He eats, sleeps and breathes... tiddlywinks, campanology, or golf. Except on this occasion Westport Golf Club have decided to forego the 'sleep' part. All in the name of 'The Gathering' you understand...
So, on Saturday 29th June, 2013, at the wonderful hour of 4am, the International Gathering of Golfing Insomniacs event will tee off, heralded by a shotgun start which will be a useful way to wake some of the competitors.
You won't see much at the start - maybe the foot or so in front of your face - but the dawn will bring Croagh Patrick out of its slumber to gaze down on your every shot.
2012 Captains (Maura Jennings and Thomas F. Walsh) at Westport Golf Club. Looks like they got a lie-in.
It's a fourball format, so book a team or book just yourself, and join a bunch of other mad-hatters on the west coast of Ireland. The cost is €10 for members and €20 for visitors.
|The par three 14th with Croagh Patrick beyond.
Things to do in Westport if you're down this way. And there's the Atlantic Coast Challenge golf tournament along the north-west coast the following week (1-3 July)
Be mad, have some fun and come and play Golf for Irish Insomniacs.