Race to Princes hots up after a memorable trip to Ireland

Three superb days of golf sets the Network Day Order of Merit alight at the stunning Rosapenna Resort

Following hot on the heels of our Network Days at Sandwell Park and Whittington Heath, we travelled to Belfast and headed to the North Western tip of Ireland and the stunning Rosapenna Resort. Here our guests were lucky enough to spend three days playing some of the best links courses in not only Ireland but also the world.

Blessed with lovely weather we started on the stunning Sandy Hills Links which contained some of the most picturesque holes you could dream of overlooking Sheephaven Bay.

The Nearest the Pin hole on the 3rd was particularly beautiful and it was Sonya Singh who hit a superb tee shot to win a Titleist cap. Sonya then completed the double to win the Nearest the Pin in Two competition on the 14th to win Pro V1X balls and a Skechers towel. 

Our individual winner on the day was Yorkshire’s Glyn Andrews who took the spoils with a score of 35 points to claim the Hayman’s Gin Gift Set prize.

That evening the group came together for a few drinks in the hotel which helps make these residential trips so special as we shared stories and laughs.

The following day we headed to the much anticipated St Patrick’s Links, a new Tom Doak designed links course voted 55th best course in the world. It really was a stunning layout with many holes offering superb views along the shoreline. Ironically there was another double in the Nearest the Pin and Nearest the Pin in Two competitions as Glyn Andrews took both prizes. The day itself was won by Carl Greenwood scoring 36 points and giving him a much welcome 20 points on the Order of Merit plus a Hayman’s Gin Gift Set.

Thanks to Jan Attwell that evening we got to experience a traditional Iocal Irish pub where we ate some wonderful food washed down by the odd Guinness or two before we prepared for the final day of golf.

The last round was on the oldest of the three courses and arguably the most traditional links. With the wind picking up and the temperature dropping, Old Tom Morris Links proved a real test. Yet again there was a double Nearest the Pin and Nearest the Pin in Two winner as Linksnet sponsor, provulo’s Simon Hudson hit a stunning tee shot on the 7th and a huge drive on the Par 4 13th to win both competitions. 

In the day’s individual competition Mark Attwell, despite suffering from a nasty foot injury, battled the elements and one of the unluckiest bunker lies on the 17th to clinch victory with 35 points to win a Hayman’s Gin Gift set.

It was then time to decide the aggregate winner from all three days. In third place was Glyn Andrews with a aggregate points score of 97. Glyn won a Skechers shoe voucher. In second place was Carl Greenwood with 101 points winning a £250 Stewart Golf Voucher. But the overall winner, making a fantastic effort to even complete all three rounds with his injury, was Mark Attwell with 102 points. Mark won a Bushnell Tour V5 laser.

It really was fantastic to spend the best part of a week with some great people proving what an incredibly friendly and social golf network we are.

Thank you to everyone who took part across the days and thanks to all our sponsors once more for providing the prizes and especially Simon from provulo for making the trip to Ireland.

We hope to see you and your friends at the remaining Network Days at Hayling Island next week and Camberley Heath in October.

In the meantime keep entering your scores on the Linksnet platform as there’s still plenty to play for in the last few weeks of our Season 3!

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Day 1  

Day 2  

Day 3  

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To view all the photos from the event click here  


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