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Thursday 12 December 2019

Golfers driving in style after spectacular shots

AMATEUR golfers Dermot Whiston and Paul O'Farrell pulled off a phenomenal 17-million-to-one double at Greystones Golf Club – landing them brand new cars.

The feat last Friday saw each player pick up the keys to new Peugeot 208s for their trouble.

Woodbrook's Mr O'Farrell and Mr Whiston, a member of the host club, landed spectacular holes-in-one at the 152-yard 16th during the Greystones Pro-Am.

So both won a car offered by sponsor Newcastle Garage Ltd to anyone who made an ace at the difficult par three.

It is understood that the garage took out 'Hole-in-One Insurance' – just as well as the Peugeots retail at around €16,500 each

Incredibly, there was very nearly a third ace at 16 that afternoon despite the hole's reputation as one of the toughest of the five par-threes at Greystones.

John Kelly, the Dublin teaching pro who works out of St Margarets, completed back-to-back victories on the PGA Irish Region by shooting 66 on Friday to share first place in the pro event with Daniel Sugrue of Killarney Golf and Fishing Club.

Ashbourne's John Dwyer, Cian McNamara of Monkstown, Headfort's Brendan McGovern and Niall Kearney of Royal Dublin tied third with two-under-par 67s.

Irish Independent

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