Hogs Head Golf Club Exclusive preview | Ireland’s next big course

The golf course architecture firm of Robert Trent Jones II (RTJ II) is nearing completion of Hogs Head Golf Club, an original design adjacent to the scenic shoreline cliffs south of Waterville, Ireland. The unique layout will be unveiled in August 2017. But we have got some exclusive pictures just for you!

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A headlands course surrounded by farmland, Hogs Head Golf Club boasts views of both the Atlantic seascape and the tallest mountains in the country – called Macgillicuddy’s Reeks – while incorporating a salmon-nurturing stream that dominates strategy on the first nine holes.

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The legend Matt Ginella has played the course and dropped some exclusive details about the next great Irish Links.

“Hogs Head is a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design, which is the new neighbor to Waterville Golf Links in the Southwest of Ireland. Jones worked with 200 acres to create a heathland course (a links/parkland hybrid) perched above the Waterville House and a quaint town of 450 residents.

There is a membership option (€3,500/year, no initiation), and there will be limited outside play (about 3,000 non-member rounds/year at €250/round). Several spectacular holes are either along a rushing river, the ocean, or the surrounding mountains where local farmers can be heard calling their cows in for dinner. Clubhouse is open for lunch and dinner to anyone booking a reservation in advance. Although this summer is a “soft opening,” expect something more official and extravagant in the near future. Lots more details on an upcoming @gcmorningdrive. Meanwhile, swipe left for more Hogs Head #parnography. #ginellasjourneys”

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Hogs Head, it get’s better!

The intent is for Hogs Head to pose firm, fast, links-like conditions that reward both an aerial or ground game, depending on the ever-changing coastal climate.

“We provided multiple choices of how to play many of the holes, given the weather of the day,” Jones said. “It will be different every day with that hidden dimension of variable winds.”

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The heart and soul of Jones’ design are captured in the five par 3s, naturally spectacular and diverse as they defend par with the river, the cliffs, the wind and the sea. The balance of the golf course is a supporting cast of classic characters that includes a Biarritz green, as well as other nuances that rekindle the spirit of golf architecture’s grand masters.

“The owner’s vision is to create a championship caliber golf course equal to Ireland’s unsurpassed passion for the game of golf, a passion we wholeheartedly share,” Jones said. “Our working motto has been, ‘built by friends for friends for fun.’ And we know this course will deliver the fun.”

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Mcilroy “I’d be a big advocate for an off season in golf”

At a press conference ahead of this weeks PGA Championship, Mcilroy was asked what he thought of an off season, like in the NFL or Premier League.

He stated that he has thought for a long time that it would be a good idea for players to get a rest and improve on their game. At the same time allowing the sport to create a bit of hype before each up coming season.

“I think one benefit that the NFL has is the exclusivity” in the fact that it is only played for a certain amount of weeks each year and everyone is still talking about it in the down time.

“for the other 30 weeks a year everyone is still talking about it, talking about whats gonna happen next season.”

Do you think this would be good for the game? Have your say below…

Course Guide | Quail Hollow Club | Front 9

The Quail Hollow Club is a country club and golf course located in the Quail Hollow neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina, United States. It is a private member club, founded by James J. Harris on April 13, 1959. The club hosted the Kemper Open from 1969 through 1979, the PaineWebber Invitational from 1983 through 1989, and has hosted the Wells Fargo Championship since it debuted in 2003.

The course was originally designed by golf course architect George Cobb in 1961 to capture the beauty as well as challenging terrain of the Piedmont region. In the intervening years, the course underwent a series of improvements, including modifications of several holes by Arnold Palmer in 1986, and a redesign by Tom Fazio in 1997 and 2003.

 

 


 

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Video | Course of the day | Dromoland castle

Dromoland Castle, Golf in a Uniquely Irish Setting

Set in the stunning surrounds of Dromoland Castle. Take in the majesty of the 15th Century Castle as you enter the estate, winding up through the golf course and surrounding lakes.

Playing over 6,824 yards for Men and 5,242 for Ladies, the championship Dromoland Golf Course has been described as an experience never to be forgotten, presenting a stern challenge to both professionals and amateurs.

Designed by the internationally renowned Ron Kirby and JB Carr, this great course requires the perfect blend of distance and accuracy, risk and reward.

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Let’s take a look at the course.

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Breaking! | Rory Mcilroy’s new caddie | Exclusive Access

You herad it here first, Rory Mcilroy’s new caddie is….

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Or could it be a return of

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On a more serious note, it looks like long time friend Harry Diamond will take the bag this week.

 

 

What do we know about Harry?

HARRY DIAMOND – FRIEND

“Along with Rick McCormick and Mitchell Tweedie, Harry Diamond has been a close pal of McIlroy’s since the early days in Holywood.

Indeed, after missing the cut in last year’s British Open, McIlroy met up with the lads to get away from it all and clear his head.

“It’s something I haven’t done for a long time and something I will definitely do more often,” said McIlroy at the time. “It was needed.”

Diamond caddied for McIlroy at the par three contest at Augusta in 2011 when the pair shared a house with Tweedie and McCormick for the week.”

But who will be the full time replacement? Could it be Bones? Listen to big Phill saying that bones will have a great opportunity to caddie for some great golfers.

Who do you think it could be? Let’s check out the odds with paddy power.

 

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NEW! Golf Scooter| Shut up and take my money!

Golf Scooter is launching in just a few days and we are excited to bring you exclusive details on the biggest release in Golf this year. We have been waiting for this release for a long time and it’s finally here.

GOLF SCOOTER

 

golf scooter The Golf Scooter will have a 36 holes range allowing you to enjoy your round without having to run out of battery. With speeds of 20kmh, round times will be reduced.

We spoke to the guy’s over at Golf Scooter and they explained that the scooter actually has less of an impact on the course than a normal buggy, which is good news for green keepers.

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The price has not yet been released but it is rumored to be much lower than a traditional buggy allowing golfers to finally have their own mode of transport around the course. No more expensive buggy fees.

For golf clubs this is great news as a shortage of buggies can cause a major headache. Why not change your buggies to golf scooters or have some spare in case all your buggies are booked. Watch a sneak preview below.

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1) Users simply download the free app.
2) Search their favourite course.
3) Watch a drone video of every hole.

“No more buying a course guide at each course”

GolfBirdie helps you plan a golf trip anywhere in the world. No more looking at still images to decide where you would like to play. Each course has a 4k promotional video giving you the ability to see a course like never before.

 

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