Chip-in birdie gives Kelletts “Father and Son” glory

Michael Kellett (Clontarf) holes his chip shot at the 16th green to win the 2017 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Competition at the Castle Golf Club today (09/07/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Michael Kellett (Clontarf) holes his chip shot at the 16th green to win the 2017 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Competition at the Castle Golf Club today (09/07/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Michael Kellett chipped in at the 16th to bring the 2017 All Ireland Father and Son Foursomes title home to Clontarf.

The popular Castle Golf Club event saw six handicapper Michael and his son Tadgh, who plays off 18, come out on top in a tournament that attracted almost 500 golfers representing nearly 100 clubs.

Renowned for its friendly atmosphere, which was evident from the qualifying rounds through the matchplay stages, this year’s tournament ended in spectacular fashion when the Kellett’s beat Portmarnock’s David and David McGrath (10 and 7 handicap respectively) in a closely fought final with Michael chipping in for birdie on the 16th to clinch a 3 and 2 victory.

The McGrath’s beat Castle’s Gary and Paul Flood one up in their semi-final as the Kellett’s overcame Hermitage’s Paul and Sean Pardy 2 and 1.

Castle Father & Son Presentation 2017

Castle Father & Son Presentation 2017

Barry McConville (Captain, Castle Golf Club) with Ken McDonagh (Dawson Jewellers) presenting Michael and Tadhg Kellett (Clontarf) with the 2017 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Competition at the Castle Golf Club (09/07/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

David McGrath (Portmarnock)

David McGrath (Portmarnock)

David McGrath (Portmarnock) reacts to a missed putt on the 16th green in the 2017 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Competition at the Castle Golf Club today (09/07/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Three Generations

Three Generations

Three Generations……Michael and Tadhg Kellett (Clontarf) winners of the 2017 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Competition pictured with Frank Kellett at the Castle Golf Club (09/07/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman

Chip off the old block

Chip off the old block

Michael Kellett (Clontarf) holes his chip shot at the 16th green to win the 2017 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Competition at the Castle Golf Club (09/07/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman


The competition, which is the biggest amateur open event on the Irish golfing calendar, was sponsored by Dawson Jewellers. 

Speaking at the presentation, Ken McDonough from Dawson Jewellers said that his company were delighted to be part of what is a great tournament which nourishes future talent, family relationships and values.

The quality of the golf was of the highest standard for the entire week and included holes-in-one by Elm Park’s Gus McCarthy and Castle’s Gary O’Doherty.

Full results and news related to the event can be found here.

from News – Irish Golf Desk http://ift.tt/2t4h7TY

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