Ryder Cup winning captain Paul McGinley is partnering with Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny to create the first ever “Paul McGinley Golf Academy" on the Estate.
It comes as the Irish company that owns the world famous resort plans to build an extra 93 bedrooms on the estate by the River Nore following the completion of the new club house.
The Paul McGinley Golf Academy will redesign the existing academy, re-configuring and updating the facilities to create a specific teaching and fitting centre.
The Academy will use the most advanced teaching software (Trackman®, swing/video system and hardware) and instruction will be based around Paul’s playing philosophy.
All instructors will be selected and trained by the McGinley team. This latest initiative represents an investment of €3 million in the Estate’s golf facilities.
“The calibre of golfers who have played at Mount Juliet underlines the quality of this magnificent venue,” McGinley said yesterday in Mount Juliet.
“It’s long been a favourite golf destination of mine and I am pleased to partner with the team. I look forward to developing the Paul McGinley Golf Academy and working with Mount Juliet to further enhance the already world class golf facilities on the Estate.”
The Championship Golf Course at Mount Juliet Estate was designed by Jack Nicklaus and is regarded as having the leading championship parkland layout in Ireland.
Set across the 492 acres of the Mount Juliet Estate, the iconic course has been the venue for three Irish Opens, two American Express World Golf Championships and the Shell Wonderful World of Golf series.
Michael McElligott, Chief Executive, Tetrarch Capital said he was delighted to partner with Paul McGinley and look forward to the opening of the Paul McGinley Golf Academy.
Mount Juliet is consistently recognised as one of Ireland’s finest courses and working with one of the world’s finest golfers, Paul, is a perfect fit. We know Paul will bring a huge amount to Mount Juliet and we are really pleased to offer these additional amenities to our Club members and all visiting golfers.”
Mount Juliet Estate has just completed the development of a state-of-the-art Clubhouse to compliment the new Paul McGinley Golf Academy. Following a round of golf, on one of Ireland’s best parkland courses, golfers can now experience superb food and beverage expertly overseen by Executive Chef Ken Harker in a luxurious, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Mount Juliet Estate has also introduced a new fleet of top of the range golf cars to the Estate. The Club Car Precedent I2 golf cars are best in class offering a smooth drive, comfortable seating, drinks holder, ice bucket area, club/ball washer – in addition to the newest smart technology available with the i3 Visage system – which gives dynamic distances to pins and points on course, touch screen for distance (in real time), tee shot distance, pin placement manager and much more that can only enhance any golfing experience on the Estate.
Finally, Mount Juliet Estate now announces the redevelopment of The Hunter’s Yard, which will feature 93 luxurious new bedrooms, a 140 seater restaurant and a re-design of Kendals to accommodate up to 210 diners. Additionally, Mount Juliet Estate plan to refurbish the Health Club and Spa to create a leading spa and pampering destination in Ireland. Works on the redevelopment will commence before year end.
For more information on golfing at Mount Juliet Estate or the Paul McGinley Golf Academy please phone 056 7773010 or see more at: http://www.mountjuliet.ie/golf.html
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