|Sadly, not me.|
The series has a number of sponsors and it’s fairly clear who those sponsors are from the moment you arrive (or look at the website) – Volvo cars appear here and there around the clubhouse, Nature Valley bars available all over the course and Seiko kindly reminds you of your impending tee time. It’s a big set-up and one that creates a buzz.
|Teeing off at the 1st|
Royal Dublin cost €80, but prices vary depending on where you play… Killarney, The Heritage, Carton House, K Club, Tralee… And if you think €80 is steep, remember this: it’s usually €120 at this time of year, and it was a Sunday.
|Eoin tees off at the 5th|
|Tom on the par three 9th|
|Parry plays a blinder of a second shot to 8 feet on the Index 3, 460 yard 18th.|
|The par five 14th, straight back at the clubhouse.|
|Practice green and busy practice range.|
|View of the clubhouse from the back of the 15th tee box|
At the end of the day, it turns out that both Tom and Parry were nearest the pin and won a GolfBuddy World GPS and Nikon Coolshot Rangefinder, respectively. Congratulations to them both: Parry's was a shot of beauty; but even Tom will admit his shot took a few interesting bounces along the way.