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Castle Hume’s Donnelly wins at Mahee Island

June 7, 2017

It was bright and windy at well-manicured Mahee Island for the staging of another round in the PGA Summer Masters tournament, with Shaun Donnelly making the best of the conditions.
The cross-country trip for the Castle Hume club professional paid dividends as he posted a one-over-par 69 to stay clear of the chasing pack, three shots ahead of Ciarán Molloy (Ardee), Chris Carvill (Belvoir Pk) and Gary Chambers (Killymoon).
Four birdies and five bogeys decorated the winner’s card with, ironically, bogey fives at the sixth, seventh and 13th holes being caused by tree trouble. His other bogey was when he was short at the 16th and failed to get up and down in regulation.
Over the first nine holes, Donnelly’s birdies were pencilled in at the third, where he pitched to four feet, and the ninth, where he rolled in a 25-footer for another birdie three.
Second time around, he chipped to three feet at his 10th hole for another birdie and his fourth birdie three landed at his finishing hole as he sank a 15-footer.
Blackwood six-handicapper Paul Holmes won the amateur’s nett prize with 37 points while Andrew Clegg, who plays off one at Donaghadee, took the gross award, matching Donnelly’s 69.
Pro Ciarán Molloy and Blackwood amateurs Paul Holmes, Jim Connolly and Colin Treston (8) were the team winners, carding 95 points.

Summer Masters Mahee Island scoreboard

Leading scores
PGA Summer Masters at Mahee Island
Professionals: 69 (+1) – S Donnelly (Castle Hume).
72 – C Molloy (Ardee), C Carvill (Belvoir Pk), G Chambers (Killymoon).
73 – C Gallaher (Greenacres), G Graham (Groomsport GR).

Amateurs: Nett, 37 pts – P Holmes 6 (Blackwood).
38 – S Wiles 8 (Belvoir Pk).
37 – J Connolly 12 (Blackwood).
Gross, 69 (+1) – A Clegg 1 (Donaghadee).
Team: 95 pts – Pro C Molloy (Ardee) with P Holmes 6, C Treston 8 & J Connolly 12 (all Blackwood).

With thanks to Tony McGee


Brian McElhinney holds off Damien McEvoy to win UGA event at Ballycastle

December 1, 2016

A composed two under par 69 gave Brian McElhinney victory in the Ping PGA Ulster Golfers’ Alliance event at Ballycastle GC.
The North West GC professional finished one shot ahead of home-club pro, Damien McEvoy, who was left to rue a double-bogey at the par four 16th.
In third place was Shaun Donnelly (Castle Hume) on level par 71, as the former Ballycastle hurler returned to pastures old, where he played his amateur golf.
Winning the amateur’s nett prize, on 42 points, was Shandon Park five-handicapper Ward Farrell, who outshot his dad Philip, the Laganview Golf Centre pro. Philip carded a one-over 71 for joint fourth position.
The gross amateur winner was local scratch player Michael Dallat who posted 37 points.
McEvoy missed out on individual honours, but he managed to guide amateur partners Ciaren Moat (7), Alan McCook (10) and Hugh Sayers (6) to the team prize with 90 points.
The next UGA Ping event is at Royal Belfast on December 6.

Ping PGA Ulster Golfers’ Alliance at Ballycastle – scoreboard link

Ping PGA Ulster Golfers’ Alliance November Tournament at Ballycastle
Professionals: 69 (-2) – B McElhinney (North West).
70 – D McEvoy (Ballycastle).
71 – S Donnelly (Castle Hume).
72 – C Carvill (Belvoir Pk), G Wardlow (Spa), P Farrell (Laganview).
73 – C Lyttle (Ballyclare).
Amateurs: Nett, 42 pts – W Farrell 5 (Shandon Pk).
39 – G Robinson 12 (Carrickfergus).
38 – I Smyth 3 (Clandeboye)
38 – C Moat 7 (Ballycastle)
Gross – 37 pts – M Dallat scr (Ballycastle).
Team –  90 pts – Pro D McEvoy with Amateurs C Moat 7, A McCook 10 & H Sayers 6 (all Ballycastle).

With thanks to Tony McGee


Thornton wins UGA Final at Concra Wood

April 6, 2016

concra wood pic 3
Simon Thornton (-3) edged out Ricky Whitford (-2) and Noel Murray (-2) to win the Ping Ulster Golfers Alliance Final at Concra Wood GC.
The RCD man has dominated the PGA in the North of Ireland winter series and headed into the final UGA event with five victories tucked under his belt.
He started strongly at the Castleblayney venue with a birdie at the par five first, getting up and down from the edge of the green. Four pars followed before he dropped a shot at the tricky par three sixth, failing to get up and down for par after missing the green with an eight iron. He rounded off his front nine with three more pars to reach the turn in level par 36.
A birdie at the par four 11th kick-started his back nine and further birdies followed at the par five 13th and 15th.
A dropped shot at the 16th where he flew the green with his approach halted his momentum somewhat but he responded with a birdie at the par four 17th and parred the 18th to come home in three under 33.
Murray (Massereene) and Whitford (Knock) both signed for a two under par 70’s, with Whitford producing a superb four-birdie, bogey free back nine.
Castle Hume’s Shaun Donnelly guided his team of Graham Veitch (11), Tom Grimsley (12) and Michael Kearney (14) to the team prize with 96pts.
The amateur gross prize was collected by Clandeboye GC three-handicapper Ian Smyth with 30pts. The best nett went to Kilkeel GC scratch golfer Sean Ross with a superb 39pts.

Pro Scores – http://UGA finals

Mooney is no Turkey at Ballycastle

December 17, 2015
Christmas jumpers were optional attire at the Ulster PGA GP outing at Ballycastle. Noel Murray models a fine snowman design

Christmas jumpers were optional attire at the Ulster PGA GP outing at Ballycastle. Noel Murray models a fine snowman design

Damien Mooney returned from Ireland duty in Turkey to win the Ulster PGA Grand Prix outing for the Conor Mallon Trophy at Ballycastle GC on Monday.
Mooney along with Brendan McGovern and Eamonn Brady guided Ireland to a fourth place finish at the PGA of Europe’s International Team Championship at Gloria Golf Club, Belek.
Back on more familiar territory at Ballycastle for the annual Christmas outing, the Belfast golfer carded a four under par 67 to beat Castle Hume’s Shaun Donnelly by two shots with Massereene’s David Hughes and home club pro, Damien McEvoy a shot further back in a tie for third.
Starting his round at the sixth, Damien picked up his first birdie of the day at the seventh, firing a wedge into just six inches. He collected six birdies in all with two dropped shots, at the ninth and 17th coming via three-putts.
Andrew Dillon won the amateur gross prize with 37pts while Balmoral’s Liam Jennings picked up the nett award with 39pts. The team prize went to McEvoy and partners Allen McCook and James Milligan who ended the day with a total of 80 pts.
The final event before Christmas will be the Ulster Alliance outing to Ardglass GC.

Pro Scores – http://GP Ballycastle Christmas Outing

Mooney and Hughes share first place at UGA Portadown event

November 16, 2015

Damien Mooney and David Hughes shared top spot at the recent Ulster Golfers Alliance outing at Portadown Golf Club.
The duo fired level par rounds of 70 to edge out Peter Martin by a single shot. Vivian Teague, Shaun Donnelly, Ricky Whitford and Jerry Scullion finished on two over par.
Mooney, who started his round at the 10th, made a poor start with dropped shots at his opening three holes.
He grabbed his first birdie of the day at the par four 14th, driving the green and getting down in two putts and then followed up with a birdie at the par three 15th.
Turning for home he birdied the second to get back to level par but immediately gave that shot back courtesy of a three putt at the third [his 12th]. His final birdie came at the par four eighth, when he rolled in a eight footer as he came home in one under 32.
Starting at the first, Hughes went to the turn in level par 33 – a bogey at the third was cancelled out by a birdie at the eighth. He three-putted the 13th to drop to one over but bounced back immediately, pitching to inches at the 14th for an easy par.
A three-putt at 16 cost the Massereene man another dropped shot but he hit back again with a birdie at the par five 17th and parred the last for a level par back nine of 37.
Kilkeel’s Jerry Scullion guided his amateur partners to success in the team event.
http://UGA Portadown

UGA Portadown.
T1 D Hughes (Massereene) D Mooney (Ballyliffin) lvl
3 P Martin (Colin Park) +1
T4 V Teague (Loughgall); R Whitford (Knock); J Scullion (Kilkeel), S Donnelly (Castle Hume) +2
T8 G Wardlow (Spa); W Ramsey (Knockbracken); N Murray (Massereene); N Graham (Portstewart) +3
Am Nett scores
1 Raymond McKeag (Portadown) (8 Handicap) 40 points
2 David Gervin (Aughnacloy) (18) 38 pts
3 Laurence Hale (Shandon Park) (22) 38 pts
4 Tom Grimsley (Castle Hume GC) (12) 38 pts
5 Brian McClure (Spa) (8) 37 pts
Best Gross:- Sean Ross (Kilkeel) (1) 35 Pts
Team Scullion 85 points – Jerry Scullion; Sean Ross (1); Paul McCullough (4); Brian Graham (12)


Mooney collects Conor Mallon Memorial Trophy at Lough Erne

March 25, 2015
Ballyliffin's Damian Mooney (left) being presented with the Connor Mallon Trophy by Seamus Mallon after winning the Desmond Motors PGA Grand Prix Order of Merit.

Ballyliffin’s Damian Mooney (left) being presented with the Connor Mallon Trophy by Seamus Mallon after winning the Desmond Motors PGA Grand Prix Order of Merit.

It was an emotional Damian Mooney who received the Conor Mallon Memorial Trophy from Seamus Mallon, father of the late Narin & Portnoo club pro, after the final round of the Desmond Motors Grand Prix Tournament at Lough Erne Resort.
Mooney didn’t win the last outing in the competition but, in sharing third place with Castle Hume’s Shaun Donnelly, the Ballyliffin golfer gained enough points to top the Order of Merit with a bit to spare.
Noel Murray (Massereene) and former Castle Hume assistant, Andy Peoples (Darren Clarke Golf School), topped the leaderboard on one-over-par 73, one stroke ahead of Mooney and Donnelly.
Murray stared badly by driving into water at the first which cost him a double bogey six but he fought back with birdies at the fourth and the seventh, after driving the green.
A three-putt on nine saw him to the turn in one-over-par 38 before he came home in regulation 35 with a bogey at the 10th cancelled out by a birdie two, from five feet, at 13.
Peoples also dropped a shot at the first hole but went 4-2-3 for birdies at the fourth, fifth and seventh before closing his front nine with a bogey to turn in one under 36. Seven pars and two bogeys at 10 and 16 saw him come home in two over 37.
Shandon Park one-handicapper Stuart Bleakley matched the winning pros’ 73 to win the amateurs’ gross prize while Castle Hume manager Pat Duffy took the nett award on 32 points, playing off five. Castle Hume pro Shaun Donnelly and Concra Wood five-handicapper Sylvester Quinn won the team prize with 41 points.
The final round in the Race to the Strand will be played at Portstewart next Monday. With the 13 qualifying events having been completed, the line-up for the final has been announced with Cairndhu professional Barrie Trainor heading the list from the points table.
The top 13 players in the points’ list go through to the shootout and they are joined by the top seven, who haven’t qualified via the points’ table, from the money list.
The points’ qualifiers are: Barrie Trainor (Cairndhu); David Hughes (Massereene); Noel Murray (Massereene); Phil Farrell (Laganview DR); Gary Wardlow (QUB); Vivian Teague (Loughgall); Wes Ramsey (Knockbracken GA); Shaun Donnelly (Castle Hume); Peter Hanna (Lurgan); Peter McCarroll (Allen Park); David Graham (Scrabo); Ken Revie (Ballymena); Will Carey (Shandon Park).
Those through from the money list are: Peter Martin (Colin Park GA); Damian Mooney (Ballyliffin); Paul Vaughan (Ardglass); Damien McEvoy (Ballycastle); Simon Thornton (RCD); Ricky Whitford (Knock); Stephen Hamill (Lisburn).

Desmond Motors Conor Mallon Trophy Grand Prix final at Lough Erne Resort
Professionals: 73 (+1) – N Murray (Massereene), A Peoples (Darren Clarke School).
74 – S Donnelly (Castle Hume), D Mooney (Ballyliffin).
75 – D Leathem (Nevada Bob).
76 – M Jones (Lough Erne Resort).
Amateurs: Gross, 73 (+1) – S Bleakley 1 (Shandon Pk).
76 – S Quinn 5 (Concra Wood).
76 – P Posnett 3 (St Patrick’s).
Nett, 32 pts – P Duffy 5 (Castle Hume) first on last six holes from R Gallagher 5 (Castle Hume).
Team: 41 pts – Pro S Donnelly (Castle Hume) & Amateur S Quinn 5 (Concra Wood).
Order of Merit final Standing
85 pts – D Mooney (Ballyliffin).
71 – B Trainor (Cairndhu).
68 – N Murray (Massereene).
62 – S Donnelly (Castle Hume).
Info courtesy of Tony McGee

Trainor powers to success at Ballycastle GC

November 11, 2014

Barrie Trainor made the most of some excellent scoring conditions at Ballycastle GC to win the PGA Ulster Grand Prix event.
The Cairndhu representative carded a five under par round of 66 to top the professional leaderboard, while local players also made their presence felt in the Desmond Motors-backed tournament.
Trainor did most of his work on the back nine which he covered in four-under-31, after turning in 35.
He made birdie threes at the sixth and eighth holes, after wedging to three and eight feet, before his only lapse of the day at the par four ninth when he took three to get down from the edge of the green.
Two more birdie threes followed at the 11 and 14. Trainor then finished in a flurry, rifling a six iron off the tee to 18 feet at the short 17th and pitching to five feet for birdie at the long 18th hole.
Castle Hume pro Shaun Donnelly, a former Ballycastle golfer and hurler, felt quite at home on his return to the coast, finishing joint second, two strokes back, along with Damian Mooney and Noel Murray, while also combining with local two-handicapper Michael Dallat to win the team fourball-betterball event on 45 points.
Dallat made it a personal double as he also won the amateur’s gross prize after carding a three-under-par 68.
The next events will be an Ulster Golfers’ Alliance outing at Kilkeel and the fourth round in the PGA Grand Prix at Kirkistown Castle on November 24.

Desmond Motors PGA Ulster Grand Prix for Conor Mallon Trophy at Ballycastle
Professionals: 66 (-5) – B Trainor (Cairndhu).
68 – S Donnelly (Castle Hume), D Mooney (Ballyliffin), N Murray (Massereene).
69 – G Graham (Groomsport Golf Centre), N Graham (Portstewart), P Farrell (lagan DR).
Team Fourball-Betterball: 45 pts – Pro Shaun Donnelly (Castle Hume) & Amateur Michael Dallat 2 (Ballycastle).
Amateurs: Gross, 68 (-3) – Michael Dallat 2 (Ballycastle).
69 – Derek Turkington scr (Massereene) … 34 back nine.
69 – Jordan Hood +1 (Galgorm Castle) … 36 back nine.
Nett, 38 pts – Colum Henry 5 (Ballycastle).
35 – Ian Smyth 3 (Clandeboye).
info courtesy of Tony McGee