Play for Ireland; take on the USA in the King's Cup at Lough Erne Resort
Fancy taking on some Americans in the plush surroundings of the luxury Lough Erne Resort in April? The inaugural King’s Cup, will see a 16-man team representing the United States take on an Irish team at the Co Fermanagh resort from April 27-29.
Attention — Faldo Series Ireland entries close this Friday; plus big St Patrick's Day bash at Lough Erne
If you're hoping to follow in the footsteps of Rory McIlroy and Stephanie Meadow and make your mark on the Faldo Series it's crucial to enter. And while this year's Faldo Series Ireland Championship at Lough Erne is nearly two months away, entries close this Friday, March 6.
Lough Erne and RCD - politicians (and Rory) show their clout
The announcement of the 2015 Irish Open for Royal County Down is understandable but with the 2017 event handed to Lough Erne, a resort in the hands of administrators KPMG since 2011, political clout and the influence of Rory McIlroy are more than a little in evidence.
It's North v South at Lough Erne
The rivalry between golfers from Northern Ireland and the Republic has always been friendly but there will be more than bragging rights at stake when Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke take on Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry in the ‘Lough Erne Challenge’ presented by Lakelands and Inland Waterways.
Set to take place on July 21 - the Wednesday following the Open at St Andrews - the 18 hole fourball match is being heralded as the first showdown between professional golf teams from both sides of the border.
The attendance will be “strictly” limited to 5,000 after more than 6,000 people thronged last year’s match, where McIlroy shot a 68 to beat Harrington by two shots. This time McIlroy says it’s all about national pride! With no mention of prize money in the press release, could they really be playing for free?