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    • My Masters dream. A year on from playing Augusta National

      My Masters dream. A year on from playing Augusta National

      This year was my second time to make the pilgrimage  the Masters and what a special week it turned out to be.  It's hard to believe a year has passed since i played Augusta National and being back this year brought all the memories back like it was yesterday. Augusta...

      Chasing the Slam – Can Rory create history at Augusta

      Chasing the Slam – Can Rory create history at Augusta

      Winning Arnold Palmer’s tournament at Bay Hill clearly meant a lot to Rory McIlroy. It was his first taste of success in 18 months but more importantly perhaps, it should give him an extra dose of confidence as he drives up Magnolia Lane for the tenth time to play in...

      Seve loved Ireland, the Irish Open and his Irish fans

      Seve loved Ireland, the Irish Open and his Irish fans

      It was 1973, El Paraisio GC on the Costa Del Sol, the last event on the European Tour.  I was a struggling tour pro trying to make the cut to keep my playing card for the next year and avoid the dreaded Monday pre qualifyings. A couple of 73’s would do it. This was...

      What to do when you decide to stop chasing the Tour dream?

      What to do when you decide to stop chasing the Tour dream?

      Claiming the Flogas Irish Amateur today was a great achievement for Peter O’Keefe. After spending years chasing his tour dream O'Keeffe dropped back to the amateur ranks and used his knowledge and experience to set himself up in golf fitness. So what do you do when...

      Riviera – Is truly perfection in Pacific Palisades

      Riviera – Is truly perfection in Pacific Palisades

      We're lucky in Ireland to be able to play our top courses, it's not quite as easy elsewhere. It’s always wise to remind oneself that access to great golf courses in Ireland is easier than anywhere else on the planet. Sure, the odd club looks for northwards of €200...

      50 years of memories – Whelan and the Links

      50 years of memories – Whelan and the Links

      This is the strange story of a small group of men who went golfing in 1966 and who didn't come home for forty-five years. Well. Not quite true.  They came home for fresh socks and jocks, to check the post, to make sure that their families were comfortable and to...

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