Walton Media Group have been announced as the ‘Official Media Partners’ to the Irish Challenge hosted by Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort, which takes place at the prestigious Carlow venue from 8-11 October.
Walton Media Group’s leading Irish publications Golf Digest Ireland, Golfing Magazine and online weekly digital magazine Golfing Weekly will provide widespread coverage for the third-last event of the Challenge Tour season. With a host of young up and coming Irish stars set to join a field which will include many of Europe and the world’s most talented young players, Walton Media Group will cover all bases in its hugely popular publications.
Walton Media Group, headed up by Managing Director Linton Walsh, has for the past six years produced the tournament programme for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation on The European Tour.
The Challenge Tour returns to the Republic of Ireland for the first time since 2009’s Challenge of Ireland, and the Irish Challenge will mark the first major professional tournament under the auspices of the European Tour to be hosted on the Christy O’Connor Jnr designed course at Mount Wolseley.
The Irish Challenge is supported by Tetrarch Capital and Tournament Partners, the Irish Sports Council and the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI).
Alain De Soultrait, Director of the European Challenge Tour, said: “We cannot wait to return to the Republic of Ireland for the Irish Challenge hosted by Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort and, with the help of Walton Media Group, we are sure it will capture the imagination of the famously knowledgeable golf fans there. We look forward to working with Linton and his team and utilising their experience, local knowledge and enthusiasm to best promote what is sure to be a great event at Mount Wolseley.”
Linton Walsh, Managing Director, Walton Media Group is delighted to support the return of the European Challenge Tour and the Irish Challenge to Ireland and said: “Walton Media Group is proud to be appointed the “Official Media Partner” of the Challenge Tour’s Irish Challenge. This is an exciting time for Irish golf with a host of Irish players delivering inspirational performances such as Paul Dunne, Jack Hume, Gary Hurley, Gavin Moynihan and Cormac Sharvin. The European Challenge Tour provides an important platform and significant opportunity for our young developing golfers on their journey to achieving their goals and aspirations to play on the European Challenge Tour and European Tour.
“Walton Media Group fully support the development of Irish golf at all levels and we are delighted to demonstrate this through the support and commitment of our leading publications Golf Digest Ireland, Golfing Magazine and online weekly digital publication Golfing Weekly to the successful promotion of the tournament. We wish the European Challenge Tour and the wider European Tour Group every success with the forthcoming event.”
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