Clarke's contribution rewarded
RYDER Cup vice-captain Darren Clarke was honoured by the Irish Golf Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) with the Jerry Donworth Award for outstanding services to golf on Monday night as part of the Gala Irish Golf Awards.
The awards are the highlight of the IGTOA's annual networking event, held at Newcastle, Co Down, this year.
Clarke received his accolade not only for his achievements at the highest level but also for his contribution to junior golf and to the game at all levels.
Ballybunion was the Golf Course of the Year; Maurice O'Meara of Killarney won Secretary Manager of the Year; the Dylan Hotel, Dublin, was named Small Hotel/Boutique Hotel of the Year and the Trident in Kinsale was the Golf Hotel of the Year.