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90 year old Philip still going strong

Wednesday, 15th August, 2018 10:37am
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90 year old Philip still going strong

Philip Kennedy (left) with Roscrea GC Captain John Maher

90 year old Philip still going strong

Philip Kennedy (left) with Roscrea GC Captain John Maher

While Tiger Woods claimed a lot of the limelight in gold last weekend after challenging at the USPGA Championships, last month locally, another veteran of the game created a stir.

On Saturday 21st July last, 90-year-old Philip Kennedy played in John Maher's Captain's Prize at Roscrea Golf Club.

Some months beforehand, Philip told Captain Maher that he would do his best to win the Captain's Prize and on day one he was on the money as he scored a 61 nett, missing two putts which would have given him a 59.

While he didn't go onto win the Prize, he was still a winner in the event with Captain John Maher declaring “it was an honour for Roscrea Golf Club to have this man as a member.”

Philip Kennedy created a piece of golfing history as not many 90-year-old male members are actively participating in different club competitions, you name them Philip is competing in them.

Philip drives around different golf courses in a buggy and still hits the golf ball very well and enjoyed himself as the current President of the LMC (Leinster Munster Connacht) Senior Alliance. Philip also organises the senior golfers competitions in Roscrea Golf Club.

Long may he continue to enjoy good health, family, good company and good golf,” added Captain Maher.

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