UW School of Dentistry Dental Alumni and Continuing Dental Education Golf in Ireland.
Join us for the golf experience of a lifetime in Ireland. Play eight rounds at some of the best golf courses in south west Ireland plus enjoy an informative CDE lecture provided by Michael Johnson, DDS, MS.
Day Date Golf Courses Hotels 1 Wed 8/19 US Depart 2 Thu 8/20 Sightseeing Killarney & Co Kerry Arrive Shannon Killarney Park Hotel 3 Fri 8/21 Ballybunion Old Course (tbc) 4 Sat 8/22 Killarney-Killeen (tbc) 5 Sun 8/23 Sightsee Cork & Kinsale Old Head (tbc) 6 Mon 8/24 Waterville (tbc) 7 Tue 8/25 Doonbeg (tbc) The Lodge at Doonbeg Golf Club 8 Wed 8/26 Lahinch (tbc) 9 Thu 8/27 Ireland Depart Shannon / 1 hr 10 mins Golf
Ballybunion – Old Course – Ireland’s most famous course and consistently rated amongst the world’s finest. Perched on a sandy cliff top, it makes its way through dunes and valleys with dramatic changes in elevation. The greens are often perched on mounds or carefully sheltered between sand dunes.
Killarney-Killeen – host of the 2010 and 2011 Irish Open, the Killeen course is the flagship course of the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club. The Killarney lakes and high mountain range provide an imposing backdrop to this Championship course. The spectacular par 3 10th hole virtually plays onto the lake.
Old Head – The course was opened for play in 1997, and its success story has gone from strength to strength. It is now one of the most talked-about courses in the world. The Old Head is a remarkably dramatic piece of Ireland, protruding over two miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Nine holes play along the cliff tops, and all eighteen holes provide stunning ocean views.
Waterville – located in the southwest corner of Ireland on the famous scenic route, the “Ring of Kerry”. A spectacular location and an outstanding test of golf, Waterville has developed into one of the most admired and respected courses in Ireland. Following recent course design improvements by Tom Fazio, Waterville has now entered into the top 100 courses in the world.
Doonbeg – a magnificent links course, carved out of a landscape of grass covered dunes which border the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the holes offers wonderful panoramas of the ocean and Irish countryside.
Lahinch – Originally designed by Old Tom Morris and later modified by Dr. Alister MacKenzie and most recently Martin Hawtree, the course has a vast array of grass covered knolls and sweeping contours.
Course Topics This seven hour practicum will cover topics pertinent to today’s busy general practice.
-Dental materials and cosmetics – 1 hour
-Partial and full denture therapy – 2 hours
-Screw vs. cement retained implant abutment designs for partially edentulous patients – 1.5 hours
-Treatment planning the fully edentulous implant patients – 1.5 hours
-Q and A on any and all phase of restorative dentistry – 1 hour