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Carr Golf Announces Winners of World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament
Ninth-Annual Event Held on County Kerry’s Acclaimed Waterville Golf Links
(DUBLIN, Ireland) – Carr Golf – Ireland and Scotland’s premier provider of unforgettable golf vacations – announces Steve and Kaitlyn Lee won the ninth-annual World Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament held July 24 – 27 on classic Waterville Golf Links in County Kerry.
Carr Golf hosted 32 teams hailing from the U.S., Canada and Ireland at Waterville, widely known as one of the world’s finest seaside courses. The first-class event included three rounds of golf, deluxe nightly accommodations, reception, full Irish breakfasts each morning, tournament photo, shuttle transportation throughout and a BBQ prize ceremony.
Playing out of New York’s Westchester County Club, the Lee duo won the 36-hole event with a record breaking six-under-par gross total. The victory comes on the heels of their recent first-place finish in the Winged Foot Father & Daughter Tournament in Mamaroneck, N.Y.
Bill McGuiness and his daughter Mary from Pine Valley Country Club (N.J.) / Tavistock Country Club (Fla.) were second in the gross division with Michael and Stephanie Sullivan from Garden City Country Club (N.Y.) finishing third. James and Mary Layden from Bel Air Golf Club in Los Angeles won the net category. Ray and Jenna Perdue from Illinois’ Crystal Tree Golf Club were second and Canada’s Rocky and Hannah Downton finished in third place.
“This special tournament has become one of the wonderful highlights on our annual events calendar,” says Marty Carr, executive chairman of Carr Golf. “The joy and camaraderie of fathers and their daughters playing the game they love together on one of the world’s greatest courses is a treasure to behold.”
About Carr Golf Travel
For nearly three decades, Ireland-based Carr Golf Travel has built its impeccable reputation on creating the ultimate golf escapes to exceptional courses in Ireland and Scotland like Ballybunion, Royal County Down, Royal Portrush, Waterville, The Old Course at St. Andrews, and Turnberry. Deeply passionate about the game’s history and traditions, the family-owned company creates, plans and implements customized and unique itineraries that include tee times, luxury accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, fine dining, caddies and anything else needed for stress-free, unforgettable golf vacations and memories.
Joe Carr, the company’s late founder, was one of Ireland’s greatest golf heroes with over 40 championship victories including three British Amateur titles. He was the recipient of the Bobby Jones Award (1961), Walter Hagen Award (1967), and played in three Masters Tournaments at Augusta National. In 1991 he was the first Irishman to be honored with Captaincy of the Royal & Ancient and in 2007 he was the first Irishman to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Today, Joe’s son, Marty, operates the business as executive chairman. His brother Roddy is also actively involved. Named winner of Golf Digest’s Editors’ Choice Award as 2016’s “Best Tour Operator,” Carr Golf Travel hosts numerous prestigious annual events including the World Invitational Father & Son Tournament, Invitational Father & Daughter Tournament and a number of Invitational Links Pro-Am tournaments in both Northern Ireland and Ireland’s southwest. Moreover, the company is at the forefront of corporate event implementation, as well as developing itineraries built around the Ryder Cup, Solheim Cup, College football and NFL games held at London’s Wembley Stadium.
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