Posts Tagged ‘Belvoir Park Golf Club’

Tourism NI launches Belfast International Parkland Tournament

February 22, 2017
Eimear Callaghan, Tourism NI Golf and Sales Marketing Manager joins Jim Cullen, Belvoir Park Golf Club, Paddy Deane, Malone Golf Club, Greg Bailie, Shandon Park Golf Club, and Colin Adair Royal Belfast Golf Club at the launch of the inaugural Belfast International Parkland Tournament 2017.

Eimear Callaghan, Tourism NI Golf and Sales Marketing Manager joins Jim Cullen, Belvoir Park Golf Club, Paddy Deane, Malone Golf Club, Greg Bailie, Shandon Park Golf Club, and Colin Adair Royal Belfast Golf Club at the launch of the inaugural Belfast International Parkland Tournament 2017.

Tourism NI has launched the Belfast International Parkland Tournament 2017, furthering the long-term Northern Ireland Made for Golf strategy, which aims to make golf tourism worth £50 million to the Northern Ireland economy by 2020.

A greater Belfast golf cluster group comprising of Malone Golf Club, Shandon Park Golf Club, Belvoir Golf Club and Holywood Golf Club joined forces to create the Belfast Parkland International tournament to celebrate three days of golf in Belfast, in what is sure to be a momentous week for golf in Northern Ireland.

The competition will showcase three prestigious golf clubs in the Belfast area and offer golfers the opportunity to play three parkland courses from 3– 5 July, including Malone Golf Club, Royal Belfast Golf Club and Shandon Park Golf Club with the opportunity for entrants to also gain reduced fees at Holywood and Belvoir Park golf clubs. Later that week the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation will take place 6-9 July at Portstewart Golf Club.

Eimear Callaghan, Tourism NI Golf and Sales Marketing Manager commented, “With the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open coming to Portstewart this year and The Open Championship to Royal Portrush in 2019, Northern Ireland is now a must see destination for golfers with world class courses.”

“The Belfast International Parkland Tournament gives us the opportunity to promote the quality of our Parkland golf and indeed further enhance our reputation as a premier golf and tourism destination.”

Both male and females can enter the tournament with prices starting at £99 per person, with the first 50 people to enter receiving a free individual green fee at one of the participating courses.
Entries are now open via www.BelfastParklandInternational.com
For more information, please visit http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Belfast-Parkland-International-Golf-Tournament-Dunmurry-Belfast-P59966

The Belfast Parkland International is just one of the many excellent amateur golf tournaments happening in Northern Ireland this year. Among the line-up is the Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament in June celebrating its 50 anniversary and The Great North Links Challenge in October.

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Volunteer ethos alive and well as Belvoir Park launches Club Marshal programme

September 18, 2016
Belvoir Park captain, Paul Maconaghie and General Manager, Jim Cullen, with the new Club Marshals

Belvoir Park captain, Paul Maconaghie and General Manager, Jim Cullen, with the new Club Marshals

In what is believed to be something of a ‘first of it’s kind’ in Ireland, Belvoir Park Golf Club has unveiled their first group of specially trained and uniformed volunteer ‘Club Marshals’.
With sports clubs at all levels regularly bemoaning the problem of recruiting and training volunteers, it’s an interesting development from Belvoir to formalise this particular role.
Launched in August, the Marshals provide a unique support service for all corporate, charity and major golf events held at the Belfast club.
Each of Belvoir’s 24 club Marshals are kitted out in distinctive golfing “uniforms” – their outfits include wet suits, chiller sweaters, shirts and caps.
The Marshals liaise with the corporate representatives to see that all golfing aspects of their event run smoothly. They provide starter support and directions at the first tee, and act as rangers on the course, monitoring any course issues, pace of play and assistance when needed. They then return an event form highlighting any key issues.
Belvoir Park’s GM, Jim Cullen said; “Our Marshals help ensure that, from the clubhouse to the first tee-box to the 18th green, our corporate outings are more efficiently managed.

“These are very competitive times for all golf clubs. At Belvoir we aim to ensure that our corporate clients and their guests enjoy a great time at our club.

“In fact, we aim to exceed their expectations both on and off the course. They really welcome the extra support which our Marshals offer, and the feedback has been extremely positive.
“Hopefully too, both clients and guests will then tell others about the ‘Belvoir Experience’ and return for more.”
Club Captain Paul Maconaghie commented: “We are proud and very pleased to learn that we’re the first club in Ireland to introduce, and in such depth, this special initiative.
“It has received enthusiastic support not only from our council and management team, but from our wider membership…who recognise the many benefits it offers.”

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Belvoir Park captain, Paul Maconaghie with Volunteer Now’s Denise Hayward and the Club Marshals

The Marshals have precise job descriptions, and all have completed training on a specially-tailored “Ambassadors Programme” delivered by Denise Hayward of “Volunteer Now”.
This was facilitated by Simon Wallace, Tourism NI’s golf sales & marketing manager, who remarked: “Tourism NI congratulates Belvoir, and we strongly endorse this ground-breaking initiative, because it means that visitors and guests to the club receive a warm and very professional welcome.
“It’s also an excellent strategy to utilise a willing resource of mature volunteers, with the required skills to best represent the Club to clients and their guests. We believe the ‘Club Marshals’ concept offers unique added-value for visitors and we would encourage all the other clubs to follow Belvoir’s example.”