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Excitement building ahead of Fota Island July debut

Excitement building ahead of Fota Island July debut

June 13th, 2011

EXCITEMENT is building among PGA EuroPro Tour golfers ahead of next month’s Audi Cork Irish Masters, which will be held at Cork’s beautiful Fota Island Golf Club.

The Audi Cork Irish Masters will be held from Wednesday, July 6 to Friday, July 8, in association with O’Leary Insurances, Ballyburden Meats and Beringer Wine, as Europe’s top young golfers compete at one Ireland’s leading resorts.

Fota Island’s Belvelly Course will stage the three-day event, with players competing in two rounds before the top 50, plus ties, progress to compete for the £10,000 first prize in the decisive third day.

Places in the Audi Cork Irish Masters Pro-Am on Tuesday July 5 are still available, costing €400 per team, including dinner. To reserve a team, call +353 (0) 21 488 3700.

“There has been a great response from our players since Fota Island was announced as one of our venues on the 2011 PGA EuroPro Tour,” said Danny Nickless, Operations Manager for the PGA EuroPro Tour.

“Fota’s reputation as a former host venue for the Irish Open only enhances the reputation of what we believe is one of the finest courses to have staged the PGA EuroPro Tour, and I know that the Irish professionals on our Tour are looking forward to the event.

“We’re delighted to welcome Audi Cork as the title sponsor for the Audi Cork Irish Masters, along with co-event sponsors O’Leary Insurances, Ballyburden Meats and Beringer Wine, who we hope will all benefit from their association with Europe’s leading developmental golf tour.

“The Belvelly Course will provide a challenging, scenic and exciting challenge for players next month, and one we’re sure they will relish.”

The PGA EuroPro Tour has been the launchpad for the careers of a host of stars on the European Tour stage, including 2010 Open Champion Louis Oosthuizen, European Ryder Cup star Ross Fisher, Lloyd Saltman and Daniel Gaunt.

For further information about Fota Island Resort, please visit their website www.fotaisland.ie

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