Date posted: 4th Oct 2018
Thanks to Alistair Smith and his interest in golf memorabilia, the Club has greatly benefitted by his purchase of the 1911 Captain’s Prize. He visited a junkshop in Rome and discovered J. Lyle Stirling’s silver cup and then successfully negotiated a reduced asking price. It raised the question of how it reached Rome.
The suggestion that a priest member took his prize to Rome was hotly disputed on the grounds that KGC membership was made up of “Stairods” in 1911.
Alistair tracked down a Stirling descendant and having lunched her at Portmarnock GC was pleased that she was delighted that the cup had been found and returned to its rightful home.
Palmer Carter – October 2018