Now West Cork’s biggest open golf event, the annual Jack Lynch Memorial Golf Classic began in 1985 and has become the showpiece of Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club. This year’s event will take place from Saturday the 7th – Sunday 15th July 2018.
The week-long event which takes place in July extends a warm invitation to all categories of golfer to compete in the many OPEN competitions held throughout the week: ladies singles, men’s fourball, juvenile singles, senior men’s 3BBB, ladies scramble, mens singles, mixed foursomes and mens and ladies 3BBB classic.
The full 2018 programme is as follows:
JACK LYNCH MEMORIAL OPEN WEEK
Sat 7th & Sunday 8th Mairin Lynch Ladies’ Open Singles sponsored by Catherine Field
Sat 7th & Sun 8th: Open Mens’ Fourball sponsored by O’Regan Stone
Mon 9th: Juvenile Open sponsored by Hourihane Sports
Mon 9th: Open Hi-Low sponsored by Richard Roycroft
Mon 9th: High Handicappers’ Competition
Tue 10th: Senior Mens Open Team Event sponsored by Kevin O’Flynn, Wolfe & Co.
Wed 11th Ladies Open Champagne Scramble sponsored by Coman’s Beverages
Thurs 12th: Open Mens’ Singles sponsored by Charles P. McCarthy
Fri 13th: Open Mixed Scotch Foursomes sponsored by P&D Costeloe followed by Club Barbeque
Sat 14th/Sun 15th: Ladies & Men’s Open Team Event
If you are interested in Jack Lynch sponsorship, please contact the club on 028-21227 or email email@example.com
About Jack Lynch
John Mary “Jack” Lynch (15 August 1917 – 20 October 1999) was the Taoiseach of Ireland, serving two terms in office; from 1966 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979. Prior to his political career, Lynch, a keen sportsman, winning five All-Ireland hurling titles and one All-Ireland football title. When Jack Lynch retired as Taoiseach in 1979 and from the Dáil in 1981, he and his wife Mairin retired to their home in Rathgar, Dublin. The couple frequently visited West Cork, where Jack Lynch was made patron of Skibbereen & West Carbery Golf Club. After her husband’s death, Mairin Lynch often attended the club’s Jack Lynch Classic tournament and is remembered by the Mairin Lynch ladies’ event in July. Jack Lynch died on 20th October 1999, aged 82, and is buried at St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork. In 1999 the Jack Lynch Tunnel under the river Lee was named by Cork Corporation in his honour.