Golf Ireland have today launched the 2024 Championships programme.
Golf Ireland’s amateur open championships will take place in May and June, the Flogas Irish Men’s Amateur Open will be first up, being played at Co Sligo Golf Club on 9-12 May. Woodbrook will again stage the Flogas Irish Women’s Amateur Open Championship, 15-17 June, specially positioned at this date ahead of the British Women’s Amateur at Portmarnock.
The Irish Girls’ Amateur Open Championship and the Irish Boys’ Amateur Open Championship will return as stand-alone championships, the girls at Belvoir Park, 17-19 May and the Boys 3-5 April, venue to be confirmed.
For the first time the AIG Irish Women’s Close Championships will combine three competitions – an Over-18 Women’s Stroke Play Championship and Under-18 Girls’ Stroke Play Championship (both played over 36 holes on the first two days) with the Irish Women’s Close Championship which will be played over match play on Days 3 and 4.
In addition to the Championship being contested by the best 16 players in score order across the Over-18 and Under-18 fields, separate plate competitions for the next 16 players in each of the fields will be run over the final two days.
The AIG Irish Men’s Close will be staged at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club for the first time on 16-18 August, and will be keenly anticipated following the club’s superb staging of the AIG All-Ireland Finals last September.
The Seniors Championship suite will see the combined Irish Senior Men’s and Women’s Close at Kilkeel (13-16 August) and the Irish Senior & Veteran’s Men’s Close and Senior Women’s Open at Lough Erne (3-5 July). The Irish Senior Men’s Open is 22-24 May, venue to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Roganstown and Swords Open will stage the third annual ISPS Handa Irish Open for Golfers with a Disability, 11-12 June.
Entries for all Championships will open in late January.
Golf Ireland will also once again launch an extensive programme of inter-club events when entries open in the coming weeks.
“We’re excited to look ahead to the 2024 championship season and are very grateful to once again have a superb roster of venues playing host to our events,” said Golf Ireland’s Championships & Rules Director, Mark Wehrly.
“Ireland is renowned internationally for both the quantity and quality of championships played annually, and our team in headquarters and in the four regions, in addition to our army of dedicated volunteers, are as keen as ever to deliver another great season on the back of a memorable 2023.”