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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Following intensive engagement over the past 48 hours, the GUI and ILGU have been informed by Sport Ireland that, very regrettably, golf clubs must close under the new level 5 restrictions

Woods returns to Sherwood with no Christmas decorations or fans

The last time Tiger Woods teed-up at the Sherwood Hills club was Christmas time seven years ago when a record of nearly 25,000 spectators poured through the gates on the final day

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

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

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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

Woods says genie is out of the bag with golf ball debate

"They (administrators) should have been worried a long time ago but the genie is out of the bag now," said Woods. "It's now about what we are going to do going forward and how soon can they do it"

European Tour to return to Joburg in November

The European Tour will return to South Africa for the nation's first international men’s golf tournament in nine months when the Joburg Open is contested from November 19-22

Dates for 2023 Solheim Cup confirmed

The Ladies European Tour has announced The 2023 Solheim Cup at Finca Cortesin, in the heart of Spain’s Costa del Sol, will take place from September 18 – 24

Latest Podcast

Irish Golfer Podcast | Episode 7 | Padraig Harrington

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

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More Madcap Miscellany from the World of Golf

More mad stats from the world of golf including the longest usable golf club ever recorded, measuring over 28 feet. Take that DeChambeau and your modest 48 inches!

Boyz n the Hoodies 

'Trust golf to turn the story of Tyrrell Hatton fulfilling Robbie Keane’s boyhood dream of winning the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth into a debate about fashion'

More madcap miscellany from the world of golf

We're not hoping the country is headed for more family Zoom quizzes any time soon but if such things were to happen, we've got the golf round covered at least

VIVA, LAS VEGAS!

'I’ll admit that when I first drove down the Las Vegas strip in a rental SUV, golf was the last thing on my mind. It 'may' not be the next time...'

The Power of New

2021 will be a special year in Donegal, with the arrival of a new golf course, writes Kevin Markham. Do you know what's coming?

GUI/ILGU News

Golf clubs set to close under Level 5 restricitons

The news many of us have been dreading sounds imminent with widespread reports suggesting that the GUI and ILGU have lost the battle to keep golf courses open amid Level 5 Restrictions

Foster solid on debut as Sinz leads Auburn scoring

Elm Park's Anna Foster carded a second round 75 as fellow freshman, Elina Sinz followed her opening 68 with a 71 on day two of The Ally at Old Waverly

Golf courses in Wales to close; are we next?

With every golf course in Wales ordered to close from Friday for a period of two-and-a-half weeks, the worry here in Ireland is that we could be about to follow suit for even longer in Level 5

Equipment

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

Next generation Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x debut on PGA Tour

Players at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open to be Introduced to Final Prototypes of the all new Titleist ProV1 and ProV1x golf balls

AXIS1 Tour HM putter now available across Europe

“Golfers struggling with consistency on the greens should look no further than the AXIS1 range of putters where they can take advantage of the incredible technology on offer"

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

TaylorMade introduce #MyTaylorMade custom family into Ireland

The MyTaylorMade personalised product programme offers thousands of combinations to personalise some of the company’s latest putter and wedge offerings

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

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

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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

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

Golf looking forward to coming Home

Much like our own Fair Isle, Scottish golf has been left to count the cost of a lack of tourism this year but all roads point to a big year ahead in 2021

Irish PGA News

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

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

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