The annual Mayo Pink Ribbon Golf Classic is back on May 12 & 13 this year and being held once more at Ballina’s salubrious parkland golf course.
Apart from a vast array of team prizes for both the Classic and Society competitions, where 1st team prize alone is valued at €1,600, we also have top ladies team, top pub team, best dressed team and then some…. New & learner golfers or those without an official GUI h/cap are encouraged to play and enjoy our Society Team Challenge.
Paul Cawley explained, "While this fundraising classic is all about the charity and a weekend of craic, it has also developed a nice competitive feel around the individual competitions. Amongst these, you will also be playing to win the Mayo Open Amateur Championship where we have a number of individual prizes for best stableford scores and for you lower h/cap golfers a shot at the Best Gross kindly sponsored this year as a round of golf for the winner and a friend to play with former European Amateur Champion, Stephen Browne.
"As always, we have superb prizes for nearest the pin on all the par three’s, longest drive for ladies & gents and food, drink & craic to die for on the 10th. To further encourage more travelling teams to participate this year, every travelling player will receive a courtesy point added to their score.
"All of this for just €40 per individual or €160 if sponsoring a team of 4. You will also get to play one of the finest parkland courses in the West of Ireland in the height of summer and more importantly, you will be supporting a fantastic cause. If you’re planning to stay in Ballina overnight, or based locally, why not book your second round now as re-entry is just half price."
All proceeds from the event go directly to the National Breast Cancer Research Institute in Galway and their on-going effort to promote the early diagnosis of breast cancer and to help find more effective treatments.
Time slots are starting to fill for both days, so register today by calling Paul Cawley on 086-8053755, Ballina Golf Club on 096-21050 or log onto www.mayopinkribbon.ie