The magnificent rugged Carne Golf Links will once again play host to the 2023 Irish PGA Championship, for the third year in a row, from August 9 to 12.
The 54-hole tournament is returning to the Wild Atlantic Dunes course at Carne Links, and will be preceded by a Pro-Am on August 9. The tournament, the oldest golf tournament in Europe, will once again be sponsored by Columbia Sportswear, whose CEO, Tim Boyle, and his family, owns Gearhart Golf Links in Portland, Oregon, which is twinned with Carne Golf Links.
Defending champion, Damien McGrane, edged out his playing partner Brian McElhinney in a dramatic third day at Carne in 2022, with three birdies in the last five holes proving crucial, all overseen by McGranes’ daughter Gemma, who caddied for her father on the final round, making the win, (McGranes’ third Irish PGA title), all the more memorable.
Many of Ireland’s leading PGA professionals will join McGrane in the battle for a slice of the €50,000 prize fund put up by Erris Tourism Holdings Ltd, the course owners.
Gerry Maguire of Carne Golf Links has been giving more details to Midwest Radio's Michael D. McAndrew.