Dr. Tim Mahony said “ It Mizuno mx 200 irons has been one of my personal ambitions that the Irish Open should take place in Cork. I now look forward to the fulfilment of this wish in 2001 and 2002 and know that the Irish Golfing Public will find Fota Island is a venue which will enhance and compliment the unprecedented facilities and Golf Clubs atmosphere which Murphy Brewery have brought to Ireland’s Premier Golfing Event over the past six years.”
Donal Ward Managing Director, Fota Island, commented: “ Over the past two years we Mizuno mp 52 irons have invested significantly in the redesign and upgrading of Fota Island Golf Course. We now find it tremendously exciting that these efforts have been rewarded through being asked to host the Murphy's Irish Open in 2001.
“Particularly gratifying has been the enthusiastic response from the European Tour to the Course design changes and we look forward to seeing the World’s best test their skills against Fota”
Jeff Howes, who originally worked with Jack Nicklaus at Mount Juliet, is responsible for TourStage X-Blade GR Iron Set the magnificent new design at Fota which sees new routing for eight of the holes and the rebuilding of all eighteen sets of greens and tees. The Course now measures 6,927 yards from the back tees and has a par of 71 with a sss of 73. It Mizuno mx-950 irons will present a formidable challenge to the World’s greatest golfers who will converge on Fota Island Cork in June 2001.