Irish Open at Fota Island 2014
Posted at June 19, 2014
Fota Island is a fantastic golf course in Cork, Republic of Ireland, and we are very excited to be heading out there next week!
The Irish Open is one of the key events on the European Tour and this year, Fota Island in Cork is playing host to a field of elite golfers with some of the biggest names featured. Major champions Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington will be playing in their home country this week, whilst other notable competitors include defending champion Paul Casey, former winners Ross Fisher and Simon Dyson along with Alvaro Quiros, Robert Karlsson and Stephen Gallacher. With so many big stars of the game taking part and a beneficial weather forecast, we can be sure to see some huge crowds heading to Fota Island this week!
Fota Island itself is a wonderful course and team GP will be flying out there next week to play ourselves, courtesy of Oakley Golf! Many of the players have already been highly complimentary of the par 71, 7043 course but perhaps most notably, the Irish Open will be the first time that Rory McIlroy will be playing the course and even the first time he has visited Cork! We just hope we can hopefully play a little better than how McIlroy fared in his first round - carding an unimpressive 74 - 10 strokes off the current lead!
We can't wait to play Fota Island after watching it host the Irish Open in spectacular fashion - stay tuned to see our review in the coming weeks!