Shane Lowry: is competing in the no-cut 30-man field in South Africa with a chance to earn precious Ryder Cup points. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

Ernie Els, it was, who once caught some flak for how he saw this time of year as a time to load up on greenbacks. As the Big Easy put it, “t(...)

Paul Dunne shot a disappointing second round 75 in the Alfred Dunhill Chmapionship in South Africa. Photograph: Getty

Paul Dunne has missed the cut at the Alfred Dunhill Championship after he shot a scrappy second round 75 at Leopard Creek. The Greystones go(...)

Paul Dunne of Ireland tees off on the 10th hole during day one of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Golf Club in Malelane, South Africa. Photo: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Ireland’s Paul Dunne struggled to a one over par 73 on his debut as a full European Tour memeber at the Alfred Dunhill Championship. After(...)

 Michael Lowry has lodged proceedings  against Independent News & Media over its publication of the so-called Lowry tapes. File photograph:  Collins Courts

Tipperary TD Michael Lowry has lodged proceedings in the High Court against Independent News & Media (INM) in connection with its publication of t(...)

Paul Dunne tees off during the final round of the European Tour Qualifying School Final at PGA Catalunya Resort in Girona, Spain. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Paul Dunne might have led the British Open as an amateur but he has no plans to stop aiming for the stars following his brilliant performance at the E(...)

Chris Hanson of England in action during the fourth round of the European Tour Qualifying School Final at PGA Catalunya Resort. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

That head-scratching mixture of unbridled enthusiasm, tense readiness and utter boredom was fully in evidence as four of the seven-strong Irish contin(...)

Players walk off a tee box in the morning mist at the European Tour Qualifying School Final in Girona. Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
Peter Lawrie expelled from Tour School
  • Golf
  • November 16, 2015, 18:20

Peter Lawrie kept his pencil in his pocket yet drew line under his season when he refused to sign his card and disqualified himself from the Final Sta(...)

Players warm up on the practise range before the first round of the European Tour Qualifying School Final at PGA Catalunya Resort on November 14, 2015 in Girona, Spain. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
McGee makes fast start in card bid
  • Golf
  • November 14, 2015, 19:44

Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McGee got his bid for a European Tour card off to a sensational start on what was a good day for Paul Dunne, Damien McGrane and S(...)

Paul Dunne: “I don’t know if I will have any invites next year, not for definite, so I am just going to see how Q-School goes.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty

British Open Championship hero Paul Dunne refuses to dream of what might be as he joins another six Irishmen for the first round of the gruelling E(...)

What a chilling and abrupt landing it is for some of our Irish Walker Cup heroes who were riding high a couple of months ago?  Photo: David Cannon/Getty

I am getting a much clearer picture now, as winter struggles to settle in well into November, about why so many good golfers have chosen different (...)