Life is a lot easier when you play badly and then all of a sudden you get in contention and win one. No one gets on your back. When you finish runner-up seven times, everyone is asking, 'Why aren't you winning?' It's much more fun when you jump into a win out of the blue. It's a much tougher game when you play consistently well.

Padraig Harrington today announced the launch of the PADRAIG HARRINGTON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

Entry Date:
Dec 22, 2004

Along with co-title sponsors Kartel and 02, associate sponsors Appleby Jewellers, Easy-putt, Hi-Tec Sports and Wilson Golf have also endorsed the GOLF SHOW initiative.

Launching the PADRAIG HARRINGTON CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, Padraig said: "Caroline and I are truly grateful for the good fortune that my golfing career has brought us. We are moved and deeply conscious of the needs of others and we believe that through my golfing experiences we can undertake some initiatives that will generate much needed funds for distribution to worthy causes through the Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation."

Padraig Harrington's Charity Golf Show, sponsored by Kartel and 02, will be staged in a specially constructed indoor arena at City West to provide the almost 1,500 capacity audience a close up view of the 33 year old Dubliner displaying the skills that have propelled him amongst the World's top players.

Padraig says: "I believe that through many years of experience of working on my game that I can banish the myths and misunderstandings of golf for all levels of player from beginner, to casual golfer to serious competitor. The fundamentals of the swing, the short game and mental techniques will all be part of the Show – and we will also have some golfing goodies to give away."

All those attending will have the opportunity to visit the sponsors' exhibition area and will receive a "goodie bag", including a specially produced Kartel shirt and an O2 branded Wilson hat. In addition, all attendees will have the chance to go home with Padraig Harrington memorabilia and other special items, through a silent auction and a raffle draw.

Issued by: John Redmond, Slattery Communications.