The Hard Yards 

The Hard Yards 

Every year, golf clubs invest thousands of euro in their courses just to keep the course in good condition. So, every year, I ask a question to find out what other significant investments have been made. My question to clubs and through Social Media was this:   What...
Get Shorty*

Get Shorty*

It was fantastic news when Golf.com published their Top 50 Best 9-Hole Courses in the World, and Ireland had four entries. Cruit Island, Mulranny, Castlegregory and Bushfoot were all included. Mulranny came in at 16th, and the review read as follows: “Expert’s take:...
A Pilgrimage to Pedrena

A Pilgrimage to Pedrena

Some go to Mecca; some go to Croagh Patrick; some go to the Sistine Chapel, some prefer to hike all the way across Northern Spain to Santiago di Compostela but my wife and I went to Pedrena, a picturesque, fishing village and commuter-dormer location for 1500-souls,...
A chance meeting on a Dublin bus

A chance meeting on a Dublin bus

We met briefly on the Dublin Airport bus in 2013. We discussed the weather prospects; no more no less. He asked me for advice on where he and his wife, Diane, should rest their weary, travelers’ bones that evening and where and how they might go – to...