Simon Thornton appointed Tournament Professional at Tulfarris Golf Club


European Tour winning professional golfer Simon Thornton, has recently been appointed as the new Tournament Professional at Tulfarris Golf Club.

Simon, who was third in the PGA in Ireland order of merit for 2017, will assist Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort in their plan to become one of Ireland's premier golfing destination. 

The PREM Group owned hotel has also recently been announced as one of the venues for the PGA EuroPro Tour, Europe’s leading development tour.

Commenting on his new appointment Simon said "I am delighted to be starting my new role at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort. The first thing I noted was the quality and layout of the course, which is really impressive. Tulfarris really has all the ingredients to become one of the premier golfing destinations in Ireland.   It’s an exciting time for the Resort and I am looking forward to being part of its success."

Simon's career began in Royal County Down were he was an assistant club professional. He soon went on to progress through the PGA Irish Region, EuroPro, playing on the Challenge Tour in 2009, finishing 51st before earning his European Tour card at qualifying school at the end of the season. In June 2013, he claimed his first win on the European Tour with victory at the Najeti Hotels et Golfs Open in France.