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Lahinch to host the 2019 Irish Open


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#1 imakaveli

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:23 AM

Presented by Paul McGinley.

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Great to see the Irish Open going around Ireland to some of the greates links!


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:26 AM

Great to have another course with such great history hosting. Opened it 1892 with the original layout done by Old Tom Morris himself. Alister Mackenzie then redesigned the course in the late 1920s before heading to the States to design Augusta.

It has hosted the South of Ireland championship every year since 1895, one of the oldest amateur events in the world.

Edited by deasy55, 18 May 2018 - 04:30 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

I played that course. Awesome layout. Love the guy who stands on top of the one mound directing play. The day I played it my 6 iron went 210 yards downwind, but my 4 iron went only 140 yards into the wind. Classic.

As a sidenote, the B&B we stayed in the lady proprietor's sister lives in my hometown here in the USA. She's a tap room owner, naturally. :-)

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 10:50 AM

Biggest and only regret when visiting Clare was not getting to play that course. Played a very local course, it was fun, Saw sheep grazing on people's property adjacent to the course. Went to a wedding, best toasts I have ever heard

Stayed at this place,

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Unfortunately, the ladies wanted to go to this cave and we couldn't play golf that day, was pretty cool actaully,

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:45 PM

Love Lahinch!!
My son aced the 5th when we played.
Quirky but fascinating!
Want to see it on TV


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:06 PM

Summer of my 9th-grade year my family took a trip to Ireland and golf was not on the itinerary.    Convinced my parents to drop me and my cousin off at the local golf course while they go grab dinner in town.  We paid the student green fees which were $26 and teed off around 6 PM.  Besides the goats and a couple other groups we had the course to ourselves and got 18 in well before sundown.  One of the most memorable courses I’ve ever stumbled upon.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:15 PM

Wow! That is going to be something to watch. Assume they will have to limit spectators like at Ballybunion due to the terrain.
I hope some of the bigger names are not put off by the dunescape on the front 9. Also assume they'll make Klondyke a par 4.
That tournament is going to be a hoot! :)
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:22 AM

 johnnypro, on 18 May 2018 - 03:45 PM, said:

Love Lahinch!!
My son aced the 5th when we played.
Quirky but fascinating!
Want to see it on TV


Excellent. Blind shot into that well protected green and most of the time that is into a strong wind. Get the yardage wrong there and you'll see balls into those hillsides lead to high scores.

Edited by JL1, 19 May 2018 - 08:24 AM.


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