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Brian McElhinney

Professional Golfer


+353 86 214 4422



North West Golf Club,

Lisfannan, Fahan, Co. Donegal, F93 W0VC, Ireland

Date of Birth:

17th September 1982


A Bit About Brian

Brian burst on the scene in 2003. He had already won several titles at boys' and youths' level, but now he was ready to move up a gear. He won the North of Ireland Championship at Royal Portrush, beating Ballyclare's Johnny Foster by one hole and then reached new heights when he won the European Amateur Championship. 2004 was to bring even greater glory. In the final of the Irish Close played at Donegal Golf Club, he was up against his great friend and club mate Michael McGeady. In a bruising match where no quarter was asked or given, Brian won by one hole.

Then it was on to greater things at Royal Birkdale which meant automatic entry into the British Open and the Masters at Augusta. What a surreal world to be living in! How many people have stayed in the 'Crow's Nest' at Augusta, Bobby Jones' attic in the clubhouse - a handful, and Brian is among them. His experience in 2006 will live with him forever, playing in the masters with five times British Open Championship Tom Watson and 2005 US Open champion Michael Campbell.

His Record

Championships Record

1998 - Donegal Boys' Champion

2000 - Connacht Boys' Champion

2000 - Tom Montgomery Boys' Order of Merit Champion

2003 - Connacht Youths Champion

2003 - North of Ireland Champion

2003 - European Amateur Champion

2003 - JB Carr Order of Merit Youth Champion

2004 - Irish Close Champion

2004 - Willie Gill Order of Merit Senior Champion

2005 - British Amateur Champion

Representative Honours

1999 - Ulster Boys (Inter-provincials)

2000 - Ireland Boys (Home Internationals)

2001 - Ireland World Boys U-19

2002 - Ireland Youths (European Team Championships)

2002/2003 - Ulster Youth (Inter-provincials)

2003/2004 - Ulster Senior (Inter-provincials)

2003/2005 - Ireland (Home Internationals)

2004 - Ireland (Eisenhower Trophy World Cup)

2004 - Europe (Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy - Europe V Pacific Asia)

2003 & 2005 - Ireland (European Team Championships)

2005 - Great Britian and Ireland (Walker Cup)

2005 - North West (Winners Irish Senior Cup)


2003 - Donegal Sports Personality of the Year

2003 - Awarded Honorary Life Membership of North West Golf Club

2004 & 2005 - Irish Golf Writers' Award for Men's Amateur of the Year

2005 - Radio Foyle Sports Personality of the Year Award

2005 - Renault Sports Award (For Young Up and Coming Golfers)

Other Achievements

2004 - Played in the British Open at Troon

2005 - Played in the British Open at St. Andrew's

2006 - Georgia Cup (Winner of British Amateur V U.S Amateur Champion)

2006 - Played in the U.S Masters

Brian also won the Debonair Cup (Local Cup) at the age of 12. He then went on to defend the title successfully for the following five years.

Tour Appearances

European Tour

Challenge Tour

Europro Tour

PGA Irish Region


By contact the pro shop on : (074) 936-1715 or email 

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