WELCOME TO MY WEBSITE
Hello and welcome to my site, my name is Michael Gallagher and I am the PGA Head Professional at Clandeboye Golf Club in County Down. In the last few years I have been awarded two very prestigious awards at the European Tour’s Headquarters, in the form of the UK and Ireland PGA Assistant Professional and Junior Golf Coach of the year.
Clandeboye is one of the top golf clubs in Ireland and to compliment this we have our new professional shop which is up there with the best in the country. We cater for all ages and price ranges as well as stocking leading brands including Calvin Klein, Galvin Green, Oscar Jacobson, Oakley, Adidas, Green Lamb, Srixon, Cleveland, Titleist, Footjoy, Taylormade, Ping, Sketchers, Proquip, Cutter & Buck, Sub Seventy, Masters, Superstroke, Golf Pride, Golphin, Powakaddy, Golf Buddy and many more. We are also the only shop to supply Clandeboye Golf Club and Irish Junior Open crested merchandise.
The club offers a splendid 36 hole complex comprising of the 6559 yards Dufferin Championship course (which has hosted many important events including the Irish Ladies Open and the Northern Ireland Open) and the shorter Ava Course (5775 yards) which is also very popular with members and visitors. Both courses are challenging and fair and provide a good test of golf for players of all abilities. They are set in wonderful scenic surroundings with views on one side over the Irish Sea and the other to Strangford Lough.
In 2014 I introduced a new junior golf Series which has become the second biggest junior golf series in Europe. This Series is called the 'Flogas Irish Junior Open Series’ and in 2016 attracted over 1,000 junior golfers of all ages from Ireland and beyond to compete for the various titles on offer. In 2017 there will be 7 events across Ireland and Spain competing for the 'Gary Player Trophy for the Junior Golfer of the Year'. This new trophy is the biggest in junior golf and having a golfing legend such as Mr Gary Player endorse the Series is very humbling.
Feel free to take a look around my site and please come back for regular updates, news, pictures and videos which are sure to help your game. Finally if you wish to ask me any questions or advice I am always open to help so please get in contact with me.
"To all the juniors in the Irish Junior Open, give it a rip, smash it and go well"
Shane Warne – Australian cricket legend
"I would like to wish all involved with this year’s Irish Junior Open the very best. It sounds like a great tournament and I’d encourage all budding future pro’s to take part. No better way to improve your game than competing against the best junior golfers out there. I wish the tournament every success for the future"
Shane Lowry – Irish Open Champion 2009
"I wish the competitors in the Irish Junior Open Series all the best this year"
Paul O’Connell – Ex Irish and Lions Rugby International
"Good luck to everybody playing in the Irish Junior Open, it’s going to be a great event with lots of competition and the very best of luck to everybody involved"
Paul McGinley – Ryder Cup Captain 2014
"Congratulations to Michael Gallagher for winning the UK & Irelands top coaching awards"
Paul Lawrie – 1999 Open Champion
"Hi everybody at the Irish Junior Open I hope your having a great time, play tough but remember to enjoy it"
Padraig Harrington – 3 Time Major Champion
"Had a playing lesson with Mike, he offers great advice without over complicating things. I'll be back for more lessons soon and hope my handicap tumbles! Thanks Mike for your commitment to making me play better golf"
Marvin Humes – JLS
"The Irish Junior Open seems like a great event designed at giving young golfers an opportunity to experience tournament golf in the new golfing capital of the world!! Good luck to all those involved. Congratulations to Michael Gallagher for also putting on such an event, I hear he is quickly becoming one of the best young coaches in the UK & Ireland"
Justin Rose – US Open Champion 2013
"All the best to the competitors in the Irish Junior Open this year"
Jerry Flannery – Ex Irish Rugby International
"I am delighted to be able to support the Irish Junior Open Series. I would also like to wish everybody concerned the happiest and most memorable of days"
Darren Clarke – 2016 Ryder Cup Captain and 2011 Open Champion
"Congratulations to Michael Gallagher for being named best junior coach in the UK"
Butch Harmon – Tiger Woods former coach
"Good luck to all the kids who are playing in the Irish Junior Open, hope you all have a really good time and enjoy it"
Aaron Hughes – Northern Ireland and Ex Newcastle United footballer
IRISH JUNIOR OPEN SERIES
The Flogas Irish Junior Open Series has grown to become one of the largest Junior Golf Series in Europe. With endorsements from golfing stars such as Gary Player, Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Shane Lowry, Nick Faldo, Annika Sorenstam, Ian Poulter and Paul McGinley along with celebrities and sporting stars Shane Warne, Aaron Hughes, Danny O’Carroll, Matt Holland, Peter Canavan, DJ Carey, Stephen Hunt, Paul O'Connell, Jerry Flannery and Ronan Keating it is fair to say it has a great celebrity following. Along with over £50,000 worth of prizes and goody bags to be given out in 2017 we also have the Gary Player trophy which will be presented to the Junior Golfer of the Year. For information or to book into any of this years events please click on the Irish Junior Open page at the top.VISIT NOW