16 March – Travel Blog – Furlongs and Fairways – Links Golf and Horse Racing
13 March – Travel Blog – Arnold Palmers Lasting Legacy
3 March – Travel Blog – Best Par 3s in Ireland
27 February – Father & Daughters Tournament Near Full Field
22 February – Happy 95th Birthday Joe Carr
13 February – What is a true Links course?
9 February – Perfect Pairings – Waterville Golf Links
2 February – Announcement of Prestigious 2017 Tournaments
26 January – Travel Blog – Dornoch – Famous for Golf but there a lot more to see and do
20 January – Carr Golf Tee Up New Partnerships
19 January – Travel Blog – John Jacobs Golfs Greatest Un-Sung Hero
10 January -Travel Blog – Bucket List Golf Trip: St Andrews
9 December: Give the Gift of a Golf Getaway
6 December: ‘Perfect Pairings’ – Mount Falcon Estate Co Mayo
2 December: THANK YOU as €28,000 raised memory of Gerry Carr
1 December: The Ingredients of a Luxury Golf Vacation
29 November: New Tournament Donald Ross Invitational
17 November: Travel Blog – Spring is an ideal time for a Irish golf vacation
16 November: Maintenance Blog #1 – Earthworm Casting
8 November : Explore England’s Golf Capital
28th October: Carr Golf Announces 2017 Father & Daughter Tournament
2nd October: Unprecedented Demand for 2017
29th September: Carr Golf appoints Gerard Kelly
27th September: RIP Arnie – The People’s King
16th September: 2017 Father & Son and Father & Daughter – Entry Updates
13th September: Carr Golf Announces Upcoming World Links Invitational Pro-Am
9th September: Carr Golf Travel Blog: Best Golf Gems in Ireland
17th August: Tom & Thomas Maheras Crowned Masters of Waterville
16th August: Carr Golf & Newbridge Silverware Partner for Success
8th August: Alex Saul joins Carr Golf
2015 IGWA Awards, sponsored by Carr Golf
Shane Lowry, Leona Maguire, Paul Dunne and Claire Dowling scoop 2015 Irish Golf Writers’ awards
Shane Lowry’s breakout season, which was highlighted by a stunning victory in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, has earned the 28-year-old Offalyman the accolade of “Professional of the Year” in the 2015 Irish Golf Writers’ Awards, sponsored by Carr Golf.
In a year in which he rose from 44th in the official world rankings up to a year-ending position of 21st, Lowry’s performance in securing a win in the Bridgestone at Akron in August – along with top-10 finishes in the US Open and the BMW PGA Championship, the European Tour’s flagship tournament – resulted in him finishing a career-best fifth on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai.
This is Lowry’s first “professional of the year” honour from the IGWA, having previously earned “amateur of the year” honours in 2008 and 2009.
Lowry along with the other award winners Leona Maguire (Women’s Amateur of the Year), Paul Dunne (Men’s Amateur of the Year), and Claire Dowling (Distinguished Services to Golf) will receive their accolades at the IGWA Awards, sponsored by Carr Golf, which take place in Castleknock Golf Club on January 21st, 2016.
Maguire, the number one amateur in the women’s world rankings, enjoyed a stellar campaign on the US collegiate circuit and also finished runner-up in the ISPS Handa European Masters on the Ladies European Tour.
The 21-year-old from Co Cavan, a student at Duke University in North Carolina, won three tournaments in her freshman year on the NCAA calendar – the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate, ACC Championship and the NCAA South Bend regional – and was the recipient of the ANNIKA Award and named the WGCA National Player of the Year. Maguire added a fourth collegiate title when winning the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational in October.
Dunne – who graduated from University of Alabama-Birmingham with a degree in Business Finance – led into the final round of the Open Championship at St Andrews and was a quarter-finalist in the US Amateur championship, when he was beaten by eventual champion Bryson DeChambeau. The 23-year-old from Greystones, Co Wicklow, also had the distinction of claiming the winning point in Great Britain and Ireland’s success over the United States in the Walker Cup at Royal Lytham , which was his final action as an amateur.
The recipient of the “Distinguished Services” award is Claire Dowling (nee Hourihane). As a member of Woodbrook, Claire won the 1986 Ladies British Amateur Open Strokeplay Champion, won the Irish Ladies Close on five occasions and was a member of four Curtis Cup teams. Claire was among the first wave of five women from Great Britain and Ireland to become members of the R&A earlier this year after the club ended its 260-year ban on women members.
Recent appointments strengthens Carr Golf’s growing Management and Maintenance team
Carr Golf are delighted to welcome Shane Derby and Paul Walsh to its growing team.
Shane Derby joins Carr Golf in the role of Business Development Manager. Shane will manage all enquiries and present our approach and methodology to potential clients. Shane will focus primarily on helping Golf Clubs everywhere understand how Carr Golf can help them. Prior to joining Carr Golf Shane held senior sales and marketing positions in the Engineering, Franchising, Golf Membership and Student Card industries.
Paul Walsh also joins the company as a Regional Superintendent. Paul will oversee the implementation of agronomic plans at client courses and ensure that high standards of maintenance and presentation are achieved. Paul brings vast experience having worked at a number of Ireland’s most renowned golf courses as well as working in both Switzerland and France. Paul is also currently completing a Turfgrass Management programme with Penn State University. Paul is passionate about the integration of traditional green keeping with new methods and technology, a key plank in the Carr Golf model.
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Carr Golf Services hires Shane Darby to drive Business Development www.carrgolf.com
Carr Golf and Grant Thornton partner on extensive Golf Industry research report in partnership with GUI, ILGU and Failte Ireland www.ie.gt.com
Carr Golf hires leading company Dialogue to redevelop the group’s growth story and brand
Carr Golf Maintenance signs maintenance agreement with Royal Curragh www.royalcurraghgolf.ie
Carr Golf Maintenance rolls out Ground2Control technology in all its 14 venues with circa €100,000 investment
Carr Golf hires Damian to manage growing retail operations www.carrgolf.com
Carr Golf signs management and maintenance agreement with Charlesland Golf Club
Carr Golf recruits Eileen Sheehan as Head of Operations of Carr Golf Services and Maintenance www.carrgolf.com/
Erika Kovacs joins Carr Golf finance department www.carrgolf.com
Carr Golf are appointed to oversee and manage the €1m upgrade and consult on the maintenance of the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links, host to the Ladies Irish Open. The spectacular property was recently purchased by Kennedy Wilson for circa €29m www.portmarnock.com
Carr Golf signs management and maintenance agreement with Castleknock Golf Club www.castleknockgolfclub.ie
Carr Golf Services appointed by Tullow Oil to carry out a due diligence of its Ghana Golf Course designed by Paul McGinley in partnership with KPMG www.tullow.com
Carr Golf launches Play2Learn golf tuition brand headed by Gillian Burrell www.play2learn.com
Carr Golf Maintenance signs maintenance agreement with Killarney Golf Club www.killarneygolfclub.ie
Carr Golf Services are retained by KPMG to take over the responsibility for the management and maintenance of Moy Valley Golf Club & New Forrest Golf Clubs www.kpmh.com
Carr Golf agrees to lease Ireland’s largest Golf Centre at Spawell in Tempelogue and undertakes €500,000 investment program www.carrgolfcentre.com
Carr Golf retained by PWC to manage Castleknock Golf Club www.pwc.ie
JB Carr and Carr Golf Services complete redesign and upgrade of the Dromoland Castle Golf Club www.Dromolandgolf.com
Carr Golf Services with Ron Kirby and Roddy Carr complete multi-million redevelopment of Barbados Golf Club