Play for Ireland; take on the USA in the King's Cup at Lough Erne Resort

Play for Ireland; take on the USA in the King's Cup at Lough Erne Resort

Fancy taking on some Americans in the plush surroundings of the luxury Lough Erne Resort in April? The inaugural King’s Cup, will see a 16-man team representing the United States take on an Irish team at the Co Fermanagh resort from April 27-29.

Hosted by US broadcaster Jim Kelly and captured by producer Jim Lepera, the event will showcase of golf in Fermanagh and Northern Ireland.

The inaugural King’s Cup has been created by the United States Golf Challenge (USGC), which we are told is "the largest and best two man best-ball competition in the US."

In 2015 the USGC conducted over 90 local qualifiers, 20 State Championships and had 100+ teams earn their way to the 2015 National Championship held at Disney World Golf. The United States Team at the inaugural King’s Cup will be made up of the top team in each flight at those 2015 US Golf Challenge National Championships, with 16 players – one team from each flight in each division, the two divisions being the Open Division (any age – entrants must be over 18) and the Senior Division (50+).

For your opportunity to be part of this exciting inaugural competition, there are two qualifiers from which the Irish team to play the US will be formed.

The first at Lough Erne Resort on Saturday 5th March, and the second at Hilton Templepatrick on Saturday 12th March, entrants must be 18 years and over.

Lynn McCool, Director of Golf & Head Professional will captain the 2016 Irish Team and has opened up eight spots as Open Qualifiers.

With an entry fee of £40pp, the qualifiers will be determined using the single stableford system, and there are qualifying spots at each of the two venues for the following handicaps categories:

  • Handicap 0 to 4.9 — 2 spots
  • Handicap 5 to 11.9 — 1 spot 
  • Handicap 12 to 18 — 1 spot

To qualify for the Ireland team to play against the United States all competitors must hold an official handicap and be available to play the matchplay event at Lough Erne Resort on April 27th to April 29th as well as being available to attend the Welcome Party on Tuesday 26th April & Prize Presentation Dinner on Friday 29th April.

With a practice round taking place on April 26th, team members will be dressed in Glenmuir clothing all three days. The first annual King’s Cup between the US and Ireland is an opportunity to  represent Ireland while playing on one of the finest golf resorts in the country.

Book your entry into one of the two qualifiers below:

Saturday March 12th 

Saturday 13th March