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Simon Thornton Chips In At Tulfarris


European Tour winning professional golfer Simon Thornton, has been appointed tournament professional for Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, near Blessington Lakes, Co Wicklow. Simon, who was third in the PGA in Ireland order of merit for 2017, will also assist the PREM Group owned resort in its plans to become one Ireland’s premier golfing destinations. The resort’s championship golf course was recently announced as one of the venues for the PGA EuroPro Tour, Europe’s leading development tour, and the European Tour’s satellite in the UK and Ireland.

Welcoming Simon to Tulfarris, Jim Murphy, CEO, PREM Group, said that they were looking forward to the contribution he would make at the championship golf course, which has undergone an extensive work programme since the resort was purchased by PREM Group last year. “This is an exciting appointment for Tulfarris. With his vast experience and expertise, Simon will be an important resource to the team as they continue to enhance the range of facilities and services they offer.”

Simon Thornton said: “I am delighted to be starting my new role at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. The first thing I noted was the quality and layout of the course, which is really impressive. Tulfarris really has all the ingredients to become one of the premier golfing destinations in Ireland. It’s an exciting time for the Resort and I am looking forward to being part of its success."

A member of the Professional Golfers’ Association, Simon began his career as an assistant club professional at Royal County Down. He progressed through the PGA Irish Region, EuroPro, playing on the Challenge Tour in 2009, finishing 51st before earning his European Tour card at qualifying school at the end of the season. In June 2013, he claimed his first win on the European Tour with victory at the Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open in France.

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