13 February – What is a true Links course?
9 February – Perfect Pairings – Waterville Golf Links
2 February – Announcement of Prestigious 2017 Tournaments
20 January – Carr Golf Tee Up New Partnerships
19 January – John Jacobs Golfs Greatest Un-Sung Hero
10 January –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: 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
Carr Golf CEO Marty Carr discusses the impact of Brexit for golf travel
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.
Carr Golf agree to work with Fazio family in managing the Fazio Cup
Carr Golf agrees lease on 6,000 sq. ft. at Park West Business Park, off the M50, in Dublin as its new HQ
Carr Golf launch 2016 events calendar www.carrgolf.com
Carr Golf agree exclusive deal with MasterCard to provide exceptional and exclusive Golf Experiences in Ireland as part of the Master Card Priceless Golf Program http://www.priceless.com/golf/travel/ireland-golf-experiences/
Carr Golf Flagship Father & Son event features on Golf Channel
Carr Golf appoints Irishman Eoin O’Neill an ex-international and Olympic squash player, as US West Coast sales representative
Carr Golf renews partnership with PGA of Canada and also signs on with New England PGA as part of its expanding database of PGA partnerships. PGA www.pgaofcanada.com
Carr Golf renews partnership with PGA Metropolitan Section www.met.pga.com
Carr Golf agrees long term partnership with GBN (Golf Business Network) in the US and launch St. Patrick’s Day Pro Am www.golfbusinessnetwork.com
Carr Golf signs ex Walker Cup panellist McTernan as Boston Based East Coast North American Sales Executive www.mygolftutor.com
Carr Golf agrees to become the exclusive travel partner for the Golf Channel in UK & Ireland www.golfchannel.com
Carr Golf agrees partnership with the Golf Channel NBC in Europe to roll out of Golf Now
Tee-time booking platform. www.golfnow.com