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Golf Legend Padraig Harrington Launches Charity Evening at The Gaiety.

Entry Date:
Oct 31, 2014

Today, Wednesday, 29th October, Irish golf legend Padraig Harrington teed up outside The Gaiety Theatre to launch 'An Evening with Padraig Harrington' which will take place in The Gaiety Theatre on Tuesday January 20th 2015 with all proceeds from the night benefiting the ISPCC and the Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation.

This exclusive golf clinic will give the audience exclusive insights into his career, his major wins and his involvement in the Ryder Cup. The evening will feature Padraig offering instructional advice on all aspects of the game including chipping, putting, bunker play, the long game and mental techniques as well as an interactive Q&A session. Padraig said today " I am really looking forward to spending the evening passing on my golfing knowledge, talking about my experiences on Tour and most importantly being able to raise funds for the Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation and the ISPCC."

Tickets from €45 will go on sale from Monday 3rd November from Ticketmaster who has waived the booking fee for this special event and with the Gaiety and the theatre crew waiving their fee too it means that all the proceeds from the sale of the tickets will go to the two charities. For many golf fans this is the ideal Christmas present and is bound to be a sell out. The Gaiety stage will be equipped with a net and a putting green whilst a big screen behind Padraig will showcase some of the most famous shots of his career on golf courses around the world.

Padraig's professional career spans 19 years. He won his first major. The Open Championship in 2007 and the following year was crowned USPGA Champion, shortly after becoming back-to-back Open Champion. In addition to his three major wins, Padraig has been a member of the Ryder Cup team six times, was the winner of the 2006 European Tour Order of Merit, the winner of the World Cup for Ireland on US soil, the first Irish winner of the Irish Open for 25 years, boasts a total of 26 wins worldwide, and has earned numerous other professional caps for Ireland.

Caroline O'Sullivan from ISPCC said "we are thrilled that Padraig has nominated the ISPCC to benefit from this special event" it will be a night of birdies, bunkers and bogeys. We face very challenging times in the charity at the moment so every euro raised really does count".

*The Padraig Harrington Charitable Foundation was established to provide financial assistance to deserving beneficiaries throughout Ireland and the rest of the world.

Tickets from €45.00 (limited to 8 per transaction) go on sale on Monday 3rd November at 9am from the following outlets:
In Person: from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide,
24 hr Hotline: 0818 719 300 24 hr
On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie
For Further Information and imagery please contact:
Joanne Byrne
Presence PR
joannebyrne@presence.ie
Tel: 01 6761062 or 087 2494 668

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