Peter Kelly shot a very impressive 40 points to win the inaugural President’s Prize at Castlemartyr. It was the first time that the club held a President’s Prize, that was down to the fact that legendary golfer and commentator Peter Alliss was proposed as club President in January. The 85 year old also holds that title in Old Thorns, Castlemartyr’s parent resort, but unfortunately he was unable to attend. The club were treated to a five minute video however recorded at his home, and he outlined some of the exciting plans that the new owners have for the Ron Kirby designed course.
Over 100 golfers took part in the competition, and on Saturday night the club hosted Peter Allliss’ presidents dinner with over 100 packed into the clubhouse. Peter was represented by his son Henry who presented the Peter Alliss Presidents Cup to the winner.
A Waterford Crystal engraved vase was also presented to Peter Alliss along with Honorary Life Membership of Castlemartyr Golf Club, both were accepted on his behalf by Henry.
Mr Peter Alliss Presidents Prize Winners
1st Peter Kelly (12) 40
2nd Ger Barry (11) 39
3rd Steve Cooper (8) 38
4th Philip McConnell (17) 38
Best Gross John O Brien (+1) 37
6th Noel Foley (8) 37
7th Ray Kelleher (10) 37
8th Peter Moran (10) 37
9th Roger Harty (8) 36
1st Noel O Mahoney, East Cork G.C (7) 37
2nd John O Herlihy, Youghal G.C (16) 35
3rd Barry O Brien, East Cork G.C (7) 34
Longest Drive 18th Hole
Noel O Mahoney
Nearest the Pin
3rd Hole : Thomas Galvin
5th Hole : Wilf Bracegirdle
12th Hole : Barry O Keeffe
15th Hole : Eamonn Butler