Qualifiers begin this weekend for prestigious Kings Cup at Lough Erne

Leading amateur golfers from across the USA and Ireland will converge on Lough Erne Resort in May this year for the second annual International Kings Cup – a competition which will see some of the best players from both sides of the Atlantic battle it out for the prestigious trophy.

The matchplay event is a leading amateur event played in honour of Golf’s greatest ambassador, Arnold Palmer. Four provincial qualifiers will be staged across Ireland in its bid to find the best Irish team to take on the USA in a three-day 54-Hole matchplay tournament from May 22-25.

The event is structured like the Ryder Cup and was created in 2016 when the United States Golf Challenge, the largest two-man best ball tournament brought their leading eight pairs as a 16-man amateur team across to Northern Ireland to compete against Ireland in the first ever International Kings Cup.

Tournament organiser and Lough Erne Director of Golf and Head Professional Lynn McCool spoke to Ocean FM’s Darragh Cox about the event…


Provincial Qualifying Dates

Ulster Qualifier – Ardglass Golf Club                            Friday 24th March

Leinster Qualifier – Dunmurray Springs Golf Club         Sunday 26th March

Munster Qualifier – Ennis Golf Club                             Friday 31st March

Connaught Golf Club – Westport Golf Club                  Saturday 1st April

Final Qualifier – Lough Erne Resort                             Sunday April 23rd