Tuesday, March 16, 2010
[Photo: Rosslare's par three 8th]
Junior and Senior Scratch Cups are an important part of a single handicapper's year. Between March and October, numerous clubs around the country hold these events, giving you the chance to play some great courses for heavily reduced green fees. For example, play 36 holes at Carlow Golf Club, including lunch, for €25. You get to play in a really competitive environment for good prizes, but until now every event stood on its own. If you won, well done, but that was it.
TopGolfer.ie is changing all that with a league table format that makes things far more interesting. It's a great idea, and I hope it does really well for the guys behind it. There are 30 events (at the moment) ranging from brilliant courses to the more pedestrian variety, but it's generating a buzz, and I signed up for it today. Rosslare, Rathsallagh, Enniscorthy, Dunmurry Springs are definitely on the radar, and Rosslare for €20 is criminally cheap.
[Photo: Dunmurry Spring's par three 11th]
Either join up at topgolfer.ie (it's free to register) or visit Shrieking Sheet's blog to find out his thoughts. There's no point me repeating what he says, and he says it so well!