Limerick Golf Club – Update

The CLUB CLASSIC will take place this coming Friday & Saturday, 27th & 28th June, and is sponsored by Roselawn House. The format is TEAM OF 2 STROKEPLAY, Front 9 Holes Better ball .Back 9 Holes Scramble, 35% of Combined Handicap – any Combination of Ladies/Gents/Mixed Teams allowed. The Entrance Fee for Members is €10 while Visitors are €25 (Re-Entry Members €5 Visitors €20), there is €3,000 in prizes guaranteed to include best Ladies & Mixed team. The Timesheets are still OPEN and you can book by calling 061 415146.

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Congratulations to our Intermediate team who had a great win on Sunday in Dromoland well done to Ger O’Carroll who won on the 20th, next round will be in Nenagh on 5th July. Our Senior Foursomes are playing this week end please come and support them see notice board for details. The Brown Thomas Open day will take place on Sunday 13th July (only to men and women) booking now open. Keane’s Open day takes place on Tuesday 15th with prize giving that night time sheet is now open.

Congratulations to Helena Tiernan winner of our Captains Prize to the ladies. We would also like to thanks our Captain Ger for the lovely prize.

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Our Captain (Ger Gallagher) would like to thank everyone who made these recent weeks special for the Captains prize both to the Men and Ladies, with special thanks to the course staff and house staff who brought a very professional touch to the playability of the course and the overall Club atmosphere.

Congratulations to Michael J MacMahon who played great golf to come from behind and win the Captains Prize, narrowly beating Declan Barriscale who took the Vice Captains Prize.

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Stephen Holohan, Michael Marrinan & Brendan O’Connell were the winners in the Team of Three with a score of 46 points. Second place went to Denis Keating & Tony O’Mahony with 45 points.

Best of luck to Frank O’Mahony and his panel that play Barton Shield in Nenagh, this Saturday at 3.10pm against either Adare Manor or Lahinch. All support would be greatly appreciated.


Dunmurry Springs & McGuirks Golf

McGuirks Golf, one of Ireland’s Leading supplier of Golf Equipment both In-Store and On-Line, have linked up with Dunmurry Springs Golf Club to offer their customers a free round of golf at the County Kildare based venue. The new initiative, whereby customers who spend €100 or more On-Line or in any of their five locations (Howth, Airside, Blanchardstown, Leopardstown & Kinsealy Stores) receive a free green fee (worth €40) valid for play 7 days a week.

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McGuirks Golf stated that they “believe in giving something back to our customers for their money, by adding forty per cent more value to each sale both In-Store and On-Line, this promotion will act as a catalyst in attracting new business to us whilst retaining our current and loyal customer base by offering them to the opportunity to avail of a free round of golf at Dunmurry Springs Golf Club“.

Dunmurry Springs, designed by Mel Flanagan and opened in 2006, is located 2 miles from Kildare Town and 30 minutes from the M50 Red Cow. It is a popular society venue, has weekly Open Competitions and was rated No. 44 in Ireland’s Top 50 Parkland Courses 2013 –  Golfing Magazine’.

Dunmurry Springs

Seán Ó Gallchóir, Golf Sales at Dunmurry Springs is wholeheartedly behind the new concept: “In the current economic climate, golf clubs need to be more pro-active and push boundaries, we believe this new venture will prove very beneficial to both parties and we are delighted to work along with McGuirks Golf by offering extra value to their customers whilst being able to attract new visitors to the golf club“.  McGuirks Golf anticipate approximately 50 sales a week in each store plus online sales, based on this conservative estimate that would make 1,200 FREE Rounds of Golf at Dunmurry Springs for their June sales!! The vouchers will be valid until September 2014.

For more details on this promotion see or You can also drop Seán Ó Gallchóir a line at Dumurry Springs – – or call 045-531400.

US Open Preview

The golfing world focuses on Pinehurst for the next 2 weeks with The US Open and The US Women’s Open being hosted on the world renowned Pinehurst No.2 course, just 1 of 8 superb courses at this absolutely amazing spot. I had the privilege of visiting the resort in October of 2007 and couldn’t get over the place – nearly as close to Golfer’s Heaven as there could be.

Having looked at the field it will obviously take a superb player to win around the recently revamped course and I feel those with the better short games should end up at the top of leaderboard while fighting it out for the US Open Trophy. These are my 4 picks for the 2nd Major of 2014, form an orderly queue at the bookies please………

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Phil Mickleson


The short game genius returns to Pinehurst and has been talking up his chances this week, along with his confidence in going back to the pencil grip with the putter. Phil has previous Pinehurst form, finishing 2nd to Payne Stewart in 1999, and is one of the few people in the field to have performed well at Pinehurst No.2 before. After six 2nd place finishes in this Major alone that seems to mean the most to him, can he complete the career Grand Slam this week? I, for one, think he can. He’s around 4th favourite with those in the know, BetVictor giving best price at 20/1.

Henrik Stenson


The super Swede Stenson has yet to hit the heights of last year, it would be hard to replicate all those performances really, but when he is in the mood there are few better in the world. His recent form has improved and if he keeps the driver in the bag the majority of the 72 holes this week, one of the few players that can around any course, he can definitely contend for his 1st Major title. Best price is currently with BetFred and Totesport who are both offering 28/1 but with 7 places.

Ian Poulter

Ian Poulter

The Poultergeist is one of the best pitchers, chippers and bunker players in the world and when the putter is hot he can simply putt the lights out – this doesn’t always happen of course but I think IJP will be up for it this week as he needs to up his game to either qualify for the Ryder Cup or impress Captain McGinley enough to pick him as a Wild Card. A 1st Major would help on both counts of course, over to you Poults! He’s best price 66/1 with those boys offering 7 places, BetFred and Totesport. Most of the others including Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and BetVictor are offering 66/1 as well but 6 places.

Luke Donald

Luke Donald

Luke Donald is fast becoming the “Best Player in the World Not to Win a Major“, a very much unwanted title! He has been undertaking some swing changes of late to most of all improve his performances in the Majors and it is debatable whether this transformation is complete yet, having said that his short game remains superb and that is what you need around Pinehurst No.2. If he can find the fairways then expect Luuuuke to contend come the Back 9 this Father’s Day. Donald is 50/1 best price with Ladbrokes while most of the rest are offering 40s or less.

So, those are my picks for this week at Pinehurst. Having visited the resort, and for anybody there this week, the Ryder Cup Bar at the Pinehurst Resort and the Sports Page just down the road would come highly recommended for a few after golf tipples!! Enjoy the golf wherever you will be watching it from and fingers crossed 1 of my 4 might prevail, either that or an Irish winner will do!

Carr Golf Invitational Pro-Am in October

Irish Golf Tour expert Carr Golf will be staging a Pro-Am in October, the trip lasting from Sunday 19th to Friday 24th of that month. PGA Pros and Amateurs alike will be given the chance to play some of the best links courses in the world over the 6 days, along with 3 of the Top 13 golf courses in the world according to Golf Digest.

The Tournament Package includes the following (for Full Package details click HERE):

Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links

  • Five nights’ accommodation: Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links/The Europa Hotel – Belfast
  • 5 rounds of Championship golf: Royal Dublin (Optional). Portmarnock Golf Club, Royal Portrush, Royal County Down (x2).
  • $10,000 prize fund for PGA Professionals
  • Full Irish breakfast and lunch each day
  • Gala dinner
  • Tournament gift
  • Transport in the form of coach and driver throughout
  • Tournament concierge with Carr Golf Representatives on site throughout

Royal Portrush

Check out the Golf Channel Feature on the Carr Golf Pro-Am! For any enquiries please call +353-1-822-6662 from Ireland or 1800-882-2656 (Toll Free) from the United States, you can also email

RCD Golf


Glen of the Downs PGA Pro-Am in June

The gorgeous Glen of the Downs will host a PGA Pro-Am on Friday 27th June, the cost being only €300 per team to include Light Lunch before golf and 2-course meal after play. The entry deadline is Friday 13th June so make sure to get booked in soon, you can enter by calling 01-2876240.

Glen of the Downs GC

Glen of the Downs hope to have the Top 30 on the Irish PGA Order of Merit playing in the Pro-Am and Professionals will be provided for any teams requiring them, you can of course invite your own Pro to play on your team! There will be two 2-tee starts on the day, the first one starting from 8am-10.30am and then from 12.30pm-2.00pm.

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