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Ballybunion Old Course - Windswept Course on Ireland’s Atlantic Coast

Scott G. Sink

An insurance executive with extensive experience in energy and marine property and casualty programs, Scott G. Sink engages with McGriff, Seibels & Williams, Inc., as senior executive vice president. Passionate about golf, Scott G. Sink has had the opportunity to play at storied courses across the globe, including in Scotland and Ireland.

Among Ireland’s most picturesque courses are those in the southwest along the Atlantic coast. These include the Ballybunion Old Course, a course on the coastline of County Kerry which features fairways uniquely winding among large, grass-covered sand dunes.

Founded in 1893, the golf club takes its name from a nearby town with a 15th century castle built by the Bunion family. The course gained renown after it served as Irish Championship host in 1937, and is known for its variable winds, which can make for extremely challenging play. No less a player than golf legend Tom Watson grew to love the course, describing it in the 1980s as a “true test of golf.”

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