Volvo Car Ireland has announced the National winners of the Golf Digest Volvo Open Tournament 2013.
Volvo as title sponsor of the Golf Digest Volvo Open 2013 Volvo has a strong heritage and connection with golf both internationally and here in Ireland. Volvo have worked with the Golf Digest in the past having sponsored the Golf Digest Volvo Top 100 ranked Golf Courses in Ireland, for the previous two years.
Golf Digest held 13 Qualifiers at many prestigious golf courses around Ireland in which over 2500 golfers took part. The Golf Digest Volvo Grand Final took place at Carton House in county Kildare where 45 participants split between two competitions took part in what was a hotly contested tournament.
In the end there could be only two national winners which were Tom O Donoghue, Heritage Golf Club Killenard, County Laois and Seamus Lanagan, Gleno Abbey Golf Club, County Galway
The national winners fly to the world final in Durban South Africa where they will enjoy
The 36-hole World Final played at the Zimbali Country Club Course in Durban.
The course, overlooking the Blue Lagoon estuary and the Indian Ocean, has hosted the South African Open 17 times, including the centenary SA Open in 2010, this is more than any other club in South Africa.
As part of the sponsorship, the winners will travel as guests of Volvo Car Ireland to take part in the Volvo World Golf Challenge in January 2014. The national winners are invited to the World Final where they play for the chance of being crowned Volvo World Golf Champion. And better still, there is now the unique opportunity to play with the European Tour pro’s in the “heat of battle” during the Volvo Golf Champions itself. This is an once-in-a-lifetime thrill that exists nowhere else and which will appeal to every golfer; the chance to be inside the ropes, playing with the pros live on television in front of a worldwide audience of millions.
The qualifying tournaments were played at spectacular golf courses throughout the country where golfers got the chance to participate in competitive but sociable and professionally-run events whilst making new friends. Since its launch in 1988 as the Volvo Masters Amateur, more than one million golfers from all over the world have enjoyed competing in this exciting, friendly, stimulating and hugely prestigious event.
Simply logon to www.golfdigestevents.ie for information on the Golf Digest Volvo Open or for more information about the Volvo World Golf Challenge logon to www.volvoworldgolfchallenge.com