The Sound of Silence*

The Sound of Silence*

Last week I wrote about an old research survey that tackled the potential injuries a golfer can suffer by carrying clubs… or even by pulling a trolley. But there was another survey I alluded to, and this one could lead to injuries, too… if of a different hue. In a...
The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)*

The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)*

A couple of recent surveys caught my eye. One was an official piece of research; the other was fuelled by social media. In much the same way as tossing an eight iron into the lake causes ripples, the social media survey caused the usual stir from both sides of the...
First Resort

First Resort

It might seem unfair to say it, given the quality of what Northern Ireland has to offer, but there are just four golf resorts across the six counties. It feels like a mistake, as if someone has omitted the 1 in front of the 4. How can a region so blessed in courses...
A year in progress for NI golf

A year in progress for NI golf

For many, the past 12 months have been a time to tighten the purse strings and hope for survival. For others, opportunity has arisen to invest in the future. Here’s to some of the great working being done in golf in Northern Ireland of late: Ardglass Ardglass...
Bang for your buck

Bang for your buck

The big boys enjoy the bright lights but what about the great value adventures in the six counties? Here are eight courses you have probably never heard of which will keep you thoroughly entertained. Rack rate green fees for Golf Ireland members start at £25 or below....