Britain’s first ever Ryder Cup venue, Moortown Golf Club, will host the 2008 Glenmuir PGA Professional Championship final from July 29 - August 1. After years of being known as the ‘club pros’ championship the event has been renamed to recognise the variety of roles filled by PGA professionals within the golf industry.
The Great Britain & Ireland team crossed the Atlantic with visions of becoming the first visiting side to win the prestigious PGA Cup on American soil. But sadly Gary Alliss’ brave men fell agonisingly short of the required 13-point haul needed to retain the Llandudno Trophy.
Glenmuir, the leading European golf clothing company, has extended its sponsorship of the PGAs of Europe International Team Championship (ITC) for a further two years up to and including the 2009 event.
Glenmuir's partnership with the PGA and the Golf Foundation has helped offer free golf lessons to thousands of young golfers this season. Glenmuir supplies clothing to Golf Foundation teaching and training staff throughout the country, and to PGA Professionals working at the R&A Junior Golf Centre at The Open Championship, who gave over 1,000 free lessons at Carnoustie.
John Dwyer, head pro at Ashbourne in Co Meath, fulfilled two ambitions today at Royal Porthcawl, by winning the Glenmuir Club Professional Championship, and being chosen for the third time to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the PGA Cup (the club pros' version of the Ryder Cup).
Following the huge success of its Ryder Cup 2006 Official Merchandise Programme, leading European golf clothing brand Glenmuir is teaming up with The European Tour to help launch a new event and online merchandise programme.