13.5 C
Friday, July 3, 2020
- Advertisement -

Team Ireland set early pace at European Nations Championship

Must read

Open Championship – Top-10 Greatest Hits – #8

In 1973, arguably the sport’s first global superstar was bowing-out of the Open Championship. Trust Gene Sarazen to sign off with a hole-in-one

Calls to postpone the PGA Tour are a knee-jerk reaction

'At the risk of sounding a little “tin-foil hat” here, the evidence suggests that the wave of positive tests and withdrawals has been blown way out of proportion'

Open Championship – Top-10 Greatest Hits – #9

No Top-10 of Open Championship greatest hits would be complete without at least one contribution from the greatest golfer of his – and arguably any other – generation, Tiger Woods

Open Championship – Top-10 Greatest Hits

In the absence of Open Championship golf this year, today we begin our highly subjective selection of greatest hits. Hopefully it will conjure some memories and stir some debate. Enjoy!

Ireland lead the team standings by a single shot heading into day two of the European Nations Championships in Sotogrande.

Kilkenny’s Mark Power, Portmarnock’s Conor Purcell and Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty were joined on Wednesday morning in Spain by Naas’ Rob Brazill who was a last minute addition to the team when Mallow’s James Sugrue was forced out due to injury.

And while Brazill understandably struggled to find his feet at late notice yesterday, Power, Purcell and Rafferty combined for a six-over par opening score of 222 that leads Scotland and the Netherlands by a shot atop the leaderboard in the team standings.

In the individual competition, Kilkenny’s Power trails Scotland’s Kieran Cantley by a single stroke after his even par opening effort. The teenager traded four birdies and four bogeys to head the Irish challenge with Purcell on plus-two back in a tie for fifth while Sunday’s West of Ireland winner Rafferty is back in a tie for 21st on four-over par.

Brazill will be looking to bounce back after returning an 80 on day one.

This week, Ireland are hoping to lift the team title that they last won in 2016. John White accompanies the team which is supported by Sport Ireland and Sport NI as part of the GUI’s High Performance Programme.

Live scoring HERE

New Gear

Big Max introduces lightest ever push trolley

At just 5.4kg, the TI Lite from trolley experts Big Max is a practical dream for golfers wanting to take the edge off their long walk spoiled

Music to our ears – Bushnell Golf introduces Wingman GPS Speaker

The all-in-one device gives golfers access to their favourite music while still providing them audible distance information on the course

Motocaddy M7 remote offers even more hands-free control

Motocaddy is introducing a new M7 Remote trolley that gives golfers a superb hands-free option for transporting clubs on the golf course

Cleveland Golf lifts curtain on latest flagship wedge, the RTX ZipCore

“Cleveland wedges are always just beautiful looking clubs, and this one is no different,” said 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Meadow signs on with Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Brilliant news for Stephanie Meadow as she has just been announced as the new Touring Professional for Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort

Power Blasts Off With 67 Day One Rocket Mortgage Classic

Seamus Power got off to a flyer at the Rocket Mortgage Classic and sits in tied 11th place after the first round

Power & Keelan – Junior golfing buddies now a team on the PGA Tour

Seamus Power is searching for PGA Tour positives with his junior golfing pal Simon Keelan by his side

Sunningdale to host 2021 Senior Open Presented by Rolex

Following the cancellation of The 2020 Senior Open Presented by Rolex, the Championship will return to Sunningdale Golf Club next year

Big Max introduces lightest ever push trolley

At just 5.4kg, the TI Lite from trolley experts Big Max is a practical dream for golfers wanting to take the edge off their long walk spoiled