Over two-hundred golfers swap their desks for the fairways to compete in the Shannon Chamber Golf Classic

John McInerney, Captain, Lahinch Golf Club leads the PAFS Ireland Ltd team onto the fairways of Shannon Golf Club.

Shannon Chamber’s annual golf classic is gaining notoriety as a not-to-be missed event with 52 teams and over 200 golfers choosing to swap their desks for the fairways to compete in this keenly contested competition, where business and networking mingle seamlessly. 

The day is marked by friendly banter, excellent golf shots, delicious food and most importantly, an opportunity to treat staff and business contacts to a day out in the fresh air, where personal chastising for missed putts places everyone on a level par.

With teams teeing off from early morning until late evening on Thursday, 20 June, there was a buzz around Shannon Golf Club and, despite Jaquar Land Rover top-of-the-range cars temptingly placed around the first tee, the speed of play was uninterrupted with teams completing their rounds on time, with players making their way to the clubhouse for a sumptuous meal, self-promising to do better next year.

Commenting on the day, Chamber CEO Helen Downes said: “We were so thrilled with this year’s Classic, in terms on the number of teams entered and in the day itself, all made possible by the support of our member companies – our anchor sponsor Ei Electronics, our associate sponsors CCSL, Smithstown Light Engineering, The Park Inn, PAQIT, ZAGG, Pepper Advantage, Shannon Foynes Port Company, and Shannon Chamber Skillnet, and our 35 tee sponsors .

 Our 200 plus goody bags contained gifts from ABC Nutrition, Zagg, Gift Innovations, Shannon Chamber Skillnet, Smitz Café, and Laya Healthcare. Shannon Pantry ensured golfers got off to a good start by treating them to sausage rolls and croissants at the tee-off.  Players were treated to burgers and all the trimmings on the 12th by The Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport, with the added extra of a delicious cup presented magnificently by CCSL.

“As with all competitions, there are winners and losers, but, as pointed out, being selected by a company to represent them in the Classic s a win in itself.

“Our congratulations go to the team representing Costcutters who took home the honours with 103pts. They will go on to represent Shannon Chamber in the All-Ireland Chamber Champions Golf Competition at The K Club in October. Edwards Lifesciences were runners up on 94pts, and third place went to AAG Team 3 on 92pts. Patrick Donnellan representing IAC/Eirtech won nearest the pin, while the men’s longest drive went to David Kennedy representing Grant Thornton, with Aine Twomey, representing Ei Electronics claiming the ladies’ longest drive,” added Ms Downes.

Shannon Chamber is breaking with tradition this year by inviting all winners back to a special event in July to receive their prizes. Date, venue and time to be confirmed.

Prizes are compliments of: Shannon Airport, Trump International Golf Links Doonbeg, Dromoland Castle Golf and Country Club, Mount Juliet Estate Kilkenny, Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel & Spa, Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa Limerick, Shannon Heritage, One4All, Shannon Springs Hotel, The Strand Hotel, The Inn at Dromoland, Clayton Hotel Limerick, Treacys Oakwood Hotel Shannon, Blarney Woolen Mills and The Creamery Bar and Restaurant.

Shannon Chamber Golf Classic 2024 RESULTS

Position Team Note Score
1st Costcutters   103pts
2nd Edwards Lifesciences   94pts
3rd AAG Team 3   92pts
4th Signature Aviation   91pts
5th Baker Hughes B9 87pts
6th Smithstown Light Eng.   87pts
7th Career Decisions B9 85pts
8th Zimmer Team 1 B9 85pts
9th Ei Electronics   85pts
10th DB Schenker   84pts
11th Laya Healthcare B9 83pts

 

Over 200 sizzling burgers were served up on the 12th by Louise O’ Hara, general manager, and the team from Park Inn by Radisson Shannon Airport. Photograph by Eamon Ward

 

 

 

Cupcakes a plenty on the 12th served by Tara Quigly, sales & marketing manager at CCSL. Photo by Eamon Ward.