The Lucan Golf Club Pro-Am teed off on Monday September 12th, with over 180 professional and amateur players gathering together with the Specsavers Liffey Valley team for the special event.
Conor Dewey, Retail Director at Specsavers Liffey Valley, highlighted how being a central part of the community is of the utmost importance to the local team – many of whom live in Lucan, Leixlip & Clondalkin. Conor said: “Like so many people right across the country we have found out just how important community is over the last two years! Our own staff, customers and members of the local community have pulled together so many times to deliver glasses or contact lenses, support our charity initiatives, and just offer a kind word when things weren’t going well. I firmly believe that the challenges of the pandemic have brought this community here in Lucan, Leixlip & Celbridge even closer together and that’s why we were so keen to get involved with this brilliant local event.”
After spending time over the last number of years treating members of Lucan Golf Club – and even attempting a couple of rounds of golf themselves – staff at Specsavers Liffey Valley approached the club about sponsoring an event that would help ‘give back’ to the community for the support offered to the local store through the years. The Liffey Valley team worked closely with Lucan Golf Club General Manager, Pat Barrett, to get the initiative off the ground. Pat said: “We are delighted to have Specsavers on board, and we are looking forward to an exciting day of golf for everyone at Lucan Golf Club playing with these brilliant pros.”
Conor said: “We were looking for ways to give back and do something meaningful for the local community and we were so happy to work with Pat and Lucan Golf Club on this fantastic day of golf. The club offers such a great outlet for the community here in Lucan, Celbridge and Leixlip, so we are thrilled to be involved with that.” Despite attending the event on Monday Specsavers Liffey Valley staff did not take part in the tournament, Conor said: “The amateurs here are such great golfers, I’m not sure our team would be up to par!”