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Difficult Times

Have you found a fence to sit on? Asks Kevin Markham #covidireland #staysafe

Davis Love III’s house totally gutted by fire

“While everyone in our family is saddened at the loss of our home that was filled with so much laughter and incredible memories, we’re very blessed that everyone is safe and unharmed,” Love said

Ryder Cup legends: Ian Poulter

The fifth to feature in our series of Ryder Cup legends in the lead up to Whistling Straits has been the chest pumping heartbeat of Team Europe who'll be striving to don his Postman blue once more

Top 100

The Irish Golfer Top 100 Courses in Ireland 2020

Our panel of experts butt heads to ultimately land on what we believe to be the top 100 courses on the island of Ireland. Do you think we got it right? #IrishGolfer #IGMTop100
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Tour News

McIlroy predicting bumper golf calendar from August

Rory McIlroy admits he hasn’t touched a club since Thursday’s first and only round of this year’s Players Championship but he’s eyeing up a potentially mouth-watering run of events post-COVID-19

Ryder Cup captains lead tributes to the late John O’Leary

The golfing world mourns the loss of Irish golf legend - John O'Leary

Lowry accepts the waiting game as Olympics is postponed

"All the players just think it is absolutely mental what is going on, something you never thought you would see in your lifetime, but there's more to life than golf," said the Clara man

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WIN a new Motocaddy M5 GPS Electric Trolley worth over €900!

Irish Golfer has teamed up with Motocaddy, to offer one lucky reader the chance to be the first person in Ireland to own the new Motocaddy M5 GPS model

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If you don’t have anything nice to say, say nothing at all 

At 8pm on Thursday around Ireland, you could feel the love as people showed their appreciation for our frontline workers. Let's make this atmosphere a reality in our virtual world too #staysafe #covid19

Tackling the question; has golf been the world’s worst-coached game?

There is a growing army of enlightened coaches out there who have moved from simple swing developers to performance-focused experts, adept in all the different aspects of the game

When any fix will do

For some of us, there's just no substitute for live sport and with golf postponed for the foreseeable, people are willing to give just about anything a shot to get their fix #COVID-19

Is golf in the Republic next to fall in the COVID-19 battle?

Those in charge of grassroots golf in the UK and Northern Ireland have called on courses to temporarily close their gates to the casual golfer. Is the Republic of Ireland next?

GPS technology a huge boost for Tour players and amateurs in 21st century

Where would we be without our 15th club in the bag - the Garmin, Bushnell, Golf Buddy or SkyCaddie - that opens our eyes to aspects of our game we never knew existed?

GUI/ILGU News

Golf’s playgrounds are closed. What do we do now?

Golf courses are closed. Whether you agree with it or not, now's not the time for discontent. As a golf community, we have to play our part for the wider community to prosper #COVID19ireland

GUI & ILGU recommend Golf Clubs & Facilities to Close

Following the latest government announcement, urgent response requires all golf clubs, courses and facilities across the island of Ireland to close

Golf clubs in Northern Ireland must close, says GUI & ILGU

Following advice from the UK Government to contain the spread of Coronavirus, it is the view of the GUI and ILGU that all golf clubs in Northern Ireland must close their facilities with immediate effect
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Club News

Roganstown & Swords decline GUI/ILGU recommendation. Both to stay open

Roganstown and Swords Golf Courses will remain open despite GUI and ILGU calls for golf facilities on the island to close amid the COVID-19 crisis. Do you agree with the move? #covidireland

The Kids Are Alright… in Offaly 

The success of a certain Major Champion has triggered local businesspeople and professionals to come together and create the Offaly Junior Golf Academy, a program aiming to get kids into golf for life
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Equipment

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

PowaKaddy lifts curtain on exciting CT range

PowaKaddy is continuing to push the boundaries of ultra-compact, lightweight design with the introduction of the completely remodelled 2020 Compact range

Motocaddy launches world’s first touch screen electric trolley

Motocaddy is introducing the world’s first touch screen-enabled electric trolley as the flagship model of its transformed new range for 2020

Taking Stand Bags to the Max in 2020

Golf bag and push trolley gurus Big Max are introducing three new stand bags this spring, adding a great choice of technology, innovation and price to its range

TaylorMade to introduce a putter you can Truss

TaylorMade Golf has announced the company’s newest putter innovation in Truss. The uniquely shaped family of putters provides an answer for golfers seeking the performance of a high-MOI mallet in a more traditional shape

Bushnell Golf unveils new Tour V5 & Tour V5 Shift lasers

Eagle-eyed rangefinder manufacturers Bushnell Outdoor Product have unveiled the latest additions to their innovative lineup – the Tour V5 and Tour V5 Shift

Feature Interviews

Remembering Shane Lowry’s most famous win

The pubs might be closed but it's still a day to celebrate everything Irish and few occasions in recent memory evoked more national pride than the sight of a young man from Clara lifting the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush

Cannon Performance is having a Major impact

Robbie Cannon has over 20 years’ experience at the top level of amateur golf in Ireland but it’s his work off the golf course that has earned him a reputation as one of the leading Strength & Conditioning coaches in the country

Patience paramount in European Tour graduate Sharvin’s success 

@CormacSharvin92 delivered his best season as a pro last year on the Challenge Tour. Here he shares his path to success, one of patience, perseverance and significant investment

Style
Latest

Footjoy delivers comprehensive spikeless line-up for 2020

Footjoy's latest offering boasts more comfort, versatility and durability with a range of models to suit all golfers

Adidas’ journey to End Plastic Waste hits the golf course

Adidas athletes who teed it up in last week's Players Championship walked a mile in David Attenborough's shoes, wearing select apparel and footwear made from upcycled plastic waste

FootJoy launch all-new Pro SL and Pro SL Carbon shoes

FootJoy has unveiled its new Pro SL shoe for 2020 featuring improved traction, stability and comfort as well as an all-new Pro SL Carbon shoe

Puma Golf introduce Ignite IGNITE PWRADAPT CAGED

IGNITE PWRADAPT CAGED delivers the optimum blend of comfort and style with locked-in stability no matter how hard a golfer swings, thanks to a new PWRCAGE saddle unit

Travel

A player’s paradise in Portugal 

Amendoeira Golf Resort presents two spectacular examinations of golf under the blanketing year-round sunshine of the Algarve. Take me back! 

La Cala named best 4 star golf resort in Spain

La Cala has been named the Best 4 star Golf Resort in Spain at the 2019 International Travel Awards, capping an award-winning year for Spain’s largest golf resort
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Irish PGA News

O’Briain and McGrane come out on top at Sutton

Old Conna's Neil O'Briain and local assistant Gary McGrane fired three-under par 67s at the PGA southern branch pro only four-ball event in Sutton Golf Club

Higgins wins first time out at Munster Winter Series

David Higgins made a winning start to 2020 when he shot a three-under par 69 in Cork Golf Club at the Munster PGA Winter Series event on Monday

McGrane masters Golf-Mad Pro-Am in Turkey

Carlow professional Damien McGrane had 5,000 reasons to smile as he put the field to the sword at the Golf Mad Pro-Am in Turkey
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