A golf round for an Irish pound?

Irish punts are back in business for euro-eschewing senior golfers in Gowran.

Irish punts are back in business for euro-eschewing senior golfers in Gowran.

The ‘Stability’ Treaty may have been ratified just last week, but Gowran Park Golf Course is hedging its bets on the currency front, by choosing to accept Ireland’s former currency from seniors to have a game on certain days.

The club has announced that it is now offering a special rate for seniors on Tuesdays. While there is an Open Seniors competition held on the first Tuesday of every month, there is now a special green fee of £10 for green fees on the alternate Tuesdays.

The club will then exchange the money for euro at the Central Bank at a later date. Joe Scriven, from Gowran Park said that the idea is to encourage people to bring along their old Irish money and play ‘Pounds for Rounds’.

“The special rate will be available to seniors on Tuesday only, when Gowran Park will be delighted to take old Irish money in exchange for golf,” he said.