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Douglas to host European Seniors


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Cork’s Douglas Golf Club has been confirmed as the host venue for the 2023 European Senior Men’s and Women’s Championships.

The news was confirmed by the European Golf Association at the conclusion of the 2022 Championships in Estonia.

Last month, Douglas hosted the Irish Senior Men’s Amateur Open, which was won by Jody Fanagan, beating Douglas’ Irish international Karl Bornemann by a shot.

The three-day competition will take place between June 15th and 17th, with golfers expected to travel from all over Europe and further afield to compete.

“The EGA is delighted that the European Seniors’ Championship will be contested in Ireland for the first time next year,” the EGA’s General Secretary, Michael Thannhäuser, said when confirming the news. “We are certain that Europe’s top senior players will have a fantastic experience at what will be an excellent venue.

“The EGA’s Executive Committee recently made a visit to our friends at Golf Ireland and we thank them for their enthusiasm to host the championship. We look forward to working alongside them to make the event a success.”

Golf Ireland CEO, Mark Kennelly, welcomed the announcement, which will see next year’s Championship be the second hosted by Golf Ireland.

“After the success of hosting the European Women’s Team Championship last year in Royal County Down, we are thrilled that the EGA has put their faith in us to host another championship.

“When we launched our Strategic Plan, we promised to engage with organisations like the EGA to identify long-term hosting opportunities. We are looking forward to working with those in the EGA and Douglas Golf Club in hosting these Senior Championships next summer.”

Douglas Golf Club’s General Manager John McHenry said the announcement is a proud day for the club.

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“We would like to thank Golf Ireland and the European Golf Association for the opportunity afforded to us to host the European Seniors Open Championship in 2023,” McHenry said. “By far the most prestigious tournament ever hosted by our proud Club to date, we look forward to giving all competitors a warm Irish welcome and a great golfing spectacle both on and off the course.”

Situated in a privileged position, high above Cork city, Douglas Golf Club has it all.

But it’s not by accident that this 113-year old club finds itself at the cutting edge when it comes to being what a modern golf club should be – a vital hub for the members, where they can not only enjoy their golf but socialise in a welcoming, open clubhouse and enjoy a wealth of facilities.

From its state-of-the-art swing studio, gymnasium, and short game practice area to the golf course and driving range and even the restaurant, the club has everything you need.

Close to €4 million has been spent on its rejuvenation, making Douglas a far more welcoming club for all generations.

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