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 2017 attracted over 1,000 junior golfers of all ages from Ireland and beyond to compete for the various titles on offer. In 2018 there will be 6 events across Ireland were the competitors will be competing for the 'Gary Player Trophy for the Junior Golfer of the Year'. This new trophy is the one of the biggest in junior golf and having a golfing legend such as Mr Gary Player endorse the Series is very humbling.

In 2018 I am starting the 'Champion of Champions' event, which will be supporting Marie Curie and the Gary Player foundation. I am excited about this new event and I am hopeful of having over 30,000 competitors taking part. To find out more about this event please visit www.championofchampions.co

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.


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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, Alan Shearer, Aaron Hughes, Danny O’Carroll, Matt Holland, Peter Canavan, DJ Carey, Stephen Hunt, Paul O'Connell, Vernon Kay, Jerry Flannery and Ronan Keating it is fair to say it has a great celebrity following.
Click on the link below for more information about our future events and to find out how you can win the Gary Player trophy which is presented to the Junior Golfer of the Year.



1 x 30 minutes: £30
4 x 30 minutes: £100
1 hour on course playing lesson: £50