The memory of one of the founding members of the Kanturk Golf Club is being honored this month with the revival of a golf company he originally co-founded.
Although Mossie Archdeacon passed away in 2017, his legacy will live on through the revival of the former Three Counties Golf Society, which will make its first outing at the Castlemartyr Spa and Golf Resort on Thursday October 21st.
The current president of the renamed 3-Counties Golf Society, Ann Morrison, said it was fitting that the excursion should serve as a memorial to a man who had an incredible passion for golf.
“Mossie was a Clongeel farmer in Newmarket. He was a very forward-thinking and progressive man who was active in many organizations including the ICMSA, the Irish Dairy Board, the board of directors of Ballyclough Co-Op and IRD Duhallow, “said Ann.
“But his real passion in life was golf. He loved seeing rural residents and young people join golf clubs and societies as a welcome social outlet for them, ”she added.
This was very evident in his off-court stint helping to establish many societies including Blackwater Farmers, Newmarket, and Three County Golfing Society.
“Mossie’s talent for organizing societies and events was also exceeded on the pitch, where he played himself out with a single-digit handicap. He even played alongside Greg Norman at Pro-Am events, ”said Ann.
She said Mr. Archdeacon was not only a lifetime member of the Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, but also a founding member of the Kanturk Golf Club.
“He’s been president and captain over the years, and during his time as captain, he designed a new hole on the course, which is now the eighth. He was also the club competition secretary for more than two decades, ”said Ann.
“It is fitting that the first meeting of the revitalized Three Counties Golf Society honors Mossie’s memory and the work he has done for golf in Cork throughout his life,” she added.