Sponorship for Junior Cup Team

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Dundalk Junior Cup team who will play in the upcoming Leinster Final were recently presented with new team tops by club member, Eoin Doohan of Doohan Finanical Planning.

Captain Brendan and Lady Captain Mary Lou would like to express the team’s gratitude to Eoin and Doohan Financial Planning for their generous sponsorship and wish the team the best of luck in the final.

The club are organising a bus for supporters to travel to the final and more details are available in the Pro shop or bar.

Pictured with Captain Brendan is Eoin Doohan, Doohan Financial Planning, the Junior Cup team and selectors Terry Conlon and Clem Walshe.

 

LowFuelcard.ie to sponsor Irish PGA Championship at Dundalk GC

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Dundalk GC Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Owens (left) with Michael McCumiskey, Secretary PGA in Ireland and Joe Barrett, Chief Operations Officer for Applegreen plc.

The PGA in Ireland has announced LowFuelCard.ie as the sponsor for the Irish PGA Championship and the LowFuelcard.ie Irish PGA Championship will be held at Dundalk Golf Club from October 1-4.

The LowFuelcard is the latest customer offering from major petrol forecourt retailer, Applegreen plc. It is aimed at businesses with three or more vehicles and is a convenient and safe way for you and your business to pay for fuel. It is the most competitive fuel card on the market with no card fees or hidden charges.

Joe Barrett, Chief Operations Officer for Applegreen plc said: “Our LowFuelcard has the convenience of online registration, itemised billing and online account management. Customers can also collect Applegreen Reward points when using the LowFuelcard – plus most of our forecourts are open 24 hours.”

Applegreen plc is a major petrol forecourt retailer in the Republic of Ireland with a significant and growing presence in the UK. From an operational base of 64 sites at the end of 2009, the Group has grown to 152 sites as of late December 2014, across the Republic of Ireland (96 sites), United Kingdom (54 sites) and in Long Island, United States (4 sites). Applegreen is the number one motorway service area operator by number of sites in the Republic of Ireland.

Mr. Barrett added: “We are delighted to be involved with this national event which engages with businesses in the locality. Applegreen have recently opened a motorway services area (MSA) at Templepatrick on the M2 outside Belfast and are currently building another MSA on the M1 south bound just outside Lisburn. Applegreen already has a significant business presence on the M1 at Castlebellingham, Lusk, Balbriggan and Gormanston.”

Dundalk GC is set on an elevated site above the seaside village of Blackrock, Co Louth, Dundalk Golf Club offers stunning views across Dundalk Bay to the, legendary and imposing, Cooley and Mourne mountains.

The 18 hole, par 72 championship parkland course, which was redesigned by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas in 1980, offers golfers of all abilities a true test, measuring 6,826 yards from the tips. The renowned facility features an extensive practice ground that includes a driving range, pitching, chipping and bunker areas and a putting green.

Dundalk has hosted the Irish PGA Championship on two previous occasions. In 1953, Harry Bradshaw collected his eighth Irish title with a four round total of 272 and in 1969, Jimmy Martin collected the famous trophy with a score of 269.

There has been extensive improvement work carried out on the course at Dundalk over the last 18 months. A number of new bunkers have been added but the main focus has been on redesigning and improving the drainage of the existing green side traps. A tree-thinning process has also been in operation, with the 15th and sixth greens opened up to the elements.

“This new sponsorship agreement is an important development for this historic championship,” said PGA in Ireland Secretary, Michael McCumiskey.

“The PGA in Ireland looks forward to building a strong partnership with Applegreen over the coming years.”

Last year’s Irish PGA Championship, hosted by Adare Manor GC, was won by Niall Kearney, who birdied the 18th to edge out Michael McGeady.

New hole-by-hole video

Dundalk Golf Club have just completed their hole-by-hole high definition guide to the course which will be uploaded shortly to our club website.
The filming of the course took place over the past couple of weeks and many thanks to those who helped in this project, particularly the course committee under Vice-Captain Maurice Soraghan and the green-keeping staff who prepared the course specifically for the camera.
Also the co-operation of our members in stepping aside during play to clear the course for filming is much appreciated.
The course was filmed by Niall Carroll Photography, with Niall at the controls of his drone equipped with a high definition camera.
Course commentary is provided by club member Gerry McDermott.
Through hard work and dedication from the course committee and course staff, our course is in wonderful condition but you have never seen it from this aspect before.
So sit back and enjoy the hole by hole guide from a bird’s eye view.
Link on the link https://vimeo.com/131226080

May Open Week Presentations

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Club host PGA

 

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The PGA in Ireland is delighted to announce that Dundalk Golf Club will host the 105th Irish PGA Championship from October 1- October 4 with the Championship Pro-Am being held on Wednesday September 30th.

“Dundalk GC has been a venue associated with the PGA in Ireland for many years not only in terms of hosting Championships but also as the home of the PGA since May 1987,” said PGA in Ireland Secretary, Michael McCumiskey.

“Each and every time we have organised an event at Dundalk it has been well supported by the PGA members and we fully expect that will be the case again this year.”

Dundalk has hosted the Irish PGA Championship on two previous occasions. In 1953, Harry Bradshaw collected his eighth Irish title with a four round total of 272 and in 1969, Jimmy Martin collected the famous trophy with a score of 269.

Set on an elevated site above the seaside village of Blackrock, Co Louth, Dundalk Golf Club offers stunning views across Dundalk Bay to the, legendary and imposing, Cooley and Mourne mountains.

The 18 hole, par 72 championship parkland course, which was redesigned by Peter Alliss and Dave Thomas in 1980, offers golfers of all abilities a true test, measuring 6,826 yards from the tips. The renowned facility features an extensive practice ground that includes a driving range, pitching, chipping and bunker areas and a putting green.

“We are thrilled to be having the event and see it is a great opportunity to showcase Dundalk GC, and the recent investment that has been made to the course,” said Captain Brendan Keane.

“There is a strong association with the event here in Dundalk, having hosted the tournament in 1953 and 1969. I know our membership will be really enthused by the prospect, especially as a result of our close association with the PGA in Ireland.”

There has been extensive improvement work carried out on the course at Dundalk over the last 18 months. A number of new bunkers have been added but the main focus has been on redesigning and improving the drainage of the existing green side traps. A tree-thinning process has also been in operation, with the 15th and sixth greens opened up to the elements.

Brendan continued, “We are very happy with the consistency and design of the bunkers following the work conducted over the winter. A lot of the credit must go to our hard working green keeping staff, and vice-captain, Maurice Soraghan, who is also Chairman of the Course.

“They have adhered to a programme of works in consultation with Gerry Byrne and it is has paid off. We took some advice about our greens and they are now in fine condition. We recently held our Senior Scratch Cup and the feedback was tremendous.”

Last year’s Irish PGA Championship, hosted by Adare Manor GC, was won by Niall Kearney, who birdied the 18th to edge out Michael McGeady.

Pro Shop News

Lesley Walker, Club Pro

Lesley Walker, Club Pro

As the Golf season gets into full swing, here is our first edition of our Pro Shop News.

Callaway Demo Day
We are hosting a Callaway Demo Day on Wednesday 20th May. Members can book individually half hour slots with the Callaway custom fit specialist, using Callaway Trackman and Optifit Technology. Please contact us at the Pro should you like to book a slot.

Group Lessons
Our next session of evening group lessons begin on Wed 20th / Thurs 21st May. As before all areas of the game are covered over the four weeks (Cost €50). To book please contact us on 042 9322102

Mizuno Custom Fit Centre
We now have in place our Mizuno Custom Fit Cebtre. Aaron is now available to do individual custom fits using all the latest Mizuno technology, for more information contact Aaron at the Pro Shop.

Season Specials
Each weekend we will have specials throughout the season starting this weekend
2nd / 3rd May…… Free Golf Glove and sleeve of Balls with every pair of shoes purchased.

Junior Summer Camps
We are currently finalizing dates for our Junior summer camps, once again please contact us at the Pro Shop to enroll your child.

Hope you all enjoy the Golfing Season
Best Wishes
Leslie & Aaron

Lesley Walker, Club Pro

2015 Scratch Cup

SIXTEEN-YEAR-OLD County Louth golfer Thomas Mulligan joined illustrious names such as Padraig Harrington and Michael H2015 Senior Scratch cup winner 2oey on the winner’s trophy after cruising to a three-shot win in Sunday’s Jeffers Sportsturf-sponsored Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup.
Five shots clear of the field after a opening 65, the Ireland boys international held his nerve in the second round to shoot a 73 and finish on 138, six-under par.
Mulligan went into the competition as one of the favourites and wasted no time in showing why as he chipped in at the par-four 1st hole for a birdie three in the first round.
After two further birdies on the front nine, things got even better for the County Louth player, who is also a member at Laytown & Bettystown, when he sunk eagle putts of 15ft and 10ft at the 10th and 12th holes to move to seven-under.
After one solitary blip on his scorecard at the 15th, Mulligan closed th2015 Senior Scratch cup winnere first round in style, driving the ball in excess of 300 yards before leaving his chip stone dead for a tap-in birdie.
That 65 left him five shots clear of Athlone’s Thomas O’Connor and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty, who both shot two-under par 70s, and that was a big enough cushion for the youngster who played solidly in the second round in wet and blustery conditions.
Rafferty was pipped for second place by Mulligan’s clubmate Gerard Dunne who followed a disappointing 74 with a super bogey-free second round of 67 that featured birdies on the third, seventh, 12th and 15th.
‘The course was great and I know they have redeveloped the bunkers,’ Mulligan added, explaining that his course knowledge was key.
‘I am up with the Leinster panel with Leslie Walker and I was up on Saturday and got in a few holes, which was a help. The course is in great condition. The greens are nice and smooth and quick. They couldn’t have been much better for this time of year on a parkl2015 Senior Scratch cup winner 3and course.
‘I’ve been going to Leinster training sessions with Leslie for five or six years and know this place very well – cold mornings coming up here, hitting balls on that range and going out for a few holes. It knocks it into you what you should be doing out there. It helped today anyway.
‘It’s my first win of the year and that’s always nice, especially in such a big tournament with so many big names on the trophy. I think Harrington might have won it, so it’s a big one.’
Four-handicapper Ciaran Tracey of Seapoint won the 18 nett prize with a score of 71.

Mulligan wins Scratch Cup

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Thomas Mulligan from Co Louth won the 2015 Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup, sponsored by Jeffers Sportsturf, after shooting a six under par score of 137 in the 36-hole tournament which attracted a quality field.

 The 16-year-old Irish international laid the foundations for his victory in the first round with a fantastic seven-under-par 65 that left him five clear of the field with 18 holes to go.

He came into the tournament as one of the favourites and it imagedidn’t take him long to show why as he chipped in at the par four first for a birdie three. Further birdies at the par-five seventh and par three ninth saw him turn in 33.

 He moved quickly to seven under courtesy of eagle threes at 10th and 12th and although he dropped his only shot of the round at the 15th he got it back on the 18th when, after a drive in excess of 300 yards, he left his chip stone dead for a tap-in birdie.

 His 65 left him five shots clear of Athlone’s Thomas O’Connor and Dundalimagek’s Caolan Rafferty who both shot two-under par 70s. O’Connor’s round featured birdies on each of the par fives while Rafferty produced a bogey free round with birdies at the 10th and 17th.

 It proved to be a big enough cushion for the youngster from Bettystown who shot a one-over par 73 in the second round to finish on six-under. He bogeyed the fourth and fifth on the front nine during his second round but birdies at three, six and nine moved him to eight-under for the tournament at the turn. However, bogeys at 10 and 11 brought him back to six under and finished on that number after a birdie at 12 was cancelled by a bogey on 16.

 It gave the chasing field a glimmer of hope but O’Connor shot a three-over 75 in his second round while Rafferty couldn’t find the birdies he needed to close the gap and eventually carded a 71 for a two round total of 141, three under par, and three shots adrift of Mulligan.

 Rafferty was actually pipped for second place by Mulligan’s clubmate Gerard Dunne who followed a disappointing 74 with a super bogey-free second round of 67 that featured birdies on three, six, seven, 12 and 15.

 RESULT

1st Thomas Mulligan (+1) (Co Louth) 138 (65/73)

2nd Gerard Dunne (+1) (Co Louth) 141 (74/67)

3rd Caolan Rafferty (+3) (Dundalk) 141 (70/71)

4th Seamus Cullen (+1) (Slieve Russell) 142 (76/66)

Best Nett:  Randal Cross (4) (Enniscrone) 144 (73/71)

1st 18  Gross: Thomas O’Connor (+2) (Athlone) 70

1st 18  Nett: Ciaran Tracey (4) (Seapoint) 71

2nd  18  Gross:  Ryan Symington (+1) (Lisburn) 71

2nd 18 Nett: Stephen McCabe (3) (Headfort) 71/34.5

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2nd Round CSS 73

Scratch Cup winner

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Dundalk Scratch Cup winner 2015 sponsored by Jeffers Sportsturf is Thomas Mulligan.

Check out this video interview with him talking to Gerry McDermott on our club facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/dundalkgolfclub

 

Dundalk Senior Scratch Cup pics

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