Cork’s Top Amateurs (Men)

So how do you start to build a ranking of Cork’s top men’s golfers over the past 100 years?

Rankings and lists are always subjective, and I’m sure many people will have their own opinions on the list as they work their way through it.  Rankings always come down to points, and allocating points for Continue reading

The Cork Scratch Cup

The Cork Scratch Cup

In recent years the May weekend has marked the first major amateur golf championship in Munster with the staging of the Munster Strokeplay at Cork Golf Club.  The championship was introduced 2006 following an agreement with Munster Golf and Cork Golf Club.  Munster Golf granted the new event provincial championship status and Cork agreed to host the event and incorporated their famous scratch cup into the new event.  The Cork Scratch Cup is reputed to be one of the oldest scratch cup competitions in Ireland with many saying is it indeed the oldest competition that still runs today.  Outside of a break for the second world war when all golf was suspended, the competition has been annual event on Continue reading

O’Sullivan and McGrane win at Cork Golf Club

Cork Pro-Am, Cork Golf Club, Monday 8th August 2016Seniors Tour and European Tour winners Denis O’Sullivan and Damien McGrane were joint winners of the Cork Pro-Am yesterday.

Experienced campaigners Damien McGrane and Denis O’Sullivan mastered the tricky conditions at Cork GC on Monday to share first prize.  Blustery winds and dry fairways put a premium on accuracy and it was McGrane and O’Sullivan who coped best.  The pair carded rounds of one under par 71 to edge out Damien Mooney (Nevada Bob’s Belfast), Philip Walton, Cian McNamara (Monkstown GC), Simon Thornton and Noel Murray (Massereene GC).  McGrane, winner of three PGA in Ireland events in July, birdied the second and third but came unstuck with a double bogey at the par four sixth as he went to the turn in level par 36.

The 45-year-old played some more steady golf on the back nine, racking up eight pars and just the one birdie at the par five 11th.  Local Continue reading

Top 20 for O’Sullivan in Switzerland

Cork’s Denis O’Sullivan recorded his first top 20 finish of the 2016 Seniors Tour at Bad Ragaz.  O’Sullivan recorded his 300th Seniors appearance last month in Wales.  O’Sullivan opened with a four under par 66 on Friday to hold a share of second place.  On Saturday he was one under for the day and today he signed for a level par 70.  Denis now heads for Vorbeck, Germany for the Winstongolf Senior Open which starts on Friday.

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Cork’s Denis O’Sullivan celebrating his 300th European Senior Tour appearance this weekend with David MacLaren, Head of European Senior Tour, and Andy Stubbs, European Senior Tour Managing Director. Picture: Phil Inglis

Swiss Seniors Open 2016 Final Results

Denis is still clearly enjoying life on tour.  “This is my 18th year, but it doesn’t Continue reading

Tough Second Day for O’Sullivan in Wales

Denis O'Sullivan

Denis O’Sullivan had a tough second round in Wales today, the first round leader had two double bogies on the back nine but he finished with a birdie on the 18th to leave himself tied for 5th on level par.  The three over par 73 leaves O’Sullivan four shots off the lead, Ian Woosnam holds a share of the lead thanks to 66 in the second round 66. Continue reading

O’Sullivan Finishes Second in European Seniors Tour

O’Sullivan Finishes Second in European Seniors Tour

By Niall O’Shea


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Six time European Senior Tour winner Denis O’Sullivan pictured in Fermoy Golf Club at the launch of their Course Development Classic

Denis O’Sullivan made a welcome return to the headlines over the weekend when he finished second in the European Senior Tour event in Switzerland.  O’Sullivan was competing in his second event of the season, and he took home €28,000 in prize money after a final round 66 saw him shoot back up the leaderboard. Continue reading