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Global Golf Challenge


Legacy of the Links has been engaged by Golf Logistics of Atlanta, GA to assist in securing a Title Sponsor for the Global Golf Challenge. Inspired by the former Oldsmobile Classic, this four-person team event will give golfers around the world the opportunity to compete and connect with other golfers and create friendships globally that will last a lifetime.

The Global Golf Challenge will use the latest web-based and mobile app technology, coupled with extensive social media, to grow the event into the largest amateur charity golf event in the world.

The Tournament will offer significant marketing opportunities for a Title Sponsor, particularly one with a global outreach.

 

 

Commencing at the outset each year with Pre-Qualifying Rounds, contestants will progress through Local, Sectional and finally Regional Qualifiers to ultimately reach the World Championships. The annual World Championships will be held at an iconic 5-star golf resort. This event represents an opportunity for a Title Sponsor to increase its worldwide brand recognition, while nurturing and building relationships with its target audience.

 


Commemorative Trophy Series

 

In 2010 Legacy of the Links initiated the concept of hosting an event preceding major sporting occasions in Ireland and Great Britain. We provided a “launchpad” for the traveler to attend each event taking place in close proximity.

In 2010 we inaugurated the “Commemorative Trophy” series of events relating to such sporting occasions. Each of the 36-hole tournaments were Individual Stableford scoring. All the winners took home engraved Tipperary Crystal Trophies.

Each tour and tournament was tied into major sporting events, enabling our participants to attend those events. First in the series was All Roads Lead to Doonbeg in 2010, preceeding the Ryder Cup Matches played in Celtic Manor in Wales.

 

The K Club (2012)

LOTL site The K Club Palmer Course

In the week leading up to the Notre Dame vs Navy football game at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, we hosted a 36-hole event at The K Club, a stunning five-star resort that hosted the Ryder Cup Matches in 2006.

Our Stableford event was played over both courses, The Smurfit and The Palmer. The River Liffey flows through both parkland courses which were laid out by the Arnold Palmer Design Group on the majestic 850-acre estate in County Kildare.

All the participants of the event were shuttled by luxury coach to the Notre Dame vs Navy game on Saturday, September 1st. The game was won by Notre Dame in a landslide victory 50 to 10.

Our 52 guests were swept up in the excitement at Aviva Stadium, which held 48,820 people.

Lough Erne (2011)

LOTL site Lough Erne 16th hole

In the week leading up to the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle outside Dublin, we hosted a 36-hole event at the five-star Lough Erne Resort in Northern Ireland. This event was won by the oldest participant in the field, when 84-year old John Miller took home the magnificent Tipperary Crystal Trophy. John’s son, Howard, and his daughter-in-law Rebecca, were present to celebrate the victory.

The challenging parkland course at Lough Erne features many holes by the water of the magnificent lake and was designed by Nick Faldo, who was a 6-time major winner and he played on 11 Ryder Cup teams, an all-time high by any golfer on either side.

Doonbeg (2010)

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In the week leading up to the Ryder Cup Matches at Celtic Manor, we hosted a 36-hole event at Doonbeg and Lahinch, with participants staying at the five-star Doonbeg Resort. Coincidentally, this event was also won by the oldest participant in the field, 86-year old Bud Brylawski, from Florida and Vermont, with a score of 37 and 36 points for 73 Stableford points over the two days off a handicap of 18.

The course at Doonbeg was originally designed by Greg Norman and opened for play in 2004. Lahinch Golf Club was founded in 1892 and was originally laid out by Old Tom Morris. In 1926 Alister MacKenzie was commissioned to substantially redesign the course. Over the years 1998- 2003, a further major redesign was executed by Martin Hawtree.

Your golf experience will be unparalleled, as the logistics of each trip are meticulously planned, and you will also have magical adventures and delightful encounters with natives of the host countries. The camaraderie you will find and the friendships you will form will be life-enhancing and even life-altering as golf enthusiasts all over the world share a passion for this great game like no other.

 

 

Emerald Challenge of Southwest Florida

 

The Emerald Challenge of Southwest Florida was created by Kevin McGrath to introduce many Irish golfers to the beautiful golf courses of the Naples-Fort Myers area of Florida. Each two-person team competes in the 54-hole event, which spans three days with an optional three practice rounds. The winner now competes for the David Hough Memorial Trophy, made by Tipperary Crystal.

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Fiddlesticks Country Club (2015)

The Emerald Challenge now concludes with the final round played at Fiddlesticks Country Club in Fort Myers, Florida. Fiddlesticks has two courses, the Long Mean and the Wee Friendly. The Long Mean, a Ron Garl design, has hosted numerous qualifying events for the US Open and the 2010 USGA Senior Women’s Amateur. The Wee Friendly was designed by Robert Cupp, and is an equally beautiful and challenging course, meandering through the community with stands of pine and cypress, palmetto and oak.

LOTL site Fiddlesticks Long Mean course

 

Bonita Bay Club (2014)

The Emerald Challenge played its first two rounds at Bonita Springs on the Cypress and Creekside Courses. The Cypress Course was designed by Tom Fazio. The Creekside course is an Arthur Hills design. The final round was played at Fiddlesticks Country Club with the Awards Dinner and Tipperary Crystal Trophy presentation followed by a sing-song with Irish musicians.

LOTL site Bonita Bay Cypress Course

 

Emerald Challenge of Scottsdale

2010

The Emerald Challenge of Scottsdale was inaugurated to introduce Irish golfers to the desert courses in the Scottsdale, Arizona. This event spanned six days and was played over some of the best private courses in the area, including Troon Country Club (designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish), Desert Highlands Golf Club (designed by Jack Nicklaus), Blackstone Country Club (designed by Jim Engh), Golf Club Scottsdale (now known as Scottsdale National), and the Boulders Resort, with two courses designed by Jay Morrish.

 

 

St. Patrick’s Vase

2009 – 2012

Rancho La quinta

The St. Patrick’s Vase event was inaugurated in 2009 to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. The one-day Stableford event was played over a few different courses in the Palm Springs area of California, including The Plantation Club, Rancho La Quinta, La Quinta Country Club, and the very private Stone Eagle Golf Club in Palm Desert (designed by Tom Doak).


 

Should you be planning a golf trip anywhere, and in particular to Scotland or Ireland, please feel free to contact us for a quote.

Golf Travel Provider is our sister company Scottsdale Collection