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Carr Golf salutes its 30th at Pebble Beach

Carr Golf Celebrates 30th Anniversary at Pebble Beach Resorts

Exclusive Edition of World Invitational Father & Son Tournament Held on Renowned Courses

(PEBBLE BEACH, Calif.) Carr Golf – Ireland, England and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf experiences – celebrated 30 years of father and son golf on May 5 – 7 with a special anniversary event hosted at iconic Pebble Beach Resorts, which will welcome the U.S. Open in June.

Carr Golf's cocktail reception at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links

Carr Golf's cocktail reception at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of Pebble Beach as Carr Golf also celebrates 30 years in play. The first round of the event was played at the Robert Trent Jones Sr.-designed Spyglass Hill Golf Course, often regarded as the sternest test on the Monterey Peninsula. The second round was played on Pebble Beach Golf Links where full preparations for the U.S. Open are underway.

In a Q&A session during the event with GOLF Channel’s Matt Ginella and Pebble Beach’s director of golf John Sawin, both provided insights on the preparations involved on U.S. Open course set-up. Fairway widths have been reduced by up to a third as intensive preparations ramp-up with the arrival of hundreds of volunteer head greenskeepers from around the world.

Golf Channel's Matt Ginella (left) poses with Carr Golf's Peter Keighery at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links

Golf Channel's Matt Ginella (left) poses with Carr Golf's Peter Keighery at Pebble Beach (Calif.) Golf Links

The international gathering featured teams from the U.S., Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Ireland and U.K. playing a better ball Stableford format over 36 holes. The unique occasion included three nights’ accommodation at the five-star Lodge at Pebble Beach, welcome reception, daily meals, awards ceremony and tournament sponsors’ gift pack. Carr Golf was delighted to fly the GlobalGolf4Cancer flag on the signature 7th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links for the duration of the event.

The championship net flight was won by Eddie and Spencer Cue from Los Altos Country Club with a score of 83 points. The gross flight was won by Mark and Mike Zausmer from Bear Lakes Country Club and Franklyn Hills Country Club with an impressive score of 73 points. The adopted flight was won by Eduardo Estefno and Fabio Igel from San Paulo Golfe Clube in Brazil with a score of 79 points. Michael Zausmer, who works for the Jack Nicklaus organization, won the putting contest with a score of 3 under par.

“Pebble Beach is one of the iconic golf venues in the world and hosting this event was a perfect way to celebrate both our birthdays,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “We look forward to continuing our celebrations with a large presence at the Open Championship at Royal Portrush, followed by our 12th Annual Father & Daughter and 30th Annual Father & Son tournaments, as well as finishing the season with the 2nd Annual Donald Ross Pro Am hosted at Scotland’s Royal Dornoch in late September.

Dublin-based, Carr Golf provides 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 also works directly with a multitude of PGA club professionals on incentivized member and association getaways.

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. 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” from 2016 – 2019, 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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