Gary Hurley in Walker Cup action: double-bogey on the 12th and back-to-back bogeys on the 15th and 16th brought him back to earth at The Roxburghe in Scotland. Photograph: Getty Images

Gary Hurley didn’t waste much time in getting a competitive card back into his hand, this time in his new status as a professional. The 22-year-old Wa(...)

Ireland’s Niall Turner is well placed to progress from the first stage of European Tour qualifying school in France. Photograph:  Asian Tour via Getty Images

Niall Turner remains well on course for qualification from the European Tour qualifying school first stage event at Hardelot in France after another s(...)

Rory McNamara has been working hard on his game and having claimed the 36-hole Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup last weekend, he’s playing well enough to retain his West of Ireland Amateur Open title. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rory McIlroy was the last player to successfully defend the title but Headfort’s Rory McNamara has the form and the pedigree to follow in some (...)

Rory McNamara was once again a tower of strength for Ireland at the European Men’s Amateur Team Championship in Silkeborg, Denamrk. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland swept into the quarter-finals at Silkeborg in Denmark yesterday and will play seventh-placed qualifiers the Netherlands in the first matchpla(...)

Rory McNamara was the best of the Irish on day one of the European Amateur Team Championships at Silkeborg with an opening round 70. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland are in a strong position to claim a top flight spot at the European Amateur Team Championships, at Silkeborg in Denmark after a solid opening (...)

Paul Dunne: broke the course record at Princes as he secured a place in matchplay stages of the British Amateur Championship. Photograph: Pat Cashman.

Irish star Paul Dunne blasted his way to a new course at Princes on the Kent coast yesterday to sweep up the leaderboard in the second qualifying roun(...)

The killer instinct is crucial in matchplay and Headfort’s Rory McNamara showed that he has it in spades when he put Muskerry’(...)

Rory McNamara: “No wonder we play six-hour rounds of golf when people can’t keep the ball on the green or get within 30 yards of the flag.”

Rosses Point bared its teeth in no uncertain terms as a tough course set-up, exacerbated by an Arctic-like east wind and a sub-zero w(...)