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"Covid really changed everything for me. I refocused and started enjoying it again. I’ve started to play a lot better. Going out there and enjoying it I know I’m giving myself the best chance to shoot a low score"

McIlroy backs European and PGA Tour alliance

"If this alliance can be done in the right way, I think it provides a better pathway for Europeans to get on the PGA Tour. I can’t see any negatives with it"

Porsche extends title sponsorship of Porsche European Open to 2023

Sportscar manufacturer Porsche has reaffirmed its commitment to world-class golf with a three-year extension of the title sponsorship of the Porsche European Open, with Paul Casey set to defend his title next year

Kearney solid as Sullivan sets stiff pace at Golf in Dubai Championship

Niall Kearney eased himself into the inaugural Golf in Dubai Championship with a one-under 71 but finds himself trailing Andy Sullivan by 10 shots after the Englishman signed for a sparkling opening 61

Top 100

Best 100 Golf Holes in Ireland

Kevin Markham, golf course writer and photographer, and Ally McIntosh, golf course architect, identify Ireland’s Best 100 Holes for Irish Golfer Magazine. Before you start reading, pick your 3 favourite holes in Ireland. Did they make it?

Tour News

Golfers aiming for place in SA Open history

Clandeboye's Jonathan Caldwell and Ardglass professional Cormac Sharvin are in the field for their third and final event of the South African swing

McIlroy grades season a C; slams Weiskopf’s ‘Tiger attitude’ remarks

"I don’t think that’s a fair assessment. I’ve shown throughout my career that I care, that I want to win, that I want to be the best. And I’ve been the best"

Frittelli eyeing career win at South African Open

Dylan Frittelli believes so much in the history and tradition of the South African Open that he goes as far as to say he wouldn’t feel his career would be complete without adding his name to the trophy

Latest Podcast

Irish Golfer Podcast | Masters Recap with Roddy Carr | Episode 10

We were delighted to catch up with Roddy Carr, son of Ireland's most decorated amateur, JB Carr to react to Dustin Johnson's record breaking win & share some cracking stories of his Dad's trips up Magnolia Lane

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I Dreamed a Dream*

'It feels as if we have forsaken this beautiful game. We haven’t. We’ve just been biding our time under a swell of anger. Who among us has not practised a swing with nothing in our empty hands but hope?'

High time golf made a comeback

'My hope is that we’ll be playing golf again next week, and that those funnelling into green spaces with nowhere else to go will be given a few more options'

An Ode to Dustin Johnson

'Certain factions of the media take great pleasure in the portrayal of Dustin – and brother and caddie Austin on occasion – as being a little dim witted at best, and downright dumb at worst. This is a particular pet hate'

So Rory, where did it all go wrong?

Net worth of over $100million, four Majors, fourth best golfer in the world and on his Christmas holidays in mid-November, all at 31 years young. Still, no green jacket

DJ’s Green Jacket saunter

"Maintaining a composed, laid-back and steely equilibrium with as few thoughts (technical or otherwise) going through his mind is the way DJ plays golf. For now, he is an untouchable World No. 1"

GUI/ILGU News

Golf Ireland reveals 26 funded players for 2021 season

Golf Ireland has announced 15 High Performance and 11 Developing golfers who will receive funding under their player pathway programme for the 2021 season

Golf Ireland welcomes a return to golf in the Republic of Ireland

The latest Government announcements mean golf can resume subject to strict health protection protocols from December 1st and hopefully uninterrupted long into the future

Walsh romps home by six at Sunshine State Amateur

Castlewarden’s Lauren Walsh skated to a second US collegiate title in as many months with a resounding six shot success at the Women’s Sunshine State Amateur

Equipment

Keep up to date with the latest releases from all major golf brands.

Add laser vision to your game with Motocaddy’s PRO 3000

“By any standards, the PRO 3000 Laser is a match for any rangefinder on the market, offering pin-point accuracy in distance measurements at a really attractive price point"

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor – Pro-Level Data in The Palm of Your Hand

Keep your game sharp this winter with the Rapsodo launch monitor. Track every aspect of your game from ball velocity, smash factor, launch angle, trajectory height, distance and video playback from every shot.

Shot Scope expands into laser rangefinder market with new PRO L1

Representing an assured step into the laser rangefinder market, PRO L1 combines advanced technology with sleek styling and a reliable construction from one of the game’s most trusted brands

Titleist unveils new TSi2 & TSi3 drivers for 2021

Featuring a new face material and player-tuned aerodynamics, the new Titleist TSi drivers push the boundaries of speed through advanced engineering and material breakthroughs

Callaway unveil a new X Forged Utility Iron upgrade for 2021

Callaway X Forged UT irons have been given a technology-packed upgrade for 2021 giving golfers a go-to utility club from the tee or fairway

Feature Interviews

Power Play – an interview with Kilkenny’s Mark Power

Before playing all four days at the Irish Open, we sat down with Mark to discuss everything from once outplaying the latest European Tour sensation to the sandwich that cost him at this year’s Amateur!

25 years and still the same Harrington 

25 years since turning professional, a now 49-year old Padraig Harrington shares his memories of the Irish Open and the secret that led him to home success at Adare Manor in 2007

Irish Golfer Podcast | Padraig Harrington | Episode 7

From Adare Manor to Carnoustie, Birkdale and beyond, the European Ryder Cup captain continues to leave his mark on the world stage, though not as much as he would’ve hoped this year

Style
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FootJoy launch its new Stratos shoe featuring unbeatable comfort on and off the course

Featuring an unparalleled, ultra-cushioned underfoot ride, great traction and super soft leather uppers, FJ Stratos is innovative footwear that is specifically tuned for golf and comfort.

Adidas Golf – Paying Homage to the Low Amateur with Limited Edition Footwear

Adidas Golf celebrate the unique experience a small group of amateurs get when they head to Augusta and sleep steps from the first teeare by unveiling the limited edition Crossknit DPR “Low Am”

Now on the Tee: Limited-Edition adidas ZX 8000 golf shoes

Adidas Golf is going back to the archives again announcing the availability of the first-ever ZX model built for golf – the limited-edition ZX 8000 golf shoe

FootJoy unveil new limited edition FJ Flex LE3 footwear

FJ continue to push forward in golf fashion and innovation in the form of FJ Flex LE3, a spikeless offering that looks just as good off the golf course as it does on it

Travel

Warm weather golf on the horizon with Orizonte golf packages

As the winter chill sets in, what better way to warm the cockles than looking towards a sunny spring and some world class golf venues around Portugal offering exceptional value for money

Club spotlight lands on Irish royalty

Velvet turf and greens of gold. Portmarnock has quality running through all 27 holes, writes Kevin Markham. A must for your bucket list

Irish PGA News

Walton “honoured” to etch name on Moran Cup

Portmarnock Links professional Brendan Walton said it was “such an honour” to get his name on the famous Moran Cup after cruising to a four stroke win at Royal Dublin

Doheny shines in the sun at Connemara Pro-Am

Callan's Brian Doheny posted back-to-back 69s to win the 36-hole Connemara Pro-Am on Sunday and in doing so, brought the curtain down on the official PGA in Ireland season

O’Rourke masterclass romps home at The K Club Pro-am

Conor O'Rourke produced a scintillating eight-under par round of 64 to beat a stellar field that included three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington at The K Club Pro-am sponsored by CFM Group

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