Douglas golfer James Walsh wins first Senior Cup Golf Alliance Event in Muskerry
Autumn made its presence felt at the weekend for the first time in many months heavy rain on Friday cause the closure of several golf courses, and the rain on Sunday meant that many courses were much quieter than usual. Rain didn’t stop play for Cork’s newest competition, on Sunday Muskerry Golf Club hosted the Cork Senior Cup Alliance which saw over 20 golfers compete in an 18 hole singles competition. The competition for members of Cork, Douglas, Monkstown and Muskerry was created to keep a competitive aspect for inter-club players through the winter months.
This is the first winter alliance to be held in Cork for over a decade and while the first four events are scheduled the organisers are hopeful to extend it to other clubs and two more events and venues. James Walsh from Douglas what is the winner on Sunday, the 17-year-old what is the only Continue reading
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The 2021 Bruen Youths Trophy will take place on Monday 16th August. The event is being run over a single round this year and entries can be made by calling the pro shop on 021 438 5297.
The event started in 1986 and has many famous winners. Professionals David Higgins, Michael Collins, Cian McNamara and Conor Coyne are among the winners. The trophy also contains the names of Dave O’Donovan, Gary O’Flaherty and recently Cathal Butler, Sean Desmond, Jack Egan and Fionn Hickey have been among the winners.
Bruen Youths Winners (Muskerry Golf Club)
Fred Twomey with a welcoming smile at the Pro Shop in Muskerry Golf Club.
It was far from a quiet start to the day in Muskerry on Monday. Even though it was a bank holiday the car park was busy and the timesheet was full. The outdoor dining area was ready to reopen and in the pro shop Fred Twomey was busy running the show from behind the counter. From filling out cards, to booking in golfers and lessons it’s all in a days work for the popular PGA Club Professional. After the lockdown closure that lasted over five months, Fred is busy, but he’s delighted to be back in the thick of it in a very busy club.
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Muskerry’s Fionn Hickey had some major news last week when he announced that he had signed with a US college for next season. The leaving cert student had spent some time looking at options in the US, and announced that he was joining Loyola Marymount College in Los Angeles. Hickey follows in the footsteps of John Murphy and others, hoping to improve his golf in the NCAA Division programme. Fionn’s decision to join the LMU Lions comes after a few months work of research into the US college system and he was delighted to finally announce his decision last week.
“I started looking actively about a year ago but I guess it was always a dream of mine to play and study in America once it was clear that it could be an option” said Hickey. “I didn’t know a whole lot about the programmes apart from some internet research when I first started looking. To be honest it was a bit overwhelming with the amount of colleges and facilities Continue reading
Pat Barrett, General Manager of Muskerry Golf Club.
While last year brought many challenges for golf, it gave Pat Barrett an opportunity. Pat took up the role of General Manager in Muskerry Golf Club last year and despite the interruptions from the lockdowns the Limerick man has been busy settling into his new role. Having previously worked at other courses, Barrett was delighted to get the opportunity in Muskerry. “Being from South Limerick I grew up playing Golf in Charleville North Cork so I was well aware of Muskerry being one of the established Cork clubs” explained Pat.
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