The heavy rain that fell in the Lisburn area and flooded roads also closed Lisburn golf course for several days.
Head greenkeeper Robert Nelson had little option but to put up the ‘COURSE CLOSED’ sign on the first tee last Saturday.
The start of the New Year Winter League had to be postponed for at least a week. Not to be put off, a hardy handful of golfers braved the elements on Sunday to bring in the New Year.
With more rain on Monday morning, the course was closed once again. The first green became an island with the nearby lake filled to overflowing. New lakes were formed on different parts of the course for the first time.
It is thought that the course has never been wetter since it was opened for play in 1973. Hopefully the weather will improve and the course will be open for play on Saturday.
Inside, the New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance went ahead as planned as the clubhouse was tastefully decorated. A magnificent meal was served by Albert and Jane and the members were entertained by the ‘Diva Dolls’ into the early hours of Friday morning.