West of Ireland champion Rory McNamara will be supporting the inaguural Headfort Senior Scratch Cup. Photo: Jenny Matthews/www.golffile.ieRecently crowned West of Ireland champion Rory McNamara and Mullingar Scratch Trophy winner Brian Casey believe this month’s inaugural Headfort Senior Scratch Cup is the perfect prepatation for a big summer.

McNamara, who this week added the “West” to the North of Ireland Championship he captured last year, will use the 36-hole, April 21 event to hone his game ahead of the Lytham Trophy and the Irish Amateur Open.

A strong mixture of home and overseas players is expected to do battle over the Old and New courses at the Co Meath track.

All ready for the first Headfort Senior Scratch Cup. (L-R) Headfort Golf Club Captain John Griffin, Rory McNamara, Headfort Golf Club Professional Brendan McGovern, Brian Casey and sponsor Ding Soohebing (The Bridge & Willows Restaurant Navan)“I’m really looking forward to the Senior Scratch Cup,” said 23-year old McNamara. “I think that the New course is one of the best that we have in Ireland.

“I have had a busy few months and it’s a very busy schedule from May onwards, but the timing in April is perfect as there is a bit of a gap in the calendar this month so it is a great opportunity for more tournament practice.”

Casey, who made a major breakthrough last year when he captured the prestigious Mullingar Scratch Trophy, agreed.

“The Headfort Senior Scratch Cup should prove to be a great warm-up for other tournaments coming up and I will be very proud to play on my home course,” the 22-year old said. “The courses are looking great and hopefully the conditions should be good.”

The event, which takes place on Sunday, April 21, will be sponsored by The Bridge Bar & Willows Restaurant in Navan and entry forms are available here or by contacting the club office on (+353) 46 924 0146.

Headfort Senior Scratch Cup - Entry form