Scotland’s Graeme Robertson may have had a hole-in-one in a 69 to grab a one-shot lead but the Golfing Union of Ireland was the big winner after the opening round of the Irish Amateur Open at a windswept Royal Dublin.
Rory McIlroy showed his growing maturity and patience but Pádraig Harrington could be forgiven for rapidly losing after barely scraping into the last two rounds of The Players at Sawgrass.
The course set up was the big winner on the opening day of the Irish Amateur Open at a windswept Royal Dublin.
European Tour champion Peter Lawrie today visited St Louise’s Centre in Glenmaroon to help launch RESPECT Ireland as the Official Charity of the 2013 Irish Open, to be played at Carton House Golf Club in Co. Kildare from June 27-30.
The weather is warming up for the year, and for golf enthusiasts that means it’s time to head back out on the course.
Updated on Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:47 by Brian Keogh
As the golfing world licks its lips at the prospect of a genuine shootout between world No 1 Tiger Woods and heir apparent Rory McIlroy, Pádraig Harrington rose phoenix like from the ashes of last week’s Quail Hollow burnout to hole 102 feet of putts in an opening 68 in The Players at TPC Sawgrass.
Former Naas ace Mike Kelly fired six birdies and an eagle two in an eight under par 65 to take a one stroke lead after the first round of the ECCO Tour’s €40,00 DAT Masters at Brundtland Golf Center in Denmark.
Ireland’s Walker Cup hopefuls are bracing themselves for brutal weather conditions when they tee off in the Irish Amateur Open at windswept Royal Dublin today.
Irish golf would have a bleak future without new blood which is why some chartered accountants and a retired soldier deserve some credit for their services to the game.
Rory McIlroy broke par for the first time on the Stadium Course at Sawgrass, surgically carving out a six under 66 to trail suprise leader Roberto Castro by three strokes.