Two very very happy Tipperary GC members booked their place to play @ Carnoustie in the R&A 9 Hole Championship Final on the eve of the 147th Open Championship, Saturday 14 July.

Seán Bohan & Ann O’Donoghue claimed their place with a narrow win in the Regional Final played at Tipperary Golf Club on 11 June. With two teams bringing in 36 points the result was decided by countback. A fantastic 19 pts on Ann’s card, including a birdie on the 1st and par on the 3rd, was enough to push the TGC pairing over the line.

Pretty much every golfer will now be green with envy. Seán and Ann will get to walk in the footprints of some of the giants of the game as they tackle the iconic 16th, 17th and 18th holes which have brought so much drama in the past. Please please please, do not follow those marked Jean. As you walk up the 18th think

  • 1931 – Tommy Armour.
  • 1937 – Henry Cotton.
  • 1953 – Ben Hogan.
  • 1968 – Gary Player.
  • 1975 – Tom Watson.
  • 1999 – Paul Lawrie.
  • 2007 – Padraig Harrington.
  • 2018 – Seán Bohan and Ann O’Donoghue.

WOW, I’ve got the shivers already.

Good Luck Guy & Gal, we’ll be rooting for you.