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18 June 2015

PGA Assistant Pro & Pro Am Success

Joe Dillon winning the Irish PGA Assistants Championship in Nuremore.

 

Joe Dillon with his team members  Ethon McGrane, Jamie Cooke and Conor Gaffney who were second with 94 pts in the Irish PGA Assistants Championship.

 

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12 June 2015

Hosting of One Armed Golfers Championships

Headfort Golf Club is proud to welcome some international visitors from June 14th to 19th.

The Society of One Armed Golfers (SOAG) was founded in Scotland in 1932. Its objective is to provide a level playing field in golf for all those unfortunate enough to have lost the use of an arm. Every year a World Championship is held which attracts an average of 50 entries from some 12 different countries and Headfort Golf Club is the host of SOAG's 2015 World Championship. "We last had a World Championship in Headfort in 2001 - which was enormously successful," says a spokesperson for SOAG.

The golfers - a disproportionate number of whom have lost an arm in motorcycle accidents - have won praise from many quarters, including Spanish pro player, Sergio Garcia, who says: “I have great admiration for these golfers who chase their dream and focus on their abilities instead of disabilities.”

The present membership numbers around 180 drawn from all parts of the world. Although largely based in the British Isles, other members hail from the USA, Germany, Sweden, India, Australia, Bermuda, France, South Africa, Denmark, Indonesia and the Netherlands.

"We are looking forward to hosting this World Championship on our award-winning facilities and we plan to extend the famous Headfort welcome to our international visitors," says Captain Peter Burns.

Expect a fine week of golf as many of the SOAG members play off a very low handicap and are highly competitive when it comes to winning tournaments. The five days of golf will culminate in a prize-giving ceremony and dinner in Headfort's Clubhouse on the evening of Friday June 19th.

 

Date

Time

Event

 

 

 

Sunday 14th June

 

Flag Raising Ceremony at 8.30 pm

Mon. 15th June - Old

8:30 - 10:30

Singles Stableford - Qualifier for Matchplay

 

 

Longest Drive Competition

 

 

 

Tue. 16th June Old

8:30 - 10:40

Singles Stableford - Qualifier for Matchplay

Tue. 16th June Old

15:00 - 15:50

Greensomes

 

 

 

Wed. 17th June  - New

8:50 - 10:50

 

Wed. 17th June - Old

16:00 - 17:30

9 Holes v Headfort Ladies

 

 

 

Thur. 18th June - Old

8:00 - 10:30

Matchplay + Non Qualifiers Comp

Thur. 18th June - Old

13:30 - 14:30

Matchplay

 

 

 

Fri. 19th June - Old

8:00 - 10:30

Semi Finals Matchplay + Non Qualifiers Comp

Fri. 19th June - Old

13:30 - 14:30

Finals

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19 May 2015

Silver & Bronze Medals Results from Headfort

Please click on the link to see the full results for the Silver and Bronze Medals National Finals that were held in Headfort Golf Club on Monday 18th May.http://www.meathchronicle.ie/sport/golf/articles/2015/05/18/4037729-malone-on-the-double-at-headfort/

 

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30 Apr. 2015

Black Bush Pro-Am

Well done to our assistant Pro, Joe Dillon on his second place win with Hazel Kavanagh at the Black Bush Ladies Assistants Pro-Am in difficult weather conditions today.

It was very close for first as reported by Irish Golf Desk below 

 
'Noel Murray successfully defended the Black Bush Ladies Assistants Pro-Am carding a one over par 74 to edge out Carr Golf Services' Hazel Kavanagh and Headfort's Joe Dillon by a single shot'

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24 Apr. 2015

The Asian Tour

The Asian Tour started well for new world number 2 leader Kearney and Headforts McGrane.

Read the details here compliments of Irish Golf Desk

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27 Feb. 2015

Exciting Membership Offers for 2015

Headfort are delighted to announce our fantastic membership offers for 2015. Click here for more details

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23 Jan. 2015

Golfers Guide to Ireland Awards 2015

Headfort are delighted to have been awarded the 'Best Parkland Course in Leinster 2015' by Golfers Guide to Ireland. Congratulations also to our 'Twin Club' Portsalon who were awarded 'Best Hidden Gem in Ulster'

 

Headfort representatives, Captain Norman Ormiston, Lady Captain Jo Noonan, Vice Captain Peter Burns and President Larry Walsh accepted the award from Mary Mitchell O'Connor TD, Eamonn Darcy, Greg Allen(RTE) and Pat Donnellan.

Report from Golfers Guide Below: 

Golf Club Awards

 Dun Laoghaire, and, Royal Co. Down, were last night (Mon. Jan 19th) nominated winners of the Golfers Guide to Ireland ‘best parkland and links 2015’ Golf Club Awards. Dublin based publishers of the Golfers Guide to Ireland, yesterday announced the results of its annual golf business awards at a function held in Druids Glen Golf Club, Wicklow. The function was attended by over 100 golf club and golf sector interests. Government representative, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD presented the awards which recognise leadership roles played by Irish Golf Clubs and associated golf interests on the island of Ireland. These included awards for overall island of Ireland and provincial parklands and links clubs, golf club secretaries and managers, along with golf resorts and hotels specialising in golf travel and tourism. Winners received a specially commissioned certificate in recognition of their achievement. All awards were won on the basis of an all-Ireland poll undertaken from within the golf and golf related business community.

Mary Mitchell O’Connor said there is clear evidence of real signs of repair and improvement in the economy. Those involved in the golf sector could look forward to rebuilding its significant loss in club membership numbers, increasing operations’ revenue and overcoming difficulties presented during the past number of years. ‘Plans published by the recently formed Confederation of Golf in Ireland’ she said ‘underwrite the sector’s commitment to pull together, to recognise what needs to be done, and the willingness by all interests to be pro-active in achieving its goals’. Ms Mitchell O’Connor said it was appropriate that Dun Laoghaire will host the Curtis Cup in 2016. It will add an extra dimension to highlighting the growth of lady membership numbers, one of the aims identified by the Confederation.  Competition between all sport disciplines in the recruitment of young players while healthy in many respects has had an impact on introducing and holding young golf club members. Golf must address this aspect of its development and Ms. Mitchell O’Connor said she was happy to see that this again was being treated as a priority by the Confederation. Referring to the golf tourism Ms. Mitchell O’Connor welcomed the January 2014 report issued by Fáilte Ireland which revealed that 163,000 visitors played golf while here and accounted for eu200m in revenue in 2012. The report also emphasised the high levels of satisfaction experienced by our visitors which formed the foundation for continued success into the future, she said.

 

Paddy McCarthy, Director, Golfer’s Guide to Ireland magazine said he was completely confident the successes achieved by our current crop of Irish professional superstars will continue to grab headlines the Ireland golf brand on the international stage.  ‘Royal County Down will be centre of world attention for the Irish Open in May, particularly with both Rory McIlroy and America’s Ricky Fowler in the field. Add to this the prospect of a star studded golf team in the forthcoming Olympics, under Team Leader and Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley raises hopes of even better days to come. In amateur golf the World Amateur Team Championships 2018 will be hosted by Carton House. With so many positives coming on stream at all levels it was a privilege to recognise individual achievement by those involved in the grass roots of our industry’. she said.    

 

Winners are as follows:

Overall winners                      

Parkland                                            Dun Laoghaire Golf Club       

Links                                                   Royal County Down Golf Club

 

Provincial                                           Parklands                               Links

Leinster winners                                  Headfort                                 County Louth

Ulster winners                                     Belvoir Park                            Royal Portrush

Connaught winners                             Ballinrobe                                Enniscrone

Munster winners                                 Cork                                        Waterville

 

Best resort

Overall winner                        Druids Glen Hotel and Golf Resort

 

Provincial

Leinster winners                                  Carton House

Ulster winners                                     Hilton Templepatrick Golf Resort

West North West winners                   Rosapenna                  

Munster winners                                 Fota Island Hotel Resort

 

Hidden Gems

Overall winner                        Mount Wolseley Hotel and Golf Resort

 

Provincial

Leinster                                               Macreddin Golf Club

Ulster                                                  Portsalon Golf Club

Connaught                                          Bearna Golf Club

Munster                                               Mallow Golf Club

 

Best Golf Club Secretary/Manager    Michael Moss, Portstewart Golf Club

 

Best Hotel                                           The Malton Hotel, Killarney

 

Best Hotel Manager                          Michael Davern,,The K Club

 

Best Boutique Hotel                          Wineport Lodge, Glasson

 

Best Restaurant

Leinster                                               The Lady Helen, Mount Juliet

Ulster                                                  Percy French Inn, Slieve Donard

Munster                                               Rozzers, Killeen House

Connaught                                          Tra Ban, Co.Sligo

 

 

2015 Golfers Guide to Ireland launch

The 2015 edition of Golfers Guide to Ireland was launched in Druids Glen Golf Club, Wicklow last night (Monday January 19).The Guide has enjoyed  24 uninterrupted years of annual publication making it Ireland’s longest established golf guide. 30,000 copies of the 2015 guide have been printed and is available free of charge through every golf club in Ireland. On line versions have been distributed to golf clubs in  Japan, Sweden, the UK and North America.

The 2015 Guide features a comprehensive listing of Ireland’s parklands, links and resorts along with recommended golf hotels and specialist golf accommodations. Readers can enjoy informative articles by RTE’s golf correspondent Greg Allen. Details of open Golf Classics, and open days feature in Kevin Markham’s recommendations, while John Roche, CEO, Confederation of Golf in Ireland outlines his plans for the future of Irish golf.A photograph of  the 17th hole at Druids Glen features on the 2015 Guide’s front cover.

Golfers Guide to Ireland Director Paddy McCarthy, said the Guide had become an essential part of the travelling golfer’s kit when planning a trip to or within all of Ireland. “Historically we have been involved in Ireland’s golf industry for almost a quarter of a century and I am happy to say the industry continues to join with us in marketing their businesses home and overseas’.

 

 

 

 

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23 Jan. 2015

Qatar Masters in Doha

Damien McGrane has an impressive start at the Qatar Masters in Doha. You can follow the leaderboard and latest scoring here

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15 Jan. 2015

No. 1 in Leinster

We are delighted to announce that once again Headfort has been voted the 'Best Course in Leinster' by Golfers Guide to Ireland

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22 Dec. 2014

Winter rates for societies

There are limited society times left for March. If your first society outing is in March you can avail of the last of our Winter rates ending on the 31st.

Headfort Old Sunday to Friday only €20 & Saturday €25, Headfort New Sunday to Friday only €25 & Saturday €30.

Enquire now

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15 Dec. 2014

Congratulations to Rory McNamara

Congratulations to Rory McNamara on his latest success. He is now through to the final stages of the Alps Tour Q-School in Spain next week.

Read more and why not like Headfort's facebook page for regular updates.

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12 Dec. 2014

Final Results from Turkey

Ireland finished second behind a dominant Scotland at the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship at Gloria Golf Club in Turkey.

A final day push from the Irish trio of Brendan McGovern (Headfort), Damien Mooney (Ballyliffin) and Michael McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) saw them finish the tournament on 15 under par, a full 10 shots behind the Scotland PGA region professionals.

Here is the full report - http://www.irishgolfdesk.com/news-files/2014/12/11/ireland-finish-second-in-turkey

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1 Dec. 2014

Great Christmas Gift Idea

Why not gift someone one of our North East Golf Passes this Christmas.

 

The North East Golf Pass entitles the bearer to a round of golf at three of the best courses in Leinster.

Headfort New or Headfort Old, Knightsbrook G.C and Co. Louth G.C (Baltray). The pass can be purchased at any of the participating clubs.

 

For more detail click here

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7 Nov. 2014

Play & Stay 2015

Headfort Golf Club in conjunction with the Headfort Arms Hotel offer some great stay and play packages. The award winning Headfort Arms Hotel is conveniently situated in the Heritage town of Kells and only minutes away from the Golf Club.

The offer of overnight golf packages from only €79pp is proving very popular this year with societies in particular. In choosing Headfort as the venue for their outing, societies not only get a top class golf course to play but with the great value 'play and stay' deals on offer, they get to make a real occasion of it and stay and socialise over a few pints with luxury B&B to follow. Our Bar has the full range of sports channels for your enjoyment and there are bar snacks and full dining choices available. Why not consider it for your 2015 Captain's Day!

Weekend visitors, enjoy the benefit of having two very different but equally magnificent courses to chose from without having the inconvenience of changing location. Also for your convenience we offer a facility to store your clubs overnight ready for your second round the following day.

From couples, Golden years, small or large groups there really is something for everyone. For the non golfers there are tons of things to see and do, from organised tours to great shopping in nearby Navan and with direct access to the M3, Dublin is only 35mins away!

View all 'Stay & Play' packages here. We are more than happy to adapt a package to suit your individual requirements so please don't hesitate to contact us.

For golf only enquiries click here & for 'Play & Stay' enquiries click here (The Hotel will organise your teetimes for you)

We look forward to welcoming you to Headfort.

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23 Oct. 2014

McGovern Shines at Benevolent Fund Event

McGovern Shines at Benevolent Fund Event

 

Please Click on link to read full article http://www.pga.info/regions/ireland/news/2014/10/mcgovern-shines-at-benevolent-fund-event.aspx

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23 Aug. 2014

Leinster Senior Cup Finals

Leinster Senior Cup Finals are being held in Mount Juliet on Saturday 23rd Aug.  Headfort beat The Island this morning and will be meeting the winner between Rosslare and Carton House this afternoon. 

Unfortunately, Headfort lost to Rosslare this afternoon.  Rosslare went on to win out on Sunday against Hermitage.

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11 Aug. 2014

Article on Old Course.

Please click here to view article written in Sun Newspaper on the 3rd August.

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29 July 2014

Brendan McGovern Winner of Ballyliffen Pro-Am

The Winner of the 2014 Ballyliffin ProAm Brendan Mc Govern Headford GC (-4) with Captain P Sweeney and Michael McCummiskey, and the winning team Brendan McGovern PGA, Jack Duffy, David McCready and Brian Phelan (179pts) with Lady Captain Cathy McGeoghegan, President Pascal Harper, Captain P Sweeney and Michael McCummiskey.

Here is a  link to the pga report   http://www.pga.info/regions/ireland/news/2014/07/brendan-still-the-governer.aspx 

Here are some photos from the day.

 

 

 

 

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29 May 2014

Irish Soccer Squad visit Headfort Golf Club

The Ireland soccer squad, along with coaches and backroom staff, were guests of Headfort Golf Club, Kells today (Wednesday) when they played a round of golf on the magnificent Headfort New course.

Irish manager Martin O’Neill, a keen golfer who has played Headfort quite a few times was invited to take his squad to the Meath venue on a ‘rest day’ and he accepted the invitation.

On  a scorcher of a day the team bus pulled into the Headfort around 10.30 and posed for photographs before partaking in tea/coffee while O’Neill and Headfort Vice-Captain Peter Burns outlined the order of play for the day.

Headfort Captain Norman Ormiston and President Larry Walsh started proceedings on the first tee along with O’Neill and Headfort’s Brian McMahon.

Shane Long, Aidan McGeady , John O’Shea along with the rest of the current panel found the New course a huge challenge but were absolutely enthralled with the scenery and playing conditions.

Assistant manager Roy Keane drew a lot of attention from fans and played at the rear of the field. Although not a regular golfer the Corkman played the full eighteen holes and enjoyed the Headfort experience.

President Larry Walsh thanked the party for coming to Headfort and wished them well in their forthcoming friendlies against Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal. Following a meal and presentation the players posed for photographs and signed autographs before boarding the bus back to base at Malahide.

A four-person team event was won by Stephen Ward (Wolves), Alan Byrne (medical), Kevin Mulligan (physio) and Headfort’s Francis Duffy. Martin McCormack (H’fort) won the singles competition.

please click on link to see some photos from the visit.http://www.irishgolfdesk.com/

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