“The PGA EuroPro Tour season draws to a close next week with the Sky Sports Tour Championship at Amendoeira Golf Resort in Portugal, as the year’s top 60 golfers go toe-to-toe to land one of five coveted Challenge Tour cards for 2018.” Euro Pro Tour

The top five players on the Race To Amendoeira Order of Merit at the end of the tournament will earn progression to the second-tier Challenge Tour, but with £22,500 going to the Sky Sports Tour Championship winner, any one of the players could earn promotion.

Tricky opening hole!

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A lot of ground to cover with your tee shot on the third.


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Irish Open Quiz


Irish Open Quiz | How well do you know your golf?

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The Irish Open Golf Quiz

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Epic Shane Lowry Best Shots Video

Take a look back at some of the best moments of Lowry’s career. Let’s hope he can take his good form in previous Irish Open’s and go on to win this year.

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Heroin courier got into €837k drugs deal to ‘pay golf fees’

“A man who was caught up in an €837,000 heroin deal told gardaí he got involved to make money to pay his golf fees.”


Now that’s commitment to the game haha



According to the “Michael Smallhorn (57) was to get paid €200 to act as a courier, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court heard.

A search of a Citroen car parked on the lane around the corner recovered 5.9 kilos of heroin.

After his arrest Smallhorn told gardaí that he was paid by an unidentified man to leave the keys for the Citroen on the wheel.

The man told him to go and have a cup of tea and in the meantime someone was going to come to the car, pop the boot and take something from it. He was told he would be paid €200 for this but he never got this money.

He said he wanted the money to pay his golf fees. Judge Pauline Codd said: “I’m having difficulty assessing his motivation in getting involved”.” – Irish Independent

Hidden Gem Of The Month | Charlesland Golf Club


Set in the shadow of the famous Wicklow Mountains, Charlesland Golf Club was designed by one of Ireland’s most celebrated and prolific course designers, Eddie Hackett, whose masterpieces include the legendary links courses Waterville, Connemara, Murvagh and Enniscrone.

Course Guide 

Charlesland has always been known as a challenging but fair test of golf, in a beautiful setting. Take a look at some of the feature holes below.

Hackett’s trademark was to keep his layouts sensitive to the natural terrain. He didn’t talk so much about designing golf holes as finding them, and he liked to say of his creations “it’s just as nature intended.”

Hackett’s courses tend to be long from the back tees, with clearly visible landing areas, large greens and spectacular elevated tees, and they have a maturity and grace. Such is the case with the par-72, 6,169-metre Charlesland course.

So why not test yourself from the back tees and see if you can come out on top. Charlesland

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While the front nine hugs the Irish Sea and is links-like, the back nine is beautiful parkland with several outstanding holes including the par-3 13th from a lofty elevated tee 229 metres down to the green – and at the back of the short 17th there are birdies of another kind with a family of swans in residence.

The 18th is typical of Hackett’s vision – a double dogleg and a massive 562 metres from the championship tees with a sting in the tail. The green is well guarded and you have to negotiate water on both sides of the fairway before you reach the haven of the welcoming clubhouse.




Listen to the hilarious Smylie Kaufman & Rory McIlroy on the brilliant “No Laying Up” Podcast

Kaufman played on the Tour in 2015. After missing the cut in his first three tournaments, he finished T-4 in the next two and won the third, the United Leasing Championship to claim his first professional title.[5][6] He finished the year sixth on the money list to earn his card for the 2016 PGA Tour season.

On October 25, 2015, Kaufman earned his first victory on the PGA Tour by winning the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by a single stroke over six players. In the final round, he came from seven strokes back after a round of 61, that included eight birdies and an eagle, to claim his maiden victory. This earned him a place into the 2016 Masters Tournament and 2016 PGA Championship.[7]

At the 2016 Masters Tournament, Kaufman shot a 69 during the third round, which was the best of the day in tough scoring conditions. As a result, he played in the last group during the final round, alongside defending champion Jordan Spieth. He endured a tough final round and shot a nine-over-par 81 for a T29 placing.

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Rory was on the show last week,

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Video: RedBull TV | King of Greens

See what happened when some of the world’s top action sports stars hit the golf links in Munich.

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“By Sean Calvert 

Ahead of the forthcoming X Games in Munich, a selection of the world’s foremost action sports stars took time out to play an exclusive golf event ‘King of Greens’.

The likes of Ronnie Renner, PK Hunder and Cedric Dumont swapped their usual gear for golf clubs and joined pros such as Matteo Manessero to try their hand on the greens and fairways of the Golfclub Gut Thailing in Munich.

It was Belgian BASE jumper Dumont that came away with the honours in the end, ahead of snowboarder Konstantin Schad in second place, with freeskier Tobias Tritscher in third.

Dumont pledged to be back in 2014 to defend his title in the second edition of King of Greens.”

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