Brendan Walton

McCarthy stunned to claim place in Irish PGA

Stephen McCarthy made an instant impact on his debut appearance as a professional golfer by securing a place at the Irish PGA Championship.

McCarthy stunned to claim place in Irish PGA

Seven Irishmen face Alps ascent

La Cala host the Alps Tour Q-School over the next seven daysSeven Irishmen will battle some testing putting surfaces when the first stage of the Alps Tour Qualifying School gets underway at La Cala Resort in Spain on Thursday.

Cutler tops West qualifiers after brilliant 65

Co Sligo’s Gary McDermott hits off the new first tee in the second qualifying round at the West of Ireland Championship.Walker Cup hopeful Paul Cutler took advantage of idyllic conditions to fire a course record, six under par 65 and top the qualifiers for the matchplay stages of the West of Ireland Amateur Open at a sun-kissed Rosses Point.

Walton takes lesson to heart in West awakening

Brendan Walton. Picture by Pat Cashman (courtesy GUI)Philip Walton never won the West of Ireland Championship (he lost to Aurthur Pierse in the 1980 decider) but if his nephew Brendan goes on to take the title this year, the 1995 Ryder Cup hero will be justified in claiming a small share of the credit.