2015 Review of the Year – Part 4


With most of the inter-club competitions complete, the attention

Oakley Open Singles Series Final Lee Valley Golf Club

The prize winners at the Oakley Open Singles Series Final at Lee Valley Golf Club. Monday 21st September 2015 Picture: Niall O’Shea

reverted to opens and singles competitions.  Lee Valley held the final of their Oakley Open Singles qualifier which had been running during the summer months.  Ger Halligan was the winner, and he won a trip to the Portuguese Masters courtesy of Oakley’s Kieran O’Connor.  Stryker won the Corporate Challenge final in Fota Island.  The popular competition saw a large number of companies take part in the qualifiers with Cork Airport PJ Hegarty, Stryker and Vistakon all making it to the series final.  Stryker came out on top of the four finalists with a grand total of 162 points, and they won a society outing in Fota Island including dinner for 20 people.  Castlemartyr held their annual corporate day, and the winners were Leo Spratt, Peter Manning, Bernard Rohan and C Continue reading


Ger Halligan wins Oakley Series Final at Lee Valley

Ger Halligan won the Oakley Open Singles Series final in Lee Valley yesterday and bagged a trip to the Portugal Masters next month.

Ger Halligan, winner of the Oakley Open Singles Series Final at Lee Valley Golf Club, pictured with Paul Keohane (Lee Valley) and Kieran O'Connor (Oakley). Monday 21st September 2015. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Ger Halligan, winner of the Oakley Open Singles Series Final at Lee Valley Golf Club, pictured with Paul Keohane (Lee Valley) and Kieran O’Connor (Oakley). Picture: Niall O’Shea

Halligan, playing off 14 in Lee Valley, returned 38 points on a day when golfers were hampered by tough winds and heavy showers despite the course being in great condition.  Ger won flights and accommodation for the Portugal Masters which is taking place in mid October.  As well as passes for the European Tour event, Ger will also have access to the players areas on Wednesday.  Oakley are one of the tournament sponsors for the prestigious tour event.  Ken Buckley (Lee Valley) was second and won a customised Edel putter, the Oakley customised putter is one of just 20 that were hand crafted and modified for Oakley worldwide.  Mahon’s Colin Hussey was third and won a top of the range pair of Oakley sunglasses.  Sean Horgan (Muskerry) was fourth and won an Oakley golf bag.  All finalists received Oakley and Continue reading

Shanahan Aims for Fourth Castlemartyr Title

Castlemartyr's Mark Shanahan

Castlemartyr’s Mark Shanahan

The final senior scratch cup of the year takes place in Castlemartyr this weekend and a top quality field will challenge for the large prize fund on offer.  A full field of 66 golfers will take on the 6,790 yard Ron Kirby designed ‘inland links’ course.  Holder by Mark Shanahan leads the handicaps, he’s currently playing off +2.3.  Shanahan is joined by John O’Brien, Kenny McGarry and Kieran McCarthy as the home club’s representatives.  2014 runner up Shane McGlynn (Carton House) leads the challenge from outside Cork.  He’s joined by Sean Barry, Billy McGarry, Geoff Linehan, Mark Somers and Ian Spillane, all six golfers are playing off a mark of +2.  The young players include James Sugrue, Paul Tobin, Sean Desmond, Cillian Moloney, Rory Dineen and Tramore’s Continue reading

Monkstown and Charleville win new Competition

Monkstown and Charleville win new CompetitionGolf_Lee Valley_Captains Cup_April2014 Golf_Lee Valley_Presidents Cup_April2014By Niall O’Shea

A brand new annual competition was started in Lee Valley last Friday as the first staging of the Captains Cup and Presidents Cup took place.  2013 Lee Valley President Patsy Ryan was the man behind the concept has he worked for some months to develop the concept.  Each competition see’s the Captain team up with the Captain’s prize winner in a fourball competition with the winners claiming the Captains Cup.  The same happens for the club President and his winner playing for the Presidents Cup. Continue reading