With the disappointing but understandable news that this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, which was set to be held at the exquisite Mount Juliet course in Kilkenny, has been cancelled, we’ve decided to take a look back at last year’s Pro-Am which took place on the eve of the main event in Lahinch, Co. Clare.
A whole host of Irish sporting stars took to the famous west Clare course and the tournament organisers posted the respective handicaps for each of the guest players which certainly makes for interesting reading.
You can find the original article from last year below and the associated handicaps of the various Irish sporting stars past and present.
[Article originally published 9th July 2019]
All eyes are on Lahinch, Co. Clare this week as the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open tees off on Thursday.
There will be no shortage of world-class golfers on display with Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, Graeme McDowell, Martin Kaymer, Thorbjorn Olesen, Danny Willett, Jon Rahm, Louis Oosthuizen and Ian Poulter just some of the names taking part.
Of course, the Pro-Am tees off on Wednesday as a host of Irish sporting stars pair up with a professional in what should be an entertaining day of golf.
Hurling stars Cian Lynch, Joe Canning and Shane O’Donnell are paired with Shane Lowry.
The respective handicaps of those taking part are also listed which you can find below:
GAA Stars’ Handicaps
Davy Fitzgerald – 5
Cian Lynch – 28
Shane O’Donnell – 18
Tomas O’Se – 9
Joe Canning – 9
Kieran Donaghy – 6
Other Irish Sporting Stars’ Handicaps
Luke Fitzgerald – 8
Paul O’Connell – 11
Ruby Walsh – 18
Keith Wood – 5
Shane Byrne – 13
AP McCoy – 12
The Pro-Am pairings have been announced 👇
Niall Horan is set to play with Guido Migliozzi, Jimmy Nesbitt and Conor Moore whilst hurling stars Cian Lynch, Joe Canning and Shane O'Donnell tee off with Shane Lowry.#DDFIO pic.twitter.com/EgDiZnLe7Z
— DDF Irish Open (@DDFIrishOpen) July 2, 2019