One of Cork’s most impressive golfing groups have finalised plans for their 2023 season. The Cope Golf Alliance is now in it’s 46th year and the group plan to have another busy year where as well as plenty of golf, they’ll also continue to raise funds for Cope Foundation. Since the late 1970’s the alliance has raised over €1.7million and this year they expect to add over €40,000 to that total.
Mens Captain James Doolan is looking forward to the season, his 20th year as a member. “Everyone involved with the Cope Golf Alliance is looking forward to the 2023 season, which kicks off for the Ladies on April 3rd at Cork G.C., and on April 24th for the Men, at Monkstown. The Alliance members are drawn from Cork, Douglas, Monkstown and Muskerry Golf Clubs. Because the four clubs give their courses free of charge for Alliance competitions, the entire amount collected from members (€75 each), goes to the COPE Foundation. We also have generous, long-standing sponsors who take care of the prizes for each outing, and at our recent AGM, we presented a cheque for €43,500 to the Cope Foundation.” Continue reading →
Jack Murphy (Douglas) who won the Munster Boys title at Fermoy Golf Club. Pic: Niall O’Shea
Jack Murphy claimed his third win of 2022 when he put on an impressive display in Fermoy last week. The 16-year-old Douglas member won the Munster boys Under 18 Open Championship, adding his name to a prestigious list of winners going back over 50 years. Murphy had already secured the Leinster Boys Under 16 and Munster Boys Under 16 titles earlier in the season, and he led from the start in Fermoy when he was the only player under par after the opening round. He increased his lead after a second round 68. At that stage it was unlikely that he would be caught but he still needed a solid final Continue reading →
Douglas Golf Club was named today as the host for the European Seniors Open Championship next year. The news was confirmed by the European Golf Association at the conclusion of the 2022 Championships, which took place last weekend in Estonia.
Douglas has hosted several championships recently including the Irish Senior Men’s Amateur Open last month, which was won by Jody Fanagan, beating Douglas’ Karl Bornemann by a shot.
Douglas Golf Club’s General Manager John McHenry said the announcement is a proud day for the club. “We would like to thank Continue reading →
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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 →
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 →
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