PGA Ulster ChampionshipWe are delighted to announce that, for the third consecutive year, HBE is sponsoring the PGA Ulster Championship at the Hilton Templepatrick. “We are delighted to be supporting Irish golf again this year.” said Adrian Byrne, managing director at HBE.

“The Ulster Championship is the oldest PGA Tournament on the Irish calendar and it’s a pleasure to host the event alongside the Hilton Templepatrick’s hotel and pro-golf teams.

As usual, the Pro-golfers and PGA support team organised an excellent event last year. We’re looking forward to a challenging event this year – hopefully, without rain!”.

Colm Moriarty (Drive Golf Performance) will defend his HBE PGA Ulster Championship title at the Hilton Templepatrick October 7-8. Last year, the Glasson man carded rounds of 65/70 at the Co Antrim venue to finish the tournament on nine under par, some distance ahead of nearest rivals Ciaran Molloy (Blackwood GC), Dara Lernihan (Elm Park) and Neil O’Briain (Old Conna GC).

“I’m looking forward to getting back up to the Hilton,” said Moriarty who has won four times already this season and is riding high in the PGA in Ireland Order of Merit in third place.

“It’s always a great event on a quality golf course. Eamonn Logue, the staff at the Hilton and sponsors HBE make a big effort to put on an top class tournament.”

PGA Irish Region Secretary Michael McCumiskey said; “We have had six fantastic events in the past at Templepatrick in 2001/02/11/12/13 and 2014 and we are again looking to repeat past successes with the support from members and local club golfers.”

“Michael Loughran and his greenkeeping staff will, as usual, have the course in great condition for the event.” said Paula Collins the Hilton Templepatrick Hotel Manager.

Club Captain Niall Gallagher is also delighted to offer a warm welcome to all the amateurs and professionals taking part in the event. He said; “The members and I were delighted when it was confirmed that the Ulster PGA Championship was returning for the seventh time in 2015. We look forward to watching and learning how the game is played by Ireland’s top professional golfers on our magnificent course.”

The tournament begins with a shot-gun pro-am on October 6 followed by two days of competition for the professionals. Entries for the Pro-Am are available by contacting Eamonn on 02894 435542 or via e-mail Eamonn.logue@hilton.com.