The Golfing Union of Ireland (Ulster Branch) has today announced that leading specialist eye clinic Cathedral Eye Clinic is to be title sponsor of the upcoming North of Ireland Championship.

The Championship, which will be played at the Royal Portrush Golf Club from 14th – 18th July 2014, is one of the highlights of the amateur golfing season attracting an enviable roster of Ireland’s most talented golfers.

The Belfast-based Clinic, specialises in laser and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, anterior segment surgery, medical and surgical retina and oculoplastic surgery, are back on board as title sponsors following a highly successful first year in partnership with the GUI (Ulster Branch) in 2013.

Andrew Spence of Cathedral Eye Clinic is looking forward to enjoying a successful five days of amateur golf at the event which has been a key focus for some of our leading players including Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Gareth Maybin and Michael Hoey.

“The North of Ireland Championships have an enviable reputation for attracting some of the most talented golfers from across Ireland and with over 300 players scheduled to fight it out for one of the sport’s top titles we felt a partnership with the game of golf and a showcase of sporting excellence was a natural fit,” said Andrew Spence.

“Cathedral Eye Clinic is committed to excellence, just like the athletes who will be on the course at Royal Portrush. We have invested in cutting-edge technology, innovative training and are committed to delivering perfection for us clients through the most up-to-date laser platforms and technologies available in the world today.”

Welcoming Cathedral Eye on board as title sponsors, Peter Sinclair Chairman of the Golfing Union of Ireland (Ulster Branch) said, “It is great to have Cathedral Eye on board as title sponsors for the 2014 North of Ireland Championship. We already have a top-notch field ready to make their bid for the Championship at Royal Portrush and Cathedral Eye’s support will allow us to deliver five days of international quality golf.”

While European Tour player Gareth Maybin, a previous winner added “It’s a great honour to have won this tournament for any Northern Irish golfer, it’s the pinnacle of Irish golf in Northern Ireland”.


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