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in Joe's Blog - 22 Mar, 2016
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Noticeboard Golfer of the Year

Competition Cancelled as there were no new sign ups for the golfer of the year competition prior to  the West of Ireland Championship.

Premier Irish Golf Tours Sponsor “Noticeboard Golfer of the Year”

You cannot argue with success! There is no arguing with our internationals’ achievements over the past few years. The success is an endorsement of the GUI policy to facilitate our elite golfers compete against the best in the world throughout the off season. It’s often easy to knock, but the Union must be applauded for facilitating these exceptionally talented youngsters develop their talents year round. Hats off to all concerned.

I am passionate about Irish Golf and in particular Irish Amateur Championship golf. There has been a lot of debate about the congested schedule forced upon our elite golfers. As I have expressed many times before this is due to larger societal changes brought about by globalisation. Amateur golf is no different to any realm in life. It does not operate in a different sphere and therefore amateur golf has logically “gone global”. That however does not stop some us pining for the gold old days. Having been brought up on fabled stories of Irish Championships, North, South, East and West, I find it difficult to listen to the negativity surrounding these events. Amateur legends such as Burke, Carr, Ewing, McGimpsey, Pierce, Brannigan, Reddan, the Gannons, Kearney, Murray et al have all thrilled and entertained down through the years. Harrington, Clarke, McGinley, McElroy, McDowell and Lowry all cut their teeth at these championships and the list of winners has become a who’s who in World Golf, never mind Irish Golf. They are still great events and will continue to be crucial in the development of young talent and indeed the nurturing of old foggies like yours truly! With all this in mind, we have decided, with the kind sponsorship of Premier Irish Golf Tours, to offer the most consistent Irish Golfer in Irish Championships the opportunity to become our Golfer of the year. This is just the Noticeboard’s way of encouraging our best young golfers.

We are offering the Noticeboard Golfer of the Year a substantial prize of £500 towards tour school entry or as a voucher if preferred. The event will identify the most consistent performer in Irish Amateur Championships. The Mullingar Scratch Cup has been included in the list of events due to it’s historic importance on the Irish Amateur Golfing Calendar. There will be an order of merit system employed to identify the winner of the prize. Seven events will be used for the calculation of points. They are:

West of Ireland – Winner 100 points, Runner-Up 85 points, Semi Finalists – 70 points, Quarter finalists 55points, Last 16 40 points.

Irish Amateur Open – Winner 100 points, Runner Up 85points,3rd/4th 70 points, 5th/8th 55points, 9th/16th 40 points

East of Ireland Winner -100 points, Runner Up 85points,3rd/4th 70 points, 5th/8th 55points, 9th/16th 40 points

North of Ireland – Winner 100 points, Runner-Up 85 points, Semi Finalists – 70 points, Quarter finalists 55points, Last 16 40 points.

South of Ireland – Winner 100 points, Runner-Up 85 points, Semi Finalists – 70 points, Quarter finalists 55points, Last 16 40 points.

Mullingar Scratch Cup – Winner 100 points, Runner Up 85points,3rd/4th 70 points, 5th/8th 55points, 9th/16th 40 points.

Irish Amateur Close Championship – Winner 100 points, Runner-Up 85 points, Semi Finalists – 70 points, Quarter finalists 55points, Last 16 40 points.

We will post an updated order of merit table after each event.

Points in the strokeplay events will be allocated on a pro-rata basis in the event of ties. The decision on all matters in relation to the competition will rest with Irish Golf Noticeboard Founder, Joe Lyons.

To be in with a chance to win please join our community before the West of Ireland Championship commences.

Step 1

Register by connecting your Facebook or Twitter account. You can also register using your email –

 

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