The 2018 Mid-West Alliance season started on Sunday 18th February, after the 1st Event at Dromoland unfortunately fell foul of the weather the week before, in testing windy conditions at Trump International Golf Links Ireland (Doonbeg). Heading up the field was 2017 MWA Champ and Irish Amateur Open 2017 Champion, Peter O’Keeffe from Douglas. Joining him were many Irish internationals – young and old – plus many of the region’s best and brightest golfers. We even had a few lads down from the North and from all over Ireland which was great to see.
75 golfers in total took to the course on the day with Castletroy’s Dave Carroll coming in with 32 points – Gross Stableford scoring format – being the best score of the day in blustery west Clare! He pipped Andrew MacCormack in Category 1 (3 handicap & lower) on the Countback with a slightly better back 9. In Category 2 (4-9 Handicap) Jason Twomey took the spoils with 29 points from Adare’s Laurence Kelly in 2nd on 28 points. Our new Over 45s Category (sponsored by Kemmy Stonecraft) begun with Gerard Maher taking 1st place on 30 points while Mid-West Alliance veteran, Fergus Harrold, was 2nd after posting 27 points.
The Mid West Alliance have finalised their 2018 Fixtures and along with a new Format they are ready for the new golfing season!
2017 MWA Champ Peter O’Keeffe
The Mid West Alliance is open to golfers under 9 handicap and will have 3 Categories within their 2018 Events – Category 1 will be for 3 handicap and lower, Category 2 will be for 4-9 handicap golfers while their new Over 45s Category (sponsored by Kemmy Stonecraft) will be just that, for Over 45s under 9 handicap. The MWA will have 7 Events in 2018 with the best 4 cards from each golfer to count towards the Shootout at Trump Doonbeg! The Top 18 that will contest the Shootout will be made up of the Top 6 from each Category. As per previous Alliances, the scoring format will be Gross Stableford.
2017 4-9 Category Champ Alan Neville
After the 7 events The Top 18 will contest the “Sunday Shootout” at Trump Doonbeg on Sunday 8th April 2018 where the Mid West Alliance 2018 Champion will be crowned!! Your top 4 scores from the Events will carry over into the Shootout.
The 2018 Fixtures for the Mid West Alliance are as follows:
Sunday 11th February at Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club, entry fee €35 per person
Sunday 18th February at Trump Doonbeg, entry fee €55 per person
Sunday 25th February at Galway Bay Golf Resort, entry fee €40 per person
Saturday 3rd March at The Heritage, entry fee €40 per person
Sunday 11th March at Ballykisteen Golf Club, entry fee €30 per person
Saturday 17th March at Dooks Golf Links, entry fee €40 per person
Sunday 25th March at Dromoland Castle Golf & Country Club, entry fee €35 per person
Top 18 Sunday Shootout, Sunday 8th April at Trump Doonbeg
The Pierse Motors Pro-Am will take place on Tuesday 15th August 2017 at the Ballykisteen Golf Club. It promises to be a great event following on from the Euro Pro Tour Event staged there back in May with the condition of the golf course getting rave reviews! There has been significant investment over the past year in the golf course and hotel and this commitment from the new ownership is very much bearing fruit now.
Entries have been flying in for the 2017 Pro-Am, sponsored by Pierse Motors, and the Great National Ballykisteen Golf Hotel are very much looking forward to the day itself on Tuesday 15th August! There are still a few team spots available and at €350 per Team to include Entry for a Team of 3, a PGA Professional to play with your team and also Buffet Dinner after Golf this is great value!
You can secure your team spot for The Pierse Motors Pro-Am at Ballykisteen by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +353-62-32117 with any queries.
Ballykisteen have some Open Competitions coming up over the next few weeks, including an Open Singles on Monday 7th August with an entry fee of just €15 per person which is wonderful value for a course in such great condition! You can check out their Open Competitions HERE! In the meantime check out the Ballykisteen Golf Facebook Page and Ballykisteen Golf on Twitter for the latest updates from this terrific Tipperary venue.