Irish Open Schools Trophy Tour returns as countdown begins

Following the huge success of last years Trophy Tour, schoolchildren throughout Ireland are once again being invited to create history for their school in a competition which will give four lucky schools an historic opportunity to host a visit from the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Trophy, a VIP tour at the Pro-Am, a chance to meet some of the worlds top golfers and many other Irish Open related prizes.
Following the huge success of last years Trophy Tour, schoolchildren throughout Ireland are once again being invited to create history for their school in a competition which will give four lucky schools an historic opportunity to host a visit from the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Trophy, a VIP tour at the Pro-Am, a chance to meet some of the worlds top golfers and many other Irish Open related prizes.

Schoolchildren throughout Northern Ireland are being invited to create history in a European Tour and the Rory Foundation competition.

Supported by the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Trophy Tour competition will give four lucky pupils across the country a chance to win an historic opportunity for their schools to host a visit from the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Trophy, which is currently in the possession of defending champion Søren Kjeldsen.

To enter the competition, children between the ages of 9 and 15 are being invited to tell The European Tour why their class or school deserves a visit from the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Trophy.

Not only will the winning pupils have a chance to get their hands on the prestigious trophy, they will also receive a host of other unique ‘money can’t buy’ prizes for themselves and their schoolmates.

These include a Q&A session with representatives of The European Tour and Rory Foundation and an insight into the life of a professional golfer from Ireland’s Dubai Duty Free golf ambassador Des Smyth, eight-time winner on the European Tour, who played in two Ryder Cups in 1979 and 1981 and was a vice-captain of Europe’s victorious 2006 and 2014 Ryder Cup teams.

Each winning pupil’s class will also receive tickets to go to the Pro-Am event on Wednesday May 18 while the overall winning pupil will receive family tickets for the Pro-Am and a VIP tour with a chance to meet some of the world’s top golfers.

And if that isn’t enough, the four winning schools will also enjoy a fun introduction to golf through the CGI’s ‘Golf Awareness Clinic’.

To enter, schoolchildren aged 9-15 should simply send an email to trophytour@irishopen.ie outlining in no more than 250 words why their class or school deserves to win this unique and historic prize – clearly stating their name, age, address and school.

Closing date for entries is April 17 with the prize to be taken between April 25 and May 13.