Galway Bay to Host 108th Irish PGA

We are delighted to announce that Galway Bay will be Hosting the this year’s Irish PGA Championship in October!

The 108th Irish PGA Championship will be contested over 54-holes, October 11, 12 and 13th and the tournament will be preceded by a Pro-Am on October 10th.

“We are really delighted to be staging our national championship at Galway Bay this year,” said PGA in Ireland regional manager, Michael McCumiskey.

“When we first visited Galway Bay for the official opening it was clear to everyone what a great layout and design that Christy O’Connor Jnr had delivered and it led to the club and the Smurfit Group agreeing to play host to the 1994 Irish PGA Championship. Over four days, Darren Clarke and Paul McGinley fought out what can be truly described as ‘the duel in the west’ with Clarke proving best by a very narrow margin.”

“This year, defending champion Tim Rice will be joined by many of our leading players including past champions Simon Thornton, David Higgins and Michael McGeady. The field will also feature regular winners Richard Kilpatrick, Brian McElhinney and Colm Moriarty.”

“We have played Pro-Ams in recent years at Galway Bay Golf Resort and the style in which the golf course has been presented, through Course Superintendent Damian Coleman, really enthuses our interest in playing the event in October.”

The golf club has recently made an extensive investment into the development of a new clubhouse with a new, larger and better-equipped restaurant, bar and changing area so as to enhance the golfing experience.

“We are delighted to announce that the 108th Irish PGA Championship will this year be held at Galway Bay Golf Resort,” said Ronan Killeen, Director of Galway Bay Resort.

“We have hosted many big events in recent times – the Irish Mid-Amateur Open, Bi-Annual Carey Cup and Connacht Finals – and we look forward to welcoming Ireland’s top PGA Professionals to our course. The course is in superb shape right now and we look forward to showing it off in October.

“It promises to be a superb, well-attended event, with the best of Ireland’s professionals battling out to become the Irish PGA Champion.”