The luxurious Dromoland Castle has been confirmed as the host site for the return of the €400,000 Irish Women’s Open to the European Women’s Championship from September 22-25 – ten years after the professional golf event for women was last held in the Republic of Ireland.
Fifteen times between 1994 and 2012, the championship has been won by some of Europe’s top golfers such as Suzann Pettersen of Norway, Sophie Gustafson of Sweden, Laura Davies of England and most recently the Cup Captain Solheim in 2021, Catriona Matthew of Scotland in 2012.
Located on the shores of Lough Dromoland in Co.
It combines rolling hills, ancient trees and water hazards as well as practice facilities undergoing a 2 million euro refurbishment.
Alexandra Armas, CEO of the Ladies European Tour, said: “We are delighted to have the Women’s Irish Open back on the LET schedule in 2022. Our target is all players who want to come. and playing on the LET can make a living from playing golf.
“This means more tournaments, larger prize pools and increased TV coverage. We are grateful to Dromoland Castle and the Irish Government for their support in facilitating the return of the Irish Women’s Open to the LET in 2022 after a 10-year absence.:
Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin said, “My ministry is involved in various sports programs that support the development of women’s sport.
“I am delighted, as part of that commitment, to support the return of the Irish Open Women. Golf provides important sporting opportunities for people across Ireland while also making a significant contribution to the tourism industry. Before Covid, more than 200,000 international visitors came to visit each year. We expect to see more and more golfers returning to play in Ireland in 2022, as we hope to come out of the pandemic.”
Sports and Gaeltacht Foreign Minister Jack Chambers added: “We know one of the positives of hosting major sporting events is the increase in participation at the grassroots level as a result of inclusion. government and exposure to elite-level sports. I’m confident this event can help inspire a new generation of talented golfers and grow women’s golf nationally.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/golf/dromoland-castle-confirmed-as-venue-for-womens-irish-open-in-2022-41403921.html Dromoland Castle confirmed to host Women’s Irish Open in 2022