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Waterville to host father-daughter event

February 25, 2019

Limited Spots Remain for 12th Annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Golf Tournament

Carr Golf’s Popular Event Played on Southwest Ireland’s Waterville Golf Links

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf – Ireland, England and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – announces a limited number of exclusive spots remain open for its 12th annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament held July 23 – 26 on County Kerry’s world-class Waterville Golf Links.


This celebration on one of the world’s finest seaside courses has become a mainstay on Carr Golf’s yearly schedule of prestigious events. Every team entry includes three rounds of golf at Waterville, deluxe nightly accommodations, welcome reception, full Irish breakfasts each morning, dinners each evening, tournament photos and gifts, shuttle transportation throughout and an awards ceremony.

New this year, the tournament will be professionally scored by VPAR, the digital platform providing real-time event scoring for players.


Additionally, participants will now have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly in a luxury helicopter over the stunning island landscape of Skellig Michael, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site that was featured in the Star Wars movie “The Force Awakens.”

Teryn Schaefer – television host of several PGA TOUR shows including The Takeaway, Trending on TOUR and tournament preview shows – will be taking part in the event for the second year in a row.


“Following our unforgettable trip to southwest Ireland to compete in last year’s Father and Daughter Tournament, my dad and I are so excited to return again this year,” says Schaefer. “It’s such an incredible opportunity for us to make new friends from around the world and play together on one of the truly special courses in the game.”

Last year, Carr Golf hosted 34 teams hailing from the U.S., Canada, Bermuda and Ireland. Playing out of New Jersey’s Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club, Tim and Brittany Baxter won the 36-hole net tournament in the “Better Ball Stableford” format. Olivia and Bill McCloy from Ohio’s Maketewah Country Club won the gross division. To view photos from 2018, click here.

Prizes awarded are not limited to on-course play. Hugh and Lydia Barit from Bermuda’s Mid Ocean Club won last year’s award for “Best Dressed,” and Ms. Barit was also honored for “Best Social Media Posts.”

For additional details on how to register for this year’s event, click here or contact Alison Duffin at

In addition, 2019 is a significant milestone for Carr Golf as the thriving Dublin-based company enters its 30th year of providing unrivaled customer care for groups of all sizes and exclusive “one-of-a-kind” itineraries featuring luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, extraordinary golf vacations.

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

About Carr Golf Travel
For 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 and 2017, Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son Tournament, Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament, Donald Ross Invitational and a number of Invitational Links Pro-Am tournaments in Scotland, 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 in London.

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