Munster win Interprovincial Chamionship in Athenry

Interprovincial Championship 2018

The winning Munster team pictured with Team Captain Michael Coote receiving the trophy from John Moloughney, President GUI, picture Fran Caffrey, Golffile.

There was a dramatic finish to the Interprovincial Championship this afternoon, with Geoff Lenehan again sealing a win for Munster.  The Waterville member won the crucial point in 2012 and 2014, and he was at the centre of the action again in Athenry, winning his singles match to give Munster the win against Leinster and the title.

Munster went into day three with a narrow lead, all four teams had one win each, with Munster ranked first on the basis of matches won.  The meant that a win for Munster should have been enough to seal the title.  The foursomes didn’t quite go to plan, with Munster trailing 3-1 at lunchtime.  The only win came from O’Keeffe and Lenehan.  Munster came out firing in the singles though, with Peter O’Keeffe and James Sugrue claiming the first points.  Munster needed five of the seven points to claim the title and with two in the bag the odds favoured the men in blue.  Eanna Griffin brought in a third point and while Andrew McCormack lost, John Hickey won to make it 4-1 with two matches on the course.  Both playing the final Continue reading

Whyte Wins in Waterville – Munster PGA

Bill Rushby presenting first prize to joint winners Danny Sugrue, David Higgins and David Whyte at the Waterville Munster PGA Pro-Am, also included is Liam Burns, Captain Munster PGA. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Bill Rushby presenting first prize to joint winners Danny Sugrue, David Higgins and David Whyte at the Waterville Munster PGA Pro-Am, also included is Liam Burns, Captain Munster PGA.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Frankfield’s David Whyte made a return to the winners circle on Monday as he shared the top spot in the William Rushby Waterville Pro-Am.  Whyte shot a leading 73 and was matched by Waterville’s own David Higgins and Killarney’s Daniel Sugrue.  The event was sponsored by Bill Rushby and as part of the pot, a Volvo V40 was on offer for anyone who aced the par three 4th hole.  Continue reading

O’Callaghan wins in Castlemartyr – PGB Munster PGA Winter Series

Golf_Munster PGA_Skycaddie_Wayne O'Callaghan_Dec2014

Wayne O’Callaghan bagged his first win of the Munster PGA Winter League this week.  He shot a winning 66 in Castlemartyr on Monday in the fourth event of the Premium Golf Brands Winter League.  The scoring was impressive and the course was in great condition.  Short par 5’s and quick greens helped to set the course up for some low scores and the local pro’s duly obliged with six golfers returning under-par scores.  O’Callaghan opened with a birdie on the first but followed on the par three 4th hole with a bogey.  Continue reading

McHenry & Sugrue win Winter Series Opener

Munster’s PGA Professionals got their winter series underway in Adare this week as the first round of the Premium Golf Brands Series took place on Monday.  The event saw over 30 golfers compete in what has become a very popular and competitive series which runs from November through to March.  Adare Golf Club was in great condition as usual, however poor weather limited the competition to 15 holes.  Callaway Golf were sponsors of the event and the top prize was shared between John McHenry and Danny Sugrue.  Continue reading