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Island Golf Club Hosts British Open Qualifying

Professional PhotographyCounty Mayor Cllr Darragh Butler, is pictured at the launch of the 2017 British Open Regional Qualifying event at The Island, with the Club’s President David Evans and Captain Fergus Duddy.

On 26th June, some of golf’s most exciting young talent will descend on The Island Golf Club in Donabate in their attempt to qualify for the British Open Championship to be held at Royal Birkdale in July.

The Island is one of 14 courses in nine countries across five continents hosting qualifying competitions that will eventually provide 44 of the players who will tee it up alongside the top players in the world at the 2017 Open.

This is the fifth successive year that The Island has hosted Regional Qualifying and is testament to the quality of the links and high regard in which the course is held internationally. The Island, which is one of the oldest golf courses in Ireland, regularly features among the top 10 courses in the country and is currently number 51 in Golf World Magazine’s UK and Ireland rankings.

County Mayor, Cllr Darragh Butler, said: “North County Dublin is a paradise for golfers and The Island is one of its jewels as has been shown by its inclusion on the British Open Regional Qualifying roster for the past five years and its selection as co-host of the British Amateur Open with Portmarnock in 2019. This will continue to attract golfers to the Donabate peninsula.”