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Castlerock set to host King's Cup qualifier

​​​​One of the most anticipated amateur golf tournaments for 2019 is here with the launch of the International King's Cup and organisers are delighted that for the very first time Team Ireland will travel to the United States to take on the USA.

  • 22 February 2019

The International Kings 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. It's a pairs event like no other and is unique in that there are four flights of handicap and within each flight two teams will qualify under two age brackets 18+ and Seniors 55+.

The three previous Cups have been won by Team Ireland in Northern Ireland and with the 2019 Cup to be played in the USA for the first time the organisers are now looking to recruit Team Ireland for this unique 16 man team event.

The event is open to any two-person team with a verifiable GUI Handicap and is unique as each flight has an Open Age Category and a Senior Category within each flight and there are 4 Flights. So whether you are a scratch golfer or a 20 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.

This is the Ulster Regional Qualifier for the tournament, those who progress will pay in the 2nd round National Qualifier at Malone Golf Club.

To book into the qualifier contact Castlerock Golf Club directly on  +44 28 7084 8314  and ask to book the International King's Cup Qualifier or book directly through the club website. ENTRY FEE: €50 / £50 per person. All players must hold a current GUI handicap.​

This post is a sponsored post in partnership with Tourism Northern Ireland. The GUI is not involved in this tournament.