The Pro Shop at Portmarnock Golf Club prides itself on the welcome and level of service that it provides to its members and visiting golfers. The shop carries a wide and diverse range of golfing and casual apparel to suit every taste and size.
Francis and his team are on hand to assist with any needs you might have relating to your equipment or tuition.
If you have any queries on any of the services provided please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the team.
Rental Clubs are also available from the pro shop upon request.
Francis has been the Head Professional at Portmarnock Golf Club since November 2016.
Francis is a very accomplished golfer having competed on both the European Tour &
Challenge Tour from 1996 – 2001.
Highlights - Qualifying for 1998 Open Championship in Royal Birkdale
Lowest Round - 64, Turespana Masters, El Saler, Spain
After finishing with tour life, Francis became the Head Professional at Ballyliffin Golf Club
where he spent two and a half years before moving to Carton House, where he later
became Director of Golf. During Francis’s time at Carton he oversaw 3 Irish Opens, 1
Seniors Open and the European Amateur Team Championships.
Since moving to Portmarnock Francis’s main focus is on coaching club teams, developing
junior golf, teaching, playing casual golf with the members and managing the busy
Professionals Shop at Portmarnock.
Francis and his team pride them self’s on excellent customer service and really enjoy
welcoming and interacting with members and visitors.
Conor Joined Portmarnock Golf Club in April 2018. He studied in the Darren Clarke Golf
School for 2 years and played his amateur golf at Carton House. As well as coordinating the
daily running of the proshop and staff under the guidance of Head Professional Francis
Howley, Conor has taken the lead role In coaching at the club and developed an outstanding
reputation for his methods and advice. Conor is TrackMan Level 1 & 2 certified and a fully
certified custom fitter, Conor’s holistic approach to golf coaching ensures he gets the most
from himself and his players.
Darragh Mealia is from County Longford and joined the team at Portmarnock Golf Club in July 2020, where he has enrolled onto the PGA program. With a degree in psychology under his belt from Maynooth University and experience representing the college golf team, Darragh is looking forward to his journey, to become a PGA Professional. Darragh played his golf at Co. Longford Golf Club and Co. Sligo Golf Club.
Cian joined the team in April 2022. He came from Ashbourne golf club where he spent 2 years as an assistant. He was involved in developing a highly successful junior coaching program with both club and local schools. He turned pro in August 2021. Cian grew up in Trim Co.Meath and was a member in Co. Meath golf club from a young age competing in amateur events and represented the club in different inter club events.
Francis and his team have vast experience in teaching golfers of all levels. All lessons are designed to be both fun and informative.
Excellent facilities are available for all lessons including the following;
Custom fitting is available with our PGA Professionals across manufacturers including Callaway, Taylormade, Titleist, Ping & Mizuno All Custom Fitting is carried out using our Trackman launch monitor which effectively measures and optimises your equipment.
It is advisable to prebook any hire items