Brian McElhinney

McGettigan and McElhinney top North West Alliance at Portsalon

Odhran McGettigan and former British Amateur champion Brian McElhinney won the nett and gross prizes when the North Western Alliance competition resumed after its winter break at Portsalon.

McGettigan and McElhinney top North West Alliance at Portsalon

Brian tames the wind at Rosapenna

The prestigious St. Patricks Plate — postponed from 28th November — took place on the Sandy Hills course in Rosapenna at the weekend with the continuing work on making that links even better necessitating in the competition being reduced to 16 holes.

Brian tames the wind at Rosapenna

Alliance golf: McGeady the king at North West

The North West Golf Club, situated at Lisfannon, was shorn of its usual defence of wind and the facile nature of any links course devoid of wind was reflected in the scoring by North Western Alliance members on Saturday.

Alliance golf: McGeady the king at North West

Corry wins St Patrick's Plate over Rosapenna's Old Tom Morris links

Newtownstewart's Eugene Corry won the prestigious St Patrick's Links Plate on the Old Tom Morris Links at Rosapenna on Saturday, bringing down the curtain on 2014 for the Northwestern Golfing Alliance.

Corry wins St Patrick's Plate over Rosapenna's Old Tom Morris links

The greening of Augusta - Ireland at the Masters

Augusta National is so alien to Irish golfing sensibilities (if you ignore the links-like contours) that just about the only thing we can relate to is the colour of the jacket given to the winner of the Masters Tournament every year.

The greening of Augusta - Ireland at the Masters

McGinlay wins North Western Golfing Alliance captain's prize

Stewart McGinlay won captain Michael McGeady's prize in the final North Western Golfing Alliance outing of the season at North West Golf Club.

McGinlay wins North Western Golfing Alliance captain's prize

Mooney secures BMW PGA spot in Turkey

Damian Mooney will be at Wentworth for the BMW PGA Championship next year. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ie

Ballyliffin’s Damian Mooney closed with an immaculate 67 to finish ninth in the Titleist PGA Play-Offs in Turkey and clinch his place in the BMW PGA for the first time since 2004.

Mooney chasing Wentworth return after nine-year absence

Damian MooneySultan of swing. Damian Mooney in full flow. Picture: Eoin Clarke www.golffile.ie

Ballyliffin’s Damian Mooney shot a second round 70 in the Titleist PGA Play-Offs in Turkey to keep his hopes alive of a first appearance in the BMW PGA Championship since 2004.

Kelly rallies at PGA Play-Offs in Turkey

John KellySt Margaret’s John Kelly during this year’s Irish Open at Carton House. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieOrder of Merit winner John Kelly produced a storming finish to keep his victory hopes alive after the first round of the 54-hole PGA Play-Offs at Antalya Golf Club in Turkey.