GLASSON LAKEHOUSE & GOLF CLUB TO PLAY HOST TO INTERNATIONAL KING’S CUP COMPETITION
One of the most anticipated amateur golf tournaments for 2022 is here with the launch of the International King’s Cup. Organisers are to announce for 2022 that the event is now open to male and female golfers.
Glasson Golf Club, in Co Westmeath, Ireland will be the venue for the 2022 International King’s Cup. Team USA and Team Ireland will stay at Glasson Lakehouse from Sunday 21st June to 24th June 2022.
“It’s great to be able to take this event across Ireland and we are very much looking forward to the International King’s Cup at the magnificent Glasson Golf Club which has recently undergone a 1.5 million redevelopment. In 2019 the venue for the International King’s Cup was at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, Orlando, Florida. We are very excited to be staging the International King’s Cup within Ireland Hidden Heartlands,” said Lynn Mc Cool, Director of Golf, Glasson Golf Club.
Participants need to find a partner within 8 shots of their handicap, and this will determine which flight each contestant falls into. There are four flights. On the day participants only play against those in same flight and same age bracket. Open to age 18 + or seniors over 55’s. A senior may play in the Open Age category as long as partner aged 54 and under.
Glasson Golf Club are delighted to be staging the qualifiers alongside partners, SportsTalk, Medel Healthcare, Entegro, BagBoy, Irelands Hidden Heartlands and Glenmuir. Whoever makes the team will get to stay at Glasson Lakehouse for the duration of the event (4 Nights). Each player will be presented with Glenmuir Uniforms for each day of play and each one given bespoke BagBoy Golf Bags.
“It is a tremendous experience for both teams to play at Glasson Golf Club and to get to experience the Glasson Lakehouse. Mr. Arnold Palmer did so much for golf, and we are very proud to take this event across Ireland playing it in his honour. I encourage every level of golfer to find a partner and enter one of the qualifiers as this will be an ultimate golf experience. The format is Fourball Betterball Net at the first stage qualifier and at the National Final Fourball Betterball Gross. Only four teams will compete within each flight at the National Final. To have age brackets of Open age 18 + and a senior 55+ and four flights (categories) means there is a chance for everyone who has a Golf Ireland Handicap to qualify. It’s fantastic and we anticipate every qualifier to have a full field, so golfers need to book early,” said Tournament US Golf Challenge Director, Bob Butte.
The International King’s Cup, a three-day 54-hole amateur match play pairs tournament structured like the Ryder Cup, was formed in 2016 and is played in honour of golf’s greatest ambassador Mr. Arnold Palmer.
Qualifiers will now take place across the island of Ireland. Qualifiers are now available to book (FORMAT: Fourball Betterball)
Stage 1 – Select to enter a qualifier
Castlewarden Golf Club – Friday 25th March
Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh) – Friday 1st April
Castlerock Golf Club – Tuesday 8th April
Dundrum House GC – Monday 25th April
Entries must be made directly through club websites.
NATIONAL QUALIFIER: Glasson Golf Club – Monday 9th May 2022
The first three Cups have been won by Team Ireland. In 2019 at the prestigious Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida Team USA clinched victory for the very first time. 2021 saw the Americans clinch victory for the very first time on Irish soil. Organisers are now looking to recruit Team Ireland for this unique 16 person team event. Open to Male / Female Golfers – Any Combination. So, whether you are a scratch golfer or a 24 handicap golfer you have equal opportunity to qualify to represent Team Ireland. Pairs teams must not exceed more than a difference of 8 between each of their handicaps. Pairs can be made up All Male or All Female or Any Combination.
Please contact the qualifying venues directly for entries or for further information contact;
Lynn Mc Cool Co- Founder, Email: [email protected],
Tel: +44 7522742294 / 086 023 8838
For information follow on the International King’s Cup Qualifiers Rules and Format
What the International King’s Cup is all about http://usgolfchallenge.com/
For More Information Contact:
North America, Bob Butte, [email protected]
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