2017-08-24 Higgins wins Pro-Am

Higgins wins Downs Syndrome Pro-Am at Kilkeel.

 David Higgins

David Higgins from Waterville Links plotted his way around the tight, tree-lined lay-out of Kilkeel Golf Course to finish one shot ahead of Damien McGrane and Mark Whelan (Castlewarden Golf & CC).

David said afterwards, "It's a great driving course. If you are slightly off on the right or the left you can't get to the green. That suits me, that's my style of golf. I love that and the result showed it. I played some good golf and won. The form of late has been a bit up and down. I felt that I was playing well but not holing enough putts. I'll kick on from here and I'm determined to finish the season strongly.”

The 44-year-old played the opening nine holes at Kilkeel in two under 35 with birdies coming at the fourth and fifth. His only dropped shot of the round came at the 16th when he found the greenside bunker and failed to get up and down. However, he bounced back with a birdie at the last to come home in level par 35 and set the clubhouse target.

He continued; “I felt that if I did get that birdie I might have enough to win. It was one of those days when you felt that two under was going to be a good score. You had to stay patient.”

Damien McGrane and his amateur partners of Kevin Cummins, Tom Muldoon and Catherine Cummins won the team event with 95 points. 

Down Syndrome Kilkeel Pro-Am At Kilkeel GC (Par 72)
Leading scores  

1 (-2) D Higgins                      

T2 (-1) D McGrane, M Whelan          

T4 (Lvl) N O'Briain, R Giles   

T6 (+1) S Thornton, D Mooney, C Molloy, C Carvill, T Higgins, M Staunton          



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2017-08-05 President's day competition

Saturday 5th August saw the President, Mr Liam McCartan hosting a stableford competition at the club.

The weather was kind and a good turnout enjoyed the challenge, once again, the course in magnificent condition.

At the end of the day the results came in with the ever consistent Frank Reilly claiming victory with a magnificent 41 points playing off a handicap of 3, a two under 70! John Norris was second with 38 and Willy Sloan was rewarded with third place, also on 38 points.
The gross of the day was won (once again) by Sean Ross with a 73.

See below for photos from the presentation evening.

A highlight of the day was Brian Graham's ace at the 8th.
2017-08-05 Brian Graham hole-in-one


Presentation evening

President Liam McCartan with prizewinners, guests and family at the presentation evening in the Clubhouse. Congratulations are due to our President for organising a great day for our members, his guests and family.

The President thanked everyone for their support and announced that the total raised was now £1400. He stated that he was 'over the moon' with the large amount going to a charity close to his heart.

Presidents Day a


Presidents Day b 

Presidents Day c


Presidents Day d 

Presidents Day e

Presidents Day f

Presidents Day g

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2017-08-01 KGC Classic 'Beat the Pro' Lexus

During the recent Kilkeel Golf Club Classic, there was an opportunity to 'Beat the Pro' at the par three eighth hole. Resident Professional Jerry Scullion set the target and anyone who got inside his ball had the chance to win a luxury Lexus Jeep for a weekend. Junior McKnight was the lucky winner and he collected the magnificent Lexus R450h Hybrid (Sponsored by Charles Hurst) on Tuesday morning.

He is pictured here giving a 'royal wave' from the top of the range vehicle.


Junior and Mary setting off for a break in Roscommon - complete with passenger!!! (Junior never likes to stray too far from the flock! Ewe never know!)

Lexus with sheep

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2017-07-29 Gents Stableford - CR Morrows

Saturday 29th July was a Gents Stableford competition and was sponsored by CR Morrows of Bessbrook.

Pictured below are sponsors with guests on the first tee.

CR Morrows


Results of the competition (which had 201 competitiors) were as follows:

29th July 2017 - Gents Stableford - Sponsored by CR Morrow

Winner - Jonathan Turner (41)
Second - Harry Edgar (39) (BB9)
Third - Henry Flynn (39)
Gross - Sean Ross (72)

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