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World Invitational Father & Son Trophy returns to Ireland

10.42am 26th August 2013 - Travel

Tom Fazio surveys his recreation at Waterville Golf Links, watched by Dan Robertson, at the 24th Father & Son
Tom Fazio surveys his recreation at Waterville Golf Links, watched by Dan Robertson, at the 24th Father & Son

For the first time in two years the World Invitational Father & Son trophy returned to Ireland. Last year’s defending champions, Irving and Jeffrey Azoff from Riveria CC, handed over to Robert & Rudi Butler, 119 points, from Adare Golf Club in Limerick, who are previous winners.

The 2011 event was won by the Connolly’s from the Olympic Club in San Francisco. The Gross tournament was won by Steve and Kyle John, 93 points, from Monterey Peninsula Golf Club and the Plate was won by Sean and Paul Gilleran, 41 points, from Australia. The Tiger Trophies for the best overseas team were won by Gene and Joseph Pizzolato, 114 points, from Bay Hill.

The event, hosted at Waterville Golf Links, Co. Kerry, Ireland was a huge success with 82 teams from 13 countries in attendance. The field included Tom Fazio and his three sons, Dan Robertson, Publisher of Golf Digest, Matt Ginella who played and covered the event for the Golf Channel, Ex-Treasury Secretary John Snow, EU Commissioner Charlie McCreevey, singer Finbar Furey and a host of other golf and business personalities from Ireland, US and as far away as Brazil, India and Australia.

“The combination of being away with your son, playing what is arguably one of the greatest golf courses in the world, being in Ireland with the best of what we have to offer, with a great bunch of people, is simply a magic formula” according to Marty Carr, organiser of the event.

The 25th Anniversary of the event is being hosted from 6th to 10th August, 2014. Previous participants receive priority. For further information please contact: Marty Carr,


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