The Island

British Amateur for The Island and Portmarnock in 2019?

The Open Championship isn't the only big name event the R&A is bringing to Irish shores in 2019. According to our sources The Island and Portmarnock golf clubs will host the Amateur Championship in four years' time.

British Amateur for The Island and Portmarnock in 2019?

Talent galore on show as The Island hosts Boys and Senior Interpros

Hometown hero Kevin Le Blanc, who won the Junior Open Championship last week at West Lancs in what was the start of a great week for Irish golf, will be present among the Leinster Boys team who are looking for a three-in-a-row victory at the Boys Interprovincial Championship this week.

Talent galore on show as The Island hosts Boys and Senior Interpros

Moynihan joins the legends at The Island

Walker Cup star Gavin Moynihan has been made an Honorary Life member of The Island.

The 19-year old Dubliner, winner of the 2012 Irish Amateur Open and an outstanding peformer for Great Britain and Ireland in last September’s Walker Cup match at the National Golf Links of America, joins Ryder Cup winner Philip Walton and two-time Irish PGA champion Martin Sludds on the role of honour.

Moynihan joins the legends at The Island

Remembering Eddie Hackett

Eddie Hackett at St Patrick’s Maheramagorgan course on the day he laid the last sod, two months before he died, on 31 October 2006. It was the last time he set foot on a golf course. Picture courtesy http://www.stpatricksgolflinks.comEddie Hackett is widely regarded as The “Father of Golf Course Design” in Ireland. Few, if any have had such an influence over the game of golf in Ireland and how we play it to- day. Already in his late fifties before designing his first 18 hole course, there is little doubt that his legacy lives with us today.

Royal County Down leads Irish entries in Golf World poll

Royal County Down has been ranked third in Golf World’s Top 100 courses in Great Britain and Ireland, the highest of the 21 Irish entries in the poll.

It means that Ireland is the most prominent region in the rankings with almost a quarter of the entries being on Irish soil, more than Scotland and the prominent North West coast of England.