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Robin Dawson Biography

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Robin Dawson – Touring Professional, Portmarnock Links

Signed Friday January 11th, 2019 

Height – 6ft 2”
Date of birth – 9th November 1995
Turned pro – September 2018
Residence – Waterford, Ireland


In January 2019, Robin became the Touring Professional at Portmarnock Links, following in the footsteps of previous Touring Professional, Darren Clarke.


Robin had a glittering amateur career before turning professional in September of 2018 and has already secured his full Challenge Tour card for the 2019 season, as well as European Tour status through European Tour Qualifying School.


He finished his amateur career with a remarkable 2018 season that saw him rise to 6th place in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Highlights during the year included victory in the Flogas Irish Open Championship at Royal County Down; runner up in The Amateur Championship; second in the European Amateur Championships; representing Europe in the Bonallack Trophy; selection for Great Britain and Ireland for the St Andrews Trophy; and representation for Ireland in both the World Amateur Team Championships and the Home Internationals.


In previous years he triumphed in the World University Championships (2016), the European University Championships (2015) and the Irish Boys Amateur Open (2013).


Speaking on the announcement of his partnership with Portmarnock Links, Robin said “Portmarnock Links is one of my favourite Links courses and for me to now be their Touring Professional, is a huge honour. It is a golf course that I have spent a lot of time on and it is one of the best tests of links golf that there is. It is clear that all of the teams hard work has come to fruition and I am excited to showcase Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links on the international golfing stage”.