By Aaron Murphy
Always sell-out and the fact that players literally travel from all over the country to play in this event, is a testament to a fantastic championship golf course which always in great condition.
Venue: Slieve Russell
Date: Friday 11th June 2021
Entry: €65 Visitors, Slieve Russell Members €40.00
The categories include handicap 0-12, 13-24 and ladies 0-36. There are THREE prizes in each category and if you win, it's YOUR CHOICE: 1st (Bushnell V5 Laser or TaylorMade SIM2 Driver), 2nd (Bushnell GPS Wingman or TaylorMade Spider X Putter) and 3rd (Bushnell GPS Watch or TaylorMade Stand Bag).
All golfers, including those without an official handicap, can win prizes on all FOUR Par 3 Nearest the Pin competitions and on the TWO Longest Drives competitions.
All Category winners on the day go through to the Golf Digest Open Grand Final at the Heritage Golf Resort and the winner will be crowned the Golf Digest Open Champion Golfer 2020.
Due to COVID-19 there will be no goodie bags or prize giving. However, there will still be FREE drinks at the reception, the 9th Hole and one the first tee. As usual, there is also a FREE delicious burger after nine holes...yum.
PGA National Ireland Slieve Russell is one of only eight PGA National designated resorts in the world and its highly acclaimed 18-hole championship course & 9 Hole ‘PGA National’ Academy course forms part of the magnificent 300-acre Slieve Russell Estate.
Created by the late highly-regarded Irish golf architect Patrick Merrigan, the layout’s clever design wraps attractively around the lakes and drumlins of the County Cavan landscape.
A course of stunning quality both from a visual and a playing perspective the Championship par-72 course measures in excess of 7,000 yards from the back tees and is firmly established among Ireland’s top 10 parkland courses.
The course presents a wonderful challenge and the devilishly tricky greens present a searching examination of accurate approach play, which adds to the enjoyment factor. Not surprisingly the complex has always proved very popular with visiting golf groups from all over Ireland, the UK and Europe.