Saturday night at the movies*

Saturday night at the movies*

Given the difficult and daunting days we are living in and the fact that many families will find themselves watching Netflix, Apple TV and/or Amazon Prime, it seems an appropriate time to tackle movies containing our favourite sport. These are NOT golf movies (e.g....
Wild Wild West*

Wild Wild West*

At a time when everyone is moping around at the closure of our golf courses it seems appropriate to reflect on the positives of the year. You might think there isn’t much to be positive about but I would say you are wrong. Clubs have suffered significantly –...
The Power of New

The Power of New

It is surprising – to me at least – that Irish golfers are not that aware of the many ‘new’ things happening at Irish golf courses. We all knew about the massive upgrade at Adare Manor and many of us had heard that Skellig Bay was evolving into Hog’s Head, but the...
Don’t Go!

Don’t Go!

We all know that Irish golf clubs have enjoyed a Covid-19 bump in membership. Thirty new members here, 50 new members there, and over 100 in several cases (e.g. Birr, Seapoint, Royal Tara, Castlebar, Tramore). In Ireland, the GUI is reporting that the number of total...
Club spotlight lands on Irish royalty

Club spotlight lands on Irish royalty

Last year, just ahead of the Open Championship at Royal Portrush, Padraig Harrington made a statement that caused many in the R&A and European Tour to spill their coffee.  “I think this is the beginning of the Open taking its place as the Open, and moving around...