Laytown and Bettystown Senior Scratch Cup

Scratch Cups retain spirit of halcyon days

Rowan LesterHermitage’s Rowan Lester presents the Lucan Scratch Cup to Peter Ennis (Captain, Hermitage Golf Club) after his victory at Lucan Golf Golf Club on Sunday. Also in the picture is Brian O’Connor (Vice Captain). Picture by Pat CashmanThere was a time when Ireland’s major amateur championships were fun-packed occasions when the top players in the country would get together, beat each other’s brains in and have a so many pints afterwards that a fistful of Solpadeine was required to make the tee the next day.