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Tramore Golf Course
One hundred and eighteen years is a very long time by anyone’s estimate. In that period, the world has seen a couple of world wars, more than a few other skirmishes, man landing on the moon, prosperity, economic growth and prosperity and our own fair isle move from colony to independent state.
In the same period, golf has been played on a formal basis in Tramore. But for two or three years prior to that, there are reports of golf being played at the Back Strand. Tramore Golf Club was founded, according to the official records of the Royal & Ancient in 1894.
In the intervening years, the club has prospered, grown and developed into one of the premier course in the country. It has relocated twice, firstly from the Back Strand to Graun (site of the current racecourse) after the great storm of 1911 and then to its present site at Newtown after the racecourse began to thrive with the consequent impact on the golfers!
At each proposed move, there was debate, discussion and more than a few arguments but subsequent reports and records indicate that such moves were for the better.
And so it was in 2005, when a special course committee was established to advise on the future development of the club. Changes to the infrastructure of the town meant that the entrance to the club had changed and Jeff Howes Golf Design was engaged to present a blueprint for an upgrading of the course.
The proposal was a brave one which added nine new holes and also saw the upgrading of the existing championship layout. What followed over the next four years was a project that was to transform Tramore Golf Club.
“It was an interesting time!” remembers current captain Fred Blackett. “The committee put a huge amount of work into the proposal and Jeff Howes produced an excellent design. But there was some lively debate!
There was no hint of the Celtic Tiger meltdown and the cost of the proposal was modest by those standards at the time.
It was still a brave decision by the members, just as our members before us had done in 1911 and again in 1939. This development is for all those who will come into the club in the future and I have no doubt that history will record it as another significant and courageous choice.”
The rolling design project saw the new nine built and opened before one of the nines on the old course was taken out of play and redeveloped and though bad weather had some impact, Tramore Golf Club stands proud today with 27 holes and a championship layout that has propelled the club back to the forefront of Irish golf.
It has already hosted the Irish Boys Championship as well as the Women’s Senior Home Internationals in 2011 and is due to host the Irish Amateur Close Championship in 2015. All of the greens and tees are now designed to USGA standards and the changes that Jeff Howes has brought to the course have directly contributed to the elevated ranking that the club enjoys on the national and international stage.
The par four fourth is a prime example of the vision of Howes. Already one of the iconic holes on the championship course with a tee shot to an elevated plateau before a dogleg straight back across a stream, he changed the direction of the hole and constructed a new green inside a tree line that many would not have expected. And the hole is still as challenging as the original.
The fifth hole may be short but tee shot positioning is essential to be able to negotiate the narrow approach to the green.
Strategic bunkering on the seventh hole has transformed the approach to a green that now skirts the trees, while a redesign of the par five ninth now presents a classic risk and reward challenge.
Another hole that has been transformed is the thirteenth. Two drains have been removed and a meandering stream that runs across the fairway before bordering the green, now focusses the mind from tee to green.
The closing four holes had always been a challenge and many a card had been ruined but clever bunkering had seen the par three fifteenth become a real challenge. The addition of a lake in front of the par five sixteenth again presents all golfers with a classic risk-reward challenge while the bunkering and green design at the final hole means that concentration is required right to the end.
And the new Newtown nine is a layout that challenges from the initial tee shot through the narrow trees to a green just 300m away all the way to the signature ninth hole – a par three that requires accuracy and proper club selection.
Between them, water comes into play around Tramore’s Amen corner. The downhill par four third with its green set out into the lake, the 181m par three fourth that has water left for the final 60m with a prevailing wind always blowing into the lake and the par five fifth that requires accuracy from the tee as the hole winds its way back up the hill.
And preparation has been also taken into account with a new putting green in front of the iconic clubhouse as well as a bunkering and short game area that has paid dividends already for the many teams that Tramore enters into club competitions.
The large clubhouse contains ample changing facilities for members and visitors alike and afterwards, it is a pleasure to indulge in the ambience of the bar and restaurant which boasts full catering facilities and a friendly welcoming atmosphere.
Friday’s are particularly busy with an Open Singles competition that runs year round and offers golf and food for just €25. Another great deal sees a fourball including food available on a Tuesday for just €100. Society packages are available year round while a Newtown Nine ticket is available which offers unlimited golf for €399. And of course, the annual Open Tournament is an event that has attracted golfers from all over the country since 1906. The club has a fully integrated online booking facility for members and visitors alike.
The members of Tramore Golf Club are proud of their new design and justifiably so. It is one of the premier parkland courses in the South East and as the new design settles in over the coming years, Tramore will be back where it belongs at the top of the heap!
Further details and information on our Open Tournament and specials can be found on www.tramoregolfclub.com and our Facebook page.
We are now offering Distance Membership (excess of 120km) of our 27 Hole Complex for €430.
Tramore was voted the No. 49-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2017 (Up-2);
Tramore was voted the No. 51-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2016 (Up-4);
Tramore was voted the No. 55-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2015 (Down-4);
Tramore was voted the No. 51-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2014 (Down-4);
Tramore was voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2013 (Same);
Tramore was voted the No. 47-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Tramore was voted the No. 20-rankedparkland golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2012;
Tramore was voted joint No. 24-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2012, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
Tramore was voted the No. 58-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2010;
Tramore was voted the No. 54-ranked golf course in Ireland, by "Golf Digest Ireland" in 2009;
Tramore was voted joint No. 28-Parkland/Inland Course in Ireland by "Backspin" Irelands leading Golf magazine in 2008, the panel comprised of a selection of 52 Professional and amateur golfers throughout Ireland;
|Green Fees Midweek:||€40|
|Green Fees Weekends & B.H.:||€45|
|Green Fees with a Member:||50%|
|Green Fees for Opens:||€30 Inc Meal|
|Green Fees for Seniors Opens:||€15|
|Full Membership Available:||Yes|
|Full Membership Fee for the rest of 2016:||€500|
|Full Membership Fee:||€970|
|Distance Membership Fee:||€430|
|Website||Tramore golf club website|
|Office Manager:||Geraldine Carbery|
|Lady Captain:||Sheelagh Meade|
|Hon. Secretary:||Ray Scott, Owen Kavanagh & Eileen O’Lehan|
|Club Pro:||Stephen O’Rourke|
|Hon. Treasurer:||Don Buckley, Val Burns & Sara Howard|
|Comp. Secretary:||Damian Musgrave & Mary Burns|
General Facts & Information
|Course opening hours: Daylight hours||Clubhouse opening hours: 11.00am to 11.30pm|
|Mobile phones: Not on course
||Dress Code: Neat and casual, no denim|
|Catering: Full Catering Facilities||Days to Avoid: Sundays|
|Green Fees and Welcome: Other days||Pre-booking for open Tournaments:14 Days in advance|
Tramore Golf Club Fixtures 2018 provisional*
|Open & Major Fixtures 2018 (to be Confirmed)|
|Captains' Drive-In||Saturday 6 January||Closed||1|
|President's Prize to the Ladies||Sunday 20 May||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize||Sunday 3 June||Closed||1|
|Lady Captain's Prize||Sunday 15 July||Closed||1|
|President's Prize||Sunday 29 July||Closed||1|
|Captain's Prize to the Ladiess||Sunday 12 August||Closed||1|
|Lady President's Prize||Sunday 19 September||Closed||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 5 January
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 12 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 19 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 26 January||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 2 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 9 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 16 February||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 23 February
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 2 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 9 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 16 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 23 March||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 30 March
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 6 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 13 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors||Thursday 19 April||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 20 April||Open||1|
|Dunmore East Classic||Monday 23 April||Thursday 26 April
|Dunmore East Classic Fourball||Tuesday 24 April||Open||1|
|Dunmore East Classic Long Handicap||Wednesday 25 April
|Dunmore East Classic Mixed||Thursday 26 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 27 April
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 4 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 11 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 18 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors||Thursday 24 May||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 25 May||Open||1|
|Senior Scratch Fourball||Monday 28 May
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 1 June||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford
||Wednesday 6 June||Open
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 8 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 15 June||Open||1|
|Minor Scratch Cup||Saturday 16 June||Open||1|
|Deise Golf Challenge||Tuesday 19 June||Thursday 21 June||Open
|Deise Golf Challenge||Wednesday 20 June||Open
|Deise Golf Challenge||Thursday 21 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 22 June||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford||Thursday 28 June||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 29 June
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 6 July||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles Stableford||Wednesday 11 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 13 July||Open||1|
|Juniors Open Day||Thursday 19 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 20 July||Open||1|
|Junior Scratch Cup||Saturday 21 July||Open||1|
|Inter. Scratch Cup||Saturday 21 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Seniors||Thursday 26 July||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 27 July
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 3 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 10 August||Open||1|
|Start of Open Tournament||Friday 17 August||Sunday 26 August||Open||10|
|Singles||Friday 17 August||Open||1|
|Singles||Saturday 18 August||Open||1|
|Mixed Foursomes||Saturday 18 August||Open||1|
|Singles||Sunday 19 August||Open||1|
|Ladies Singles||Monday 20 August
|Fourball||Monday 20 August||Open||1|
|Singles||Tuesday 21 August
|Ladies 11-Hole Scramble||Tuesday 21 August||Open||1|
|Singles||Wednesday 22 August
|Ladies 2-Person Team Event||Wednesday 22 August||Open||1|
||Thursday 23 August
|Fourball||Friday 24 August
|Fourball||Saturday 25 August
|Singles||Sunday 26 August||Open||1|
|Mixed Foursomes||Sunday 26 August||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford||Thursday 30 August||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 31 August
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 7 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 14 September||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 21 September||Open||1|
|Seniors Singles Stableford||Thursday 27 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 28 September
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 5 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 12 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 19 October||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 26 October
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 2 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 9 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 16 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 23 November||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 30 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 7 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 14 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 21 December||Open||1|
|L. & G. Singles Stableford||Friday 28 December||Open||1|
Card of the Course
|White||Par 72 SSS 72 5,823 m|
|Red||Par 75 SSS 74 5,226 m|
|Green||Par 72 SSS 71 5,612 m|
|Blue||Par 72 SSS 73 6,088 m|
The Ladies of Tramore Golf won the All-Ireland Junior Foursomes at Dundalk Golf Club when the beat Connacht Champions Castlebar by 2½ matches to ½ match on Saturday 24th September 2016.
They were lead out by Mia Maughan with Colette Palmer who beat Ann Gallagher with Marian Martyn by 3 and 2, they were followed by Lucia Ahearn O’Flaherty with Sarah Howard who recorded a halve against Breda Gilvarry with Regina Kerr, in the bottom match Mary Cantwell with Rachel Mulcahy beat Margaret Tighe with Bernie Burke by 3 and 1.
They played Cahir Park Golf Club in their Semi-Final and won by 2-matches to 1-match against the Tipperary Club. First on the tee was Collette Palmer with Mia Maughan who lost out to Bernadette Carroll with Michelle Keating by 4 and 3, they were followed by Sarah Howard with Lucia Ahern O'Flaherty who recorded a 2-hole win over Catherine Costigan with Chris Noonan, in the bottom match Rachel Mulcahy with Mary Cantwell had a very comfortable 6 and 5 win over Yvonne Morrisson with Patricia Browne.
They played Ulster Champions Belvoir Park in the Quarter-Final on the Thursday and recorded a 2-matches to 1-match win, they were lead out again by Mia Maughan with Colette Palmer who beat Judy Simpson with Marie Canavan by 1-hole, next on the tee was Lucia Ahearn O'Flaherty with Sarah Howard who went down to Sue Cashman with Johanna Shields by 8 and 6, in the bottom match Mary Cantwell with Rachel Mulcahy recorded a 3 and 1 win over Ann Boden with Donna Finlay.
Tramore Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Shannon Golf Club in 2014 when they beat Limerick Golf Club in the Final.
They beat Mitchelstown Golf Club by 4-matches to 1-match in the opening round of the qualifiers on their home course and followed this with a win over near neighbours Faithlegg Golf Club by a similar score; they had a 3½-matches to 1½-matches over Thurles Golf Club to reach the Munster Semi-Finals.
They met Doneraile Golf Club at Shannon Golf Club on 17th August, they were lead by Alan Thomas who lost his match against Damien Carey by 2-holes, he was followed by Robin Dawson who beat Tim O’Mahony by 2 and 1, next up was Paul Flynn halved his match against John Hickey, the penultimate match of Chris Butler against David Finn went 3 and 1 to the Waterford club, in the bottom match David Kiely had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over Michael Quirke.
They met Limerick Golf Club in the decider and were lead by Robin Dawson who beat Sean Poucher by 2-holes, he was followed by Paul Flynn who had a 3 and 2 win over Mark MacGrath, next up was Alan Thomas lost out to Pat Murray by 2 and 1, in the penultimate match Chris Butler beat Michael Reddan by 2 and 1, in the bottom match David Kiely lost out to Darragh Fitzgerald by 3 and 2.
They made their way to Carton House to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on the O’Meara Course where they were drawn against Leinster Champions Rosslare Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final and recorded a3 ½-matchs to 1½-matches win over Rosslare.
First on the tee was Robin Dawson who lost his match against Gary Collins by 4 and 3, next up was Paul Flynn who had to go all the way to the 20th-hole before securing the point against Mark Mullen, he was followed by Chris Butler who had a 4 and 3 win over Tony O’Leary, in the penultimate match Alan Thomas went up the 19th against Paul Murphy before booking their place in the All-Ireland Final on the Saturday, the bottom match od David Kiely against Ian Lynch was halved.
They met Connacht Champions Co. Sligo Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final they were lead again by Robin Dawson who beat Sean Flanagan by 2 and 1, he was followed by Paul Flynn who lost out to Declan Reidy by 2 and 1, next up was Chris Butler who had a comfortable 5 and 4 win over David Brady, in the penultimate match Alan Thomas and Steffan O’Hara had each a relatively short put to win the green pennant but Alan decided to call it a halve and so they went up the 19th before Tramore were declared Champions, in the bottom match David Kiely lost by 2-holes to Mark Morrissey.
Tramore Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup at Kinsale Golf Club on Sunday 12th August 2012, when they beat Limerick Golf Club by 3½-matches to 1½-matches.They had a very convincing 4-matches to 1-match win over Cork Golf Club in the Semi-Final.
The team was Peter Power, Chris Butler, Rabin Dawson, Alan Thomas, David Kiely and Ronan Walsh, they were managed by Owen Kavanagh and Roger Kennedy.
They made their way to Kinsale Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland deciders on Friday 21st September when they were drawn against Ulster Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals.
First on the tee was Peter Power who lost out to Colm Campbell Jnr. by 5 and 4, next up was Chris Butler who beat R. Reavet by the minimum 1-hole, he was followed by Alan Thomas who took Walker Cup hero to the 19th before conceding the point. In the penultimate match Rabin Dawson went all the way to the 19th before conceding his match to Stephen Coulter, the bottom match of David Kelly was halved with Ryan Gribben. Warrenpoint lost out to Castle by 3-matches to 2-matches in the All-Ireland decider the following morning.
Tramore Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Barton Shield when they beat Bandon Golf Club by 7-holes at Clonmel Golf Club on Sunday 14th August 2011.
They made the long journey to Castlerock Golf Club to compete in the All-Ireland decider the following September. They were drawn against Connaught Champions Athenry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. First on the tee was Chris Butler with Declan King who beat Mark King with Michael Lane by 2-holes, they were followed by Alan Thomas with David Kiely who halved their match with Conor Waters with David Byrne.
The met Ulster Champions Warrenpoint Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final the following day. They were lead again by Chris Butler with Declan King who were narrowly beaten by Paul Reavey with Stephen Coulter by a single hole, they were followed by Alan Thomas with David Kiely who halved their match against Ryan Gribben with Colm Campbell Jnr. So it was not to be for Tramore “that 1-hole”
It was on to Enniscrone Golf Club for the National Finals, where they where drawn against Ulster Champions Banbridge Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final on Wednesday 13th September.
First on the tee was Danny Linehan against Neil Clydesdale with the Ulster man winning by 3 and 2. He was followed By Alan Browne drawn against Trevor Woods with a similar result. Next up was Barrie Rogers against Jonathan Burns who lost out by 2 and 1. Paul O’Sullivan had a run-away victory against Gareth Gillespie by 8 and 6. Last on the tee was John O’Brien who halved his match with Rory Madeley.
2005 Lady Captain Mary Barry (15) and her Captain's Prize winner Amanda O'Connor (27) qualified in the Volkswagen/Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic at Waterford Golf Club on Thursday 22 nd September, when they returned a fine score of 39 points in this scotch foursomes format to be only 1 point off the Castlecomer pairing of Kathleen Hogan and Ann Kennelly. It was off to the National Finals at The Heritage Golf Club on Monday 3 rd October where they were paired with the Castlecomer pair.
Tramore Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup and where drawn against Connacht Champions Athenry Golf Club in the All-Ireland Semi-Final at Shannon Golf Club on 17th September 2004. They defeated Athenry by 3 ½ matches to 1 ½ matches when the team was Michael Burns who beat Mark King by 3 & 1, John Mitchell beat Conor Waters 2 & 1, Peter Power beat Michel Lane 4 & 3, young Clancy Bowe halved his match with Barry Donoghue and Derek Burns lost his match to Michael Mulryan 2 & 1.
They met Ulster Champions Ballyclare Golf Club in the All-Ireland Final on Saturday when Michael Burns was drawn against Johnny Foster, Clancy Bowe was drawn against Robert Forsythe, Derek Burns was drawn against Steven Rea, John Mitchell was drawn against Simon McConnell and Peter Power was drawn against Colin Steele.
Clancy Bowe was selected on the Munster team for the Interprovincial Matches played at Portmarnock Golf Club from 11th to 13th August 2004.
Tramore Golf Club were Runners-Up in the Munster Final of the Barton Shield when they went down to Nenagh at Lahinch Golf Club in 2002. The team was Michael Burns, Noel Cunningham, John Mitchell, Noel Jackman and Rory Fitzgerald. They were, captained by Peter Power.
Clancy Bowe was selected on the Irish Boy's International Team to play the Home Internationals at Blairgowrie, Scotland in early August 2002.
Tramore won the East Munster region of the Barton Shield on the 24th of June 2001. They beat Clonmel by 8-holes in the Area Final. The team was P. Power, M. Burns, J. Mitchell and young C. Bowe.
Clancy Bowe was selected for the Irish Boys' team for the World Junior Championships, in Hyogo, Japan from 15th to 18th June. He was also on the team for the Home Internationals at Moortown, Leeds in August 2001.
Prior to 2001:
Tramore Golf Club won the All-IrelandBarton Shield at Co. Sligo in 1994, with Cathal Barry, Noel Cunningham, John Mitchell, Eddie Power, Peter Power and Alan Thomas, they were captained by Kevin Murray.
They won the All-Ireland Irish Junior Cup on their home course in 1984, the squad was T. A. Grace, S. Kiely, M. O'Sullivan, W. Murphy, A. Tracy, F. O'Sullivan, B. Kennelly and H. Murray, they were captained by N. Jackman.
Tramore Golf Club won the All-IrelandIrish Senior Cup at Killarney G. C. in 1992, when the squad was Cathal Barry, Michael Burns, Paddy Butler, Noel Cunningham, John Mitchell, Peter Power and Eddie Power. They were captained by Seamus Kiely and managed by Michael J. Murphy.
Tramore Golf Club won the All-IrelandBarton Shield at Kilarney G. C. in 1992, with Cathal Barry, Michael Burns, Paddy Butler, Noel Cunningham, John Mitchell, Peter Power and Eddie Power. They were captained by Seamus Kiely and managed by Michael J. Murphy.
Tramore Boys' won the Irish Schools' All-Ireland in 1995, with Alan Thomas, Gerry Foley, Ian St. John, Derek Burns, Peter Thomas and Paul Coffey, they were captained by Pat McEvoy.
Tramore Golf Club won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 1979, when the team was, M. O'Sullivan, D. Cantwell, J. Mitchell, D. O'Connor, J. O'Brien, M. Burns, P. Butler and F. Reynolds.
They won the Munster Final of the Irish Senior Cup in 1985, when the team was, F. O'Sullivan, J. Mitchell, J. O'Brien, P. Butler, A. Treacy, E. Power and M. Burnes, they were captained by N. Jackman.
They were Munster Champions in the Irish Senior Cup in 1991, when the team was Eddie Power, Cathal Barry, Paddy Butler, Peter Power, Michael Burnes, and John Michael. they were captained by Seamie Kiely and managed by Michael Murphy.
Tramore Golf Club won the Munster Championship of the Irish Junior Cup in 1982, when the team was, S. Kiely, A. Kenmealy, K. Murphy, C. O'Reilly, W. Murphy, T. Grace and W. O'Connor, they were captained by N. Jackman. They won it again in 1989, and were Runners-up in the All-Ireland Final at Woodbrook Golf Club.
Tramore Golf Club won the Munster Championship of the Irish Mixed Foursomes and were All-Ireland Finalists in 1990, when the team was, Con Murphy, John Bradley, Peter O'Flaherty, Stella Grace, Helen Costello, Mary Rose Martin, Peter Power, John Mitchell, Bill Lawlor, Rose Power, Bridget Bolster, Mia Hardiman and Karen O'Brien, they were captained by Michael J. Murphy.
The Ladies of Tramore Golf Club won the ILGU Midland District Senior Cup in 1989, when the team was, Catherine Bird, Bridget Bolster, Karen O'Brien, Helen Costello, Stella Grace and Mai Hardiman, they were captained by Emer Higgins.
They won it the previous year with, Catherine Bird, Stella Grace, Maeve Sheedy, Bridget Bolster and Helen Costello, they were captained by Madeline Wallis.
They won the ILGU Midland Region of the Senior Cup in 1992, when the team was, Catherine Bird, Mia Hardiman, Bridget Bolster, Stella Grace, Karen O'Brien, Helen Costello and Anne-Marie Power, they were captained by Joyce Moran.
They won the ILGU Midland Plate in 2001, when the team was, E. Cullinan, P. Maddox, T. Quinlan, M. Maughan, C. Fox and A. Brett, they were captained by M. Canty.
They won the ILGU Midland Trophy in 1997, when the team was, Kathleen Weir, Annette Birtwistle, Ann Mitchell, Maria Kavanagh, Betty Bowe, they were captained by Marian Cantwell and managed bt Emer Higgins.
They won it prior to that in 1995, when the team was, Kathleen Weir, Marcella Garvey, Annette Birtwistle, Honor Cassidy, Jill Kenny and Rose Power.
They won the ILGU Midland League in 1987, when the team was, Catherine Bird, Helen Costello, Maeve Sheedy, Rose Power and Stella Grace, they captained by Bridget Bolster.
They won the Midland League in 1983, when the team was, Stella Grace, Bridget Bolster, Catherine Bird and Helen Costello.
They won the Midland Cup in 1979, with M. Garvey, E. Higgins, I. O'Reilly, R. Ryle and S. Grace.
They won the Midland Shield in 1979, with, H. Costello, P. Cantwell, M. Treacy and J. O'Connor.
Tramore Ladies won the Midland League Trophy in 1974, when the team was, P. Breen, P. O'Sullivan, A. Power and E. Higgins.
Kitty Bird captained the Irish Girls' Golf Team in 1981 and 1982, her daughter Catherine captained them in 1991 and 1992.
A. McIlraith was elected to the council of the Munster Branch of the GUI for 2001.
Clancy Bowe was selected on the Boys' Home International team at Portmarnock G. C. on 9th to 11th August, 2000.
Mary Rose Martin (18), Lady Captain 2000 and her Captain's prize winner Mia Maughan (33) qualified for the National Finals of the Volkswagen-Irish Independent Lady Captain's Classic on their home course in September, 2000, with a score of 41pts. The final was played at Druid's Glen.
Members who played representative golf for Country or Province;
J. C. Brown represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1933 to 1953 playing 52-times won 19-matches halved three and lost 30-matches accumulating 41-points;
I. M. Burns represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1973 to 1983 playing 12-times won 4-matches halved three and lost 5-matches accumulating 11-points;
Eddie Power represented Ireland as a Senior International from 1987 to1999 playing 47-matches won 19-times halved four and lost 24-match accumulating 42-points. He represented Ireland at international Youths level from 1984 to 1986 playing 6-matches, won 2-matches and lost 4-matches accumulating 4-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1982 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 3-matches accumulating 6-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1986 to 1999 playing 76-times won 39-matches halved four and lost 33-matches accumulating 82-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1982 to 1986 playing 18-times won 10-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 10-points;
Clancy Bowe represented Ireland at international Youths level in 2004 playing 2-matches, won 1-match and lost 1-match accumulating 2-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level from 2000 to 2002 playing 23-times won 12-matches halved one and lost 10-matches accumulating 25-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 2003 to 2007 playing 16-times won 7-matches halved three and lost 6-matches accumulating 17-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 2001 playing 6-times won 3-matches halved two and lost 1-match accumulating 8-points. He represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships in 2000 playing 6-times won 3-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 6-points;
D. P. O’Connor* was selected as an Irish Youths International in 1980 playing 2-matches. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1979 to 1980 playing 6-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1978 to 1980 playing 12-times won 7-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 14-points;
Alan Thomas represented Ireland at international Youths level in 1998 playing 4-matches won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points. He represented Ireland at Irish Boys level in 1995 playing 7-times won 4-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 8-points. He represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1998 to 1999 playing 10-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 7-matches accumulating 5-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1996 to 1998 playing 12-times won 4-matches halved two and lost 6-matches accumulating 10-points.He represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 1993 to 1994 playing 11-times won 4-matches and lost 7-matches accumulating 8-points;
J. Burns represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial from 1972 to 1988 playing 75-times won 41-matches halved six and lost 28-matches accumulating 88-points;
A. Howlett represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 1963 playing 4-times won 3-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 6-points;
P. Power represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 2001 playing 5-times won 0-matches and lost 5-matches accumulating 0-points. He represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1987 playing 5-times won 1-match halved one and lost 4-matches accumulating 2-points;
M. Sheridan represented Munster as a Senior Interprovincial in 2000 playing 1-time won 0-matches and lost 1-match accumulating 0-points;
C. Barry represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1990 to 1992 playing 11-times won 4-matches halved one and lost 6-matches accumulating 9-points;
N. Cassidy* represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1967;
D. Hayes represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1989 playing 5-times won 1-match and lost 4-matches accumulating 2-points;
D. King represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level from 1968 to 1971 playing 10-times won 2-matches halved one and lost 3-matches accumulating 5-points;
T. McSweeney represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1978 playing 1-time won 1-match and lost 0-matches accumulating 2-points;
F. Reynolds represented Munster at Youths’ Interprovincial level in 1978 playing 4-times won 2-matches and lost 2-matches accumulating 4-points;
Derek Burns represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 1996 to 1997 playing 12-times won 4-matches and lost 8-matches accumulating 8-points;
Declan King represented Munster in the Boys Interprovincial Championships from 2006 to 2007 playing 12-times won 3-matches halved one and lost 8-matches accumulating 7-points;
D. Morris represented Connacht at Senior Interprovincial level in 1973 playing 4-times won 1-match and lost 3-matches accumulating 2-points;
Bernadette O'Leary played for the Irish Girls' in 1987;
Catherine O'Leary played for the Irish Girls' in 1988;
Ann Marie Power played for Ireland in the Girls' Home Internationals at Moseley Golf Club, in 1992;
History of Tramore
The "Golfing Annual" 1896-97 records the Waterford and Tramore Golf Club as having affiliated to the GUI. There is some confusion as to the exact date of institution of this club. It would appear that the club went into decline as a result of storm damage that hit the club on St. Stephen's Day, 1896, when the clubhouse was destroyed and completely covered some of the best greens with shingle.
The "Irish Times" on the 1st January 1902, reports "The first AGM of the recently revived Tramore Golf Club was held in the Grand Hotel on Monday. The course is situated on the Burrow, the golf clubhouse, last hole and first tee being only a stone’s throw from the grandstand of the well-known racecourse. The course is on the land belonging to Mr. Martin J. Murphy J. P., at a rent of nothing a year" The club moved later that year to an eighteen-hole nearer the town that was laid out by Tom Hood of the Royal Dublin. The "Irish Golfing Guide" 1912 records another tragic episode in the club's history "A new course has been laid out by Willie Park, owing to the inroads of the sea on the old course. The new course promises well and commands beautiful views of the sea and land". The club remained at this location until a new eighteen-holes were built at its present location in 1937. The course was designed by Capt. H. L. C. Tippet, of Walton Heath, on a 130-acre site.
Roll of Honour
|T. Quinlan||1989||Ladies Captain|
|M. Kenny||1989||Ladies President|
|M. J. Murphy||1989||Men's Captain|
|M. Cronin||1990||Ladies Captain|
|J. Lardner||1990||Ladies President|
|D. Musgrave||1990||Men's Captain|
|S. Hewison||1991||Ladies Captain|
|M. Maguie||1991||Ladies President|
|J. A. Croke||1991||Men's Captain|
|E. Cantwell||1992||Ladies Captain|
|P. Breen||1992||Ladies President|
|P. Martin||1992||Men's Captain|
|P. J. O'Sullivan||1992||President|
|S. Meade||1993||Ladies Captain|
|A. Harpur||1993||Ladies President|
|W. Bolster||1993||Men's Captain|
|T. J. Barrett||1993||President|
|K. O'Leary||1994||Ladies Captain|
|M. Daly||1994||Ladies President|
|M. Burns||1994||Men's Captain|
|M. McCann||1995||Ladies Captain|
|K. Kennedy||1995||Ladies President|
|O. O'Sullivan||1995||Men's Captain|
|M. J. Maguie||1995||President|
|S. Grace||1996||Ladies Captain|
|E. Brennan||1996||Ladies President|
|D. Kenny||1996||Men's Captain|
|M. J. Murphy||1996||President|
|C. Musgrave||1997||Ladies Captain|
|E. Mitchell||1997||Ladies President|
|C. Murphy||1997||Men's Captain|
|Dr. E Mitchell||1997||President|
|M. Phelan-Murphy||1998||Ladies Captain|
|E. Butler||1998||Ladies President|
|T. Brett||1998||Men's Captain|
|T. A. Grace||1998||President|
|Lelia Hall||1999||Ladies Captain|
|C. Doyle||1999||Ladies President|
|Bill Halley||1999||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. Mary Rose Martin||2000||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. C. O'Regan||2000||Ladies President|
|Mr. T. A. Barry||2000||Men's Captain|
|Mary Canty||2001||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. T. Quinlan||2001||Ladies President|
|Kevin Murray||2001||Men's Captain|
|Mrs. A. Hennessy||2002||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. Cronin||2002||Ladies President|
|Owen Kavanagh||2002||Men's Captain|
|H. Cassidy||2003||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. S. Hewison||2003||Ladies President|
|Michael Delaney||2003||Men's Captain|
|Joyce Moran||2004||Ladies Captain|
|Mrs. M. Wallis||2004||Ladies President|
|James Reidy||2004||Men's Captain|
|Marry Barry||2005||Ladies Captain|
|Sheila Meade||2005||Ladies President|
|John Cassidy||2005||Men's Captain|
|Josephine St. John||2006||Ladies Captain|
|Kay O'Leary||2006||Ladies President|
|Nicky Power||2006||Men's Captain|
|Kathleen Weir||2007||Ladies Captain|
|Molly McCann||2007||Ladies President|
|John Brennan||2007||Men's Captain|
|Marian Cantwell||2008||Ladies Captain|
|Stella Grace||2008||Ladies President|
|Roger Kennedy||2008||Men's Captain|
|Irene O'Reilly||2009||Ladies Captain|
|Claire Musgrave||2009||Ladies President|
|Maurice Power||2009||Men's Captain|
|Carol-Ann Fox||2010||Ladies Captain|
|Margaret Phelan-Murray||2010||Ladies President|
|Michael Carey||2010||Men's Captain|
|Annette Birtwistle||2011||Ladies Captain|
|Mary-Rose Martin||2011||Ladies President|
|Gabriel Kennedy||2011||Men's Captain|
|Marie Gribb||2012||Ladies Captain|
|Mary Canty||2012||Ladies President|
|Fred Blackett||2012||Men's Captain|
|Bid Cullinane||2013||Ladies Captain|
|Helen Costello||2013||Ladies President|
|Tom Corcoran||2013||Men's Captain|
|Helen Nolan||2014||Ladies Captain|
|Aggie Brett||2014||Ladies President|
|John Mitchell||2014||Men's Captain|
|Breda Canty||2015||Ladies Captain|
|David Jackman||2015||Men's Captain|
|Mary Burns||2016||Ladies Captain|
|John Purcell||2016||Men's Captain|
|Noreen O’Shea||2017||Ladies Captain|
|Noel Cunningham||2017||Men's Captain|
|Sheelagh Meade||2018||Ladies Captain|
|Ray Scott||2018||Men's Captain|
|Catherine Bird||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|Helen Costello||2018||Lowest Ladies Handicap|
|John Mitchell (+1)||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Declan King||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
|Robin Dawson||2018||Lowest Men's Handicap|
Holes in One at Tramore
|Member||Date||Hole No.||Club Used||Distance|
|Con Murphy||9 August 1997||15th||117 m|
|John Clancy||22 February 2004||6th||154 m|
|Paul Flynn||24 May 2014||15th||114 m