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Clandeboye Golf Club will host the upcoming PGA EuroPro Northern Ireland Masters Golf Tournament

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Date: Thursday 13 May 2021

Captain, Mr Owen Trainor, speaking at the launch of the Northern Ireland Masters welcomed the First and Deputy First Minister to Clandeboye Golf Club.

“We are delighted to announce that Clandeboye Golf Club will host the upcoming PGA EuroPro Northern Ireland Masters Golf Tournament from the 16th - 20th August 2021 on our Dufferin Championship course. The Club is pleased to be supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council, Tourism NI, Sport NI and the N.I Executive”

Background

The EuroPro Tour is a developmental tour which attracts an international field including players from Australia, South Africa and Europe. It is the world’s most widely broadcast tour for aspiring young professionals, reaching 500 million homes in 142 countries via extensive coverage on Sky Sports Golf HD 

With the Irish Open and the Open having made recent returns to Northern Ireland, Clandeboye is delighted to be facilitating the return of the PGA EuroPro Tour for a 3 year Series. 

Clandeboye’s Captain, said “We're thrilled that we can continue to promote golf in Ards and North Down, highlighting another attractive part of Northern Ireland with its fabulous golf courses, stunning scenery and rich history.

We want to build on the success of the Open, Irish Open and ISPS HANDA World Invitational and see a ripple effect spread to County Down, demonstrating that we have the facilities, infrastructure and the ambition to host prestige golf events.

We also want to highlight Northern Ireland golf as a model to involve and inspire younger players by creating a unifying spirit through golf and sport. This PGA EuroPro Northern Ireland Masters Golf event, over the next three years, enables us to do that. Local golfers will have the opportunity to secure an entry via the Rory Blue Tee Series held each year at Clandeboye in May, June and July. The top performing golfer will secure an entry into the PGA  Europro Northern Ireland Masters Tour Event.

The hospitality sector has been badly affected by Covid and we believe this Tournament can provide the local economy with a timely and well-deserved boost.

We are confident that Clandeboye, working with our key partners and sponsor, can deliver an event that will be exciting and inspiring, as well as showcasing Northern Ireland in a positive light across the world. This is more than just a golf event”.

Clandeboye Golf Club website | PGA EuroPro website