The countdown to the 2014 Irish Open is well and truly under way lots planned in and around Fota Island Golf Resort in Ireland over the coming weeks. One particular feature of the upcoming golf championship that should provide plenty of fun for spectators is Wacky Trousers’ Day on Friday, 20th June. The organisers of the event are asking visitors to Shake a leg at Wacky Trousers’ Day and win prizes from Emirates. Forget your standard golf shorts and gorgeous gúnas, this year’s Irish Open will be remembered for some of the wackiest dressed spectators and visitors in homage to golf legend/fashionista, John Daly.

The organisers of The Irish Open are calling on ladies and gents alike to unleash their inner John Daly and arrive to Fota Island Resort in their most outlandish shorts or trousers on Friday, 20thJune, to be considered for the wacky fashion crown and some fantastic prizes.  Top prize is a €500 voucher for award-winning airline and official airline to The Irish Open, Emirates with lots of European Tour runners-up prizes on offer to encourage visitors to get into the spirit of Wacky Trousers’ day and bring even more colour for those visiting one of the leading hotels in Cork.

The winners will be selected by Esther McCarthy, Features Editor at the Irish Examiner; Country Manager for Emirates, Margaret Shannon and Antonia Beggs, Championship Director of the Irish Open. With John Daly already confirmed as a participant in the golf championship, his eccentric golfing fashion sense will be very much in mind when they crown the overall golfing fashionista in our luxury golf hotel in Cork.

Antonia Beggs said, “John Daly is probably the most interesting fashion icon on the course and we’re inviting all visitors to the Irish Open to pay homage to John and shake up the fashion status quo on day two of the event, Friday 20th June.  Our fashion spotters will be keeping an eye out for possible winners and there may even be a wacky trousers parade to showcase the best entries.”

Taking place from 19th – 22nd June, The Irish Open returns to Fota Island Resort after a 12 year absence, playing host to a field filled with a variety of the the leading golfers from across the world and from closer to home including  Major winners Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Padraig Harrington and Darren Clarke.

Irish Open tickets are on sale priced at €30 for an Adult Day Ticket (€35 on the gate) and €70 for Adult Season Tickets (€80 on the gate).  Children under 16 go free. Corporate Hospitality packages are currently available. For tickets, prizes and more info, visit; www.irishopen.ie.

Wacky Trousers’ Day launched for Irish Open 2014