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International Golf Championship of the Shoe, Leather and Allied Trades – June 2019

June 12th, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 14th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The seventy-fourth International Golf Championship of the Shoe, Leather & Allied Trades was held at Carden Park in Cheshire from June 12th to 14th. The weather was atrocious with the event coinciding with the wettest June on record with access to both the course and hotel restricted by flooded roads. Play was impossible on both the Wednesday and Thursday with flooded fairways and greens but fortunately thanks to the efforts of the committee and Golfbreaks an alternative venue was found for the Thursday and play was possible on the Friday at Carden Park although conditions underfoot were extremely difficult. The golfers stoically completed the two rounds in what were undoubtedly the worst conditions ever encountered for the event. Thanks are due to all the players who took part, the sponsors of the event and the committee who, as usual, put on a very enjoyable event despite the conditions. During the banquet on the Thursday event cheques were presented to the two main charities supported by the Championship, Footwear Friends and the Leather and Hide Trades Benevolent Institution.

Next year for the seventy-fifth championship we will be returning to Druid’s Glen, an outstanding championship venue and resort in County Wicklow, south of Dublin where the event will be held from June 23rd to the 25th.

David Lockyer


Footwear Friends


June 12th, 2019 @ 8:00 am
June 14th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm