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Those of you with a game of golf planned this weekend may want to have a look at the latest restrictions, not just for the three counties in question but those outside them too

Dun Laoghaire & Mullingar take to the fairways in Pink

Dun Laoghaire and Mullingar golf clubs became the latest courses in the country to be showered in flamingo pink in aid of Breast Cancer Research

Moriarty takes the spoils at Portmarnock Links Pro-Am

The ever-impressive Colm Moriarty took advantage of pristine conditions to score a five-under 66 and win his first event of the season at the Portmarnock Links Pro-Am

Nature Valley Order of Merit beginning to take shape

It may have proved a delayed start to this year's Irish Golfer Series but players have looked determined to make up for lost time since our first event of the year at Cork Golf Club

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?
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Tour News

Sharvin in touch but Dunne & Caldwell cut in England

Cormac Sharvin remains in the hunt for a maiden European Tour title but there’ll be no weekend work for Paul Dunne or Jonathan Caldwell at the inaugural English Championship

McIlroy and Lowry wary of Koepka’s three-peat threat

Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry admit that a confident Brooks Koepka will be hard to stop in his pursuit of three U.S. PGA Championships on the spin

Lowry opens with comfortable 68 back on Major stage

Shane Lowry says it feels like a Major around TPC Harding Park, despite a relatively easy opening day at this year's PGA Championship in San Francisco

Latest Podcast

Irish Golfer Podcast – S1 Ep5 | Conor Moore – The voices in my head

He may have risen to national prominence with his pitch-perfect impressions of Joe Brolly and Ger Loughnane but impersonator, Conor Moore has found his big break inside the ropes through his take on the world of professional golf.

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You Give Love a Bad Name*

When passion boils over into anger, there's no excuse for taking your rage out on the golf course. Sadly, that's exactly what happened on the 17th green at North West GC recently

Hazeltine memories highlight the fervour and fanaticism of US supporters

Another year to wait but much to ponder in the interim; a Ryder Cup in America is no place for the fainthearted, be they European players or fans

Fast & Fascinating facts

More tidbits from around the world of golf including the one time Masters champ who not only correctly predicted his win but also his aggregate score

Cursed in Foxford and Puerto Rico

Some curses seem harder to break than others, whether you're a Mayo footballer chasing an All-Ireland title or a Puerto Rico champion sentenced to PGA Tour doom

Greg… what ‘e’ was it on the FedEx sign?

A trip down memory lane to the 1997 FedEx St. Jude Classic and a typical Greg Norman charge aided by a certain FedEx sign on Sunday

GUI/ILGU News

The Race is On for this year’s Irish Kids Golf Tour OoM

The 2020 Irish Kids Golf Tour Order of Merit is beginning to take shape ahead of this month’s Munster Trophy at Fota Island Golf Resort

GUI recommends players withdraw from this year’s Amateur

Given the Department of Foreign Affairs continues to advise against non-essential travel overseas, players in the ROI at least have been told to stay at home & avoid overseas competition

Collins and Lyons claim impressive Munster titles

Muskerry’s Zak Collins captured the Munster U17 Close Championship while Limerick's Lucas Lyons prevailed in the U15's event at West Waterford GC
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Club News

Golf’s great opportunity 

With around 20,000 new membership cards printed this year already, there is an insatiable appetite still rumbling for golf and it’s time for clubs to capitalise

Kingsbarns celebrates 20th birthday with August 1 reopening

One for the bucket list, Kingsbarns Golf Links is a gem in Scotland's crown of stunning tracks and has accomplished much in its relatively short history
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Equipment

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

FIRST LOOK: The all-new Titleist Tour Speed golf ball

Following years of rigorous product development, the introduction of the new Titleist Tour Speed provides golfers with their fastest, best performing golf ball yet

Big Max introduces lightest ever push trolley

At just 5.4kg, the TI Lite from trolley experts Big Max is a practical dream for golfers wanting to take the edge off their long walk spoiled

Music to our ears – Bushnell Golf introduces Wingman GPS Speaker

The all-in-one device gives golfers access to their favourite music while still providing them audible distance information on the course

Motocaddy M7 remote offers even more hands-free control

Motocaddy is introducing a new M7 Remote trolley that gives golfers a superb hands-free option for transporting clubs on the golf course

Cleveland Golf lifts curtain on latest flagship wedge, the RTX ZipCore

“Cleveland wedges are always just beautiful looking clubs, and this one is no different,” said 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry

Feature Interviews

Conor Moore – the voices in my head 

We sit down with the Mullingar funnyman who talks meeting Jack Nicklaus & Tiger Woods and how ‘The Conor Moore Show’ has been received by the players he impersonates

Big Interview – James Sugrue – Mallow and mellow for life 

The Amateur Champion recalls that famous week in Portmarnock, potential Augusta practice partners and his secret weapon named Jimmy

Recovering Dunne knows fast start will be key when golf gets green light

If you missed our Paul Dunne podcast launch, here the former European Tour winner opens up about a season where he lost his Tour card and outlines his plans for a comeback

Style
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Adidas to unite golfers preparing for Tokyo 2021

The Tokyo Collection – made up of 41 footwear silhouettes across 19 sports, are all purposefully designed in a signal pink colourway to connect athletes without words

Adidas unveil limited edition summer footwear

At the heart of the colourful tie-dyed footwear the words ‘Summer of Golf’ are emblazoned on the tongue. Something different for a summer that has been anything but normal

Get in the Zone with Ecco Golf

Looking to upgrade your footwear for the 2020 season? Zonal support redefined as Ecco’s S-Three takes performance technology to the next level

Galvin Green brings out biggest ever Junior range

Premium golf apparel brand Galvin Green has introduced its biggest ever range of high-performance clothing aimed at young golfers for the 2020 season

Travel

See The Point 

Kevin Markham returns to Seapoint to admire the club’s development. Have you played it?

Clubs to Hire celebrates 10 years in business

2020 hasn't been an easy year so it's great to see a small Irish business celebrating such a milestone event
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Irish PGA News

Purcell fires sizzling 67 to land inaugural €10,000 Irish Golfer Shootout

Portmarnock’s Conor Purcell bested a field bustling with quality to take top honours at the inaugural Irish Golfer Shootout supported by BMW and Modest! Golf at The K Club

McCormack claims Straffan Golf Club Pro-Am sponsored by CFM Group

Brian McCormack carded a six-under par 66 to claim the opening Pro-Am of the PGA in Ireland season hosted at the newly named Palmer South Course at The K Club

K Club to host €10,000 Irish Golfer Shootout supported by BMW & Modest! Golf

Boasting a €10,000 prize fund, the event is open to all male and female Irish professionals from all tours and categories as well as the 2019/20 Team Ireland amateur panels from the GUI and ILGU
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