Macroom will host their Senior Scratch on Saturday 1st July, and the event is set to be a sell out as many golfers will use this event to as preparation for the AIG Barton Shield. Macroom are hosting the South Munster qualifiers for the Barton in Mid July and Cork’s top golfers will have the chance to see the mid Cork course during championship conditions. Nutricia have come on board to sponsor the event, boosting the prize fund for all the participants.
Ian Spillane won the 2016 event, beating James Sugrue to make it a Mallow 1-2. Macroom’s Alan Moriarty won the event in 2015 which was the first time the event was held in several years. Given the upcoming Barton matches, interest will be high this year and the competition is being held over 18 holes to allow as many golfers as possible to play. The entry fee is just €20, enquiries and bookings can be made through the club.