Fermoy Golf Club is hole in one capital

HOLE NEW BALL GAME: Brendan King (Stackstown Golf Club), 3rd left, with his wife, Rita and brother, Paddy, in the company of Paudie Scanlon (President Fermoy Golf Club), Aileen Ryan (Lady Captain, Fermoy Golf Club) and Denis Crowley (Men's Captain, Fermoy Golf Club). Brendan visited Fermoy Golf Club recently to collect his prize for winning The All-Ireland Hole In One Challenge - an event held in association with Fermoy Golf Club and Ballyvolane House. (Pic: John Ahern)

It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, it’s always a cause for celebration – the illusive hole in one.

The holy grail of golfers was the inspiration for a novel promotional venture by members of Fermoy Golf Club who were behind ‘The All-Ireland Hole In One Challenge’, which was held in association with Ballyvolane House. 

Lady captains, men’s captains and golf presidents throughout Ireland (ILGU and GUI affiliated) were invited to enter and see if they could sink their shot from the tee.

Remarkably, 3 of Fermoy senior officers – Paudie Scanlon (president), Aileen Ryan (lady captain) and Denis Crowley (men’s captain) all achieved the feat at one of the club’s par 3 holes.

Brendan wins overall prize

The overall winner of the competition and winner of a luxury stay in Ballyvolane House was Brendan King from Stackstown Golf Club.

The aforementioned Fermoy representatives were on hand to welcome Brendan, his wife, Rita and Brendan’s brother, Paddy to Fermoy Golf Club when he came to collect his prize, which included a round of golf at this championship course.

Brendan said he was delighted with his good luck and was looking forward to staying at the award winning Ballyvolane House in the near future.