Glenbrae Golf, the brand behind the world leading Spirol Knitwear and the only 'vertical' manufacturer of quality, classic golf knitwear from within the UK, are pleased to announce that they are to enter into a relationship with the iconic Irish golf Legend Christy O`Connor Jnr. This will lead to Christy personally endorsing and wearing the brand.
"As part of our continued growth and success in the golf market, the brand is constantly reviewing new 'avenues' and 'partnerships' to align itself with; therefore we felt that the classic understated qualities of our products would sit perfectly with a true gentleman of the golf world - Christy O'Connor Jnr. Christy has also been, and remains, a true professional and a 'winner' throughout his playing and golf design career, something that we also believe that we parallel" - Andrew Jones Glenbrae General Manager.
Christy O'Connor Jnr. was at the fore front of the PGA European Tour for over two decades. He made the top hundred on the Order of Merit in each of its first twenty-one seasons. He won four times during a very successful career on The European Tour and represented his country on over twenty occasions in the World Cup, the Alfred Dunhill Cup, the Double Diamond, the Hennessey Cup and the Ryder Cup to name but a few.
He is probably best known for the magnificent two iron he hit to the 18th green during his singles match against Fred Couples in The 1989 Ryder Cup at The Belfry. It was a shot that set up a one hole victory and helped Europe to retain the Ryder Cup.
Christy joined the European Seniors Tour in 1998 and the US Senior Tour in 1999. In July 1999 he won his first Senior British Open at Royal Portrush. He then won in the US for a second time in mid August of 1999. In 2000 he returned to Northern Ireland to defend his Senior British Open title at Royal County Down. He became only the second player to defend the tour's major championship when he won the event by two strokes.
Since then Christy has played on senior tours in Europe and the United States, however his current focus - and passion!! -, is the creation of golf courses throughout the world. His large portfolio includes golf courses throughout Ireland and Europe; which has earned him a reputation as one of the finest golf course designers in the country, so much so that his talent and expertise are now being sought on an international level.
Some of his projects to date include Mount Wolseley in Tullow, Co. Carlow, Galway Bay Golf Resort, Co. Galway, PGA National, Palmerstown House, Co. Kildare and the magnificent new course, Knightsbrook, Trim, Co. Meath. Further a field Christy is actively involved in new projects in Portugal with Oceanico Developments, in Hungary at Budapest Gate International and the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, St. Lucia.