Month: September 2019

Club Invitation Prize Presentation Night

The Club Invitation Prize Presentation Night was held in Newlands on Sat 28th Sep. 2019.

Prizes were presented to all the prize winners in 5 Club Invitations that were run over the last few months.

Congratulations to all the prize winners pictured here.


The competitions were sponsored by:



CRONIN & COMPANY (Donal Cronin)

RYAN & RYAN (Greg Ryan)


Newlands Golf Club thanks each of these companies and members for their generous sponsorship. We encourage all Newlands members to support each of our sponsors businesses when the opportunity arises. 

Newlands Senior & Junior Scratch Cups Winners 2019

Congratulations to Eoin Dennehy from Edmonstown Golf Club and Niall Wynne from Newlands GC on their impressive wins in the NEWLANDS SENIOR AND JUNIOR SCRATCH CUPS sponsored by John, Peter  & Robert Nolan of NOLAN KITCHENS

The competitions were held in Newlands Golf Club on Saturday 28th September 2019. With the time sheet full from 7.30am and a beautiful day for golf Eoin (H’cap 4) carded a marvellous 67 gross to win the Senior Scratch Cup.

Newlands very own Niall Wynne (H’cap 5) took on all-comers and and collected the Junior Scratch Cup for the 2nd successive year with a brilliant net 76.

Congratulations Eoin and Niall and we look forward to seeing you next year as you defend your title in September in the Newlands Scratch Cups 2020.


Captain Lex’s Prize to the Ladies

Elaine Anthony accepts her prize from Captain Lex with Captain Marie Harpur


Congratulations to Elaine Anthony who was the very worthy and popular winner of Captain Lex’s Prize.   Elaine made a dash from Croke Park, having witnessed another historic win, and was delighted with her win.   Elaine, playing off a handicap of 15, with a fantastic score of 39 points, took the top prize and commended the course staff on presenting the course in such fantastic condition not only on the day but throughout the whole season.  Well done Elaine. 

Congratulations also go to Grace Keane who took the runner up spot with 38 points; what a season for Grace.    Congratulations to Esme Murphy, who, playing off a handicap of 3, won the Gross prize with 30 gross points.  Well done Esme and Grace, another great day for you both.  Well done to all who played and all the other winners on the day.

Many thanks to Captain Lex for the super prize and his support.  The presentation was followed by a great night of celebration and craic and we thank the Monday Musicians for the fantastic music and entertainment on the night.   

Newlands Crowned All Ireland Champions in the Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy

Woodenbridge Golf Club, who organise the Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy competition, were the perfect hosts for the four Provincial final teams.  The opening ceremonies were a great start to an unbelievably exciting weekend of golf for Newlands.  We were drawn against Malone GC, the Ulster champions, who were in Woodenbridge for their third time and we were delighted to win 3 matches and earn our place in the final on Sunday. 

Our final against Co. Sligo GC (Rosses Point) was played in competitive spirit and the quality of the golf was second to none.   With two points on the board for Newlands, one match on the 17th, another 1 up on the 18th and one match finishing out on the 19th, the spectators were kept in suspense.  As the point was won on the 18th hole, it was a lovely walk up the 18th or back up the 19th hole to be greeted by the huge support that were so visible all day in their fabulous Newlands colours.  

What a wonderful day!   Words will never describe the sheer joy and excitement of the win.  Our first matches in this competition were back in April and what a journey it has been since then.  We will all reflect on the wonderful summer of 2019 and this fantastic campaign we have all been involved in, culminating in our great win.   Many thanks to the full panel of players who all deserve recognition for their great contribution in getting to the finals in Woodenbridge GC.  Well done to all the players, subs and squad who were all involved in this great win.  Well done to the Managers, Nuala LeGros and Mary K. O’Mahony, they deserve huge credit for their time and commitment, guidance and motivation throughout the whole campaign.  The new silver cup and pennant was presented by Mary McKenna MBE who spoke so eloquently about the competition and her golfing life.     

Once again, this wasn’t just a win for this team but was also a win for all of us in Newlands.   Check out the extra silverware in the cabinet ….  and the All Ireland pennant which has joined the three new Leinster champion pennants already there.   Happy days!


Captain Marie


Photographs courtesy of Sandra Rothwell

Vice Captain Loretto Keane’s Prize

Clare Delahunty accepts her prize from Vice Captain Loretto


What a wonderful day.  A great competition with a very popular winner.

Congratulations to Clare Delahunty who won Vice Captain Loretto’s prize with a magnificent score of 40 points.  Clare was truly delighted with her win and we also congratulate her on her new handicap of 14.  The course was, of course, in fantastic condition and there was some fantastic scoring on the day.  Well done to Laura Byrne who also had 40 points on the day but was pipped on the back 9.    The gross winner was Esme Murphy with a fantastic 33 gross points playing off a handicap of 3.  Well done to all the winners on the day. 

Congratulation to VC Loretto, the day was so enjoyable and it was followed by a super evening celebrating all that is good about golf and our great club. 

Leinster Titles… on the Double

All Ireland Final date for Junior Cup and Junior Foursomes

One at a time……

Junior Foursomes team teed it up first in the K. Club on Sunday 1st September to get our quest for two East Leinster Pennants on the road.  Patricia Heffernan and Denise Tobin got off to a great start and they continued to march on with their match ending on the 14th hole.   The 2FM, Frances Mahon and Frances Mayberry , had to march a little longer winning their match on the 18th.  Wendy Hogan and Deborah McCready, who contributed hugely in getting us into the final, were the third match out.  We are so proud of all these great players and subs, VC Loretto Keane and Rita Keane.  Managers, Neasa McKiernan and Bernadette Flynn were delighted to receive the Cup and Pennant on behalf of their team.

Junior Cup team teed off just after the Junior Foursomes team and with great support to see them off we wished them all the very best of luck.  This super team, Rosaleen Cunningham, Leonie Colgan, Louise Murphy, Annemarie Lawley and Neasa McKiernan, played superb golf against a very strong Naas GC side.  Leonie and Louise brought in the points early and with the remaining matches still playing, Rosaleen won her match on the 17th hole.  Boom… Three matches in.   Well done to all the players, caddies, subs, Grainne Friel and Genevieve Tracy who have all contributed greatly on the road to the final.    Managers, Siobhan Byrne and Louise Halpin were also delighted to receive our second trophy and pennant on behalf of their team.  We were all delighted to bring the silverware back to Newlands.

Such excitement and joy!   This wasn’t just a win for these two teams, it was a win for all of us in Newlands.   All the players, subs, caddies and great supporters were thrilled to be part of the journey which has brought us to the National Finals in Knightsbrook GC starting on 25th September.    Check out the new silverware in the cabinet ….  and the three new Leinster champion pennants. 

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