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Three world champions tackle tough Kerry course

Stephen Hendry (left), Dennis Taylor and Ken Doherty with Helen Cliffordof Beaufort Golf Club,her granddaughter Emelie Lyne and son-in-law Jonathan Sheridan who is a director at the club

More familiar with the green baize of the snooker table than the greens on the golf course, three living legends of the game swapped their cues for their putters on Sunday when they tackled one of Kerry’s favourite courses.

Former world snooker champions Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty and Dennis Taylor tested their skills and stamina at Beaufort Golf Course on Sunday and they found it to be quite a formidable opponent.

The three star names had played Adare the previous day but they had heard a great deal about the challenging Beaufort course and they duly hit the road for Kerry.

They received a great welcome from Helen Clifford and her team at the club and they happily mingled with local afterwards while enjoying refreshments in the clubhouse.

Stephen Hendry is considered one of the greatest snooker players of all time having won seven world championship titles, including a remarkable five-in-a-row from 1992 to 1996.

Dubliner Ken Doherty beat Hendry in the final in 1997 and Dennis Taylor became world snooker champion in 1985 with an epic black ball victory over Steve Davis.

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