Cobh set for Bumper 2018

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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.

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New Teaching Facilities in Cobh, David O’Sullivan PGA Professional

David O'Sullivan Dec 2017_1Cobh’s PGA Professional David O’Sullivan has recently upgraded his teaching facilities and the investment is another boost for Cobh members.  A new swing room, coupled with Trackman technology and analysis has placed O’Sullivan in the premier league when it comes to teaching.

“The swingroom at the practice ground contains Trackman, a golf radar system with slow motion cameras to assist with detailed golf lessons.  Trackman can also Continue reading

Ward Wins in Cobh, Cobh Senior & Junior Scratch Cups

Munster Strokeplay Championship 2016Gary Ward shot a very impressive 66 in Cobh today to win the Senior Scratch Cup.  The score is a course record at the championship course.  Ward had a good start and birdied the 3rd & 4th before he went on to add two more birdies on the 7th & 8th holes.  He added another birdie on the par three 10th to get to five under.  His only blemish came on the 12th when he dropped a shot after putting a ball in the water.  Ward regained the shot on the very next hole and moved to six under when he bogied the last hole.

It was a 1-2 for Kinsale as Keith Fitzpatrick took second place with a 71.  Cobh’s Gavin Lynch won the nett prize.  Mark McGroarty won the Junior Scratch Cup in style with a level par 72 enough to win the title by two shots.  Monkstown’s Ken Treacy was second on 74 and Eoin Wilson was third with a 75.  Aaron Ward (Blarney) won the nett prize with a 69, beating Jack Ryan (Monkstown) on the countback.

Desmond claims first Scratch Cup win in Douglas

Cobh’s next big event is the AIG Junior Continue reading

Irish Junior Foursomes Qualifiers

Munster Golf LogoThe first round of the Irish Junior Foursomes gets underway next week with Macroom, Cobh and Fermoy hosting the strokeplay qualifying rounds.  Two teams from each venue will qualify for the second round.

Macroom host their qualifier on Wednesday with Cobh and Fermoy going ahead on Friday.

Macroom GC Wednesday 12 April
1.00pm Bantry Bay (1) Berehaven (1)
1.08am Bantry Bay (2) Berehaven (2)
1.16am Skibbereen (1) Bandon (1)
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Douglas win Harbour Shield

golf_harbour-shield_douglas_oct-2016The presentation of the Harbour Shield took place recently when Cobh Golf Club hosted a competition for the ten participating clubs.  The final took place a few weeks previously and it was contested by Kinsale and Douglas who were both looking for their first title.  After a closely fought final it was Douglas who won despite conceding home advantage to Kinsale.  It was a long trip to the final for the young Douglas golfers.  In the league section they came up against Kinsale, Cork, Blarney and East Cork, winning all of their matches.  In the semi-final they beat Mahon to qualify for the final and a rematch against Kinsale.

The final was a real nail-biter with four of the six matches going all the way to the 18th hole.  In the first foursomes match Douglas were two down with two to play, but there was a great comeback by the Hill brothers, Bryan and Mark.  They fought Continue reading

Fota Island win AST Trophy in Cobh

Fota Islans AST Trophy 2016Fota Island won the AST Trophy in Cobh on Friday with a great performance to beat the 12 other teams.  The players on the winning Fota Island team were: Ben Quigley, Cian Long, Evan Murphy, Ronan O’Connell and Shane Galvin.  They had a three point win over Lee Valley and Monkstown took third place.  Fota’s Evan Murphy had the best boys score while Catherine Cronin from Muskerry led the girls.  The event which is now in it’s 4th year is sponsored by Adrian and Suzanne Tanzer.

 

Gallery: AST Trophy 2016

AST TROPHY 2016
1st – Fota Island (161 Points)
2nd – Lee Continue reading