About Mahon Golf
Welcome to Mahon Golf Club, officially opened on the 3rd September 1980 and is called the Ted McCarthy Municipal Golf Course. The course as it is now constituted proves a very challenging test to all Golfers.
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- Monday 25th April:
- At last the handicap cuts have started and we had our first victims this weekend. The new system won't be any where near as generous with the .1s this year and a very good score will be costly for much longer!
- Saturday and Sunday started to look like proper golf and scores at last. Mahon was looking and feeling great. The greens were at their best, the fairways well dried out, the rough to be avoided and the sun was shining.
The scores were a long ways from the recent form being shown and the golf was much more challenging especially with stroke play competitions.
16 Qualified for the Corporation Cup matchplay draw on Saturday with some 72s getting over the line. Normally on Sunday, it takes a little less to qualify, but not this year. Nothing over 70 was good enough to be one of the 15 qualifiers.
Special Congrats to Coleman Hayes on managing to roll back the years and leave 140 others behind.
The full draw for the singles matchplay was made on Sunday night and can be viewed on this site in the competitions section.
- The first Medal of the year was one in impressive fashion by Jim Stack with a 64 on Sunday. Well done Jim. Snip Snip.
- Over the next 4 weeks our Bruen and Purcell Teams will be in action in Muskerry and Water Rock respectively. keep an eye out for the exact dates and times and get out to support the Teams.
-Sun. 17th April:
- Our Fred Daly Team were well beaten by Mallow in Monkstown despite putting up a very good performance. The handicap differential really showed as the Mallow Team, who were all sub 5 handicappers, played to their potential, and eventually came out on top. Speaking to our Juvenile Captain and another player afterwards, we agreed that the Mallow standard was one to aspire to that Mahon played to our potential on the day. We now look forward to a favourable draw in the Plate competition and hopefully to build on the lessons learnt in Monkstown.
Well done to Ian and the lads. We're delighted with the efforts of all concerned
- Winter League: 5 months of planning, 4 months of playing in the frost and rain and it all came down to a 1 point difference in the final play-off on Sunday.
The smirk on O' Regans face could be seen from miles away as his team amassed a 149 points total from their counting 4 cards, to pip O' Learys Team by one misserable point. Rumour has it that O' Leary invested most of his time in motivating his team at the expense of his own game and that his card may not have counted.
Daddy Bermingham was a dejected figure on the day and was seen departing the scene early in a very stylish Mercedes while young Cronin never showed for the presentations, such was his devastation at the result.
Laide visited the Inn for the post match celebrations but appeared tired and disappointed in his sub-standard performance. Obviously professional golf not suiting his current fitness levels.
The happiest man in Blackrock was Mick Walsh who is quoted as saying that "he never played as bad, got point one back, was fed and got a voucher all in the one day". He has already paid his entry fee for next year Fionnuala. He further claims that his assault on Bill Wade on the 13th was an accident and that they remain the best of friends.
There are photos of the smug winning team on the Club Facebook Page but who wants to look at that.
- At last the talking has stopped and the golfing has commenced.
Message from Captain Seamus & President Liam
We're hoping that 2016 will see Mahon GC continue to flourish and progress as a club, in which we all have enormous pride and hard-earned golfing ambitions.
We hope to build on the successes of 2015 & we look forward to the journey that is ahead in 2016.
Most of all we can all be part of that journey together. That's what is special about Mahon.
Best wishes to all our Members and every success to our Club Teams for the year ahead.