Headfort Golf Club Kells
Headfort Golf Club Kells
Headfort Golf Club Kells
Headfort Golf Club Kells
Posted on 12 June 2015

Hosting of One Armed Golfers Championships

Headfort Golf Club is proud to welcome some international visitors from June 14th to 19th.

The Society of One Armed Golfers (SOAG) was founded in Scotland in 1932. Its objective is to provide a level playing field in golf for all those unfortunate enough to have lost the use of an arm. Every year a World Championship is held which attracts an average of 50 entries from some 12 different countries and Headfort Golf Club is the host of SOAG's 2015 World Championship. "We last had a World Championship in Headfort in 2001 - which was enormously successful," says a spokesperson for SOAG.

The golfers - a disproportionate number of whom have lost an arm in motorcycle accidents - have won praise from many quarters, including Spanish pro player, Sergio Garcia, who says: “I have great admiration for these golfers who chase their dream and focus on their abilities instead of disabilities.”

The present membership numbers around 180 drawn from all parts of the world. Although largely based in the British Isles, other members hail from the USA, Germany, Sweden, India, Australia, Bermuda, France, South Africa, Denmark, Indonesia and the Netherlands.

"We are looking forward to hosting this World Championship on our award-winning facilities and we plan to extend the famous Headfort welcome to our international visitors," says Captain Peter Burns.

Expect a fine week of golf as many of the SOAG members play off a very low handicap and are highly competitive when it comes to winning tournaments. The five days of golf will culminate in a prize-giving ceremony and dinner in Headfort's Clubhouse on the evening of Friday June 19th.

 

Date

Time

Event

 

 

 

Sunday 14th June

 

Flag Raising Ceremony at 8.30 pm

Mon. 15th June - Old

8:30 - 10:30

Singles Stableford - Qualifier for Matchplay

 

 

Longest Drive Competition

 

 

 

Tue. 16th June Old

8:30 - 10:40

Singles Stableford - Qualifier for Matchplay

Tue. 16th June Old

15:00 - 15:50

Greensomes

 

 

 

Wed. 17th June  - New

8:50 - 10:50

 

Wed. 17th June - Old

16:00 - 17:30

9 Holes v Headfort Ladies

 

 

 

Thur. 18th June - Old

8:00 - 10:30

Matchplay + Non Qualifiers Comp

Thur. 18th June - Old

13:30 - 14:30

Matchplay

 

 

 

Fri. 19th June - Old

8:00 - 10:30

Semi Finals Matchplay + Non Qualifiers Comp

Fri. 19th June - Old

13:30 - 14:30

Finals


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