Society Challenge 2017 at Dooks Golf Links

The delightful Dooks Golf Links will host our Society Challenge for the 2nd year running on Saturday 28th October with the 1st Prize on offer being a FREE OUTING FOR 16 GOLFERS! The County Kerry course has been welcoming visitors since 1889 and is a fantastic venue for all levels of players.

The format of the day itself is a Team of 4 competition with 2 scores to count on each hole, full handicaps apply. The entry fee per Team is €200 (€50 per person) which includes a Breakfast Bap with Tea/Coffee on arrival, your Round of Golf of course and a Main Course after play in the Clubhouse.

You can book your team in Online or if you have any queries please call +353-87-6453537 or email smopen@tomkennedygolf.com.

Make sure to check out Dooks on Twitter and Facebook as well!

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Heritage Golf Resort 12 Days of Christmas 2015

The Heritage Golf Resort are back with their 12 Days of Christmas with 12 offers over the next 12 days! Check them out over the coming days. Along with the offers they will be offering Half Price Golf Buggies every day.

12 Days of Christmas

Day 1, Wednesday 9th December – Book your Society today for 2016 and get 1 in 12 free (based on groups of 12 or more), plus Half Price Golf Buggies today

Day 2, Thursday 10th December – Get 12% off 12 months membership at the Golf Academy, plus Half Price Golf Buggies today

Day 3, Friday 11th December – Friday Night Pizza & Pint at The Thatch Bar only €5 per person, plus Half Price Golf Buggies today

Day 4, Saturday 12th December – 20% off all logo clothing & non-sale footwear in the Golf Shop, plus Half Price Golf Buggies today

Day 5, Sunday 13th December – Book 4 for Sunday Lunch and pay for 3 at Sol Oriens Italian Restaurant, plus Half Price Golf Buggies today

Day 6, Monday 14th December – FREE Pint with all Adult Main Courses, plus Half Price Golf Buggies today

Day 7, Tuesday 15th December – 12% off all vouchers for Golf, Golf School and F&B in the Clubhouse (Phone orders only), plus Half Price Golf Buggies today

Day 8, Wednesday 16th December – Book a Society outing or Play & Stay package today and be entered into a draw for a Green Fee Voucher for 12 golfers, plus Half Price Golf Buggies today

Day 9, Thursday 17th December – Buy 1 Get 1 Free on all Rib Dishes, plus Half Price Buggies today

Seve The HeritageDay 10, Friday 18th December – Get a voucher for 12 Large Buckets of Range Balls for Half Price, plus Half Price Golf Buggies today

Day 11, Saturday 19th December – Fourball for €120 with Selected Main Courses for €12 in the Clubhouse, plus Half Price Golf Buggies today. Book online HERE!

Day 12, Sunday 20th December – 12% off Leix Course Membership plus Half Price Buggies today

Any queries on the 12 Days of Christmas at The Heritage Golf Resort please call +353-57-8642321 or email info@heritageresort.ie.

The Social Media Society Challenge

The guys behind The Social Media Open and Social Media Links Challenge have launched their latest event, The Social Media Society Challenge! The tournament is open to all golfers from Golf Societies, Golf Groups, Corporates and beyond.

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Event details are as follows:

  • Date – Saturday 31st October 2015
  • Venue – The Heritage Golf Club
  • Tee Time: 11am Shotgun Start
  • Entry Fee: €200 per Team of 4 (€50 per person) to include Breakfast Baps with Tea/Coffee on arrival and Buffet Main Course after Golf
  • 1st Prize: Free Outing for 16 Golfers at The Heritage Golf Club in 2016
  • Event Format: Team of 4 with 2 scores to count on each hole

If you have any queries or would like to enter a team for The Social Media Society Challenge please email smopen@tomkennedygolf.com or call +353-61-525182.

The Heritage Golf Club 12 Days of Christmas

The team at The Heritage Golf Club will begin their 12 Days of Christmas offers this coming Monday, 8th December 2015. The highlight of the 12 Days being a €12 green fee rate on Friday 12th December along with Golf Carts for €12 and selected Main Courses in the Clubhouse also €12 that day!

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The Heritage 12 Days of Christmas

Day 1, Monday 8th December – Book your Society today for 2015 and get 1 in 12 free (based on groups of 12 or more)

Day 2, Tuesday 9th December – 12% off all logo clothing in the Golf Shop

Day 3, Wednesday 10th December – Get 12% off 12 months membership of the Golf School!

Day 4, Thursday 11th December – 12% off all vouchers for Golf, Golf School, Golf Shop, F&B in the Clubhouse (Phone orders only)

Day 5, Friday 12th December – €12 Green Fee all day, Shotgun Start 12 minutes to 12 (11.48am)! €12 Golf Carts, €12 Selected Main Courses in the Clubhouse. Green Fee Rate Applies to online bookings, click HERE TO BOOK.

Day 6, Saturday 13th December – 12% off all Logo Golf Accessories in the Golf Shop

Day 7, Sunday 14th December – Play 12 holes for €12 per person / Leix Course Membership for only €75

Day 8, Monday 15th December – 12% off all vouchers for Golf, Golf School and F&B in the Clubhouse (Phone orders only)

Day 9, Tuesday 16th December – Book a Society outing or Play & Stay package today and be entered into a draw for a Green Fee Voucher for 12 golfers

Day 10, Wednesday 17th December – 12% off all Play & Stay packages in the Luxury Apartments

Day 11, Thursday 18th December – Book your 2015 Society outing today & get 1 in 12 free (based on 12 or more); 12% off all Golf Shop purchases

Day 12, Friday 19th December – Get a voucher for 12 Large Buckets of Range Balls for Half Price!

Any queries on the above please call 057-8642321 or Email us. We hope to see you at The Heritage Golf Club over our 12 Days of Christmas!

Enniscrone Golf Club – Society Special Offers 2015

The golfing jewel of the West, Enniscrone Golf Club, has some superb society offers for the 2015 golf season.

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Their Gold Package consists of 1 round of Golf, dinner in the Clubhouse & 1 night’s B&B in either the Diamond Coast Hotel or Ocean Sands Hotel. Midweek this will cost just €80 per person sharing with Weekends costing €100 per person sharing.

Enniscrone’s Sliver Package includes Golf & Dinner for €45 per person midweek and €60 per person on weekends. Their Bronze Package has a Golf only rate of €35pp midweek and €50pp weekend while there is a 2-day package available on request for the Dunes course.

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Enniscrone Golf Club also offer a 2 Day Society Package with Golf on the Dunes course, Dinner in the Clubhouse, Overnight with Breakfast at the Diamond Coast Hotel or Ocean Sands Hotel followed by Golf on the Scurmore Course the following day for €95 per person sharing midweek or €115 per person sharing weekend. Enquiries for Play & Stay packages should contact either the Diamond Coast Hotel on 096-26000 or the Ocean Sands Hotel on 096-26700.

You can also contact Enniscrone Golf Club directly on 096-36297 or via email with any enquiries for society golf and membership. Check out their website and you can also give them a like on Facebook and a follow on Twitter!

Druh Cup – Monday 16th June

The fantastic golf brand, Druh Belts & Buckles, are holding their Inaugural Druh Cup Tournament on Monday 16th June at the Ballesteros Course at the Heritage in County Laois. This promises to be a fantastic day out with each player receiving a Druh Belt, Druh Polo Shirt & Goodie Bag along with Breakfast Bap on arrival (always a favourite of mine at the Heritage) and Buffet Dinner after golf. A team of 4 is just €300 per Team which is wonderful value!

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Druh’s designs in classic black and browns and funky pastels and metallics have fast become the professionals’ style secret, with the likes of Lee Westwood, John Daly, Robert Karlsson, Paul McGinley and Thongchai Jaidee joining 100s of European and Asian Tour players, as well as LPGA and LET players, in choosing Druh belts.

The tournament format is a 4-person team event with 2 scores to count on holes 1-8 and 10-17 and 3 scores to count on holes 9 & 18. There are some awesome prizes on offer for the Team Competition with a Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin to compete for too, each player will also get the chance to Beat the Pro, Gary Murphy, on one of the Par-3s on the day.

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For entry details please email druhbeltsirl@gmail.com or you can tweet them @DruhBeltsIrl!

May Bank Holiday Open Competitions

May is here and hopefully the sunshine for the majority of the golf season in Ireland! The following are just a few of the Open Competitions this coming weekend, if you’re teeing up over the next few days hopefully one of these events might be of interest.

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Adare Golf Club – Monday 5th May, Open Singles for €50 per person

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Narin & Portnoo – Saturday 3rd May, Open Single Stabledford and Monday 5th, 3-ball Waltz . €30 per person each competition for GUI Card Holders

Arklow Golf Links

Arklow Golf Links – Friday 2nd, 3 person team event; Sat 3rd Alliance H’cap up to 12; Sunday 4th Singles & Monday 5th May 4 person team event. All competitions €25 per person for visitors

Ardglass GC

Ardglass Golf Club – Monday 5th May, Open Singles Stableford for £17 per person. Call 028-44841022 to book.

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Castlemartyr – Open Singles from Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th May , €30pp each day. Prizes sponsored by Mahers Sports Cork, booking on 021-4219001.

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Killeen Castle – test yourself off the Black Tees at Killeen Castle for €50pp on Sunday 4th May in their Open Fourball.

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The Ballesteros Course at The Heritage – Monday 5th May (and every Monday), €25 per person. Enter online via www.theheritage.com or call 057-8642321.

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Loughrea Golf Club – Sunday 4th May, 18 hole singles (Paul Kennedy sponsoring) & Monday 5th May, 18 hole singles (Professional Raymond Ryan sponsoring)

 

Social Media Links Challenge

The Inaugural Social Media Links Challenge will take in 3 of the finest links courses in Ireland over 3 days when it tees off in late July. Carne Golf Links, County Sligo Golf Club and Enniscrone Golf Club are the respective venues from Tuesday 29th to Thursday 31st July.

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Day 1 on Tuesday 29th July will take in the awesome Carne Golf Links in Belmullet, Co Mayo. 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.

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The 2nd Day’s play will be hosted at West of Ireland Amateur Open venue, County Sligo Golf Club. This world renowned course will test each and every player as they strive to get into the leading groups before the Final Round the following day.

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The Final Day of the Inaugural Social Media Links Challenge will be played at Enniscrone Golf Club. 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!

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The entry fee per person is only €139 Golf only (€278 per Team of 2) with Play & Stay Packages available through GolfVoyager.com – Golf plus 2 nights accommodation €255 per person sharing B&B or Golf plus 3 nights accommodation €290 per person sharing B&B. Accommodation is currently available at the Downhill Inn Hotel in Ballina which is less than 1 hour’s drive from Carne, approximately 45 minutes from County Sligo and only 15 minutes from Enniscrone GC.

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First Prize for the Social Media Links Challange is a 4 night & 4 rounds of golf holiday to Pestana in the Algarve for 4 people including FREE GOLF to come back and Defend the Title in 2015 along with the SM Links Challenge Trophy to take home for the year! Other prizes include golf vouchers for Carne Golf Links, County Sligo GC and Enniscrone GC and many other golf related goodies.

The format of the Tournament will be a Pairs Event with 2 scores to count each day on holes 9 and 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 smlinkschallenge@gmail.com. You can also follow the event on Twitter @SMLinks or like them on Facebook.

Hope to see you on the links in July!

Check out Wonderful Waterford Castle GC

My good friend Eamonn O’Donnell (don’t hold that against him!!) recently took over the reigns at Waterford Castle GC as Director of Golf and things have certainly been happening in this sunny South East golf club since. They have a packed schedule of events for Masters week and you can be a part of the action!

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Masters week schedule at Waterford Castle GC is as follows:

Thursday 10th April: 3 Person Team Event, Members €5 Visitors €20

Friday 11th April: 4 ball, Members €5 Visitors €20

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th April: 36 Holes Singles Stableford. Win your very own Green Jacket! Members €10 Visitors €40

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Society Challenge 2014 at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort

Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort for 2014 launched “The Society Challenge” recently as well. This event will pit societies against each other with the winner of each of the 5 qualifying rounds going through to the grand finale to be played on Friday 13th June 2014.

The following are the Qualifier dates

Dates – Thursday 8th May; Wednesday 14th May; Friday 23rd May; Saturday 31st May & Thursday 5th June

Grand Final will be on Friday 13th June

Rules for the Society Challenge

Each society consists of 12 players

The best 8 scores accumulated to give the Society’s overall team score ( Stableford Points)

All golfers must have a valid GUI & ILGU card

Overall Prize

Along with prizes at each qualifier, the overall prize for the winning society will include the following

  •         6 Months use of Waterford Castle Golf Club & its Facilities
  •         A round of Golf at the Heritage Golf Club, Killenard, Co Laois, with breakfast

Runners Up

A complimentary Society day for 20 golfers with a main course during the 2014 season

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You can book your tee times for Waterford Castle’s Master’s week events or the Society Challenge by contacting Eamonn O’Donnell, Director of Golf, via email on golfdirector@waterfordcastle.com or by phoning 051 871633. Eamonn is also on twitter @eamonnodgolf for those who want to annoy him there!

Take on Adare’s Winter Golf Challenge

The awesome Adare Golf Club in County Limerick stages the final qualifying events for its Winter Golf Challenge on Sunday 23rd & 30th March. For an entry fee of just €180 per team of 4 you can play on either date for a chance to return and play in the Grand Final on Friday 6th April.

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On each Winter Challenge qualifying day 2 teams will get through to the Grand Final in April but you’ve just got 2 more chances to do so! The format is a 4 person team event, stableford scoring, and the team can be mixed. For any enquiries or to book your place call 061-605200 or email golf@adaremanor.com. The team at Adare are very active on twitter as well so give them a follow – Head Pro Gary Howie; Club Pro Mark Collins; Starter Barry Ryan & General Legend Ollie Ryan!

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Adare is my favourite parkland course in Ireland and with Collins Bar in Adare village beckoning after 18 holes it is one of my favourite places in the World! The greatest players in the World have played here, give it a go yourself and you’ll thoroughly enjoy it.