Sunday 18 March 2018

Golf club pro Glen on his way to Irish Open

SOME FRIENDLY advice from Philip Walton has helped Wexford golf pro Glen Robinson on his way to qualifying for next year's Irish Open.

Phlip Walton may have been the butt of Taoiseach Brian Cowen's jokes last week, but he was a hero to St. Helen's golf professional, Glen, after a word of advice helped him iron out his swing.

'I hadn't been playing so well in the last two months, but Philip Walton gave me a tip or two on my golf swing there recently and it sorted it all out,' smiled Glen, who is delighted with the prospect of playing with the big guns in the Irish Open in 2011.

He last qualified to play in that particular tournament in 2008 in Adare.

Glen, who lives in Clonard, paved the way to the Irish Open last week in Seapoint in Louth when he came a very credible seventh in the Irish PGA championship out of a field of 130 players.

'It's one of the biggest tournaments around, and it now puts me in a position to qualify for the Irish Open next year,' he said.

In the meantime Glen, who is the son of Eugene and Una from Clonard Park, will be handing out golf tips himself to players in St. Helen's Bay where he has been the golf pro since January 2009.

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