Irish PGA Championship returns to Roganstown

Irish PGA Championship returns to Roganstown

03/08/2020

The Irish PGA Championship will return to Roganstown Hotel and Country Club, Dublin, with the 110th staging of the tournament taking place at the beginning of September.

A Pro-Am will be held on August 31st followed by the three-day 54-hole championship starting on September 1st.

Roganstown Hotel and Country Club was founded in 2004 and is located in the picturesque grounds in Swords, North Dublin.

The venue’s 18-hole championship course was designed by Christy O’Connor Jnr and has already staged a number of PGA events, including the Southern Branch Championship and the Irish PGA Championship back in 2013.

Ian McGuinness, Managing Director at Roganstown Hotel and Golf Course, commented: “It’s an honour and a privilege to be staging the Irish PGA Championship once again. The members at Roganstown were very supportive when the Championship was last staged here in 2013.

“When Christy O’Connor designed the course it was with the intention that it would be a players course and that meant a layout to suit all types of amateurs, as well as professionals. The options on tee-markers brings into play the location of all hazards and features for all level of competitors.

The greens are all large and built to USGA specification with multiple options for pin positions providing a beautiful putting surface but with subtle breaks to keep players on their toes.  The course has matured beautifully since opening and continuous attention from Colm McGuinness and his greenkeeping staff ensure that it is in beautiful condition all year through.  The competitors at the Championship are in for a treat.

The Irish PGA Championship is one of the Association’s oldest tournaments dating back more than a century to 1907. A long list of legendary Irish golfers have been crowned winners, including Harry Bradshaw, Des Smyth and Ryder Cup captains Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley.

In more recent years, current European Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington is a six-time winner, while former European Tour player Damien McGrane bagged his second Irish PGA Championship crown at Bunclody Golf and Fishing Club last year.

Michael McCumiskey, PGA Regional Manager (Ireland), added: “We are delighted to be taking the 110th Irish PGA Championship to Roganstown Hotel and Golf Course.

“Roganstown was a hugely popular venue for this event back in 2013 and we’re looking forward to working with Ian and his team this time around on hosting another hugely successful event.”

CLICK HERE for more information about the Irish PGA Championship. For more information about Roganstown Hotel and Golf Course CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to register for the tournament.

 

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