Carroll's International

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Carroll's International
Tournament information
Location Republic of Ireland
Established 1963
Final year 1974
Final champion
Bernard Gallacher

The Carroll's International was a professional golf tournament played from 1963 to 1974. It was sponsored by Carroll's and in 1963 and 1964 was called the Carroll Sweet Afton tournament. The event finished in 1974 when Carroll's became the sponsor of the revived Irish Golf which became known as the Carroll's Irish Open.

The event succeeded the Irish Hospitals Tournament which was held at Woodbrook from 1958 to 1962.

The tournament was an official European Tour event from the start of the tour in 1972.

In 1966, at Royal Dublin, Christy O'Connor Snr finished 2-3-3 (eagle-birdie-eagle) to win the tournament by 2 strokes. At the par-4 16th he drove the green and holed a 20-foot putt. He then holed a 12-foot putt at the 17th and, at the par-5 18th, hit a 3-iron to 8 feet and holed the putt.[1] A plaque by the 16th tee commemorates the achievement.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Venue County Province Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share (£)
Ref
Carroll's Celebration International
1974 Scotland Bernard Gallacher Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 279 −17 3 strokes Australia Jack Newton 5,000 [2]
Carroll's International
1973 Republic of Ireland Paddy McGuirk Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 277 −19 2 strokes South Africa Hugh Baiocchi 2,500 [3]
1972 Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Snr (4) Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 284 −12 4 strokes England David Talbot 2,500 [4]
1971 England Neil Coles (2) Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 276 3 strokes England Peter Oosterhuis 2,000 [5]
1970 Wales Brian Huggett Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 279 7 strokes Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Snr 2,000 [6]
1969 Scotland Ronnie Shade Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 289 1 stroke Scotland Bernard Gallacher 2,000 [7]
1968 Republic of Ireland Jimmy Martin Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 281 2 strokes Scotland Brian Barnes 1,000 [8]
1967 Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Snr (3) Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 277 2 strokes England Tommy Horton 1,000 [9]
1966 Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Snr (2) Royal Dublin Leinster 272 2 strokes Scotland Eric Brown 1,000 [10]
1965 England Neil Coles Cork Cork Munster 269 6 strokes England Tommy Horton
England Harry Weetman
1,000 [11]
Carroll Sweet Afton
1964 Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Snr Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 268 Playoff
(2nd hole)
Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo 1,000 [12]
1963 England Bernard Hunt Woodbrook Wicklow Leinster 270 2 strokes England Neil Coles 1,000 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carroll's prize for O'Connor". The Glasgow Herald. 29 August 1966. p. 4. 
  2. ^ "Golf". The Times. 24 June 1974. p. 9. 
  3. ^ "Golf – McGuirk free from economic worries for rest of season". The Times. 25 June 1973. p. 9. 
  4. ^ "O'Connor does it again". The Times. 26 June 1972. p. 5. 
  5. ^ "Coles wins by three strokes". The Times. 21 June 1971. p. 8. 
  6. ^ "Carrolls golf tournament – Seven stroke win for Huggett". The Times. 22 June 1970. p. 7. 
  7. ^ "Carrolls golf – Shade takes £2,000 first prize". The Times. 23 June 1969. p. 12. 
  8. ^ "Carroll golf – Fine rally by Martin". The Times. 24 June 1968. p. 11. 
  9. ^ "Carrolls golf – O'Connor's fine win". The Times. 14 August 1967. p. 12. 
  10. ^ "Fine finish by O'Connor". The Times. 29 August 1966. p. 5. 
  11. ^ "Last round of 65 brings Coles victory". The Times. 19 July 1965. p. 3. 
  12. ^ "Playoff in Irish championship – O'Connor takes title at second hole". The Times. 20 July 1964. p. 4. 
  13. ^ "Hunt's successes continue". The Times. 22 July 1963. p. 4. 

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