Tee-rrific Shannon Chamber Golf Classic proves to be resounding success

Miriam Magner Flynn, managing director, Career Decisions (2nd left) and Paudie Fitzmaurice (right), a member of the winning team collect their prize from Niall Harris, regional manager, Morgan McKinley, Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2019 anchor sponsor and Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber. Photo: Eamon Ward. Photograph by Eamon Ward

SHANNON GOLF CLUB was the venue for this year’s successful Shannon Chamber Golf Classic as forty-four teams battled it out for the annual bragging rights. 

A team of four representing Career Decisions emerged as eventual winners of the popular event with a score of 93 points, taking home four pairs of return flights from Shannon Airport.

Expressing her delight with the growing success of the annual event, Shannon Chamber CEO, Helen Downes said that while plenty of golf was on offer, the event proved to be a fantastic social and networking opportunity for local businesses.

“We always look forward to this day as it is so well supported by our members as players and by our sponsors, some of whom are member companies and others who simply like to be associated with the day,” she said.

“It’s always a fun day but when the golfers reach the 12th and savour the refreshments offered by the Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport and recharge their energy levels the serious and concentration sets in.

“Members use this annual opportunity to entertain guests bringing golfers from all over Ireland to Shannon for the day.

The Career Decisions team, pictured with Helen Downes, CEO, Shannon Chamber, before their victorious round. Photograph by Eamon Ward

“All were fulsome in their praise for the excellent condition of the course and, while not a golfer myself, I took it that the greens, described as the best in the region, were very testing.

“That’s praise indeed for Shannon. We have teams booking in already for 2020 to ensure they get a tee slot so that’s a great endorsement for the event,” added Ms Downes. 

Following the event, Niall Harris, regional manager, Morgan Kinley, anchor sponsors of the Shannon Chamber Golf Classic, praised Shannon Chamber for the group’s ongoing “invaluable work they do in the region”.

“Helen and the team are fantastic ambassadors because of the hard work they do in promoting the region, lobbying, training and organising business forums and briefings,” he said.

Runners-up on the day were a team from Shannon-based Atlantic Aviation Group who narrowly missed out on the top spot with 92 points, claiming a four-ball in Trump International Golf Links and Hotel in Doonbeg for their efforts. 

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