Congratulations to Linda Newman Matthews and Anne Ryan who won their Quarter final match 7 & 6 against Portadown Foursomes Ladies in Portadown Golf Club today. They are now through to the All Ireland Semi Finals in Carton House on the 10th September 2012.
Malahide had an outstanding win over Beaverstown last weekend in the Under 15 Championships to reach the Leinster Quarter Finals where our opponents will be Balgriggan. It was a fine performance from the team who were relatively higher handicaps than Beaverstown receiving shots in 3 of the 5 matches. AJ McCabe got the team off to a great start winning his match 4 & 2 and Karl 'The Machine' Kennedy followed that up by cruising to a 4 & 3 victory. That left Malahide needing one more match and this fell to Robert Byrne. Robert found himself 5 up through 10 holes but was pegged back to 1 by the 14th but a superb short game display over the closing holes saw him finally win on the 16th hole. In the other matches Ciaran Conway played an amazing match against a supposed 'bright light' in Irish Under 15 golf and was 2 up when called in while Daniel Murphy was going up the 18th when also called in. Many congratulations to the team and the very best of luck in the remainder of the competition.
Maureen Mc Cabe won the Lady Captain Liz's Prize with a great score of 39 points. For all results please visit the Ladies' Competition Results and Photos of the day can be viewed under Photo Gallery 2012, Lady Captain's Prize, both are in the Members area of the website.
Stephen Bradley won the Juvenile Captain's (Paul O'Sullivan) Prize with a super score of 42 Stableford Points. Playing off a handicap of 24 (now 22), Stephen had a 3 points winning margin over Scott Porter who won Class 2. To view all the results, please go to the Competition Results page in the Members Area of the website.
Malahide members Philip Smith and Oscar Mooney won the Junior and Intermediate Scratch Cups in Malahide on Sunday 8th July 2012. Philip, one of Malahide's brightest prospects, was succesful in The Bob McAdoo Junior Scratch Cup returning a marvellous score of 71 in difficult conditions to beat fellow club member Lawrence Craddock by 3 shots. Darragh Smith, Philip's father, finished in third place with a score of 75. Many congratulations to Philip who also made his debut this year on the Malahide team that qualified for the Leinster Quarter Finals of the Irish Senior Cup. Oscar Mooney won the Intermediate Scratch Cup with a score of 80 winning on the back nine from another malahide member Philip Magnier. For all the results, please go to to the 'Open Competitions Page' in the News Section of the website.
Sean Breen won Captain Frederick Moran's Prize on Saturday 7th July 2012 with an outstanding score of 81 stableford points pushing Michael Lawler into the runner-up spot with 78 points. In an incredible duel in the sun, Sean, leader from the first round with 41 points, kept his nerve throughout despite being put under enormous pressure by Michael who has won this competition on a number of previous occasions. The day was an astounding success and nobody more then our Captain Fred deserved the glorious weather that we experienced on the day and the throngs of people on the balcony basking in the sun to watch the final stages made for a really special occasion. To view all the results, please go to the Competition Results page & to view Photos go to the Photo Gallery 2012, both in the Members Area of the website.
Conor Sutton was runner-up in the Connacht Under 18 Open Boys Championships which was held in Gort Golf Club between 3rd and 5th July. This is a significant achievement for one of our Juvenile members and a result that will form the foundation for many future successes for one of our most exciting prospects. The field consisted of 152 of the best young players in the country and beyond and to finish second from such an illustrious group speaks volumes for Conor's future potential. Conor opened his account with a 75 and followed this up with marvellous rounds of 71 and 69 for a total of 215, three shots behing the eventual winner J. Sugrue from Mallow. Congratulations to Conor on such a wonderful performance.
Malahide host a Junior and an Intermediate Scratch Cup on Sunday 8th July 2012. The Bob McAdoo Junior Scratch Cup is open to players in the 4 to 9 handicap range and our own Brian McCann will be hoping to defend the title he won last year. The Intermediate Scratch Cup is for players in the 10 to 18 handicap range and should be a magnificent event with a large number of entrants already. To register for either competition, please go 'Book an Open Competition' in the Visitors section of the website .
The Men's Golfer of the Year Leaderboard has been updated after round 6 and is now available to view under Competition Results in the Members Area of the website.
Kids Summer Camps with John Murray will commence from 23rd July 2012. Limited places available. Go to Visitors area of the website for details.