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Irish Golfer Series set to return to the K Club on April 17th

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Irish Golfer Events, sponsored by Waterford are singles stableford competitions open to both men and women. The maximum handicap for men is 24 and ladies is 36.

Category winners from each event (3 winners per event) will once again qualify to the Grand Final on the Palmer Ryder Cup Course at the K Club which will be held on October 16th 2020.  One lucky participant from the event series will also be selected at random during our Grand Final to win a trip of a lifetime to the 2021 US Masters.

As in previous years the Series will touch all four corners of Ireland and be played across some stunning venues with a couple of exciting new additions added to this year’s calendar.

For those of you unfamiliar with our events, here’s the run-down on all you need to know ahead of this year’s Series:

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If you don’t qualify automatically for the Grand Final as one of the 42 category winners from one of the 14 events, you can always qualify through the Nature Valley Order of Merit. Your best 4 scores across the year will be counted and the Top-10 players not already qualified for the Grand Final will claim a place at the K Club in October.

The two Best Gross scores from the season not already qualified for the Grand Final will also progress to the K Club in October where the field will be made up of 40 players vying for the title of Irish Golfer Grand Champion 2020.

Masters Trip Prize

One lucky Irish Golfer Series competitor will win a trip of a lifetime to the 2021 US Masters. All you have to do is complete the registration form at check-in and you’re in the draw to walk amongst the azaleas of Augusta National next April. The winner is chosen at the Grand Final set for the K Club in October. Prize includes flights / transfers / accommodation & Masters tickets for Tuesday (Practice day) and Wednesday (Practice day & Par 3 comp)

Over €5,000 in prizes at each event

  • 1st/ 2nd / 3rd Prizes in each category (Categories are Gents<12 / Gents >12 / Ladies)
  • Nearest the Pin & Longest Drive
  • First Tee announcements
  • Welcome Goodie Bags worth €50 for every player
  • Each category winner (3 per event) qualifies for the Grand Final at the K Club in October


More events will be added in the coming weeks but if you have any queries or wish to be added to our mailing list for event updates, contact Irish Golfer on events@irishgolfer.ie or call the events team on 01 5036090 / 5036099

K Club Smurfit Friday 17th April
Carton House (O’Meara) Sunday 26th April
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Slieve Russell / Team event Friday 5th June
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Powerscourt (West) Sunday 28th June
Cork Golf Club Friday July 3rd
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Dromoland Castle Sunday 9th August
Carton House (Monty) Sunday 16th August
Seapoint Golf Links Sunday 13th September
Newry, Mourne & Down Trophy Tues-Thurs  29th Sep – Oct 1st

Grand Final – K Club (Palmer)                      Friday            16th October

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