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Wednesday 30th January 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 30.1.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Padraig Harrington T McGuirks Golf has become the Official Retailer of the Irish Kids Golf Tour for 2019. As part of the partnership, each 2019 Irish Kids Golf Tour com- petitor will receive a voucher which can be used in any of McGuirks nationwide stores. McGuirks Golf, Ireland's largest Golf Retailer has always been a huge supporter of junior golf in Ireland and no doubt this partnership will be another great success. 2019 Kids Golf Tour Schedule • Easter Trophy: 18 April 2019 at Killeen Castle • Ulster Trophy: 19 May 2019 at Slieve Russell Hotel • Connacht Trophy: 1 July 2019 at Rosses Point • Leinster Trophy: 8 July 2019 at Mount Juliet Estate • Munster Trophy: 12 August 2019 at Fota Island Resort • All-Ireland Finals: 21 August 2019 at Druids Glen For more information, please visit irishkidsgolftour.com MCGUIRKS LEND SUPPORT TO IRISH KIDS GOLF TOUR Irish company Clubs to Hire are delighted to announce the open- ing of their new hub in the beau- tiful Portuguese city of Porto in Northern Portugal. This beautiful city boasts six attractive courses with Estela, Vidago Palace and Oporto being the pick of the crop. The city is a must see with lots to do including fantastic wine tasting tours, dining in the top restaurants dotted around the city, daily cruises and great shop- ping. Clubs to Hire will have the brand new TaylorMade M6 and Callaway Rogue sets waiting for you on arrival, allowing you the opportunity to try out the latest equipment available. Sets are available for book- ing from today with collection from March 1st 2019. Book now – www.clubstohire.com CLUBS TO HIRE EXPAND IN BEAUTIFUL PORTO A winter chill in the air was no match for Jonathan Yates' hot scoring at the latest edition of the Race to 59 at Corballis. The Naas professional claimed the Gross Prize on week 17 with a blistering 61 in cold, drizzly conditions to continue his fine form since claiming an Alps Tour card last month. On any other day amateur Rhys Clarke's 63 would surely have proved enough to snatch top spot but the runner-up came up against a brick wall in Yates. In the Nett competition, Derek Harrison claimed first prize with a wonderful 63 of his own while David Brabazon finished second, a stroke further back after a superb 64. The series resumes tomorrow with everyone at Corballis continuing to present the layout stunningly each week despite the weather. YATES TAKES CHEQUERED FLAG AT CORBALLIS RACE TO 59 he Portuguese International Ladies Amateur Championship, the first Euro- pean international event of the year, begins at Montado Golf Resort this week. The 72- hole stroke play championship runs from Janu- ary 30 to February 2 and five Irish players are set to compete among the international field. Lisburn's Paula Grant, who began her year at the South American Amateur Championship in Chile with a top-15 finish will be aiming to improve upon that result this week at Montado. Ballinrobe's Shannon Burke, who played alongside Grant at the Home Internationals in Ballybunion last August, returns to Portugal this year having not played in 2018 due to University commitments. Ciara Casey (Hermitage), Aine Donegan (Woodstock) and Elisa Corcoran (Grange) join Grant and Burke to put their winter practice to the test on a competitive stage. IRISH QUINTET PRIMED FOR PORTUGUESE AMATEUR Lisburn's Paula Grant Druids Glen

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