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Euphoria in Irish Golf is Misleading

As successful as occasions like Shane Lowry’s Open win at Royal Portrush proved this year, they shouldn’t distract from the bigger, gloomier picture

When a friendly fourball turned sour

"He took out 16 and 17 for the team, pulling off shots so removed from his potential that you’d swear he’d been possessed by the ghost of Ben Hogan himself"

For Love or Money?   

While we all fell in love with golf at one time or another, few of us have the talent to turn the sport into our careers, and still, the pro ranks are overcrowded

Can a Tiger change its stripes?

Tiger Woods’ remarkable comeback continued apace with PGA Tour title number 82 but as impressive as he’s been on the fairway, his performance off it remains unconvincing

Another record in Tiger’s claws  

Victory at the Zozo Championship saw Tiger match Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour wins but what else can Woods go on to achieve?

Skin in the game? Just about…  

It was hoped “The Challenge: Japan Skins” would provide a welcomed escape from some unbearable TV viewing of late, and with a few tweaks, it might’ve succeeded

What is the best par 3 in Ireland?

It's often the shorter obstacles that provide the biggest thrill and in this country, we're blessed with some of the finest par threes golf has to offer

Lovable Lowry leading golf’s popularity stakes

Some order has been put on the great pub debate with Ireland’s most admired sports personalities officially ranked by Onside’s Star Track 2019

All is fair in sport and war  

When the rules of a sport are largely governed by its participants, yet widely open to interpretation, it’s the integrity of the game that suffers

Shock. Horror! When the Yanks considered making “placing” mandatory

Would the game have survived if a golfer could set up a good lie on every shot? 


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