Welcome to the 54th Annual
Houston St. Patrick's Parade
Produced by the Houston St. Patrick's Parade Commission
Michael Davitt irish Open
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20th Annual Irish Open Gold and 6th Annual Pub Tournament at Cypresswood Golf Club
Welcome to the 2012 Michael Davitt Irish Open. This year's tournament will be held on Monday, October 29. We will be returning to Cypresswood Golf Club. Registration begins at 10:30 am with lunch and tee-off at 12 pm.
The cost for this event is only $125.00. This price includes entry into all events, 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, dinner, beverages on course, gift bag and more to come later.
This year, we win not only crown this year's champion team, but the Pub with the best score will win the 5th Annual Pub TournamentIf you cannot make the event or you do not play golf, you can join us for the 19th Hole Reception and dinner following the tournament. You can also sponsor a hole for $150.00.
About Cypresswood Golf Club…
Club is one of the most prominent daily fee golf complexes in the
About Michael Davitt...
Michael Wayne Davitt, born August 7, 1951 in Ft. Worth, Texas, died March 20, 2009 in Humble, Texas at the age of 57 In Elizabeth, NJ Michael started an Irish folk band (The Freemen) with Tommy Shannon which performed with many well-known Irish performers such as Liam Clancy and Tommy Makem. He continued to perform as a solo Irish performer in Houston, TX. He was responsible for the renaissance of Irish music in Houston and has been dubbed the “Father of Irish Music in Texas”.
Michael was a active member of the Ancient Order of Hiberninans in both NJ and TX. In Texas, he served as state and local AOH President and was honored as the St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshall in 1993 and co-Grand Marshall in 2009. Michael also founded the Irish Open Golf Tournament, organized the Houston Irish Stew Cook-off and used his musical talents all to raise money to benefit numerous charities.
Michael also volunteered many years at the Magdelene House (Social Services division of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church).
He was the founder, owner of his local business, Michael W. Davitt & Assoc. and also served as the statistician for the Houston Rockets for several years.