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Change of Venue for Connacht Boys Open Championship

​​Galway Bay Golf Resort shall host event from November 1 - 3

  • 09 October 2017

​Due to a large scale capital investment programme in the course at Athenry GC it has been decided by the Connacht Branch in consultation with the club to switch the Connacht Boys Championship to the Galway Bay Golf Resort. 

We are grateful to Galway Bay Golf Resort for hosting this event at such short notice so as to minimise any inconvenience to our entrants and look forward to returning to Athenry GC in 2018 for other Union & Provincial Championships.

The closing date for the Championship was October 3 and we are pleased to report an outstanding entry in excess of 190 players were received. The late scheduling of the event in keeping with the GUI's chmapionship's schedule of 2017 brings some logistical issues with respect to field size given the shortened daylight hours at this time of the year.

Therefore a field of just 78 players shall battle it out for the final Boys Championship of the year and also valuable national Order of Merit points. No doubt such a small field shall have a significent impact on the handicap cut off mark but shall in turn create a very high calibre event for those involved.

The Players' Information Pack outlining those who have made the start list shall issue on Monday afternoon, October 9.