OFFICIAL OPENING: James Curran (Captain), Mary Sheehy (Lady Captain) and Tom Prendergast (Club President) cutting the tape to officially re-open the new Pro Shop with Garret Donnery (General Manager) and Kerry Stars David Clifford at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club.

Killarney Golf and Fishing Club hosted a very special family fun day at Lackabane to celebrate the re-launch of its Golf Academy on Saturday.

Led by Head Professional Mark Heinemann, families enjoyed face painting, bouncy castles, a range of fun competitions and lots more.

The club also relaunched its Pro-Shop and welcomed new Business Development Manager Pat Barrett to the team on Friday night.

Mary MacMonagle, a well-known member of the golf club has also joined the team as Head of Customer Service from her role as Head Concierge at the five-star Great Southern Hotel.

The new developments and staff appointments at the course are all part of the new structures put in place by Synergy Golf that took over the running of the club earlier this year.

“I am delighted to be joining the team and welcome the significant improvements already visible since the club’s partnership with Synergy Golf earlier this year,” Pat Barrett said. “The feedback from members and visitors has been very positive and it makes my job somewhat easier when looking to attract players from home and abroad. Killarney Golf and Fishing Club is a world class venue and these improvements certainly put us on the global map.”

Synergy Golf will invest a further €200,000 in to the club over the coming months, starting with the appointment of resident professional Heinemann, who is implementing a renewed plan for coaching and practicing.