Author: Brendan O Sullivan

Belated Prizes 2020

With the ever-changing Coronavirus COVID-19 restrictions The Men’s Club were unable to present a number of prizes to their winners during the season.

In December, with the Clubhouse Christmas Tree as a backdrop, Captain Owen met with a number Captain’s Prize Winners, Hamper Winners & Hole-In-One recipients to present their prizes belatedly.

To his surprise the Captain’s Prize Winner Dermott Bradshaw, who had received the Major trophy on the day, presented Captain Owen with a souvenir framed photo-collage of his Captain’s Day.


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Captains Loretto & Owen Finally Get To Drive …

After a torrid 2020 year for both Captains Loretto and Owen, including missing out on their ceremonial Captain’s Drive-In on St. Patrick’s Day, both Captains finally got to drive off the first tee together and play a 9-hole round in the winter sunshine on Wed 2nd December 2020 … the day after the course re-opened.

Their playing opposition was Vice Captain Jim Fitzgerald and Wednesday  Golf Society Captain John White.

The post-round picnic under the gazebo was not quite a Captain’s Dinner but it looks like the coffee was welcome on a cold December day.

Congratulations Loretto & Owen!


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Cameron Raymond wins his Tour Card

Congratulations to our Honorary Limited Member and former Newlands Junior Captain Cameron Raymond on winning his Tour Card at the PGA Europa Tour school on 16th October 2020.

Cameron shot an impressive 66 on Friday to finish 11 Under Par

Click here for PGA Europa Tour Leaderboard



Jake Whelan Wins Dundalk Scratch Cup

Congratulations to our very own Jake Whelan who won the Dundalk Scratch Cup on Sunday 13th September 2020.

Jake finished on six under after shooting two rounds of 69 on Sunday.

He won by five shots from Cian Geraghty and Aaron Edward-Hills with Robert Moran and Jack McDonnell a shot further back on level par.

Well done Jake, from all at Newlands Golf Club.

Past Captain Dermott Bradshaw wins Captain Owen’s Prize 2020

Congratulations to Past Captain Dermott Bradshaw,  the popular winner of Captain Owen Caugheys Prize 2020.

We had a superb day for great golf and the players didn’t disappoint. The sun shone from the first tee off at 9.00am to when the leading four qualifiers of Dermott Bradshaw, Paul Fox, Ian Mc Dunphy & Vice Captain Jim Fitzgerald drove at 2.00pm. You felt the winner was in that four ball.

The sunshine added to the day and the delicious burgers on the 10th tee helped to sustain body & soul. Despite the Covid-19 restrictions on using the clubhouse the members gathered round the gazebo to share beers, coffees, softdrinks, nibbles … and even some Christmas cake.

With Paul Errity, our Competition Secretary, beavering away on the results in the background in locked-down Kildare, the winner was declared around 6.30pm. Captain Owen presented Dermott with his fabulous Waterford Crystal prize on the putting green.

A formal presentation of all the Captain’s prizes to all the winners will be held at a future date once the restrictions have been lifted.

Honorable mention today went to Barry MacGabhann, a student member, who brought home an amazing 48 pts and to new member Peter Watt for a superb 39 pts on the day.

And well done to Jim McNeils who captured the Captain’s Plate

See photos below

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Golf Ireland Update … Slides & Video

At the Annual General Meetings of the GUI and ILGU in February 2020, delegates were presented an update on the Transition to Golf Ireland. The slides, presented by Chair Tim O’Connor and CEO Mark Kennelly, are now available for Clubs members.

Please click on the links below for more info:



WGS Christmas Party 2019

The Wednesday’s Golf Society hosted another spectacular Christmas Party in the Clubhouse on Sat 7th Dec 2019.

With over 140 party goers the event was “sold out” and the Clubhouse was hopping. Great music saw the floor come alive with dancers including WGS Captain Shay reliving his dance floor days with gusto!!

Spot prizes galore and Jim Walsh had every single table singing the 12 Day of Christmas from the rafters.

What a great night!

Can’t wait to do it all again next year!

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Trophies Night 2019

The big night of the year for our Club Trophy Winners was held on Saturday 5th October 2019.

Trophies were awarded for the Dr. Butler Scratch Cup (JAKE WHELAN), Cant Cup (CIARAN WYNNE), Foursomes Championship (DAVID ERRITY & MARK O’NEILL), Mixed Foursome (NIALL WYNNE & REBECCA CARROLL) as well as the Robinhood Cup (DERMOT PEAKIN), Huband Cup (MICHAEL TOBIN), Kellsboro Cup (ANDREW ERRITY) & Shamie Kelly Cup (MARK REDMOND). On the night we also presented Golfer of the Year (CIAN COGHLAN), Senior Championship (MARTIN LENEHAN) along with the 6 Monthly Medals for 2019 (CIARAN WYNNE, DONAL HOGAN, DAVID O’DONOGHUE, PAUL FLYNN, JOHN HEALY & DAVID O’DONOGHUE) and 6 Holes-in-One (STEPHEN COWZER, PAUL YOUNG, PAUL HIGGINS, JAMES BLANEY, JOHN GRIER & IAN HARPUR).

Thanks to all who attended and supported the night … including a special thanks to our Competition Secretary, Paul Errity, who organised every one of these competitions throughout the year and every single prize handed out on the night.

  Click here for the list of all prize winners at Newlands Trophies Night 2019

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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.


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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.


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