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Carr Golf sets father-daughter event

Carr Golf Announces Registration Opens for 2019 Father & Daughter Tournament

Joyous Annual Event Returns to Ireland’s Celebrated Waterville Golf Links

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf – Ireland, Scotland and England’s premier provider of unforgettable golf experiences – announces its annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament will be held July 23 – 26, 2019 on County Kerry’s renowned Waterville Golf Links.

Next year marks the 12th anniversary for the event, which has played a significant role in introducing women to the game of golf in a friendly, all-inclusive environment. Participants will enjoy three rounds on Waterville Golf Links (ranked world No. 55 by Golf Digest), three nights’ accommodation, welcome reception, daily meals, tournament sponsors gift pack, shuttle transportation throughout, prizes and a gala dinner. Tournament entry starts from $5,999 per team.

This past July, Carr Golf hosted 34 father and daughter 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 event in the “Better Ball Stableford” format. Bill and Olivia McCloy of Maketewah Country Club (Ohio) won the gross division. To view photos from the 2018 tournament, click here.

Prizes awarded aren’t limited to on-course play. Lydia and Hugh Barit of Bermuda’s Mid Ocean Club won this year’s award for “Best Dressed” and Ms. Barit also won the social media competition.

“It’s been a joy to watch this tournament grow so significantly over the past 11 years as fathers and daughters play golf together on one of the special places to tee it up in the world,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “This fun, jubilant event is also an ideal way to participate in the flourishing ‘#inviteHER’ social media campaign championing the participation of more and more women into this wonderful game.”

For further information on the event, please visit carrgolf.com or email Tournament Coordinator Alison Duffin at alison.duffin@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 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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