Masters Special at Fota Island

Fota Island's 10th Green

Fota Island’s 10th Green

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 Continue reading

Ger Halligan wins Oakley Series Final at Lee Valley

Ger Halligan won the Oakley Open Singles Series final in Lee Valley yesterday and bagged a trip to the Portugal Masters next month.

Ger Halligan, winner of the Oakley Open Singles Series Final at Lee Valley Golf Club, pictured with Paul Keohane (Lee Valley) and Kieran O'Connor (Oakley). Monday 21st September 2015. Picture: Niall O'Shea

Ger Halligan, winner of the Oakley Open Singles Series Final at Lee Valley Golf Club, pictured with Paul Keohane (Lee Valley) and Kieran O’Connor (Oakley). Picture: Niall O’Shea

Halligan, playing off 14 in Lee Valley, returned 38 points on a day when golfers were hampered by tough winds and heavy showers despite the course being in great condition.  Ger won flights and accommodation for the Portugal Masters which is taking place in mid October.  As well as passes for the European Tour event, Ger will also have access to the players areas on Wednesday.  Oakley are one of the tournament sponsors for the prestigious tour event.  Ken Buckley (Lee Valley) was second and won a customised Edel putter, the Oakley customised putter is one of just 20 that were hand crafted and modified for Oakley worldwide.  Mahon’s Colin Hussey was third and won a top of the range pair of Oakley sunglasses.  Sean Horgan (Muskerry) was fourth and won an Oakley golf bag.  All finalists received Oakley and Continue reading

Irish Open Pro-Am Qualifier

After 11 qualifying competitions and entries from all over the country, 33 golfers will do battle today in Fota Island to try to win a place in the Irish Open Pro-Am.  The weekly qualifying competition has been running since March and each week the top three golfers qualified for the final.  Qualifying scores ranged from 37 points to 43 points and the handicaps ranged from scratch to 19.

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