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Wednesday 20th February 2019

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SUBSCRIBE WEDNESDAY 20.2.19 WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE CONTENTS AGENDA COLUMNS & OPINIONS PREVIEW THIS WEEK'S EVENTS NEW GEAR THE LATEST KIT REVEALED WEEKLY ROUNDUP THE LATEST GOLF NEWS VIDEO OF THE WEEK Digital Editor: Peter Finnan peter@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036099 Print Editor: John Shortt john@matchplaymedia.ie Tel: 01 5036090 Sub Editor: John Craven CONTACT US Match Play Media Disclaimer: Copyright Match Play Media 2019. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for, nor do they agree with any of the views expressed, statements or claims made in any article, news items or advertisement published in this magazine. WWW.IRISHGOLFER.IE Publishers: Match Play Media Limited, G13, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare Contributors: Liam Kelly, Ivan Morris, Kevin Markham, Bernie Maguire, Paul Kelly, Paul Gallagher, Niall O'Shea, John Craven, Mary Doyle, Mark McGowan, Donal 'Doc' Hughes, GolfCentralDaily Design: EMCreative.ie Photography: Getty Images, Golffile, R&A, Pat Cashman, USGA Peter Finnan, on behalf of the team G olf's governing bodies have embraced the nine-hole concept in recent years and the PGA in Ireland have followed suit. Sutton Golf Club will play host to a new nine-hole matchplay event in late September. The innovative three-day festival of golf will get underway on Friday September 27th with a Pro-Am day featuring three shotgun starts over nine-holes. The matchplay event itself will begin on September 28th with 32 of Ireland's leading professionals going head to head in a series of knock-out nine-hole matches to whittle the field down to the last four. The final day (September 29th) will feature the semi-finals and the final as competitors chase a share of the minimum prize fund of €15,000 with the winning professional taking home €2400. The field for the event will be finalised follow- ing the conclusion of the Connemara Pro-Am on September 15 when the top 27 players on the Order of Merit will automatically be eligible to compete, with five invitations making up the starting 32. Captain of Sutton Golf Club, Ronan O'Dri- scoll stated; "We are absolutely delighted to host this PGA in Ireland event at Sutton Golf Club. Our beautiful course is perfectly set up for matchplay golf. "Our Club Professional, Paddy Devine, has been the driving force behind this event and we can't wait to see who emerges as cham - pion." Sutton Golf Club is synonymous with the legendary matchplay exponent, Joe Carr, winner of no fewer than 41 championships, and spectators can look forward to visiting The Joe Carr Room during the tournament. New 9-hole knock-out matchplay tournament set for Sutton TIME FOR 9 Sutton Golf Club

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