Unfortunately no longer in existence, St James’s pitch and putt club was a very vibrant club.
It was formed in 1967. It was known then as the Rosemount pitch and putt club. The founder members and officers of the club were
Seamus Conmy, chairman; Paddy Cregan, secretary
and Pat Neville treasurer and later Ned Prenderville.
The first course was in Walter Ruttle’s field in
Rosemount. The club later moved to a new pitch at Mrs Cregan’s, Ballyadam. The name of the club was changed to St James’. Extensive reclamation work was carried out to the course and turf was drawn by the
members, from Banna Strand, for the greens. A portable club house was also purchased.
The club held many social events including dinner
dances, field days and gymkhanas which included a
beauty contest. Ann Mulcair from Rathkeale was the first beauty queen. Her prize was £100 plus a trophy.
St James’ enjoyed a large membership from within the parish. It also attracted members from the surrounding