Glasson Lakehouse to host WPGA’s Pro-Am & Pro Series

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The WPGA Lady Golf Professionals will return to Glasson Lakehouse, located in the hidden heartlands of Athlone, Co Westmeath in 2024 for a one-day Pro-Am followed by a one-day Pro-only event.

A strong field of Lady Golf Professionals (WPGA) have already registered to participate in both the Pro-AM on Monday 20th May and 1 Day Pro Only Series on Tuesday 21st May and it promises to be another fantastic event.

The course at Glasson Golf Club, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary was designed by 1989 Ryder Cup star Christy O’Connor Jnr. and is as challenging as it is scenically stunning. The first nine holes overlook Lough Ree, and the second nine, which features the par-three 17th with both tee and green situated in the lake, overlooks the stunning Killinure Bay.

O’Connor described it as one of the most scenic pieces of land he had seen in his life, which makes the venue the perfect stage to kick off this exciting WPGA program comprising 11 events and more than £30k in prize money.

Confirmed entries for the event include England’s former Solheim Cup Player & Captain & former US Open Champion, LPGA & European Tour Player – Alison Nicholas MBE (Redditch GC). Scotland’s former European & LPGA Tour Player Cathy Panton Lewis (The Berkshire GC). England’s Suzanne Dickens (Thorpewood Golf Course), PGA Captain 2022 Sarah Bennet (Lexden GC), Ali Gray (Omskirk GC), Marie Marindale (Hampstead GC), Emma Martin (Close House GC) and Scotland’s Heather Sterling (Braehead GC).

Teeing it up representing Ireland and their clubs will be former European Tour Players Hazel Kavanagh (Impact Golf at Leopardstown) & Lynn McCool (Glasson Golf Club) alongside Marian Riordan (Dundrum House Hotel, Golf & Leisure Resort), Maura Morrin (Stepaside Golf Centre). Barbara Hackett (Killester Travel), Katie Coleman (Kilkeel GC).

Niamh Cunningham (McGuirks- Kilkenny), Tara Delaney (Carlow GC), Louise Darcy (Wicklow GC), Gemma McClenaghan (City of Derry GC), Emily McCanny (The Kinsealy Grange Driving Range), Mary Doyle (Golf Ireland Academy) & Alexandra Murphy (Lisheen Springs GC) will also be in the event and hopefully will be challenging for the title.

The event is proudly supported by Killester Travel, PING & Irelands Hidden Heartlands who have teamed up to continue to support this woman in sports event. The event will comprise of 20+ Lady Golf Professionals teaming up with amateur’s male and female for a fun-packed Pro-am. Those fortunate to participate will get to attend a golf clinic hosted by the Professionals before the round which will be a shotgun start played over the magnificent parkland course located amongst Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands. Throughout the day renowned Golf Brand PING will be onsite to offer a demo to all competitors and visitors.

Gillian Burrell, Alison Nicholas & Sarah Bennett at WPGA in Glasson (Image: Getty Images)

Lynn Mc Cool, Director of Golf at Glasson Golf Club is delighted to dee the event back at Glasson after last year; “After the success of the inaugural event played in 2023 we had to continue on. The feedback we received from all the Professionals and the PGA Officials was amazing and we believe that is down to the fun-packed day we put together for everyone.

“Our partners Killester Travel and Irelands Hidden Heartlands are on board with us again alongside our new partner, leading golf brand PING. It’s very exciting to be bringing it back to Glasson Lakehouse as all the participants get to enjoy our fabulous hotel and golf course. I’m thrilled at the support from the Golf Professionals from across Ireland, England, and Scotland. I love the format we have put together for the Pro AM with the clinic and the shotgun start. I’m looking forward to the Q&A with some of our Professionals after dinner on the evening of the PRO-AM.”

“Day 2 will be the WPGA Series Individual tournament for the professionals and I’d really like to give thanks to our sponsors, Killester Travel – The Flying, PING, Glasson Lakehouse and Irelands Hidden Heartlands. I’m going to be teeing it up myself! Each of the Professionals have either formerly played on the European Tour, all qualified as WPGA Club Professionals or starting out on their Professional Careers. I better get practicing!”.

Irelands Area Sales Manager for PING Europe, Shane O’Sullivan, was also delighted to be able to support and drive forward women in sport through the WPGA. “As a leading golf brand, we believe our product through equipment and apparel can enhance game performance. We will be onsite at the Glasson Golf Academy throughout the day for both competitors and visitors to trial our 2024 clubs including the PING G430 range of drivers and PING G430 Irons as well as GLE range of Ladies Clubs.

Meanwhile Barbara Hackett from the Killester Travel Group commented; “The Flying Golfer, part of the Killester Travel Group is delighted to continue its association with the WPGA and Glasson Lakehouse in sponsoring this event for the second successive year. We are looking forward to a great event in May working with Lynn Mc Cool, Director of Golf at Glasson GC to ensure a top-class Tournament”.

The event is sure to be a highlight on the WPGA calendar and for more information about the event  contact Lynn McCool at Glasson on

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