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Carr Golf to stage Father & Daughter event at Waterville

Handful of Coveted Spots Remain for Tenth-Annual Event on Acclaimed Waterville Golf Links 

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf  – Ireland and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – announces its 10th annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament on County Kerry’s acclaimed Waterville Golf Links has only a handful of open spots remaining in this year’s field.  

Held July 24 – 26, the wildly successful event has seen a substantial increase in applications. Starting at $4,880 (€4,600) per team, the tournament includes three rounds of golf at Waterville, deluxe nightly accommodations, reception, full Irish breakfasts each morning, tournament photo, shuttle transportation throughout, prize ceremony, and nightly dinner and entertainment. 

“The incredible interest in this year’s tournament has been unprecedented and we’re thrilled the field is larger than ever,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “The event is wonderfully unique as it showcases fathers and daughters having the time of their lives while competing on one of the world’s greatest places to play.” 

Last year, Carr Golf hosted 32 teams hailing from the U.S., Canada and Ireland at Waterville. Playing out of New York’s Westchester County Club, Steve and Kaitlyn Lee won the 36-hole event with a record breaking six-under-par gross total. The winners of the net division were Jimmy and Mary Layden playing out of Bel Air Country Club in California. 

Also at Waterville, Carr Golf will host its 28th-annual World Invitational Father & Son Tournament on Aug.  9 – 13. In 2016, 82 teams from 11 different countries competed including the U.S., Ireland, Scotland, Wales, England, Italy, Spain, South Africa, The Bahamas, Barbados and Denmark. 

For further information about both events, please email Susan McCann at smccann@carrgolf.com.

For more information on Carr Golf: www.carrgolf.com, 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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