Mark, who’s an amateur golfer told KCLR that these opportunities are great.
“Yeah it’s huge, any chance you get to play again the professionals is unreal,” said Mark.
“I grew up watching these guys on tv and hoping to be able to put myself in a position to play with them and I guess now I’ve turned 21 two weeks ago I’m starting to get to the stage where it’s actually happening”.
“I’m still obviously amateur so to get the chance to play in professional tournaments is great”.
Practice with the Pro’s
The Kilkenny man who was part of the recent Walker Cup team is hoping to get a round in with Shane Lowry this week and pick up a few tips from him.
“Hopefully I’ll be lucky enough to play with Shane Lowry or someone like that, I’m trying to organise that so I think I’ll get a practice round in with Shane Lowry so that’ll be great”
“I can try and pick his brain and some of the guys like that” he added.