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2019 Mary McKenna Trophy Entry Invitation



18th January 2019.

                                Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Tournament 2019

Dear Hon Sec,

It is with pleasure that we invite the ladies of your Club aged 60 and over, to enter the

Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy Tournament 2019, a team competition promoting competitive golf and camaraderie for players in this category.

We are delighted to inform you that year 2018 of this prestigious competition was a resounding success.The tournament winners were Slade Valley GC (Leinster), 2nd Malone GC (Ulster), 3rd Ballinrobe GC (Connacht), 4th East Clare (Munster).

Please find enclosed your Entry Form for 2019 for return not later than 28th February 2019 with the Entry Fee of €180.00 payable to Woodenbridge Golf Club.

The competition format will be Scotch Foursomes. The teams will consist of 5 pairings, each with a combined handicap limit of 50.

We would like to draw your attention to the following amendments to the draw format and Rules of competition for the 2019 tournament.

·         The first leg will be played home and away, followed by single leg matches up to the Provincial Final which will also be played home and away.

·         In home and away matches the away team will receive one courtesy shot per pairing.

·         In single leg matches in addition to the one courtesy shot awarded to each pairing playing away, a second courtesy shot will be given to the third pairing of the away team.

·         Insofar as possible, the draw will be designed to alternate home advantage in the single leg rounds.

·         The up to date Rules of the 2019 Tournament will be available on together with the Provincial draws sheet.

The four Provincial Winners will be hosted by Woodenbridge Golf Club for the Finals Weekend on the 7th and 8th September 2019. This includes two nights B&B in the Woodenbridge Hotel and a Gala Dinner and presentation of prizes by Mary McKenna MBE in the Clubhouse on Sunday evening.

We very much look forward to receipt of your club’s entry in the Mary McKenna Diamond Trophy 2019. If you have any queries or need clarification on any matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,

Liz Elkinson,

Hon Sec, Mary McKenna Committee


Click here to download Competition Rules 2019