow-Kilkenny border has been in existence since 1907. It is, a very mature 9-hole Parkland measuring 5,680 metres with a Par 70 and a standard scratch of 69 from the men's tees. The ladies course measures 5,103 metres with a Par 72 and a standard scratch of 71. Although an 9-hole course Borris has alternating tee-boxes giving the distinct impression that you have completed 18-holes of very different challenges.
Borris Golf Club has an old-world clubhouse where the golfers every need is catered for, with full catering facilities and bar where the warmest of welcomes is extended to visitors.
|Green Fees Midweek:||€16|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.||€16|
|Green Fees with a Member:||€10|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€10|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee:||€550|
|Website||Borris. golf club website|
|Lady Captain:||Linda Donohoe|
|President:||A. F. Mitchell
|Hon. Secretary:||John Enright, Brendan Kiernan & Brenda McCarthy
|Hon. Treasurer:||M. J. Doherty & Bridie Galavan
|Comp. Secretary:||Rory O'hEochaidh & Janette O'Neill|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 7.30am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full catering facilities||Days to Avoid: Sundays & Thursdays (Phone)|
|Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other Days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments: 14 Days in advance|
Borris. Golf Club Fixtures 2015 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2015 (to be confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Sunday 1 March||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 10 May||Closed||1|
|President's Prize p.m.||Friday 5 June||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Saturday 6 June||Sunday 7 June||Closed||2|
|President's Prize||Sunday 7 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Saturday 14 June||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q) p.m.||Friday 10 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Saturday 11 July||Sunday 12 July||Closed||2|
|Captain's Prize (Q)||Sunday 12 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize Final Day||Saturday 19 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladies||Tuesday 25 August||Closed||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 24 January||Sunday 25 January||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 25 January||Open||1|
|Seniors Stableford 50+||Tuesday 27 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Person Team Event||Saturday 14 February||Sunday 15 February||Open||2|
|L. & G. 4-Person Team Event||Sunday 15 February||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 24 February||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 7 March||Sunday 8 March||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 8 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. 4-Person Team Event||Tuesday 17 March||Wednesday 18 Match||Open||2|
|L. & G. 4-Person Team Event||Wednesday 18 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball Betterball||Sunday 22 March||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Tuesday 24 March||Open||1|
|Singles Strokes||Saturday 19 March||Sunday 20 March||Open||2|
|Singles Strokes||Sunday 20 March||Open||1|
|Singles Strokes||Saturday 25 April||Sunday 26 April||Open||2|
|Singles Strokes||Sunday 26 April||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup (4 to 10)||Sunday 3 May||Monday 4 May||Open||2|
|Junior Scratch Cup||Monday 4 May||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup (11 to 18)||Sunday 3 May||Monday 4 May||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Monday 4 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Saturday 9 May||Sunday 10 May||Open||2|
|Singles Stableford||Sunday 10 May||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 13 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Charity Team Classic||Saturday 16 May||Sunday 17 May||Open||2|
|L. & G. Charity Team Classic||Sunday 17 May||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Tuesday 26 May||Open||1|
|Craig Classic||Friday 5 June||Open||1|
|Scotch Foursomes||Saturday 6 June||Sunday 7 June||Open||2|
|Scotch Foursomes||Sunday 7 June||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Wednesday 10 June||Open||1|
|Scotch Foursomes||Saturday 13 June||Sunday 14 June||Open||2|
|Scotch Foursomes||Sunday 14 June||Open||1|
|Veterans Singles Stableford 50+||Tuesday 23 June||Open||1|
|Start of Open Week||Saturday 4 July||Sunday 12 July||Open||9|
|4-Person Team Event||Saturday 4 July||Open||1|
|Fourball||Sunday 5 July||Open||1|
|Ladies 3-Ball Rumble||Monday 6 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Tuesday 7 July||Open||1|
|9-Hole Mixed Foursomes Strokes 5-7p.m.||Tuesday 7 July||Open||1|
|Fourball Stableford||Wednesday 8 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Fourball Stableford||Thursday 9 July||Open||1|
|Singles Stableford||Friday 10 July||Open||1|
|3-Person Scramble||Saturday 11 July||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Event||Sunday 12 July||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Tuesday 21 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Fourball||Saturday 25 July||Sunday 26 July||Open||2|
|L. & G. Fourball||Sunday 26 July||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Event||Saturday 8 August||Sunday 9 August||Open||2|
|4-Person Team Event||Sunday 9 August||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Tuesday 25 August||Open||1|
|4-Person Team Event||Saturday 12 September||Sunday 13 September||Open||2|
|4-Person Team Event||Sunday 13 September||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Tuesday 22 September||Open||1|
|Scotch Foursomes||Saturday 3 October||Sunday 4 October||Open||2|
|Scotch Foursomes||Sunday 4 October||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Tuesday 20 October||Open||1|
|Seniors 50+||Tuesday 24 November||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|Red||Par 72 SSS 71 5,103 m|
|Blue||Par 70 SSS 69 5,680 m|
Men's Course Record: John Joyce (3) 01/07/2003
Ladies Course Record:
The Boys' of Borris Golf Club won the Leinster Final of the Fred Daly Trophy in 2012.
Borris Golf Club won the Leinster Final and were All-Ireland Finalists in the Pierce Purcell Shield in 2004, when the team was Ward Kinsella, Edward Holden, Jimmy Conran, John Thompson, Mick Cody, Pat Cody, John Quinn, Greg Murphy, Art O'Leary, Dan Galavan, A. F. Mitchell, James Lillis, Kevin Cosgrave, Mick Condon, Mick Groghan, Pat McGrath, they were managed by Mick Dillon and Mick Hanrahan.
The Ladies of Borris Golf Club won the All-Ireland Glens Trophy in 2005, when the team was, Kathy Mitchell, Frances Long, Nora Barron and Peggy Canning, they were managed by Miriam Benson.
They won the Provincial Towns Cup in 1996, when the team was, Pat O'Neill, Luke Kelly, Brendan Kiernan, Pat Foley, Justin Manning, Adrian Somers, Patrick Lawlor, Mick Hanaran, Johnny Greene, Des Walsh, Paul Gilchrist and Mick Jordan, they were managed by Patrick O'Toole.
They won it prior to that in 1983, when the team was, Pat Gilchrist, Cyril Hughes, Mick Hanrahan, Brendan Joyce, Jim Joyce, Luke Kelly, Seamus Kelly, Eddie Lennon, Peter Murray, Kieran Mahon and Ned O'Neill, they were managed by John Kelly.
They won the Hibernian Insurance Trophy in 1996, when the team was, Pat O'Neill, Luke Kelly, Brendan Kiernan, Pat Foley, Justin Manning, Adrian Somers, Patrick Lawlor, Mick Hanaran, Johnny Greene, Des Walsh and Mick Jordan, they were managed by Patrick O'Toole.
They were County Champions in the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 1996, when the team was, Frank Kiernan, Brendan Colgan, John Foley, John Kelly, Liam O'Connor, Richard Barron, Michael Cody, Jim Dooley and Paddy O'Connell.
They won the Brennan Cup in 19,89, when the team was, T. Coburn, B. Walsh, J. Byrne, J. Greene, M. Collins, J. Dooley, D. Walsh, F. Gallagher, P. Donohue, M. Cody, J. Manning, J. Martin, J. Cody, R. Keenan, L. Cosgrave, M. Doyle and A. McDonald.
They won the Sony/Evening Herald Club Medal Championship in 1991, when the team was, Paudie Lennon, Arthur Mitchell and Pat Foley.
They won the Cullen Cup in 1989, when the team was, M. Collins, P. Kelly, J. Martin, L. Cosgrave, M. Cody, M. Kelly, L. Walsh, B. Nolan, H. Jordan, M. Collins, E. Cody, D. Murray and F. Dundon.
Borris Golf Club where Runners-Up to The Island in the Leinster Final of the Jimmy Bruen Shield at Tullamore Golf Club in 2002. The team was Martin Kelly, Pat O'Neill, Tony Mitchell, Pierce Brennan, Pat Foley, Mick Dillon, John Foley, Mick Hanrahan and Philip O'Sullivan. They were, captained by Brendan Kiernan.
The Ladies of Borris Golf Club won the ILGU Midland District Plate in 1989, when the team was, N. Connolly, V. Gallagher, B. Martin, M. Smith and B. Whelan.
They were District Champions in the Ulster Bank Ladies Fourball in 1997, when the team was, Nora Barron, Linda Donohoe, Frances Long, Nolliag Lucas, Brid Whelan, Kathy Mitchell, Margaret Collins, Ann Holden, they were managed by Frances Dundon.
They won it prior to that in 1996, when the team was, Nora Barron, Eithne Cody, Frances Long, Margaret Sheil, Valerie Gallagher, Kitty Mitchell, Margaret Collins and Carmel Lennon, they were managed by Deirdre Hughes.
They won the Boyne All-Ireland Trophy in 1996, when the team was, Mary Cosgrave, Frances Long, Frances Dundon, Birdie Prendergast, Kathleen Kelly, Netta Colgan, Bridie Sloyan, Ann Kiernan, Kathleen Somers, Nora Barron, Eithne Cody, Dorothy Murray and Ivelle Attride, they were managed by Jo Canavan.
Congratulations to Pat Foley on retaining his crown in the National putting championship on the 14th September 2000, at Mount Juliet putting course. The putting course at Mount Juliet is par 53, with pars 2, 3, and 4, which include bunkers, water-hazards and massive breaks, is something else. There is nothing like it in Europe.
Pat beat a strong field, with Christy O'Donovan of Skibbereen coming second, Cillian O'Brolchain of Killiney coming in third and Walker Cup star, Jody Fanagan of Milltown, coming home fourth. Frances Long won the Midland Junior Championship in 1976.
History of Borris.
Instituted 1907 affiliated 1908 The Irish Field, dated 10th August 1907, records the opening of Borris Golf Club. Later in 1909 after a visit by Lionel Hewson which reads "Mr. Kavanagh originally started golf in his park chiefly for the benefit of his sons, but when the idea of a club was mooted, he promptly offered the course and clubhouse to Borris Golf Club. Mr. Charlie Butler, of Mount Leinster, undertook the secretarial duties, which he had carried out most successfully. The club only started in 1907, but already has a membership of 100. The first President was Mr. W. McMorrough Kavanagh M. P. The Captain was Mr. S. P. Cox." It would appear the club went into decline, and was revived in 1925, under the Presidency of Major Arthur Kavanagh.
Roll of Honour
|A. Kiernan||1990||Ladies Captain|
|J. Manning||1990||Men's Captain|
|M. G. Cody||1990||President|
|F. Long||1991||Ladies Captain|
|A. F. Mitchell||1991||Men's Captain|
|H. Jordan||1992||Ladies Captain|
|K. Lucas||1992||Men's Captain|
|V. Gallagher||1993||Ladies Captain|
|E. Lennon||1993||Men's Captain|
|K. Mitchell||1994||Ladies Captain|
|P. Donohoe||1994||Men's Captain|
|N. Lucas||1995||Ladies Captain|
|J. F. Moran||1995||Men's Captain|
|F. Holden||1996||Ladies Captain|
|F. Gallagher||1996||Men's Captain|
|D. Hughes||1997||Ladies Captain|
|I. Rea||1997||Men's Captain|
|B. J. Colgan||1997||President|
|J. Canavan||1998||Ladies Captain|
|J. C. McCarthy||1998||Men's Captain|
|B. J. Colgan||1999||President|
|Mary Mullins||1999||Ladies Captain|
|Tony O'Donohue||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Niamh Connolly||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Art O'Leary||2000||Men's Captain|
|Genevieve Byrne||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Tom Sloyan||2001||Men's Captain|
|Genevieve Byrne||2002||Ladies Captain|
|John Mitchell||2002||Men's Captain|
|Joan Murphy||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Pat O'Neill||2004||Men's Captain|
|R. L. Long||2003||President|
|Brenda Carthy||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Brendan Kiernan||2004||Men's Captain|
|R. L. Long||2004||President|
|Peggy Canning||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Doran||2005||Men's Captain|
|Brid Whelan||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Seamus Cunningham||2006||Men's Captain|
|Jo Byrne||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Ward Kinsella||2007||Men's Captain|
|Jo Byrne||2008||Ladies Captain|
|John Foley||2008||Men's Captain|
|Bridie Galavan||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Michael Dillon||2009||Men's Captain|
|Nicola Brown||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Pierce Brennan||2010||Men's Captain|
|Bernie O'Byrne||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Tommy Quinn||2011||Men's Captain|
|Eileen Kelly||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Pierce Healy||2012||Men's Captain|
|Shane Foley||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Quirke||2013||Men's Captain|
|Stephanie Dargan||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Pat Leahy||2014||Men's Captain|
|A. F. Mitchell||2014||President|
|Linda Donohoe||2015||Ladies Captain|
|John Byrne||2015||Men's Captain|
|A. F. Mitchell||2015||President|
|Joan Burgess||2015||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|John Joyce (2)||2015||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Borris.
|Bill Long||1 July 2003||4th||117 m|
|Seamus Cunningham||15 October 2006||16th||135 m|
|P. Brennan||26 January 2014||4th||117 m
|Pat Keane||2 March 2014||4th||117 m|