O’Keeffe wins Senior Cup Alliance at Cork

Peter O’Keeffe was the latest winner in the Cork Senior Cup Alliance.  The Douglas golfer shot a winning three under par score in Cork Golf Club on Saturday to win the third event of the series.  Starting on the 15th hole, O’Keeffe got off to a fast start with a birdie on the par four.  He added another on the 2nd but gave that back on the short third hole.  He picked up another two birdies including one on the 12th hole on the way back to finishing the 15 hole competition.

Jack Murphy and Paddy Quill were just one shot off the lead, with Karl Bornemann and James Walsh also finishing in the red on one under.  Eoghan Ling, Morgan Cain and Tom Tupper signed for level par.  In total 26 golfers played which is a great result considering the recent weather.  It’s hoped to schedule the last of the four events in Douglas before the end of December.

Mollies win William Dwyer Trophy

The Mollies Golf Society pictured after winning the William Dwyer Inter Society Cup at Cork Golf Club. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Mollies Golf Society have finally won the William Dwyer inter-society Cup, the Douglas based group have been entering the event for over twenty years and finished on top by a one shot margin as the event returned for the first time in three years.  Despite several good placings they never managed to claim first place but this year they won by a single point beating Mahon’s Senior Circle.  Mollies finished with a score of 194 strokes where their best three cards were counted in the foursomes competition.  The 2019 holders Senior Circle had two teams in the final and they took second and third place with scores of 195 and 197.  The other finalists were The Lada, Bluffers, ESB Continue reading

William Dwyer Inter-Society Trophy Winners

Year Winners Venue
1943 MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
1944 COMBINED BANKS
1945 COLLEGE STUDENTS
1946 CORK UNIVERSITY
1947 CORK UNIVERSITY
1948 INSURANCE INSTITUTE
1949 THREE TOWNS
1950 CORK UNIVERSITY
1951 CIVIL SERVICE
1952 MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
1953 CHRISTIAN COLLEGE P.P.U.
1954 CORK UNIVERSITY
1955 MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
1956 OLD CHRISTIANS
1957 CORK CIVIL SERVICE
1958 SOUTHERN COMMAND
1959 CORK CIVIL SERVICE
1960 WOOLEN TRADERS
1961 CORK UNIVERSITY
1962 WOOLEN TRADERS
1963 CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
1964 TRAVELLERS
1965 SOUTHERN COMMAND
1966 CORK CIVIL SERVICE &L.G
1967 MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
1968 MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK
1969 INSURANCE INSTITUTE
1970 IRISH DUNLOP
1971 COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS
1972 MEDICALS
1973 VEROLME DOCKYARD
1974 PRESENTATION COLLEGE
1975 VEROLME DOCKYARD
1976 IRISH DUNLOP
1977 CORK GARDA
1978 FORDS
1979 PRESENTATION COLLEGE
1980 LITTLE ISLAND
1981 CORK GARDA
1982 CORK COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS
1983 CORK GARDA
1984 MARLBOROUGH
1985 CORK GARDA
1986 LITTLE ISLAND
1987 MARLBOROUGH
1988 BYRNE BUTCHERS
1989 MARLBOROUGH
1990 OUR LADYS HOSPITAL
1991 ESB
1992 ESB MARINA
1993 ESB
1994 SMITHKLINE BEECHAM
1995 ESB MARINA Douglas
1996 CORK CORPORATION Monkstown
1997 IFI Cork
1998 FAS Muskerry
1999 ELI LILLY Monkstown
2000 SIFCO Douglas
2001 GLAXO SMITHKLINE Cork
2002 MIDLETON  C.B.S Mahon
2003 ESB MARINA Monkstown
2004 MILLSTREET G.S. East Cork
2005 BOWEN GROUP Cork
2006 MIDLETON  C.B.S Douglas
2007 GLAXO SMITHKLINE Monkstown
2008 DE PUI Harbour Point
2009 LADA Cork
2010 WILTON TRADERS Douglas
2011 ESB WILTON Monkstown
2012 MACTOUMS Cork
2013 ESB WILTON Douglas
2014 ESB WILTON Monkstown
2015 Senior Circle Cork
2016 Senior Circle Douglas
2017 MIDLETON  C.B.S Cork
2018 MIDLETON  C.B.S Monkstown
2019 Senior Circle Douglas
2022 Mollies Cork

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The changing face of Cork Golf Club

As well as clearing vegetation, natural wetlands are also being promoted like this area under the 8th tee at Cork Golf Club.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

The work at Cork Golf Club continues as Simon O’Hara and the course staff continue to peel back the layers to reveal some of the original features of the famous cork course.  Well over 120 years after the club moved to Little Island, and 95 years after Sir Alister MacKenzie laid out the current course, it’s almost a case of back to the future for Cork as the limestone walls and original views are revealed.  The projects are being led by Cork’s Superintendent Simon O’Hara and the team of skilled greenkeepers.  O’Hara moved from Fota Island to Cork two years ago, and soon after he arrived he started to make a few changes.  He reinstated the practice chipping green which is adjacent to the 18th fairway and last spring he oversaw the removal of the Continue reading