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PGA in Ireland launches Senior Series to support Down Syndrome Centre

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The PGA in Ireland has revealed details of a new Seniors Pro-Am series – The Race to the K-Club. The series will be played over the months of August and September, consisting of five Pro-Ams at some of Ireland’s leading venues including Mount Juliet, Druids Glen, Powerscourt and the two courses at The K Club. The grand final will be played over the spectacular Palmer Ryder Cup course, host to the 2006 Ryder Cup.

PGA in Ireland manager Conor Dillon said; “The concept of this new proposal is two-fold. To provide competitive playing opportunities for our esteemed senior members and amateur guests, while at the same time supporting our partner in this new initiative, The Down Syndrome Centre Charity.

“The Down Syndrome Centre has become synonymous with the PGA over the last 15 years with our partnership raising more than €500,000. During this time and through the significant efforts of Peter Gaw and the PGA, there are now four Down Syndrome centres, with the headquarters based in Sandyford Industrial Estate in Dublin. The other three regional centres are in Cork, Portlaoise and Carrickmacross, providing much-needed services for those with Down Syndrome.”

The leading team in the series will win the ultimate prize, a place in the Abu Dhabi PGA in Ireland Pro-Am, which will be held in October 2021 in Abu Dhabi and will include free flights, hotel, B&B and Gala Dinner. The senior professionals will be competing for a share of a prize fund in excess of €25,000.

If you would like to enquire about entering a team or simply being part of a team, please contact Briege Conlon at briege.conlon@pga.org.uk.

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