We are delighted to offer an insight into golf that we seldom see, as three of our members recount their stories. John Murphy, Mark Healy and Robbie Walsh Jnr have kindly taken time out to write up a view from inside the ropes! Click here for the blog.
Carton House Honours National and Interprovincial Champions
On Friday the 1st of February 2019, the GUI hosted their Annual Dinner to honour Club and Inter-Provincial Champions at Carton House in Meath. Kinsale GC was strongly represented thanks to the historic success of the All Ireland winning Jimmy Bruen Team. Also in attendance were Cathal Butler, a member of victorious Munster Inter Provincial Championship team and Eoghan Cassidy, a member of victorious Boys Under 14 Munster Inter Provincial team. Special mention was also made for the achievements of John Murphy in 2018.
A huge thanks to all the players and the management teams for their achievements in 2018 and in helping to put Kinsale firmly in the national spotlight. This is only the beginning!
Roadstone Winter League Final
Many congratulations to the 15 teams that have qualified for the final, which will be held on Saturday 23rd of March weather permitting. Overall the competition was extremely well supported and a great thanks to everyone who participated. We would like to thank the sponsors Roadstone for their continued support. Also many thanks to Brian Doran & Ian Stafford for administering the results tables in a very timely and efficient manner.
Details of final day tee time and the draw will be made available closer to the day.
Jimmy Bruen Shield All Ireland Winners Well done to our All Ireland Winners! It was an incredible afternoon in Thurles, the drama was almost unbearable as the final match went down the 19th hole. Some of the press coverage: Irish ExaminerIrish Golf NewsKinsale GC Flickr
This year’s Pro Shop Challenge was the most successful to date, with the most spectators on the course and the highest amount of money raised to date. After just one day the photo gallery has 22,000 views – see https://www.aidanstaffordphotography.com/Pro-Shop-Challenge-111/n-XBZHPG/
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.