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Trophy success for Molly & Harry

Rockport siblings Molly (13) and Harry (8) O’Hara enjoyed a season of success, winning an impressive collection of silverware between them.

Both Molly and Harry are members of Clandeboye Golf Club and represent the Rockport School Golf Academy - a first of its kind in Ireland and give pupils the unique opportunity to combine academic studies with dedicated timetabled time to practice their golf.  It offers an outstanding opportunity for aspiring young champions and goes beyond simply playing as members are taught golf etiquette, rules, course management, green-keeping and caddying.  

Molly has been placed onto the Elite Squad and despite only being 8 years old Harry is playing on the Development Squad. In a recent addition to Harry’s development he joins the Elite players once a month too!

This season Molly and Harry have enjoyed phenomenal success in a wide range of golfing competitions. Harry was awarded first place in the Connacht/Munster/Leinster/Grand Final and Irish Open Tournaments, and at the British Championships held at St Andrews Golf Harry achieved a superb 8th position.

Molly (playing off 5) competed in the European Championships and was gained 6th place in the U12 Girls. She also reprrsented Ulster in Interprovincial matches and won the Ulster Girls' Trophy.

Overall Molly’s greatest achievement this year has been picking up 1st in the Wee Wonders British Championships Girls 11-12 at St Andrews.  She has also just returned from Marbella on the Rockport 2017 Sports Tour where she especially enjoyed playing the course at La Cala.

Mr Ray O’Hara, the siblings’ father says “Molly was honoured to be chosen as Juvenile Girl Captain for Clandeboye Golf Club and Harry plays off a man’s handicap of 28, so their love of the game of golf continues to grow. They really enjoy being part of the Golf Academy and having the dedicated time to practice and play is ideal. As a parent I know it was a great decision and that’s reflected in how happy my children are at Rockport. 

 Molly & Harry O’Hara with their impressive collection of trophies from the past season

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Written by E Thompson Posted on 27/10/2017

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