Sunday, March 27, 2016

When Seve Ballesteros Came To Cork

The current issue of Irish Golfer Magazine has a full review of Cork Golf Club, which includes a brief interview with Liam Higgins and his account of when Seve came to play the Alister MacKenzie designed course in 1983... the day after he had won the Irish Open.

Liam and Seve played an exhibition match play event. Read on and you'll see their score card.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dooks Membership Offer

Views over Dooks' beautiful landscape
Golf in Ireland offers an endless stream of possibilities and, despite the green fee rises that are appearing across the board, value remains strong. Yes, you might disagree with that but you can play some remarkable courses for €20-€30 and that is what I call value-for-money. And, because I know there are golfers out there who refuse to

Monday, March 21, 2016

Golf Ireland Golf Promotion - Saturday April 2nd

West Waterford Golf Club
A couple of weeks ago I said I would let you know as soon as I heard about Golf Ireland’s 2016 ‘Dublin Golf Promotion’ event. 

In what is a departure from previous years, when the event was held in Ballsbridge, in the evening, the 2016 event by Failte Ireland's 'Golf Ireland' arm has moved to the Crowne Plaza hotel in Santry. It will

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Trump and the Doonbeg Wall

Doonbeg's 9th green... in serious danger of being
washed away.
Forgive me Father… it has been three months since I last bashed Donald Trump.

That’s not strictly true. I’ve been enjoying myself on Twitter, watching the videos people have been making about the guy and listening in utter astonishment at some of the things he’s saying. By tomorrow morning he could very realistically be the

Monday, March 7, 2016

St Patrick's Day Golf

Ballyliffin Glashedy par three 5th
Do you like winter golf in Ireland?

It's not a trick question... although after the winter we've had you might consider it an ironic one. If the answer is 'yes' then I admire your perseverance and love of the game; if it's no then you must be relishing

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Druid's Glen Fourballs Up For Grabs - Mellon Educate

The par three 12th at Druid's Glen
It’s not a difficult question: would you like a chance at winning a four ball to play Ireland’s most entertaining parkland – Druid’s Glen – AND a four ball for Druid’s Heath, next door… while also helping a fabulous cause? Would it help if I told you that there was a 1-in-47 chance of winning? And that there are 2nd and