Another cracking Irish Golfer event at Cork Golf Club

Bernie McGuire

And so it continued!  Another outstanding day was had by all the participants at the Irish Golfer Event at Cork Golf Club yesterday.

Event 6 of the 14 series Irish Golfer Tour took place yesterday at Cork Golf Club. Blistering sunshine all day, a drop (literally) of rain in the afternoon and a day of fun, laughter and more than a little competition, saw the field compete on one of the best parkland courses in the country. It was not just the weather that was blistering either as some serious scores were posted. Liam Hickey (Rathdowney) pictured above began the year playing off 18 and teed it up yesterday after being cut to 12. Liam carded a stunning one over par gross score to claim top spot in category two with seven shots to spare – welcome to a single digit handicap Liam !

Category one was a much tighter affair with Martin Devlin (39 points) just edging out Ben Harte (38 points).
Both category winners now advance to the grand final tournament of champions taking place at the K Club Palmer Ryder Cup Course on Sunday October 14th. The select field at the K Club will be made up of our 28 category winners from the season plus the Top 10 players on the Nature Valley Order of Merit.

The results from Cork were as follows;

6th July

Category #1 (Up to 11 Handicap)

1st Place – Martin Devlin (10) 39 pts – Taylormade M3 Driver
2nd Place – Ben Harte (5) 38 pts – Taylormade M3 Three-wood
3rd Place – John O’Sullivan (4) 37 pts – Taylormade M3 Rescue

Category #2 (12-24 handicap / 36 ladies)

1at Place – Liam Hickey (12) 47 pts – Taylormade M4 Driver
2nd Place – Eugene Ryan (12) 40 pts – Taylormade M4 Three-wood
3rd Place – Mary R. Barry (21) 39 pts – Taylormade M4 Rescue

Best Gross

Kieran Kennedy (Scr) 74 – GolfBuddy GPS

Nearest The Pin

13th Hole – Mick O’Toole – Motocaddy S5 Connect

Longest Drive

Lar Ryan – TaylorMade Stand Bag

The battle for the Nature Valley Order of Merit is hotting up too and the complete standings will be published on Monday.

Event 7 of the series takes place in Bunclody Golf & Fishing Club on Sunday August 15th and there are still places available so get booking

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