AN attempt is being made to save two Kerry golf clubs which have recently found themselves in the rough and facing closure.
A number of former members of both Killorglin Golf Club and Castleisland Golf Club believe the solution to the difficulties being encountered could be an amalgamation of the clubs and they are currently conducting a survey to determine public opinion on the proposal.
It is the opinion of a number of former members that a new club could formed, involving members of both former clubs, to allow them to continue to play the game.
They believe that it is a viable option open to those who wish to continue to play and enjoy golf.
It is understood the owner of the course at Killorglin is willing to make the facility available for the long-term future so the new club would be based in the town by the Laune.
Suggestions on a name for the new club have been invited and the matter will be voted on.
“The viability or otherwise of this venture and the level of members’ subs is dependent on the level of interest shown by both sets of members,” the members said in an introduction to the survey that has been distributed to interested parties which is intended to ascertain if there is sufficient interest in the proposed amalgamation.
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