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Two newly created golf travel programs including the creation of a new overseas amateur golf event could mean that you get to golf in Ireland this year.

The Initiatives are being launched as a part of an exciting joint partnership among the RCGA, itravel2000, the Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM) and Tourism Ireland.

The Challenge Cup provides RCGA members with exclusive opporunity to represent Canada in Ireland at a friendly two-day match play event to be held September 18-19 2008.

Hosted by Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland, the 36-member Canadian Challenge Cup team will compete against team Ireland after playing four practice rounds at some of Irelands finest golf courses. To participate in the Challenge Cup program, participants must have a valid RCGA Handicap Factor.

The RCGA has also parterned with the Canadian Society of Club Managers (CSCM), itravel2000 and Tourism Ireland to create and martket golf travel packages for their members. The program - titled "Golf With a Pro" or "Golf With a GM" provides club pros and general managers the opportunity to host a group of golfers for unique experiences in Irleand.

For more information on The Challenge Cup, visit www.itravel2000.com/thechallengecup.



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