Pictured were: Mark Heinemann (Golf Professional), Mary Sheehy (Ladies Captain), James Curran (Men’s Captain), Tom Prendergast (President), Andy Kenny (Synergy Golf).


There’s a brand new vision for Killarney Golf & Fishing Club – as this week they announced new partnerships with both Synergy Golf and golf professional Mark Heinemann.

Synergy Golf will manage the day-to-day operations of the professional shop and the marketing and revenue growth for the club, while new Head Professional, Mark Heinemann, will return to the club with a renewed plan for coaching and practicing. The appointments are driven by a bid to boost performance of the overall business and ultimately to enhance the playing experience for both members and visitors.

Over the past few years, Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, which is located in Killarney National Park and surrounded by the lakes of Lough Leane, has invested over €1m in improving the golf courses and this is set to continue this year. Together, they and their new management partners are investing over €200,000 into the facility over the next few months.

Through the new partnerships, the club is looking to significantly increase business performance over the next three years.

The focus will be on driving green fee revenue, enhancing partnerships with local enterprises and establishing an improved international footprint for the venue. The outcome will be beneficial for not only Killarney Golf & Fishing Club but will also bring a boost to tourism.

“Over the coming weeks, we are committed to relaunching a newly designed state-of-the-art professional shop, and in addition, we will begin to implement the strategies which have been carefully designed to assist with achieving the desired goals of the management council,”Andy Kenny, Director at Synergy Golf said.

The club boasts a membership base of 1,700 members local and international members, welcomes over 10,000 international golfers annually and is the honorary home to many golfing greats including Rory McIlroy, Paul McGinley, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Nick Faldo, Ross Fisher and many more.

“Killarney has always held a special place in my heart, and I’ve been waiting for the right time to re-join the club,” Mark Heinemann said.

The advanced PGA professional and fourth professional at the club in its 126 year history, added that he’ll be investing in the coaching facilities and equipment, combined with the soon-to-be completed improvement programme of the practice facilities – all with the aim of helping the members and guests achieve their golfing goals for 2019 and beyond.

“I’m delighted to be returning to one of the most prestigious courses in Ireland and for the opportunity it provides to further enhance my coaching career,” he said.

“It’s exciting to be part of the new management team and I’m looking forward to working together with the club and the guys at Synergy Golf to bring new changes, enhanced improvements and success to this exceptional facility.”