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Golf, a sport for all

Golf, a sport for all

Shining a light on inclusive sport

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Golf is a sport for all and our 25th annual Golf Classic proved this!

We held our Golf Classic in Monkstown Golf Club on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th August. Keen golfers joined people of all abilities for our golf fundraiser, which is kindly sponsored by O'Flynn Exhams Solicitors. 

A total of 58 teams, primarily from the Cork corporate community, teed off over the two days at Monkstown Golf Club. Two teams of people supported by Cope Foundation took part in the tournament and the Northern Ireland Blind Golf Association also attended. 

The Overall Winner of the event and proud recipient of the Bord Gáis Perpetual Trophy was Mr. Frank Malone and his team. In 2nd was Mr. Gary Duffy and his team, and 3rd prize went to the team representing Goldcrop. 

The winner of the Longest Drive  competition, sponsored by First South Credit Union Ltd. was Damien Crowley, of Southcoast Homes and Construction (men's competition),  and Mary Purcell of the Desmond Group (ladies competition). 

The winner of the Nearest The Pin competition, sponsored by Carbery Group, was Billy Finn, of Cuddy O'Leary and Foley. Johnson &  Perrott sponsored the car for the much anticipated Hole in One competition, but there was no winner, unfortunately. 

An impressive golf simulator experience called TrackMan was enjoyed by all participants on the day and this was sponsored by Bluebird Care Ireland.  A special Trackman nearest the pin competition was won by Brian Walsh, of Intelligo. 

Huge thanks to our teams, sponsors, donors and the wonderful crew in Monkstown Golf Club who all helped to make the event such a success. 

Credit to Matthew Murphy Photography for some of the images.