Ballykisteen to host major golf event

At the launch of the 2013 south of Ireland Open Mixed Foursomes competition at Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort Back row: Tony Delaney, Mossey Stack, Seamie Kelly, Marian Keane and Bridget O'Brien.Front row: Kay Cussen, Neasa Fahy O'Donnell (Lady Captain) Catherine Murphy (Lady President) and Carmel Vekins
The launch of the 2013 south of Ireland Open Mixed Foursomes competition took place at Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort recently.

The launch of the 2013 south of Ireland Open Mixed Foursomes competition took place at Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort recently.

Lady Captain, Neasa Fahy O’Donnell and Lady President, Catherine Murphy welcomed the many guests, members of the press, past winners, representatives from visiting golf clubs and management of the Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort to the launch of the 2013 competition, which will be staged this year on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

“This very popular mixed event has been running since 1997 on the Des Smyth designed championship course that has become very well established over the past number of years and has recently hosted the Ladies Munster Senior Championships as well as hosting many other GUI and ILGU championship rounds,” said Neasa.

“The Ladies golf club are very excited about the competition and we look forward to welcoming all competitors to their wonderful 72 par course, nestled in the heart of the Golden Vale, which is the home of the south of Ireland Open Mixed Foursomes,” said Catherine Murphy.