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Walled City Junior Golf Day launched


By Adam McKendry

Entries are open for the Junior Golf Day at the Bishop's Gate Hotel Walled City of Derry Pro-Am tournament, with places expected to be snapped up quickly.

The event on Friday, August 24 is open to anybody between the ages of six and 14, with the day organised and run by PGA professionals Derek Morrison and Sean Young of Foyle Golf Academy.

Golf's up-and-coming young stars will get a chance to test out their skills on the day, while also receiving expert coaching from Morrison and Young. PGA professionals such as Simon Thornton and defending champion Michael McGeady will be competing in the tournament itself.

Some 52 teams, with 208 golfers competing in all, will descend upon the city for the event, which is held on August 25 and 26 and is one of the largest tournaments on the PGA calendar.

Michael McCumiskey, secretary of the PGA in Ireland, said: "This event is attracting top Irish PGA Professionals from all over Ireland, competing against each other for the title and guaranteed prize pot of €15,000, whilst teams of three amateurs will compete alongside the professional for the coveted team prize.

"Budding golfers will undoubtedly be keen to see PGA professionals play."

Title sponsor Ciaran O'Neill, the managing director of the Bishop's Gate Hotel, added: "This tournament will showcase local and international talent, while inspiring budding young golfers as part of its wider community outreach programme.

"On Friday, August 24, 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 six 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."

Anybody interested in taking part should call 028 7135 3366 to make a booking.

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