Last month, the genial host at Waterville Golf Links, Noel Cronin, sat down with Examiner Sport to discuss great links, great folk, and retirement with. He passed away unexpectedly at 75 over the weekend in Orlando for the PGA Show, doing what he did best - promoting Waterville Golf.
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020
I was introduced to golf when I was five years old. Over the following years, I played many sports but golf was always something I returned to. And starting young, while not essential — Pádraig Harrington was 16 when he picked up a club — is the key to unlocking talent as well as a child’s lifelong passion for the game.
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019
has played golf for more than 40 years but never had clubs custom-fitted, for the same reasons as most golfers — too expensive, something for the pros. But after a trip to ForeGolf and a dream three-wood, he wishes he had got the personal touch much sooner.
Tue, 08 Jan, 2019
It was a long time ago when I first visited Enniscrone. I was 13 and I played a links that Eddie Hackett designed in 1970. The course had been here since the 1930s but now holes slipped into the big dunes that divided the links from Killala Bay.
Tue, 13 Nov, 2018
Clare is the fourth county in this series of best 18 holes in a county. Despite having only 11 courses, the Banner county boasts globally recognised Doonbeg and Lahinch, as well as Dromoland Castle, so it is not lacking in quality. Here’s our imaginary scorecard for the 18 best holes.
Wed, 27 Jun, 2018
In every sport, there’s a team, or a venue, or an event, or a player that proves to be someone’s nemesis. Sometimes it just gets in the player’s head but it proves to be a complete bogeyman… and golf is littered with them, says
Tue, 13 Feb, 2018
Golf has been a feature of many movies over the years, from Caddyshack to Tin Cup, but this beautiful game of ours is also ever-present as window-dressing in other films.picks the 10 best movies where golf makes a brief but telling appearance.
Tue, 06 Feb, 2018
At the end of December, the Irish Examiner produced a review of ninecourses (The Front 9) and their 2017 experiences. Nowlooks at the back nine – and how nine clubs see 2018 unfolding for them.
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018