Golf clas­sic pro­ceeds to light up Ballincol­lig for Christ­mas

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The Ballincol­lig Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual golf clas­sic will help raise funds for new Christ­mas lights.

Pro­ceeds from the event, at the Lee Val­ley Golf and Coun­try Club on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14, will be used to set up a spe­cific Town De­vel­op­ment Fund, which will help sup­port a new fes­tive light sys­tem. Teams of three will tee off from 8.30am and the com­pe­ti­tion will run through­out the day. The cost of en­try for a team is €190 which in­cludes din­ner and a spe­cial event goodie bag.

Emer Cas­sidy, chair­per­son of the BBA, said: “We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to this year’s golf clas­sic which is shap­ing up to be the big­gest and best one we’ve had. The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee has worked hard to put to­gether a fan­tas­tic day’s pro­gramme that in­cludes a great day’s golf as well as a few sur­prises in there as well.

“There will be golf clin­ics and play­ing tips from the Cork Golf Cen­tre coach­ing team in Ballincol­lig, Par 3 Beat the Pro with Ian Stafford Golf Coach­ing, plenty of prizes on the day and we’re also ex­pect­ing some well-known faces to turn up and play a round.

“All of the money raised from the golf clas­sic is go­ing to be used to es­tab­lish a fund that will be used for dif­fer­ent projects to bet­ter the town. The first of these is in­vest­ing in new Christ­mas lights, and with the help of Cork County Coun­cil, we will hope­fully have Ballincol­lig look­ing even more fes­tive this year.”

There are still places left for teams to en­ter and any­one in­ter­ested should con­tact the BBA at ad­min@ballincol­ or 086 055 1911.

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