Peter O’Keeffe is in action in Florida today, he’s partnered with Scotland’s Matt Clark in the opening fourballs at the Concession Club in Bradenton near Tampa. Today id the first day of the three day event which will feature the traditional team match-play formats of foursome, fourball and singles. Each team will be comprised of 14 players separated into three categories: six (6) Mid-Am members (age 25 to 54), six (6) Senior members (age 55 and older) and two (2) Super Senior members age 65 and older.
The GB&I team is captained by Peter McEvoy. Both O’Keeffe and his Captain were featured on the Golf Channel’s Morning Drive yesterday, where the pair were joined by David Leadbeater. O’Keeffe is the second Cork golfer to make the GB&I team, two years ago Tom Cleary was in action when GB&I narrowly lost to the American side.
McEvoy is one of Great Britain’s most decorated amateur golfers. His outstanding career includes winning back-to-back British Amateur Championships in 1977 and 1978. Additionally, McEvoy represented Great Britain and Ireland as a player on five Walker Cup teams between 1977 and 1989. Additionally, he was the winning GB&I Walker Cup captain in 1999 and 2001. He also enjoyed five appearances as a player on Eisenhower Trophy teams, including 1988 when he won the individual event to go with a team victory for Great Britain and Ireland. Ten years later, he represented GB&I as the winning captain for the 1998 Eisenhower trophy team.
The Concession Cup celebrates the concession of a match, shared between Jack Nicklaus and Tony Jacklin in the 1969 Ryder Cup. Being played for the third time, the Concession Cup is poised to deliver a world-class experience for its participants, sponsors, volunteers, attendees and members of The Concession Golf Club while showcasing top amateur golfers from the U.S. and GB&I in the true spirit, character and competitiveness of amateur golf, all for the benefit of charity.