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Golfing Union of Ireland update schedule for season

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Tony McGee.

With golf swinging back into action, the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) have updated their schedule for the rest of the season and announced the new dates for the major competitions from July until October.

These dates are, of course, subject to change should the Covid-19 pandemic resume and should there be any further changes in dates of championships they will be announced as soon as the situation becomes clear.

Obviously, the organises of the various tournaments are anxious to let all players know of the revised dates so that plans can be re-organised. With Order of Merit points available at all levels players are keen to compete in as many events as possible and are now filling up their diaries once again.

The new GUI arrangements are:

July

20: Ulster U14 & U16 Close Championship (Knock)

30: Connacht Junior Close Championships Qualifiers (Ballina & Ballinasloe)

August

5: Munster U15/U17 Close (West Waterford); Leinster U13 Series (Athy)

7: Leinster U13 Series (Donabate)

10: Ulster Under-14 Boys Championship (Donaghadee)

10-12: Irish Under-18 Boys Championship (Thurles)

11: Ulster Under-18 Boys Close (Royal Portrush: Valley)

12: Munster Under-16 Boys Championship (Roscrea)

13: Connacht Junior Close Championship Final (Tuam)

13-14: Ulster Seniors' Amateur Championship (Slieve Russell)

14: Ulster Under-16 Boys Championship (Carnalea)

15-16: Mullingar Scratch Trophy (Mullingar)

19-20: Irish Under-16 Boys Championship (Lurgan)

I20: Irish Under-14 Boys Championship (Cahir Park)

24: Leinster Under-14 Boys Championship (Ashbourne)

24-25: Ulster Boys Championship (Warrenpoint)

27: Leinster Under-16 Boys Championship (Beaverstown) *Reduced to one round for 2020.

28: Leinster U13 Series Final (Killeen)

September

2-3: Connacht Under-18 Boys Championship (Loughrea)

5-6: Munster Stroke Play Championship (Cork)

12: Connacht Under-16 Boys Championship (Roscommon)

19-20: Connacht Stroke Play (Portumna)

22-23: Munster Seniors Championship (Mallow)

October

3-4: Irish Mid-Amateur Championship (Nenagh)

6-7: Irish Seniors Close Championship (New Forest)

9-11: AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship (Rosapenna)

14-16: Irish Inter-varsity Championship(Portsalon)

21-22: Connacht Seniors Championship (Castlebar)

27: Connacht Under-14 Boys Championship (Strandhill)

28-30: Leinster Under-18 Boys Championship (Glasson)

Meanwhile, clubs have also announced their arrangements for open competitions with a hectic schedule planned around clubs in Ulster. Newtownstewart and Co Cavan will be among the busiest clubs over the next few weeks.

Open dates are:

July:

1: Mixed Adult Singles (Dunmurry); Mixed Adult & Juniors' Singles (Clandeboye); Men's Stableford (N't'stewart); Men's Stableford (Dungannon); Mixed Adult &n Juniors' Singles (Donegal); Men's Stableford (Ballycastle); Mixed Adult & Juniors' Stableford (Concra Wood); Men's Singles Stableford (Co Cavan); Men's Singles Stableford (Cruit Island).

2: Mixed Adults Stableford (Portadown); Men's Stableford (Mannan Castle); Mixed Adult & Juniors' Stableford (Warrenpoint); Ladies' Stableford (St Patrick's); Any Combination Stableford (Co Cavan); Mixed Adults Stableford (Rockmount).

3: Team Event 4 Members Mixed Stableford (N't'stewart); Men's Singles (Co Cavan).

4: Men's Singles Stableford (N't'stewart); Men's Singles Stableford (Manna Castle); Men's Singles Stableford (Co Cavan).

5: Ladies' Singles Stableford (N't'stewart); Men's Singles Stroke (N't'stewart); Team Event 3 Members Ladies & Girls (Concra Wood); Men's Singles Stableford (Ballymena); Mixed Adults Singles (Lurgan); Fourball Any Combination Stableford (Co Cavan).

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