Clement Hehir and Tom Barrett, representing Audi Cork, saw off the challenge of 41 teams to claim victory at this year’s Audi quattro Cup final held in Mount Juliet Golf Club, on Wednesday, 28th August.
Hehir and Barrett, both from Kilmallock, County Limerick and playing out of Charleville Golf Club, won the 23rd hosting of the prestigious Audi quattro Cup golf competition by a single point with a score of 44 points. The duo narrowly defeated the Audi Naas pairing of Arthur Ryan and John Kelly (2nd Place) who finished the competition with a total of 43 points, and John Conniffe and John Kelly (3rd place), representing Audi Athlone, who carded 42 points.
Hehir, with a handicap of 20, and Barrett, playing off 16, will now go forward to represent Ireland in the world final of the Audi quattro Cup which will be played at Trump National Golf Course, Los Angeles in early October.
2013 saw nearly 700 players, half of whom were Audi drivers, compete in seven regional heats between May and July. These heats were played out on some of Ireland’s most prestigious golf courses including The K Club, Fota Island, Rosses Point, concluding with the National final teeing-up in the spectacular Mount Juliet Golf Club, Kilkenny.
Christian Gussen, managing director of Audi Ireland commented: “This country has such a strong tradition in golf at amateur and professional level and the competition was fierce this year. We are delighted to reward our loyal customers by affording them the opportunity to play some of the most prestigious golf courses throughout Ireland in the Audi quattro Cup and to be in with a chance to represent Ireland in the United States later this year.
“Almost 85,000 golfers will play in 800 tournaments all over the globe in the 2013 Audi quattro Cup. This superb competition has come a long way since German Audi dealers organised an event for 6,000 golfers playing 51 tournaments back in 1991.”
I recently won a game of golf for two in a raffle. The prize was for Dun Laoghaire Golf club. This Wednesday I availed of the prize.
The course is divided into three nines: upper, middle and lower. We played the upper and lower.
Green fees would have been €50 each.
I had a very pleasant couple of hours this morning at Dargle View Golf course in Bray. We arrived at 8am just as the course opened.
Dargle View is a pay as you golf course. Green fees are €10 for 9 holes and €12 for 18 holes.
I had a very pleasant morning in Wicklow Golf Club. A friend of mine is a member so I availed of the reduced green fees. It was very uncrowded so we had a relaxing four hours.
Accuracy is rewarded on this course. In my case the opposite applied. Between water, gorse and scrub there are lots of opportunities to lose golf balls. At the end of the round my golf bag was quite a bit lighter!
There’s a lovely variety of holes with wonderful views over the sea and the Wicklow Mountains. The course is quite hilly (especially the back 9). By lunchtime I had certainly worked up an appetite.
We had a very pleasant lunch in the clubhouse over looking the Irish Sea.
I’m looking forward to playing here again.
In Aid of DLR Disability Sports Programme
The 2012 Chamber Golf Challenge features the famous Druids Glen course, one of the finest, most challenging and most enjoyable golf courses in Europe. Known worldwide as the “Augusta of Europe” this championship course is a must for the discerning golfer and the perfect forum to build and develop customer relations with both new and existing customers. Playing in early May, golfers will find the course at its optimum playing level.
Druids Glen Course
Druids Glen Golf Resort, Wicklow
Thursday 3rd May
Teams of 4 – €365 for members or €395 for non-members
Individual Players – €95 for members or €100 for non-members
- top three teams,
- longest drive,
- nearest to the pin and
- yellow ball.
Your round includes goody bag, a famous Hick’s sausage in a bun out on the course and golfer’s grill afterwards.
Tee times from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm.
Individual players are welcome!
Get to know other local business people by joining a team for the day.
Congratulations to DLR Chamber on a wonderful day. Druid’s Glen was glorious with perfect weather. The food break by Hick’s in between the 9th and 10th was really welcome. They even supplied me with a vegetarian option. I was really happy with the driver I had bought the previous day in McGuirks Golf.
The highlight of my round was a 3 on the par 3 17th – 168 yds over water onto an island green. Thanks to Martin Toner for his coaching on the run up to the event.
This latest golf classic will be played on three of Ireland’s finest and most picturesque golf courses.
- 13th September Powerscourt Golf Club.
- 14th September Druid’s Glen Golf Club.
- 15th September Old Conna Golf Club.
This competition is an 18 hole singles stableford ladies and gents. There will be individual and team event prizes. All competitors will be entered into a draw for the team event but individual teams may also enter.
Entry for the event is €225 which includes 3 rounds of golf, prizes, entertainment and dinner on the final day.
This year alongside the golf classic we are also running a 9 hole charity event from 3pm on the same dates as the classic and it is in aid of:
- Dublin Housing / Mental Health Association,
- Cancer Research in St. Vincents University Hospital, Dublin
- Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association
The entry fee is €25 per day for this event. Entertainment will be provided on all three evenings and will include an Irish themed Gala evening.
How do you fancy spending the day with with the stars and challenging them to a round of golf on the world famous K Club course?
Bóthar, the international development agency that specialises in the use of livestock, is offering you a unique opportunity to go on line to Golfwithstars.com, enter the raffle and play 18 holes of golf with one of 15 sports stars / personalities while also raising valuable funds to support its projects in 35 countries worldwide.
The follwing stars have signed up: DJ Carey, Paul O’Connell, Peter Canavan, Tommy Bowe, Denis Hickie, Mick Galwey, Sarah Newman, Benny Tierney, Stevie Mc Donnell, Andrew Trimble, Breffny Morgan, Georgia Salpa, Ruby Walsh, Johnny Murtagh and Charlie Swan.
There will be a total of 15 winners, with each winner paired with a star. They will also be joined by two of the winners’ friends for a team of four classic. The golf will be followed by a BBQ with the stars where Padraig Harrington will present the prizes.
Draw entries for the Golf with Stars draw can be purchased online at golfwithstars.com. Each entry costs €20. Three entries cost €50. 7 tickets cost €100. The golfwithstars.com event takes place at the K-Club on October 22nd, 2010.
ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC
In aid of
Powerscourt Golf Club
Enniskerry, Co Wicklow
Friday 27th August 2010
Shotgun Start at 14.00
Teams of 4 players – men &/or women,
Format: Stableford, 2 scores to count
COST : €700 per team
Includes: golf, prizes, BBQ
For further information please contact:
Heather – 086 0864772 /01-2863509