This year’s edition of the Pro Shop Challenge will take place on Thursday August 15th at 2pm at Kinsale GC. This year there is a cha
This year’s edition of the Pro Shop Challenge will take place on Thursday August 15th at 2pm at Kinsale GC. This year there is a change to the format, as the Professionals Ger Broderick and Ian Stafford will take on our International players – John Murphy and Eoghan Cassidy.
The Pro Shop Challenge will be one of the few opportunities to see John Murphy in action in his home club this summer.
The Pro Shop Challenge was first played in 2016 to raise funds for the Special Olympics team. The club professionals, Gerry Broderick and Ian Stafford, took on Cathal Butler and John Murphy – who were soon to become the Munster Golfers of the Year. The young tyros handed a significant defeat to the Pros, and in the process raised over €2,500 for the Special Olympics team.
It was simply too good to leave it as a one-off, prompted no doubt by a ferocious slagging received by Ger and Ian. The Pro Shop Challenge II was arranged, this time playing for the Rory Stafford Cup, the Marymount Hospice and of course pride. It was again played in great conditions, and the young guns wilted in the heat. Honour restored, and more importantly almost €3,000 raised for Marymount. The beneficiaries of last year’s match were Marymount Hospice and the RNLI, and over €5,000 was raised.
This year the charity’s are Marymount Hospice and Jack and Friends. Jack and Friends are a support centre for children and their families in Cork living with autism. The centre is completely voluntary, and supports 90 families.
Everyone is welcome to attend on the day and we would really appreciate your support. Donations can be made in the Pro Shop or online at http://www.isgolfcoaching.com/pro-shop-challenge.
Later in the evening following the challenge there will be a raffle for the sensational prizes in the clubhouse.
We hope to see as many people as possible on what will be a fantastic day for our club.
Click on a link to read about previous years.