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Lahinch set for Home Internationals in 2019

​​Lahinch Golf Club has been named as the host venue for the 2019 Home Internationals by the GUI.

  • 30 August 2016
PHOTO: GUI international golfer Rowan Lester in action at Lahinch this year in the South of Ireland championship, courtesy of Golffile.

Home to the South of Ireland Championship since 1895, Lahinch is one of the most celebrated courses at home and abroad, and is renowned as one of the world’s great links.

Mark Wehrly, Championships Manager of the GUI said: “Hosting the Home Internationals at Lahinch is a very exciting prospect for the Golfing Union of Ireland. We are looking forward to welcoming the teams from England, Scotland and Wales to a championship venue with such incredible history and pedigree.”

In welcoming the announcement Gerry Pierse, Captain, Lahinch Golf Club said: “The awarding of the 2019 Home International Championships to Lahinch Golf Club is an honour of which the club is immensely proud. We see it as recognition of the club’s longstanding commitment to, and support of, amateur golf in Ireland and of course the promotion of the match play tradition, through our annual hosting of the South of Ireland Championship since 1895. The Club looks forward to seeing the cream of amateur talent from the Home Unions pit their skills against the links having, since it lasted hosted the home internationals in 1987,  undergone a spectacular redevelopment under the direction of Dr Martin Hawtree, which has seen the course steadily rise through the world rankings.” 

Lahinch previously hosted the Home Internationals in 1987, when Ireland beat Scotland, England and Wales to complete a famous Triple Crown success. Since then, the famous west coast links has been modernised and in 1999 British golf architect Martin Hawtree introduced two new par-threes as well as re-routing four holes.

The Home Internationals is an annual series of matches between Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. Ireland are the reigning champions, having won their third successive title at Nairn, Scotland earlier this month.