Round 4 results from Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, Muskerry Golf Club

Results from this afternoon’s play:

Ford Junior Scratch 2018 R4


Strong Home Challenge in Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, quarter-finals

There’s a very strong home challenge in the quarter finals of the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, with five Muskerry members competing in the final eight.

With seven of the eight quarter-finalists confirmed, it looks like the home club will have at least two golfers in tomorrow’s semi-finals.

The quarter final draw is:

Liam Harte Jnr (Muskerry) v Diarmuid Linehan (Muskerry)
Mark Dennehy (Muskerry) v Damien Ryan (Muskerry)
Joe O’Keeffe (Muskerry) v Zak Collins (Douglas)
Gary Morris (Macroom) v Colm O’Donoghue (Castletroy)/Kieran O’Brien(East Cork)

All matches to be completed this afternoon.

Last 16 set for Round 3 in Ford Junior Scratch Trophy, Muskerry Golf Club

64 golfers started this morning but after 48 matches in Muskerry only 16 remain.  The first two rounds in Ireland’s most challenging junior competition was completed in Muskerry today, with several matches going to sudden death.

Round Two Results

Ford Junior Scratch 2018 R2

The third round gets underway tomorrow morning with the first match of at 8am.  The fourth round will Continue reading

Byrne takes 3rd in Munster Senior Open Championship

Sara Byrne GB&I 2017

Sara Byrne 

Sara Byrne finished in 3rd place after the final round of the Munster Senior Open Championship in Killarney.  It was a positive start for the Douglas member, she shot rounds of 74,75 and 78 to finish on +5.  While Byrne took third overall, she just missed out on retaining her Munster Girls title, she was beaten by Aine Donegan who finished second overall.  Meadhbh Doyle from Portarlington was the run away winner, she had a winning margin of ten shots closing with another under par round today.

Claire Coughlan Ryan (Cork) finished in 5th place and Clodagh Coughlan (Douglas) was also tied for 5th on +11.  Muskerry’s Jean O’Driscoll was just outside the top ten while Michelle Tobin (Cork) finished inside the top 25.  Aoife Ni Thuama, Carmel Kearney and Jennifer Hickey all made the 36 hole cut but finished down the field on the final day.

Cork’s Irene Rafferty finished as runner up in the Munster Junior Open Championship which also concluded today.  She was beaten by one hole by Ballykisteen’s Lauren Kelly.  Rafferty beat Mallow’s Maire O’Sullivan in the semi-final.  Macroom’s Continue reading

Top 64 set for Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy

CGN Ford JST 16th Apr 2017-68Cork’s most demanding golf event is all set to start next week when 64 golfers will aim to make it through six rounds of matchplay golf.  The eventual winner will become the Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy champion.  While many golfers will be looking forward to morning off on Easter Sunday, the four semi-finalists will be facing into their fifth game of golf in three days, and all four will be hoping to reach a sixth game in the afternoon final.  Almost two weeks ago, over 250 competitors took part in the two-day qualifier in Muskerry, all hoping to finish in the top 64 and get through to the matchplay stage.  With a new handicap limit of 4, the event provides a mix between the established Junior Cup and Bruen golfers, and younger golfers heading for Barton or Senior Cup appearances.  Fota Island’s Anthony O’Connell led the qualifiers with a very impressive nett 57 for his 16 hole qualifier.  John McSweeney (Muskerry) led four golfers to finished with 58 in the first day of the qualifier.  Monkstown’s Billy Egan finished on top of the leaderboard on the second day.  He shot the best of the 58’s around the 16 hole course while Seamus Spencer (Berehaven) and David O’Brien (Cahir Park) also finished on 58.  Main sponsors Ford have been involved in the competition since 1992, continuing a long tradition of supporting amateur golf in Cork.  The trophy holds the names of many popular Cork golfers, including two previous Continue reading

Stroke Classic set for Mahon

Stroke Classic 20182018 promises to be another big year for fundraising golf classics and one of the first will be in Mahon in early April.  The Cork Stroke Support Group will be the beneficiaries from the event which takes place on Friday 6th April.  The format is a threeball scramble and the event is sponsored by Carbon Group.  The classic is being organised by Dan and John Cronin whose father benefited from the services of Cork Stroke Support Group.  The cost per team is just €120 and the sponsors have ensured that there are some great prizes on offer.  Tee and green sponsorships are available for anyone who can’t play but would like to contribute to the classic.

Another of the early season classics is the Mercy Hospital Classic.  That takes place over two days in Fota Island Resort.  This year the focus is Continue reading

Cobh set for Bumper 2018

David O'Sullivan Dec 2017_1

David O’Sullivan practicing with the help of Trackman in his swing room at the range in Cobh Golf Club. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Cobh Golf Club is looking forward to a busy 2018.  Last year the club completed works on their new clubhouse and the completion of the club house and carpark marked the end of the beginning in some respects.  Having moved to their new Championship course in Marino Point in 2009, the club committees and its large membership set about building a lasting legacy for the club and the local area.  While the Hawtree designed course needed very little, the club invested time, energy and money in the surrounding facilities and now have the complete package.  The clubhouse, Pro Shop and practice area compliment the signature course which looks out over Cork Harbour.  The club is still open for new members and joiner can benefit from a special offer of €650 for the remainder of the year, while existing members of Cobh can benefit from the €80 per month direct debit option that makes the sub payment easier.  Cobh celebrated their drive in earlier this month, President Teresa Delius, Captain Pat Feen, Lady Captain Maria Hughes and Junior Captain Peter Dennis all took part to mark the ceremonial start to the new year, and while conditions for golf mightn’t be great just yet, the lower harbour club will have a busy year ahead.

PGA Professional has been the club pro Continue reading