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Another strong field for Flogas Irish Scratch Series at The K Club

David Carey in action in the 2019 Saint-Malo Mixed Open, Brittany, France. Credit: Tristan Jones A host of new faces will tee it up Monday’s Flogas sponsored Irish Scratch Series event at The K Club.The likes of David Carey, who shot 57 on the Alps Tour last year, Sunshine Tour player Neil O Briain, former Walker Cup star Gary Hurley and Irish intern...
Tags: France, Sport, Golf, European Tour, Neil, LPGA, Briain, Leona Maguire, David Carey, Amateur golf, Challenge Tour, K Club, EPD Tour, Sean Flanagan, Alps Tour, Gary Hurley


Yates and Carter make hay at Portmarnock Links

Jonathan Yates Alps Tour professional Jonathan Yates took advantage of the best of the weather to card a four-under 67 and claim the best gross in the TaylorMades Summer Series at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links. The Naas golfer followed last week's bogey-free 70 with another superb round, dropping his only shot of the day at the first before pickin...
Tags: Sport, Css, Golf, Dublin, Kennedy, Carter, Butler, Doherty, Yates, Naas, Jamie Kelly, Amateur golf, Portmarnock Links, Portmarnock Hotel, Ardee, Royal Dublin


The K Club to host €10,000 Irish Golfer Shootout

The 17th on the Palmer North Course at The K Club The K Club will host the €10,000 Irish Golfer Shootout supported by BMW and Modest! Golf on the Palmer North Course on July 21.The event will be open to all male and female Irish professionals from all tours and categories as well as members of the 2019/20 GUI and ILGU panels.The event follows in the f...
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour, Bmw, Amateur golf, Challenge Tour, K Club, Alps Tour, Seapoint, Europro Tour, Modest Golf, Palmer North Course, K Club The K Club, Peter Finnan


Leona Maguire cruises to Flogas Irish Scratch Series win at Seapoint

Leona Maguire. Picture ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy LPGA Tour star Leona Maguire carded a five-under 67 to claim the top prize in the second Flogas sponsored Irish Scratch Series event at Seapoint.The Slieve Russell touring professional, who heads to the US on Sunday to resume her LPGA Tour career, claimed the best gross by three strokes from Boys internation...
Tags: US, Sport, Golf, European Tour, LPGA, David Murray, Gary Wade, Richard Reid, Lauren Murray, Conor O Rourke, Leona Maguire, Johnny Caldwell, Michael Hoey, Tom Hackett, Amateur golf, Brian McCormack


Golfing in the Glenns - Birr counts down to Scratch Cup events in August

Birr Golf Club Childhood golfing memories are the mirror of the golfer's soul.Just ask former Irish international and South of Ireland champion Justin Kehoe, who is just one of a host of truly fine players to emerge from Birr Golf Club, which celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2018.The club was founded in August 1893 as the Kings County and Ormonde G...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Leinster, Grant, Peter Lawrie, Marshall, Richie, Justin, Kehoe, John Dwyer, Harrington, Nestor, Bill Owens, Kings County


Michael Hoey and Gary Murphy set for Flogas Irish Scratch Series

Five-time European Tour winner Michael Hoey is the latest big name to sign up for Monday’s Flogas sponsored Irish Scratch Series at Seapoint Golf Links.The former Amateur champion (41) will tee off in the series’ second outing of the season at 11.24 am while internationals Lauren Walsh and Paula Grant and professionals Stephen Grant and Gary Murphy have also signed up. (See week one results)LPGA star Leon...
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour, Arizona State, LPGA, Conor O'Rourke, Leona Maguire, Michael Hoey, Amateur golf, Olivia Mehaffey, Paula Grant, STEPHEN GRANT, Europro Tour, Lauren Walsh, Gary Murphy, Gary Keating


Kennedy on song as TaylorMade Summer Series tees off at Portmarnock Links

Max Kennedy (Royal Dublin) Photo: Ronan Quinlan www.cashmanphotography.ie Royal Dublin's Max Kennedy continued his love affair with Portmarnock Links when he fired a four-under 67 to win the opening TaylorMade Summer Series event yesterday. A bumper, 186-strong field was champing at the bit to get going after a 95-day COVID-19 lockdown—the timesheet...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Css, Heritage, Golf, Dublin, Kennedy, Mike Kelly, Dundalk, Taylormade, Portmarnock, Amateur golf, Portmarnock Links, Leslie Walker, Royal Dublin, Alps Tour


GUI publishes Inter-Club draws

Declan Corcoran (Athlone) reacts to his putt on the 19th green in the semi final of the 2018 Pierce Purcell Shield at Thurles Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman The GUI’s plans for the commencement of a curtailed series of Inter-Club competitions are continuing to progress as the four Provincial Branches of the Union have published their draws for the ...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Republic Of Ireland, Golf, Northern Ireland, GUI, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Provincial Branches of the Union, Inter Club, Donegal Golf Club, Declan Corcoran Athlone, Pierce Purcell Shield at Thurles Golf Club Picture, Union 's Rules and Competitions Committee, Rules and Competitions Committee, Provincial Branch Office


Revised GUI fixtures as 2020 Championships and Inter-Club events resume

Adrian Morrow (Portmarnock) bunkered at the 9th hole in the final round of the 2016 Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship at Tralee Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman The Golfing Union of Ireland has issued a number of revisions to its fixtures for 2020 as plans continue for the resumption of championship and inter-club activity at the end of July. ...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, Leinster, Connacht, Killeen, Killarney, Donegal, Mahony, Amateur golf, Millicent, Pat Cashman, Golfing Union of Ireland, Jimmy Bruen, Inter Club, Fermoy


Irish Scratch Series: Dylan blows hot in the wind at Seapoint

Dylan Keating (Seapoint) driving at the 18th tee on his way to a 1 under par 71 during the Flogas sponsored Irish Scratch Series at Seapoint Golf Club today (29/06/2020). Picture by Pat Cashman Local teenager Dylan Keating outshone star-studded field that included LPGA Tour star Leona Maguire to win the inaugural Irish Scratch Series outing on home tu...
Tags: US, Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Boyzone, Arizona State University, Gary, Dylan, Mike Kelly, McBride, Maguire, Keating, LPGA, Gary Wade, Paul Reilly


Faldo Series Ireland set for July 27 return at Glasson

Royal Dublin’s Max Kennedy receives the U18 trophy from Nick Faldo following his win in last year’s Faldo Series Europe Grand Final in Abu Dhabi. The Faldo Series returns to Ireland following a delayed start to its 2020 campaign with the Ireland Championship set for Glasson Golf Club on July 27.The best Irish junior golfers, boys and girls, will be ma...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Nick Faldo, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Dublin, Abu Dhabi, NICK, Christy O'connor Jnr, Faldo, Co Westmeath, Amateur golf, Glasson, Royal Dublin, Christy O'Connor Junior, Max Kennedy


Action underway in Irish Scratch Series at Seapoint; timesheet here

Stuart Grehan (left) and Paul McBride during their amateur days with Ireland. Picture by Pat Cashman The Flogas sponsored Irish Scratch Series got underway at 7.33 at Seapoint Golf Links with LPGA Tour star Leona Maguire set to hit the course at 9.56 am with Olivia Mehaffey, Stuart Grehan and Garrett Mann.An 89-strong field has been assembled for what...
Tags: Mexico, Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Maguire, LPGA, Leona Maguire, Amateur golf, Stuart Grehan, Grehan, Dermot McElroy, Pat Cashman, Mehaffey, Olivia Mehaffey, Paul McBride


Rafferty and McLarnon headline star-studded Balbriggan Scratch Cup field

Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) driving from the 12th tee in the second round of The Amateur Championship at Portmarnock in 2019. Picture by Pat Cashman World No 17 and Walker Cup star Caolan Rafferty will headline a stellar field chasing €1,500 in prizes at the 36-hole Balbriggan Senior Scratch Cup on Sunday, July 19. ...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Castle, Dundalk, Rafferty, Portmarnock, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Tiarnan McLarnon, Robbie Cannon, Mullingar Scratch Trophy, Caolan Rafferty, Caolan Rafferty Dundalk, Robert Moran, Balbriggan


Flogas to sponsor Irish Scratch Series; timesheets sells out in 48 hours

Leona Maguire will participate in the inaugural Irish Scratch Series event at Seapoint Golf Links on 29 June. Picture: © USGA/Chris Keane Flogas will sponsor the Irish Scratch Series with the first event at Seapoint Golf Links on 29 June selling out in 48 hours.The 18-hole tournament for male and female amateurs and professionals is the first competit...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Northern Ireland, LPGA, Leona Maguire, Amateur golf, Flogas, Seapoint, Annabel Wilson Lurgan, Gerard Dunne, Max Kennedy, Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt Davitt, Seapoint Golf Links, Bray Head


Flogas to sponsor Irish Scratch Series; timesheet sells out in 48 hours

Leona Maguire will participate in the inaugural Irish Scratch Series event at Seapoint Golf Links on 29 June. Picture: © USGA/Chris Keane Flogas will sponsor the Irish Scratch Series with the first event at Seapoint Golf Links on 29 June selling out in 48 hours.The 18-hole tournament for male and female amateurs and professionals is the first competit...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Northern Ireland, LPGA, Leona Maguire, Amateur golf, Flogas, Seapoint, Annabel Wilson Lurgan, Gerard Dunne, Max Kennedy, Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt Davitt, Seapoint Golf Links, Bray Head


Golf bodies reveal Phase 3 plan

The GUI and ILGU have published details of how golf will operate from June 29th should the government confirm this week that Phase 3 can commence under the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business,Golf 's Protocol, in Phase 3, has been relaxed considerably to permit clubs to include four-balls on their timesheets at 10-minute intervals. Competitions are now permitted, both closed and open with visitors a...
Tags: Unions, Sport, Golf, Failte Ireland, Amateur golf, Reopening Society and Business Golf, Sport Expert Group Restaurants, Roadmap Golfers


R&A tweaks elite golf schedule

Amateur champion James Sugrue (Mallow). Picture by Pat Cashman The R&A has updated its plans for its 2020 amateur championships and international matches.As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, some further changes have been made to the schedule of events this summer. Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development and Amateur Championships at The R&...
Tags: England, Sport, Golf, Curtis, Walker, Duncan Weir, Royal Birkdale, Randa, Amateur golf, Medoc, Pat Cashman, West Lancashire, James Sugrue Mallow, Kilmarnock Barassie The Ayrshire, Brabazon Trophy Sherwood Forest Golf Club


Leona Maguire, Gavin Moynihan and Olivia Mehaffey to headline Irish Scratch Series field at Seapoint

Leona Maguire. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy Tour stars Leona Maguire and Gavin Moynihan and Arizona State standout Olivia Mehaffey will headline a strong field for the inaugural Irish Scratch Series at Seapoint Golf Links on June 29.Organised by GK Events to give male and female amateurs and professionals some competitive practice each Monday...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, European Tour, Ncaa, Ucla, Asu, Moynihan, Arizona State, Maguire, LPGA, Gavin Moynihan, Leona Maguire, Amateur golf, Challenge Tour, BRS


Seapoint’s Irish Scratch Series for men and women; professionals and elite amateurs to compete

Seapoint Golf Links The COVID-19 pandemic has left many elite amateurs and touring professionals twiddling their thumbs since March. But two enterprising members of Seapoint Golf Links have used their event planning expertise to create an elite tournament series for both men and women — the weekly Irish Scratch Series. Thanks to sponsorship from Carr...
Tags: Sport, Golf, European Tour, Stuart, Dylan, Valerie, Amateur golf, Challenge Tour, BRS, Stuart Grehan, Carr Golf, EPD Tour, Alps Tour, Seapoint, Europro Tour, Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt Davitt


GUI green lights inter-club events; Jimmy Bruen and Pierce Purcell run as fourballs

Castlebar's Dave Walsh leads the charge at the 18th green after victory in the final of the AIG Jimmy Bruen at Carton House. Picture by Pat Cashman GUI clubs have voted in favour of a limited schedule of inter-club competitions and events in 2020 though it remains to be seen if All-Ireland competitions will run to completion or concluded at provincial...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Golf, GUI, Connacht, Donegal, All Ireland, Dave Walsh, Amateur golf, K Club, Carton House, Castlebar, Jimmy Bruen, Inter Club, AIG Pierce Purcell Shield, AIG Jimmy Bruen Shield


Cork golfer on the ball with PinPro

Declan O’ Flynn shows off his PinPro design. A Cork golfer has designed a flag putting aid to help minimise risk to players due to the Covid-19 pandemic.Declan O’Flynn from Glounthaune in Cork has designed ‘PinPro’ so that golfers won’t need to touch the flag when playing. The ball can be retrieved from the hole by simply lifting a hook on the PinPro ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Cork, Simon, Flynn, Declan, Amateur golf, O'Flynn, Cork Golf Club, Golf Business, Declan O'Flynn, Glounthaune, Andec Stainless, Glouthaune PinPro


How Phase 2 of reopening will affect the GUI and Irish golfers

Illustration of a SARS-CoV-2 virion. CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM COVID-19 has taken over the entire world and has made a huge impact on our lives. For a few months now, we have had to adjust to a completely new lifestyle and give up some of our favourite activities. All non-essential businesses were closed for weeks, including restaurants...
Tags: Sport, Golf, GUI, Amateur golf, Alissa Eckert, Dan Higgins, Golf Union of Ireland, Government 's Roadmap for Reopening Society With


John Murphy secures Byron Nelson Award and PGA Tour start

John Murphy (Kinsale) driving at the 8th tee in the final round of the 2019 Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt & Davitt sponsored Mullingar Scratch Cup. Picture by Pat Cashman Kinsale international John Murphy can look forward to a PGA Tour start next year after he won the prestigious Byron Nelson Award presented by Srixon/Cleveland Golf.Winner of the St Andrew...
Tags: US, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Dallas, Ncaa, John, Salvation Army, Nelson, Louisville, Murphy, John Murphy, University of Louisville, Byron Nelson, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman


ILGU clubs vote to cancel 2020 inter-club events

Audrey Quinn (Craddockstown. Picture by Pat Cashman ILGU clubs have voted overwhelmingly to cancel 2020 inter-club events for 2020 with feedback from GUI clubs expected soon.As a result, the AIG Ladies Cups and Shields, the Revive Active Fourball, the Girls’ Inter-Club and the Irish Senior Cup won’t be played until 2021. The ILGU has also decided to c...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Republic Of Ireland, Golf, Northern Ireland, GUI, Inter, District, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, ILGU, AIG Ladies Cups, Reopening Society and Business, Audrey Quinn Craddockstown, Girls ' Inter Club, ILGU Silver and Bronze Medals


COVID-19: R&A launches £7 million funding package

Map of the COVID-19 verified number of infected per capita as of 18 May 2020. The R&A today launched a £7 million funding package, The R&A Covid-19 Support Fund, to help golf deal with the impact of the pandemic.The fund will be largely aimed at national associations and other affiliated bodies in Great Britain and Ireland.With the global pandemic lea...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Great Britain, Martin Slumbers, Amateur golf


How well does your club score for COVID-19 Readiness?

Picture by Getty, courtesy 1872 PERFORM The days when your gut feeling and guesswork were the main barometers for judging excellence are long gone. It’s a data-driven world and there are ways your golf club can measure how well it is doing when it comes to COVID-19.The safety and wellbeing of members and staff is of paramount importance and with new r...
Tags: Credit Unions, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Getty, Dublin, Amateur golf, Golf Business, Newlands Golf ClubIt, Fergal Brehony


ILGU seeks club feedback on staging Inter-Club events

Noreen Sheridan (Rathcore) holes the winning putt on the 16th green to clinch the AIG Challenge Cup at the 2019 AIG Ladies Cups and Shields East Leinster Finals at the KClub Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman The ILGU has released its modified championship calendar for the remainder of 2020, but it is still seeking feedback from clubs on how it might o...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Republic Of Ireland, Golf, Northern Ireland, Bay, Helen, District, Louth, Heath, Ballybunion, Eileen Murphy, Amateur golf, West Waterford, Pat Cashman, Tullamore


GUI revises schedule - cancels Irish Amateur and four provincial championships; Irish Close in October

Rosapenna will host the reschedule AIG Irish Amateur Close from October 9-11 The GUI has cancelled the Flogas Irish Amateur Open and the four provincial championships and pieced together a limited Bridgestone Order of Merit series with a 54-hole strokeplay AIG Irish Close at Rosapenna to finalise the season in October.The Union is also finalising a pa...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Republic Of Ireland, Golf, Northern Ireland, Cork, Connacht, BRIDGESTONE, Malone, Louth, Roscommon, TBC, Sligo, Lurgan, Ashbourne, Roscrea


RIP Colm Madigan (1937-2020)

Colm Madigan (1937-2020) Leinster and Irish golf is in mourning this week following the death on 2 May of (Lt. Col.) Colm Madigan, best known in golfing circles, not for his rare feat of scoring a goal at Wembley Stadium, but as an accomplished referee and loyal servant of the game.He was born in Ennis, Co Clare on 7 October 1937, which was not only t...
Tags: Sport, Wembley Stadium, Golf, Wembley, Congo, Kate, Leinster, Moira, Anne, Brendan, Sean, Infantry Battalion, Clare, Graeme, Colm, Defence Forces


Return responsibly or risk new crackdown say golf bodies

Golf reopens with restrictions on May 18. Golf bodies have published a detailed guide for returning safely Irish golf's governing bodies last night pleaded with golfers to return responsibly to the course or risk another lockdown as clubs tentatively re-open on May 18.While there are no instructions yet for Northern Ireland clubs as they wait for the ...
Tags: UK, Unions, Sport, Republic Of Ireland, Golf, Northern Ireland, Amateur golf, ILGU, NI Executive