Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, home to the 2018 EuroPro Tour Irish Masters.
27th August - Day 1 – Professional Practice Day
28th August - Day 2 – Pre-tournament Pro-Am
29th August - Day 3 – Tournament day 1
30th August - Day 4 – Tournament day 2
31st August - Day 5 – Final day
Sky Sports Golf will broadcast a 2 hour highlights programme following the event, shown on 98 networks around the world reaching over 400 million people.
This event will be available to watch on demand in high definition on the EuroPro Tour’s YouTube channel. Extensive coverage will also be provided by Irish Golfer Magazine.
We are looking forward to putting our Championship course on many TV screens after being names One To Watch by the EuroPro Tour.
TOURNAMENT host, Simon thornton
European Tour winning professional golfer Simon Thornton, has recently been appointed as the new Tournament Professional at Tulfarris Golf Club.
Simon's career began in Royal County as an assistant club professional. After progressing through the PGA Irish Region, Euro ProTour and playing on the Challenge Tour in 2009, Simon earned his European Tour card. In 2013, he claimed his first European Tour win at the Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open in France.
Commenting on his new appointment Simon said "I am delighted to be starting my new role at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. The first thing I noted was the quality and layout of the course, which is really impressive. Tulfarris really has all the ingredients to become one of the premier golfing destinations in Ireland. It’s an exciting time for the Resort and I am looking forward to being part of it’s success."
The europro tour
The PGA Euro ProTour is a men’s developmental professional golf tour, created in 2002 when the two development tours – The EuroPro and PGA MasterCard Tours merged into one. Events are based primarily in Europe, including Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe.
The top 5 Order of Merit players will receive an invite to compete on the Challenge Tour.
Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort’s Irish Masters will be the Euro ProTours only stop outside of the UK and mainland Europe.