piece I wrote on golf in the Olympics was published in the Irish Examiner. The full article is below...
... I am still not convinced that golf even belongs in Rio.
The Battle for Olympic Gold and a Golfing Legacy
- Is the Olympics good for golf?
- Is golf good for the Olympics?
- Is a Professional strokeplay event the right format?
Is the Olympics good for golf?
On the Irish golfer level, Aaron McAllorum of OpenGolfIreland believes "Golf's reintroduction to the Olympics will diversify the games further and it will become a more inclusive festival of sports as a result."
Is golf good for the Olympics?
Is a Professional strokeplay event the right format?
|Young and old (sorry dad) all get to enjoy this beautiful game of ours.|
"Those calling for the event to be just for amateurs (me included) may keep in mind that as far back as the 1970s, Eastern bloc countries entered into the games across all fields with their State-funded 'amateur' athletes. Is there really such a thing as an amateur golfer these days at Olympic level? Probably not," concludes McAllorum.