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content 4 Letter to members 6 beaufort golf club One of the most beautiful places in Ireland


14 Douglas Golf Club Pure class on the outskirts of Cork City

20 QUIZ 22 Charleville Golf

Club’s Jamie O’Sullivan PGA Professional



As good as it gets in Ireland




Editor Diarmuid Sheehan · Photographer John Delea · Design by Doodle Creative · PUBlished by Irish Clubhouse Magazine Ltd.



his is the concluding edition for 2013 of Irish Clubhouse magazine and all-in-all we feel it has been a very good first year. After featuring 23 different clubs, six club professionals, two new styles of teaching golf, as well as running five quizzes, providing over 120 golfing quotes and displaying the contact details for over 90 different clubs we feel we provided a good service and entertainment to the members in Munster. We would like to thank golf club members who passed on their good wishes and comments to us over the year and we look forward to continuing to provide as good a service in year two. After what was a tough spring weather-wise, summer 2013 will go down as one of the best seasons for golf in Ireland over the past decade. Courses had a break from the dreaded rain but instead found themselves battling to keep their grass from burning up. However, not for the first time green-keepers and their dedicated staff battled against the elements and provided top-quality facilities throughout the long, hot and well overdue period of sunshine. While we may all look back at that period with fondness it is important to recognise that the club you are part of still needs your support and that paying customers over the autumn and winter periods can often be the difference between being above or below the magic breakeven point. Clubs’ need golfers to visit, play, eat and drink in their clubs, restaurants and bars and to their credit the clubs are responding to these needs by offering some sensational value. Anyone who is interested in playing clubs around Munster should visit the individual club’s websites or check out where you will find a full list of open-day rates from around the province. In this edition, we have taken the opportunity to post on our website the pictures of Captains’ Prize winners from around Munster that were sent to us.


Club golfers compete on a weekly basis against their courses, their fellow members and themselves and we feel their achievements deserve to be recognised. The Irish Clubhouse magazine is always happy to receive and publish pictures and stories from members. We all hear about what Tiger Woods is up to but we rarely find out about the achievements of our fellow members. Course records, holes-in-one, team victories, golfer of the year awards and junior golfing sensations are all topics that members of other clubs would like to know about. This is a small country and a smaller golfing community, so don’t be shy to brag about your club. Finally, on a personal level, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the advertisers and golf clubs that believed in this project from its conception and I look forward to working with them again in the future. Yours,

Diarmuid Sheehan

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Beaufort Golf Resort, 7km for Killarney, is a hidden gem. It has the X-Factor. Beaufort is an extremely friendly place where even golfers are forced to take a deep breath, step back and marvel at the magnificence of nature. Of course there are more spectacular places in the world for people to play golf but there are very few places where God himself would have to take a moment to admire his own handy work. Beaufort can’t boast a long golfing history on this site like some of the courses featured in 2013 but that’s not the point. The location is ideal, the course is superb, the scenery is spectacular and the welcome from manager Helen Clifford is second-to-none. Clifford and her team have a real can-do attitude, nothing is too much trouble for them as they aim to provide a top-class experience for visitors. Nestled at the base of Carrauntouhill, Ireland’s highest mountain, and part of the world famous MacGillycuddy Reeks which majestically surround the beautiful Killarney Valley. Beaufort Golf Resort is set amongst 200-year-old trees, 15th century castle ruins, two lakes and miles of rolling-meadows. pictured The beautiful clubhouse at Beauford Golf Club. Photographer: John Delea

The Course The 7004-yard parkland course is carved from natural terrain and is suited to all standards of golfer. Galvin Developments purchased Beaufort Golf Resort


in 2006, investing heavily in the golf course and completing significant re-modelling and upgrading works over the past few years. These works included the installation of lakes, the development of new holes, new tee boxes, fairway bunkering, mounding, planting and the installation of a water sprinkling irrigation system. Tom Mackenzie of Mackenzie Ebert, leading international golf architects was commissioned in early 2007 to complete a full redesign of the course. Their brief was to raise the standard of the playability and bring it up to championship design level to meet the needs of a full range of golfers who play Beaufort throughout the year. Over a period of 10 years, McKenzie was invited to advise on 27 of Golf World’s Top 50 courses, including six of the nine Open Championship venues - Royal St George’s,


Royal Troon, Royal Liverpool, Royal Birkdale, Carnoustie and Turnberry. A love of the landscape and deep appreciation of golf combine in McKenzie’s designs, creating courses that sit comfortably in their setting and which offer a wealth of shot-making permutations, particularly around the greens. His natural philosophy is that the best golf courses make the most of the site’s existing features and work with the landform. “All golfers love to play golf in beautiful places and Beaufort sits rightfully amongst Ireland’s most scenic courses overlooking the spectacular McGillycuddy Reeks,” McKenzie said. “We have tried to make full use of the site’s natural resources in our renovation programme and feel sure that the resort will establish itself as a firm favourite for players of all levels.”

McKenzie’s appreciation of scenery is well-known in the golfing world and his endorsement of Beaufort as a natural beauty speaks volumes for the course.

History Beaufort Golf Course is part of the Churchtown Estate, the centre piece of which is the Georgian house built in 1740 by Sir Roland Blennerhassett. The estate was bought in 1860 by James MacGillycuddy Magill who turned it into one of the largest dairy farms of its time in the southwest region. It remained that until recent times. James’s grandson and great grandsons closed the farm in the early nineties and

above and below Top. Golf shop caters for all a golfer’s needs and a tasteful bar to relax in after a great day on the course.

pictured Is golf played in a more beautiful place in ireland?

with the help of golf architect Arthur Spring, developed Beaufort Golf Course which was officially opened in 1995. The golf course, and a large part of the estate, was sold to Galvin Developments in 2006 who have now redeveloped it into one of the finest parkland courses in the southwest region. The ruins of 15th century Castle Core, whose ruins stand beside the 15th green, was designed as a square tower house. Castle Core (castle of the round hill) was built circa 1480 by the MacGillycuddy’s, a branch of the O’Sullivan Mo’r clan. Fearing it would have been taken by the English forces Donagh MacGillycuddy burnt the castle in 1641 but restored it in 1660. Donagh went on to become High Sheriff of Kerry in 1687. The castle was abandoned by Donagh’s son Denis in 1696 when he married into the Blennerhasset family in nearby Killorglin Castle. The stone of Castle

Core was taken to build the Georgian house which is currently on the grounds of Beaufort Golf Resort.


area. Alternatively enjoy a day climbing Carrauntouhill, the highest mountain in Ireland, engage in some salmon and trout fishing on the River Laune or sea angling in nearby Cromane and Rossbeigh or simply stroll through the streets of Killorglin and Killarney with their many restaurants, cafes and craft shops.

Beaufort Golf Resort is situated only a mile from Beaufort village, which lies just off the famous Ring of Kerry tourist route and just a few kilometres from the towns of Killarney, Killorglin and Tralee. There are many famous local attractions situated close to the resort with something to suit everyone -from non-golfers, to families and outdoor enthusiasts.


Local activities include day trips through the world-famous Gap of Dunloe, boat trips on the Lakes of Killarney or bike riding and horse riding through the Black Valley. For the more extreme sports enthusiasts, there is mountain biking, rock climbing and canoeing also available in the local

Beaufort Golf Resort has all the facilities one would expect from a modern golf development, whilst still embracing a traditional, warm and friendly atmosphere, something it is very much renowned for. Facilities


Even more beautiful at dusk.

• pictured The practice green is overlooked by some of God’s best work.

include a bar and restaurant, which opens 7 days a week from March to September. The Bar and Restaurant open onto a courtyard with ample seating and panoramic views of the magnificent Mac Gillycuddy’s Reeks. This is the perfect location to relax and sample the locally sourced cuisine and enjoy a beverage after a leisurely round of golf. Other facilities include an excellent putting and practice green, changing room facilities, pro-shop and a large car park. Beaufort Golf Resort is in close proximity to a wide range of accommodation, from 5-Star Hotels to local B&B’s, guesthouses and self-catering options. Whatever yourpreference, rest assured there is something nearby to suit all tastes and budgets.

Kilometres) along this road take a left hand turn for Beaufort Village. Cross Beaufort Bridge and take the next right turn into Beaufort Village where you will see a sign for Beaufort Golf Club. Continue straight along this road for approximately two miles until you see the sign for Beaufort Golf Club. For information on green fees, memberships and group and corporate fees, contact Beaufort Golf Resort. • • • • •

Beaufort | Killarney | Co. Kerry | Ireland tel: +353 (0) 64 6644440 fax: +353 (0) 64 6644752 email: web:

Beaufort Golf Resort possesses an unforgettable uniqueness and golf experience that will stay with you for years to come.

How to find it. From Killarney head west and follow the road signs for Killorglin and the Ring of Kerry. Approximately four miles (seven


right Helen Clifford. Club manager

Green Fees Dromoland challenges at every opportunity in one of the most remarkable settings the game has known. The course is available to groups and corporate events and offers a range of packages to suit individual needs. Visitors can enjoy the informal setting of the Club House or the splendid formality of the Castle after their round of golf. For groups of 12 players and over, why not give your game a new challenge with our spectacular society green fee rates.


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Special Offers/ Open Days Summer/Winter specials include the mid week steak special offer green fees followed by a steak meal in the Fig Tree Restaurant for only €59.00 per person. Sunday Special available every Sunday after 12 noon; play Dromoland Golf for half price on green fees - €39.00 per person! Open Singles take place every Friday for male GUI card holders for €35.00 per person.

Play and Stay at the Inn at Dromoland • • •

1 night Dinner B&B and 2 golf – Minimum of 20 rooms - €110pp 1 night Dinner B&B and 2 golf – Minimum of 10 rooms - €120pp 1 night Dinner B&B and 2 golf – Minimum of 6 rooms - €130pp

golfing quotes “Every golfer can expect to have four bad shots in a round and when you do, just put them out of your mind. This, of course is hard to do when you’ve had them and your not even off the first tee “ (Walter Hagen) “You can make a lot of money in this game. Just ask my exwives. Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.” (Lee Trevino)

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place this world is when one is playing golf. (Robert Lynd) Golf, like the measles, should be caught young, for, if postponed to riper years, the results may be serious. (P.G. Wodehouse, A Mixed Threesome, 1922) Golf is a game that is played on a five-inch course - the distance between your ears. (Bobby Jones)

“These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow. “ (Sam Snead)

Golf is like a love affair. If you don’t take it seriously, it’s no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart. (Arthur Daley)

“The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can’t improve your lie.” (George Deukmejian) “The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. “ (Billy Graham)

The number of shots taken by an opponent who is out of sight is equal to the square root of the sum of the number of curses heard plus the number of swishes. (Michael Green, The Art of Coarse Golf, 1975) If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out. (Paul Gallico)

Love and putting are mysteries for the philosopher to solve. Both subjects are beyond golfers (Tommy Armour)

Golf is like an 18-year-old girl with big boobs. You know it’s wrong but you can’t keep away from her. (Val Doonican)

Eighteen holes of match or medal play will teach you more about your foe than will 18 years of dealing with him across a desk. (Grantland Rice)


Forget your opponents; always play against par. (Sam Snead)


One of the most fascinating things about golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what you shoot - the next day you have to go back to the first tee and begin all over again and make yourself into something. - Peter Jacobsen If profanity had an influence on the flight of the ball, the game of golf would be played far better than it is.

I’ve spent most of my life golfing - the rest I’ve just wasted (Unknown author.)

(Horace G. Hutchinson) They say golf is like life, but don’t believe them. Golf is more complicated than that.

I can airmail the golf ball, but sometimes I don’t put the right address on it. (Jim Dent)

(Gardner Dickinson) What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive. (Arnold Palmer) Fifty years ago, 100 white men chasing one black man across a field was called the Ku Klux Klan. Today it’s called the PGA Tour. (Author uncertain, attributed to Alex Hay) Man blames fate for other accidents but feels personally responsible for a hole in one. (Martha Beckman) If your opponent is playing several shots in vain attempts to extricate himself from a bunker, do not stand near him and audibly count his strokes. It would be justifiable homicide if he wound up his pitiable exhibition by applying his niblick to your head. (Harry Vardon)

”Actually, the only time I ever took out a one-iron was to kill a tarantula. And it took a seven to do that. ” - Jim Murray

Drugs are very much a part of professional sports today, but when you think about it, golf is the only sport where the players aren’t penalized for being on grass. (Bob Hope)





Cork is very fortunate when it comes to Golf. It has a wonderful array of courses that are crying out to be played all year round. One of those top courses is Douglas. Situated in the beautiful area known as Maryborough, this course is a must visit for those looking to expand their horizons and play the best courses Ireland has to offer.

pictured Splendid surroundings of Douglas Golf Club.


above Pro shop has all the top brands Below Tranquil surrounds of the clubhouse bar.

six times British Open winner, Harry Vardon and club professional John Mc Namara (formerly of Muskerry Golf Club) in 1909. Prior to the club even opening its doors, The Irish Field stated in an article that “250 men have applied for membership, and the limit for ladies has been almost reached.” While the club had tremendous success in the early years there was to be trouble around the corner as in 1921 the clubhouse burned to the ground and all club records for the first few years were lost. The club’s proximity to the bustling suburb of Douglas also means that it is easy to sample some of the delights that this famous village has to offer or take the short taxi ride into the city and experience one of Europe’s most vibrant little cities. Douglas is one of those courses that tickles the senses every time you visit. Its variation in challenges, mixed with splendid views, means it is a venue that you are unlikely to forget in a hurry. However, as we all know, golf clubs are more than just courses, these days they need to provide both members and visitors with the full array of golfing and associated services. In the case of Douglas there is no doubt once you


enter the gates you are going to be satisfied on all counts.

HISTORY Douglas is a golf club with a long and distinguished history in both provincial and national golf. After celebrating its 100th birthday the club goes from strength to strength. After opening its doors in 1910 the local institution that was The Cork Examiner reported: “Douglas Golf Club is doing much for the popularity of the game in Cork and within a brief period it can be safely predicted it will be one of the most flourishing institutions in the country.” Douglas Golf Club was initially marked out by

It took the club almost four years to get a new clubhouse, with the new facility opening its doors on 23 May 1925. In 1924 Dr Alister MacKenzie, regarded by many as the finest golf closures architect in the history of the game, drew up plans for a redesign of the course which was completed and in play by mid 1926. There was another grand opening 41 years later when the impressive extension to the clubhouse was open. Since that day the club has

right One of douglas Golf Club’s world-class greens. below General Manager Conor O’Brien.

blossomed and despite restricting the sale of golf balls to members during the emergency (one every two months) the club has become one of the must-play venues in Munster. Never a club to stand still Douglas went about a redesign in 1998 with Peter McEvoy providing the vision on this occasion. This came about because the club wanted to utilise additional land and make the course more challenging. It was also hoped the redesign would allow the staff set up a course to challenge top players. Consideration was also given to testing all handicap ranges and these objectives have all been well and truly achieved. All greens have been built to USGA specification and this construction method has produced excellent putting surfaces with 12-month playing conditions. The views from the clubhouse are some of the most panoramic in the country. Douglas Golf Club has a reputation for being a very friendly club and visitors are assured of a ”céad míle fáilte” - however to avoid disappointment bookings should be made in advance. Societies are always welcome and attractive group rates are available. It is fair to say that what has come out of 104 years of work in Douglas is a beautifully maintained, very flat, parkland course which is

a joy to visit and play and is a credit to the hard work of course superintendent peter morris and his staff.

Achievements It has to be said that Douglas Golf Club is much more than just a course and a clubhouse. More than anything it is the members and their achievements. Douglas has a proud history with some magnificent feats being achieved by its members down through the years. Perhaps it was the fire back in 1921 and the loss of those early records that has instilled a real pride in their record keeping but the end result is that Douglas can now boast a wonderfully recorded history. The club has had many achievements on both the provincial and national stage as well as boasting administrators at the highest levels. Down through the years the club has had the honour of having presidents of both the ILGU and the GUI.

THE PRO SHOP Every person that enters the pro shop in Douglas is assured of a warm welcome from PGA Professional Stephen Hayes or his assistant professional Dave Barry. The duo cater for all the requirements of the modern day golfer - whether it’s a golfing lesson, prizes for a society, clothing

or if you want to change your clubs for a new custom fitted set, Stephen or Dave will be delighted to assist you. Head professional Stephen Hayes hails from Ballincollig and played his amateur golf in Lee Valley Golf Club. The highlight was representing Munster in the Boys Interprovincial matches in 2000. Stephen turned professional in April 2003, working as assistant professional to Paddy O’Boyle in Bandon Golf Club. In September 2005 he moved to Rathsallagh Golf Club to work as assistant professional at the Brendan McDaid Golf Academy. Stephen graduated as a fully qualified member of the PGA two years later and remained at the Brendan McDaid Golf Academy, both in Rathsallagh and Carlow Driving range, until Feb 09. In June 2009 Stephen took up the position of Head PGA Professional in Kilkea Castle Golf Club in Kildare before moving back to Cork in March 2010 to take up his current post at Douglas Golf Club. It is Stephen’s aim to take all the experience he has gained from working with two of Ireland’s leading golf professionals and provide a quality retail and teaching service to members and visitors.


pictured Stunning pair of Douglas greens.

Stephen may be the head professional but it is far from a one man show, as he has at his shoulder assistant professional Dave barry. Another native Cork man (Ballinlough), Dave worked in Mahon golf Club for eight year prior to joining douglas recently. Dave has had a very exciting and successful amateur career with his personal highlight being part of the All Ireland Junior Foursomes team in 2003 which claimed Mahon’s first and only national title. He, like his mentor Stephen, is continuing to learn his trade after turning PGA pro by working at Douglas. Brian`s amateur career highlights include winning Munster titles in both Barton Shield and Senior Cup before going on to win the Irish Senior Cup in 2010 with Bandon in what was his last game as an amateur. Brian also won the Douglas Senior Scratch Cup in 2010. He has also gained representative honours for Munster in both boys and more recently with the senior interprovincial team in 2010. Call into them in the pro shop where a wide variety of items are for sale, with all the top


makes of clubs, balls, shoes and clothing available at very competitive prices. If you need any help call Stephen on 021 4367208.

RESTAURANT Gerard Cronin joined the team in Douglas in January 2010 from his position as head chef in a popular Cork city restaurant. His extensive experience in the catering business has been gained over the past 25 years. Gerard looks forward to welcoming members, guests and visitors to the dining room where excellent food is served in a convivial atmosphere from 11.00am each day (earlier by arrangement). There is an extensive bar menu available throughout the day with the splendid dinner menu in the evenings. Sunday lunch is also very popular in the club and has become a weekly staple for many in the club. All visitors to the dining room will find staff members Sharon and Cassie providing a high level of courteous service. Why not consider Douglas Golf Club for your next function whether business, family or social? A varied and competitively priced bar, a-la-carte, society and functions menu is available. Call Ger on 021 4895297.

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Ph: 021 4895297 Ph: 021 4369800 Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 pm Email:

Send your inquiries to: Douglas Golf Club, Maryborough Hill, Douglas, Cork.

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9 Hole Rules Quiz

autumn/winter 2013 HOLE 1 Kevin is a little nervous on the first tee. In making a stroke he just touches the ball and no more with his driver and the ball falls off the tee. He picks the ball up, re-tees it and plays out the hole. What is the ruling? Kevin incurs a penalty of one stroke. Kevin incurs a penalty of two strokes. Kevin is disqualified. HOLE 2 Shona pushes her drive right and her ball lands in thick rough. Whilst searching for her ball Shona accidentally stands on it. There is no penalty. Shona incurs a penalty of one stroke for moving her ball and the ball is played as it lies. Shona incurs a penalty of one stroke for moving her ball and the ball must be replaced. HOLE 3 Kevin searches for his ball in the rough for two minutes, finds it and leaves the area to get a club to play the ball. When he returns, he is unable to find his ball. How long does now have to find the ball? Three minutes Five minutes Two minutes HOLE 4 Kevin plays his tee-shot to the green. Shona does likewise. Shona then asks Kevin what club he used. What is the ruling? Shona is penalised two strokes for asking for advice There is no penalty


Kevin would incur a penalty if he told Shona what club he used HOLE 5 Kevin’s ball lies in a bunker. He casually throws the rake into the bunker for use after his stroke and accidentally causes his ball to move in the process. Kevin replaces the ball. What is the ruling? There is no penalty Kevin is penalised one stroke for causing his ball to move and two strokes for throwing the rake into the bunker Kevin is penalised one stroke for causing his ball to move but there is no penalty for throwing the rake into the bunker HOLE 6 Shona has a short putt for a par. Holding the flagstick in one hand she holes the short putt, gripping the putter with her other hand. What is the ruling? There is no penalty Shona is penalised two strokes Shona is disqualifie HOLE 7 Kevin’s ball comes to rest on the fringe, just off the putting green. Shona then plays her approach shot to the putting green which creates a pitch-mark in front of Kevin’s ball. The pitch mark is not on the putting green. As Kevin wishes to putt the ball, he asks if he can repair the pitch-mark. W hat is the ruling?

21 QUESTION 1 Answer: Kevin incurs a penalty of one stroke. Explanation: Kevin incurs a penalty of one stroke. When Kevin made a stroke, the ball was in play. When he lifted the ball, he incurred a penalty of one stroke under Rule 18-2a and was required to replace it. However, when the player made a stroke at the re-teed ball, he effectively played a ball under penalty of stroke and distance (see Rule 27-1a). This procedure overrides Rule 18-2a and, therefore, the penalty under Rule 18-2a does not apply. See Decision 18-2a/2. QUESTION 2 Answer: Shona incurs a penalty of one stroke for moving her ball and the ball must be replaced. Explanation: Shona incurs a penalty of one stroke for moving her ball and the ball must be replaced. In searching for a ball the player may touch or bend long grass, bushes and so on, but only to the extent necessary to find and identify the ball (Rule 12-1). If the player stands on her ball then she will be deemed to have moved it and must replace the ball. Although the player must replace her ball, in practice, as the original lie of the ball is not known and the exact spot where the ball lay is not determinable, the ball must be dropped as near as possible to where it lies. See Rule 18-2a. QUESTION 3 Answer: Three minutes. Explanation: Kevin is permitted to search for the remaining three minutes of the five-minute search period. See Decision 27/3. QUESTION 4 Answer: There is no penalty Explanation: There is no penalty to either player. As both players had played their shots to the green, discussing the club used to make the stroke will not counsel or influence the player in determining his play of that stroke. See Decision 8-1/7. QUESTION 5 Answer: Kevin is penalised one stroke for causing his ball to move but there is no penalty for throwing the rake into the bunker. Explanation: Kevin is penalised one stroke for moving his ball at rest and the ball must be replaced. However, there is no penalty for throwing the rake into the bunker. In this case, throwing the rake into the bunker was the same as placing it and placing a rake in the bunker is permissible. See Decision 13-4/21.

flagstick from the hole and the ball does not strike the flagstick, there is no penalty. If the ball were to strike the flagstick, a breach of Rule 17-3a would occur. See Decision 17-1/5. QUESTION 7 Answer: In equity (Rule 1-4), Kevin may repair the pitch-mark since it was created after his ball came to rest. Explanation: Kevin may in equity repair the pitch-mark since it was created after his ball came to rest. A player is entitled to the lie which his stroke gave him. If the pitch-mark was there before Kevin’s ball came to rest, he is not entitled to relief without penalty. See Decision 13-2/8. QUESTION 8 Answer: Since neither player can identify a ball as their own, both balls were lost. Explanation: Since neither Kevin nor Shona could identify a ball as their own, both balls were lost. See Definition of Lost Ball and Decision 27/10. This underlines the advisability of the player putting an identification mark on the ball. QUESTION 9 Answer: Shona must continue with her second ball. Explanation: By playing a second ball from the tee, Shona put another ball into play and this rendered her original ball automatically lost. As there was a chance that her original ball may have been out of bounds, Shona could have played a provisional ball; however, when playing a provisional ball it is necessary to (i) inform your opponent, marker or fellow-competitor that you are going to do so, and (ii) play it before going forward to search for your original ball. When informing your opponent, marker or fellow-competitor that you are going to play a provisional ball, you must say that it is a provisional ball or make it clear that you are proceeding under Rule 27-2a. Phrases such as “I’ll play another” or “that might be lost” are not good enough.

QUESTION 6 Answer: There is no penalty. Explanation: Provided Shona has removed the

Kevin must select which ball to play since both balls were lying in the same area and one of the balls must be his Since it is not possible to identify which ball belongs to which player, they must decide by lot Since neither player can identify a ball as their own, both balls were lost Kevin is not entitled to repair the pitchmark In equity (Rule 1-4), Kevin may repair the pitch-mark since it was created after his ball came to rest Shona may repair the pitch-mark for Kevin without penalty

HOLE 9 Shona hits her second shot and she is not sure if it has gone out of bounds or not and so she plays another ball. She walks forward and finds her original ball in play. What is the ruling?

HOLE 8 Kevin and Shona hit their tee shots into the same area. Both balls were found but, because Kevin and Shona were playing identical balls and neither had put an identification mark on the ball, they could not determine which ball was which. What is the ruling?

Shona must continue with her original ball. Shona must continue with her second ball. Shona may choose which ball to continue with


Jamie o’ sullivan PGA Professional at Charleville golf Club

However, Jamie is much more than that. The Glounthaune-born golfer has been steeped in the game since he was a child and managed to carry a child-like enthusiasm for the game into adulthood. This has enabled him to make a career from the game he loves. “I wanted to be a Tour Pro when I was growing up,” said O’Sullivan, who added: “I went straight into the golf industry from school and would certainly like to remain in it for as long as I enjoy it, but would never rule out anything, as life is too short to cement yourself in one industry or another.” O’Sullivan’s draw to the game came thanks to a mixture of geography and genetics as the current professional at Charleville Golf Club outlined.


“I grew up in golfing heaven at Cork Golf Club. My father Denis, was a top amateur of his time and I used to spend every weekend either playing myself or caddying for him in scratch cups, senior cups and Barton shields.” “My father was the major influence on my early golfing career. We used to travel with his great friends Tom Cleary, Pat Lyons and Peter Crowley to all the scratch cups and I loved the craic they had and how competitive and successful they were. They lived for golf and they were very good at it. This enthusiasm rubbed off on me from day one. From that point on, all I wanted to be was a Tour Pro - and I wish I knew then what I do now, then I might have had a better chance. Having said that I am very happy with the way things have turned out in my career.”

“There is great enjoyment in working at Charleville Golf Club. Of course there are plenty challenges to keep you on your toes and it can be difficult but most industries are from time to time. I believe the positives outweigh any negatives at a golf club, how you handle them will be a telling factor in progressing in any industry and golf is no exception. I always wanted to become a golf professional so I consider myself lucky to be working in my dream job.” Not content with just fulfilling the role of a club pro, Jamie has established the JOS Golf

traits, whether tall and thin, short and stocky, strong or weak and old or young. For these reasons each person’s swing has a different angle of attack, giving the golf ball a different flight high or low and fade or draw. I work with the individual to have a consistent set up with sound basic fundamentals and then try and keep the ball flight under control, not for example a flight that sores way up into the air and always cuts 50 yards giving up 30 yards, distance.” “A person who wants the most out of their golf equipment should also be custom fitted to find clubs that maximise their potential and minimize their faults, a must for every golfer. I don’t believe in hitting shots into a screen (like big retail stores) as I don’t feel the information is always accurate, I like to see the flight of the ball so we can be confident in our club choice. You don’t go into a shoe shop for a pair of size 11 and go home with a pair of size nine.”

On the face of it, Jamie O’Sullivan is like many other PGA professionals plying their trade in the clubs around Munster. Talented, dedicated and professional. Jamie ticks all the boxes.

Academy which is, along with the pro shop, located on-site in Charleville. The academy has all the equipment that one would have thought is only available to the elite players and the proprietor is only too happy to use his state-of-the-art technology to pass on his expertise to both the average and the more advanced player. “Together with Charleville Golf Club and its members we constructed and opened the JOS Golf Academy in December 2009. The facility hosts all the latest in teaching and custom fitting equipment for both the long and short game.” “My own ideals in teaching are that everyone has their own individual swings, simply because of their individual physical

Over the last few years junior coaching has been very successful but through my work with The Titleist Performance Institute I will be introducing a more fun element to the game that will help kids learn the skills for golf through fun games, sometimes not even golf based. Kids need to be entertained while learning. It is a fantastic safe game to play and I believe this new approach will be beneficial to both their golf and also their general attitudes towards learning.” When one meets Jamie what is immediately evident is his commitment to the game of golf, to Charleville Golf Club and the JOS Golf Academy. His teaching style is a mixture of traditional innovative and his ability is to improve one’s game is unquestionable. For anyone looking to bring their game to the next level then a visit to the JOS Golf Academy in Charleville would be just the ticket. If you mention the Irish Clubhouse magazine then Jamie will is sure to give you some of his five star treatment.

Jamie’s pop quiz Working week? I work Tuesday to Sunday each week and as in any leisure industry we work harder and longer in the Summer months, as the winters can be bleak, long and financially tough.

Major challenges facing clubs and their professionals? Clubs are struggling to keeping members, and attract new ones. The GUI has to stand up to the NAMA-type memberships, offering full GUI handicaps for small money. This is driving well-established golf clubs into the ground. You have to understand that a club’s budget for the year ahead depends primarily on member’s subscriptions, and without this money services will be cut back and courses will fall into disrepair. This causes a vicious circle that will lead to a fall in members again. Things that annoy you? One of the major issues is people making appointments for lessons and not turning up without any notification. It not only makes it difficult to make a living but it also block others from using our facilities. Initiatives you or your team have put in place over last few years to keep your club on the right path? We have established new membership levels to entice new members to join the club. We have targeted local sporting clubs and businesses and actively gone out and met with these groups to advertise and promote our club and services to the public, we have also embraced social media. Best moment you had while doing your job? It would be the 2008 Fred Daly team reaching the AllIreland final, without doubt the best junior group I have worked. Each and everyone of them were willing to learn and there was a great team spirit in that group. I can’t take all the credit as I did inherit the team from Dave Keating early that year. Toughest moment in your job? Managing the economic turndown over the last few


years, stocking correctly while keeping items people want - at times robbing Peter to pay Paul. Do you think juniors are better now than they used to be in the past. If so why? I believe that nowadays juniors get things too easy and do not work enough for what they get, if things go wrong they tend to give up easily and not persevere to improve. The vast majority lack the personality and flair that great golfers once possessed. I do think that with all the modern technology in teaching, custom fitting and golf fitness we should be producing better players. I just wonder is the fun taken out of golf for better juniors and does it become a chore rather than a passion. There is no doubt that golfers are reaching greater heights at a younger age but for every one that makes it, hundreds give up the game due to frustration. Best course you ever played? I would have to say Portmarnock, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Waterville etc. I just love links golf and I can’t just pick one, as they each have their own individual characteristics that I love. Favourite ball? Titleist Pro V1 Fav set of clubs? Ping i20 irons, currently in my bag.


If you were not the Pro of your club then in what club would you like to be pro? I would like to be in one of the links resort courses as I have a great fondness for links and would love meeting new people every day from all parts of the world. A nice country club in Florida would be very appealing to me, the great weather would also help. Best player you ever saw in real life? Tiger Woods up close and personal in the late 90s at Portmarnock was amazing. It was just before the Open and his partner for the day was David Duval in his prime. What a day. Best amateur? My father, he was fairly impressive, and improved with age. Noel Fox was probably the best striker, with Eddie Power the best putter and my father was the best scrambler. Up-and-coming players you think we may see more of in the future? Out of our current stock at the golf course I would have to pick Conor Slevin, Jonathon O’ Brien and Ciarån Carey. These three have the potential to progress but without the correct practice and attitude this potential will not prosper.



Dungarvan Golf Club is a Championship Parkland course located 4km outside the town of Dungarvan, County Waterford, is adjacent to Dungarvan Bay and set against the backdrop of the Comeragh Mountains. This attractive and excellently maintained course including 7 lakes has been architecturally designed to challenge all levels of golfer. Members and visitors comment on the excellent course in a lovely setting, and the warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere that is always felt. The club moved to its current location during the early 90s and celebrated it’s 20th Anniversary this year. The course is an 18 hole, par 72, championship golf course that runs to 6688 yards in length Societies take full advantage of the preferential group rates, and Secretary/Manager Irene Lynch is always glad to facilitate individuals and groups who want to arrange their golf at Dungarvan. The Course is carefully maintained by Course Superintendent Anthony Morrissey. Tom Daly renowned local chef provides excellent bar and catering facilities and the Club has a fully stocked Pro Shop run by PGA Professional and Waterford County Coach David Hayes. Dungarvan Golf Club offer significant savings particularly if you watch out ONLINE for the latest REDUCED RATES/ SPECIAL OFFERS. Presently subject to internet booking availability the Club are offering a reduced Weekday rate of €20p.p. with some bonus times of ‘4 FOR THE PRICE OF 3 SPECIAL ONLY €60’. At weekends they offer a reduced rate of €30p.p. with some bonus times of 4 FOR THE PRICE OF 3 SPECIAL ONLY €90.

New members to Dungarvan Golf Club are always welcome, a special Introductory Membership Offer is available for 2013.

Visitors can also avail of • EARLY BIRD GOLF OFFER just €12 before 10a.m. Monday to Friday. • GOLF + 10oz SIRLOIN STEAK €34 Monday to Friday. • TWILIGHT GOLF OFFER after 6p.m. Monday to Sunday, Golf and a pint only €15. • SUPER SUNDAY greenfee only €15. • Internet pre-booking essential, all offers subject to availability. Early booking is advisable for the Club’s popular OPEN DAYS always sure to have a busy timesheet. • Every Monday: Open Ladies and Gents Seniors €10 entry • Every Thursday: Open Gents Singles Golf & Grill €25 entry • October Bank Holiday Open Weekend: Singles events for ladies and gents Friday 25th to Monday 28th October, €20 entry. Online booking is available to visitors, and the club website at has all the details, whether about Open Competitions, applying for membership (introductory special offers available), classics, and green-fee and society rates. New members to Dungarvan Golf Club are always welcome, a Special Introductory Membership Offer is available for 2014.

Dungarvan Golf Club, Knocknagranagh, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

T 058 43310 F 058 44113 email: website:


DRIVE FOR DOUGH’ 20th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS The family fun day to co-inside with the club clubs 20th anniversary celebrations was a resounding success on Saturday 10th August. In pleasant conditions various events took place, 9 holes scramble, bouncy castles, face painting, chipping and putting competitions all of which were enjoyed immensely, particularly by the younger generation. Members, visitors, families and friends in attendance on the day were treated to a tasty BBQ served up by Tom Daly and staff. Live entertainment was provided by local band ‘FUSE’ and Kieran O’ Connor provided exciting commentary on the main event the day the ‘Drive for Dough’. Amid great anticipation celebrity golfer John McHenry and Waterford Hurler Paul Flynn did the honours by hitting 10 golf balls into a massive grid on the 18th fairway to determine the winners of the €5,000 prize fund.


LEFT Elm Park winners of the girls U19 Inter-clubs at West Waterford Golf Club

WEST WATERFORD GOLF CLUB Set in in the beautiful Brickey Valley, the gently rolling fairways are now guarded by thirty-foot native hardwood trees and all the nuances of the Hackett design are coming to the fore. Highly regarded as an outstanding test of golf for all standard of player, the back nine dominated by the Brickey River calls for a high degree of accuracy and skill. Over the last twenty years, a strong and loyal membership has built up with particular emphasis on the juniors. Indeed, it is the juniors that have made West Waterford a household name in Irish Golf, with no fewer than six Irish titles to their credit. Three players from the club have represented Ireland at all levels. Another wonderful asset and welcome haven of relief at the end of your round, is the beautifully appointed Tuscany Style Clubhouse which many have commented on the unique atmostphere and warmth that abounds within. Green fees for both individuals and groups are available at very competitive rates.

RIGHT Photo is Ulster Team who won the Boys U15 Interprovincials at West Waterford Golf Club

“Best Value in Ireland” Dermot Gileece Golf Correspondant. AUTUMN OPEN Every Wednesday, Ladies/Gents, Entry €15

A WINTER SPECIAL 4 Golf & 2 Buggies, €100 Special Distance Membership Available Enquiries to office 058 43216


ABOVE From Left Eddie Stack Captain West Waterford Golf Club, Winner Kevin LeBlanc (The Island), Ivor McCandless President GUI, Justin Spratt President West Waterford Golf Club and Eileen Harty Lady Captain West Waterford Golf Club.

Bank Place, Mallow Tel: 022-21588



pictured The challenging par-3 18th in Mallow.


For many years Mallow Golf Club has been considered one of the top golf venues in Munster.


pictured Splitting the first fairway

Surrounded by beautiful countryside and breathtaking scenery, the course is a mixture of challenging and creative holes that will test the beginner, the experienced and the scratch golfers. Committed to both maintaining the golf course in the best possible condition and to offering members and guests the best possible standards in all of the services available, Mallow Golf Club management and staff have created what is now regarded as one of the best courses in Munster. This par 72 parkland course will make sure that all 14 clubs in your bag will get at least one opportunity to shine, as the course is a mixture of long and short par 3s, a top-class selection of par 4s and some sensational par 5s that are waiting to reward the brave and punish the foolish. Designed by J D Harris, this exceptionally maintained course is a place of tranquillity with the undulating tree-lined fairways transporting the golfer from tee to green. The layout requires much thought to be given to shot placement for


approaches to be rewarded. The short holes, in particular, are superb, especially the 2nd which has managed to put a dent in many a talented golfer’s ego. While the course has rightly received many plaudits over the years it is on the greens that the major improvements have been made in Mallow. Golf courses are supposed to be like fine wines, if cared for correctly they should improve with age and this analogy is never more apt than when one considers Mallow Golf course. The tremendous work that has gone into the course over the past decade has produced fairways that are sublime and greens that are as fast and as true-rolling as any of the world-class courses on this island. At the time this article was written (August 2013) it would not be a stretch to say that Mallow’s 18 greens could be the best set on a parkland course in Ireland. With a vibrant membership and excellent clubhouse facilities, Mallow Golf Club welcomes all those seeking a great game of golf.

The Clubhouse. The clubhouse in Mallow is as one would expect, big, inviting, full of history and not surprising, very welcoming. The warm and friendly atmosphere from staff that are genuinely happy to serve the needs of both members and visitors - means that the 19th is the perfect place to unwind as you pick apart what happened during the previous four hours or so. The panoramic views from the upstairs bar and restaurant give a vista that is well worth taking note of, while the outside balcony - which overlooks the 18th green, is the ideal place to relax and welcome home friends or fellow golfers as they bring their round to a close. The bar and restaurant are both traditional in style and offer a wide selection of beverages, snacks and hot food which are the perfect

above Four state-of-the-art tennis courts. left View from the clubhouse. RIGHT The beautiful 16th green.

aperitif to what hopefully will have been a great day’s golf. Opening hours: Operating Hours are as follows: Course: 8am to dusk

Bar & Restaurant: 1st March to 31st October – Normal licensing hours 1st October to 28th February – Clubhouse closes at 6pm Other facilities at the clubhouse are squash and a very active Bridge Club who play on Monday and Wednesday nights throughout the year and on Thursday afternoon from November to May.

Practice ground facilities Mallow Golf Club is in the enviable position of being able to offer the visiting golfer a wide selection of locations to work on his/ her game prior to splitting the first fairway. There is a practice putting green adjacent to

the clubhouse which offers the opportunity to get a feel for what the greens might be like on any given day. Then, just a short walk across from the clubhouse there is a second area where one can practice all aspects of the short game (pitching, chipping and bunker play) before moving on to a more extensive third area where one can practice all aspects of the long game (driving, mid-long irons). This triple tread means there is little excuse as you open up those shoulders on the challenging par four first. Mallow Golf Club enjoys a high level of repeat business. Visitors are very welcome weekdays and weekends but to avoid disappointment pre-booking is advisable. Option (Official Handicaps required (Men & Juniors 28 or below and Ladies 36)

Society Information Mallow Golf Club enjoys a high level of repeat business with visitors very welcome weekdays and weekends but to avoid

disappointment pre-booking is advisable. Option (Official Handicaps required (Men & Juniors 28 or below and Ladies 36) The club accepts society/group bookings on Monday to Friday (Tuesday afternoons) and weekends from March to October. There are various packages available at competitive prices commensurate with other clubs in the surrounding area.

Make an enquiry To arrange to play at Mallow Golf Club please follow the process below: To make an online booking go to www. Alternatively, one can ring the club on 00353 22 21145 or the proshop to check and make tee time reservations. On your arrival at the club check in either at the Professional Shop to pay your green fee or at the office if you have alternative payment arrangements confirmed for your day.


above Fully stocked pro shop left Warm and homely bar and restaurant.

PRO SHOP The pro shop in Mallow is run to a high standard by the Head PGA Professional, Sean Conway and his son Graham - who is also a PGA professional. The duo run the well-stocked facilityoffering a blend of well-known and niche brands at competitive prices. Sean is linked to TGI Golf which is one of the leading buying groups in the UK and Ireland and so is able to order in any stock at internetbeating prices. The Conway’s not only provide equipment to both members and visiting golfers but they also a full range of golf services including lessons: aimed at all levels of golfers, club repairs, club hire, trolley hire, loft and lie adjustments, as well as custom fitting when required.

Instruction Pricing 1/2 hour individual golf lesson: €25.00 1 hour individual golf lesson: €35.00 6 hole playing lesson (max 2 players): €95.00 Short game school (1 hours) – max 6 players: €60.00 The Professional Shop is open seven days a week from: 9.00am – 4.30pm winter hours 8.00am – 6.00pm summer hours

in Mallow. Sean can offer custom fitting services starting at just €20 for iron fitting and a Dynamic Driver Fitting service at €30. This fitting will generate recommendations in head design, loft, shaft flex, kick point, torque, weight and length. If you like Titleist clubs, they can also organise a visit for you at Carton House to spend some time getting fitted for clubs at the official Custom-Fit Centre for Ireland. The Titleist fitter, Mark, will go through all the options with you and ensure you have the right clubs. This will include Launch Monitor Analysis which is essential in driver custom fitting to ensure the correct loft and shaft flex. Other Brands offer local fitting services throughout the year also!


Every golfer should play with clubs that are suitable for him or her. Suitable means they are suitable length, lie, shaft flex, grip, head design and suitable loft.

Mallow golf club also hosts the local tennis club and welcomes players of all abilities from total beginners to advanced players and encourages all potential members to take part in their tournaments and social competitions. Tennis has a long tradition in Mallow but the club is still a modern, active tennis club with excellent facilities and coaching. Tucked away beside the golf club on a sheltered site with four floodlit courts the club is open for play all year round while the setting offers panoramic views over the Blackwater valley. The club is proud of the quality and depth of the tennis it provides.

Whatever your preferred brand, it can be provided at a very competitive price

The club is a Tennis Association of Ireland affiliated club and it strives to increase the

Custom Fitting Service.


visibility of tennis as a sport while enhancing the opportunities to compete. If there’s something else you’d like to know - simply email Mallow Tennis Club at with your question(s).

Membership Membership is now open to men, ladies and juniors and there is currently no joining fee. As well as the traditional 7-day & 5-day membership the club also offers an Aspirant Membership scheme. in The Club also offers Overseas and International memberships. For golf membership contact the Secretary Manager David Curtin, on 022 21145 ext 8 for an application form.

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