Amateur golf is big in Ireland but senior golf is even bigger and Ireland excels with the men retaining the European Senior Men's Team Championship title in Poland on Saturday as the women took bronze in the European Ladies' Team Championship in Austria.
Garth McGimpsey will be back at one of hs favourite venues as Ireland hosts the Senior Men’s Home Internationals at Royal Coynty Down from Tuesday. England will get their defence of the Seniors Home Internationals underway with an opening match against Scotland while recently crowned European champions Ireland take on Wales at spectacular Royal County Down, writes the GUI.
Tipparary’s Arthur Pierse, picture during this year’s South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch, helped Ireland into the last four at the European Senior Men’s Team Championships in Hungary. Picture: Thos Caffrey / www.golffile.ieIreland will face Scotland in Friday’s semi-finals of the European Senior Men’s Team Championship at Pannonia Golf and Country Club in Hungary.
Garth McGimpsey romped to his third successive Irish Seniors Amateur Close title at Porrtumna. It may be a cliché, but the winning shot of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close Championship for 2013 was the shot of a champion, and it came from GarthMcGimpsey, who brilliantly sealed a third successive title with a superb three-under 69.
Hugh Smyth is tied for the lead at Portumna. Hat-trick seeking Garth McGimpsey will go into the final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Close just two shots behind pacesetters Michael Quirke and Hugh Smyth at Portumna.
Michael Quirke is the 2013 Irish Seniors Amateur Open champion. Doneraile’s Michael Quirke came out on top in a three-hole playoff with American Bev Hargraves to win the Irish Seniors Amateur Open at Malone.
Malone Golf Club has presented a stern test for the 2013 Irish Seniors Open. Michael Quirke will take a three shot lead into Friday’s final round of the Irish Seniors Amateur Open after another day of swirling breezes and glorious sunshine at Malone Golf Club.
Michael Quirke. pictured at Carton House during the 2010 Irish Senior Open on the European Senior Tour, made a fine start to the Irish Seniors Amateur Open at Malone. Doneraile’s Michael Quirke defied a swirling breeze and took advantage of glorious sunshine to open with a spectacular one-under 70 and lead the Irish Seniors Amateur Open Championship by three shots at Malone Golf Club.