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'Jewel of the Glens' book launch

Dessie Blackadder

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Dessie Blackadder

CUSHENDALL Golf Club celebrates 80 years with a varied programme that included the unwrapping on a meticulously crafted narrative in a 333-page hardback book titled - 'Cushendall Golf Club 1938-2018. Jewel of the Glens'.

The 54 chapters have individual yarns of past exploits in what is a compulsively readable chronicle. The pages almost blissfully turn on their own.

Author Denis O'Hara features 'live' interviews and anecdotal recall of many of the Club's iconic figures, including founding members James McSparran, Larry Morahan and Ann Lewis up to the more recent figures such as Shaun McLaughlin, Danny Anderson, Vincent Agnew and Colm Thompson.

Brought to life are unforgettable golfing achievements, such as the winning of the Ulster Barton Shield, the Pierce Purcell Shield, I.L.G.U competitions- including the Nellie Garrett Cup - and the Christie Flag. There is a wide array of nostalgic images and photographs, both in 24 colour and a multitude of black and white pages.

The author also has achieved a perceptive and carefully crafted insight to the Club's survival over the eight decades, sometimes against the odds.

The book - 'Jewel of the Glens. Cushendall Golf Club 1938-2018. - can be purchased (£25) from CushendallGolf Club - 028 217 71318. E-mail-info@Cushendall Golf Club.com

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