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‘I Need Spain’ Golf Event at Dundrum House

‘I Need Spain’ Golf Event at Dundrum House

The Spanish Tourism Office held its first ‘I Need Spain’ golf event with Andalucía at Dundrum House, Co Tipperary. The event was attended by top representatives from the Irish travel trade as well as golf course directors from the Andalucía region, and 12 teams played. 

It was an enjoyable sunny day, followed by a great dinner with a Pig on a Spit as a main course. The competition was individual Stableford points of which the overall winner was Sean Skehan of Killester Travel and, in the Ladies category, Lorraine Cunningham of LCT, who won a trip to Spain with golf and accommodation.

Gonzalo Ceballos, Director of the Spanish Tourism Office, welcomes the agents and golf directors to Dundrum House

Spain is the first European golf destination and the second worldwide – and Irish golfers represent around 10% of the total market. With over 430 golf courses it is a very significant golf destination. Andalucía alone accounts for over 100 of these in its eight provinces – Almeria, Huelva, Sevilla, Granada, Cordoba and Jaen, with most of them in Malaga and Cadiz.

John Spollen, Cassidy Travel; Mar Timoner, Golf El Rompido; Antoinette Young, Falcon Holidays; Sito Pons, Precise Hotels El Rompido; and Joe O’Connor, Leopardstown Golf Centre

Golf directors from Baviera Golf, Golf El Rompido, Santa Clara Golf, La Monacilla Golf, the Andalucia Golf Federation, Hotel Almenara, La Cala Resort, Elba Costa Ballena, Hotel Golf Isla Canela and Vincci Golf played with the Irish trade.

John Kinane, Thomas Cook; Kyran Colgan, Lorraine Cunningham Travel; Jonathan Millar, Bryan Somers Travel; and Ricardo Bescansa, La Monacilla Golf

Jaime Bosch, Andalusian Golf Federation; Martin Skelly, Navan Travel; Sheila Brazil, Limerick Travel; and Con Horgan, Abbey Travel

Peter Brazil, Limerick Travel; Lee Osborne, BookaBed; Lorraine Cunningham, Lorraine Cunningham Travel; and Robbie Smart, Cassidy Travel

Des Abbott, Des Abbott Travel; Antonio Abellan, Elba Costa Ballena; Kathryn MacDonnell, Spanish Tourism Office; and Tom O’Donohue, Strand Travel

Joe O’Connor, Leopardstown Golf Centre (Nearest the Pin winner) and Ignacio Iturbe, Baviera Golf

Dermot Synott (Longest Drive winner) and Gonzalo Ceballos, Spanish Tourism Office

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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