Murphy’s Play-Off win in Ulster Under 16

Jack Murphy pictured after winning the Ulster Boys Under 16 at Carnalea in Belfast.

15 year old Jack Murphy claimed his second win of the season, this time winning the Ulster Boys Under 16 title.  The Douglas golfer won a three hole play-off having tied for the lead at the end of the 36 hole event.  Murphy shot two rounds of 70 over the two days to finished tied for the lead on top of the leaderboard on two over par.

The play-off was closely contested as well, Murphy and James Marriott were tied after the first two holes.  Murphy won t Continue reading

Top Class week for Douglas

Sean Reddy pictured after winning the Connacht Buys U14 Championship.

As weeks go, last week was pretty impressive for Douglas Golf Club.  A national title, a provincial title and a few key wins in inter-club matches meant that Douglas had an exceptional week.  Karl Bornemann and Sean Reddy brought back some silverware from their events in Waterford and Mayo.  Peter O’Keeffe reached the final four in the North of Ireland at Royal Portrush and there were inter-club wins in the Womens Senior Cup, Mens Senior Cup and the Barton Shield.

As well as their members performances around the country, they also hosted the Munster Under 16 Boys Open.  This was the first open event to be held over the newly rated black course.  The par 70 layout see’s the 3rd and 18th reduced to par fours, and new tees in place on Continue reading

Reddy wins in Connacht

Sean Reddy pictured after winning the Connacht Buys U14 Championship.

14 year old Sean Reddy picked up his first major golf win, the Douglas Golf Club member won the Connacht Boys U14 Championship.  The long trip to Co Mayo was worth it for the young golfer as he played some hugely impressive golf to pick up the provincial win.

Reddy shot a very impressive one under par 72 on the par 73 course in Claremorris Golf Club.  Sean went out with eight pars and one birdie, and he had just one bogey on the back nine.  Crucially he birdied the par five closing hole to finish on one under.  It Continue reading

International Cap for Bryne, Leinster Success for Murphy

Sara Byrne

Sara Byrne made another jump forward in her golfing journey, the Douglas golfer was named in the Irish team to compete in the European Team Championships in Royal County Down next week.  This is the first senior womens cap for the 19 year old golfer and she was delighted to be named in the team.  “I’m delighted to have been selected on the women’s team” said Sarah after the announcement, “I’m over the moon to get my first senior cap!  It’s really nice that it’s on in Royal County Down, a nice home advantage for the week.  I’m really Continue reading