The PGA EuroPro Tour PREM Group Irish Masters will be held in Tulfarris in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
The PGA Euro ProTour is a men’s developmental professional golf tour, created in 2002 when the two development tours – The EuroPro and PGA MasterCard Tours merged into one. Events are based primarily in Europe, including Ireland, the UK, and Continental Europe.
The top 5 Order of Merit players will receive an invite to compete on the Challenge Tour.
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort’s Irish Masters will be the Euro ProTours only stop outside of the UK and mainland Europe.
Jim Murphy, CEO of PREM Group, said: “Congratulations to Mark on what was a fantastic win. There was some really high-class golf played out on the course over the last three days and to emerge victorious from such a competitive field following a thrilling playoff is very impressive. We are delighted to have hosted such a large number of top-class golfers at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, and I have no doubt that we will see many of them competing at the very highest level of world golf in the coming years. “We got great feedback from many of the players who were highly complimentary of the course, and, having played it during the Pro-Am event on Tuesday, I can only praise the brilliant staff here at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort for having it in such pristine condition.”
European Tour winning professional golfer Simon Thornton, has recently been appointed as the new Tournament Professional at Tulfarris Golf Club.
Simon's career began in Royal County as an assistant club professional. After progressing through the PGA Irish Region, Euro ProTour and playing on the Challenge Tour in 2009, Simon earned his European Tour card. In 2013, he claimed his first European Tour win at the Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open in France.
Commenting on his new appointment Simon said "I am delighted to be starting my new role at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. The first thing I noted was the quality and layout of the course, which is really impressive. Tulfarris really has all the ingredients to become one of the premier golfing destinations in Ireland. It’s an exciting time for the Resort and I am looking forward to being part of its success."
Each year, Sky Sports Golf will broadcast a highlights programme following the event, shown on 98 networks around the world reaching over 400 million people. This event will be available to watch on demand in high definition on the EuroPro Tour’s YouTube channel. Extensive coverage will also be provided by Irish Golfer Magazine. We are looking forward to putting our Championship course on so many TV screens each year and to be labelled as One To Watch by the PGA EuroPro Tour.
The 'Flogas Irish Junior Open Series' is Europe’s Premier Junior Golf Series with competitors travelling from across the world to compete for the prestigious 'Gary Player Trophy' bestowed on the Junior Golfer of the Year. Starting out as the 'Irish Junior Open' in 2014 with a two-day event attracting 200 competitors it has quickly grown into one of the most professionally run junior golf series in the world, led by double UK & Ireland award winning PGA professional and MG Pro Golf director Michael Gallagher.
Endorsements from global superstars Gary Player, Sir Nick Faldo, Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Darren Clarke, Alan Shearer, Shane Warne, Ronan Keating and Paul O’Connell etc have all helped in showcasing the series across the globe. The Series gathers an estimated 22 million media impressions each year thanks to a vast array of media advertising including ESPN, BBC & ITV.
With over £50,000 worth of goody bags and prizes to be given out in 2018, not to mention a number of special announcements, no competitor will go home empty-handed. With no qualifying necessary for any of the 6 tournaments across some of Ireland's best courses competitors can enter as many or as little events as this wish.
Irish Junior Open Website
Ulster: Holywood GC, July 16th.
Munster: Dundrum GC, 23rd July.
Connacht: Galway Bay GC, 25th July.
Leinster: Heritage Golf Resort, 31st July.
Masters: Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, 15th August.
Finale: Killymoon GC, 27th-28th August.
Thank you to all who competed in this event, we hope you enjoyed your time at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort.