Muskerry Ford Junior Scratch Trophy

David Howard (Fota Island) in action at the Ford Muskerry Junior Scratch Trophy last year.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Muskerry are gearing up for their first big event of the season, the Ford Junior Scratch Trophy.   Up to three hundred golfers will take part in the two qualifying days which take place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of March.  The top 64 qualifiers from the two days will win a place in the matchplay draw.  From there the qualifiers will face up six rounds of matchplay golf.  Starting on Good Friday, three days of competitive golf will produce a worthy winner on Easter Sunday.  It’s a unique competition in Irish golf and provides handicap golfers a great opportunity to play in a matchplay tournament.  A full timesheet is expected for both qualifying days and bookings can be made through the proshop.  Last year’s competition was pretty unique, a Continue reading

Muskerry’s Golfing History

Muskerry’s 13th green. Pic: Niall O’Shea

Golf in Muskerry traces back to the late 1880’s but it wasn’t until 1907 that the current club was founded.  After just six weeks of work, the course designed and built by professional John McNamara was opened for play in May 1907.  Like many other clubs, proximity to a railway line was an essential prerequisite and the Coachford stop on the Muskerry tram line was close to the current 18th green.  The membership in Muskerry grew quickly and it was the quality of the course that attracted the growing membership.  The original course had five holes situated around the present front nine with another four holes across the road.  In fact anyone passing the entrance to Muskerry can still Continue reading