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Junior Foursomes Finalists

Junior Foursomes Finalists

August 13, 2019

Congratulations to the Ladies Junior Foursomes team on reaching the Ulster District final by beating Moyola Park in the semi final at Roe Park on Sunday.

This is the first time any ladies team has progressed further than a quarter final of an ILGU competition so to reach the Ulster final is a fantastic achievement for the ladies and a proud moment for the Club.

En route to the final, the team, captained by Diane Gibson, beat Dunmurry, Kirkistown Castle, Knock, Carnalea and Moyola Park with all games up to the semi final being played both at home and away.

The final will take place on Saturday 31st August 2019 at Ballycastle against near neighbours Belvoir Park. Good luck to all involved.

Australian Spoons District Final Success

Australian Spoons District Final Success

July 30, 2019

We would like to congratulate Club Members Geraldine Haire and Janice Hartly on their success at the Australian Spoons competition, held at Royal Belfast Golf Club on Tuesday 23rd July.  Geraldine and Janice won the District Final with a score of 37 points and will now progress to the All-Ireland Final which will be held at Portarlington Golf Club, Co. Offaly on Monday 26 August.  They will compete with four other qualifying pairs to try to win the Australian Spoons for their respective clubs and the Ulster District.

This is the second consecutive year that a pair from Castlereagh Hills Golf Club have progressed to the All-Ireland Final, the trend being set by last year’s pair Gillian Erwin and Phyllis Scott.

Congratulations Geraldine and Janice. Good luck in the final!

Cheque Presentation to RVH Intensive Care Unit

Cheque Presentation to RVH Intensive Care Unit

July 24, 2019

Club President Jim Malcolm along with Jimmy Gibson’s son, Martin, and organising committee member Bob Campbell present a cheque for £905 to members of staff from the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast.

Thank you everyone for your support.

Barnardo’s Cheque Presentation

Barnardo’s Cheque Presentation

July 24, 2019

Captain Jim Neill and Lady Captain Jo McCaffrey presents a cheque for £3,000 to Michelle James of Barnardo's, which was the chosen charity for the recent "Two Captains Charity Day" held at Castlereagh Hills Golf Club.

Cancer Focus NI

Cancer Focus NI

June 24, 2019

Joanne Smith from Cancer Focus N.I.receives a cheque for £600 from Jim Mawhinney (immediate past Captain) for Prostate Cancer, along with Jim Neill, current Club Captain. The money was raised throughout last year by our Club Members - a big thank you to everyone involved.

Aberdelghy Challenge Cup

Aberdelghy Challenge Cup

June 18, 2019

Aberdelghy Golf Course has welcomed over 60 pupils to take part in a unique golfing challenge in their very first Primary School Golf Day on Monday 17th June.

 

Following the success of a similar model at Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s other golfing facility, Castlereagh Hills Golf Course, the aim of the event was to promote physical activity and encourage pupils to trial a new sport.

 

The event commenced with all children participating in a warm up session held by the Council’s EBA2020 team. The day then swung into action with a schools’ golfing competition, where the children put their newly developed skills to the test to compete in the ‘Aberdelghy Challenge Cup’.

 

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee, Alderman James Tinsley said, “This is the second primary school golf event which I have attended within the last seven days and it is wonderful to see so many young people enjoying a new sport and representing their school in a fun outdoor competition.

 

“Today’s event at Aberdelghy highlights the Council’s commitment to offer physical activity opportunities for young people across the City, which will hopefully inspire the next generation to get involved in sport and lead a healthier lifestyle.

 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Domino’s Pizza for kindly sponsoring both golf days at Castlereagh Hills and Aberdelghy. Finally I would like to thank the teachers for supporting today’s event and I look forward to seeing the ‘Aberdelghy Challenge Cup’ becoming an annual event on the school calendar.”

 

The best girl award was won by Sarah Crookshanks from Killowen Primary School while the best boy was won by Daniel McNamara from St Joseph’s Primary School. St Joseph’s Primary School (team 1) took 1st place in the eagerly awaited school team award with Killowen Primary School (team 1) following closely behind in 2nd place and St Joesph’s Primary School (team 2) achieving 3rd place.

 

Event sponsor, Domino’s Pizza, Longstone Street, Lisburn were delighted to support the event. Christine McReynolds, Marketing Manager commented, “We are extremely delighted to this year sponsor both events at Aberdelghy Golf Course and Castlereagh Hills Golf Course.  It is important that we all take the necessary steps to encourage young people to get active and maintain a balanced lifestyle. I have enjoyed meeting the children and teachers today and watching the action on the course.”

FUNDRAISING SUCCESS

FUNDRAISING SUCCESS

June 14, 2019

Well done to our club members who raised a total of £600 for Guide Dogs NI, one of the Past Captain's Charities during his year in office.

Pictured is Helen Baird from Guide Dogs N.I. together with Hero the guide Dog ambassador, Jim Mawhinney (Immediate Past Captain) and Jim Malcolm, Castlereagh Hills Golf Club President.

PRIMARY SCHOOL GOLF EVENT 2019

PRIMARY SCHOOL GOLF EVENT 2019

June 11, 2019

Almost one hundred children from 12 primary schools have enjoyed a day out from the classroom to take part in a unique golfing day held at Castlereagh Hills Golf Course on Tuesday 11th June.

 

Sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, Eastpoint Entertainment Village the aim of the golf day was to introduce children to golf through a series of fun workshops which promoted exercise, healthy eating and the basics of golf.

 

The event commenced with all children participating in a range of health and sports related workshops to promote the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. There was also an educational workshop from Barnardo’s NI as well as a massive fitness class on the 18th fairway and an archery challenge for the children to enjoy.

 

PGA Golf Professional, Mr Steve Richie led a golf swing and putting workshop in tandem with Roy Leonard from the Confederation of Golfing Ireland providing a fun introduction to the world of golf.  The day then culminated in the afternoon with a schools’ golfing competition, where the children put their newly developed skills to the test to compete in the ‘Castlereagh Hills Challenge Cup’.

 

Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee, Alderman James Tinsley said, “The golf day is a fantastic platform to bring children together to represent their school and experience a new sport.  As part of the programme the children not only participate in golf sessions but they also have the opportunity to enjoy many educational health and fitness workshops which will hopefully inspire many to engage in physical activity and lead a healthier lifestyle.

 

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank local businesses, Domino’s Pizza, Hillmount Nursery, Rodgers Meats, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Barnardo’s NI, Decathlon, the Council’s Every Body Active 2020 coaches and Sinnamon Bistro for kindly supporting this great initiative.

 

“Finally I would like to thank all the Golf Club members that volunteered to assist with the event and to the schools for taking part in the competition. I hope to see many of the children here today back on the golf course to practice their new skills.”

 

The best girl award was won by Amelia Mayne from Penrhyn while the best boy was won by Ben Brown from St Ita’s Primary School.  The eagerly awaited school team award was won again by Brooklands Primary School with Penrhyn following closely behind in 2nd place and Carryduff Primary School achieving 3rd place.

 

Event sponsor, Domino’s Pizza, Eastpoint Entertainment Village were delighted to support the event. Christine McReynolds, Marketing Manager commented, “We are extremely delighted to sponsor such a great event. It is important that we all take the necessary steps to encourage young people to get active and maintain a balanced lifestyle. I have enjoyed meeting the children and teachers today and watching the action on the course.”

Summer in the City 2019

Summer in the City 2019

May 23, 2019

SUMMER IN THE CITY GUIDE LAUNCHED ACROSS LISBURN & CASTLEREAGH

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is excited to launch the ever popular Summer in the City Guide, which enables residents throughout the City to explore the fun and energetic summer activity schemes and sports courses on offer throughout July and August!

The Guide is a must have for all parents who are looking to plan a summer of fun for their little ones.  Filled with an excellent variety of summer activity schemes and sports courses, you will be spoilt for choice. Swimming, tennis, gymnastics, hockey, martial arts and soccer are just a few of the exciting activities taking place in the local area.

Children aged 5 and over can enrol on the Council’s summer scheme programme with a fun blend of coached activities, games, arts and crafts, dance, bouncy castle and much more. There are also sports specific schemes and courses such as golf, ice skating, water skiing and basketball to help encourage children to try a new sport.

Launching the summer programme, The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Uel Mackin said, “Our Summer in the City Guide provides the perfect platform to encourage children across the City to get active this summer.

“With childhood obesity an ongoing issue and in a world where children are, ‘growing up digital’, we as a Council will continue to provide opportunities where children can get active, try a new activity or sport and perhaps make a few new friends along the way!

“The Guide contains a wide selection of sports courses, summer schemes and camps, available at facilities and venues across the Lisburn & Castlereagh area.  It’s the ideal resource for busy parents who need to plan well ahead and ensure their children are well entertained and active throughout the summer months.”

The enrolment date for Council Summer Schemes, Rural Schemes and Summer Swim Camp commences from Monday 3rd June. Enrolment can be completed online at www.theleisureplex.com

To download a copy of the ‘Summer in the City’ guide, please visit www.theleisureplex.com

Celebrating Positive Ageing Month - October 2018

Celebrating Positive Ageing Month - October 2018

September 24, 2018

Older people across Lisburn & Castlereagh are being encouraged to get active and try a new leisure activity as part of Positive Ageing Month which will take place throughout the month of October

As part of the Council’s campaign, people over the age of 60 years can enjoy a fantastic choice of activities, including golf lessons, bowling, road cycling, pilates, and racquet sports to name but a few. There are also two free ‘Positive Ageing’ events as well as a ‘How to Stay Young’ event which include activities and information stands for an informative and social morning of fun.

A range of activities will be available at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Dundonald International Ice Bowl, Lough Moss Leisure Centre, Kilmakee Activity Centre, Glenmore Activity Centre, Grove Activity Centre, Castlereagh Hills Golf Course and Aberdelghy Golf Course.

Launching the scheme, Chairman of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee, Alderman Paul Porter said, “By 2052, 2 billion people, over 20% of the world’s population, will be over 60 years.  This statistic shows age is just a number as more and more older people continue to enjoy the same level of activity, interests and fun that they enjoyed in their youth.

“The Council is delighted to support Positive Ageing Month by offering a programme of activities, specifically aimed at meeting the needs of people over the age of 60 years.  Activities are available across eight Council leisure facilities over specific days in the month so there is a choice of different venues, activities and dates to suit all interests and locations.  Family members and friends are also welcome to join in and with plenty of encouragement from our staff, there has never been a better reason to come along and try a new activity.”

Download a full copy of the timetable for Positive Ageing Month

Christmas at Sinnamon Bistro

Christmas at Sinnamon Bistro

August 15, 2018

Castlereagh Hills Golf Course restaurant, Sinnamon Bistro, have launched this year's Christmas Menu for 2018 and are now taking bookings. 

For more information on this year's Christmas Menu and the restaurant's Party Nights click here

Ladies Victory for Castlereagh Hills Golf Club

Ladies Victory for Castlereagh Hills Golf Club

July 30, 2018

Two of Castlereagh Hills Golf Course Ladies, Gillian Erwin and Phyllis Scott, came 4th in the Ulster Area Final of the ILGU Australian Spoons Stableford Greensomes Competition, played at Tandragee on Tuesday 24th July.

Gillian and Phyllis are now representing Castlereagh Hills Golf Club and Ulster at the All Ireland Final in Athlone at the end of August.

Well done Gillian and Phyllis, what a fantastic achievement!

Good luck in the Final, we will all be rooting for you.

Jackie O Gets a Hole in One

Jackie O Gets a Hole in One

July 26, 2018

Jackie Orchin affectionately known to his golf buddies as Jackie “O”, long standing member of Castlereagh Hills Golf Club celebrated a very special birthday last week in style.

On Thursday playing for the Castlereagh Veterans he had his ball deflected from a bunker on the first hole at Kirkistown Golf club by a cat which appeared onto the course.

Friday he welcomed his big “0” birthday and his playing buddies gave him some balls as a present.

Whilst playing in a Texas scramble competition on Saturday with one of his golf ball presents, probably a yellow ball, Jackie approached the par 3 3rd hole some 143 yards at Castlereagh Hills where he achieved every golfer’s ultimate dream “A HOLE IN ONE”.

Norman Baird and Trevor Reilly partners on the day duly congratulated Jackie with the usual vigour and banter.

Well Done Jackie and a very happy birthday from all at Castlereagh Hills Golf Club…..see you at the 19th!

The Hillbillies Strike It Lucky In 5 Club Challenge

The Hillbillies Strike It Lucky In 5 Club Challenge

July 25, 2018

Castlereagh Hills Golf Course recently hosted a 5 Club Challenge with 11 teams competing for the winning position.

A great day was had by all those who entered and was followed by some fantastic food at the Clubhouse restaurant, Sinnamon Bistro. 

The winners of the Club's 5 Club Challenge event, "The Hillbillies", David McKittrick, Ian Wright, Tommy Wright and Tommy McIver, were presented with their award from Club Captain Jim Mawhinney.

Want to join the fun? Keep an eye out for more information in the Clubhouse and Facebook for the upcoming BBQ on 18 August!

Local Primary School Children Swing Into Action

Local Primary School Children Swing Into Action

June 4, 2018

One hundred children from 13 primary schools have enjoyed a day out from the classroom to take part in a unique golfing day held at Castlereagh Hills Golf Course on Friday 1st June.

Sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, Saintfield Road, the aim of the golf day was to introduce children to golf through a series of fun workshops which promoted exercise, healthy eating and the basics of golf.

The event commenced with all 100 children participating in a range of health and sports related workshops to promote the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. There was also an educational workshop from Cancer Focus NI as well as a massive fitness class on the 18th fairway and an archery challenge for the children to enjoy.

PGA Golf Professional, Mr Steve Richie led a golf swing and putting workshop in tandem with Michael McNulty from Confederation of Golf Ireland providing a fun introduction to the world of golf. The day then culminated in the afternoon with a schools’ golfing competition, where the children put their newly developed skills to the test to compete in the ‘Castlereagh Hills Challenge Cup’.

Speaking at the event, the Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Tim Morrow said, “The golf day is a fantastic opportunity to bring local school children together to experience a new sport while learning more about nutrition and healthy eating. It has been wonderful to see the children display such strong friendships and positive team spirit on the course and I hope the event will encourage other children and schools to enter the event next year.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank local businesses, Domino’s Pizza, Hillmount Nursery, Northern Snacks, Hunky Dorys, Britvic, Rodgers Meats, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, Cancer Focus NI, Decathlon, the Council’s Every Body Active 2020 coaches and Sinnamon Bistro for kindly supporting this great initiative.”

Presenting the prizes at the event, the Vice Chair of the Council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee, Councillor Rhoda Walker said, “With growing cases of obesity amongst children, the golf day at Castlereagh Hills Golf Course provides a fantastic forum for young people to enjoy a new sport while learning more about fitness and healthy eating. The children have enjoyed taking part in a number of fun workshops on and off the course, which will hopefully inspire many to take up a new sport or engage in other forms of physical activity.

“I would like to thank all the Golf Club members that volunteered to assist with the event and to the schools for taking part in the competition. I hope to see many of the children here today back on the golf course to practice their new skills.”

The best boy award was won by Ciaran Mallon while the best girl was won by Eloise Morris both from St Ita’s Primary School. The eagerly awaited school team award was won by Brooklands Primary School with St Ita’s Primary School finishing in 2nd place and Leadhill Primary School in 3rd.

Event sponsor, Domino’s Pizza, Saintfield Road were delighted to support the event. Andrew Bruce, Area Manager (NI) commented, “We are extremely delighted to sponsor such a great event. It is important that we all take the necessary steps to encourage young people to get active and maintain a balanced lifestyle. I have enjoyed meeting the children and teachers today and watching the action on the course.”

New to Castlereagh Hills - Sinnamon Bistro

New to Castlereagh Hills - Sinnamon Bistro

March 16, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Sinnamon Bistro has now opened at Castlereagh Hills Golf Course.

Check out their delicious food and drinks menus:

- Breakfast Menu
- Lunch Menu
- Drinks Menu
- Wine Menu

Opening hours:

Tuesday- Sunday from 9.00am-5.30pm

(20th January- 10th February)

 

For further information please contact us on 028 9044 8477, email chgc@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

Gordon makes it a Hole in One!

Gordon makes it a Hole in One!

August 4, 2017

Congratulations to Gordon Browne on making a hole in one at the sixth hole on Saturday 29th July! Well done Gordon!

Top PGA Pro Visits Castlereagh Hills

Top PGA Pro Visits Castlereagh Hills

March 5, 2017

​Chairman of the council’s Leisure & Community Development Committee, Councillor Tim Morrow and Castlereagh Hills Golf Course PGA Golf Professional, Roy Skillen were delighted to welcome top PGA Professional Kendal McWade to the hills of Castlereagh.