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Sprint race for Bridgestone Order of Merit

Reigning Bridgestone Order of Merit champion, Robert Brazill (Naas). Picture Fran Caffrey / Golffile.ie The Bridgestone Order of Merit returns this season in what will be a sprint race over just four events.The Mullingar Scratch Trophy (15-16 August), the Munster Stroke Play (Cork, 5-6 September), the Connacht Stroke Play (Portumna, 19-20 September) a...
Tags: Sport, Aig, Ireland, Golf, Cork, BRIDGESTONE, Amateur golf, Golfing Union of Ireland, Rosapenna, Bridgestone Order of Merit, Rob Brazill Naas, Alan Kelly Communications, Robert Brazill Naas Picture Fran Caffrey Golffile, Connacht Stroke Play Portumna, Colm Conyngham Marketing, Bridgestone Ireland


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


Study shows mental practice may improve putting performance

Announcing details of their research at Ballyneety Golf Course, Co. Limerick were researchers, Niall Ramsbottom, Dr. Adam Toth Dr. Mark Campbell and Eoghan McNeill. Photo by Alan Place.  Researchers are lending support to Arnold Palmer's famous assertion that golf is predominantly played in "the six inches between the ears".According to research by Lero, the Science Foundation Ire...
Tags: Equipment, Sport, Ireland, Golf, Limerick, Ramsbottom, Arnold Palmer, Mark Campbell, Lero, Ul, Golfing Union of Ireland, University of Limerick UL, Ballyneety Golf Course Co Limerick, Niall Ramsbottom, Adam Toth, Eoghan McNeill


Brazill ready to burn rubber on Bridgestone circuit 

International golfer Rob Brazill tees off at the Bridgestone Orders of Merit launch, Mondello Park, Naas, Kildare, Ireland. 07/03/2019. Picture Fran Caffrey / Golffile.ie Happiness for some is a long walk with a putter.But for West of Ireland champion Robert Brazill, few things match the thrill of ripping a drive a mile — especially if he's trying to beat a souped up track car dow...
Tags: Wales, France, Sport, Aig, West, Ireland, South Africa, Golf, Bmw, Dublin, BRIDGESTONE, Kilkenny, Ballybunion, Lahinch, Sligo, Purcell


Woodenbridge - A natural phenomenon in the Garden of Ireland

Woodenbridge Golf Club Joe Carr liked to describe Woodenbridge as the Augusta of Ireland, and while comparisons are odious, the first Irishman to play in the Masters Tournament was better placed than most to appreciate the Co Wicklow gem's unique ambience.Set in a gloriously wooded vale where the Avoca and the Aughrim rivers meet,  Carr was not the first to realise that this was e...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Mother Nature, Augusta, Carr, Henry, Glendalough, Sligo, AVOCA, Dun Laoghaire, Kinsale, Golfing Union of Ireland


The west’s awake at Athenry

The 12th at Athenry Golf Club in Co Galway Success rarely happens by accident and so it’s no surprise that just seven years after it redeveloped its driving range and short game area, Athenry has a group of young guns ready to take on all comers.While Michael Mulryan and Fiona Carroll were the international front runners, David Kitt and Allan Hill have since stepped up to the plat...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Park, Green, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Pga, Golf, Connacht, Raymond, USGA, Thurles, Midweek, Pat Cashman, Golfing Union of Ireland


Proposed Golf Ireland plans dispel some myths

Picture: GUI The GUI and the ILGU have published their detailed proposal for the formation of a single governing body for golf and clarified dozens of misconceptions about what it will mean.For instance, single-gender golf clubs will continue to exist if the formation of "Golf Ireland" is approved by clubs in November.That means that men or women-only golf clubs, such as Portmarno...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Northern Ireland, Board, Portmarnock, National Board, Amateur golf, Pat Finn, Golfing Union of Ireland, ILGU, Golf Ireland, Leopardstown Ladies Club, However Golf Ireland, Sinead Hearty


US names strong teams for World Amateur Team Championships

Cole Hammer. Picture © USGA The USGA has announced the six players who will represent the USA in the 2018 World Amateur Team Championships at Carton House.The world numbers one, two and three — Jennifer Kupcho (21), Lilia Vu (20) and Kristen Gillman (20), — will play in the Espirito Santo Trophy from August 29 to September 1 with Cole Hammer, (18), Collin Morikawa (21) and Justin ...
Tags: Usa, Australia, US, Sport, United States, Tennessee, Golf, Pga Tour, Ncaa, University Of California Berkeley, Collins, Usc, Ucla, University Of Alabama, University of Texas, Gillman


As McIlroy warms up, Lowry and caddie go on ice

Shane Lowry and Dermot Byrne after their 2015 WGC Bridgestone Invitational win Shane Lowry’s nine-year relationship with his caddie appears to have run its course but Rory McIlroy is determined to rekindle his love affair with the Claret Jug after battling his way into contention for The Open at Carnoustie.The Co Down man refused to shrink from challenging conditions yesterday, im...
Tags: Scotland, US, Sport, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Shane Lowry, North Carolina, St Louis, Reno, Clara, Lowry, Majors, Rbc, McIlroy, Shane, Byrne


South of Ireland entries close on 27 June

(L-R): Kevin O’Keeffe (Captain, Lahinch Golf Club), Gary Pierse (Managing Director, Pierse Motors) and Jim Long (Chairman Munster Branch GUI) with the South of Ireland trophy and Lahinch's famous goat. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open might be just over 12 months away but there's an opportunity to see some top class action at Lahinch next month when the classic Co Clare links hosts ...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Graeme Mcdowell, Golf, Tipperary, Clare, Lahinch, Arnold Palmer, Amateur golf, Golfing Union of Ireland, Lahinch Golf Club, Jim Long, South of Ireland, Kevin O'Keeffe, Lahinch Golf Club Gary Pierse, Pierse Motors


GUI names six-man squad for French Amateur

Alex Gleeson (IRL) during the final round of the European Nations Cup at Real Club de Golf Sotogrande. Picture: Golffile | Fran Caffrey The Golfing Union of Ireland has selected a six-man squad to compete at the French International Amateur Open for the Murat Cup at Chantilly from 25-27 May.Castle’s Alex Gleeson, runner-up at the West of Ireland and tied second at the European Nat...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, GUI, Mallow, Portmarnock, Chantilly, Amateur golf, Rowan Lester, Alex Gleeson, West of Ireland, Golfing Union of Ireland, Texas Wesleyan, James Sugrue, Real Club de Golf Sotogrande Picture, Tiarnan McLarnon Massereene Dawson


AIG Cups and Shields reverts to rotation - first stop Thurles 2018

Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint) holes the putt on the 16th green final of the AIG Barton Shield at Carton House today (15/09/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman The AIG Cups and Shields Finals are going back on the road in 2018 and Thurles is the first stop after a four-year run at Carton House.In 2014, the Golfing Union of Ireland broke new ground with the AIG Cups and Shields and took up ...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Golf, GUI, Munster, Thurles, Montgomerie, O'Meara, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Golfing Union of Ireland, Carton House, World Amateur Team Championships, Colm Campbell Warrenpoint, Wehrly, AIG Barton Shield at Carton House


De la Salle Waterford knock the 'Rock at Lucan

Ryan O'Connor (De La Salle, Waterford) holes the winning putt on the 16th green to win the 2017 Irish Schools Senior Championship at Lucan Golf Club. (25/04/2017). Picture by Pat Cashman Ryan O’Connor clinched the winning point as De La Salle Waterford beat Blackrock College to capture the Irish Schools Senior Championship at Lucan.The Waterford Castle player beat Woodbrook’s Jame...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Blackrock, Scott Miller, Holywood, Waterford, James Cronin, Lucan, De La Salle, Amateur golf, Golfing Union of Ireland, Andrew Mulhall, Woodbrook, Waterford Castle, Presentation College Athenry, Blackrock College


Capital gains - Entrance fees still par for the course at Dublin parklands

The 10th green at Hermitage Golf Club. Picture  courtesy Pat Cashman The massive economic crash of 2008 might have set many Irish clubs on what's been dubbed the "race to the bottom" but Dublin's traditional parkland giants continue to be worth their weight in gold.A recent report prepared by members of Hermitage Golf, situated in west Dublin with spectacular views of the River Li...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Dublin, Newlands, Grange, River Liffey, Milltown, Hermitage, Elm Park, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Golfing Union of Ireland, Carton House, Royal Dublin Golf Club, Woodbrook


Portsalon - Irish golf’s missing links

Ballymastocker Beach and Portsalon Golf Club Irish golf is blessed with many sacred places but while some are world famous — the Portmarnocks, Royal County Downs, Lahinchs, Royal Dublins and Ballybunions of the world — others remain delightfully "unknown" to all but their secret admirers. Portsalon Golf Club, nestled in the dunes alongside Ballymastocker Bay on Donegal's famed Fan...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Tourism, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Florence, Martin, PAUL, Donegal, Ruddy, McGinley, Ballyliffin, Golfing Union of Ireland, Portsalon


McElhinney top dog in North Western Golfing Alliance

Portsalon Golf Club, one of the founding members of the Golfing Union of Ireland Brian McElhinney won the North Western Golfing Alliance's gross and nett Golfer of the Year titles, but it was two County Tyrone men who took the honours in the season-ending captain's prize at Portsalon.Faughan Valley's David Forbes (8) won captain Odhran McGettigan's prize with 42 points as Strabane...
Tags: Sport, Pga, Golf, North West, Harley, Lapsley, Duffy, Alliance, Tyrone, Kevin Keegan, Donegal, Stephen Harris, McElhinney, McGlinchey, Corry, LETTERKENNY


Village people — Malahide celebrates 125 years of golf

The fairway at the sixth on the Red course at Malahide No club is perfect, but if a stranger were to ask for an Irish golf club that embodies all the qualities deemed most desirable, there are few better examples than Malahide.The esteemed north Dublin club celebrates the 125th anniversary this year, and if last Saturday’s multitudinous attendance at the captains’ drive-in is any ...
Tags: Sport, Green, Architecture, Ireland, Golf, Dublin, The Island, Electric, Kerry, GUI, Padraig Harrington, Campbell, Karl Kennedy, Margaret, Inc, Kellogg


State of the (Golfing) Union: "There is a culture of tolerating handicap cheating"

Pat Finn, Chief Executive Officer of the GUI. Picture; Pat Cashman The men and women that work at the Golfing Union of Ireland could be forgiven for feeling a little hard done by at times given the considerable amount of flak the organisation receives via social media for all the ills affecting the game.CEO, Pat Finn, is paid to take it on the chin. But he has logical answers for ...
Tags: Sport, West, Ireland, Pga, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Shane Lowry, GUI, Padraig Harrington, South, Finn, Eddie Murphy, East, Talbot, Carnoustie, Alan Kelly


Moloughney: "Handicap building is a form of cheating"

Munster Golf Chairman John Moloughney presents a cheque to Emmet Murphy and Willie Walsh from Mallow Search & Rescue, Munster Golf's nominated charity for 2016.Picture: Niall O'She  GUI President Elect John Moloughney echoed the words of GUI CEO Pat Finn and opened up with both barrels on handicap cheats in his farewell speech as Chairman of the Munster Branch.Mr Moloughney will t...
Tags: Sport, Ireland, Golf, Bank, GUI, Council, Leinster, Cgi, Willie Walsh, Munster, Branch, Limerick, Authority, Board, Peter, Ulster


David Sheahan, goodbye to the good doctor

David Sheahan The death on Monday of amateur great Dr David Sheahan wasn’t just a sad reminder of a bygone era but also the strangely poignant as it co-incided with the start of a new era for student and youth golf in Ireland.A new Irish Students Series began at Lahinch last week with Cork Institute of Technology’s John Hickey and UCD’s Chloe Ryan winning the Irish Intervarsity Championships at Lahinch.What they wouldn’t give to reach the heights achieved ...
Tags: US, Sport, David, Ireland, Sprint, Golf, Paul Mcginley, Portugal, Brian, Dublin, St Vincent, GUI, Cork, Newlands, Gerry, Maureen


Lahinch to stage 2019 Home Internationals

Rowan Lester (Hermitage) on the 13th tee during the semi-finals of the 2016 South of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Lahinch. Picture:  Golffile | Thos Caffrey Lahinch Golf Club has been named by the GUI as the host venue for the 2019 Home Internationals.Home to the South of Ireland Championship since 1895, it is renowned as one of the world’s great links and sometimes referred to as “the St Andrews of Ireland”Mark Wehrly, Championships Manager of the...
Tags: Wales, Scotland, Sport, Ireland, Golf, GUI, England Scotland, Lahinch, Nairn, Amateur golf, Golfing Union of Ireland, Rowan Lester Hermitage


"It’s hit it, find it and hit it again on the Challenge Tour"

Kevin Phelan with  Michael McElligott, Chief Executive of Tetrarch Capital and  Gavin Moynihan Challenge Tour duo Kevin Phelan and Gavin Moynihan are hoping to take advantage of their precision and short game prowess when they enjoy “home” advantage in next month's Volopa Irish Challenge hosted by Mount Wolseley Hotel Spa and Golf Resort.The former Walker Cup players are well down the Challenge Tour rankings after a frustrating years battling the bombers i...
Tags: Europe, US, Sport, Ireland, South Africa, Golf, Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Oman, Road, Leinster, Cgi, Christy O'connor Jnr, Moynihan, Phelan, Carlow


Surgical Mullarney cruises to five-shot Mullingar Electrical Scratch Trophy win

Winner Ronan Mullarney (Galway) with the 2016 Mullingar Electrical Scratch Trophy at Mullingar Golf Club ( 01/08/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman There’s more than one way to skin a cat and Ronan Mullarney proved that precision can still trump power when he cruised to an impressive five-stroke victory in the Mullingar Electrical Scratch Trophy.The 20-year old Paddy Harrington Scholarship student from Salthill had a three-stroke lead heading into the final 36 ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Galway, Connacht, Carr, Foley, Portrush, Salthill, Portmarnock, McVicker, Amateur golf, Grehan, Rowan Lester, Pat Cashman, Maynooth University, Ballyliffin


Power romps to six-shot win in Irish Boys Amateur Open

Winner Mark Power (Kilkenny) holes his final putt on the 18th green in the final round of the 2016 Irish Boys Amateur Open Championship at Castle Golf Club. Picture by Pat Cashman Kilkenny's Mark Power added the Irish Boys Amateur Open title to his win in the Peter McEvoy Trophy when he closed with a one under 69 to win by six strokes on seven under 273 at Castle.A son of three time former Irish Close champions Eileen Rose Power (née McDaid) and Eddie Powe...
Tags: England, France, Sport, Power, Golf, Ross, Thomas, Louth, Kilkenny, Mulligan, John Brady, Andrew Hickey, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Golfing Union of Ireland, Peter McEvoy


Cool cat O'Hanlon claims wire-to-wire "East" win on return to amateur fold

Paul O'Hanlon (Carton House) winner of the CityNorth Hotel sponsored East of Ireland Championship at County Louth. Picture by Pat Cashman There were magnificent final day performances from the likes of Robbie Cannon and Stuart Bleakley, Irish Close champ Tiarnan McLarnon and Jordan Hood.But not even Gerard Dunne, roared on by the Baltray faithful to make an eagle and 10 birdies in the last two rounds, could lay a glove on wire-to-wire champion, Paul O’Hanl...
Tags: Texas, Sport, Ireland, South Africa, Golf, Rory Mcilroy, Jesus, Wolseley, Grant Thornton, PAUL, Cannon, Kildare, Lahinch, Hanlon, Sterne, Keith Egan


GUI presented with Harry Colt Award for its outstanding contribution to golf

GUI President Kevin McIntyre receiving the Award from Tom Mackenzie at the European Institute of Golf Course Architects' annual meeting at Royal Belfast The European Institute of Golf Course Architects has presented its Harry Colt Award to the Golfing Union of Ireland.The award, which is given to an organisation or individual that have made an outstanding contribution to golf or golf development, was made to Kevin McIntyre, the President of the GUI, at Roy...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Architecture, Ireland, Golf, Union, Belfast, Shane Lowry, GUI, McMurray, Amateur golf, Golfing Union of Ireland, Kevin McIntyre, Tom MacKenzie


Classy Campbell holds off Hume charge to claim regal win at Royal Dublin

Winner Colm Campbell (Warrenpoint) with the 2016 Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship trophy after his victory at The Royal Dublin Golf Club today (08/05/2016). Picture by Pat Cashman The stage was so spectacular set up that the performers could hardly fail. With the Royal Dublin at her Sunday best, the yellow whins and springy turf caressed in their glorious, technicolour best by a zephyr breeze as midday haze gave way to golden sunshine, the Flogas Iri...
Tags: Europe, England, Germany, Sport, Czech Republic, Ireland, Golf, Nice, Jack, Goodwood, Matthew Jordan, Great Britain, Ksa, Campbell, Warrenpoint, Louth


O'Connor win key as Presentation College Athenry wins Irish Senior Cup

James O'Connor (Presentation College, Athenry) driving at the 11th tee in the final of the 2016 Irish Schools Senior Championship final at Athlone. Picture by Pat Cashman James O'Connor was the hero as Presentation College Athenry claimed Irish Schools Senior Cup win a 3.5-1.5 win over Patrician Academy, Mallow in Athlone.The Galway school beat  St Killian’s, Carnlough 3-2 in their semi-final as the Mallow students beat Scoil na mBraithre from Kilkenny 3-2 ...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Connor, Kevin, Kilkenny, O'Connor, Mallow, Athlone, Presentation College, Amateur golf, Pat Cashman, Galway Bay, Golfing Union of Ireland, Peter McEvoy, Scoil, Kevin McIntyre


Flogas sponsors Irish Amateur Open; DDF Irish Open invite for the winner

Pictured at The Royal Dublin Golf Club at the announcement of Flogas as Irish Amateur Open sponsors are Cormac Sharvin, with Pat Finn (CEO, GUI) and John Rooney (Managing Directpr, Flogas). Picture: GUI/Golffile. Flogas has ended the Golfing Union of Ireland's six-year search and become the new title sponsor of Ireland's premier men's amateur golf championship, the Flogas Irish Amateur Open Championship.The GUIs oldest event, this championship has seen some...
Tags: Ireland, South Africa, Natural Gas, GUI, John Rooney, Padraig Harrington, LPG, John Ball, Royal County, Amateur golf, Cormac Sharvin, The K Club, Pat Finn, Golfing Union of Ireland, Royal Dublin, Flogas


GUI appoints first Chairman in Iggy O Muircheartaigh

The Golfing Union of Ireland has appointed its first board with former President of NUI Galway  Iognáid (Iggy) O Muircheartaigh its first Chairman and solicitor Keith McGarry and senior executive John Power as independent members.The new Board was appointed at a Special General Meeting of its Central Council, replacing the Executive Committee as a key move in the implementation of the Union's Strategic Plan, adopted in 2015.Following an open recruitment process, the Nomina...
Tags: Mexico, Scotland, University, Ireland, Union, Dublin, Kerry, Monterey, GUI, Pebble Beach, Iggy, Stanford University, Galway, Board, Irish Times, Executive Committee