It is the 4th year in a row that the Irish Open visits Highfield Golf & Country Club, a beautiful parkland golf course rooted in the roaming countryside just outside Dublin. 140 participants from 13 different countries will compete this week in Ireland, a new record attendance for the Irish Open.
Ronan Cunningham, president of the Irish Footgolf Federation says, “It is a great privilege to host the first FIFG 500 of 2019, and indeed to be chosen to host a prestigious event on the World Tour is a great honour for Footgolf Ireland. We are a part of the European Grand Slam for the first time which shows the strength of our associations' showpiece event. This year’s Irish Open is also an important cog in the UK FootGolf Tour calendar, one of the best run tours in Europe. All of this makes the Irish Open one of the go-to events on the FootGolf calendar for both the budding and the experienced footgolfer.”
“Famed for its first tee off from the roof of the clubhouse, this year’s course has been tweaked by Tournament Director Paul Oliver and myself to freshen things up, keep the course entertaining, and the players focused” he added.
The Irish Open proceedings kick off with a three-nation international event on Friday, 3rd May with England and Scotland involved. This will be followed by day 1 of the singles event and an evening pairs competition on Saturday. The grand finale will play out on Sunday afternoon with the crowning of the 5th Irish Open champion.
Cunningham says, “I'd like to personally wish all of the players a fantastic weekend of competition and fun. And once again, a huge thank you to the Duggan family for their support and dedication to the Irish Open and to Paul Oliver for his fantastic organisation and direction.”