Irish Golfer Series sweeps through stunning Slieve Russell

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Our latest Irish Golfer Event stopped off at the always popular and stunning surrounds of PGA National Slieve Russell where players were treated to the pristine fairways of the Cavan parkland.

With three categories in operation this year once more and over €5,000 in prizes, it was a typically competitive day but a wet morning ensured the course was playing its full yardage and that showed in the scoring.

36 points proved enough for Charlie Smyth to book his place in October’s Grand Final at the K Club. The 8-handicapper pipped Padraig O’Connor into second place by a point and also took home a TaylorMade SIM Driver for the effort.

In an even tighter contest in Category Two, it took a count-back to separate the winner, James Farrell, from runner-up Paddy Donovan after both players returned superb 37 point hauls on the day.

The best scoring of all was reserved for the Ladies Category where 9 handicap Michelle Hackett broke the 40points barrier with a haul of 40 to race to a four point win – we’ll see Michelle and hopefully her new TaylorMade SIM Max driver at the Grand Final in the K Club.

In the Nearest the Pin competition, how Stephen Corley didn’t have a hole-in-one we’ll never know but with his ball stopping a mere inch from the hole, there was no denying him closest honours and the prized Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley that goes with it.

Michelle Hackett’s day got even better when she collected a TaylorMade stand bag for taking out the ladies Long Drive competition as David Brady claimed the gents honours.

Meanwhile, the Gross went to the ultra consistent Lar Ryan whose two-over par round of 74 saw him bag another Sureshot Laser Rangefinder.

Thanks again to everyone who took part and well done to all of our winners, especially our category winners who we will see at our Grand Final later this year. A member of our events team will get in contact with you early this week to arrange collection or delivery of your prize.

Our next event is at Seapoint Golf Links (September 13th) so if you wish to book, click HERE

Don’t forget to keep checking for updated Nature Valley Order of Merit details and the latest news on the events series.

Please find below the results in each of the categories;
CATEGORY #1  (Gents up to 11 handicap)
1st Place CHARLIE SMYTH  (36pts / 8 h’cap) TaylorMade SIM Driver + Grand Final Place
2nd Place PADRAIG O’CONNOR (35pts / 7 h’cap)TaylorMade SIM 3-Wood
3rd Place  GEOFF EDGAR BB9 (34pts / 7 h’cap) TaylorMade Spider X Putter
CATEGORY #2  (Gents 12-24 handicap)
1st Place JAMES FARRELL BB6 (37pts /13 h’cap) TaylorMade SIM Max Driver + Grand Final Place
2nd Place PADDY DONOVAN (37pts / 13 h’cap) TaylorMade SIM Max 3-Wood
3rd Place IAN GORBY BB6 (36 pts / 12 h’cap)TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue
CATEGORY #3  (Ladies)
1st Place MICHELLE HACKETT  (40 pts / 9 h’cap)TaylorMade SIM Max Driver + Grand Final Place
2nd Place MEGAN GRIFFITH KEANE (36 pts / 27 h’cap)  TaylorMade SIM Max 3-Wood
3rd Place ANNE SEERY BB9 (31 pts / 27 h’cap)  TaylorMade Hi-Toe Wedge
Nearest The Pin  (11th Hole)
STEPHEN CORLEY  (Distance of 1.5 inches – almost a hole in one!) Motocaddy S1 Electric Trolley
Longest Drive   (15th Hole)
MICHELLE HACKETT (Ladies) TaylorMade Stand Bag
DAVID BRADY (Gents) TaylorMade Stand Bag
Best Gross
LAR RYAN (74 gross / +2) Sureshot Laser Rangefinder
The SSS for gents on the scorecard today was 72 (36 pts) and for ladies was 73 (35 pts) and if you recorded a better score than SSS you must report this to your club as an away score.

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