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Setting the stage for European Seniors Tour 29.02.08

THE staging of the European Seniors Tour is expected to come at a considerable expense to Ballyliffin Golf Club.
The club is actively seeking sponsors to contribute to these costs and has already secured the support of Fáilte Ireland North West.
However, the event will bring invaluable national and international exposure with extensive television and media coverage for the premier North West golf club.
"This is a great opportunity to showcase Ballyliffin as a world class golf and holiday destination and to profile the region to a wider audience," said club manager, John Farren.
Nick Faldo opened the upgraded Old Links at Ballyliffin on June 7th 2006.
A media day is to be held in late April and will see Ballyliffin hosting a number of leading journalists and golf writers.
Meanwhile, Andy Robertson and his greenkeeping staff have been preparing the course for the event since its announcement in October.
"It is a considerable undertaking to have a links course in condition so early in the season but with a little help from Mother Nature, the head greenkeeper is confident that Ballyliffin will be ready for June," added Mr. Farren.
Constantino Rocca and Sam Torrance are bound for Ballyliffin in June. An extensive re-turfing of all bunkers has been completed over the winter and it is expected the new irrigation system will be completed by the end of March with commissioning in April. The club has decided to rest The Old Links wherever possible in the coming months and is asking members to divert play to Glashedy when feasible. Volunteers are
being sought for marshalling, scoring and courtesy driving duties.
Members interested in supporting the club in hosting the event should contact John Farren,  click here .
Tickets for the European Seniors Tour are available from the European Tour website at  www.europeantourtickets.com  and are priced at €20 for a season ticket or €10 per day including parking. Each club member will be issued with a complimentary season ticket for the event.
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