|Macreddin, where the Destination Golf Premier Golf|
Card offers visitors 4 green fees for the price of 2.
This new golf reward card, launched by Destination Golf in association with VouchersforGolf.ie, offers exclusive 2017 deals to many of Destination Golf’s top 150 ranked courses in Ireland… keep an eye out for the new guide which will be out early next year.
And, on the subject of fans, why not treat someone to the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Fan Pack this Christmas. You might even get a Christmas card from Rory McIlroy himself.
The packs are part of a limited edition launched by the European Tour, and include:
|The 17th green at Portstewart - home to the 2017 DDF Irish Open|
Are you buying the gift for a hacker or are you buying it for a 7 handicapper? It doesn’t matter because MyGolfPro will help golfers of all abilities. You simply buy a voucher (from €50-€500) and let the recipient decide which of the more than 50 Pros nationwide they want to go to.
Fota Island Golf Academy has just launched its new training centre and membership package. Buying the annual membership for €800 may well be out of reach but, with two fully equipped practice rooms featuring Trackman launch monitors a voucher might be ideal. After all, there’s a luxury hotel next door and a top class golf course boasting 27 holes.
And why not? These days it’s easy to send someone away for golf and relaxation as there are dozens of deals around the country. Portmarnock Links have a one night B&B with golf starting at €185 for two people. For €150 you can get a one night midweek special at Ballykisteen Hotel, in Tipperary, including breakfast, dinner and a round of golf. Or send a couple to Belmullet to play the explosive Carne, where two nights B&B with one dinner and two rounds of golf can cost just €189 pps.
Yes, the greatest golfer ever to play the game (apologies to Nicklaus disciples) is on the comeback trail. A headcover might be all that is needed to inspire the golfer in your life.
Go on, be controversial. If you watch your mate/brother/mother breaking a rule or two, week in, week out, then maybe it’s time for that not too subtle hint. If you like, you can make yourself even more popular by marking the relevant rule with a post-it note. They’ll love you for it.
Yes, you’ve heard it before… but surprise them with a voucher for golf in France or Portugal or Scotland. It won’t cost a lot more than a big course in Ireland and it adds a huge level of excitement and gets them planning for the trip. If you’re lucky, you’ll get an invitation…
Alternatively, how about buying someone a distance membership for somewhere a little bit special? For €250 you can purchase a distance membership for Carne for a year. The charming and tranquil Tullamore is €430, as is Strandhill. At Connemara you can purchase a ‘Winter’ membership, running to March 31st, for €200.
These days it’s easy to buy golf balls and ball markers with someone’s name or initials on them… but how about some metallic coloured golf balls? Perfectly legal, too! Pink, golf, purple, green… you can buy them in packs of three or twelve from www.bestimpressions.co.uk
2017 will see the Irish Golf Expo setting up camp at the Citywest Hotel, from 25-26 February. Designed for golfers of all ages, to promote the game and participation in the game, it will have the latest equipment and accessories for visitors to test. You can also take part in free lessons from PGA professionals and interact with the many golf related businesses who exhibit at the event. There will be numerous chances to win prizes, there will be trick-shot shows and there will be a dedicated kids’ golf zone too. And for those who love freebies… if you buy your ticket in advance, you’ll also receive a free green fee, courtesy of GolfNow. Oh… and for those who like cars, you’ll find that there are a few Maserati models lying round the place.
Ticket prices start at €15. http://www.irishgolfexpo.com
Or how about an annual subscription to Irish Golfer Magazine for €40? And, in the spirit of Christmas, you can keep the dozen Srixon golf balls for yourself… ssshhh!