Mehaffey excited for home debut at KPMG Women’s Irish Open

Mark McGowan

Olivia Mehaffey (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Tandragee woman Olivia Mehaffey will make her debut in the KPMG Women’s Irish Open from August 31-September 03 at Dromoland Castle after missing out last year, and she can’t wait.

Mehaffey has made home appearances before at the ISPS HANDA World Invitational in Galgorm Castle but she is set for a maiden Irish Open bow where she’ll join a host of Ladies European Tour stars including Leona Maguire, defending champion Klara Spilkova and the legendary Dame Laura Davies.

Mehaffey has enjoyed a positive return to professional golf after taking a break for mental health reasons and she is excited about the potential of the Women’s Irish Open as it enters a second year.


“I think it’s coming back at such a key time,” said the former Curtis Cup star.

“Having Leona and Steph out there, I’ve just turned pro and obviously there’s a lot of really good girls coming up behind. Irish women’s golf is on such a high right now, so I think it’s really, really good timing for this event to happen and I can only see it going from strength to strength.

“KPMG’s support is huge. Growing up, I never got to play an Irish Open. I always went to watch the guys play. I think Leona and Lisa played one before it stopped, but for KPMG to step up and make their commitment to the event and become the title sponsor is huge and it’s very exciting for Irish golf.”

The inaugural KPMG Women’s Irish Open was staged in September 2022 at Dromoland Castle’s championship course in County Clare and saw a record 24,000 people, including many families, pass through the gates over the four days of the tournament and it is expected that this record will be broken this year.

Tickets to see the stars of the Ladies European Tour at the KPMG Women’s Irish Open are now on sale HERE with under-16s gaining free entry.

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