DROMOLAND Golf Club member Noel O’Connor has qualified for the final of the inaugural GUI All Ireland Gold Medals event to be held at The Ryder Cup course at The K Club on Tuesday Oct 6.
With the introduction of this new competition by the Golfing Union of Ireland, club golfers had a unique opportunity to participate at individual level in a national GUI event.
Spread across three different handicap categories, the competition was open to all club members.
Noel automatically qualified for the final having returned the best score in a club competition nationally in July with a haul of 49 points in a club stableford comp, playing the course in 75 strokes off a handicap of 16.
36 Golfers in all will compete in one of three handicap categories – 9 and below, 10-17 or 18 and over.
Currently playing off 12 Noel will feature in the mid category in his bid to bring a medal back to Limerick.
Sharon Smurfit, Director of Golf at The K Club said: “I, along with my team are honoured that The K Club is hosting the inaugural 2019 All Ireland Gold Medal Final on our Ryder Cup Course in October.”
“We look forward to welcoming the all-Ireland finalists to what will be a thrilling end to this new competition. “
“The Ryder Cup course has hosted many special events including the Ryder Cup in 2006 and more recently the Irish Open in 2016, so the finalists will have a challenging day here in October.”
“We are delighted to work alongside the GUI in hosting this All Ireland Final and I wish all the competitors the very best of luck in their qualifying rounds.”