The Irish Kids Golf Tour resumed on Monday with future stars of the game of golf testing themselves against the famous links at Co. Sligo for the Connacht Trophy.
With KPMG on board again this year as leading sponsor, the Irish Kids Golf Tour offers professionally conducted competitions for both boys and girls aged 13 years and under, that help develop players both on and off the golf course. The aim of the tour is to prepare kids for competitive golf and with 600 future stars teeing up at events across the country last year, the series has already gone from strength to strength in 2019.
Established in 2017 by Slieve Russel Hotel, Golf & Country Club Head PGA Professional, Gordon Smyth, and Co-Founder, Ciaran Cahill, the Irish Kids Golf Tour provides an event setting for junior golfers to compete in a safe and enjoyable environment on some of Ireland’s best golf courses.
With McGuirks, Taylormade & SSP Performanceall on board this year too, there were some fantastic goodie bags and prizes on offer for the 100 plus competitors at Co. Sligo who were kept honest by typically testing winds all day. The day threw up an array of worthy winners from all across the country, illustrating the nationwide appeal of the ever-evolving event.
Next up on the schedule is the Leinster Trophy on Monday July 8th at Mount Juliet. The event is already fully booked.
For more information on the Kids Golf Tour, please visit http://irishkidsgolftour.com/
Connacht Trophy Results: (side bar)
1stAdam Challoner-Galway Bay GC
2ndRonan Shire- Adare Manor GC
3rdLeon Giblin- Carton House GC
1st Sean Keeling- Roganstown GC
2nd Odhrán McBride- Ballybofey & Stranorlar GC
3rdJenson Boyce-Edenmore GC
1st Charlie Smyth- Slieve Russell GC
2nd William O’Riordan-Greystones GC
3rdJames McDermott Walshe-Mt Wolseley GC
1stWilliam Walshe-Delgany GC
2ndDavid Lyttle-Newtownstewart GC
3rdIsaac Oliver- Ballinasloe GC
Girls 13’s & Under
1stMaebh McLoughlin- Co Sligo GC
2ndSophie Reynolds- Co Sligo GC
3rdGrainne Brady-Co Sligo GC
1st John William Burke-Ballyhaunis GC
2nd Niall Conneely- Ballinasloe GC
3rdJoe Carey- Thurles GC
1stJustin Dennehy-Douglas GC
2nd Darra Clifford- Co Sligo GC
3rdBen Scully-Ballina GC
1stTomas Owens-Massereene GC
2nd Rory Brown-Castlerock GC
3rdAlex Bannon-Stackstown GC
Girls 10’s & Under
1stGemma McMeekin- Massereene GC
2nd Jessica Reynolds- Co Sligo GC
3rdAmelia Penrose-Mount Wolseley GC