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GUI, ILGU consult members on merger

A bid to unite golf in Ireland under one governing body could move a step closer with the involvement of key stakeholders in the game in the next two months.

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Irish trio named on Curtis Cup team

Maria Dunne has been named in the Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team alongside fellow Irish stars Leona Maguire and Olivia Mehaffey.

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Pat Hickey believes Nike missed ‘golden opportunity’ with Rory McIlroy

Olympic Council of Ireland boss Pat Hickey believes Nike may have missed a golden opportunity to sponsor Rory McIlroy’s bid for a gold medal in Rio.

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Shane Lowry desperate to get back to winning ways

Shane Lowry is determined to defend his WGC-Bridgestone Invitational title and get his Ryder Cup campaign up and running with a badly-needed win over the next four weeks.

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Golf course rankings: Power to the people

Kevin Markham looks at a new breed of golf course rankings...

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World of Golf: Pádraig Harrington weighs in behind R&A’s nine-hole format

Pádraig Harrington has endorsed the R&A’s decision to embrace nine-hole golf as a “legitimate alternative” to the 18-hole format in today’s time-pressured world.

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Kinsale tyro John Murphy earns another Ireland call-up

The Golfing Union of Ireland has announced their selection to compete at the annual Fairhaven Trophy this weekend and not for the first time in the past couple of years, a young golfer from Kinsale GC was on the teamsheet.

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Rory McIlroy chooses France over WGC-Bridgestone in run up to The Open

Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will miss the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this summer by playing at the 100th Open de France.

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Olivia Mehaffey finishes second at Troon

Olivia Mehaffey surrendered the Helen Holm Trophy with England’s Olivia Winning snatching Scottish Open Stroke Play Championship victory from her grasp at Troon.

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Michael Jordan: One more major and Tiger Woods would quit

Tiger Woods “wishes he could retire” and would do so if he won another major, according to his friend and former basketball star Michael Jordan.

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Splendid 67 shoots Olivia Mehaffey two clear in Scotland

Northern Ireland teenage star Olivia Mehaffey made a sensational start to the defence of her Scottish women’s open stroke-play championship over Troon’s Portland course yesterday.

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Former Open champ Louis Oosthuizen opts out of Olympics in Rio

Former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen has joined Adam Scott in opting out of the Olympic Games in Rio this summer.

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Three key questions in the battle for Olympic gold and a golfing legacy

Golf’s inclusion in the Rio Olympics this August is still raising questions, says Kevin Markham.

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Colm Campbell’s class tells at Lee Valley

There were smiles all round at the EMC Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup as newly-crowned champion Colm Campbell got the perfect boost for a busy schedule ahead and tournament organisers got a winner of the calibre they feel their event deserves.

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Luke Donald stays positive after near miss at RBC Heritage

England’s Luke Donald narrowly failed to end a four-year title drought on the PGA Tour as he finished in a tie for second at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday but said he was “really positive” about his game.

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‘Dream come true’ for Andrew Johnston

England’s Andrew Johnston hailed a dream come true after holding off a final-day charge from tournament host Sergio Garcia to win a first European Tour title in the Spanish Open.

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