Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Lough Erne Winter Series 2018/19

The par five 6th skims along the highest
ground at Lough Erne
Lough Erne Resort launches inaugural Winter Series

Winter is coming but that doesn’t mean you should put your clubs away. Far from it. Golf clubs are running all manner of competitions and the inaugural five star Lough Erne Resort Winter Series which will be played on the Faldo Championship Course.

On the first Thursday of each month, from November 2018 to March 2019, competitors will battle it out for a place in the Grand Final on March 28, 2019.

This six-event Stableford Winter Series is open to all and the four leading male and female
players from each event will qualify for the Grand Final.
Views of the 7th green from the 6th.
Competitors in the qualifying events can win a range of great prizes sponsored by Titleist and Footjoy, with the Grand Final also including some fantastic prizes sponsored by Lough Erne Resort.  Men will use White Tees, with ladies using Red Tees.

The Faldo Course at the Lough Erne Resort is all rather luxurious in feel and content and quality. A bit like the resort, really, and I was lucky enough to stay there back in April, so there’s no exaggeration on my part. The course may have fallen out of favour with some Top 100 rankings in the past couple of years but, in my opinion, that’s because not enough of the raters are getting up to play it. This lakeside idyll was constructed to the highest possible standards and the sand-based fairways and USGA spec greens ensure that the course is playable all year round.
The 17th hole at Lough Erne is a short par four. The big-boy tees are in
the water in the centre of the shot.
Tournament Thursdays are as follows:
  1. November 1 2018, 
  2. December 6 2018, 
  3. January 3 2019, 
  4. February 7 2019, 
  5. March 7, 2019. 

The Grand Final will take place on March 28, 2019.

The entry fee is an impressively low €35 per event and the Grand Final is free for those who qualify. You can play in all five events if you wish. Your entry includes refreshments at The Halfway House.

Faldo Championship Golf Professional David Allen says: 

We have decided to run the six-event Winter Series at Lough Erne to showcase the Faldo Championship Course and its exceptional playability 12 months of the year.   This is the first time an event of this style has been on our calendar and we are very pleased to have secured sponsorship from Titleist and Footjoy to go alongside our own range of fantastic prizes.

For booking and enquiries from RoI, please phone 048 6634 5766 or email

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