Welcome to St. Patrick’s Golf Club Downpatrick!
On Saturday 1st March 2014 club officials, members and invited guests celebrated the official name change of Downpatrick Golf Club to St. Patrick’s Golf Club, Downpatrick. This marked a new era in our history but where did it all begin?
Downpatrick’s Golf Club had its official beginning in an advertisement for a public meeting, which appeared in the DOWN RECORDER on the 12th October 1929. All four signatories to the notice played one way or another, significant roles in the Club’s formation and collectively must stand as the ‘Founding Fathers’.
Not long after the Public Meeting the formation of the Club proceeded at a phenomenal speed. On Friday 29th November 1929, the first General Meeting took place. Without as yet a blade of grass to play upon, the Club could boast a municipal membership of 225. The Steering Committee had disposed of the notion of seeking a municipal course and had decided to go for their own Club. Keep Reading…