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 (2020) event will take place from Sat 4th – Sunday 12th July 2020.
The week-long event 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 2020 programme will be published here as soon as it becomes available.
The 2019 programme was as follows:
JACK LYNCH MEMORIAL OPEN WEEK
Friday 5th Mairin Lynch Ladies’ Open Singles sponsored by Catherine Field
Sat 6th & Sun 7th: Open Mens’ Fourball
Mon 8th: Juvenile Open sponsored by Hourihane Sports
Mon 8th: Open Mens/Ladies Singles (men from 18 h’cap, ladies from 25 h’cap) sponsored by Richard Roycroft
Tue 9th: Senior Mens Open Team Event sponsored by Kevin O’Flynn, Wolfe & Co.
Wed 10th Ladies Open Champagne Scramble sponsored by Coman’s Beverages
Thurs 11th: Open Mens’ Singles sponsored by Charles P. McCarthy
Fri 12th: Open Mixed Scotch Foursomes sponsored by P&D Costeloe followed by Club Barbeque
Sat 13th/Sun 14th: Ladies & Men’s Open Team Event. Ladies competition sponsored by Geralyn Donohoe, Mens competition sponsored by Andrew Mackey
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.