Social Media Links Challenge 2018

Having enjoyed the best courses in the West of Ireland for 4 years now – SM Links 2014, SM Links 2015 SM Links 2016 & SM Links 2017 – the 5th Anniversary Tournament of The Social Media Links Challenge will take place in August at 2 of the finest links courses in Ireland over 3 days when it tees off in late August. Carne Golf LinksEnniscrone Golf Club once again provide stern but very different golfing tests from Thursday 23rd – Saturday 25th August 2018.

Teeing Off at Enniscrone GC!

The First Day’s play will be hosted at the exquisite Enniscrone Golf Club, on Thursday 23rd August 2018. It has been the host course for the Final Round over the past 4 years of the event and provides an excellent venue in all aspects. It will again host the Final Round this year but also provides the venue for the Opening Round in 2018. This world renowned course will test each and every player as they strive to get into the leading groups from Day 1.

One of the many views at Carne!

Day 2 on Friday 24th August will take in the awesome Carne Golf Links in Belmullet, Co Mayo. The 2017 competitors faced beautiful conditions last August and we are hoping for more of the same come the 2nd Round next year. This is one of the more remote courses in Ireland but as a result of that it has one of the most amazing locations for a golf course anywhere in the World!

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Enniscrone Golf Links, 16th Hole

The Final Day of the 2018 Social Media Links Challenge will be played at Enniscrone Golf Club on Saturday 25th August. This outstanding links course will provide a fitting finale to 3 days of sublime links golf on the West Coast of Ireland. The winning team this week will certainly deserve their prize!

The entry fee per person is only €165 Golf only (€330 per Team of 2). Accommodation is available at The Great National Hotel Ballina which is less than 1 hour’s drive from Carne and approximately 15 minutes from Enniscrone GC. The Play & Stay packages are as follows:

  • 2 nights’ B&B and 3 rounds of Golf – €269 per person sharing / €538 per Team
  • 3 nights’ B&B and 3 rounds of Golf & Prize Giving Dinner – €335 per person sharing / €670 per Team
  • 4 nights’ B&B and 3 rounds of Golf & Prize Giving Dinner – €385 per person sharing / €770 per Team

(The 3 & 4 night packages include Prize Giving Dinner at Hotel Ballina on Saturday 25th August)

2017 Champs – Bob Leggett & Alan McGovern

First Prize for the Social Media Links Challenge will include a Motocaddy Golf TrolleyFREE GOLF to come back and Defend the Title in 2019 along with the SM Links Challenge Trophy to take home for the year! Other prizes will be announced in due course but will include golf vouchers for Carne Golf Links and Enniscrone GC and many other golf related goodies from LJ Golf among others!!

The format of the Tournament will be a Pairs Event so Teams of 2. Scoring will be the same each day – 2 scores to count on holes 9 & 18 with 1 score to count on the other holes (1-8, 10-17). 3/4 Handicaps will apply for the event as well.

If you have any queries on the Social Media Links Challenge or would like to enter a team you can email smlinks@tomkennedygolf.com. You can also follow the event on Twitter @SMLinks or like us on Facebook.

Hope to see you on the links in August!

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3rd Charlie McGoldrick Cup takes place at Enniscrone

The 3rd Charlie McGoldrick Cup will take place at Enniscrone Golf Club on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th August 2014. Charlie was the PGA Professional at Enniscrone Golf Club for 21 years, until his early retirement due to ill health in March 2011. He sadly passed away in August of 2011.Enniscrone GC
This is the third year of The Charlie McGoldrick Cup and it has proved a very successful event, with people playing in it from all over Ireland and beyond. The format is unique in that it can be won by a Lady, Gent or Junior Golfer and they can be either a member or visitor, with the best score over the two days of the competition to count. So that means if a competitor plays on Friday then this is the score that will be accepted to win the Cup, if a competitor plays both days then the Friday score will be accepted for the Cup but the Saturday score will be eligible for the Saturday competition as there will be prizes available for both. I, for one and I’m sure I won’t be in the minority here, will try to play both days!
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The competition will be held on Friday 29th & Saturday 30th August 2014 and the entry fee is a mere €30 per person for visitors! The timesheet is available by calling Enniscrone Golf Club on 096-36297. If you’re on Twitter and would like to follow Enniscrone GC click HERE!

 

Enniscrone Golf Club – Early Season Offers

Enniscrone Golf Club is one of my favourite courses in Ireland, and therefore the World! It is a true gem of a links course and has some of the most spectacular golf holes over its 18-hole layout.

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They have some great early season offers at the moment. For the month of March 2 Players can play The Dunes Championship Course for only €80 including Golf Buggy and for Month of April 4 players can play The Dunes Championship Course for €200 to include Tea/Coffee on arrival, Round of Golf and a Main Course after play!

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The Enniscrone Golf Club Open Week also starts on June 23rd. You can contact Christina on 096-36297 to book any of the above offers or to get more details about their Open Week. There are some fantastic Membership offers available too, so much so I’ll be considering Country Membership while I am in Ghana!! One fantastic membership deal is a new 1st year Full Membership for only €266!! This deal applies to ladies or gents that have not been a member of a golf club for at least 5 years, that’s one helluva way to get back into golf if you’ve taken a break from the game or take up the game itself.

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Make sure to give the code TKSD to avail of their great early season offers! You can check out the Enniscrone Golf Club website for some more great photos, further details on their 2013 offers, membership packages and all what you wanted to know about this superb golf course on Ireland’s west coast.