Mallow set for Sugrue Classic

James Sugrue 

Mallow Golf Club is getting behind James Sugrue, they are holding a fundraising classic later this month to help the new pro find his feet on tour.  The classic takes place on the 13th & 14th May and already it looks like it will be a sell-out.  The three-person team event will have plenty of prizes on offer including a raffle for some great golf related prizes.

Mallow Captain John Coleman has known James for well over a decade and he’s especially happy to be involved in the classic.  “As a golfer and this year’s Captain of Mallow Golf Club I am Continue reading

Join TopDog Golfer’s first event this weekend

A brand new type of golf competition has entered the Irish market and the first event takes place this weekend.  Unlike other competitions, this event will take place at courses across the country as it allows you to play on your home course.

TopDog Golfer is Cork’s newest golf brand, and the company recently launched their app which allows golfers to run fun competitions with friends.  The app provides a live leaderboard and as well as running competitions over a single course, it also provides multi-course games.

TopDog Golfer in association with McGuirks Golf are running an exciting launch event this weekend. This weekend’s competition is a multi-course competition open to club golfers playing in their own club competition or in an open event.  You simply enter the event through the TopDog Golfer app and record your scores in addition to your club scorecard.  The competition is being held over Saturday and Sunday and a large number of prizes are on offer.

Entry to the event is just €5 and a live leaderboard is available on the TopDog Golfer app.  Prizes are based on categories 1,2 & 3+ meaning everyone has a chance of winning.  The event is being run in association with McGuirks Golf.  To enter, you can download the app here.

The TopDog Golfer app has been in testing for the past few months with several Cork golfers already using the app to record scores and have a friendly wager on outings.  The app provides a live leaderboard function, keeping everyone in the know as the event progresses.  As well as being used by groups of friends, it’s also an ideal resource for societies, corporates and classic organisers add an extra element of fun to their day.

Murphy Claims first title of the Year

Jack Murphy (Douglas), receiving the Leinster U16 Trophy from Siobhan O’Donnell Murphy (Golf Ireland) Fran Caffrey – Golffile

Jack Murphy is the 2022 Leinster Under-16 Boys Open Champion after winning a three-hole play-off at Tullamore GC.  The Douglas golfer defeated Massereene’s Michael Wilson by a shot, after the pair finished on level par for their two rounds.  It was a great result for Murphy, as he retained the title he won last year in Delganey.
Murphy held a two shot lead after the opening round, but he opened with a bogey as he started his second round.  Two birdies on the front nine (4th & 8th) got him back on track and the teenager had a three shot lead heading into the back nine.  He was motoring nicely but bogies on the 16th and 17th meant that he finished in a tie with Wilson.  The Ulster golfer shot a 67 including birdies on the 16th and 17th to get himself in a Continue reading

Masters Competition 2022

Well the season is finally starting, and what better way to start than to pick up a set of brand new custom fit Mizuno irons.  And what about picking them up for €20…

The Masters is always a great tournament to watch, and we’re adding an extra bit of fun to it this year.  Drive Golf Performance & Cork Golf News are teaming up for a monster Masters buster competition with some pretty sweet prizes on offer.  The Mizuno JPX 921 Hot Metal Pro irons are the top prize for the winner, and Padraig will include a custom fitting session to make sure you get the most from your new weapons.  What’s more, the irons are in stock and ready for fitting.

The competition is based on the Masters Tournament, you pick a total 11 golfers from four groups, and the entrant with the most aggregate prizemoney on Sunday night wins.

Just like the Masters, the winner takes the biggest prize, but there are number of other prizes.  The entrant with the second highest prize money will get a limited-edition tour bag and the third place will take home a new custom fit driver.

We’ll have a few spot prizes along the way, so everyone can be part of the fun right up to Sunday night.  €20 for €1,000 worth of gear, now that’s nice.

Entry is quick and easy through the link below.  Pick four players from group 1, three from group 2, three from group 3 and one player from group four.  Payment can be made by PayPal, Revolut or by dropping into Drive Golf Performance before the 7th April.  Multiple entries are allowed, just pick the players and pay for them.

Entries are now open through this link, and we’ll have a spot prize or two for the early entries next week.