Another Christmas rolls along and the golfer in your life waits nervously to discover what gifts await under the tree. Kevin Markham offers some options
Tue, 03 Dec, 2019
Ten years on from the publication of his book, Hooked, Kevin Markham looks at how golf in Ireland has evolved.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2018
Kevin Markham on the statutes, structures, and settings which focuses a golfer’s mind and lasts long in the memory.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2018
A month ago today, Ophelia made landfall across Ireland. Kevin Markham investigates the aftermath for golf clubs and courses.
Thu, 16 Nov, 2017
Golf is not a sport closely associated with academia but PGA Fellow Professional Jussi Pitkanen is hoping his studies will lead to structures being put in place to help more Irish amateurs make the giant leap into the tour ranks.
Tue, 31 May, 2016
Tue, 26 Apr, 2016
Pat Murray justified his ranking as pre-tournament favourite by claiming a three shot lead after the first 36 holes of the Munster Mid-Amateur Championship over his home course at Limerick Golf Club last night.
Sat, 05 Sep, 2015
Scotland’s Catriona Matthew will make her eighth Solheim Cup appearance next month after being handed a wild card spot.
Wed, 26 Aug, 2015
Every golfer in Ireland knows the bounty of courses we have on our island. There are 330 18-hole courses and approximately 80 nine-hole courses. It makes for rich pickings. So how do you pick a top 100?
Thu, 25 Jun, 2015
Sometimes it takes a step back in order to move forward and that has certainly been the case for Michael McDermott.
Tue, 20 May, 2014
The K Club’s Ryder Cup course has been voted the country’s top parkland course for 2014 by readers of Golfing Weekly. Its sister course at the Straffan estate, the Smurfit Course, came in at No 15.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2013
Ireland’s women selectors have sprung a surprise by dropping Lisa Maguire from the side for the World Amateur Team Championships in Turkey next month.
Fri, 31 Aug, 2012
Ireland hope home advantage will help them regain the Boys Home International title at County Louth over the next three days.
Tue, 07 Aug, 2012
Scotland’s Catriona Matthew held off a dramatic back nine charge from defending champion Suzann Pettersen to clinch a one-stroke victory in the Ladies Irish Open at Killeen Castle.
Mon, 06 Aug, 2012
Solheim Cup hero Catriona Matthew fired a sensational seven birdies in eight holes to snatch the lead at Killeen Castle.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2012
A little sooner than he would probably have preferred after his British Open meltdown, Adam Scott renews rivalry with Ernie Els in this week’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club.
Tue, 31 Jul, 2012
Colm Moriarty is determined to again remind Irish Open organisers of his credentials during this week’s Madeira Islands Open.
Thu, 10 May, 2012
Nama has set about rebooting the housing market with an ‘80/20’ offer in which buyers would pay interest on just 80% of the sale price — but it denied seeking to start another property bubble.
Wed, 09 May, 2012
Fáilte Ireland have announced plans to pump €3.4m into a series of high-profile sporting events being held in Ireland this year.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2012
Annika Sorenstam has turned down the chance to captain Europe at the Solheim Cup next year.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
THE country’s golfing Oscars were handed out last night, with an outstanding contribution award for the man credited with packaging the south-west of the country into one of the most formidable golfing brands on the globe.
Tue, 25 Oct, 2011
ALISON NICHOLAS would love to see the Solheim Cup return to Ireland – but she won’t even be captain when Europe look to win on American soil for the first time in Colorado two years from now.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
RODDY CARR must have been the happiest man in Ireland on Sunday night.
EUROPE had the Solheim Cup victory in the cart after the second of two weather delays at Killeen Castle yesterday — an eBay cart.
Mon, 26 Sep, 2011
THE butt was on the other foot as far as Big Break winner Ryann O’Toole was concerned at Killeen Castle but US captain Rosie Jones had words of comfort for her heartbroken rookie.
VICTORIOUS European Solheim Cup captain Alison Nicholas was crowned the queen of Killeen Castle and the emotions flowed as freely as the rain and the champagne in County Meath yesterday evening.
Europe won the Solheim Cup for the first time in four renewals after a dramatic finish to the final day’s singles.
Sun, 25 Sep, 2011
Europe moved into a 10-8 lead after Catriona Matthew’s dominant victory followed Cristie Kerr’s withdrawal on the final day of the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle.
Europe and the United States will go into the final day of the 12th Solheim Cup all square following a fightback by the Americans in today’s afternoon session.
Sat, 24 Sep, 2011
More than 25,000 people have lined the fairways and filled the stands at the stunning Killeen Castle venue today, to watch the 2011 Solheim Cup.
BLUE was the colour for Europe at Killeen Castle yesterday — and pacesetter Suzann Pettersen saw more than enough to fuel her belief that the home team can win the Solheim Cup for the first time in four attempts.
Europe built a one-point lead over the United States on the first day of the 12th Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle in Ireland.
Fri, 23 Sep, 2011
IRELAND and the Irish struck a blow for Europe at the opening ceremony for the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle yesterday evening – thanks to designer Paul Costelloe and captain Alison Nicholas.
SO far it’s been all cuddles at the Castle – this morning the Solheim Cup becomes more like the Ryder Cup’s famous War on the Shore.
Melissa Reid has backed Europe’s Solheim Cup team to spring a surprise and beat their American counterparts in this weekend’s Transatlantic battle.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2011
SUZANN PETTERSEN, the second ranked female golfer in the world, yesterday declared at Killeen Castle that Europe are ‘here to win’ the Solheim Cup.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2011
EUROPE will have a Cork factor working in its favour at Killeen Castle this week — Douglas caddy Roy Clarke.
FIRST blood went to Europe’s Solheim Cup hopefuls yesterday when they took to Twitter to laugh at America’s expense.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2011
THE greatest week in the history of Irish ladies’ golf has arrived with the 12th Solheim Cup clash of the United States and Europe set for the Jack Nicklaus-designed Killeen Castle near Dunshaughlin, Co Meath, on Friday.
THE countdown to the first Solheim Cup on Irish soil is down to days and the man who invited the best lady golfers in the world to County Meath can’t wait.
GOLF is one of the most individualistic if not the most selfish of sporting activities.
Tue, 13 Sep, 2011
EUROPEAN captain Alison Nicholas unveiled her very own Seven Nation Army in Dublin yesterday then revealed she has borrowed some inspiration from Ryder Cup heroes Ian Poulter and Colin Montgomerie in how to defeat the Americans.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2011
NEXT month, many of the world’s finest lady golfers assemble at Killeen Castle for the 12th Solheim Cup.
Tue, 23 Aug, 2011
American Solheim Cup captain Rosie Jones has sprung a surprise by naming Ryann O’Toole as one of her wild cards for the match against Europe at Killeen Castle in Ireland from September 23 to 25.
Mon, 22 Aug, 2011
SUZANN PETTERSEN struck a blow for Europe seven weeks out from the Solheim Cup with victory in the Ladies Irish Open at Killeen Castle yesterday.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2011
A superb course-record round of 63 saw Suzann Pettersen snatch a share of the lead after the second round of the Ladies Irish Open today.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2011
GALWAY girl Alison Walshe may lead the way in Meath but she’s playing under an American flag and won’t be back at Killeen Castle for the Solheim Cup next month.
TEENAGE Irish golf sensations Lisa and Leona Maguire get another look at what life is like in the paid ranks at Killeen Castle today — but they’re in no rush to join the professional game.
Fri, 05 Aug, 2011
DARREN CLARKE’S stirring British Open success can act as an inspiration to European golf’s top ladies when they face a seemingly invincible American side at Killeen Castle next month.
Wed, 03 Aug, 2011
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