As the 2019 season comes to a close, the Irish Ladies Golf Union have confirmed their calendar of events for 2020.
With student events, the Irish Colleges Match Play and Irish Schools Championship kick-off off the season while from a National perspective, the first underage championship will again be the Irish Girls’ Open Stroke Play Championship at Roganstown in April (3 – 5).
As the summer months approach, the Irish Women’s Open Stroke Play again returns to Co. Louth where an International field will compete for the Clarrie Reddan and Philomena Garvey Trophy from the 8 – 10 May.
The 2019 Silver and Bronze Medallists will compete in the National Final at Headfort in mid-May while across the country, hopes of Senior Cup success will begin as District qualifiers are played at Athenry, Blackbush, Royal Curragh, Muskerry and Bangor.
June will see the Irish Women’s Close Championship head for Royal County Down, venue of the 2022 Ladies European Team Championships. In July, arguably the busiest month of the calendar, Malone will host the Irish Senior Women’s Close Championship (30 – 3) and Strandhill is the venue for the Irish Girls’ Close Championship (15 – 17). Munster and Leinster will defend their Women’s and Girls’ Interprovincial titles at Slieve Russell from July 7 – 9.
From an inter-club perspective, New Ross will welcome the Senior Cup All-Ireland Finals alongside the Final of the Girls’ Inter-Club. The Australian Spoons National Final takes place at Co. Longford on Monday 24th August. The AIG Ladies Cups and Shields National Finals returns to Knightsbrook Hotel and Golf Resort (September 23 – 26) while the Revive Active Fourball National Finals will be contested at Thurles on the 3rd and 4th of October.
The coming competitive golf season will be the last governed separately by the GUI and ILGU. Golf Ireland, a single governing body for golf, will come into being on January 1st 2021.
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