The amateur series which is now in its third season will incorporate 43 scratch cups running from April to September at established host venues such as Cork GC, Castle GC, Woodenbridge GC, Warrenpoint GC, Dromoland Castle, Concra Wood and Rosslare.
This season the tour will also visit new venues at Dun Laoghaire GC, Loughrea GC, Mallow GC, Grange GC, Blainroe GC, Naas GC, Killeen GC and the superb Faldo Course at Lough Erne.
The winner of each tour event will receive an invitation to the TopGolfer Tour Championship which, after visits to Carton House in 2010 and Druids Glen in 2011, will this year be hosted by Fota Island Resort in Cork, host to Irish Opens in 2001 and 2002.
Tour Director Dermot Synnott explains “We’re really excited about 2012. We have strengthened the schedule with some superb new venues all of which are perfect for the intense competition of scratch cup golf. Our members, now more than 8,000 players, demand good golf courses in the best of condition. They’re going to enjoy the best of Irish in 2012!”
Synnott and his partner Rob Hill launched the TopGolfer Tour in 2010 to provide golfers who play off 9 or better with a series of competitive events. It was an instant hit attracting over 2,500 competitors in its first season.
2011 saw the introduction of the Kelkin Revive Order of Merit. With points up for grabs at every tour event, it doubled the entries to almost 5,000 competitors in its second season, and concluded with Jim Carvill of Warrenpoint GC taking the Tour Championship crown.
This years’ Order of Merit final will be played over the Ryder Cup Course at The K Club offering members one last chance to qualify for the Tour Championship.
For more information visit: www.topgolfer.ie
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