The rolling fairways of the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates played host to the Dubai Irish Golf Society (DIGS) for the annual Mark Fahy Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Dubai Duty Free on Friday, 15th March. On what was a damper than usual day in Dubai with many a grey cloud and some showers for the duration of the round, over sixty DIGS members turned out to support the event which runs in Memory of Mark Fahy, a prominent figure within the Irish community here in Dubai before sadly losing his battle with Cancer.
With the strong field and challenging course conditions, the champion golfer on the day was Martin Bond with a score of 41 points. Mark was one of 4 players on the day scoring 41 so a card playoff ensued to decide the winners with Mark declared the Dubai Duty Free – Mark Fahy Memorial winner. With the champion golfer crowned it was onto the men’s division: in third place also with a score of 41 was David Leacy, runner up with 41 points was Jonathan Duggan, and the men’s division winner was Greg Ryan also with 41.
Commenting on the success of the tournament, Colm McLoughlin, Executive Vice Chairman & CEO of Dubai Duty Free said, “We are delighted to see great number of players despite the weather took a bit of a turn. This year marked the 15th year of the annual golf event which honours Mark Fahy, a good friend of Dubai Duty Free and of the Irish community.”
The winner of best gross with a score of 75 (+3) and one shot ahead of the pack was John Fahy, with a front nine score of 34 (-2) he was able to keep ahead despite a couple of blemishes on the back nine.
The Ladies Division played between the better half of the field was a tightly fought contest: Ladies division runner up was Anne O’Leary on 32 points and your winner on the day with a score of 37 points was Nicola Milton.
Winner of Nearest to the pin on hole number 6 was Antoin Breen with. Ladies longest drive was won by the ladies winner Nicola Milton with Jonathan Duggan taking the prize for the men’s competition on hole 14.