Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Shannon Golf Club - Moriarty powers to victory

The 1st hole at Shannon GC.
Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) carded a four under par round of 68 to win the Dr William Flynn Memorial Pro-Am at Shannon GC, yesterday.

Moriarty, winner of last year's PGA Ulster Championship, produced a bogey free round of golf to beat David Ryan, Damien McGrane and Liam Bowler by two shots.

The 35-year-old went to the turn in three under 35 with birdies at the third, fifth
and eighth.

He continued his smooth progess after the turn, carding eight pars and a birdie at the par four 15th.

Damien McGrane and his team of amateurs claimed the pro-am prize with a fine score of 92 points.

View of the par three 17th, one of the great par threes in Ireland.
Shannon requires precision off the tee with the thick lines of pine trees shepherding you along fairways. Balls simply do not penetrate the canopy and, instead, drop straight down onto a bed of pine needles... which makes the next shot... difficult. It is a sweet course to play, with a lovely rhythm, but to enjoy it at its best you might want to leave the driver in the bag.

The par five 18th sweeps right through the trees. (The clubhouse
is on the right of the photo.)

Dr William Flynn Memorial Pro-Am.
Sponsored by Taylor Made at Shannon Golf Club (Par 72)
Leading scores
1 C Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance Ltd) 68
T 2 D Ryan (Cahir Park GC); D McGrane; L Bowler (Wexford GC) 70
T 5 E Brady (Clontarf GC); N Murray (Massereene GC); C Molloy (Blackwood GC); M McDermott (Pure Golf Leopardstown) 71

T 9 J Bolger (Kilkenny GC); D Higgins (Waterville GC); N O'Briain (Old Conna GC); D Sugrue (Killarney Golf & Fishing Club) 72

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