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ProDreamUSA Irish Open 2024




We are delighted to be continuing our run of tournaments in Ireland by hosting the 2024 ProDreamUSA Irish Open at Killeen Castle from 19-20 August.

To be played over 54 holes, the event will again qualify for both WAGR and EGR points and is open to boys and girls aged 20 or under as of 1 January 2024.

 

Killeen Castle is a superb venue having previously hosted the Ladies Irish Open and Solheim Cup. As a Jack Nicklaus Signature Course there has been significant investment in the course to ensure its year-round play and has a unique parkland character including mature trees and small ponds. This challenging course will provide a fantastic backdrop for some of the top juniors in Ireland to battle it out for the title.





Practice Round – Sunday 18th August 2024

Rounds 1 and 2 – Monday 19th August 2024

Round 3 - Tuesday 20th August 2024


  • Entry Fee - £120.00, inclusive of practice round and tournament rounds

  • Entries are welcomed from boys and girls who are no more than 20 years of age on 1 January 2024

  • Handicap limit: Boys 8.4, Girls 12.4





1 CONDITIONS OF PLAY

(a) The competition shall be played in accordance with the Rules of Golf as approved by R&A Rules Limited with supplementary local rules. It shall comprise 54 holes of stroke play over two days. 36 holes shall be played on day 1 after which a cut will be made, and those qualifying will play the final 18 holes on Day 2. The cut parameters will be determined by the size of field and will be published along with the draw after the closing date.

(b) The competition is open to girls and boys and the player with the lowest gross score over 54 holes will be crowned ProDreamUSA Irish Open Champion. There will also be further prizes awarded in age and gender categories.

(c) ALL PRIZE WINNERS ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE PRESENTATION.

(d) The event will be under the charge of the Competition Committee of the ProDreamUSA to whom all disputes will be referred and whose decision shall be final. The committee reserves the right to amend the conditions of the event.

(e) In the event of a tie after 54 holes, the event trophy/title will be decided with a sudden death playoff, over holes to be decided by the Championship committee. In the event of a tie after 54 holes for any of the prize giving positions, vouchers will be shared relative to the finishing position and the number of players tying.

(f) In the event of a competitor having to withdraw after the closing date, the entry fee will not be refunded. If a competitor withdraws before the closing date, they will be entitled to a full refund.

(g) The specimen conditions in the Rules of Golf (Pages 137 & 138) are in effect regarding Conforming Driver Heads and Conforming Golf Balls

(h) No caddies are allowed.

(i) A competitor is not permitted to withdraw at any stage of the event except for emergency reasons or medical circumstances explained to and deemed acceptable by the Championship Committee. A competitor failing to notify the Championship Committee in person of his withdrawal before departing the event venue will be subject to an automatic ban of up to two years from ProDreamUSA events.

(j) ProDreamUSA may arrange publicity before, during or after the event. Each competitor by entering the competition agrees to these terms and assigns to ProDreamUSA and its assignee's and licensees the right to make, use, exhibit and reproduce in any way now known or hereafter devised for commercial and other purposes from time to time and at their discretion, motion pictures, still pictures, live taped or filmed television, sound recordings and any other reproductions of any description of the competitor made during or in connection with the competition without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignee's of the competitor. The competitor also assigns the right to use and reproduce the competitor’s name, voice, likeness and biographical material in any way now known or hereafter devised by ProDreamUSA for the purpose of promoting the company, the competition and any subsequent competitions, without compensation for the competitor or the heirs, successors, executors, administrators or assignee's of the competitor including in circumstances where it may include the logo of a third party or of a sponsor or patron of the competition or any subsequent competition or any other activities undertaken by ProDreamUSA.


2 QUALIFICATION

To be eligible entrants must

(b)20 years old or younger on 1 January 2024

(c) Handicap Index: be in possession of a handicap under the current world handicap system not exceeding: 8 strokes for boys and 12 strokes for girls

THE EXACT HANDICAP WHEN ENTRIES CLOSE WILL BE USED FOR ALL PURPOSES


3 ENTRIES

The starting field shall be 72 and will be made up in the following order:

(a) Up to a maximum of 10 players under any criteria can be invited to compete by ProDreamUSA.

(b) All remaining entries up to the maximum of 72 according to exact handicap at time of entry.

(c) If oversubscribed, ProDreamUSA reserve the right to prioritise entries from ProDreamUSA clients, past participants or for any reason whatsoever.

(d) Entries must be made online through GolfBox and the entry fee of £120 paid online. If you are unable to enter online, you should contact Alyssa Henderson by email at: Alyssa@prodreamusa.com 

(e) All entries are subject to the approval of the Championship Committee of ProDreamUSA who reserve the right to refuse or accept or, having accepted, subsequently reject any entry and shall not be called upon to give any reason for their action.

(f) Entries close on Friday 9th August 2024 at 17:00 GMT. It will be at the sole discretion of ProDreamUSA whether to accept any late or delayed entries.

(g) The draw will be e-mailed to each competitor by Tuesday 13th August 2024.


4 REGISTRATION

Competitors are required to register at the ProDreamUSA scorer’s table a minimum of 20 minutes before their start time on each day. ProDreamUSA reserve the right to disqualify any player who fails to follow this direction.


5 PRACTICE ROUNDS

a) Killeen Castle Golf Club will give courtesy of the course for practice rounds which can be arranged through the link sent out by ProDreamUSA for Sunday 18 August between 2.36pm-3.36pm.

b) Any alternative rounds of golf booked at Killeen Castle Golf Club will be charged at whichever rate Killeen castle Golf Club determines.

6: Miscellaneous

a) PARENTS/SUPPORTERS: We actively encourage supporters at our events however parents/supporters are not permitted to caddie for, coach, or offer advice at any point during the round. We would like to recommend that any parents/supporters walk ahead of the group.

b) Lunch will be provided to competitors between rounds 1 and 2, complimentary.

c) Scores from the event will be sent to the R&A for WAGR and to Ted Long at European Golf Rankings.

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