Carroll's International, Former Golf Tournament in Ireland

The Carroll's International was a golf tournament in Ireland played from the early 1960s to the mid-1970s. It pre-dated the formation of the European Tour, but was part of the Euro Tour's first few seasons.

While played fewer than 15 times, its roster of winners is a strong representation of the top British and Irish golfers of the era. Christy O'Connor Sr. won four times, Neil Coles twice. O'Connor set the tournament scoring record of 269 in 1965; Brian Huggett's win by seven strokes in 1970 is the margin-of-victory record.

Title sponsor Carroll's is an Irish tobacco company. The tournament ended when Carroll's transferred its sponsorship to the Irish Open tournament.

First played: 1963

Last played: 1974

Also known as: Carroll's Celebration International and Carroll Sweet Afton are two other names used during the tournament's run.

Winners of the Carroll's International Tournament

1974 — Bernard Gallacher, 279
1973 — Paddy McGuirk, 277
1972 — Christy O'Connor Sr., 284
1971 — Neil Coles, 276
1970 — Brian Huggett, 279
1969 — Ronnie Shade, 289
1968 — Jimmy Martin, 281
1967 — Christy O'Connor Sr., 277
1966 — Christy O'Connor Sr., 272
1965 — Neil Coles, 269
1964 — Christy O'Connor Sr., 268
1963 — Bernard Hunt, 270

Golf courses: The tournament was played primarily at Woodbrook Golf Club in County Wicklow, Ireland. Another course it visited was Royal Dublin, where today there is a plaque celebrating O'Connor's victory in the 1966 Carroll's International. O'Connor won that year by birdying the final three holes, including driving the green on the 16th.

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