The Annual Carr Golf Invitational Pro Am is under way at the Royal Dublin Golf Club. Sixteen teams comprising Sixty Four golfers from US, Canada, Ireland and Scotland tee it up on the best links golf courses in Ireland, with the PGA Professionals playing for a prize fund of $10,000.
The Pro Am, which is being run by Carr Golf in partnership with the PGAs of Europe, is played over four courses; Royal Dublin Golf Club, Portmarnock Golf Club, Royal County Down Golf Club and Royal Portrush Golf Club, recently selected to host the 2019 Open Championship.
“It’s hard to find a better rota of links golf courses anywhere in the world. Together these courses have hosted an Open Championship, several Senior British Opens, Walker Cups and Irish Opens between them” according to Walker Cup player Roddy Carr who addressed the tournament dinner which was hosted by the Carr family at Sutton Golf Club, their home course and also home to the Joe Carr room.
Several PGA’s from Europe and US have collaborated to make this event a success. Aside from the PGA’s of Europe, the PGA Metropolitan Section and the PGA of Canada have also fielded several teams. The event will finish at Royal Portrush Golf Club on Thursday where the final dinner will be hosted, with guest of honour is this year’s captain Simon Rankin attending. Aside from the PGA Professional prize-money, there will be prizes for the first three amateur teams as well as the best individual amateur gross. This year’s event will benefit Irish Charity Focus Ireland the adopted charity of Carr Golf who are celebrating 25 years in play this year. End.
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