Are the new formats taking the game in the right direction?

The landscape of tournament golf keeps changing. The sense of continually needing to introduce new formats on the European Tour is a sign of the times, the desire to grab attention, immediate attention. But...

Investment bearing fruit as Charlesland celebrate 25 years

Charlesland Golf Club in County Wicklow is celebrating 25 years in business, with the club bearing fruits of a €1 million refurbishment recently undertaken to strengthen the club’s offering. Charlesland will celebrate the anniversary...

Padraig and Paddy tee up for first Father & Son in Orlando

Three-time major champion Padraig Harrington will make his PNC Father/Son Challenge debut this week with now 14-year old son, Paddy as his partner.   The two-day event again takes place starting Saturday on the Ritz Carlton...

Oh Rickie! What have you gone and done?

Rickie Fowler / Image from Getty Images  The game’s leading tour players have been making their feelings known since the rule changes at the start of the year with Rickie Fowler taking his actions to...

Following in the footsteps of Tour pros? Good luck…

Looking to recreate some of the memorable Irish Open shots from this year IGM's Mark McGowan headed to Portstewart to try his luck. Exactly when it began, I’m not sure, but I do know when...

Pro-Am provides major funding boost for Team Ireland

Irish golfing legends joined forces with the game’s rising stars for the Team Ireland Golf Pro-Am at The K Club on Monday (2 July). Des Smyth (Team Ireland Golf Leader) with his team of (from...

The Doc is back with his top tips for The Wyndham

With his DeLoreon hidden behind some local shrubbery, our man from the future is back with some wisdom for The Wyndham. Kevin Kisner 18/1 Yes there may be some scarring after slipping to a T7 finish...

140 golfing reasons to be sacked from your job

What extremes would you go to in order to play golf all the time? Some of us – no names need to be mentioned – are lucky enough to say that golf is ‘work’ but...

You know what they say? There’s no smoke without fire..

With memberships and revenues declining some US clubs are looking at legalised marijuana cultivation as the answer. From Ben Johnson to Lance Armstrong, and Michelle Smith to Gerbrandt Grobler, sport has faced an ongoing battle...

The business of being Rory McIlroy

For the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy and for that matter any leading sports star it is not just about performing, behind every successful individual is a team feverishly managing the...
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