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Baxters win Father & Daughter title

July 30, 2018

Carr Golf Announces Winners of World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament

Eleventh Annual Event Held on Ireland’s Celebrated Waterville Golf Links

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf  – Ireland, England and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf experiences announces Tim and Brittany Baxter were the winning team in the 11th-annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament held July 23 – 26 on acclaimed Waterville Golf Links in County Kerry.

Carr Golf hosted 34 teams hailing from the U.S., Canada, Bermuda and Ireland at Waterville, widely known as one of the world’s finest seaside courses. The event included three rounds of golf, deluxe nightly accommodations, welcome reception, full Irish breakfasts each morning, nightly entertainment, tournament photo and gifts, shuttle transportation throughout and prize ceremony complemented by a gala dinner.

Playing out of New Jersey’s Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, the Baxter duo won the 36-hole net event with a total of 99 points in the “Better Ball Stableford” format. “It was a pleasure playing with Brittany this week,” says Baxter. “We’re proud of our come-from-behind victory, of course, but the best part was the chance to play on a team together.”

Hugh and Lydia Barit from Mid Ocean Club (Bermuda) also tallied over 90 points to finish second in the net division. They took home the title of “Best Dressed” and Ms. Barit also won the social media competition tallying 448 likes for her three posts during the event.

With a two-day total of 156, Bill and Olivia McCloy of Maketewah County Club (Ohio) won the gross division by three shots over Jeffrey and Emily Cohen from New York’s Westchester Country Club. “Golf was just one of many highlights of a truly unforgettable trip,” says Mr. McCloy. “Thank you to Carr Golf for hosting such a wonderful event.”

The competition in the “Adopted Division” was fierce as Dylan Edwards and Laura Rubino edged out Jay and Paige Downton by a single point. Edwards also won the “Longest Drive” contest in the Father category. Ms. Cohen – runner up in the gross division – won the Daughter category of the “Longest Drive” competition.

Gerry Griesser, playing out of Pennsylvania’s Applebrook Golf Club, knocked the ball to six feet to win the “Nearest to the Pin” competition. Annie Layden – who finished third last year in the net division – took home the “Nearest to the Pin” title for the daughters.

“Our mission is to introduce more young women to the game of golf so fathers and daughters have the opportunity to spend quality time playing this wonderful game together,” says tournament co-founder James Layden.

“Seeing fathers and daughters team up on one of the world’s finest courses is truly special,” says Carr Golf’s Marty Carr, tournament host. “Lifelong friendships are formed as a result of the tournament and participants are already looking forward to next year.”

Photos and videos of the event may be accessed here. For details about the 12th Annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament to be held July 23 – 26, 2019, please click here or 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 for “Best Tour Operator” in 2016, 2017 and 2018, Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son and World Invitational Father & Daughter tournaments in Southwest Ireland as well as the Donald Ross Pro-Am in the Scottish Highlands. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Open Championship, Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, College football and NFL games in London.

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