GOLF NEWS – EDGA: First Irish Open for disabled golfers in July

GOLF NEWS - EDGA: First Irish Open for disabled golfers in July

Golf Ireland has announced that the first Irish Open for disabled golfers will take place on July 5 and 6, 2022 at the Roganstown Hotel & Country Club.

The venue, located north of Dublin, will host a competition with Irish and foreign golfers at the inaugural event.

As part of Golf Ireland’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan, one of the goals was to “provide a clear, concise, inclusive and fair calendar of events.”

“We are delighted that the first Irish Open for disabled golfers will take place this summer,” said Mark Kennelly, CEO of Golf Ireland.

“Earlier this year we launched our strategic plan for 2022-2026, creating events like this was an important part of that process. Golf Ireland delegates recently visited Portugal to see how EDGA helps regulate events for golfers with disabilities, and I know our staff and staff from Roganstown will help organize an extraordinary event this July. ”

“We are pleased to bring this event to Ireland,” said Jerry Howleyhan, Chair of Golf Ireland’s Disability and Inclusion Committee. “This is a great opportunity for disabled Irish golfers to play on their home turf on the island of Ireland (Remember these Brendan Lawler Sean Arthur is the runner-up At the 2021 Italian Open for the Disabled Behind Tomaso Perino Ed), Showing their extraordinary abilities, I am sure they will be supported by the great delight of the public. I hope this tournament will encourage other golfers with disabilities to participate and engage in the game at all levels.

“The Irish Open is a very popular tournament for golfers with disabilities,” said Tony Bennett, president of the EDGA and head of the International Golf Federation (IGF) for Disability.

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“I am sure Golf Ireland’s commitment to a spectacular tournament and the legendary Irish welcome will make this event memorable. This first Irish Open for disabled golfers has the potential to become the cornerstone of increasing outreach programs and more opportunities for disabled golfers. Congratulations to all who participated in making the vision a reality ”.

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