Rob Kearney (right) with Kenny Fahey (PGA Professional) at the launch of the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Golf Skills Challenge
2 May 2012
Rob Kearney Launches Skills Challenge
Kellogg’s and the GUI National Golf Academy have today announced a new partnership and a new competition for Irish golfers. The Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Golf Skills Challenge is a new competition which aims to find Ireland’s most skilled golfers and reward excellence.
There are seven skills involved in the new challenge; Driving, 135 metre shot, Pitching, Up and Down, Bunker play, Difficult lies and Putting. The competition is open to all golfers over the age of 18, who have an official GUI or ILGU handicap. Online entry is available at www.learntogolf.ie.
Commenting on the new partnership, Jim McNeill, Managing Director of Kellogg Ireland, said: We are delighted to be getting involved in a new partnership with Irish Golf. This event aims to enhance the skills of Irish golfers and as a long suffering golfer, I know from bitter experience that it is the basic skills you need every time you tee off, that make the difference between a good golfer and a great golfer. I hope some of the tips we have developed to support this event will pay dividends for my own game!”
Ireland rugby player and Kellogg Nutri-Grain Ambassador, Rob Kearney, attended the launch of the new partnership at the GUI National Golf Academy: “As a professional athlete I fully appreciate the need to practice basic skills and drills day in, day out. If I could bring the discipline and time I devote to rugby to my golf game, I’m sure I could drop another few shots off my handicap!”
Speaking on behalf of the GUI National Golf Academy, Alan Kelly, Manager added: “The Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Golf Skills Challenge presents golfers from around Ireland the opportunity to challenge themselves and really make all their practice pay off. The idea of skills challenge came about after we saw the reaction to our short game clinics over the last couple of years, and now we have the opportunity to establish the challenge in golf clubs. We are very grateful to
Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain for embracing the idea of the Skills Challenge and we look forward to the qualifying events around the country”.
There will be a number of regional qualifying events, from which qualifiers will progress to a National Final at the GUI National Golf Academy at Carton Demense.
Friday 8th June 2012 - County Sligo Golf Club, Co. Sligo
Friday 15th June 2012 - Charleville Golf Club, Co. Cork
Friday 22nd June 2012 - Donabate Golf Club, Co. Dublin
Friday 27th July 2012 - Malone Golf Club, Belfast
Friday 10th August 2012 - Hollystown Golf Club, Co. Dublin
September 2012 - Final at GUI National Golf Academy
MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT www.learntogolf.ie