Home on the range for Moriarty at Glasson Lakehouse

Home on the range for Moriarty at Glasson Lakehouse


Glasson Lakehouse Professional Colm Moriarty is loving life on the PGA in Ireland region as he balances a successful playing career with a hectic schedule in Glasson.

Once a touring professional where he picked up a win on the EuroPro Tour and Challenge Tour in 2007, Moriarty has been a regular feature at the top of leaderboards on the Irish region in the last few years.

The former Walker Cup player can be found giving lessons for four hours a day in Glasson during the week before he tees it up on the region at the weekends.

“I’m very busy with coaching around this time of year so I try to balance that with playing on the PGA in Ireland region. We have a lot of stuff on over the next couple of months so you just have to manage your time. I coach for a few hours every day, then for example I'm going up to Carne for the weekend for the Vermillion Pro-Am before going to the UK for the Club Pros.

“I do my own thing here so I manage my own diary which leaves me in total control of my schedule which is good. If you have coaching on you try and get out to practice whenever you can and you just try and stay on top of everything.

“Glasson is a fabulous place, it’s great to have it as an office. There are great facilities here for practicing and coaching, the course is in great condition so we are blessed up here to be honest.

“There are big plans going forward here. Glasson was always well known but even after the pandemic and the product they have here the place is going from strength to strength.”

Moriarty feels lucky that he has the freedom to play a pretty full PGA schedule both in Ireland and the UK and he owes a great deal to Glasson who he has been connected to since turning professional.

“That’s a big part of my role here to go around the region and meet a lot of people and promote Glasson. I’ve been attached here since I turned professional twenty years ago and even though we changed ownership in recent times that connection has always stayed strong. I’m delighted to have the partnership so I have a lot going on here.

“I’m luckier than some of the lads on the region, the drives I generally have are less than anyone because I'm based right in the middle of the country. I’ve done a lot of travelling over the years, playing on different tours. But in terms of playing the region I couldn’t be better located than in Glasson.”

The Athlone man is full of praise for the PGA in Ireland and some of the events they have on with Donegal, Carne and the K Club pro-ams and of course the Irish PGA Championship taking pride of place on the schedule and he feels the added incentive of new events on the schedule give players like himself an added incentive to practice and play.

“I put a lot of work in over the winter, I was away on a few different trips with groups and did a good bit of practice myself so heading into the busy part of the season we have some great events coming up. We will be looking forward to playing in the sunshine.

“Carne are great supporters of the PGA and it’s a fantastic place. They have had some great events over the years so I'm more than happy to travel to Carne.

“It’s great that the PGA are putting on more events with good prize funds and even more importantly adding new events to the schedule. The PGA will have a great pro-am in Murvagh this year, so to be adding new events with bigger prize funds is great and there’s no doubt the appetite is there from us and of course the amateurs who play in the pro-ams.

“I’ll try and play as well as I can, I've played a lot on the PGA region over the last few years and have loved it, I just want to keep going and balance my time between everything. There are a lot of exciting things coming up in the PGA this year with some really big events which would be great to play well in.”


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