Golfers on this side of the Atlantic will get the opportunity to battle for the honour of wearing the Masters Green on the same weekend as the Augusta Masters .
On Saturday April 7th And Sunday April 9th the Carrick-on-Suir Masters will be hosted in the scenic surrounds of the Carrick-on-Suir Golf Club with an 18 hole single stableford competition with attractive prizes including a €1,000 prize for a hole in one on the par 3 hole 16.
The winner will don the Carrick Masters Blazer, sponored by Bourke Drapers in the town, a perpetual trophy and an electric trolley. The main sponsor for the event is Wallace Contracting Ltd.
The event was launched at the recent Captains Drive In by mens captain Roy Buchanan and Lady Captain Breda Comerford.
"We are hoping for a strong response to this event, there are attractive prizes to be won and it should draw a big entry" said captain Roy Buchanan.
The captain said the club decided to go ahead with such a major event to raise funds for the club.
"We are no different to any other golf club, we are feeling the pinch and we needed to raise frunds to help the club and we have received very generous support from sponsors" said Roy.
"The event is a major challenge for the club and it will be the biggest event we will hold this year. It will attract a big entry and we are looking forward to hosting it" he said.
There will be a €1,000 windfall for a hole in one on hole 16.
"I've never had a hole in one on it . It’s probably the second hardest in terms of difficulty on the course. It is possible, it will make the competition very interesting" said the captain.
GET INTO GOLF PROMOTION
The Captains Drive In was also used to launch the "Get Into Golf " promotion with Carrick playing its role for the month of May with a programme including a membershiip for eight weeks for €50 with coaching lessons and events designed to get men into golf.
"We are hoping to get a good response to the May promotion for men and also the club is delighted to be involved in Suir Valley golf promotion with Clonmel and Cahir clubs offering a €60 vouncher offer to play the three courses which is now up and running" said Roy Buchanan.
WHY NOT BOOK A GAME?
For tee time booking for the Carrick Masters go online to www.carrickgolfclub.net, call office 051645068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org