Mahon win Harbour Shield

Golf_Harbour Shield_Mahon_Oct2014Mahon Golf Club won the Harbour Shield last week after a hard fought win over East Cork.  Monkstown was the venue for the final, with only two teams remaining from the summer long junior golf competition that saw ten clubs compete over three months.  Monkstown was in great condition on Sunday and although it was breezy it stayed dry for the afternoon.  This is Mahon’s second time to win the competition, having won the inaugural in 2009.  The competition has grown from the initial five clubs taking part, and there are now three inter-club junior golf competitions available to Cork clubs.  Continue reading

Connolly wins in East Cork

Golf_East Cork_Senior Scratch Cup_David Connolly_Oct2014East Cork held their annual Senior Scratch Cup on Saturday and the winner was David Connolly from the home club.  The popular winner went around in level par 69 to win the title by a single stroke.  The winner started poorly and turned on three over, but birdies on 10, 11, 16 and 17 put him back in the hunt.  An all-important par putt on the last was enough to give Connolly a one shot lead and the title. David is also the course record holder in East Cork having shot a seven under par 62 back in 2007.  Kinsale’s Cathal Butler was second with a 70 and Cork’s Sean McSweeney also shot 70 for third place.  Doneraile’s John Hickey was fourth with a 72.  Continue reading

No Cork Success on PGA Scene

There was no joy for Cork’s PGA professionals in Adare Manor GC last week as the tour drew to a close.  The 104th Irish PGA Championship took place over five days last week with Wednesday’s pro-am setting the tone for the week.  The course in the tight parkland was in great condition for the PGA’s showpiece event, although the weather played a part with weather delays having an impact on the competition.  Continue reading

Turner and McNamara Taste Success

Niall Turner continued his good run of form when he sailed through the European Tour first qualifying stage in France last week.  Turner was in action in Hardelot in north eastern France, a venue where he has played well in the past.  He carded a 273 total (-11) for his four rounds to finish in third place just 3 shots off the lead.  Turner recorded his first win in Asia back in July and he has been in fine form since.  Continue reading