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After years of successfully running one of Ireland’s biggest amateur golf series, Irish Golfer Events are delighted to announce the launch of their first professional only event – the Irish Golfer Shootout supported by BMW and Modest! Golf.

The exciting one-day tournament takes place on Tuesday July 21st on the Palmer North (Ryder Cup Course) at The K Club and will have a guaranteed prize fund of €10,000.

The event will be open to all male and female Irish professionals from all tours and categories as well as the 2019/20 Team Ireland amateur panels from the GUI and ILGU.

The Irish Golfer Shootout supported by BMW and Modest! Golf is the first of its kind to be staged in Ireland offering competitive action to our home-based professionals and high-performance amateur golfers who have seen their playing schedules ravaged by Covid-19.

“We’re delighted to be able to provide a platform for our leading players who have been starved of competitive action this season,” said Peter Finnan, Director at Irish Golfer.

“We have run a very successful event series for amateur players for three years now and always wanted to explore a professional only event. We looked to try and join some of our key partnerships together to run an all-inclusive event with a great prize fund.

“BMW Ireland and Modest! Golf are two huge supporters of professional golf worldwide and we were delighted to be in a position to get them involved in the tournament.”

Modest! Golf owner, Niall Horan, whose management company boasts the likes of world number 15 Tyrrell Hatton and Cavan’s LPGA Tour star, Leona Maguire, is pleased to be able to lend his support to providing playing opportunities to some of Ireland’s leading players.

“We’re thrilled to be able to support the development of Irish golfers with this event,” said Horan, whose company already partners the ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort.

“The team at Irish Golfer are a major supporter of home-grown talent in Ireland while everyone knows how proud I am of my country’s sporting success.

“Ireland has produced a conveyor belt of Major champions in recent years but for that to continue, it’s imperative our young players are given the chance to take that next step in their careers. We hope this event can be a stepping-stone in doing just that.”

Modest! Golf Director, Mark McDonnell, added;

“We’re so delighted to be able to work with BMW Ireland and Irish Golfer Magazine on this event.

“It’s been a particularly tough time for professional golfers trying to break through but this event on such a super course like The Palmer at the K Club provides a great opportunity for players to recapture their competitive edge and gives them something to work towards.”

“We have great ties with Ireland as a company already and look forward to strengthening those links through this event into the future.

BMW Ireland’s Tony Casey is equally pleased to be able to get behind this innovative tournament that’s sure to be welcomed by Ireland’s fairway stars.

“For many years BMW has been synonymous with professional golf worldwide and we are now excited about supporting the home-grown talent in Ireland through our sponsorship of this new and exciting event,” Casey said.

How To Enter

The cost of entry is €100 per player which will include tea / coffee on arrival and a lunch after the round. The €10,000 prize fund will be shared among the top 20 players as per below. If a Team Ireland amateur player finishes in the prizes, they can only be awarded the maximum €575 to maintain amateur status and this will be issued in a voucher to comply with R&A guidelines.

Players can book their place online at https://www.brsgolf.com/irishgolfermagazine/opens_home.php Choosing the Pro Only event from the list or contact Tournament Director, Peter Finnan on 0879811515 or peter@irishgolfer.ie

Guaranteed Prize Fund Breakdown for the Irish Golfer Shootout supported by BMW & Modest! Golf

1st €2,500
2nd €1,250
3rd €900
4th €700
5th €600
6th €500
7th €400
8th €350
9th €300
10th €250
11th €250
12th €250
13th €250
14th €250
15th €250
16th €200
17th €200
18th €200
19th €200
20th €200
€10,000

 

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  1. Peter, congratulations on putting this event together and I am sure it will be much appreciated by the many top Irish professionals and amateurs who enter.

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