Fahy and Coulter lead Bridgestone Tours at the end of April


Beth Coulter leads the Women's Bridgestone Tour at the end of April. Photo by Thos Caffrey | Golffile

Alan Fahy (Bray) and Beth Coulter (Kirkistown Castle) lead the Men’s and Women’s Bridgestone Tours with five events taking place in April.

Fahy won the only Men’s Bridgestone Tour event of the month, winning the West of Ireland Championship in Co. Sligo over Easter weekend. The Bray golfer defeated his Ireland teammate Liam Fahy 2&1 in an entertaining Final at the Rosses Point venue.

Coulter won two of the four Women’s Bridgestone Tour events in April, triumphing at the Royal Portrush Scratch Cup, and winning the Ulster Women’s Championship in Portstewart.


Caitlin Shippam was crowned the Munster Women and Girls’ Senior Open champion. The Ballykisteen golfer had a four-shot win in Tralee for her first win on the Women’s Bridgestone Tour

Lahinch’s Olivia Lucas won the final event of the month, claiming the Lahinch Scratch Cup on home turf.

All four winners are the inaugural nominees for the Bridgestone Tour Player of the Month. You can vote for your favourite player on Golf Ireland’s Twitter page from 1pm on Wednesday afternoon. Voting closes on Friday evening at 5pm

Men’s Bridgestone Tour Rankings
1. Alan Fahy – 250
2. Liam Nolan – 200
3. Thomas Higgins – 185
4. Allan Hill – 180
T5. Hugh Foley – 163
T5. Matthew McClean – 163
T7. Keith Egan – 153
T7. Ryan Griffin – 153
9. Caolan Rafferty – 140
T10. Andrew Mulholland – 133
T10. Eddie McCormack – 133

Women’s Bridgestone Tour Rankings
1. Beth Coulter – 300
2. Corrina Griffin – 292
3. Emily Murray – 230
4. Caitlin Shippam – 219
T5. Evelyn Park – 160
T5. Jessica Ross – 160
7. Clodagh Coughlan – 154
8. Sinead Ni Cheilleachair – 129
9. Laura Webb – 125
10. Anna Abom – 118

2022 Women’s Bridgestone Tour 
27 March: Royal County Down Scratch Cup (won by Rebekah Gardner)
10 April: Royal Portrush Scratch Cup (won by Beth Coulter)
12-14 April: Munster Women’s and Girls Open – Tralee (won by Caitlin Shippam)
22 April: Ulster Women’s Open Championship – Portstewart (won by Beth Coulter)
23 April: Lahinch Scratch Cup – Lahinch (won by Olivia Lucas)
1 May: Hermitage Scratch Cup – Hermitage
6-8 May: Flogas Irish Women’s Amateur Open – Co. Louth
30-31 May: Ulster Men’s and Women’s Stroke Play – Belvoir Park
11-14 June: AIG Irish Women’s Amateur Close – Grange
22-23 June: Connacht Women’s and Girls Open – Castle Dargan
22-24 July: Leinster Women’s Championship – Bray

2022 Men’s Bridgestone Tour
15-19 April: West of Ireland Championship – Co. Sligo (won by Alan Fahy)
30 April-1 May: Munster Men’s Stroke Play – Cork
12-15 May: Flogas Irish Men’s Amateur Open – The Island
30-31 May: Ulster Men’s and Women’s Stroke Play – Belvoir Park
4-6 June: East of Ireland Championship – Co. Louth
11-12 June: Connacht Men’s Stroke Play – Portumna
13-15 July: North of Ireland Championship – Royal Portrush
20-24 July: South of Ireland Championship – Lahinch
31 July-1 August: Mullingar Scratch Cup – Mullingar
13-17 August: AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close – Headfort

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