Irish golfing legend Pádraig Harrington has been unveiled as the new President of The Hilary Links Golf Society.
The three-time Major champion is expected to play at the first outing on March 20th at The Island, with the freshly-formed Society combining the Old Links and Hilary Golf societies for five events across the year.
“The Island is delighted to play host to the Hilary Links,” Club President Eugene Reilly told IrishGolfDesk.
“As a previous host of the Links Golf Society we look forward to welcoming our three- time major champion and all the competitors back to our club.
“We are excited that Irish golf and local charities will benefit from Padraig’s initiative and our members are very pleased to support the event.”
With two events set for the spring, one in summer and a further two to be confirmed before year-end, The Hilary Links Golf Society will gather together professionals and leading amateurs with all funds raised donated to nominated charities. The amateur handicap limit is nine.
Harrington was previously a member of the Links Society, run by the late Cecil Whelan. The new President is said to be eager to continue the tradition of raising vital funds through golf for worthy charitable causes.
If you’d like to get involved, applications are now open and being accepted by email at email@example.com.