A new tournament has also made an appearance: Let's Play Golf Open
The Causeway Coast Challenge (3-7 July)Courses: Royal Portrush (Valley), Portstewart (Strand), Castlerock and Ballycastle.
|The stunning opening tee shot at Portstewart|
It is designed for anyone who's interested in the tournament - whether entering or simply trying to find out more. It introduces a leaderboard which will be updated over the four days, gives you a chance to submit photographs, provides maps and allows you to find a place to stay (from hotels to self catering). It will also include special offers.
It's a nice touch for what is the oldest amateur tournament of its type in Europe. What's more, you could win one of a handful of free entries to the tournament (3 in January, 1 in February, 1 in March...). ENTER HERE. (You can get your App downloads from this page too.)
The cost is £200... but here's the gem: you are entitled to a free practice round on each course.
Atlantic Coast Challenge (July 1-3)Courses: Carne, County Sligo, Enniscrone.
|Approach to Enniscrone's 15th hole (Index 1)|
The format is teams of three and singles Stableford. For the last two years all three scores counted towards the team's score. This has now been changed with only two scores to count in each of the three rounds. So everyone is entitled to an off day. The Singles format remains unchanged.
There will also be monitoring of the top 10 teams on the final day. The event is being sponsored by the Diamond Coast Hotel and the prize giving will be at the hotel, at 9pm, followed by a complimentary barbecue.
Sign up, join in, play, enjoy.