Due to COVID-19, the IRFU Charitable Trust Golf Outing, kindly supported by Pinergy, has been delayed until Friday 30th April 2021 in Powerscourt Golf Club. With a record number of teams competing this year it is very unfortunate that we have had to postpone the Golf Outing but in an effort to help stop the spread of the disease and ensuring the safety and well being of all involved, we have had to push out the date. We hope to see all of our teams already booked joining us in April next year. Thank you to those teams who have signed up already for your understanding and special thanks to our sponsor Pinergy and host for the event, Powerscourt Golf Club.
The Golf Outing will be hosted by the immaculate Powerscourt Golf Club, West Course. Due to COVID-19, the format is a Team Sheet with 10 minute intervals. Tee times are to be provided to teams closer to the date. Before tee-off, a hearty breakfast will be served by Powerscourt catering from a marquee behind the 1st Tee ensuring social distancing at all times and health guidelines compliance. Team Scramble is the fun format again, with prizes awarded for the top 3 teams, nearest the Pinergy and the longest drive. The cost for a team of 4 is €600.
As is now common practice on golf courses, there is a policy of no touching the pin flags and no rakes in the bunkers. Following the completion of the Scramble, each team places their scorecard in to a box and may use the showers and changing rooms. Staff will ensure a limited number of people in the changing rooms in line with social distancing noting the rolling time sheet will facilitate everyone. Players will then be invited to a gourmet buffet BBQ again ensuring all COVID-19 health guidelines and restrictions are in place. Specifically, there will be a set number of people eating at any one time, which will be controlled by staff; there will be table service for the food and table service for the bar; and guests do not visit other tables. Winning teams will be invited back for the presentation of prizes. A Q&A with Luke Fitzgerald and special guests will be announced closer to the date, including the format of the Q&A which is to be confirmed. We will also have a Charity Raffle with some great prizes.
As mentioned above, we are complying with COVID-19 health guidelines and restrictions to ensure the safety of you, your team, our volunteers and Powerscourt staff at all times. We will continue to monitor and update as required.
We will have more team times available for the April 2021 Golf Outing hence for those who wish to ensure they get their team in, please contact Linda Black by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your support for our seriously injured players is even more appreciated during these difficult times. Thank you again to our sponsor Pinergy. Thank you to our media partners Extra.ie and Newstalk for helping us to promote the event, and Powerscourt for hosting. A special thank you to Luke Fitzgerald for his on-going support of the event as well as featuring on our press, digital and radio advertising. Finally, a very appreciative thank you to our volunteers and to you our guests who will be competing next April. Stay safe and take care.