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Joe Tully and Team Volker are ITAA Conference Golf Winners

Joe Tully and Team Volker are ITAA Conference Golf Winners

“I never win anything!” said a very happy Joe Tully when presented with his First Prize last night at the Hotel Carmen in Granada, Spain, after winning the ITAA annual conference golf tournament, sponsored by Amadeus Ireland, at the Santa Clara golf course in the Sierra Nevada.

ITAA golf tournament winner Joe Duffy receives his prize from Trish O’Leary of sponsors Amadeus Ireland

ITAA golf tournament winner Joe Duffy receives his prize from Trish O’Leary of sponsors Amadeus Ireland

“There isn’t a course in Ireland like it,” he said – a polite way of summing up the views of many of the 30 delegates who played, which were “very difficult”.

The winning team of Clem Walshe, Volker Lorenz, Peter O’Hanlon and Graham Hennessy collect their prizes

The winning team of Clem Walshe, Volker Lorenz, Peter O’Hanlon and Graham Hennessy collect their prizes

That didn’t deter ‘Team Volker’ who won the team prize: Volker Lorenz, Amadeus; Peter O’Hanlon, Travelfinders; Clem Walshe, Lowcostbeds.com; and Graham Hennessy, Topflight.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s ITAA conference delegates admiring Granada on a walking tour

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s ITAA conference delegates admiring Granada on a walking tour

While the 30 golfers were swearing their way around the course, other delegates took a two-hour walking tour of Granada, following a most pleasant flight on a Sunwing B737-800 from Dublin to Malaga, sponsored by Falcon Holidays, and an equally luxurious coach transfer to Granada, sponsored by A2Btransfers.com – so thanks are due to Helen Caron and Adam McKnight and their respective teams.

John Spollen, Cassidy Travel, and Helen Caron, Falcon Holidays, enjoy the pre-dinner drinks reception at the Hotel Carmen

John Spollen, Cassidy Travel, and Helen Caron, Falcon Holidays, enjoy the pre-dinner drinks reception at the Hotel Carmen

Ben Greene, Arrow Tours; Olwen McKinney, Amadeus Ireland; and Paul Charlton, Dolphin Dynamics

Ben Greene, Arrow Tours; Olwen McKinney, Amadeus Ireland; and Paul Charlton, Dolphin Dynamics

 

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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