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17th Oct 2014

The results are in from the Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Golf Skills Challenge

Three guys who are almost as good at golf as JOE... almost.


Three guys who are almost as good at golf as JOE… almost.

Here at JOE, we fancy ourselves as star golfers. To be honest, we booked the weekend of the Ryder Cup off, thinking we would be involved.

Unfortunately, we’re also kind of delusional. Hence our disappointment at not winning this year’s Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Golf Skills Challenge which was held in the GUI National Golf Academy.

Conn Buckley, a 43-year old Grange clubman managed to take that honour. Buckley attributed his win to his short game (which coincidentally is the weak part of JOE’s game).

He also stated that playing in front of former Walker Cup star, Noel Fox, inspired him to victory. He said: “It’s no harm to try and step up in front of a proper golfer. I wouldn’t be a prolific player but in the short game I know what I’m doing.”

Malahide’s Paul Tomsett came second; which is made all the more impressive by the fact he sat a financial exam that morning. Tomsett, 51, came straight from the exam hall to the tee-box – an achievement which leaves JOE’s usual post-exam routine of a pizza and a long nap looking less than impressive.

Denny Byram, father of famous TV presenter Amanda and model Natasha, managed to top off his 70th birthday with third place. There is obviously a bit of sporting genius in the Byram family, with Denny’s father having played test cricket for India in the 1930s.

JOE wonders is it too late to give Amanda a trial with the Dublin ladies?

For a list of the top scores from this year’s competition and to see if you have what it takes, visit

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