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Hermitage’s Rowan Lester held his nerve to claim victory at The Murray Timber Group sponsored Connacht Stroke Play Championship at Portmuna Golf Club on Sunday

Maguire makes her move at Portland Classic

Leona Maguire hit all 14 fairways in an incredible driving performance that saw her return a blemish free three-under par round of 69 on moving day in Portland

Upbeat McIlroy six back as Wolff takes control at Winged Foot

"68 out there is a really good score. I don't know where that's going to leave me at the end of the day, but I'm feeling pretty good that I've got a good chance going into tomorrow"

Lester leads with two rounds to go in Portumna

Rounds of 68 and 70 leaves Dubliner Rowan Lester with a three stroke lead heading into the final day of the Connacht Stroke Play Championship at Portumna 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?

Tour News

Lowry returning home proud of US Open campaign

A proud yet worn out Shane Lowry arrives back to Ireland on Monday going straight into the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open ‘bubble’ at Galgorm Castle in Ballymena

Sugrue snags exciting Irish Open invite for Galgorm

Ask and you shall receive, at least if you're last year's Amateur Champion James Sugrue who has earned a welcomed invite to next week's Irish Open at Galgorm Castle

Dunne, Kearney & Moynihan cut at Open de Portugal

Ireland's travelling trio saw their journey cut short as Paul Dunne, Niall Kearney and Gavin Moynihan bowed out at the halfway mark of the Open de Portugal

Latest Podcast

Irish Golfer Podcast | Episode 6 | Brendan Lawlor – Dreaming Big

Brendan Lawlor continues to defy logic with his staggering performances in the name of Disability Golf but he’s nowhere near finished, as he strives to bring attention to a brand of golf that has for too long gone unnoticed

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ANA Inspiration, The Blue Wall, and a lesson for the PGA Tour

There’s nothing worse than burying your head in the sand and pretending everything is rosy, but it's a tactic that the PGA Tour has been deploying unapologetically for years

High science or a load of balls?

To find the ultimate ball for you, a ‘fitting’ under PGA Pro/Trackman supervision is wise. After all, if there's advantage to be had, why not take it?

One Major title or 18 – they’re all special to those on golf’s glory list 

The US PGA was a welcome return to the big time despite the lack of spectators. Let's hope the US Open can deliver the goods too

Get Shorty*

The 9-Hole Course is back in the limelight, and none more so in Ireland than Cruit Island, Mulranny, Castlegregory and Bushfoot

Tour Championship has lost touch with the common fan

Apart from the complete lack of excitement, there’s something that doesn’t sit right about the rich getting richer as the rest of the world suffers

GUI/ILGU News

New availability arises for Newry, Mourne & Down Trophy 2020

In the year of the Staycation, golf enthusiasts need look no further than this three-day tournament that finishes with a flourish on the fairways of Royal County Down

Connacht Stroke Play gears up for Bridgestone Order of Merit

The events continue to come thick and fast on this year’s men’s amateur golf calendar with the Connacht Stroke Play next up at Portumna Golf Club on September 19 and 20

Newlands’ Jake Whelan romps home at Dundalk Scratch Cup

“It is one of the biggest Scratch Cups and there are some great names who have won it in the past. I am delighted for my family as we have strong links to the area and my father was a member here"

Club News

O’Keeffe Wins Mallow Scratch Cup

Peter O'Keeffe pipped home favourite James Sugrue to claim his first Mallow Scratch Cup

Proud servant Sands waves goodbye to Cork Golf Club

In 1988, Dublin man Matt Sands moved south to take up a role as Golf Club Manager at Cork GC. He soon fell in love with the place. Wishing Matt all the best in his well-earned retirement

Equipment

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

Titleist introduces Scotty Cameron Inspired by Justin Thomas Putter

Scotty Cameron is celebrating the long-running success of Titleist Brand Ambassador Justin Thomas with the introduction of the new Inspired by Justin Thomas Phantom X5.5 putter

FIRST LOOK – Callaway unveil super game improvement Big Bertha B-21 lineup

Callaway Golf are offering "Distance Any Way You Swing It" with its new super game improvement Big Bertha B-21 line up

Titleist launch limited edition black finish of its T100 and T200 irons and SM8 wedge

Players ask and Titleist listen! Limited edition black finish T100 and T200 irons and SM8 wedge available from August 28th

Mizuno unveils new JPX921 iron family

Mizuno has unveiled its new JPX921 Series of Irons engineered with the use of Chromoly in a full body Forged iron for the very first time.

Looks like a Mallet, Feels like a Blade, Forgives like a Spider

TaylorMade’s latest short-stick, the Spider FCG boasts a forward centre of gravity designed for golfers seeking the forgiveness of a mallet with the feel of a blade

Feature Interviews

The Old Head from Kinsale

This year’s Byron Nelson Award recipient, John Murphy has adopted a powerful mindset that should prove a lethal weapon as he embarks on another year with Louisville highlighted by a PGA Tour date for 2021

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

Style
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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

Adidas introduce its iconic Superstar to golf

The Adidas Superstar is a timeless piece of footwear that’s recognized and worn by people all over the world and now you can wear them on course

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

Galvin Green hits the shelves with eye-catching 2020 range

Galvin Green has turned to the ‘Science of Excellence’ for inspiration for its 2020 Part Two clothing range launched this month

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

Irish PGA News

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

Kilpatrick at the double on Irish PGA circuit

Banbridge's Richard Kilpatrick earned his second win on the bounce with victory at the Greystones Pro-Am on Sunday

Day 2 washout as Irish PGA reduced to two rounds at Roganstown

With a cut no longer in operation, all players advance to Thursday's final round with Colm Moriarty and Shane Jenkinson tied at the top at three-under par. The leaders tee off at 1.20pm

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