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    • Schooled in the art of scoring on a cold winters day

      Schooled in the art of scoring on a cold winters day

      We were schooled in the art of scoring. It was a cold, winter Friday in Newcastle but the professional among us was still different class. I’ve always been intrigued at how professionals can push on and go low whereas many amateurs (ok, me) tend to hit the panic...

      ITC team lose ground as Thornton & Higgins get going

      ITC team lose ground as Thornton & Higgins get going

      Ireland slipped eight shots behind the leaders at the close of play on day two of the International Team Championship in Greece where the two best scores from a team of three to count in each round. Damian Mooney (Damian Mooney Golf), Joe Dillon (Headfort) and Colm...

      Ireland’s defence of ITC title off to a solid start

      Ireland’s defence of ITC title off to a solid start

      Ireland made a steady start to their International Team Championship (ITC) defence at Costa Navarino (Greece).   The PGA in Ireland trio of Damian Mooney, Joe Dillon, and Colm Moriarty have got the defence of their International Team Championship title off to a...

      David Higgins named 2019 PGA Cup vice-captain

      David Higgins named 2019 PGA Cup vice-captain

      David Higgins admits the PGA Cup holds a special place in his heart after being named as Cameron Clark’s second vice-captain for the match against America in Texas next year. The Waterville professional was one of the standout performers as Great Britain & Ireland...

      Keating’s Killarney departure raises questions

      Keating’s Killarney departure raises questions

      News of David Keating’s shock departure from Killarney Golf & Fishing Club this week had an impact on me. Can’t quite put my finger on why, was it the social media outpouring and fact he is one of golf’s good guys? I don’t know David well; we’re at opposite ends...

      Kilpatrick takes day one lead at Galway Bay

      Kilpatrick takes day one lead at Galway Bay

      Richard Kilpatrick overcame a nagging hip injury and fired a four under par 68 in tricky conditions to grab the lead on day one of the 108th Irish PGA Championship at Galway Bay Golf Resort.Richard Killpatrick / Image from PGA Ireland  The Banbridge...

      Galway Bay locked & loaded ahead of 108th Irish PGA

      Galway Bay locked & loaded ahead of 108th Irish PGA

      The Irish PGA Championship returns to Galway Bay Golf Resort this week from  October 11-13, having  last staged the Irish Championship back in 1994 when a 26-year-old Darren Clarke won with a four-round total of 285. The 108th renewal will be contested over 54-holes...

      Moriarty grinds out a win in Connemara Pro-Am

      Moriarty grinds out a win in Connemara Pro-Am

      Colm Moriarty collected the Connemara Pro-Am title over the weekend recording a 36-hole total of four under par in the annual €17,000 tournament. The Glasson Hotel professional posted scores of 69 and 71 to top the leaderboard, one shot ahead of Cian McNamara...

      Birdie blitz for O’Briain and Brady at Rathsallagh

      Birdie blitz for O’Briain and Brady at Rathsallagh

      Eamonn Brady (Clontarf GC) and Neil O'Briain (Old Conna GC) clearly didn't mind the blustery conditions at Rathsallagh GC as they both returned -6 rounds of 66 to share first place in the PGA Southern Championship Pro-Am. The pair finished one shot ahead of Damien...

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      Morikawa primed to end year as World Number One

      Morikawa primed to end year as World Number One

      By Bernie McGuire, Bahamas. A fortnight after being crowned European No. 1, Collin Morikawa would move to World No. 1 with victory in this week’s Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Morikawa, 24, last fortnight became the first American-born player to win the Race to...