Roll of Honour

WINNERS OF TOURNAMENTS HELD AT THE CLUB

Current top professionals who won as amateurs at Cork GC; left: Graeme McDowell Irish Youths 1999. right: Shane Lowry Irish Close Championship 2007

Current top professionals who won as amateurs at Cork GC; left: Graeme McDowell Irish Youths 1999. right: Shane Lowry Irish Close Championship 2007

 

Professional
1932 Irish Open, Alf Padgham, Ashdown
1941 Irish PGA, Fred Daly, Balmoral
1959 Hennessy, Ernie Jones, Foxrock
1963 Irish PGA, Christy O’Connor
1964 Jeyes, Christy O’Connor
1965 Carrolls, Neil Coles, Coombe Hill
1968 RTV, Tommy Horton, Royal Jersey
1969 RTV, Peter Butler, Hartsbourne
1981 Carrolls matchplay, Eamonn Darcy
In addition Pro-Ams are held annually
Ladies amateur
Irish Close
1928 Mrs William Dwyer, Cork
1960 Philomena Garvey, Co Louth
1983 Claire Hourihane, Woodbrook
1995 Eileen Rose Power, Kilkenny
2002 Rebecca Coakley, Carlow
Home Internationals
1977 England
2012 England
Irish Stroke Play
2004 Tara Delaney, Carlow
Mens Amateur
Irish Close
1927 J. D. Mc Cormack, Hermitage
1933 John Burke, Lahinch
1951 Michael Power, Muskerry
1975 Martin O’Brien, New Ross
2007 Shane Lowry, Esker Hills
Munster Strokeplay Championship
2006 Connor Doran, Banbridge
2007 Niall Gorey, Muskerry
2008 Niall Gorey, Muskerry
2009 Pat Murray, Limerick
2010 Rory Leonard, Banbridge
2011 Niall Gorey, Muskerry
2012 Brian Casey, Headford
2013 Kieran McCarthy, Kinsale
2014 B. Anderson, Royal Dublin
2015 S. Carter, Royal Dublin
2016  C.Butler, Kinsale
Irish Youths
1983 Paul Murphy, Killarney
1999 Graeme McDowell, Rathmore
2003 C. Mills, Wales

Internationals

Tom Cleary

Tom Cleary

Cork Golf Club’s first golf international was in 1902 and since then many members have been honoured with caps at various grades. Our latest cap is Tom Cleary, a member of the Irish Senior team that retained the European Championship in Poland in September 2014.

 

 

INTERNATIONALS (with year of first cap in brackets)

Men :
Edward Dillon (1902),  Thomas Jennings (1902), Redmond Simcox (1930), Jimmy Bruen (1937), George Crosbie (1953),  John FitzGibbon (1955), Jimmy Bowen (1961), Ted Higgins (1966), Liam Higgins (1968), Hugh MacKeown (1973), Norman Baker (1975), Liam Lehane (1976), Denis O’Sullivan (1976),  Tom Cleary (1976), Pat Lyons (1986),  Niall Goulding (1988), Padraig Dooley (2002), Mervyn Owens (2003)

Ladies:
Aileen McCarthy (1952), Ann Heskin (1970), Claire Coughlan (1999), Gillian O’Leary (2007), Emma O’Driscoll (2013)

Senior men:
Peter Cowley 2001, Hugh MacKeown (2001), Tom Cleary 2009

Youths:
Robin Turnbull (1971), Niall Goulding (1986), Kieran O’Flaherty (1989), Padraig Dooley (1996), Gary O’Flaherty (1996),

Boys (from 1982):
Kevin Sheehan (1985), Gary O’Flaherty 1991, Mervyn Owens (1998), Ian O’Rourke (2009)

Girls :
Elizabeth Abernethy (1982), Miriam Abernethy (1984), Claire Coughlan (1999), R. Thompson (2016)

 

 Administration & team captaincies:
 Comdr. George Crosbie:  President G.U.I.  1938/42
 Redmond Simcox:  President G.U.I.  1950/2
 Miss Eileen Murphy  President I.L.G.U  1965/7
 Mrs Nell Bruen:  President I.L.G.U  1985/6
 George F. Crosbie:  Non-playing captain mens international team  1988/90
 Mrs Nell Bruen:  President L.G.U.  1989/91
 Miss Ann Heskin  President I.L.G.U.  2005/6
 Mrs Claire Coughlan-Ryan  Non-playing captain ladies international team  2012 & 2013

 

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP SUCCESSES BY CLUB MEMBERS

Members have had numerous successes in national championships and have been selected on both Walker and Curtis cup sides. Pictured right is Claire Coughlan, Irish Ladies Stroke Play Champion in 2003.

Dwyer, Bruen, O’Sullivan, O’Leary

Miss Stuart French
Irish Close 1921   –  Hermitage
Egyptian Ladies 1928  –  Egypt
Mrs William Dwyer 
Irish Close 1928  –  Cork GC
James Bruen 
British Boys 1936 –   Royal Birkdale
Irish Close Championship 1937 –   Ballybunion
Irish Close Championship 1938  –  The Castle
Irish Open leading amateur 1938 –   Portmarnock
Irish Amateur Open 1938 –   Newcastle
Walker cup 1938 –   St Andrews
British Open leading amateur 1939 –   St Andrews
British Amateur Championship 1946 –   Royal Birkdale
Walker Cup 1949 –   Winged Foot, US
Walker Cup 1951 –   Royal Birkdale
John Fitzgibbon    
Irish Amateur Open 1955  –  Newcastle
Denis O’Sullivan 
Irish Close Championship 1985  –  Westport
Irish amateur scratch cups  –  Seventy eight  wins
Senior Pro Tour 1990 – Present  –  Seven wins
Claire Coughlan     
Irish Close 1999 –   Carlow
Irish Strokeplay 2003 –   Rathsallagh
Curtis Cup 2004 –   Formby
British Amateur 2005 (finalist) –    Nairn
B&I Vagliano team 2005 –    Chantilly
Curtis Cup 2006 –   Oregon
Gillian O’Leary    
Portuguese championship 2004  –  Quinta de Cima

Exhibitions

Some leading world players of different eras have demonstrated their skills at Cork Golf Club.

 

Henry Cotton 1953 (on left) with Jimmy Bruen, George Crosbie & Tom Egan

Seve Ballesteros in 1983