Roscrea Golf Club was the venue for the Laois Hurlers Society’s annual Captain’s Prize which took place recently.
Eamon Jones is this year’s captain and Roscrea provided the perfect backdrop to enjoy a round of golf while also offering an ideal opportunity for members to renew old acquaintances and cement friendships born on the hurling fields of the past.
With all players taking full advantage of the conditions, brilliant sunshine throughout the day, a very competitive battle ensued.
Some great scores were recorded, with only a handful of points separating the top players.
After the scores were totted up, the ever popular Joe Keenan claimed top prize with a very impressive 42 points, closely followed home by John B Conroy.
Fint Scully took the bronze medal, with Cathal Whelan 4th and Liam Wynne in 5th spot.
With a stunning “Bryson DeChambeau” style drive down the 15th, John Farrell took home the longest drive prize with John Conroy winning the Nearest the Pin Prize at the very difficult Par 3 14th.
Secretary Alex Stenson says there is still time for new players to join before the last outing of the year.
He said: “If you played hurling at any level and hold a GUI handicap why not join us for a great day of golf and a chance to reminisce about the good old days.
“Society Captain, Eamon Jones, will host our final Outing of the Year, on Saturday October 23 at the Heath Golf Club.”
For more information, contact Alex Stenson on 086-2570757.
Check out some great pictures from the recent outing below: