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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Head Coach Denise St. Pierre and the Penn State women’s golf team are set to embark on a weeklong excursion to the golfer’s paradise of Ireland to kick-off the 2017-18 season on Saturday.
“I am excited to take this team to Ireland and to experience playing on some courses that are older than the country we live in,” exclaimed St. Pierre. “I have always felt playing golf in Ireland is a “spiritual experience” and the opportunity to be together as a team before we begin our season, travel to another country, and take in the culture and history of our sport is second to none.”
The team will depart State College for Kinsale, Ireland on Saturday evening arriving early Sunday morning. The team will play five rounds of golf in southwest Ireland starting on Monday when they tee it up at historic Old Head Golf Club (pictured above credit Old Head Golf Links). Often being described as the ‘most extraordinary golf course on earth,' Old Head features 14 of its 18 holes along the oceanside.
On Tuesday the team will travel to the famed Waterville Golf Club, which is often used by PGA Tour pros to practice for the British Open and is more often than not a top-100 course worldwide. Wednesday the team will play Dooks Golf Club before teeing it up on Thursday at Ballybunion Old Course, a top-20 course in the world.
Friday sees the trip come to a close as the team finishes at the beautiful Tralee Golf Club, which was designed by Arnold Palmer, before flying back to Happy Valley on Saturday morning.
Penn State will then begin training for the fall portion of its schedule, which opens on September 10-12 at the William and Mary Invitational in Williamsburg, Virginia.