Author: Brendan O Sullivan

Newlands Juniors win Jim Creed Trophy

Jim Creed Trophy

Sun 3rd September 2017

The Jim Creed Trophy is an annual competition between Newlands Juniors and The Island Juniors.

It was played this year in Newlands Golf Club and Ryan Christian Hughes, the Newlands Junior Captain, accepted the trophy on behalf of the victorious Newlands team



Damien O’Driscoll Wins Beech Park Scratch Cup

Damien O’Driscoll hit top form on Sunday 27th August 2017 to win the Beech Park Scratch Cup.

Facing an excellent field of scratch golfers Damien parked his regular handicap of 2 and came home as the champion.

Congratulations Damien on a fantastic win!!

Karl O’Donnell’s 25th Anniversary as Newlands Pro

Karl O’Donnell was presented with Honorary Membership of Newlands Golf Club by President Gerry Errity  in the Clubhouse on Friday 4th August 2017.

The presentation was greeted by a heartfelt standing ovation from the members of Newlands and 25 Golf Professionals.

Click HERE to see photos of a wonderful evening

Jake Whelan in South of Ireland 2017

Jake Whelan proudly represented Newlands in The South Of Ireland 2017 at Lahinch, July 26th – 30th. Jake gave an exhibition of wonderful golf over 5 games and showed the rest of the country the excellent talent that Newlands members see day-in day-out.

In very challenging weather conditions on one of the toughest courses in the country, Jake came through the first two days of qualifying showing great form. He was drawn on the morning of Round 1 of the match play against Peter Kerr of Royal Portrush GC and triumphed after a marathon battle that went to the 25th hole. The players play 36 holes each day of the match play so Jake had a quick turnaround to face Stuart Grehan of Tullamore GC, one of the title favourites. This neck & neck match went to the 18th with Jake emerging victorious.

Saturday morning brought Round 3 of the match play and a draw against Robert Cannon of Balbriggan GC. The Newlands members and friends that supported Jake since Wednesday saw him bow out of the tournament at the end of his 5th game in 4 days.

Congratulations Jake, and caddie Ian Harbourne, on an excellent performance. You did Newlands proud.



The Super Seniors won a thrilling Final against Stackstown by 3-2 on Wednesday July 19th in Elm Park Golf Club. 

Congratulations to managers Noel Hickey & Bill Fogarty and all the team!!

Click here for photos.

Brian Elliott wins Captain Paddy Butler’s Prize

Brian Elliot was the worthy winner of Captain Paddy Butler’s Prize on 8th July 2017.
Brian held his nerve in a two-hole playoff against Vivian Giles after both players had tied on 140 shots over the two day competition.
Pictured: Brian Elliott and Captain Paddy Butler


Captain Paddy Butler & Eugene Hall Win Club Invitation

Captain Paddy Butler and Eugene Hall (Nass GC) had a birdie-laden score of 51 points to win the Club Invitation on Wed 5th July 2017.
The Club Invitation was very generously sponsored by Spirit Lillis O’Donell Ford who offered a prize of a brand new Ford Zetec for a Hole-In-One on the 9th hole.
Alas, no-one managed to collect on the day!
Pictured here, being presented with first prize, are Captain Paddy, Brian Lillis (sponsor) and Eugene Hall.

Captain Paddy Butler’s Prize – Qualifiers List

Captain Paddy had two excellent but different days for his qualifying weekend.
The top scorers from Saturday and Sunday have been announced and the Qualifiers List posted.

Click on this line of text to see the list of all the Qualifiers for Captain Paddy Butler’s Prize Final Day on Sat 8th July.

Peter & Ken win June WGS Invitational Fourball

Winners of the WGS Invitational Fourball (sponsored by Henry Costello Roofing) on 28th June 2017 with an excellent score of 47 points were Peter Thornberry and Ken Smyth.
Pictured are WGS Captain Paul Murray and Sponsor Henry Costello along with the happy prize winners

GUI One Governing Body

GUI would like to hear from Club Members aged between 25-40 regarding the One Governing Body initiative.

See below:

Dear Hon Sec/Club Communications Officer,

The GUI and the ILGU have made significant progress in the discussions around the creation of One Governing Body (OGB) for Golf in Ireland, since the Discussions began in November 2015.

The OGB Discussions Group will be consulting once again with affiliated clubs and officials but would also like to engage with a more focused segment of golfer. This consultation will ensure golfers/non-golfers falling into the age bracket of 25-40 will have their say and will help shape the draft proposal for OGB for Golf in Ireland.

People falling into this age category tend to be time poor and the DG would like to seek feedback from current and past golfers on how to develop the game and make it more attractive to this group. It is crucial that the OGB engages with people who have left the game due to a lack of time and other commitments.

The consultation meeting will be facilitated by Jane Williams, who is a highly experienced independent consultant. Jane will facilitate the meeting in a way which allows attendees to share open and honest feedback on the topics being discussed. Comments and thoughts shared by participants on the draft proposal will not be attributed back to any individual.

The separate dates and venues are listed below. Please follow the links below to register for one of the three sessions:

– Tuesday 11th July (6-8pm), Clontarf Golf Club:

– Monday 14th August (6-8pm), Strandhill Golf Club:

– Monday 21st August (6-8pm), Newtownstewart Golf Club:


Kind Regards,

Pat Finn (GUI, CEO)

Sinead Heraty (ILGU, CEO)


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