Castlemartyr all set for Scratch Cup weekend

golf_munster-pga_castlemartyr_dec-2016Although it’s normally busy spot, Castlemartyr will be fully booked this weekend for their annual scratch cup weekend.  With over 300 golfers already booked in for the three days, this weekend  promises to be as busy as the previous August Bank Holidays for Castlemartyr.  At a time when members competitions might be quieter, Castlemartyr started their scratch cup weekend eight years ago and it has gone on to become a central part of the calendar for many golfers.  There are three competitions in all, Junior (4-11), Intermediate (12-18) and Minor (19+) and all run over the three days.  The event is again sponsored by McCarthy Insurance Group and the entry fee is €35 per person.  It has been a busy year for the golf side of Castlemartyr.  Membership has again grown and they now have over 400 golfers in the three categories of membership.    The mens club saw a big increase at the start of 2017 and they have Continue reading

Castlemartyr Scratch Cup Weekend

Castlemartyr Scratch Cups 2017Castlemartyr is a busy place right now and the August weekend will be one of the busiest with their annual scratch cup weekend.  Starting on Friday 4th August, the event is set to attract well over 400 golfers over the three days and there’s a large prize fund in place.  The event is again sponsored by McCarthy Insurance Group who have been on board for the past four years.  The course is set to be in great condition for the showpiece event, the recent fine weather has allowed Trevor Norris and his team to speed up the course which is always a treat for handicap golfers.  The three scratch cups (Junior, Intermediate and Minor) take place from Friday to Sunday and the timesheet is filling fast.  Since the course opened it became an immediate favourite for both societies and casual golfers.  The weekly open singles series are always popular and the membership has grown steadily over the past decade.

Now celebrating 10 years, the facilities in Castlemartyr are being upgraded with the addition of some new practice Continue reading