Golf Ireland have released their 2022 schedule which will see increased opportunities for men, women, boys and girls to compete together in National Championships.
The Irish Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship has been created, and will be played alongside the Men’s competition at Blainroe GC in September 2022. For the first time ever, the best boys and girls in the country will come together in a National Championship as Kilkeel GC hosts the Irish Boys & Girls Amateur Close Championships from 28 June to 1 July.
Ireland’s best Senior golfers will converge on Thurles GC on the same dates to play in the Irish Senior Men’s & Women’s Amateur Close Championships. 2022’s Inter-Club season will see the AIG Men’s and Women’s Senior Cup champions crowned at Tramore GC from September 1-4. Knightsbrook and PGA National Slieve Russell will also host All-Ireland Inter-Club Finals in September.
Following his successful 2021 season, Peter O’Keeffe will look to defend his Flogas Irish Men’s Amateur Open Championship at The Island in mid-May, followed by the AIG Irish Men’s Amateur Close Championship at Headfort GC in mid-August.
The Irish Women’s & Girls’ Amateur Open Championship returns to Co. Louth in early May, while Elm Park’s Anna Foster will look to defend her AIG Irish Women’s Amateur Close Championship will be at Grange GC in mid-June.
Golf Ireland are also delighted to announce the creation of the Irish Disability Open Championship, which will be played for the first time in 2022. Speaking about the 2022 schedule, Golf Ireland’s Director of Championships Mark Wehrly said; “We’re excited to be able to provide more high-profile opportunities to showcase men’s and women’s golf together at the highest competitive levels in Ireland.
“Last year, for the first time, men’s and women’s inter-club finals were staged together and the atmosphere was fantastic. We now hope to build on that with these national championships while maintaining and even increasing the already very high standard of golf played at them.”
Print out of the full National and Regional Schedule can be found here.