Open Day at Fota Island Golf Academy
The Explanar swing aid at Fota Island Golf Academy

The Explanar swing aid at Fota Island Golf Academy

Thinking of heading to Fota Island for the Irish Open in June? Why not make an early reconnaissance trip next Saturday, February 22, when Fota Island Golf Academy holds an exclusive Open Day from 10am to 2pm.

The Academy, which holds regular classes for golfers of all ages and abilities, has all the latest computerised analysis systems and a full array of teaching aids.

The Open Day will give the public an opportunity to experience the world class facilities on offer and meet with PGA Professionals Kevin Morris, Brian Kelleher and Ian Prendergast.

The Fota Island trio will cover a range of topics such as long and short game, custom fitting, golf bag analysis and membership advice.

Guests can avail of special offers in the Pro Shop and there will also be a Callaway demonstration on the day, where a Callaway PGA Pro will offer top tips and allow people to try out the latest 2014 range of Callaway products.

With 4,000 square yards of first class turf, you can practice everything from chipping and putts to clean crisp iron shots and long drives.

The range is well over 350 yards long and has three specially designed target greens with traps to make practice more realistic and worthwhile.       

As more than half of the game is played from 100 yards and inwards, Fota Island Golf Academy's short game area is first class and the pitching area has multiple greens with hazards and other targets at various distances for precise practice.

The chipping green is well shaped and sloped to allow for every conceivable greenside shot and is surrounded on two sides with various styles of bunkers providing you with an optimum array of bunker shots.

Registration will take place on the day and admission is free. For more information please visit