Moyvalley Resort to host Irish PGA Championship

The 10th at Moyvalley

The 10th at Moyvalley

The PGA in Ireland has announced a new three-year title sponsor and host venue agreement with Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort.
The 2016 Irish PGA Championship will be hosted on the Twin Oaks Championship Course at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort from Wednesday 21st – Sunday 25th September 2016.
Michael McCumiskey, Secretary PGA in Ireland said; “We are pleased that this year’s event will not only be staged at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort but also sponsored by the venue and we thank the Directors for their generous support of the tournament.
“The commitment is for three years and the Directors of Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort have given their clear intention to support and host this historic tournament until 2018.”
As a mark of respect to Irish golfing legend, Ryder Cup star and international golf course designer, the late Christy O’Connor Jnr, the PGA in Ireland will host the inaugural ‘Christy O’Connor Jnr Memorial Irish PGA Championship Pro-Am’ on Wednesday 21st September 2016 on the Twin Oaks Championship Course.
Michael added; “Following the sad passing of Christy O’Connor Jnr it is fitting that, in agreement with his family and the directors at Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort, the Championship Pro-Am will bear his name and be titled – ‘The Christy O’Connor Jnr Memorial Irish Championship PGA Pro-Am’.”
The O’Connor family have welcomed the announcement and stated; “On behalf of our family we are touched by this kind gesture from the PGA in Ireland to pay tribute to Christy’s untimely and unexpected passing by hosting the ‘Christy O’Connor Jnr Memorial Irish PGA Pro-Am’ in his name.
“Christy was a proud member of the PGA in Ireland during his career as a professional golfer and this is a very fitting mark of respect which we hope will help to continue his legacy and commitment to the game of golf.”
The Irish PGA Championship has been staged since 1907 and has been won by golfing luminaries such as Fred Daly, Harry Bradshaw, Paul McGinley and Padraig Harrington. Last year, Niall Kearney made it back-to-back victories with an emphatic 14-shot victory at Dundalk GC.
twin oaks moyvalleySpeaking about the announcement Director, Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort Ms. Rita Shah said: “On behalf of the Directors of Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort and the Twin Oaks Championship Course we are honoured and delighted to announce our support for the 2016 Irish PGA Championship. We recognise and value the important role that the PGA in Ireland play in supporting the development of Irish PGA professionals and Irish tournament golf.”
This year Shabra Charity is the ‘Official Charity’ of the 2016 Irish PGA Championship. Shabra Charity Foundation was founded by the late Oliver Brady and Rita Shah.
To date Shabra Charity has raised over €600,000 and donated to St Luke’s, Tallaght and Mater Hospitals to purchase vital equipment and support research for cardio, cancer and eye care.
Moyvalley Hotel & Golf Resort and is set amidst 550 acres of historic North Kildare countryside, one of Ireland’s leading luxurious resorts. The Twin Oaks Championship Course forms the centrepiece of the Balyna Estate for what is one of the most impressive venues for golf in Ireland.
The course presents a fair challenge for all levels of golfers and is flushed out with large greens, lakes and bunkers. The par 72 course requires a studied and accurate approach. The course takes on the features of a traditional Irish links golf course with tall fescue grass, quick and true greens with heavy contouring, run offs and firm surfaces.


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