Successful Fund-raising Golf Day at Luton Hoo

Happily the weather gods proved to be benevolent and provided the golfers taking part in last Friday’s Irish Heritage charity golf day with dry, albeit windy, conditions for the tournament at Luton Hoo Hotel and Golf resort in Bedfordshire.

Since it began in 2015 the annual golf day has generated vital funding that ensures the continuation of Irish Heritage’s Music Bursary for Performance which benefits young Irish musicians and singers studying in this country in particular.

Superbly organised once again by Tom Scanlon and his colleagues, the day finished with a prize-giving dinner in the elegant surroundings of the venue’s Warren Reid suite during which guests were entertained by the 2018 Performance Bursary recipient Amy Gillen, harpist Tara Viscardi and accompanist Brian Hughes.

The main prize winners of the day’s stableford tournament were:
Team competition: winners – Cappagh Group; runners-up: Cleshar Contract Services;
Individual competition: men’s winner – Damian Tiernan; ladies winner – Nuala Galaska.

Speaking at the dinner, Patrick Lennon, Chairman of Irish Heritage said, “All of us at Irish Heritage appreciate the many calls from the Irish community for your generous support. This evening we hope that by showcasing some of the talented, young musicians we help, we will continue to earn your endorsement and generous backing. I would like to thank all today’s sponsors and individual team players for your great support.”

Picture caption: Members of the Cappagh Group winning team with Tom Scanlon, organiser of the golf day.

_DSC5237 Cappagh Group Team Winners