The sixth annual International King’s Cup tees off today as Ireland and Team USA lock horns in competition at Glasson Lakehouse from June 21-23.
Leading amateur golfers from across the USA and Ireland will converge on Glasson’s epic fairways for a competition which will see the best amateur pairs’ teams from both sides of the Atlantic battle it out for one of the most prestigious trophies in amateur golf.
“We were delighted with the entries at each of the qualifiers and it was great to see the competition opened to female golfers,” said Lynn Mc Cool – Co Founder and Director of Golf at Glasson GC ahead of the event.
“More and more club golfers are becoming familiar with the event and the atmosphere at Glasson Golf Club was exciting as golfers watched the leaderboard in the clubhouse to see who made it on to Team Ireland. With the event played in honour of Mr Palmer we took the final to the states in 2019. Family members of Mr Palmer stood on the first tee as all the players hit off.
“It was an amazing experience for everyone. With the redevelopment that has taken place here at Glasson Golf Club we are excited to be staging the event here on home soil. The refurbished hotel here is something special. I have not seen anything like it in Ireland and I know both Team USA and Team Ireland are in for a great week here at Glasson.”
Billed as the amateur Ryder Cup, The International King’s Cup Match Play Event is a leading amateur event played in honour of golf’s greatest ambassador, Mr Arnold Palmer, whose Honesty, Integrity, Sportsmanship and Commitment to Excellence represent the ideals for which the game of golf is known.
Event partner Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands , Grainne Cornally added, “Partnering with International tournaments like the International Kings Cup is an ideal route for us to promote our golf product domestically throughout Ireland and in North America.”
The King’s Cup is always growing and soon there will be the addition of more participating countries. The format is pairs and the event is unique in that it has four handicap categories and two different age brackets. Open age & 55 plus. It is an event for every level of golfer.
This week’s schedule:
Tuesday, June 21st
First match of competition begins at 10:00 AM; Fourball format
Wednesday, June 22nd
First match begins at 10:00 AM; Foursomes format
Thursday, June 23rd
First match begins at 10:30 AM; Singles format
Scoring in Fidelma’s Suite after play concludes
Closing Ceremony will take place later that night
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