Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Druids Glen Golf Club welcomes second PGA Pro-Am Tournament – Irish Golfer Magazine

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Following an estimated €10 million investment, Druids Glen reopened in May last year, having undergone extensive upgrades led by course designer Peter McEvoy OBE.

The multi- million investment has further solidified the course’s place as one of the top golf destinations in Europe and the club have recently announced their second successive Irish PGA Pro-Am which will take place on Wednesday May 29th. 

Building on the success of last year they hope to raise more than the €26,400 in 2023 which went to the Down Syndrome Centre and speaking about the tournament, Marcus Doyle, Director of Golf Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort, said: “Following the success of last year’s event, Druids Glen is excited to partner with Irish Life, Down Syndrome Centre, and the PGA to again bring this Pro-Am to fruition at our Golf Course. Hosting this PGA Pro-Am for a second-year running is a core element to our ambition to incorporate major events throughout the year at Druids Glen.”

The 2023 Pro-Am winner Simon Thornton was also full of praise for the venue commenting: “It was my first time playing Druids Glen so I didn’t know what the changes were, it was all new to me. All I can say is wow, what a golf course, absolutely stunning. As much as I love other Parkland Golf Courses I think it’s one of, if not the best, in parkland golf courses in Ireland, it’s absolutely fantastic!.

“It’s class even with the storm last year it was in great condition, for the 2024 event when the greens mature it will be even better but great design and great layout, I loved it.”

While no event such as this is possible without the support of sponsors and Dermot Gaskin, Director of Irish Life Financial Services, added: “Irish Life is delighted to continue our support of the Down Syndrome Centre and the PGA for the 7th year. The Down Syndrome Centre is close to the hearts of many of our colleagues and we were delighted that over the last six years, this event has raised in excess of €100k  for this vital service.  Druids Glen was an excellent venue for the tournament last year and we’re delighted that we’re able to partner with them again for the 2024 event.”

With teams of three and one professional per team, the first shotgun of 18 teams will tee off at 9am, enjoying lunch afterwards, while the second shotgun of 22 teams will tee off in the afternoon, at 2.00pm, followed by an evening meal. 

To apply to take part in the tournament, please email golf.reservations@druidsglenresort.com or call 01-2870812 and the price for a team of three is €800. For more information, visit www.druidsglenresort.com 

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