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Foleys win Carr Golf’s father-son event

Teams from 12 Countries Competed at Famed Waterville Golf Links in 28th-Annual Event

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf  – Ireland and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – announces David and Hugh Foley won the 28th-annual World Invitational Father & Son Tournament held Aug. 9 – 13 on renowned Waterville Golf Links in County Kerry. 

Carr Golf hosted 94 teams from 12 different countries: U.S., Canada, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, Spain, The Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil and South Africa. The extraordinary event featured four nights’ accommodations, daily full Irish breakfast and lunch, welcome cocktail reception, practice round, three tournament rounds, long drive competition, tournament gifts and photo, transfers within Waterville, nightly entertainment, gala dinner, prize ceremony and tournament concierge. 

Playing out of Royal Dublin Golf Club, the Foley duo finished at 19-under-par to win the championship division handily by five shots over the second place team of Ralph and Chad Woodman from Portsmouth Country Club and Old Mill Golf Club respectively. The teams of John and Tom Caravolas from Charles River Country Club and Gene and Joseph playing out of Connecticut’s Stanwich Golf Club, tied for third at 13-under-par. The Foleys’, compiling an impressive 18 birdies over the 54 holes of competition, also won the gross division for the second year in a row. 

Dignitaries in the field included the Golf Channel’s Matt Ginella, Former horseracing jockey, Sir A.P. McCoy, who has ridden over 4,000 winners, and former Ireland rugby captain Keith Wood. Chris Snow from The Country Club of Virginia enjoyed a “slam dunk” hole-in-one using a 7-iron on the par-3 12th hole in the second round. To access photos of the event, please click here.  

“The 28th rendition of the annual father and son tournament was another smashing success for our signature event,” says Marty Carr, Carr Golf’s tournament host. “To witness the pure joy of competition and abundance of camaraderie while playing on one of the world’s great layouts was an incredible pleasure to be part of.”  

Information about the 29th Annual World Invitational Father & Son Tournament, to be held Aug.  8 - 12, 2018, may be found here. For more details contact Alison Duffin at

For more information on Carr Golf:, 1.855.617.5701 (U.S. toll free) or +353.1.822 6662.

About Carr Golf Travel

For nearly three decades, Ireland-based Carr Golf Travel has built its impeccable reputation on creating the ultimate golf escapes to exceptional courses in Ireland and Scotland like Ballybunion, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Waterville, The Old Course at St. Andrews, and Turnberry. Deeply passionate about the game’s history and traditions, the family-owned company creates, plans and implements customized and unique itineraries that include tee times, luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations and memories. 

Joe Carr, the company’s late founder, was one of Ireland’s greatest golf heroes with over 40 championship victories including three British Amateur titles. He was the recipient of the Bobby Jones Award (1961), Walter Hagen Award (1967), and played in three Masters Tournaments at Augusta National. In 1991 he was the first Irishman to be honored with Captaincy of the Royal & Ancient and in 2007 he was the first Irishman to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Today, Joe’s son, Marty, operates the business as executive chairman. His brother Roddy is also actively involved. Named winner of Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Award as 2016’s “Best Tour Operator,” Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son Tournament, Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament and a number of Invitational Links Pro-Am tournaments in both Northern Ireland and Ireland’s southwest. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, College football and NFL games held at London’s Wembley Stadium. 


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