Second win for Sugrue in Castletroy

Castletroy Scratch Cup 2019_James SugrueWalker Cup hopeful James Sugrue is back on the winning trail after romping home in the Castletroy Scratch on Saturday.  The Mallow man was named on the Walker Cup training panel earlier this month and his golf continues to do the talking as he finished five strokes clear of a strong field at the end of the 36 hole event.  Rounds of 68 ad 71 (-5) saw him clear the field, and with just one bogey in each of the rounds he played some very tidy golf.  Second place went to Pat Murray on level par with Harry Duggan (Kilkenny) finishing in third place on +1.  Jack Ryan was the best of the home golfers, he took fourth, and it was a special day for Athenry’s Peader O’Beirne.  Peader too second nett but also had a hole in one in the competition.  It was a welcome win for Sugrue who was laid low with an injury just six weeks ago.  The Irish International has been playing well all season.  A top 15 finish in Lytham, and a top 20 in the Irish Amateur came after Sugrue had to pull out of the Euro Nations with a rib injury.  His performance at the weekend now sends a signal that he’s a contender for a second major to the South title he won in 2017.  Sugrue is headed for Leeds this week for the Brabazon Trophy, where the Walker Cup selectors will no doubt be watching the members of their extended training panel.

Castletroy set date for Scratch Cup

Castletroy GC Scratch Cup ILIM 30-04-19 (2)_12372618 (002)Castletroy Golf Club has announced details of this year’s Senior Scratch Cup, which is, once again kindly and generously sponsored by Bank of Ireland.  The competition takes place on Saturday, May 25th.    First competed for in 1948, the Castletroy trophy is one of the oldest and most prestigious scratch cups in the country and attracts the cream of Munster golf and some of Ireland’s best amateur golfers each year.  As a Munster Golf OOM tournament, results in the Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup are included in the selection criteria for the Munster Interprovincial team.   The course, currently ranked in the top 100 in Ireland and measuring almost 7,000 yards off the back tees, consistently offers a stiff challenge to any player on the senior scratch cup circuit.  Last year’s edition was no different with a very impressive fourteen plus handicapped golfers and ten scratch golfers in Continue reading

Sugrue wins in Castletroy, Bank of Ireland Castletroy Scratch Cup

James Surue Castletroy SC 2017James Sugrue captured the Bank of Ireland Castletroy Scratch Cup this afternoon as a second round 69 saw him jump into a winning position.  Four birdies and a single bogey meant that the Mallow man signed for a 69 and when added to his morning 72, he finished three shots clear of the field.  David Reddan and Deam McMahon both finished on level par, with Reddan taking 2nd place on the countback.  John Hickey was 6th on 147 and Paul Tobin had another good finish taking the second nett prize.  A full field of 75 golfers took to the course for the 36 hole event.

Sugrue was just two shots off the first round lead at lunchtime.  Castletroy’s John Hadnett shot a two under par 70 to hold the lead.  Dean McMahon and Paul Tobin were in on 71 and Sugrue was in a group on 72.

Needless to say Sugure was delighted with his win and a credits a recent equipment change to his success.  “I changed back to my old putter last week and I think that’s made a real difference” said a happy winner.  “The course was in great shape, the greens were very nice and the course did suit me.  There were a lot of two irons off the tees today.”  The Bank of Ireland sponsored competition is one of the Continue reading

Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup Launch

Castletroy SSC Launch 2017

Liam McDonnell, Captain, Liz Horgan, Bank of Ireland and Corrie Ward, President of Castletroy Golf Club       
Picture by Dave Gaynor

Castletroy Golf Club has announced details of this year’s Senior Scratch Cup, which is, once again kindly sponsored by Bank of Ireland.  The competition takes place on Saturday, May 20th.   First competed for in 1948, the Castletroy trophy is one of the oldest and most prestigious scratch cups in the country and attracts the cream of Munster golf and some of Ireland’s best amateur golfers each year.  As a Munster Senior Golf “Order of Merit” tournament, results in the Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup are included in the selection criteria for the Munster team in the Senior Golf Interprovincial Series.   The course, currently ranked at #61 in Ireland and measuring almost 7,000 yards off the back tees, consistently Continue reading

Castletroy Scratch Cup

After four week’s of competitive golf, Cork’s Category one golfers have a week off next week but there are plenty of competitions in the calendar.  The famous Castletroy Scratch Cup takes place on Saturday 21st May and it’s set to be a bumper field.

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Liz Horgan, Bank of Ireland, Fergal Costelloe, Captain of Castletroy Golf Club and Brian Punch, President of Castletroy Golf Club officially launching the Bank of Ireland Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup-2016 at Castletroy Golf Club, Limerick Picture by Dave Gaynor

First competed for in 1948, the Castletroy trophy is one of the oldest and most prestigious scratch cups in the country and attracts the cream of Munster and Ireland’s amateur golf each year.   As a Munster Senior Golf “Order of Merit” tournament, results in the Castletroy Senior Scratch Cup are included in the selection criteria for the Munster team in the Senior Golf Interprovincial Series.

Last year’s winner was, Munster and Ireland stalwart, Pat Murray, Limerick GC, with a score of 145 strokes for 36 holes.  Former winners include Niall Gorey, Eddie McCormack, Mark Shanahan and Alan Thomas, not to mention the Continue reading