MacBride

About


Mac Bride Pitch & Putt Club overlooks the Boyne Viaduct on the south side of Drogheda.Our Club is located at the rear of Weir Hope housing estate on the Marsh Road.We are dedicated to promoting both competitive and recreational Pitch & Putt within County Louth.Green fees are accepted with committee approval and are €6/adult €3/under 18 per day and must be paid before play.

Our membership packages cater for age ranges from under 16 at €25 to OAP rates of €85 with numerous other options for every age of lady & gents and family rates in between. For information on these rates contact club secretary Pádraic Sarsfield on 087-4181074.


Our club was founded in 1986 by Anthony Collier, Martin Rice and Jimmy O'Neil who were all staff members of Drogheda train station.The club was originally called CIE and for many years it was just a nine hole course.As the game grew in popularity a further nine holes were added and in 1992 we held our first open with our new 18 hole course.The course now offered a large selection of shots which took advantage of our hillside field.Our next land mark was the conversion of an old railway passenger carraige.This carriage became our clubhouse and we still use it today.

We then planed a new entrance which would replace the winding pathway used to climb the hill. This entrance was introduced in 2000. In 2002 we faced our biggest test, with the expansion of the train station.We lost a section of the course to the development works and we had to re-design our course layout.On the positive side we put in place a new clubhouse and better access to our course.

In 2004 we introduced a Scratch Cup to our calendar,it was to our misfortune that it would become a memorial Scratch Cup with the passing of one of our founding members John McKenna & is one of the most faught after titles in our calender each year.

Throughout the years we have had several Provincial and National champions.

Ivor Flanagan Leinster Junior Match Play

Paddy McCabe National Junior Match Play Champion

Barry Hill National Inter Strokeplay Champion

John Brannigan Leinster Inter Match Play Champion.

Michael Bedford National Seniors Senior Strokeplay Champion

Chris Murray Leinster Inter Matchplay Champion

Audrey Donnelly Leinster Junior Ladies Matchplay Champion

Thank you very much for taking an interest in Mac Bride Pitch & Putt Club and from all the members we hope to see and play along side you in the near future.

For more info visit www.macbridepitchandputt.com

Course

Hole Index Distance Sponsor Description
1 45 Engraved Ideas - 0868385713 Custom Trophies & Award Supplier A tricky opening shot with the surrounding bank on the left and the green sloping away from you. A cleverly place pitch can give you the opportunity for the perfect start but dont come up short or you'll struggle for par.
2 30 Councillor Matthew Coogan - Sinn Fein The first of the three short holes on the relatively short front nine. Very deceptive with the small bank 10ft in front of the green with the whole green gently sloping to the back right. Great chance for birdie but catches alot out as it can be tough to get the ball to pull up fast
2 2 59 Councillor Matthew Coogan - Sinn Fein The first of the three short holes on the relatively short front nine. Very deceptive with the small bank 10ft in front of the green with the whole green gently sloping to the back right. Great chance for birdie but catches alot out as it can be tough to get the ball to pull up fast
3 39 Councillor Gerald Nash - Labour An awkward downhill pitch which you have to committ too, anything short tends to kick right as the fairway slopes left to right. Anything too big and your in trouble with the five foot drop that sourrounds the back and right hand side of the green.
4 45 Egans/Blackbull Food Hall, Dublin Road, Drogheda A nice 45m uphill pitch but very important to get the distance correct. A gentle upslope at the front which can help and protected with a cresent bank at the back.
5 31 Paddy Power, Duleek Street. An interesting short hole with a seiously slopey green. The green protected by bank on the front left and if your too long you can end up in serious trouble as your under the tree or have a trecherous downhill chip.
6 30 Bia Resteraunt, South Quay, Dublin Road, Drogheda The final short hole of the front nine and probable the most difficult. Protected with a pot bunker at the front and a tree that is coming into play more and more every day on the right.