Shannon Chamber golf classic ready to tee off

Shannon Chamber golf classic ready to tee off


Shannon Chamber’s annual golf classic will tee off on June 15th with the timesheet already fully booked.

The 2017 Classic is sponsored by Eirtech Aviation Services & International Aerospace Coatings (IAC) and co-sponsored by Atlantic Aviation Group, The Park Inn by Radisson, Ei Electronics, Idex Pump Technologies Ltd., Avara Pharmaceutical Services, Shannon Commercial Properties Ltd. and the Pepper Group with a large array of companies also supporting the Classic though tee sponsorship or adding to the amazing array of prizes awaiting the winners and many runners up.

Shannon Chamber’s CEO Helen Downes said: “It’s always a sea of colour and a babble of excitement from 11am right through to late evening when the last four-ball comes in. We are so appreciative of the support we get from our members, both as players and supporters of the event each year. The timesheet filled out very fast this year; we even have a waiting list, which is a sign that the day is regarded as fun with business networking thrown in as an extra. All we need now is for the sunshine to return, which so far has not let us down.”

“While we cannot accommodate any more players, companies can still sponsor a tee to give their company visibility and of course, attend the prize giving in the evening when our President Julie Dickerson and representatives from our main sponsors, Eirtech Aviation Services and International Aerospace Coatings (IAC), will be on hand to made the presentations.

The Club is one of 400 worldwide which is partaking in International Women’s Golf Day ‘Give Golf a Go’ initiative and club professional Arty Pyke will be on hand to give free tuition to ladies interested in taking up golf. It’s something I will be attending, “added Ms Downes.


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.