Nenagh Golf Club

Address Beechwood
Co. Tipperary
Telephone: 067-31476
Public No: 067-31476
Fax: 067-34808
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Founded: 1929
Membership: 952
Green Fees Midweek: €30
Green Fees Weekends & B.H.: €30
Green Fees With a Member: €30
Green Fees For Opens: €15/20
Practice Area: Yes
Club Hire: Yes
Buggy Hire: Yes
Soft spikes: Yes
Secretary/Manager: Siobhan O'Dwyer
Captain: Bernard Delahunty
Lady Captain: Nora Hogan
President: Joe Gleeson & Teresa Fleming
Vice-Captain: David Jones & Sadie Callanan
Hon. Secretary: Sean Minogue, Michael Fitzgibbon & Maeve De Loughry
Club Pro: Ryan McCann 067-33242
Hon. Treasurer: Joe Mills, Matt Hanly & Helen Leo
Designed by: Pat Merrigan
Course opening hours: Daylight hours
Clubhouse opening hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm
Mobile phones: Not on course or in clubhouse
Dress Code: Neat casual, no denim
Catering: Full catering facilities
Days to Avoid: Sundays
Green Fees and Societies Welcome: Other days
Pre-booking for open tournaments: 14 Days in advance

Course Description
Course Description:

June 23rd 2001 was a red-letter day in the history of Nenagh golf club, when the president of the Golfing Union of Ireland performed the official opening of the newly developed course. Founded in 1929 as a nine-hole course, the club has made tremendous progress since, culminating in the present layout, the result of dedication and hard work by officers and committees over several years. Much praised by members and visitors alike, Course Architect, Patrick Merrigan, has designed a very fair test for every golfer, irrespective of ability or experience. Thirteen new sand-based undulating are guarded by intimidating bunkers and are providing a challenge for even the most fastidious of putters.

Nenagh has always been unique by reason of the nature of its soil and the excellent drainage and firm surfaces allowing play all year round. The re-designed course is fast maturing and is set to become one of Ireland’s most popular courses. Amenities at the club include a practice area, chipping and putting greens, and full bar and catering facilities. Professional, Robert Kelly, provides a well-stocked shop and is available for lessons and has clubs and buggies for hire.

Open & Major Fixtures 2011
See Event Calendar here.

Club History
Club History

Instituted 1892, affiliated 1929. Although the Nenagh golf club gives its foundation date as 1929 and its first AGM held on 23rd February 1929, with Lord Dunally as President, here is plenty of evidence that golf was played at Nenagh as early as 1892. The Golfing Annual 1895-96 gives a foundation date as 13th October 1892, with H. Waring as Captain, J.W.C. Barry as the Hon. Secretary and the President was Lord Dunally. It had 49 members, 20 of which were Ladies. This club would appear to have survived until the Great War when the course was given over for cultivation. As early as 1920 the club began to reform and was up and running again by 1929.
Members Achievements

Nenagh Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes when they beat Fermoy Golf Club by 4 matches to 1 match at Dooks Golf Club on 12th August 2006.

They had to take the long road to Clandeboye Golf Club for the All-Ireland Finals where they were drawn against Connaught Champions Ballinasloe Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.

First up on the tee were Billy and Carmel Burke against Dermot Dunican with Lena Donohue who won by 2 and 1. They were followed by Jim Gleeson with Marie Scroope against Kevin Cunniffe with Catherine Owens, they won their match by 4 and 3. Next up were Paddy Heffernan with Ber Kavanagh who lost to Frank Donohue with Mary Madden by 2 and 1. The penultimate match of Paddy Kennedy with Winnie Ryan beat Mark Conneely with Ann Staunton by 1-hole. The final pairing of David Reddan with Iris Dennison halved their match with Enda Finn and Rita Spellman.

They met the Leinster Champions Enniscorthy Golf Club in the afternoon All-Ireland Final, Enniscorthy having beaten Ulster Champions Scrabo Golf Club by 3 and halve matches to 1 and halve matches in the morning.

First up were Jim Gleeson with Marie Scroope William Rackard with Stella Sinnott, the Wexford pair took this one by 2 and 1. They were followed by P. J. Hogan with Marie Corrigan against Cormac Martin with Jennifer King who lost by 2-holes, David Reddan with Iris Dennison had a convincing 5 and 3 win over P. J. Murphy with Eimear McGrath. The penultimate match saw Billy and Carmel Burke lose out to Paul Gorby with Lori Whitney by a single-hole. Paddy Kennedy with Winnie Ryan halved their match against Michael Healy with Pauline Byrne.

Nenagh Golf Club won the Munster Championship of the J. B. Carr Diamond Trophy in 2005 and were drawn against Leinster Champions Stackstown in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals at the picturesque Woodenbridge Golf Club in Co. Wicklow, on 17th September, they lost out to the eventual All-Ireland Champions by 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches.

Christy Hartigan (14) and Martin Slattery (17) qualified with 42 pts. at Druid's Heath in the National Final of the O2 All-Ireland Masters. They qualified for the Grand Final played at the Kempinski Resort Hotel, Estepona, Spain in October 2004. They set out for the 5* Hotel on 9th October where having played a practice round they then went on to compete in the Grand Final over four days.

Nenagh won their first Barton Shield Munster Final when they overcame a b Tramore at Lahinch Golf Club in 2002. The team was David Hunt, Collwyn Martin, John Tierney, Paul Burke, Frank Maher and Ronan Maher. They were, captained by Paul Malone. They were drawn against Ballinasloe in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Galway Golf Club on September 5th.

Nenagh Golf Club won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield at Athlone G. C. in 1998. The team was Willie Harty Anthony Finan, Sean O'Donoghue, Tony Grace, Liam Hackett, Paddy Martin, Tommy Gayner, Paul Malony, John Hickey, Dinny Ryan, Brendan Galvin John Maher, Paddy Hogan, Charlie Cavanagh, Sean O'Gara and Billy Borgan. They were captained by Noel Cleary and managed by Michael Scroope and Stan Heary.

Nenagh won the All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen Shield at Dundalk G. C. in 1997. The team was Pat McGrath, S. O'Donoghue, Kevin Walshe, Michael Fitzgibbon, Jim O'Sullivan, Denis Corrigan, Rev. Pat Cotter, Gerry Ryan, Brendan Kennedy, Michael Scroope, Enda Heenan, Pat Foley, Frank Flannery and Jim Whelehan. They were captained by  Pat Moriarity and managed by Paddy Kennedy.

They won the All-Ireland Pierce Purcell Shield in the GUI Centenary year at Malone G. C. in 1991, having won it two years before at Woodbrook G. C. in 1989. When the team was Tom Hargrove, Pat Quigley, Bartley Lydon, Lal Molloy, Martin Molloy, Martin Callagy, Niall Jordan, Cathal Jordan, Dave Hanley and Paschal McDonagh, they were captained by Martin Faherty. 

They won the Munster Pierce Purcell Shield in 1993, when the team was Sean O'Donoghue, Noel O'Dwyer, George Hayes, Jim Whelehan, Frank Moloney, Liam O'Gara, Tony Finnan, Sean Minogue, Patrick Collison, Brendan Galvin and Willie Duff. They were, captained by Gerry Ryan.

They won the Duggan Cup in 1996, the Central Towns, in 1980, 1988,1989, 1993 and 1996.

They were All-Ireland Silver medal winners in the Club Youths Championship in 1998 when the team was Conor O'Dwyer, Ronan Maher, David O'Halloran, Eoin Peters and Kevin McGrath. They were, captained by Murt O'Connor. The won the Munster Club Youths the following year when the team was Ronan Maher, David O'Halloran, Colwyn Martin, Kevin McGrath, John Slattery, Noel Maloney and Connor O'Dwyer. They were, captained again by Murt O'Connor.

The Ladies of Nenagh won the Senior Cup in 1996 when the team was Karen Whelan, Karen Maguire, Fidelma O'Brien, Sarah Baker, Liz McKeever and Alice Varley. They won the Junior Cup in 1991 with C. O'Flaherty, M. Meaney and E. Slattery. T

hey won the ILGU Intermediate League in 1993, when the team was G. Cullen, L. McKeever, F. O'Brien, M. McCarthy and M. Meaney.

They won the Tipperary League in 1996 with Fiona Murnane, Majella McLoughney, Anne Seymour, Cordella Cormack and Fiona Coyle.

Alice Varley and Mary Meaney won the Eileen Murphy Perpetual Trophy in 1993.

Pat Lyons participated in the Home International matches in 1986. 

Paul Byrne played Munster Youths' from 1994 to 1996, playing 10 matches, and Munster Boys' in 1993.

Collwyn Martin played Munster Youths' from 1997 to 1998, playing 10 matches.

Gordon Morrison played Munster Youths' in 1991.

Davy Redan played Munster Youths' in 1990.

Ronan Martin played Munster Boys' in 1996.

Card of the Course
Card of the Course (metres)
Hole No Blue White Green Par Index Red Par Index
1 374 359 337 4 9 319 4 14
2 362 352 340 4 3 299 4 8
3 457 443 430 5 15 419 5 2
4 360 360 354 4 5 297 4 4
5 387 382 366 4 1 327 4 10
6 177 168 156 3 11 142 3 12
7 460 446 426 5 13 397 5 6
8 155 155 146 3 17 135 3 18
9 319 300 276 4 7 242 4 16
Out 3,051 2,965 2,831 36   2,577 36  
10 326 305 290 4 10 280 4 13
11 129 120 120 3 18 107 3 9
12 460 439 417 5 12 404 5 3
13 314 305 266 4 8 242 4 15
14 339 316 301 4 4 264 4 7
15 178 173 138 3 14 129 3 17
16 399 390 382 4 2 356 4 1
17 463 453 440 5 16 392 5 5
18 370 360 349 4 6 359 5 11
In 2,978 2,861 2,703 36   2,533 37  
Total 6,029 5,826 5,534 72   5,110 73  
SSS 72 71 69     72    

Roll of Honour
G. Nugent 1990 Ladies Captain
T. Gleeson 1991 Ladies Captain
B. Lewis 1992 Ladies Captain
A. Griffin 1993 Ladies Captain
A. Bradley 1994 Ladies Captain
E. McKeever 1995 Ladies Captain
A. Varley 1996 Ladies Captain
T. Starr 1997 Ladies Captain
J. Craig 1998 Ladies Captain
C. Dore 1999 Ladies Captain
Maeve DeLoughry 2000 Ladies Captain
Elizabeth McAvinchey 2001 Ladies Captain
Karen McGrath 2002 Ladies Captain
Christine Lamass 2003 Ladies Captain
Marie Corrigan 2004 Ladies Captain
Noreen O'Meara 2005 Ladies Captain
Betty Hynes 2006 Ladies Captain
Jo Aherne 2007 Ladies Captain
E. Mellett 1990 Ladies President
E. Scroope 1991 Ladies President
O. Harris 1992 Ladies President
B. O'Regan 1993 Ladies President
B. Walshe 1994 Ladies President
H. Malone 1995 Ladies President
T. Gleeson 1996 Ladies President
M. Meaney 1997 Ladies President
M. Hilliard 1998 Ladies President
M. Hilliard 1999 Ladies President
P. McKenna 2000 Ladies President
Kathleen Heffernan 2001 Ladies President
Ann Griffin 2003 Ladies President
C. Murnane 2004 Ladies President
Peggy O'Malley 2005 Ladies President
Betty Hynes 2006 Ladies President
Christine Dore 2007 Ladies President
J. Quinlan 1990 Men's Captain
N. O'Meara 1991 Men's Captain
N. O'Dwyer 1992 Men's Captain
P. Heffernan 1993 Men's Captain
M. Cormack 1994 Men's Captain
L. Heffernan 1995 Men's Captain
D. O'Sullivan 1996 Men's Captain
A. Dennison 1997 Men's Captain
M. Morrison 1998 Men's Captain
S. O'Donnell 1999 Men's Captain
M. Fitzgibbon 2000 Men's Captain
Michael Scroope 2001 Men's Captain
P. J. Hayes 2002 Men's Captain
Noel Cleary 2003 Men's Captain
G. P. Ryan 2004 Men's Captain
Aussie Dennison 2005 Men's Captain
Michael McMahon 2006 Men's Captain
Kevin Walshe 2007 Men's Captain
B. Talbot 1990 President
P. O'Kennedy 1991 President
M. Corcoran 1992 President
A. Dennison 1993 President
C. Cavanagh 1994 President
P. Moriarty 1995 President
S. Hogan 1996 President
B. Galvin 1997 President
P. Cotter 1998 President
B. Kennedy 1999 President
D. Corrigan 2000 President
Paddy Heffernan 2001 President
Martin Hudner 2003 President
Pat Foley 2004 President
Michael Fitzgibbon 2005 President
Con Cleary 2006 President
Paul Malone 2007 President
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