The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Annual Golf challenge
15th May 2015
The annual Mexican Scramble Golf challenge was held once again in the magnificent Dun Laoghaire golf course where the CIArb teams played the upper and middle nine holes off the longer yellow tees. Each year I am in complete awe of the close scoring and this year has been the tightest ever with 0.1 strokes* separating the Winners from the Runners up and 0.4 strokes between the Runners up and third place, in fact only 8.7 Strokes separated the entire field! Well done to everyone for such great scoring.
[*Just thinking about taking a shot I am certain is more that 0.1 of a stroke!!!]
Our thanks to Alma Kenny CIArb Administrator for assisting with organizing the event which ran like clockwork and the staff at DLGC made us feel very welcome from the moment we arrived.
The following teams were entered into this years competition: Hussey Fraser Solicitors, Jim Halley Team, KPMG, John Farage O’Brien Dispute Resolution & Legal Support Consultants, Maples & Calder Solicitors, Dean Robinson Team, Wicklow County Council & the OPW & Jones Engineering
Our thanks to Ms. Ann Marie Blaney who made her inaugural appearance in her new role as Chairman of the CIArb Irish branch 2015 / 2016 to welcome the teams and to present the prizes.
The Results for the Dan McCrystal Perpetual Trophy were as follows:
Nearest The Pin: Barry Flynn [HC 12] Jim Halley Team
Men’s Longest Drive: Liam Murphy [HC 19] Dean Robinson Team
Third Place: OPW & Wicklow County Council; Tom Foley HC 18, John Barry HC 12, John Murphy HC 16, Colin Fulham HC 20: Net Score 63.4 strokes
Runners Up: Maples & Calder; Peter Lennon HC 12, Sean Barrett HC 11, Kevin Harnett HC 18, Ruairi Geoghegan HC 19, Net Score 63 strokes
Winners of 2015 CIArb Golf Challenge: Hussey Fraser Solicitors;
Anthony Hussey HC 22, Malcolm Fraser 20, David Jones 18, Leo Harmon HC 21. Net Score 62.9 strokes
I would like to extend by sincere Congratulations to Tony & Malcolm, Well done
Thank you all for making this significant CIArb social event one to remember and I look forward to you all returning next year to do battle again.
Kind Regards, John FFF O’Brien CIArb Golf Coordinator