Flogas and Royal Portrush Golf Club support young golfing talent in Junior Open Champions match
Michael Gallagher, founder, Irish Junior Open Series, European Tour Pro Gary Murphy, Harry O’Hara (10), Parker Bonnes (7), European Tour Pro Cormac Sharvin and Brian Hermin, Group Accounts and Technical services Manager, Flogas at the Flogas Junior Open Champions Match at Royal Portrush Golf Club, which was won by Gary Murphy and Harry O’Hara.
Harry O’Hara (10) and Gary Murphy, European Tour Pro and Flogas Brand Ambassador, the winners of the Flogas Junior Open Champions Match at Royal Portrush Golf Club.
Before the 148th Open descends in July, Flogas and its customer Royal Portrush Golf Club came together to give two young champions the chance to play an unforgettable match at the celebrated golf course recently. Harry O’Hara (10) and European Tour golf professional and Flogas brand ambassador Gary Murphy won the inaugural Irish Junior Open Champions Match, competing against Parker Bonnes (7) and European Tour pro Cormac Sharvin, also a Flogas brand ambassador.
The Flogas Irish Junior Open is one of Europe’s biggest junior golf series and the Champions Match was set up to give young Harry from Newtownards and Parker from Ballymena, the current Gary Player and Winter Series champions respectively, the opportunity to play with two top professionals on one of the world’s finest golf courses. The two teams were toe-to-toe for most of the match with Harry and Gary only just pipping their opponents on the last green.
Flogas supplies Royal Portrush with LPG for its kitchen and catering facilities, overseen by head chef Chris Elliott. Brian Hermin, Group Accounts and Technical Services Manager, Flogas, said, “Our sincere thanks to the Captain and Council of Royal Portrush Golf and its Manager Wilma Erskine and her team for making this just an unforgettable day out for our two young champions. It’s wonderful to be able to encourage young sporting talent and no matter what the future holds for Harry and Parker, I am sure this match will always have a special place in their memories.”
Wilma Erskine, Manager, Royal Portrush Golf Club, said ” Royal Portrush Golf Club supports junior golf and welcomed the opportunity to host the Flogas Junior Open Champions Match. We look forward to watching the golfing careers of the winners. In addition, the Club has had a long association with Flogas and we are delighted to continue our excellent working relationship with them.”
Series founder Michael Gallagher from MG Pro Golf said, ‘With only a few months to go until the new Masters Champion Tiger Woods arrives at Royal Portrush, it’s great to give our Junior Open champions a once in a lifetime opportunity to play the course ahead of their idols. The level of play from Harry and Parker was amazing to watch and having such a large gallery was fitting for the big day. I’m looking forward to generating more of these incredible opportunities for our competitors in the future.’
For highlights of the amazing level of play please visit the Irish Junior Open on all social media platforms or visit www.irishjunioropen.com for information on the upcoming Junior and Adult/Junior events.