As the year draws to an end, we look forward to 2019 and remember back to the wonderful year that was. The fixture lists have now been released for 2019 and we all start again. The defence of the Bruen Shield starts at Blarney GC on the 11th May, with a match against Skibbereen.
The Barton Shield team will look to take their run a little further this year, commencing with a bye and playing the winners of Skibbereen and Mahon. This year the Barton Shield will be held at Kinsale, on the 13th an 14th of June. All the fixtures are at Team News.
Jimmy Bruen Shield All Ireland Winners
It was a fantastic day, with incredible golf seen. The Amateurs won on the day, but the real winners were the deserving causes. With a little push the amount raised could break the €5,000 – and that would be an incredible achievement. On behalf of Ger, Ian, Cathal and John I would like to thank all those who donated, the sponsors, the caddies and spectators for making the Challenge such a massive success.
The trials and tribulations of playing well and being in contention are documented by Team Barrett
Course Improvement Plan
Work on the course, as detailed in the development plan, continues as the weather permits. New bunkering on the 6th, 7th and 16th have made a terrific improvement, and will be well tested this coming season.
The comprehensive improvement plan has been submitted by Ken Kearney Golf Design. The plan is located on the Club Documents page.
Kinsale Golf Club has a long and distinguished history and can trace its origins back to 1880.
It is situated 5 kilometers from the Historic town of Kinsale and is just over 20 kilometers from Cork City. The course is in a rural setting and has stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It measures 6,935 yards and consists of two nine hole loops finishing at the Clubhouse. The Club has played host to major tournaments including the All Ireland Finals of the Cups & Shields in its Centenary year 2012. The Club has a full range of practice facilities including , 6 bay driving range, putting and chipping greens, Pro Shop and Catering facilities. Attractive Green Fee rates are available, click here for details.
Kinsale is the southernmost town on the Wild Atlantic Way. The town is known as the Gourmet Capital Of Ireland with a large selection of restaurants, cafes, bars and hotels to suit every budget. There are many sandy beaches nearby with sailing and fishing well catered for. It is an ideal location for those planning a golfing holiday.