The picturesque Heath Golf Club was a hive of activity, on Saturday last, as it played host to the Laois Hurlers Captains Prize.
The Captain this year is the former Colt and Laois hurling star, Carl Grant.
A natural, he is also an exceptionally talented golfer. With a large turn-out, including a number of new members and a few old faces making a welcome return, it proved a resounding success.
Despite the positive forecast, some were somewhat worried but they need not have been, the weather gods were their side.
As usual, the hosts gave the golfers warm welcome and presented them with a challenging course in pristine condition.
Some exceptional scores were recorded, none more so than that produced by the former Camross star, Fint Scully, who shot an excellent 45 points to claim the title.
Liam Delaney filled the runners up spot, closely followed home by Sean Kelly. John G Conroy took fourth place, Larry Swayne fifth with Tommy Moore in sixth spot.
John B Conroy with a tremendous drive down the 13th took home the Longest Drive prize, while Damien Keenan beat all comers to clinch the nearest the pin title.
Carl will host the next Outing which is scheduled for Portlaoise Golf Club on Saturday October 29.
If you played hurling at any level and hold a GUI handicap you are more than welcome join the society for a great day of golf and a chance to reminisce about the good old days.
Check out some great pictures below: