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Carr Golf to host father-daughter event

Joyous 11th Annual Event Returns to Ireland’s World-Class Waterville Golf Links

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf – Ireland and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – launches its 11th annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament to be held July 23 - 26 on County Kerry’s world-class Waterville Golf Links for the fourth consecutive year.

The flourishing event has become a mainstay on Carr Golf’s annual roster of prestigious tournaments. Highlights include three rounds of golf at Waterville, deluxe nightly accommodations, welcome reception, full Irish breakfasts each morning, tournament photo and gifts, shuttle transportation throughout and prize ceremony complemented by a BBQ dinner.

This past July, Carr Golf hosted 34 teams hailing from the U.S., Canada, Italy and Ireland. Playing out of Connecticut’s Country Club of Fairfield, Larry and Clare Foley won the 36-hole net event in the “Better Ball Stableford” format. Michael and Stephanie Sullivan of Garden City Golf Club (N.J.) won the gross division. To view photos from the 2017 tournament, click here.

“This captivating tournament has been growing year-after-year as it gives participants a chance to compete, mingle and laugh with likeminded golfers from around the world,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “Watching fathers and their daughters spend time bonding over golf on one of the most beautiful layouts in the game is truly special.”

Prizes awarded aren’t limited to on-course play. Carly and Jared Haines of New York’s Wykagyl Country Club won this year’s award for “Best Dressed,” and Klea Armstrong of Kingsbury National Golf Club (N.Y.) was honored for “Best Social Media Post.”

For further information on the event, please email 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 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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