Courtesy of INPHO
European Tour players Peter Lawrie and Damien McGrane took the honours in Des Smyth’s president’s prize at the final outing of the Links Golfing Society at Royal Dublin last week.
Second to Lawrie was FORE Ireland’s David Mortimer with a 72, and Frank Leonard from Knightsbrook a shot further back on 73. Jim Carvill (Warrenpoint), off plus one, was best of a trio on 74 that included Jude Doyle from St Anne’s and local Joe Enright, off eight.
McGrane’s 69 in the gross was three clear of Ashbourne’s John Dwyer, with Eamonn Brady from Clontarf on 73. Stuart Taylor from The Island took fourth place from Gary Cullen from Beaverstown, and Robert Giles from Greenore after all three finished on 74.
David Mortimer and Enright also figured in the team prize with Tony Diamond on an eight-under-par 64. Pat O’Brien from Laytown and Bettystown won the gross in the over 50s, with Terry Lilly from Slade Valley taking the nett.
Fore Ireland was created earlier last season to support Irish professional and amateur golfers fulfil their ultimate ambitions, which in some instances is playing on the European Tour. By introducing a team element and a sense of camaraderie in what is an individual sport, the players work together towards reaching their objective, which each believe has been helped dealing with the challenges.
In 2009 the players with FORE Ireland include Michael Collins, David Mortimer, Mark Staunton and Ted Higgins Jnr.
For further information on the players go to www.foreireland.com.