This is the Number 3 Parkland.
In addition to the free fourball for this course (see below) I'm going to offer an extra prize... there are five Fairways Less Travelled courses remaining in this blog series - three links and two parklands - whoever can guess the most will win a copy of 'Hooked' AND a copy of my new book 'Driving the Green' (when it's published in May). In the event of a tie one name will be chosen. Leave your five guesses in the Comments box and be sure to include your email address.
|The 13th hole|
Portumna Golf Club, Co. Galway
|Stone stack to the left of the 16th tee|
|The par three 5th|
|Approach to the par five 17th|
As a small aside, Portumna GC celebrated its centenary in 2013, and the final act of the year was to plant an oak tree and bury a time capsule which is to be dug up in 100 years. It's a nice touch. Here's what appeared on their Facebook page:
The final centenary event of the year took place on Sunday 29th December at a ceremony at the Club where a commemorative time capsule was buried on the course close to the 18th tee box. Centenary Committee chairman, John Harte, read a letter to the assembled audience which detailed the contents of the capsule which included the Club’s Centenary book ‘From Little Acorns’, a list of 2013 members and their respective handicaps, a club jumper and tee shirt, a club fixtures booklet for 2013, a score card, photographs of the course, a photograph of past captain and presidents and other 2013 memorabilia. It is hoped that the letter will be opened by the members in one hundred years from now, hopefully in celebration of the continued success of the club. Joe and Lillian Austin kindly sponsored a fabulous oak tree which was also planted on the course. The ceremony was followed by a social event in the clubhouse for the members who braved the wintery conditions and attended the ceremony.
|Deer relax in front of the 16th green|
What is the subtitle of my new book, Driving the Green? (Comments will remain unpublished to ensure privacy.)
Draw closes on Wed 15th January at 6pm, at which point a winner will be chosen. The winner of the two books will also be announced.