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Store cheers on Kilkenny Golf Club

27 September, 2017
James Young and Richie Power from Kilkenny Golf Club are pictured alongside NCBI representative Chris Ryan before the Leinster F
James Young and Richie Power from Kilkenny Golf Club are pictured alongside NCBI representative Chris Ryan before the Leinster Final of the Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup.

The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup arrived at The K Club on Sunday, 10 September, where golf clubs from all over Leinster teed off to compete for the chance to play in St Andrew’s Scotland and win the prestigious trophy.

Provincial finals

In total, 12 teams from across the province competed on the day, with Longford Golf Club coming out on top and placing first for Leinster.

Charity golf competition

Over the past five months, the NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup has seen GUI-affiliated golf courses across the country hold qualifying tournaments from local to county level. Following this, these winners competed in the provincial finals to compete for a place at the final.

The four provincial winners; Howth Golf Club, Longford Golf Club, Nenagh Golf Club and Castlebar Golf Club will play at the final, which is hosted this October at the world-renowned St Andrew’s Links in Scotland.

Raising awareness

Speaking about the store’s involvement, store director at Specsavers Kilkenny, Michelle Carew says: ‘We at Specsavers Kilkenny are delighted to be able to give back to the community and show our support. It was great to have James Young and Richie Power competing at the Leinster Final in The K Club.

'We are proud to support the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, which is the perfect partner for Specsavers. We are a local community optician and hearing centre and supporting local clubs, charities and organisations is a key part of our culture.’

Charity partner

Earlier this year, Specsavers announced a partnership with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, which will include a two-year sponsorship deal and fundraising of at least €30,000.

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