British Amateur Championship

British Amateur for The Island and Portmarnock in 2019?

The Open Championship isn't the only big name event the R&A is bringing to Irish shores in 2019. According to our sources The Island and Portmarnock golf clubs will host the Amateur Championship in four years' time.

British Amateur for The Island and Portmarnock in 2019?

Moynihan bows out of the Amateur

Irish interest in the British Amateur Championship ended on Thursday when The Island's Gavin Moynihan fell to world No 382 Alexandre Daydo of France by 4 and 3 in the second round.

Moynihan bows out of the Amateur

British Amateur: Moynihan leads Irish trio into matchplay

It was a bad week for Walker Cup hopefuls Cormac Sharvin and Paul Dunne as they failed to make the 64 qualifiers for the matchplay but there are high hopes that Gavin Moynihan, Jack Hume or Dermot McElroy can become the eighth Irishman to win the Amateur Championship at Carnoustie this week.

British Amateur: Moynihan leads Irish trio into matchplay

"We have no plans for hosting a flagship golf event at Mount Juliet... but..."

Like the 46A bus to Dun Laoghaire, which would take an age to come and then arrive with another stuck to its exhaust pipe, there are signs that things are about to start moving apace in Irish golf.

 

"We have no plans for hosting a flagship golf event at Mount Juliet... but..."