PGA North of Ireland event returns to St Patrick’s GC

The 2014 champion Damian Mooney (Ballyliffin) with the trophy and RJ & SE Scullion LLP Directors Sarah and Rory Scullion
The 2014 champion Damian Mooney (Ballyliffin) with the trophy and RJ & SE Scullion LLP Directors Sarah and Rory Scullion

The PGA in the North of Ireland will return to Saint Patrick’s GC on October 15th and 16th to play the RJ & SE Scullion LLP sponsored PGA North of Ireland Championship.

Damien Mooney (Ballyliffin)will defend the title he won in convincing fashion last year at the Downpatick course, finishing six shots clear of Chris Carvill (Belvoir Park).

“I am delighted the ‘PGA in the North of Ireland’ Championship has been announced again and a big thank you to Rory Scullion who is sponsoring the event for a second year,” said PGA in the North of Ireland chairman, Phil Collins.

“Rory is a keen golfer himself and was very encouraged by what the PGA in the North of Ireland have to offer, and after the success of the Pro Am and Championship last year, all the professionals and assistants are very much looking forward to this fantastic event.”

The tournament will be preceded by a team Pro-Am in which the sponsor’s clients and members of Saint Patrick’s will be entertained.

“RJ & SE Scullion LLP is delighted to support The PGA in the North of Ireland Championship again.The partnership provides support for golf at club level on an ongoing basis and has been very active in promoting and organising various golfing events throughout the year,” said managing director Rory Scullion.

“Golf is a sport we feel passionate about thus we had no hesitation coming on board once the idea to run the championship was mooted by the PGA, and after the success of the tournament last year we didn’t hesitate at the chance for a reprise of the event.

“It is particularly exciting that the event will be again hosted by my own club, St Patrick’s and as its Honorary Secretary I have no doubt the competitors will be thrilled by the course, facilities and services during the three days.”

The event will be open to all members of the PGA in the North of Ireland with all players playing the first round and 21 players and ties making the cut for 36 holes on day two.

Brendan Mullen (Captain St Patrick’s GC) commented; “It is our pleasure to welcome all the competitors and spectators to our course for the PGA flagship event in Northern Ireland. I am very much looking forward to the golf and if last year is anything to go by the quality of golf and shot making will be second to none”

The highlight of the pro-am day will be a golf clinic hosted by Michael Bannon, coach to world number one golfer Rory McIlroy which will start at 11.15am followed by a shotgun start at 12.30pm.