World Handicap System

world handicapping systemGolfers in Ireland are facing a major change as the World Handicap System is set to be launched next month.  After over two years of planning, the ILGU and GUI are following the other home nations in the adoption of the new system.  While many club golfers think they won’t see a change in their actual handicap until summer rules return in the spring, the changes start in under two weeks time.  The new system will see a golfers handicap change from course to course even during the non-counting Continue reading

Sugrue Snags Irish Open Start

James Sugrue

He might have been disappointed going to bed on Friday night, but James Sugrue woke up to the good news that he had secured an invitation to next week’s Irish Open.  After a well-placed comment from Lee Westwood, the European Tour extended an invitation to the 2019 Amateur Champion.  Sugrue was in action in New York at the US Open, and disappointingly missed the cut after failing to battle back in the second round.  Short of tournament golf, Sugrue is keen to maximise all opportunities for top level golf.  His season will run until November when he’s due to play in the Masters at Augusta.

It was after his opening round on Thursday that the issue of the Irish Open came up.  Playing partner Lee Westwood expressed surprise tha Continue reading