To celebrate the first golf major of the year, Fota Island are running an open singles competition all weekend, with a major prize on offer for the winner. Starting today and running through to Sunday, the open singles will take place on the Deerpark course, the setting for the 2014 Irish Open. Entry for the competition is €50 per person and the Masters on television in the clubhouse it’s a great way to start the golfing season. The first prize for the Masters weekend competition is membership to the Fota Island Academy for the season. The prize which is valid until December includes access to the incredible practice facilities in the Academy, regular ball credit, and access to the Barryscourt nine holes that surround the extensive academy grounds. There are other prizes on offer also, second place will win a custom fit session with PGA Professional Ronan Collins in the Academy’s state of the art custom fit bays. Third prize is a fourball for Fota Island. Bookings can be made by calling the Fota Island Pro Shop on 021 4883700
Fota have recently extended the academy membership programme which now includes full playing access to the nine holes as well as the option of taking out a GUI handicap. This development will broaden the appeal of the academy which changed to a member only format last year. The new additions to the academy membership services will most likely lead to an increase from those interested in getting into the game or taking it up again after a break. Full details are available from any of the Golf Team at Fota Island.