PGA to honour McCumiskey’s contribution with Pro-Am in Dundalk on October 4

 

Michael McCumiskey’s 35 years at the helm of the PGA’s Irish Region will be celebrated at Dundalk Golf Club on Monday, October 4.

The highlight of the day-long event will be a Pro-Am featuring many of the country’s top club professionals in what will be an Order of Merit tournament.

At Michael’s request, the event will be a fund raiser for the PGA’s Benevolent Fund which looks after PGA members who need support and team entries are now being accepted at admin@dundalkgolfclub.ie. Entries cost €400 per team which will include pre-round refreshments and a post-round meal as well as a special golfer’s goodie bag to mark the occasion.

“I am deeply honoured that the PGA wanted to do something to mark my retirement and I felt that a Pro-Am which would benefit the Benevolent Fund would be the right thing to do. The PGA’s Irish headquarters are at Dundalk Golf Club so it was the ideal venue for the event and I am looking forward to meeting some of the many friends I have made over the past 35 years,” said McCumiskey.

The Chairperson of Dundalk Golf Club, Richard Blackmore, said they delighted to be involved with the event. “The PGA Irish Region have been based at Dundalk Golf Club for many years and the club is proud of its unique association with professional golf in Ireland. We are delighted to be hosting this special event and look forward to welcoming professionals and amateurs from all over Ireland on October 4 to play our Championship Course.”

Michael McCumiskey succeeded Brian Campbell as Manager of the PGA’s Irish Region on March 1, 1986 and handed over the reins to his successor Conor Dillon on this year, bringing to an end his 35-year long association with the organisation which has over 600 members in Ireland.

“The members of the PGA Irish Region hold Michael in great esteem for the work he has done over the past 35 years and this will be their opportunity to pay tribute to him for the work he has done on behalf of professional golfers and professional golf in Ireland,” said Conor Dillon.

“It is a mark of the man that when he was asked by the PGA how he would like them to mark his contribution that he chose a Pro-Am which would raise funds for the PGA’s Benevolent Fund. That sums up Michael’s time with the PGA. He was always looking out for its members.”

Further details on the Michael McCumiskey Testimonial Pro-Am in aid of the PGA Benevolent Fund are available from admin@dundalkgolfclub.ie