NCBI comes to Galway

The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup is coming to Ballinasloe Golf Club, Galway on Thursday, 23 August, where eager golfers will tee off to compete for the chance to play at St Andrew’s Scotland, and win the prestigious trophy.

Ireland’s leading opticians and audiologists – Specsavers - has continued its charity partnership with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland as the title sponsor of the HolmPatrick Cup.


HolmPatrick Cup

The national all-island competition was founded in 1932 and is the longest running and largest charity golf tournament in Ireland. The money raised goes directly to fund the NCBI’s life-enhancing services, which help over 8,000 people with sight loss, as well as their families.

Specsavers Galway, Eyre Square Centre is encouraging locals to get behind the worthwhile cause and will be supporting the event. For only €7.50 per person or €15 per team, players can compete at Ballinasloe Golf Club on Thursday, 23 August from 1.30pm.


Qualifying Rounds

The NCBI Specsavers HolmPatrick Cup sees GUI-affiliated golf courses across the country hold a qualifying tournament, the winners of which will take part in the county final and compete for a place at the provincial tournament. The four provincial winners will then play at the final, which is hosted at the world-renowned St Andrew’s Links in Scotland.


Tee times for the upcoming HolmPatrick Cup Club Qualifier are as follows:

* 1.30pm - Ballinasloe Golf Club & Oughterard Golf Club

* 1.40pm - Bearna Golf Club & Mountbellew Golf Club

* 1.50pm - Loughrea Golf Club & Athenry Golf Club

* 2.00pm - Glenlo Abbey Golf Club


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