Golfers from the four corners of Ireland will tee it up in the inaugural GUI All-Ireland Gold Medals final at The K Club’s famed Palmer Course on Tuesday.
Spread across three different handicap categories — 9 and below, 10-17 or 18 and over — the competition is open to all club members and entry is free for all affiliated golf clubs.
The 36 finalists competed in their club’s nominated singles qualifier and the best nett scores in each category qualified for a regional final.
The four regional finals were held in August with all club qualifiers playing for a place in the All-Ireland Final.
Again, the best three scores in each category in each provincial final advanced to this week’s All Ireland Finals at The K Club’s Palmer Course, which hosted 13 editions of the Smurfit European Open, the 2006 Ryder Cup and the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in 2016.
Sharon Smurfit, Director of Golf at The K Club said: “I, along with my team are honoured that The K Club is hosting the inaugural 2019 All Ireland Gold Medal Final on our Ryder Cup Course. We look forward to welcoming the all-Ireland finalists to what will be a thrilling end to this new competition.
“The Ryder Cup course has hosted many special events including the Ryder Cup in 2006 and more recently the Irish Open in 2016, so the finalists will have a challenging day here in October. We are delighted to work alongside the GUI in hosting this All Ireland Final and I wish all the competitors the very best of luck in their qualifying rounds.”
GUI Gold Medals, All-Ireland Final, The K Club (Palmer Course)
Tuesday 8 October
10:30; Joe Kennedy (Killorglin); Shay Egan (Castle Barna); Martin Wilson (Hollywood Lakes)
10:40; Liam Mulveen (Athenry); Paul Greene (Newlands); Fergus McCartney (Rockmount)
10:50; Jeffrey Davies (Castlerock); Bernard Brannigan (Bellewstown); Peader Kane (Athlone)
11:00; John Lawlor (Luttrellstown Castle); Kris William McClelland (City of Derry); Jonathan Boyd Hagan (Clandeboye)
11:10; Jim Cantwell (Cahir Park); Conor Clavin (Esker Hills); James Bennett (Greenacres)
11:20; JP Whyte (Grange); Seamus Ryan (Castlewarden); Jimmy McHugh (Tuam)
11:30; Keith McGuire (Cahir Park); Neil Kilgallon (European); Stephen McKillop (Tandragee)
11:40; Ferghal Collins (Monkstown); Paul Redmond (Balbriggan); Pat Higgins (West Waterford)
11:50; John O'Donoghue (Strandhill); Sebastian Broderick (Rosslare); Tom Doheny (Castletroy)
12:00; Sean Doyle (Athlone); Michael Joyce (Mulranny); Joe Manning (Tramore)
12:10; Alex King (Royal Curragh); Neil Garton (Castle Barna); Niall McDonnell (Ballinascorney)
12:20; Ryan Lenaghan (Ardee); David MacGuinness (Mannan Castle); Thomas O'Dwyer (Cahir Park)