CGI to run business and fitness seminars in Cork on June 16-17

The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), the body set up to support, promote and develop the game of golf on the island of Ireland, is running a series of golf related business and marketing seminars in Cork ahead of the Irish Open, which is taking place at Fota Island Resort from June 19th – 22nd.

CGI to run business and fitness seminars in Cork on June 16-17

Irish golf unites with new "Confederation"

Ben Bulben

The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI), the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) and the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) have announced the formation of the Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), writes the GUI. The CGI is a new organisation, created to help advance the sport of golf on the island of Ireland, for the future.

Leinster Golf gets strategic

Leinster Council member Aidan Marsden (Tullamore) and the Strategic Review Committee has been talking to numerous stakeholders about the work of the Leinster Branch. The Leinster Branch of the GUI has consulted with amateur and professional golfing greats as well as every club in the province to produce a bold new strategic plan to cover the next three to five years.

Murray braced for Baltray generation game

Pat Murray en route to Irish Close victory in 2009. Picture Pat CashmanAmateur golf might be a young man’s game these days but don’t tell Limerick’s Pat Murray as he bids to overcome the young turks and a dodgy Achilles tendon in the East of Ireland Amateur Open at County Louth this weekend.

Selfridge survives 'Close' call with firecracker

Chris Selfridge drives for Irish Close glory at Royal Portrush on Sunday. Picture by David Ross/Ulster GolfIf next month’s Irish Open is even half as dramatic, we’re in for a cracker.

The records will show that Moyola Park’s Chris Selfridge led the Golfsure sponsored Irish Amateur Close from pillar to post, clinching his maiden senior title by two strokes on five-under par 283 thanks to a closing 75. But scorecards seldom tell the full story.

Leinster Golf goes high tech

Shane Lowry pictured with Kevin McIntyre, Chairman, Leinster Branch, Golfing Union of Ireland (right) and John Ferriter, Hon. Secretary, Leinster Branch, GUI at the launch of the Leinster Branch Elite Website, smartphone app and logos at Carton House. Picture by Pat CashmanShane Lowry might be a purely natural golfer but the European Tour star discovered that Irish amateur golf is at the cutting edge of new technology when he helped launch a new website and smartphone app for Leinster Golf at Carton House. Interestingly, the ILGU was closely involved in helping Leinster get the enterprise off the ground - a sign, perhaps, of a future amalgamation of the men’s and women’s bodies in Ireland?

O'Donovan and Whitson start well at Belmont

Reeve Whitson made a good start in the Lake Macquarie Amateur in Australia. Picture by Pat Cashman (courtesy Golfing Union of Ireland/ O’Donovan (70) and Reeve Whitson (71) made steady starts at the Lake Macquarie Amateur Open Championship in Belmont.