Peter Alliss Visits Castlemartyr

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Honorary President Peter Alliss and Captain Tony Loughnane pictured at the Castlemartyr members evening with Peter Alliss. Picture: Niall O’Shea

Golf Legend Peter Alliss fulfilled a long-standing obligation last week when he visited Castlemartyr Golf Club.  Late last year the famous BBC anchor was named honorary President of Castlemartyr, a title he also holds in Old Thorns Golf Club, Castlemartyr’s UK parent hotel.  Alliss had hoped to travel for the President’s Prize earlier this year but was unable to do so. And instead sent a video message to members.  On Friday evening he went one better, attending a member’s Q&A session which was moderated by RTE’s Greg Allen.  Greg who is an accomplished golfer himself was delighted to get the opportunity to join in the unique event.  At the start of the evening, the MC reminded everyone that in addition to an impressive career as a commentator, Peter started as a very successful tour pro, winning over 20 times at events in the UK and across Europe.  Now 85 years old, Alliss was in great form on the night, and almost 100 packed into the Pod for the members only event.  Peter gave full and frank answers to the questions which had been submitted by members.  In addition to giving everyone an idea of how professional golf was in the 50’s Alliss also gave Continue reading

Kelly wins inaugural Castlemartyr President’s Prize

Peter Alliss President's Prize 2016, Castlemartyr Golf Club,11th June 2016Peter Kelly shot a very impressive 40 points to win the inaugural President’s Prize at Castlemartyr.  It was the first time that the club held a President’s Prize, that was down to the fact that legendary golfer and commentator Peter Alliss was proposed as club President in January.  The 85 year old also holds that title in Old Thorns, Castlemartyr’s parent resort, but unfortunately he was unable to attend.  The club were treated to a five minute video however recorded at his home, and he outlined some of the exciting plans that the new owners have for the Ron Kirby designed course.

Over 100 golfers took part in the competition, and on Saturday night the club hosted Peter Allliss’ presidents dinner with over 100 packed into the clubhouse.  Peter was represented by his son Henry who presented the Continue reading

Castlemartyr Ready for New Chapter

It’s almost nine years since the course at Castlemartyr Resort opened, and the East Cork venue is set for an exciting 2016.  Hard work from the resort staff and the club committee since 2007 has kept the course and the club ticking along.  Now that new owners are in place, it seems like the club and course will grow and develop over the coming years.  Last month the club held their AGM, with representatives from the new owners attending to give an update on the plans that the new owners have.  Greg Shaw is the GM of the owners original property in Hampshire, Old Thorns Manor Continue reading