Irish Hospitals Tournament

Irish Hospitals Tournament
Tournament information
Location Bray, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland
Established 1958
Course(s) Woodbrook Golf Club
Final year 1962
Final champion
Christy O'Connor Snr
Woodbrook Golf Club
Location in Ireland

The Irish Hospitals Tournament was a professional golf tournament played from 1958 to 1962. Total prize money was £5000 from 1958 to 1960 and £5,555 in 1961 and 1962. It was sponsored by the Irish Hospitals' Sweepstake. In 1963 it was succeeded by the Carroll Sweet Afton Tournament which later became the Carroll's International.


Year Winner Country Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share (£)
1958 Bernard Hunt  England 277 Tie Shared 1,000
and 500
Frank Jowle  England
1959 Max Faulkner  England 274 4 strokes England Peter Alliss
Wales Dave Thomas
1,000 [2]
1960 Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 272 Playoff
(18 holes)
England Ken Bousfield 1,000 [3][4]
1961 Kel Nagle  New Zealand 260 4 strokes England Peter Alliss 1,000 [5]
1962 Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland 271 1 stroke New Zealand Bob Charles 1,000 [6]

In 1960 O'Connor scored 63 in the play-off to Bousfield's 71.


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