Irish Open - In Pictures
Posted: July 29, 2011
The European Tour is fortunate to have a number of stunning venues in it's tournament shedule; Leopard Creek Golf Club in South Africa, Finca Cortesin in Spain and Castle Stuart in the Highlands of Scotland all jump immediately to mind. However, this week's venue, the Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in County Kerry, Ireland is perhaps the most stunning of all. Set on the banks of Lough Learne at the foot of the mountains of the Killarney National Park, there a few other places to play golf that offer quite such a breathtaking backdrop.
But it's the action on the Killeen course at Killarney which has got the Irish crowds buzzing as the field is packed full of Irish talent. Probably the most notable member of this elite group of Irish talent is Titleist Ambassador Rory McIlroy who plays his first professional event in Ireland since his record breaking?U.S.?Open?triumph?back in June.?The 22-year old became the youngest player ever?to be awarded lifetime membership of the European Tour this week at Killarney and the crowds following the Ulsterman have been nothing short of massive, even during his Wednesday Pro-Am round when he played alongside his Father and the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
Amidst all the action surrounding Rory and his fellow Irish contingent, the Titleist Team have been working away to fine tune the equipment needs of the players. With thirty-some Titleist Ambassadors in the field there was certainly plenty of activity in and around the Titleist Tour Support Vehicle with the new prototype 712 irons still receiving plenty of attention. Here are some of the favourite images from our week in Killarney for you to enjoy.
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