Temple Golf Club celebrates 20th anniversary in style

Temple Golf & Country Club celebrated their 20th Anniversary in style with a glamorous May Ball, hosted by Pamela Ballantine, last weekend.

The Lady Captain, Ms Aundrea Gray, commenced proceedings by welcoming the guests to the prestigious event, including the guest of honour, Lisburn Mayor, Councillor Margaret Tolerton, the President of the club, Mr Colin McGready, Captain, Mr Graham Rudd, Vice Captain, Mr Roger Cunningham, and Lady Vice Captain Mrs Heather Coates.

Temple Golf Club Captain Mr Graham Rudd and Lady Captain Ms Aundrea Gray. Photo by Whitehall Studios photography.

Temple Golf Club Captain Mr Graham Rudd and Lady Captain Ms Aundrea Gray. Photo by Whitehall Studios photography.

The guests, which included some of the original members who joined the club in 1994, were treated to a sumptuous five course meal accompanied by fine wines and champagne and to the delight of franchise owner Feargal Carton and head chef Sam Hussain, Madam Mayor, Councillor Margaret Tolerton, commented during her speech, saying it was one of the finest meals she had tasted in her year of office so far.

The Charity Auction was hosted by Raymond Hill, part owner of the club and owner of Belfast City Auctions, so needless to say, the auction was highly entertaining and raised vital funds for local Lisburn based charity, Home Start.

Julie Corry, Home Start co-ordinator, thanked the Lady Captain, for choosing Home Start as her charity for the year and all those involved in organising, sponsoring and supporting the event, which raised a total of £2700.

The Lady Captain, Ms Aundrea Gray presented both Pamela Ballantine and the Madam Mayor with commemorative Temple Golf club, 20th Anniversary wine and thanked, guests, sponsors and those who bid in the auction for their kind generosity.

Aundrea Gray commented: “Home start is a local charity, with local volunteers, helping local families and rely heavily on donations, so the money raised is integral to its future in the borough.”

The distinguished guests then danced the night away into the early hours to the fabulous six piece band, The Booze Brothers.

Temple Golf & Country Club look forward to the next 20 years of continuing to expand their membership and maintain a prominent status as a leading 9 holes course in Northern Ireland.