Muskerry’s Fred Twomey celebrated another milestone on Saturday night, when the club marked the official opening of his new Pro Shop and Academy. Fred was appointed as Club Professional in Muskerry earlier this year and the PGA Professional set about adding the final touches to the new academy and revamping the shop to mark his new role in the club. The night coincided with John O’Riordan’s President’s Prize so there was a large crowd in attendance. Fred had his good friend John Moloughney in Muskerry for the opening, John is the President of the GUI and would have been involved in many Munster teams with Fred over the past 15 years. Fred started work on the academy last year, which consists of a covered bay and open range. The three bay indoor academy features all of the latest training and teaching aids including Trackman for the best in shot analysis. As the work on the academy was Continue reading
Liam Burns is a West Cork man by birth, but after 25 years in Youghal, he surely qualifies as an East Cork man. Liam is celebrating 25 years as the Club Professional at Youghal Golf Club and after taking up the game in his mid teens, he turned it into a career. It’s surprising to hear that Liam was a later comer to golf, but once he started he was bitten by the bug. “I only started playing golf at age 16 with my good friend school teacher Paddy Kehoe” explained the Bandon native. “Paddy thought me in Hamilton High School in Bandon and his son Mark was single handicap player at the time. They encouraged me to play golf as my parents didn’t play. Starting out I would play 36 holes a day sometimes. Whenever I got a chance I was on the golf Continue reading
Cobh’s PGA Professional David O’Sullivan has recently upgraded his teaching facilities and the investment is another boost for Cobh members. A new swing room, coupled with Trackman technology and analysis has placed O’Sullivan in the premier league when it comes to teaching.
“The swingroom at the practice ground contains Trackman, a golf radar system with slow motion cameras to assist with detailed golf lessons. Trackman can also Continue reading