Monday, February 22, 2016

Lough Erne to Host the King's Cup

Who would like a shot at representing Ireland in the inaugural King’s Cup, at Fermanagh’s fabulous 5-star Lough Erne Resort. Think 'Ryder Cup' for us amateurs.

The inaugural King’s Cup will pit a 16-man team representing the United States against an Irish team this April at Lough Erne Resort. And you could be in with a chance to be playing.

The event takes place at Lough Erne from April 27th - 29th, with its spectacular setting on a private 600-acre peninsula between

Lower Lough Erne & Castle Hume Lough. The links-like fairways, dramatic scenery and superb all round playing conditions will make this one thrilling contest... whether you win or lose. Hosted by Jim Kelly and captured by Jim Lepera the event is set to be a brilliant showcase of golf in County Fermanagh and Northern Ireland.
Lough Erne Golf Resort
Views over the 5th green towards the 1st tee on Castle Hume Lough
A three-day, 54-hole match play tournament structured like the Ryder Cup, the inaugural King’s Cup has been created by the United States Golf Challenge (USGC), the largest and best two man best-ball competition in the US. In 2015 the USGC conducted over 90 local qualifiers, 20 State Championships and had 100+ teams make their way to the 2015 National Championship held at Disney World Golf. 

For your opportunity to represent Ireland in this exciting inaugural competition, there are two qualifiers: the first is at Lough Erne Resort on Saturday 5th March; and the second at Hilton Templepatrick on Saturday 12th March. Entrants must be 18 years and over.

The 17th green, looking towards the 1st green.
Lynn Mc Cool, Director of Golf & Head Professional will captain the 2016 Irish Team and eight spots will be available at these two Open Qualifiers. With an entry fee of £40pp, each event will use the single Stableford system. Qualifying spots are available at each venue as follows:

2 spots  for  handicap 0 to 4.9 
1 spot  for  handicap 5 to 11.9 
1 spot for handicap 12 to 18

To qualify for the Ireland team all competitors must hold an official handicap and be available to play the matchplay event at Lough Erne Resort on April 27th to 
April 29th as well as being available to attend the Welcome Party on Tuesday 26th April & Prize Presentation Dinner on Friday 29th April.  

There will also be a practice round on 
26th April. What's more, team members will be dressed in Glenmuir clothing all three days. It's a superb opportunity to represent Ireland while playing one of the finest golf resorts in the country.

Views back over the 17th green towards the tee
To book your entry please contact:

Saturday March 5th
Lough Erne Resort 
Tel: 028 66 345766 or ROI 048 66 345766 
Online Booking:

Saturday 12th March 
Golf Shop Phone Number 02894 435542
Online Booking www.brsgolf/hiltontemplepatrick_visitor.php 

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