Golfers returned to the fairways on Tuesday for the first time in five weeks, and for those hardy souls who put up with the cold and damp of winter it was a welcome return. While many golfers put away the clubs, the hardy winter golfers will have been looking forward to the re-opening of courses.
There was widescale disappointment in late October as courses were closed as part of the level five measures. Pleas that golf, as a naturally socially distanced sport could continue went unheard. Although golf like some other sports was deemed low risk, it seemed that the ban on non-essential travel took priority. Although disappointed, most golfers looked forward to a Continue reading →
Jim Long who was elected Chairman of the Golf Ireland Munster Regional Executive
The evolving face of club golf in Ireland took another step forward last week with the completion of the Munster Regional Executive Committee elections. Monkstown’s Jim Long is the inaugural Chairman of the provincial arm of Golf Ireland, the new single governing body for golf in Ireland. The former Chairman of Munster Golf will lead a 16 strong committee of regional representatives after a three-stage election process that saw the first regional executive selected.
This marked the completion of another stage of the transition to Golf Ireland, ending the century long administration of the game by the Golfing Union of Ireland for men, and the Irish Ladies Golf Union for ladies. Over the last three years, golf’s Continue reading →
Peter O’Keeffe won the biggest prize in Cork golf on Sunday. After 72 holes he won the Munster Stroke Play and added his name to the famous Cork Scratch Cup. O’Keeffe had a blistering performance on Sunday, he entered the final 36 holes 4 off the lead but ended up winning by seven strokes. Two rounds of 70 put on Saturday put him in contention going into the second day. Saturday’s performance included 11 birdies and one eagle, and that gave the Douglas golfer the confidence to know his game was good enough to win. O’Keeffe reached Continue reading →