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Irish Close hosting duties for Enniscrone, Clandeboye and Monkstown

​​​​The prestigious Irish Women's, Girls' and Seniors Close Championships will this year be hosted by Enniscrone, Clandeboye and Monkstown Golf Clubs.

  • 20 May 2018

​Caption: 2017 Irish Women's Close Champion Paula Grant (Lisburn) with her Dad and Caddy, Paul (Credit: Pat Cashman Photography)

The prestigious Irish Women’s, Girls’ and Seniors Close Championships will this year be hosted by Enniscrone, Clandeboye and Monkstown Golf Clubs.

The links at Enniscrone Golf Club last hosted a National event when in 2014, Mary Doyle (The Heath) became the first ever left-hander to win the Irish Women’s Close Championship. The Connacht club is no stranger to hosting big events in their 100 year history and this will be the third Irish Women’s Close to visit Enniscrone in 21 years. Additionally, Enniscrone member Sarah Helly won the title in 2015 at Ballyliffin, beating Olivia Mehaffey (RCDL) in the final. The 2018 Irish Women’s Close will run from June 16 – 19.

The Irish Senior Women’s Close will head to Monkstown Golf Club, Co. Cork. Suzanne Corcoran (Portumna) will defend her title but no doubt a host of the 2017 successful Irish Home International team will also be in contention as the event gets underway from July 3 – 6. 

Finally, the Irish Girls’ Close Championship returns to the Belfast area for the first time since 2006 when Stephanie Meadow (Royal Portrush) beat Victoria Bradshaw (Bangor) 5&4 in the final at Malone. Mairead Martin (Kanturk) who was crowned champion at Mallow last year is now overage and unable to compete which presents an opportunity for a new name to be engraved into the coveted trophy. The cream of Irish Girls golf will decent on the Dufferin course from 18 – 21 July.

To view all information about the upcoming Irish Close Championships, including online entry, click on the links below;

Enniscrone Golf Club, 16 – 19 June 2018
Entry fee: €50
Handicap limit: 12
Closing Date for Entries: 30 May at 23.30

Monkstown Golf Club, 3 – 6 July 2018
Entry fee: €50
Handicap limit: 15
Age: 50 +
Closing Date for Entries: 18 June at 23.30

Clandeboye Golf Club, 18 – 21 July 2018
Entry fee: €35
Handicap limit: 18
Age: Under 18 on 1/1/2018
Closing Date for Entries: 2 July at 23.30​