Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Irish Golf Societies - take note

[Photo: Kevin Morris, Director of Golf at Fota Island Resort, Tony Leen, Sports Editor at Irish Examiner, and Jonathon Woods, Fota Island Resort Manager]

A Press Release aimed at Irish golf societies. A great idea, a great format and great prizes. You can't ask for much more than that at one of Ireland's best parkland courses.

24th July 2009

Fota Island Resort Hosts Irish Examiner Inter Society Trophy

The Irish Examiner and Fota Island have joined forces to launch the Irish Examiner Inter Society Trophy, a team tournament to be held at Fota Island Resort this August and September. The competition celebrates the grass roots of golfing in Ireland and golf societies nationwide are invited to compete.
The Irish Examiner will publish the official entry form on its award winning golf pages from Tuesday, July 14th. Each golf society can enter a team of 12 players into one of 6 qualifying tournaments throughout the summer at Fota Island Resort. The 12 players will participate in a singles stableford format, with the 8 best scores for each team qualifying to give the team their cumulative total score. Each golf society team costs €600 per team (€50 per person) and additional players may play at a pro-rata cost of €50 per person. Entry into the final is free by virtue of qualification.

Kevin Morris, Director of Golf, Fota Island Resort commenting on the event said: “We look forward to welcoming golf societies from all over Ireland to sample Fota Island Resort, a unique combination of championship golf courses. Competitors will receive excellent value as they experience the three unique and exciting courses, with entry fees of just €50.”

Tony Leen, Sports Editor, Irish Examiner, who attended today’s launch said “"The idea of an inter-society tournament is one the Irish Examiner wholly supports because it combines the intensity and high drama of competition with the camaraderie and fun of a team event. Plus, it all gets played out on one of the country's true parkland gems. Also, check out the prizes - some incentive!".”
The winning team from each qualifying tournament will go forward to the grand final in October for free where they will compete for the Irish Examiner Society Trophy and some fabulous prizes. First prize is a golf trip to the Pine Cliffs Resort & Sheraton Algarve Hotel, which incorporates the very finest of service provided by the Sheraton Algarve Hotel, the best in specialised Portuguese and international dining, together with a golf course with its respective academy, several pools, a tennis academy and a beauty & hair salon. All 12 of the winning teams will receive six months free golf on Fota Island Golf Club’s renowned championship courses and runner-up prizes include golf outings for 12 at Mount Juliet, and at Fota Island Resort. Each qualifying tournament winner also receives a meal for 12 in Fota Island Resort’s Spike Bar.

Nestled at the heart of a peaceful island, Fota Island Resort is a unique combination of championship golf courses, a stylish hotel and spa, luxurious residential lodges and a world class golf academy. A marriage of style, fine design and workmanship set in an idyllic coastal landscape, Fota Island Resort is a special place – relaxed, indulgent and beautiful.
For further information, competition dates and to reserve team places, see the Irish Examiner for entry form and details.


For further information Fota Island Resort including Sheraton Fota Island Hotel & Spa please contact:
Gillian O'Loughlin, Host PR T: +353 1 8558500 E-mail: gillian@hostpr.ie

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