Brid Cronin (Fota Island) through to Q/F in Waterville

Brid Cronin (Fota Island) is the last remaining Cork golfer in the ILGU Munster Junior Open at Waterville.  Cronin will face Christine Carroll tomorrow morning in the quarter final.

Catherine Kavanagh (Mitchelstown), Fidelma O’Connor (Kanturk) and Mary Bergin (Monkstown) lost their secound round matches this afternoon.  Mary Crowley (Skibbereen), Geraldine Walley (Cork) and Marie O’Driscoll (Fota Island) all lost out in the first matchplay round this morning.

2016 Munster Junior Open Championship – Matchplay

Jemma Barry from Douglas was runner up in the Stableford P Continue reading

Double-Double for David Higgins

David Higgins made it a double-double today, he won his second consecutive Munster PGA event, and his second consecutive Waterville Pro-Am.  Higgins has jumped to the top of the Premium Golf Brands Order of Merit in the weather shortened Munster PGA Winter Series.

Gallery: Bill Rushby Waterville Pro-Am 2016

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David Higgins takes a driver off the deck on the 13th, during the 2016 Bill Rushby Waterville Pro-Am on Monday. Picture: Niall O’Shea

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2015 Review of the Year – Part 1

January

2015 started with the sad news of the closure of Frankfield Golf Course.  The nine hole track existed on an elevates site on the southside of the city for over 30 years since Mick Ryan Snr laid out the course.  It must have been an emotive decision for the Ryan family, especially given that they live and work onsite.  The Ryan’s retained the very busy driving range and announced plans to extend and develop the practice facilities.  While there were many disappointed members, they all had several options to continue their golf with every other Cork club offering membership options.  PGA Professionals David Whyte and Michael Ryan are both based at the city venue and it proved to be a busy place throughout 2015.

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Joint winners Munster PGA Wilson Singles at Cork GC David Ruddy and David Ryan pictured Liam Burns, Munster PGA Captain and Peter Hickey, Cork GC. Picture: Niall O’Shea

On the course, the Munster PGA were one of the few groups to be playing competitive golf.  David Ryan used local knowledge to win the Wilson sponsored competition in Cork Golf Club.  He shot a three under par round to finish ahead of popular Bandon veteran Continue reading

Whyte Wins in Waterville – Munster PGA

Bill Rushby presenting first prize to joint winners Danny Sugrue, David Higgins and David Whyte at the Waterville Munster PGA Pro-Am, also included is Liam Burns, Captain Munster PGA. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Bill Rushby presenting first prize to joint winners Danny Sugrue, David Higgins and David Whyte at the Waterville Munster PGA Pro-Am, also included is Liam Burns, Captain Munster PGA.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Frankfield’s David Whyte made a return to the winners circle on Monday as he shared the top spot in the William Rushby Waterville Pro-Am.  Whyte shot a leading 73 and was matched by Waterville’s own David Higgins and Killarney’s Daniel Sugrue.  The event was sponsored by Bill Rushby and as part of the pot, a Volvo V40 was on offer for anyone who aced the par three 4th hole.  Continue reading