The first MBA Golf Society (MBAGS) event of 2016 has finally come and gone and it’s surely one for the history books! Not really. But, it was great fun. With our original first event at Luttrellstown cancelled due to snow in March, we kicked off the year at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on the 8th of April. The forecast was rain but that wouldn’t stop us. We were determined to get out and play and, for me, to put faces to the names as I only know most of the members according to where they fall on my MBAGS member spreadsheet. The day was filled with sun, rain, beautiful mountains in the backdrop, banter and of course that ever so coveted end of round pint of the black stuff.
The player field was small but we made the most of it. Being in the full-time MBA and not having classes on Friday’s it’s easy for me to go out and play as I please. However, for those members who do have jobs, it’s a great excuse to get away from the office, meet new people and potentially walk away with great prizes. This event offered 1st place, 2nd place, closest to the pin and longest drive prizes. Embarrassingly, the longest drive prize was converted into a 3rd place prize due to the fact that we all failed to hit the fairway on the allocated hole. But that’s beside the point! Being a part of the MBA Golf Society allows you to play some golf in the fresh air and network with people who you may have otherwise never had met. Along with the current students there were MBA alumni and faculty in the field of players who have backgrounds in the airline industry, the beer brewing industry, consulting and engineering. It’s an eclectic bunch and you never know who you will be paired with.
Being a part of the MBAGS committee has been a great stress reliever for me this year. It allows me to take my mind off of the busy schoolwork and plan for something that I love to do. We have a total of seven events scheduled this year with our big charity event taking place at the K-Club Smurfit Course on Friday, 24th of June (Ireland is not playing in the Euros this day). We are proud to have partnered with Special Olympics Ireland with all profits going to a great cause. For those of you interested in attending this event or wanting more information, please visit this link.
MBAGS is always welcoming new members (MBA and non-MBA) and even if you do not want to join as a member, feel free to play as a guest for any desired event. You can visit our website for more details. The next event in May is soon approaching and I hope to see you out there!
Kyle McCarihan ~ Full-Time MBA