Registration Opens For Junior Golf Day at Bishop’s Gate Hotel Walled City of Derry Pro Am Tournament 

Title Sponsor Ciaran O’Neill, Managing Director, Bishop’s Gate Hotel; Michael McCumiskey, Secretary of the PGA in Ireland; Professional Golfer and defending champion Michael McGeady and Councillor Maolíosa Mc Hugh, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council.

On Friday 24th August 2018, golfing stars of the next generation will be able to test their skills at the Junior Golf Day, which is part of this year’s Bishop’s Gate Hotel Walled City of Derry Pro Am tournament.

Run by PGA Professionals, Derek Morrison and Sean Young of Foyle Golf Academy, the Junior Golf Day is open to young people aged 6 to 14.  However, registration is essential as places are limited, so if you would like to get involved, please call 028 7135 3366 to make a booking.

Encouraging and developing new talent is an important part of the Bishop’s Gate Hotel Walled City of Derry Pro Am tournament, which is the largest event in the PGA calendar.  This year 52 teams and a total of 208 golfers will descend on the City between the 25 and 26 August 2018 for the tournament.

Well known PGA Professional golfers such as Simon Thornton and defending champion Michael McGeady will be playing to win.

Michael McCumiskey, secretary of the PGA in Ireland, discusses: “This event is attracting top Irish PGA Professionals from all over Ireland. They will be competing against each other for the title and guaranteed prize pot of 15,000 euros whilst teams of three amateurs will compete alongside the professional for the coveted team prize.  The event has both Ladies and Gents sections. On the Friday a junior event will take place, kindly supported by Irish PGA professionals. Budding golfers will undoubtedly be keen to see PGA professionals play.”

Bishop’s Gate Hotel in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council are sponsoring the tournament and they are delighted that the North West region is rapidly becoming a golfing hub.  Ballyliffin in County Donegal recently hosted the Irish Open for the first time while Royal Portrush will host the 148th Open in 2019.

Title sponsor Ciaran O’Neill, Managing Director, Bishop’s Gate Hotel says:

“I am delighted to be the title sponsor with support from Visit Derry, Total Golf, Nuprint, Partridge Peartree, Citroën  JC Halliday & Sons and, all of whom have been instrumental in attracting Irish PGA professionals back to the City. This tournament will showcase local and international talent, while inspiring budding young golfers as part of its wider community outreach programme. On Friday 24 August, Foyle Golf Academy will welcome the stars of the next generation at the Junior Golf Day. So, whether you’re brand new to golf or want to perfect your technique and you’re aged 6 to 14, this is a great opportunity to get advice directly from PGA Professionals.  Demand is always high so I would encourage anyone who is interested to book early to avoid disappointment.”

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