The NCBI HolmPatrick Cup was launched in 1932, and named after Edina Conyngham, Baronesss HolmPatrick, who donated the trophy to NCBI at its inauguration. The Baroness was a granddaughter of the Duke of Wellington. The HolmPatrick Cup continues to this day as a prestigious all-island men’s competition.
The winning team receive an all expenses paid trip to St Andrews, the home of golf.
More info visit the HolmPatrick Cup website
The Granard Cup in aid of NCBI was established in 1933. Its origin is that a group of golfing ladies accepted the challenge to provide a Home Teacher for people who were blind in every county in Ireland. The Home Teacher would visit homes – teaching Braille, handcrafts and skills to increase independence. Support was received from the Countess of Granard, (American millionaire of the tobacco company Ogden Mills) because money was the main need.
Over 80 years on from its inception, the Countess of Granard Golf Competition helps NCBI continue to meet the cost of modern new services that transform the lives of people who are blind and vision impaired today to support them to live independently and confidently.
More info visit the Granard Cup website