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Glasson Golf Club in Co Westmeath is set to host the 2023 International King’s Cup from Monday 26th June to Friday 29th June, but stage one qualifiers are set to take place around the country beginning on Friday March 25th at Kildare’s Castlewarden Golf Club.

The International event pits amateurs from Ireland against counterparts from the USA, and regional qualifiers will be followed by a final qualifier at Glasson on Monday May 8th to determine who will represent Team Ireland.

The event is Open to Ladies and Gents, any combination – simply find a partner within max 8 of your h/cap index and play in our better-ball format event. Golfers are only 2 steps away from representing Ireland.

Limit of 36 Playing Index for Ladies and 24 Playing Index for Gents. Those whose index is above the limits may drop down.

Finding a partner within 8 shots of your handicap will determine which flight you fall into. There are 4 flights. On the day you only play against those in same flight and same age bracket. Within each flight teams will be made up of participants in either Open Age 18+ or Seniors Over 55’s. A senior may play in the Open Age category as long as his/her partner is aged 54 and under.

Whoever makes the team will get to stay at Glasson Lakehouse for the duration of the event (4 Nights). Each player will be presented with uniforms for each day of play and each given a bespoke BagBoy Golf Bag. The flights to fall into are (0 to 4.9)  (5 to 9.9)  (10 to 14.9) (15+). Teams add their indexes together – half their combined and this will determine their flight.

The International King’s Cup, a three-day 54-hole amateur match play pairs tournament structured like the Ryder Cup, was formed in 2016 and is played in honour of golf’s greatest ambassador, Mr. Arnold Palmer.

Qualifiers will now take place across the island of Ireland. Qualifiers are now available to book (FORMAT: Fourball Betterball)

STAGE 1 – Entries must be made directly through club websites

The first three Cups were won by Team Ireland, but Team USA clinched victory for the very first time in 2019 at the prestigious Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida. And they’d retain their crown in 2021, securing victory for the first time on Irish soil.

Organisers are now looking to recruit Team Ireland for this unique 16-person team event. Open to Male / Female Golfers – Any Combination. So, whether you are a scratch golfer or a 24-handicap golfer you have equal opportunity to qualify to represent Team Ireland.

Pairs teams must not exceed more than a difference of 8 between each of their handicaps. Pairs can be made up All Male or All Female or Any Combination.

More information about the International King’s Cup rules and qualifiers can be found by clicking here .

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