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Carr Golf to promote trips to British Isles

Carr Golf to Showcase 2019 Tour Itineraries, Event Calendar at PGA Merchandise Show

Premier Dublin-Based Company Celebrating its 30-Year Anniversary

(DUBLIN, Ireland) Carr Golf – Ireland and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – will exhibit at the Golf Ireland booth (#3273) at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show as well as showcasing their new Donald Ross Pro-Am event at Donald Ross Sportswear booths (#5089, #5388), sponsors of the $20,000 professional prize fund.

2019 is a significant milestone for the thriving Dublin-based company as it enters its 30th year 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. Carr Golf additionally works directly with a multitude of North American PGA club professionals on incentivized member and association getaways.

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This year is also the 30th anniversary of its wildly popular World Invitational Father & Son Tournament held on Southwest Ireland’s Waterville Golf Links (Aug. 8 – 12). To commemorate three decades, Carr Golf will also host an exclusive “one-off” father and son tournament at famed Pebble Beach Resorts on May 5 – 8. This prestigious get-together will showcase the incredible golf offered on the scenic Monterey Peninsula with rounds at Pebble Beach as well as nearby Spyglass Hill Golf Course.

Another highlight on Carr Golf’s 2019 roster of prestigious events is its Donald Ross Pro-Am, set for Sept. 24 – 28. The field is limited to 16 teams, each consisting of one PGA Professional and three amateurs. The unique golf pilgrimage features a practice round at Brora Golf Club – home of the James Braid Golfing Society – one tournament round at Gil Hanse’s scenic Castle Stuart Golf Links overlooking the Moray Firth, and two tournament rounds on Royal Dornoch, home club to the architectural genius Donald Ross and ranked world No. 2 by Golf Digest.

Also included are four nights’ accommodations, welcome reception and entertainment, three meals daily, premium gift packs presented by tournament partner Donald Ross Sportswear, on the ground transportation, farewell dinner and prize ceremony, and concierge service both pre-trip as well as during the event. Additionally, a $20,000 prize supported by Donald Ross Sportswear will be divided among the winning PGA Professionals.

“We are excited to be partnering with our friends at Donald Ross Sportswear for the Donald Ross Pro-Am at Dornoch this year,” says Mark Byrne, Carr Golf sales manager. “We would be delighted to answer any questions on this special event as well as all things Carr Golf travel at the PGA Show, so feel free to email me at mark@carrgolf.com to set up an appointment or simply stop by the Donald Ross Sportswear booths.”

Carr Golf recently announced packages for the 2019 Open Championship (July 18 – 21) to be played at Northern Ireland’s Royal Portrush Golf Club for the first time since 1951. Along with the opportunity to attend the historic event, the offer includes luxury accommodations, tee times on several of the world’s finest links courses and a personal driver. Carr Golf will also host its 12th Annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament on July 23 – 26. Like the Father & Son, this tournament is held on acclaimed Waterville Golf Links.

Carr Golf works closely with numerous world-class layouts including The Old Course in St. Andrews, Portmarnock Golf Club, Portstewart Golf Club, Royal Troon, Tralee Golf Club and Lahinch Golf Club as well as lesser known “must play” gems including Carne Golf Links, Enniscrone Golf Club, Dooks Golf Club and Ardglass Golf Club.

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 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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