Although the 2016 Championship year hasn’t been completed yet, Munster Golf have been busy planning dates and fixtures for 2017. Liam Harkin, Karen Walsh and Margaret Sugrue have been busy liaising with clubs to put together the calendar that will see close on twenty separate competitions take place in over 60 venues across the province. The 2017 season gets underway as usual with the Munster Youths – although the tournament will now be know as the Munster Student’s Championship. The competition takes place in Cork Golf Club in mid March. Cork clubs have stepped up this year in terms of availability, with Kinsale, Lee Valley, Kanturk, Blarney and Cork all confirmed as host venues.
The Cups and Shields finals are heading for Kerry, Killarney will host the Bruen and Purcell finals in July and Tralee’s Barrow links will host the Junior, Senior and Barton finals in August. Monkstown will host the Irish Mixed Foursomes while Dunmore is hosting the Country Clubs.
The qualifying rounds for the inter-club competitions take place over a two month period from mid-May to mid -July.
AIG Purcell/Bruen 16-July Killarney
Irish Junior Foursomes Aug TBC
Fred Daly Trophy Aug TBC
Irish Mixed Foursomes 05-Aug Monkstown
Munster Country Clubs 06-Aug Dunmore
AIG Barton/Jun/Sen Cup 12-13 Aug Tralee
Michael Cashman Munster Four-Ball Aug TBC
Munster Students C’ship 20-22 March Cork
Munster Stroke Play C’ship 29-30 April Cork
Munster U16 Boys C’ship 10-11 April Blarney
Munster Boys C’ship 5-7 July (Faithlegg)
Munster U14 C’ship 11 July Kanturk
South of Ireland C’ship 26- 30 July Lahinch
Munster U15/U17 Close C’ship 31 July Kinsale
Munster U13 Close Qualifiers TBC
Munster Over 30s C’ship 19-20 August venue TBC
Munster Seniors C’ship 22-23 Aug Lee Valley