John Murray PGA Professional

The Beginnings

Born in North County Dublin I was fortunate to start playing my junior golf in Clontarf Golf Club. My first club job was as an assistant to to the late Hugh Jackson at Donabate Golf Club. In 1987 I decided to cross the English Channel, where I gained a lot of experience at various clubs and stayed until 2000. Returning to Ireland to take up my position as the Head Professional in Malahide Golf Club. From here I have been fortunate to watch the changing shape of Golf and indeed the Club.  

john murray carrying his clubs

Playing Career

I have over 50 professional career wins, which includes The Irish Assistants Championship, PGA Southern Professional Championship, and more recently in 2019, our very own Malahide Pro-Am. Having spent several years in the Top Ten of the Irish Order of Merit in 2019, I was given the opportunity to represent Ireland in the TGI Partnership Trophy. Having also played on both the European Tour and European Challenge Tour, with much practice and hard work I managed to achieve 9 course records over my career, with my lowest score being -9 carding a 63 at Mid Kent Golf Club

Teaching

I am a qualified PGA level 3 coach, a qualified Flightscope Analysis Instructor and a qualified Custom Fitter for the majority of brands having been trained over the last few years.