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Get into the swing of golf with staff society

Published February 8th, 2019

Did you know that Trinity has a golf society for staff that celebrates its 36th anniversary this year? Not only that but all levels are welcome and they’re currently on a drive to recruit new members?

“It’s open to anyone who’s ever played golf and even beginners,” says Sally-Anne Mac Mahon, this year’s Captain of the Dublin University Staff Golf Society.

What really distinguishes the society, says Sally-Anne, who works in the Commercial Revenue Unit, is the fact that it’s so welcoming.

“I remember when I joined I was nervous but felt really welcomed. At my very first outing I only had four points in 18 holes and I was delighted with myself. I’d only taken up golf about six months prior to that so I was very much a beginner but I still really enjoyed it. So it really is a society for all abilities! We even had tea and scones afterwards.”

The other thing that makes the society special is that it’s a rare opportunity for current and past staff from across all levels and divisions to mix. “Another great thing about the Dublin University Staff Golf Society is that it brings people together, from admin staff to academic staff and everything in between.”

The society’s first outing is on April 18 and 19 when Trinity will compete in the annual Intervarsity competition. CIT won the competition last year so they are hosting this year’s event in Cork Golf Club.

“We compete against universities from across Ireland, including UCD, DCU, NUIG, UL and many more,” says Sally-Anne.

After that they meet on selected Thursday afternoons up to October, when the season comes to a close with a staff – as opposed to students – Colours match against UCD.

“It’s a great day out. UCD are very competitive - they take it very seriously – but we’re going to try and win it this year!”

  • To find out more about the Dublin University Staff Golf Society email Sally-Anne MacMahon at