Golfers from across Donegal gathered at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure last weekend for the inaugural ‘Donegal Golfer of the Year Par 3 Challenge’. The in-store event pitted Donegal’s best golfers against each other in a closest to the pin Par 3 Challenge. The winner of the challenge was Otway Golf Club member, Philip Friel.
Philip won the competition with a shot of 4ft 10inches from the hole. The Ramelton man was presented with a set of custom fitted Callaway XR irons, courtesy of the golf centre at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure.
Clubs across the county were well represented at the event and competitors travelled from all over Donegal, including Ballyliffin, Buncrana, Otway, Letterkenny, Portsalon, Rosapenna, Murvagh, Nairn and Portnoo, Ballybofey and Stranorlor, Cloughaneely, Cruit Island, Northwest and Buncrana.
Commenting on the event, Michael Murphy said: “I’d like to thank all of the competitors who made the effort to call in and take part in the challenge. It was a great evening and I would like to congratulate the winner, Philip Friel of Otway Golf Club. We’re planning on making this an annual event and look forward to seeing if Philip can retain his title next year.”
With the US Masters only weeks away, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure is running its incredible Masters’ Madness golf offer, once again this year. To coincide with the event, any golf purchase made in store from now until Thursday, 7th April 2016 will receive every cent back in gift vouchers, if Irish golf star Rory McIlroy wins the US Masters and dons the famous green jacket in Augusta.
The US Masters’ Madness golf offer covers the complete golf range stocked by the sport shop, which has a custom-built golf section complete with a state-of-the-art golf simulator. Customers can purchase from a wide variety of golf shoes, clubs, bags, clothing and accessories from all the leading brands including Titleist, Taylor-Made, Callaway, Wilson, Nike, Adidas, Galvin Green and Srixon. If McIlroy wins, customers will get a full refund on the value of their purchase in the form of a Michael Murphy gift card.