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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
The sun is shining, the BBQ's are going and now the news that we'll be permitted to play fourballs and competitions from next week. Some Bank Holidays are simply better than others!

Singh pulls the plug on any Korn Ferry feud

Triple Major winning Vijay Singh has avoided any further controversy by deciding to withdraw from the Korn Ferry Tour Challenge, being held from June 11-14 at TPC Sawgrass

European Tour needs UK quarantine restrictions lifted to resume

European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley says there’s no guarantees that a proposed European Tour restart will go ahead as planned in July. Are you optimistic?

East of Ireland Championship cancelled for only second time in 80 years

Darren Clarke is the only Irish Major champion who posted an East of Ireland victory on his amateur golfing CV en route to becoming a world renowned figure in the game

Top 100

Best 100 Golf Holes in Ireland

Kevin Markham, golf course writer and photographer, and Ally McIntosh, golf course architect, identify Ireland’s Best 100 Holes for Irish Golfer Magazine. Before you start reading, pick your 3 favourite holes in Ireland. Did they make it?
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Tour News

McDowell & Montgomerie say no to Ryder Cup without fans

"It's just being impatient if it goes ahead, so let's be patient and do it properly. It will be 10 times the event if you have the fans there, and it's the fans that make or break the Ryder Cup"

Pelley says McIlroy’s Ryder Cup Stance Not ‘Unhelpful’

"He's so intelligent, he's so bright, and I love the way he speaks his mind. I've got no problem with that at all, and it's fantastic for our game"

Irish Open could have its day in the 2020 sunshine yet

"It is hugely important to us. So much so that we have three or four date options for it.  We could have announced it today but it wouldn't have been 100 percent and I didn't feel comfortable"

Latest Podcast

Irish Golfer Podcast – S1 Ep 3 – James Sugrue

This weeks Podcast is with the ever laidback James Sugrue about that week in Portmarnock, The Masters, hitting Jimmys and signing wardrobes

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The hazard of playing under coronavirus rules

Golf under coronavirus restrictions is a welcomed change of pace from lockdown cabin fever but it's also raising interesting questions that could change the game over time

Form is temporary, class is permanent…. 

Watch enough sport and you’re sure to hear it said, but as with all great clichés, the foundations are based on truth

A chance meeting on a Dublin bus

It's hard to imagine something like this happening these days given people's obsession with screens. We might not be so quick to stare at our phone next time we travel

Brady shows his human side (and nearly his backside) to the world

As athletes go, Tom Brady is about as unrelatable as they come, with a net worth of around $200 million & married to a supermodel, but he was one of us on Sunday night

The story of the golf ball

How many of us have considered with any degree of depth the playing properties and evolution of the humble golf ball?

GUI/ILGU News

Bright future in wait for Byron Nelson award winner Murphy

John Murphy claimed the prestigious Byron Nelson Award on Thursday and can now look forward to an invite to next May's AT&T amongst the stars of the PGA Tour

The Devil inside her

After her college career came to an anticlimactic end because of Covid-19, Olivia Mehaffey has decided to resurrect it, signing up for one more year at Arizona State

ILGU Clubs vote in favour of cancelling 2020 inter club events

Of clubs who responded to an ILGU Tournament Committee survey, results presented an overwhelming vote in favour of cancelling inter club events for 2020
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Club News

Dunmurry Springs clubhouse up for rent as potential corporate HQ

The closed Dunmurry Springs Golf Club in Co Kildare is back on the market, with its clubhouse being advertised as the ideal rental property for a business HQ

Boom times for a Belfast Club

Despite the disappointment of a number of Irish clubs closing during the Coronavirus lockdown, Dunmurry Golf Club has reported a big upturn in membership applications
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Equipment

Keep up to date with the latest releases from all major golf brands.

Get to grips with Golf Pride online

With restrictions still widespread, Golfers can find the perfect golf grip digitally with the Golf Pride online Grip Selector tool, offering us access to the company's most extensive ever range

TaylorMade unveil timely MyMG2 personalised wedges

New custom wedge programme offers thousands of combinations to personalise the company’s latest wedge offerings

Golf needs its Putt Buddy now more than ever

An Irish company, run by Irish golfers have enlisted the help of Irish manufacturers to produce a stainless steel product that allows the ball to be removed from the hole without touching the flagstick

Awards keep rolling in for short blade experts Evnroll

They're killing it! Evnroll’s ER2 makes history with its Murdered Out ER2B winning MyGolfSpy’s 2020 ‘Most Wanted’ blade putter test for the second time

TaylorMade Spider collection growing legs

TaylorMade Golf has added its new Spider S to a putter collection that has played a pivotal part in guiding Rory McIlroy back to the summit of the world golf rankings

Feature Interviews

Recovering Dunne knows fast start will be key when golf gets green light

If you missed our Paul Dunne podcast launch, here the former European Tour winner opens up about a season where he lost his Tour card and outlines his plans for a comeback

Silver linings – The Big Interview with Paul Dunne

Taken from our freshly launched podcast debut with the former European Tour winner, KPMG Ambassador Paul Dunne opens up about a season where he lost his Tour card and outlines his plans for a comeback

Brendan McDaid – a lifetime in the increasingly crowded golf teaching profession

Liam Kelly sits down with veteran swing coach Brendan McDaid who warns of limited opportunities for aspiring professionals

Style
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Get in the Zone with Ecco Golf

Looking to upgrade your footwear for the 2020 season? Zonal support redefined as Ecco’s S-Three takes performance technology to the next level

Footjoy delivers comprehensive spikeless line-up for 2020

Footjoy's latest offering boasts more comfort, versatility and durability with a range of models to suit all golfers

Spring is in the air with Footjoy’s colourful SS20 collection

FootJoy has launched a brand-new Spring/Summer apparel line to kickstart the golfer’s season in 2020. You'll feel warm just browsing the attire!

Adidas’ journey to End Plastic Waste hits the golf course

Adidas athletes who teed it up in last week's Players Championship walked a mile in David Attenborough's shoes, wearing select apparel and footwear made from upcycled plastic waste

Travel

A new era for Costa Navarino in Greece

Costa Navarino in the Greek region of Messinia, is developing two new luxury beachfront eco resorts close to the two José Mariá Olazábal-designed golf courses already scheduled to be completed in 2021

Keep dreaming of that golfing holiday

It might not seem like it but we're all going to come out of these restrictions one day soon and when we do, paradises like the Algarve will be ready and waiting for our arrival
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Irish PGA News

O’Briain and McGrane come out on top at Sutton

Old Conna's Neil O'Briain and local assistant Gary McGrane fired three-under par 67s at the PGA southern branch pro only four-ball event in Sutton Golf Club

Higgins wins first time out at Munster Winter Series

David Higgins made a winning start to 2020 when he shot a three-under par 69 in Cork Golf Club at the Munster PGA Winter Series event on Monday

McGrane masters Golf-Mad Pro-Am in Turkey

Carlow professional Damien McGrane had 5,000 reasons to smile as he put the field to the sword at the Golf Mad Pro-Am in Turkey
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