The Audi Cork Pro-Am on the Deerpark course at Fota Island Resort this Monday and Tuesday proved to be an ideal curtain raiser for the Audi Cork Irish Masters, which got under way on Wednesday.
Winning team was Mike O’Halloran, Danny Brassil and Willy Hickey from Old Head, with the golfers blessed by mild weather on Monday, undaunted by the wet start to Tuesday, and rewarded with conditions in the closing phase of the event that showed the course off to best advantage.
A par 71, 6927-yard course which hosted the Irish Open in 2001 and 2002, the Deerpark, with its receptive greens and strategic bunkering, impressing even the most experienced professionals.
The Deerpark course also has one of Ireland’s most famously picturesque golf holes, the 18th, recently chosen by Padraig Harrington as his favourite 18th hole.
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