nother year, another perfectly sunny day for the annual Clara’s Golf Classic.
An event so important that we had not one but two photographers on the case.
Yep, the Guide’s #1 roving snapper John McGowan was joined by the mighty Gerry Kelly for a day of sun, silliness, largesse, fireworks and, hey, a showstopping hole in one.
The man responsible for the latter being Kilcoole’s Martin Ryan, who walked away with a €100 voucher as his prize, and a great big grin on his face for the rest of the day.
The man probably woke up smiling this morning too. Especially given that he was also on the winning team.
Congrats on the Groome family for another fine day out for a very good cause, namely the Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
Fair play to the plethora of sponsors on the day too – Byrne’s Irish House, Enso, Doyle’s Vegetable Prep, Newcastle Airfield, Keegan & Meredith Insurance, Whyte’s Motor, Park View Hotrel, Shane Ryan, Mark Kinsella Funeral Directors, Murphy & Sons Funeral Directors, Matt Britton, Halpenny Golf, Oregan & Co Chartered Accountants, Dunnes Stores, Newtown, The Coffee Place, Trendy Toes, Elite Hair & Beauty, Adrian Dunne Pharmacy, Brooke & Shoals, Kevin O’Reilly, Arklow Golf Links Restaurant, Arklow & Gorey Computer Solutions, Kilcoole Flooring, Paul Lowth, Greystones Golf Club, Greystones Driving Range and Fitzpatrick & Sons. Plus Sam McCauley’s Greystones, Tesco Greystones, SuperValu Greystones, Gerry Kelly, Profile Lighting, Declan Hogan, Freddie Hamilton Wholesale, Paul Cleary, Higcon Construction, Kelly Recovery, Bray Golf Club, Druids Glen Golf Club and Blainroe Golf Club. And let’s not forget PGA golf pros Craig Lewis, Barry Davis, David Lewis and Gavin Kavanagh, Wooden Bridge Golf Club and Arklow Golf Club.
And big thanks to John McGowan and Gerry Kelly for their great record of the day. Full gallery in hi-res here.
You can also jump back through previous Clara Golf Classics right about here.