Eagle-eyed Miko looks to find ‘Jer’

If your name is Jer and you were playing golf in Mahon on August 20 last year and lost a precious keepsake, Miko O’Connell may be about to make your day.

Miko, a member of Mitchelstown GC, was competing in the South Munster Seniors Open on that day and noticed a shiny object as he walked up the hill on the first hole at the Cork city course.

It turned out to be a metal disc, which Miko reckons to be the back of a watch. On the circumference is the inscription, ‘To Jer, Happy 70th, Love and Best Wishes, Donie and Mary’, while in the centre it reads ‘10-8-1940, Aged to Perfection, 10-8-2010’.

“As Mahon is a municipal course, there was no clubhouse as such in which to leave it,” Miko explains.

“It was an open competition so there’s no guarantee that the person was from Mahon. I was talking to one of the organisers that day and there is a bar there but I was afraid that it might get mislaid so I decided to hang onto it.

“It’s obviously of great sentimental value and precious to whoever had it. I’d love to pass it on to man that lost it, I really would.”

Miko is a regular on the senior golf circuit and expects to be playing in Mahon again on June 3, which he hopes will allow him to return the disc.

“I’ve put it in my wallet so that I’ll be sure to remember it. I wouldn’t mind if I had to travel to return it, it’d just be great to get it back to the owner. Hopefully this will raise enough awareness.”

Anybody seeking contact details for Miko should email sport@examiner.ie.


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