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Scratch Cup Circuit schedule confirmed

​The Circuit, which was introduced to increase participation in the individual club scratch cups, will commence at Carlow Golf Club on Saturday March 9th where Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) defends her title.​

  • 11 February 2019

​Caption: Deirdre Smith (Co. Louth) - winner of the 2018 ILGU Scratch Cup Circuit (Photo: Cashman Photography)

The ILGU Scratch Cup Circuit schedule has been announced with some minor changes due to The 148th Open being hosted by Royal Portrush in July. 

The Circuit, which was introduced to increase participation in the individual club scratch cups, will commence at Carlow Golf Club on Saturday March 9th where Shannon Burke (Ballinrobe) will defend her title. Burke secured her first International Cap at the Home Internationals last August and admits that the Circuit is the perfect way to re-introduce her game to a competitive environment while playing some of Ireland’s best courses.

“It’s a really good way to prepare for the season ahead and the bigger International events. Getting a score card in your hand early in the year is nice, you can really see where your game is at.”

As one of the ILGU’s Funded Performance Panellists, Burke’s sights are set on preparing for the international stage, but with players up to a handicap of between 10 and 12 eligible to enter, the Circuit caters for more than the countries elite.

Following the Carlow Scratch Cup, the Circuit travels north to the Royal Portrush (Valley Course) and Royal County Down events. Woodbrook, which will host the 2019 Irish Women’s Close Championship, Cork, Lahinch and Hermitage then continue to host events as part of the Circuit. The Zara Bolton Trophy at the Dunluce course in Royal Portrush, previously held in April, will close the country wide tour at its new date in August. 

Entry forms for each of the 36 hole events are available via the links below and results of each will be updated on the Monday following each scratch cup under the Scratch Cup Circuit Event Page.

Scratch Cup Dates