Panel game - New faces, old questions as GUI picks 2015-16 squads
Walker Cup stars Gavin Moynihan, Paul Dunne and Gary Hurley have left the amateur ranks to pursue their careers in the professional game but the same old questions remain with it comes to the make up of the Golfing Union of Ireland's panels for the coming season.
GUI and ILGU agree to talks about merger
The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU) are destined to merge and on Friday, both bodies took the first step towards the goal of having one governing body for golf by issuing a joint statement to say they will sit down to talk.
Golfing Union of Ireland - Fixtures 2015
Apart from the unfortunate clash of the Irish Open at Royal County Down with the first two days of the East of Ireland Championship at Baltray, the golfing calendar looks promising with the Interpros at Rosapenna, the British Senior Amateur at Royal County Down, the Home Internationals at Royal Portrush and the Irish Close at Tramore.
GUI rejuvenates Senior panel as teens do their own thing
Policemen might appear younger every year but the GUI's national senior panel is most certainly getting more youthful. Not only that, three Irish teenagers who are not even on the senior panel have decided to get more experience by entering next week's Alps Tour Q-School as amateurs.
Ireland to host 2018 World Amateur Team Championships - Who can match McGimpsey, O'Connell and Gribben?
Three Irishmen have lifted the Eisenhower Trophy with GB&I while no Irish women have yet managed to win the Espirito Santo Trophy. In 2018 six top Irish players will have the chance to make history when Ireland hosts the World Amateur Team Championships for the first time.
GUI AGM - motions passed and Officers for 2014
Five motions were passed at the Golfing Union of Ireland's Annual General Meeting at Carton House today. Several related to handicapping and a proposal by the Munster Branch that "no player can receive more than twenty point ones (0.1's) from qualifying competitions during a calendar year," was carrier and will now be proposed by the GUI to CONGU.
"You would think they'd want their players to play Walker Cup and have the best chance possible, but clearly not”
Rathmore’s Alan Dunbar believes his hopes of making this year’s Walker Cup team have been damaged by what he described as a “stupid” decision by the Golfing Union of Ireland not to take up its option of four exemptions for this week’s prestigious St Andrews Links Trophy.
The 21-year old, who won the St Andrews Links title two years ago, heads the betting for the East of Ireland Championship at Baltray today when he believes he should be trying to impress the R&A selectors alongside 13 members of the 16-strong Walker Cup squad at the Home of Golf.
GUI approves distance-measuring devices for all competitions including championships
In a move that’s sure to spark debate in golf clubs all around Ireland about the integrity of the game, the Annual General Meeting of the Golfing Union of Ireland has approved the use of distance-measuring devices for all competitions including its championships.