Golf clubs given chance to make history at Dubai Duty Free Irish Open

Announcing details of the initiative to win a spot in the 2016 Irish Open are  (l-r) K Club Lady Captain Angela Cirillo, Captain Tony Kelly, European Tour Championship Director Rory Colv
Announcing details of the initiative to win a spot in the 2016 Irish Open are (l-r) K Club Lady Captain Angela Cirillo, Captain Tony Kelly, European Tour Championship Director Rory Colv

THE theme for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by the Rory Foundation, is ‘History in the Making’ and that will certainly be the case when one lucky club team lines up to play alongside a top golf professional in the event’s Pro–Am at The K Club on Wednesday May 18.

Rory is asking clubs to use existing club competitions to find a Men’s and Ladies’ champion who will then go on to represent their club in regional qualifiers with a national final to be held at The K Club.

The winning team will be invited to participate in the Pro-Am courtesy of title sponsor Dubai Duty Free, which has kindly donated one of its own Pro-Am team spaces for the competition.

“When I was starting my golf journey at Holywood Golf Club, I would have loved to have an opportunity like this, so I am urging all golf clubs to get involved. I’m really looking forward to seeing the winning team at The K Club on May 18,” said tournament host Rory McIlroy.

Golf clubs wishing to enter the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Club Challenge competition must register their interest at www.golfnet.ie/DDFirishopen before February 29.

The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) will administer entries and will conduct the regional qualifiers and All-Ireland final.