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Regarding the possibly precipitating reason for no visitors at Ballyb, here in the DC area, just learned that one private course is going with mats for the winter. Something about eliminating ~5,500 divots. Have never before heard of a U.S. course doing this. Quite surprising and will be curious to see if the members riot.
For Christmas 2004 I took my family to Doolin, which is just past the Cliffs of Moher. The day before Christmas Eve I went down to the Lahinch clubhouse and was told by the woman behind the counter " we are closed to visitors at the holiday, but if you come tomorrow afternoon we may be able to do something."This must be a peculiar Irish way of speaking which says two opposite things in one sentence. Well I showed up around noon the next day and they said they would not sign me up but here's a set of clubs and Merry Christmas. I set off up the first hole into a wind and hail as my family got visual evidence of my insanity. Around number 8 the tethered goats looked at me the same way.