Festival of golf at Knightsbrook for AIG Ladies Cups and Shields
PGA Tour boss Tim Finchem won’t be chasing that juicy $10m FedEx Cup bonus at East Lake this week but ILGU Chief Executive Sinead Heraty is all set to do battle in the AIG Ladies Cups and Shields National Finals at Knightsbrook Hotel and Golf Resort.
"Kids need encouragement, not taking 11s on long par fours"
Pádraig Harrington is a one-man quote machine touching on everything from his dramatic slump and Tiger Woods’ bid to overtake Jack Nicklaus to the contentious issue of national flags and even losing to his son in crazy golf. But he when it comes to covering all the bases, he rates the newly-formed Confederation of Golf in Ireland as a crucial for the future of Irish golf.
ILGU deny Astor Trophy snub
ILGU Chief Executive Sinead Heraty has defended the decision to make Ireland’s top amateurs unavailable for selection for Great Britain and Ireland’s Astor Trophy defence next month.
At the insistence of the Irish Ladies Golf Union, Danielle McVeigh, Lisa and Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow were not considered for selection for the five-strong side which will battle Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa at Fairhaven in Lancashire from June 15-19.
“In the normal course of events we would be absolutely thrilled for the Irish players to play for a GB&I team,” Heraty said. “It is more to do with the scheduling of the Astor Trophy with the Vagliano Trophy, one after another.”