Tuam set to host the first 36 Hole Connacht U16 Boys Open

​Entries close in less than 72hrs for Connacht Titleist U16 Boys Open Championship

  • 16 June 2017


Tuam Golf Club shall open its doors on Monday & Tuesday July 17 and 18th the the country's top U16 Boys and even a few overseas entrants in a bid to win the 36 Hole Tournament. and take home the 'Gerry McManus Cup'.

The Championship will be decided by two rounds of 18 holes medal play with gross scores to count. Each competitor will play one round of 18 holes on day 1 of the Championship. The 45 competitors & Ties who return the lowest gross scores over the first 18 holes shall be entitled to play a further 18 holes on the second day of the Championship.

All Entrants must hold an Official CONGU UHS Handicap or similar standard from an authorised Handicapping Authority, e.g. USGA or EGA.

For all entrants whose Home Club is on the island of Ireland, the handicap used to determine the draw and the waiting list shall be that recorded on GOLFnet at the specified closing time for entries into the Championship. It is the entrant's responsibility to ensure that handicap recorded on GOLFnet is correct. Should this not be the case, it is the entrant's responsibility to advise the Branch Office.

Any entrant from outside of Ireland must provide proof of handicap when entering the Championship and provide details of any changes to this information prior to the closing date.

At the discretion of the Junior Committee of the Connacht Branch GUI, up to 6 players may be invited to play who may not have qualified under handicap cut off point but who must have entered the Championship.


Breaking of Ties

All Ties shall be decided by the best score over the last 9, 6 and so on holes as set out in the GUI Tournament Conditions Booklet.


The Winner of the Championship shall be declared the Connacht U16 Boys Open Champion and shall receive a Perpetual Trophy (Gerry McManus Cup) as well as a prize.

Prizes shall be awarded to the Championship Winner, Championship Runner-up, Championship Third, Championship Fourth, Championship Fifth, Best U15 Gross and R-up U15 Gross. Players may only receive one Prize.


Each Competitor shall be entitled to a single free of charge Practice Round on the Official Practice Day & Times set down by the Committee, normally the day prior to the Championship. Practice at any other time is a matter between the Entrant and the Host Club regarding availability and rates.

Players must not play more than one ball from tee to green during a practice round.

Failure to observe this directive may lead to the Championship Committee withdrawing a competitor from the Championship.

10. Caddies 

No Caddies are permitted.

Time of Starting & Groups

The Committee reserves the right to fix and/or alter Times of Starting at its discretion.