Ryan leading Cork charge in Connemara Pro-Am

David RyanDavid Ryan (Cahir Park) is the leading Cork professional after round one of the Connemara Pro-Am today.  Ryan was one of three Cork golfers to shoot under par, he recorded -2 for his round to lie in second place behind Neil O’Briain (Old Conna) on -5. Monkstown duo Cian McNamara and Graeme Dunlea were one shot behind on -1 and in a tie for 5th place.  Fernhill’s Wayne O’Callaghan shot a level par round for a share of 12th place and he too is in with a shot going into tomorrow’s final round.

Ryan had an uneventful front nine, in fact he carded 10 consecutive pars before he birdied the 11th.  He added birdies on the 14th and the 17th but he Continue reading

Huge Turnout for Junior Golf Final – Irish Junior Masters Tour Final

Golfers pictured at the final of the Irish Junior Masters Golf Tour at Fernhill Golf Club on Saturday.  Also included is funder Wayne O'Callaghan. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Golfers pictured at the final of the Irish Junior Masters Golf Tour at Fernhill Golf Club on Saturday. Also included is founder Wayne O’Callaghan.
Picture: Niall O’Shea

Fernhill Golf Course in Carrigaline hosted the final event of the 2015 Irish Junior Masters Golf Tour on Saturday and founder Wayne O’Callaghan has seen his plan for junior golf change from concept to action.  Two years ago the Carrigaline based PGA Professional Continue reading

PGA Career Path recommended by Wayne (Part 3)

Wayne's tweet on his new PGA designation

Wayne’s tweet on his new PGA designation

As a PGA professional for over 15 years, Wayne has consistently worked on his own personal development and was recently awarded the PGA Advanced Professional designation by the PGA in UK & Ireland.  The designation which was awarded by the Board of the PGA, is recognition of the additional learning and development that Wayne has engaged in throughout his career.  Additionally he is one of only a few coaches to have achieved Level 3 status for junior golf Continue reading

Munster PGA Morgan O’Donovan Perpetual Trophy 2015

Fernhill Growing and Rebuilding

Golf_Fernhill_Drive In_Feb 2015

Fernhill Golf Club is one of a few Cork clubs to see their membership numbers increase over the past five years, in a time when many clubs have seen a decline in membership.  The Carrigaline facility re-affiliated to the Golfing Union of Ireland in 2010 and since then it has seen membership in all categories jump to almost 500 members across ladies, gents and juniors.  With a new route for the N28 (Cork – Ringaskiddy) announced before Christmas, the long term future of the course is now assured, with the new road avoiding the course and running to the north of Fernhill.  Continue reading

O’Callaghan wins in Castlemartyr – PGB Munster PGA Winter Series

Golf_Munster PGA_Skycaddie_Wayne O'Callaghan_Dec2014

Wayne O’Callaghan bagged his first win of the Munster PGA Winter League this week.  He shot a winning 66 in Castlemartyr on Monday in the fourth event of the Premium Golf Brands Winter League.  The scoring was impressive and the course was in great condition.  Short par 5’s and quick greens helped to set the course up for some low scores and the local pro’s duly obliged with six golfers returning under-par scores.  O’Callaghan opened with a birdie on the first but followed on the par three 4th hole with a bogey.  Continue reading