Coach Profile – Kelan McDonagh
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By Mary Doyle
February 26, 2019
Kelan is the most recent Professional in the Academy to earn his PGA qualification, having completed his course in January 2019. After a notable U18 amateur career, Kelan earned a spot on the NUI Paddy Harrington scholarship and made his way through his studies while continuing to compete. Some of Kelan’s past achievements include: Irish champion 2009, Mullingar Scratch Cup winner 2010, as well as representing Ireland on three different continents. One of Kelan’s many “claim to fames” includes playing against Tommy Fleetwood in the 2009 men’s home internationals. Kelan is also Post Malone’s biggest fan and has met the star on a couple of occasions!
Year of PGA qualification: 2019
What’s in the bag:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Irons: Mizuno MP185c
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport
Major Predictions 2019:
Masters: Tommy Fleetwood
USPGA Championship: Tiger Woods
U.S Open: Shane Lowry
The Open: Tiger Woods
Favourite Sports Person: Ronan O’Gara
Fastest Swing Speed (Driver): 116mph
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