Relentless Ireland crush England to set up European title showdown with Spain
Shane Lowry called it the best Irish side since he and Rory McIlroy played their part in the first of back-to-back European Amateur Men's Team Championship wins in Scotland in 2007. This time the venue is Linna Golf in Finland — home of Irish Open champion Mikko Ilonen — but the golf was of the same stellar order as the side captained by Pádraig Hogan and mentored by National Coach Neil Manchip crushed the holders England 5-2 to set up a title decider with Spain on Saturday.
CGI to run business and fitness seminars in Cork on June 16-17
The Confederation of Golf in Ireland (CGI), the body set up to support, promote and develop the game of golf on the island of Ireland, is running a series of golf related business and marketing seminars in Cork ahead of the Irish Open, which is taking place at Fota Island Resort from June 19th – 22nd.
Arise, King Kev
Waterford’s Kevin Phelan - known as King Kev to his former amateur friends - produced one of the performances of the season to win his European Tour card at the Qualifying School Final Stage. His manger Chubby Chandler believes he could become Ireland’s answer to Luke Donald. It’s little wonder.
Mortimer one clear of McGrane and Mooney at Seapoint
Former champion David Mortimer will be bidding to continue his almost faultless bid for his second Ladbrokes.com Irish PGA title when he takes a one stroke lead over the European Tour star Damien McGrane and Belfast’s Damian Mooney into the final round at Seapoint.