Up & coming Events:
The second annual Heritage Challenge Pro-Am,in association with our main sponsor Aidan O’Connell & Associates Ltd.,Consulting Engineers and Project Managers, Portlaoise, Co. Laois, will take place this June Bank Holiday Weekend, Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th, 2012.
We are very fortunate in these tough times to have retained our sponsor from our inaugural event and this has allowed us to maintain the very high standards attained in 2011. This event promises to be one of the highlights of the Irish PGA calendar this year, with a €30,000 prize fund for the professionals taking part, together with numerous daily and overall prizes for the competing amateur teams.
With the top 30 players from this year’s order of merit committed to playing, including Barrie Trainor, Order of Merit Winner 2011, David Higgins, winner of the inaugural event in 2011 and Order of Merit Winner 2010 & 2009, David Mortimer, Irish PGA Champion 2010, Damien Mooney, Order of Merit Runner up 2010 and John Kelly, Order of Merit Winner 2008, taking part, competition for the top prizes promises to be very competitive.
The Pro-Am is open to both male and female players with maximum handicaps of 28 and 36 respectively and the format for the competition is a 36 Hole Stableford ‘classic’ with the two best scores to count on each hole. The course at The Heritage is the only course in Ireland designed by golfing legend Severiano Ballesteros and provides a fair and testing challenge for golfers of all abilities.
Guarantee your place at this event by entering a team at €600 (team of 3) which includes 2 Rounds of Golf with a top PGA professional on Sunday & Monday, 2 meals following golf, preferential accommodation rates at the Heritage Hotel(where available) and a memento of the occasion. Players and Non players are welcome at our informal evening in the clubhouse on the Sunday night.
Updates to the above and further information regarding the event will be posted on our facebook page from time to time so make sure to check in with us to keep up to date.
For Further details please contact Niall Carroll in the golf club on 057 8642321
The 2007 Seve Trophy took place between 27-30 September at The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort in the Republic of Ireland. The team captain for Great Britain and Ireland was Nick Faldo, with the captain for Continental Europe being Seve Ballesteros. Great Britain and Ireland retained the trophy for the third consecutive time.
The teams competed over four days with five four ball matches on both Thursday and Friday, four greensomes matches on Saturday morning, four foursomes matches on Saturday afternoon and ten singles on Sunday. It means a total of 28 points are available with 14 ½ points required for victory. If the score finished at 14-14, then two players from each team would play the 18th using the greensomes format to find the winner.
The teams were made up of four players from the World Rankings list, four players from the European points list, and two captain's pick. However, there were a number of players who qualified for the trophy, but pulled out. These include: Henrik Stenson, Pádraig Harrington, Sergio García and Lee Westwood.
|Nick Faldo||England||Non-Playing Captain|
|Justin Rose||England||World Rankings|
|Paul Casey||England||World Rankings|
|Colin Montgomerie||Scotland||World Rankings|
|Bradley Dredge||Wales||World Rankings|
|Graeme Storm||England||European Points|
|Oliver Wilson||England||European Points|
|Phillip Archer||England||European Points|
|Nick Dougherty||England||European Points|
|Marc Warren||Scotland||Captains Pick|
|Simon Dyson||England||Captains Pick|
|Team Continental Europe|
|Seve Ballesteros||Spain||Non-Playing Captain|
|Robert Karlsson||Sweden||World Rankings|
|Miguel Ángel Jiménez||Spain||World Rankings|
|Mikko Ilonen||Finland||World Rankings|
|Raphaël Jacquelin||France||World Rankings|
|Søren Hansen||Denmark||European Points|
|Grégory Havret||France||European Points|
|Peter Hanson||Sweden||European Points|
|Markus Brier||Austria||European Points|
|Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño||Spain||Captains Pick|
|Thomas Bjørn||Denmark||Captains Pick|
|Colin Montgomerie/Marc Warren||3 and 1||Peter Hanson/Robert Karlsson|
|Bradley Dredge/Phillip Archer||2 and 1||Miguel Ángel Jiménez/Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño|
|Paul Casey/Simon Dyson||4 and 3||Raphaël Jacquelin/Grégory Havret|
|Nick Dougherty/Graeme Storm||1 up||Thomas Bjørn/Søren Hansen|
|Justin Rose/Oliver Wilson||3 and 2||Markus Brier/Mikko Ilonen|
|Bradley Dredge/Phillip Archer||5 and 4||Peter Hanson/Robert Karlsson|
|Colin Montgomerie/Marc Warren||5 and 3||Raphaël Jacquelin/Grégory Havret|
|Oliver Wilson/Simon Dyson||3 and 2||Thomas Bjørn/Søren Hansen|
|Nick Dougherty/Graeme Storm||1 up||Mikko Ilonen/Markus Brier|
|Justin Rose/Paul Casey 1 up||3 and 2||Miguel Ángel Jiménez/Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño|
|Justin Rose/Paul Casey||3 and 1||Robert Karlsson/Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño|
|Nick Dougherty/Graeme Storm||2 and 1||Raphaël Jacquelin/Grégory Havret|
|Oliver Wilson/Simon Dyson||1 up||Peter Hanson/Søren Hansen|
|Bradley Dredge/Phillip Archer||Halved||Markus Brier/Mikko Ilonen|
|Justin Rose/Nick Dougherty||2 and 1||Raphaël Jacquelin/Grégory Havret|
|Colin Montgomerie/Graeme Storm||3 and 2||Robert Karlsson/Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño|
|Oliver Wilson/Simon Dyson||3 and 2||Peter Hanson/Søren Hansen|
|Bradley Dredge/Phillip Archer||2 up||Markus Brier/Miguel Ángel Jiménez|
|Colin Montgomerie||1 up||Robert Karlsson|
|Paul Casey||3 and 2||Raphaël Jacquelin|
|Marc Warren||1 up||Grégory Havret|
|Nick Dougherty||Halved||Søren Hansen|
|Graeme Storm||6 and 5||Thomas Bjørn|
|Simon Dyson||2 and 1||Mikko Ilonen|
|Phillip Archer||Halved||Markus Brier|
|Bradley Dredge||2 up||Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño|
|Oliver Wilson||1 up||Peter Hanson|
|Justin Rose||2 and 1||Miguel Ángel Jiménez|
The prestigious AIB Seniors Open tournament took place at The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5 th June 2005.
Golfing legends of Irish and International calibre came together to compete in the outstanding golfing tournament. The Pro Am commenced on the morning of Wednesday 1st June followed by the Greenstar Corporate Pro Am in the afternoon. On Thursday 2nd June players of the AIB Corporate Pro Am also competed.
Australia's Noel Ratcliffe became just the second man to claim two AIB Irish Seniors Open titles when he closed with a one under par 71 to win the 2005 Championship at The Heritage at Killenard today.
The 60 year-old from Sydney won his first Irish Seniors title at Adare Manor in 2003 and he emulated the feat of 2001 and 2002 champion Seiji Ebihara with a dogged performance that saw him finish on six under par 216.
Two shots behind was Argentina's Luis Carbonetti, who carded a final round 73, while Scotland's John Chillas closed with a level par 72.
"This is a fantastic moment for me," said the Australian who has now won eight times since joining the senior ranks in 1995.
"I have great memories of winning at Adare Manor and this is even better because I haven't won since then.
"It's a great feeling to be back in the winner's circle again."
Scotland's Sam Torrance needed a fast start after going into the final round four shots behind Ratcliffe and Carbonetti but his challenged was derailed when he carded a double bogey on the 409-yard par four sixth.
Irish duo Eamonn Darcy and Des Smyth shared fifth spot after finishing level for the tournament.
The 1st Heritage Challenge, was held in July 2004. The most exciting 4-ball competition ever held in Ireland. The Challenge featured Vijay Singh, John Daly, Padraig Harrington, Seve Ballesteros and The Heritage European Tour Pro, Gary Murphy.
This event was held to celebrate the official opening of the Heritage Golf & Spa Resort Golf Club.