Van Dam adds star power to KPMG Women’s Irish Open

John Craven

Anne van Dam (Photo by Amy Lemus/NurPhoto)

Five-time LET winner Anne Van Dam is once again set to wow crowds when this year’s KPMG Women’s Irish Open returns to Dromoland Castle from August 31 to September 3.

Van Dam looks to be finding her groove in recent weeks and fired a blemish-free 65 to take the early lead at this week’s Jabra Ladies Open.

The explosive Dutch star is always a big drawcard and is one of the longest hitters in the women’s game, averaging almost 290 yards off the tee this season.


Van Dam enjoyed a top-20 finish last year at Dromoland and will no doubt look to go several places better with this year’s event just three weeks out from the Solheim Cup.

Van Dam was part of the women in blue’s victory in 2019 and would dearly love to stake a claim for a spot on Captain Suzann Pettersen’s side for this year’s Match at Finca Cortesin from September 22-24 in Spain.

The Olympian is one of the most impressive athletes in golf and even completed a Half Ironman last December in 6 hours, 8 minutes, raising $15,500 for LPGA pro Jane Park’s daughter, Grace.

By once again competing at Dromoland Castle, Van Dam will be raising the profile of Ireland’s National Open even more after the tournament returned after a ten-year absence to great acclaim in 2022.

While Leona Maguire will undoubtedly headline the field again this year, the looming Solheim Cup date on the horizon should see many European hopefuls follow Van Dam’s lead and tee-up at Dromoland.

With more exciting player announcements still to come, expect the final field for the second instalment of the KPMG Women’s Irish Open to be bulging with star quality. So, don’t miss your chance to catch Europe’s stars in action in Co. Clare this summer.

  • Tickets to see the stars of the Ladies European Tour at the KPMG Women’s Irish Open are now on sale HERE
  • Four-day tickets are priced at €50 while single-day tickets range from €20 to €25. Under 16s attending the event will also be admitted free of charge. 

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