Carroll's Number 1 Tournament

The Carroll's Number 1 Tournament was a professional 72-hole stroke play golf tournament played in the Republic of Ireland. It was inaugurated by sponsors Carroll's in 1965 as a means of providing more playing opportunities to Irish professionals, and a qualification route for the existing Carroll's International. It ran for four years, although it was abandoned in the first year due to bad weather, until it was replaced by the Carroll's Irish Match Play Championship in 1969.[1]

Carroll's Number 1 Tournament
Tournament information
LocationRepublic of Ireland
Established1965
FormatStroke play
Final year1968
Final champion
Christy O'Connor Snr

WinnersEdit

Year Venue Winner Score Ref
1968 Bundoran   Christy O'Connor Snr 291 [2]
1967 Ballybunion   Jimmy Kinsella 283 [3]
1966 Castletroy   Christy O'Connor Snr 278 [4]
1965 Castletroy Abandoned [5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "P. J. Carrolls sponsor £2,000 match-play". Drogheda Argus and Leinster Journal. Leinster, Republic of Ireland. 21 February 1969. p. 3. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "O'Connor wins despite final 79". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 30 September 1968. p. 22. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  3. ^ "Jimmy £300 richer now". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 3 July 1967. p. 11. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "O'Connor the No. 1". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 25 April 1966. p. 17. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "Castletroy golf is abandoned". Belfast Telegraph. Belfast, Northern Ireland. 24 April 1965. p. 12. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ "Carroll's Number One tournament". The Sligo Champion. Sligo, Republic of Ireland. 7 May 1965. p. 13. Retrieved 2 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.