IRISH OPEN DEAL FOR CUTTER & BUCK

Irish-based manufacturer Cutter & Buck has announced that it will be the official supplier of clothing at this May’s Irish Open, which will be staged at Adare Manor in Limerick from May 17-20.

The firm will supply all the clothing to staff, officials and volunteers. The company is probably best known for its long-term sponsorship of women’s world number one Annika Sorenstam.

“Cutter & Buck are proud to sponsor one of the European Tour’s most prestigious events and we aim to build on our great relationship with the Irish Open and professional golf in Europe,” said Paul Byrd, general manager of Cutter & Buck Europe.

FOOTBALL AND CRICKET STARS IN CELEBRITY GOLF CHALLENGE

Ian Botham and Alan Shearer have agreed to captain teams of cricketers and footballers in the Promaga-sponsored Celebrity Golf Challenge in southern Spain this summer.

Sotogrande’s Club de Golf La Reserva is the venue for three days of Ryder Cup-style competition from June 20-22. The sponsor, one of southern Spain’s biggest property developers, will be making a donation to each team’s chosen charity and the presence of Botham (handicap of 8) and Shearer (handicap of 6) will doubtless make for a competitive contest.

Anybody interested in attending the event should log on to promaga.com/celebritygolfchallenge. Tickets cost 37 euros for a three-day pass.

HIGHLAND SPRING CONTINUES LINK-UP WITH THE GOLF FOUNDATION

Highland Spring has extended its deal as sponsor to golfing charity the Golf Foundation for another year.

Highland Spring will provide free water for kids and staff at the R&A’s junior centre at Carnoustie for this year’s Open championship, as well as at other Golf Foundation centres at the BMW Championship and the Quinn Direct British Masters. The company will also provide sponsorship for the Golf Foundation’s inner-city Golf Roots programme.

RYDER CUP JUNIORS IN FOR GLENEAGLES TREAT

The European Tour has announced that the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup will be played at the illustrious Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland from September 27 to October 3 2010.

The 2006 event at Celtic Manor in Wales was a great success, resulting in the first ever tie between Europe and the USA. The next renewal is scheduled for autumn 2008 in the USA at an unamed venue.

PARTICPANTS NEEDED FOR 24HR CHARITY GOLF CHALLENGE

If you would like to rise to the challenge of playing four rounds in 24 hours at three of Scotland’s best golfing venues then the Sparks 24 Hour Charity Golf Challenge could be just for you.

This great event, staged on July 5/6, features the chance to play night golf at the Gleneagles Hotel, in addition to a daytime round there and one at Blairgowrie and Dalmahoy. Interested players must pledge to raise at least £500 in sponsorship and pay a £50 fee to reserve their place. The package also includes an overnight stay in the four-star Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel in Edinburgh.

Sparks is one of the biggest children’s charities in the UK and dedicates its funds to research into conditions that affect both new-born babies and older children.

For more information or to book a place please call Amanda on 01224 646 488 or email carol@prime-promotions.com.