Founded in 1932, the HolmPatrick Cup is the longest-running and largest charity golf tournament in Ireland, and returns for its 85th year in 2017.
The all-island competition, which raises vital funds for the National Council of the Blind for Ireland, sees participating golf clubs hold a qualifying tournament, with the winners going forward to the county final. The county final victors then proceed to the provincial final, with four provincial champs then playing off for the coveted cup at the Home of Golf, St. Andrews.
The HolmPatrick Cup can be organised as either a dedicated fourball competition or run in conjunction with an existing club competition. The cost is just €7.50 per person or €15 per team, with a minimum entry of €100 per club.
The money raised goes directly to fund the NCBI’s life-enhancing services, which help over 8,000 people with sight loss as well their families.
Earlier this week, Specsavers announced a charity partnership with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland, which will include a two-year title sponsorship of the HolmPatrick Cup and fundraising of at least €30,000.
It promises to be another superb race to St. Andrews this year.
To register for the tournament, visit the NCBI HolmPatrick Cup website.