Loughrea Scratch Cups

The lovely Loughrea Golf Club will host Scratch Cups from Friday 23rd May through Sunday 25th May.

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Their Intermediate & Minor Scratch Cups will take place on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th May. The Minor Scratch is for those with Handicaps of 18 and higher while the Intermediate Scratch Cup is for those between 10 & 17 Handicap. There are Gross & Nett Prizes on offer and for only €15 per person for Non-Members and €7 per person for Members it is great value. You can book by calling 091-841049.

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The County Galway course will also host their Junior & Senior Scratch Cups on Sunday 25th May, presented by McInerney’s SuperValu. The Handicap limits are 4 and lower for the Senior Scratch while the Junior Scratch is 5-9 Handicap. The entry fee is €20 per person for Non-Members and €10 for Members and there are tee times available between 8am and 11:30am. You can book by calling 091-841049 or email loughreagolfclub@gmail.com. Check them out on Twitter too @LoughreaGolf !

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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

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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)

 

Loughrea Golf Club – A Hidden Gem for You to Play this Year?

Loughrea Golf Club has long been recognised as a lovely parkland course in the West of Ireland, nestled away in Graigue, Loughrea in County Galway. They have a proud tradition of giving each and every golfer a warm welcome while providing a challenging course for all standards of golfers. After playing the course, the very important 19th Hole has a great atmosphere for members, guests, visitors and societies alike.

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The members and committees have continued to strive to improve the layout and conditioning of their course over the years and were rewarded for their hard work by recently hosting many GUI events including the Connacht Junior Cup provincial qualifiers and the Connacht Cups and Shields Finals in 2011. A few of the many comments received during the Connacht Cups & Shields Finals include the following:

I play in all the championships in Ireland and generally Baltray are the best greens we play on, but Loughrea greens are every bit as good, if not better” Joe Lyons, Galway, Irish International

For the host club, Loughrea, players and spectators alike were in awe of the levels they had taken course presentation to and all were glowing in their praise of course superintendent Colm Muldoon and his team” Enda Lonergan, General Secretary, Connacht Branch & Tournament Director

It was on the back of these GUI events, and the encouraging feedback that the course received, that the Connacht Branch’s Championship Committee voted the golf course the ‘best presented course in Connacht of 2011’.

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Societies can play at Loughrea for as little as €10 per person. They have many Golf Society packages on offer and also have a Play & Stay deal with the Loughrea Hotel & Spa offering 2 nights B & B plus dinner & 1 Round of Golf for only €70 per person sharing!! Loughrea Golf Club also have an 18-Hole Open Single Stableford every Wednesday throughout the year and are currently holding an Open 3 Ball Team Event sponsored by Golfstyle Golf Superstore open for entries until 17th April.

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Come and enjoy  Loughrea Golf Club for yourself in 2014. It’s a challenging but fair 18-hole, Par 71 parkland course and their green fees rates are hard to match! Contact Siobhán on 091 841049 for further details. Check out the Loughrea GC website on www.loughregolfclub.com and give them a follow on twitter @loughreagolf

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