Defending champion Michael McGeady wins Bishop’s Gate Hotel Walled City of Derry Pro Am Tournament


Defending champion Michael McGeady wins Bishop's Gate Hotel Walled City of Derry Pro Am Tournament
Professional Golfer Simon Thornton; Title Sponsor, Ciaran O’Neill, Bishop’s Gate Hotel; Defending champion and 2018 winner Michael McGeady; Derek Hussey, deputy mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council and Michael McCumiskey, PGA in Ireland.

The largest event in this year’s PGA calendar, the Bishop’s Gate Hotel Walled City of Derry Pro Am tournament took place on 25 and 26 August 2018.  52 teams and a total of 208 golfers descended on the City.

Defending champion and this year’s winner Michael McGeady said:

“This tournament promotes the extremely strong offering that the North West region provides in terms of golf tourism. It brings together a broad range of golfers and golf enthusiasts. With City of Derry Golf Club and Foyle International Golf Centre coming together to host events, a larger number of competitors can be facilitated”.

Bishop’s Gate Hotel in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council sponsored the tournament.  Michael McCumiskey, secretary of the PGA in Ireland, added: “This event attracted the top Irish PGA Professionals from all over Ireland. They competed against each other for the title and guaranteed prize pot of 15,000 euros whilst teams of three amateurs competed alongside the professional for the coveted team prize.  The event had both Ladies and Gents sections. On the Friday a junior event took place, kindly supported by Irish PGA professionals.”

Ciaran O’Neill, Bishop’s Gate Hotel, added:

“Building on the success of last year’s event, we are keen to continue to attract premium sporting events such as the Walled City of Derry Pro Am tournament. This year I am delighted to be the title sponsor with support from Visit Derry, Total Golf, Nuprint, Partridge Peartree, Citroën  JC Halliday & Sons and We are also delighted to inspire budding young golfers as part of the wider community outreach programme, welcoming the stars of the next generation.”

For further information please contact City of Derry Golf Club on 028 7131 1496 or Foyle International Golf Centre on 028 7135 2222.

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