Jon Rahm comes out on top at Lahinch

jon rahm 2019 Irish Open winner at Lahinch Golf ClubJon Rahm does it again at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, an event that is going strength to strength as a European Tour Rolex series event. It is great for golf in Ireland and if you managed to see any of this weekend’s play you will see the love that Ireland has for the game with massive crowds every day of the tournament. Jon Rahm loves coming to play in Ireland and feeds off the large crowds and atmosphere that goes with it. Rahm is a big hitter and game suits the big stage, at just 24 years old and with the success he has had to date it is very hard to not think a major is not far away for the Spaniard, Could it be in two weeks’ time at Portrush? I think it might just be.

It was a good week for the younger of the Irish players in the field with both Cormac Sharvin and Robin Dawson having the best finishes of there young careers. Both players put themselves in contention coming into the final rounds play but it wasn’t to be on Sunday, I am sure both Robin and Cormac will take a lot from this week and give them a boost for the remainder of the season and hopefully we will see them as regular starters on the European tour very soon.

As for the experienced Irish players in the Field, Harrington had a great first round taking an early lead but some might say he shot him self in the foot in a post round interview saying that you would be a fool to rule him out on a links course, it might have been better to stay under the radar and keep plotting his way around the fantastic course at Lahinch. Lowry and Power had a steady week, making the cut and finishing a couple under par to have respectable performance on home soil.

A lot has to be said for Lahinch and the set up, they created a festival around the town which added to the event which offered something for golfers and possibly prospective golfers as it show cased the fun that comes with golf both on and off the golf course. The feedback has been a roaring success and hopefully future events will follow trend and keep the push on growing the game of golf.

Lahinch Golf Club Irish open 2019Irelands golf course spotlight: Lahinch Golf Club

Renowned for the way the links has retained all of its old virtues. It has benefited from the willingness, over the decades, to move with the times and is now regarded as one of the best and most enjoyable challenges to be found anywhere in the golfing world. The legendary Old Tom Morris set the highest standards for the course from the outset. He was followed by equally celebrated architects Charles ‘Mo’ Gibson and Dr Alister MacKenzie. In more recent times, the expertise of Dr Martin Hawtree ensures its place in the higher echelons of all golf rankings.

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