Cobh’s Club Professional David O’Sullivan PGA.
This summer marked an important anniversary for PGA Professional David O’Sullivan, he celebrated 10 years as the Club Professional in Cobh Golf Club. The Ballincollig native has been in the PGA ranks for over 20 years and has made Cobh his home since 2010. While golf itself has gone through a strange decade, and especially a strange 2020, David was delighted to celebrate a decade at the Marino Point club. “Ten years on and the old saying is true, time flies when you’re having fun. From my early days, it was very clear that the members were welcoming and proud of their golf club and that is still very much the vibe at Marino Point. Cobh Golf Club is on a journey of progression and since I started in 2010 this has been our shared journey. It became ‘home’ and a decade on, I still very much feel that sense of belonging.”
Although you mightn’t think it, David is now in his third decade as a golf pro. He trained in Bandon under Paddy O’Boyle and Continue reading
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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Cobh’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
Munster PGA Captain David O’Sullivan presenting David Higgins with first prize after the Munster PGA event in Castlemartyr on Monday.
David Higgins (Waterville) was the only golfer to break 70 at the Munster PGA Winter Series event in Castlemartyr today. The Kerryman won his first event of the 15/16 series and is now in with a strong shout for the order or merit title with events in Waterville and Monkstown left on the schedule.
David recorded birdies on the 3rd and 4th holes on the front nine and the 1 Continue reading
Cobh’s Club Professional David O’Sullivan who is also the current Captain of the Munster PGA.
The rain caused the postponement of the Munster PGA pro-am in Castlemartyr and this was the second event in succession that fell to the weather. The Munster PGA Captain is David O’Sullivan and although he is disappointed with the cancellation, he had little option but to put back the event. “The weather went against us during December and even though we had great entries for our Killarney and Castlemartyr events we decided to restage these events in the New Year” said O’Sullivan who is the Club Professional in Cobh Golf Club. He added: “We started the series with a Professional plus one amateur invite. This format was something we wanted to try and after early feedback it was a huge success with our opening event held at Fota Island Resort.” The opening event in November was won by David Ryan with a very impressive 63 on Fota’s Deerpark course. Ryan also won the pro-am where he partnered his Dad Ellis. The Munster PGA winter series has Continue reading
It’s almost six years since Cobh Golf Club moved into their new course in Marino Point and while it wasn’t all plain sailing, the club has over 550 full members and a wonderful championship course. Despite a huge fall off in the number of golfers over the past five years, Cobh has survived and is set to thrive as golf is beginning to grow again. The 6,600 yard Hawtree designed course opened sits proudly over Cork Harbour with spectacular views of Monkstown and the City to the south and east, and Little Island and Fota to the north. Continue reading
Padraig Dooley and David O’Sullivan topped the leaderboard in Fota today but they shared top spot with Ted Higgins and Ted Higgins Jnr in the Motocaddy sponsored fourball. This was third event in Premium Golf Brands Winter Series, and the only fourball on the schedule. The winners returned a three under par 68, with three pairs tied on 69. The scoring was keen with ten pairs separated by only four shots. Continue reading