First Ace for 84 year old Roger

Congratulations go to Lee Valley member Roger McSweeeny who had his first hole in one recently.  Roger was in Killarney with the Munster Seniors and aced the first hole in Mahony’s Point.  Roger is 84 and has been playing golf for over 60 years, having first picked up a set of clubs in 1958.  In spite of his age, Roger is a still a regular in Lee Valley, teeing it up most Saturday mornings in the weekly members competitions.  Killarney presented him with a special certificate to mark the occasion.

McLarnon tames Lee Valley

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Tiarnan McLarnon, the Boylesports Lee Valley Scratch Cup winner 2019

It was a weekend that started with Storm Hannah, but it finished with Storm Tiarnan as the Massereene golfer put manners on both the course and the field at the Boylesports Lee Valley Scratch Cup.  It was a wire to wire win for the Antrim golfer, after an opening 73 which put him in the lead, he set a course record on Saturday afternoon with a six under par 66.  Going into the final round he had a four shot lead, that meant he just needed to keep pace with second placed Ronan Mullarney.  The Irish International went on the attack again though and closed with a three under par 69 to extend his lead and win by a clear margin of seven strokes.  The 16th hole summed up the weekend for McLarnon, after missing the green he chipped in for birdie.  That effectively sealed his win, and after two regulation pars on 17 and 18 he smiled to crowd to acknowledge his first win in Lee Valley.  While Tiarnan led from the front, the chasers didn’t Continue reading

McLarnon the man to catch in Lee Valley

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Tiarnan McLarnon

Tiaran McLarnon shot a course record 66 (-6) in Lee Valley this afternoon to take a four stroke lead heading into the final round of the Boylesports sponsored Senior Scratch Cup. The Massereene golfer tied the lead after the opening round when he and Kinsale teenager Robbie Walsh shot a pair of 73’s in difficult conditions.  McLarnon doubled down this afternoon and an eagle on the par four 1st hole helped him to take a firm hand on the 54 hole event, he’s on -5 (139) going into the final round.  McLarnon, who finished as runner up last year, is now six under for his last five rounds in Lee Valley – 66-73-70-74-71!

McLarnon is the man to catch and he’s four shots ahead of Ronan Mullarney who sot a 69 this afternoon to go with his opening 74  (143, -1).  Sean Desmond rounds off the top three.  He was under par in the afternoon as well, with a 71 to finish on 147 (+3).

Gallery: Boylesports Lee Valley Senior Scratch R2 Pictures

Kieran McCarthy was a bit cross after the opening round.  After a good drive on the 17th he failed to find his ball Continue reading

All systems go for Lee Valley Scratch Cup (incl updated Timesheet)

The wind is blowing but with the storm due to pass early tomorrow morning, the stage is now set for a great weekend in Lee Valley.  “It’s all systems go” was the word from Tournament Director Vincent Drinan this afternoon as the final preparations were made for the Boylesports Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup.  Many of the visiting golfers traveled to Cork today with a large number playing a few holes in preparation for tomorrow.

There were a few changes to the timesheet, but confirmation from both Mark Power and James Sugrue that they were both still coming after being called up to the Walker Cup training squad next week added to the event.

LVSSC Timesheet

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Gary eyes fourth Lee Valley title

Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup 2018, Lee Valley Golf Club.  Final Round, Saturday 22nd April 2018Gary O’Flaherty is a fan of Lee Valley, and it’s easy to see why.  The Cork Golf Club stalwart has racked up four wins at the Ovens venue, including three scratch cup titles.  The Boylesports Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup returns in two weeks time and excitement is building for the challenging 54 hole event.  With two consecutive wins, O’Flaherty is on for a historic hat-trick, and will be the man to beat.  Outside of his natural skill, Gary maintains that the secret to his success in Lee Valley is quite simple:  “It just seems to fit my eye, horses for courses as they say.”  But Gary adds that it’s not just the course that make the scratch cup a special event.  “It’s from the minute you arrive at Lee Valley, you’re made to feel welcome, nothing is an issue” explained Gary.  You’re looked after like your one of their own members. The Keohane family especially, as well as the members Continue reading