To all our members,
It’s a great honour for both of us to be your 2020 Captains of this wonderful golf club that is Killarney Golf & Fishing Club.
We are looking forward to an exciting year from the launch of our Five Year Vision to our competition pursuits throughout the 2020 season and to the overall enjoyment of our club, golf courses, and facilities.
As your Captains, we have our fantastic annual events set for 2020:
1. Captain Anne’s Charity Day – Wednesday 16th September
2. Captain Harry’s Charity Day – Sunday 3rd May
3. Captain Anne’s Prize to the Ladies – Sunday 19th June
4. Captain Anne’s Prize to the Men – Saturday 18th July
5. Captain Harry’s Prize to the Men – August Bank Holiday weekend
6. Captain Harry’s Prize to the Ladies – Sunday 2nd August
From an international perspective, we are hosting the Royal and Ancient International Boys Tournament on Killeen on 3rd August. The course will be transformed into a professional tournament setting so make sure you save the date to come out and watch the next generation of super golfers.
Happy golfing everyone!
The European Tour Team Championship was held at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in 1975. Thousands of spectators watched the competition under fabulous sunshine as the Scottish team ran out as eventual winners.
The Irish Open was held on Killeen in 1991 with a clinical Nick Faldo emerging as winner over Colin Montgomerie with David Feherty setting a course record of 65 on the closing day.
The Irish Open was once again held on Killeen in 1992 where we seen massive attendances witness a dramatic finale with Nick Faldo emerging as winner in a heart stopping play-off with the relatively unknown South African, Wayne Westner.
The Curtis Cup was play on the Killeen course at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in 1996 with the ladies of Great Britain and Ireland beating the USA team in a famous victory.
The Lackabane course hosted the Irish Ladies Open Championship in 2002, which was won by Iben Tinning from Denmark in 2002 and by Sophie Gustafson from Sweden in 2003.
Killarney Golf & Fishing Club was the proud host to the Ryder Cup Challenge Tour Event in 2005, which was won by Mark Warren or Scotland and then again in 2006, which was won by John Wade of Australia.
The Irish Open returned to Killarney Golf & Fishing Club again in 2010 where England’s Ross Fisher claimed a famous victory.
The Irish Open was again held at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in 2011 where Simon Dyson came out on top to claimed victory.