Thomas Talbot (76) faces costs of about €500,000 following his unsucessful action against the Hermitage golf club. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A pensioner who lost a case about his golf handicap — which lasted 83 days in the High and Supreme Courts — has been ordered to pay the massive legal(...)

Chris Martin (chief executive, Musgrave Group) presenting Sean Mulligan (hon secretary, Concra Wood Golf Club) with the All-Ireland Musgrave Crumlin Hospital Club Challenge trophy after their victory at the O’Connor Jnr course at Oceanico golf resort. Photo: Ronan Quinlan

There must be something in the Monaghan air, certainly when it is transported to the Algarve. For the second year running, Concra Wood Golf Club emer(...)

Thomas Talbot brought a case alleging defamation and conspiracy against the Hermitage Golf Club in Lucan, Dublin; one of its officers, Eddie Murphy; and the Golfing Union of Ireland. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The Chief Justice has called for greater use of judge-managed litigation after dismissing an appeal in a case, which took up 83 days in the High and S(...)

Leading lady: Natalie Gulbis at St Andrews. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

An emphatic Yes was the answer in at least one Scottish vote this week. For the first time in its 260-year history, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of(...)

Rory McIlroy in action during the Irisn Open at Fota Island: “He is a modern Irishman in the hopeless situation of publicly taking sides in a divide that, in truth, never existed in his modern Irish world.” Photo: Brian Lawless/PA

So finally he has come down off the fence and declared his allegiance to the auld sod. What a relief for us golfing Taigs to know that one of the best(...)

Rory McIlroy and caddie JP Fitzgerald  at the pro-am at Fota Island. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the day that was in it, Rory McIlroy’s wearing of a green shirt – Nike, of course, with a trademark swoosh over his heart rather than a shamrock – (...)

 Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell of Ireland at the Omega Mission Hills World Cup. Inpho/Getty Images/Stuart Franklin

November 25th, 2011 Rory McIlroy while playing in the World Cup for Ireland at Mission Hills with Graeme McDowell “In the island of Ireland you have p(...)

Dermot McElroy. Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Inpho/Presseye

Two former Irish Amateur Open champions are included in the GUI’s four man selection for the Irish Open at Fota Island on June 19th. Robbie Cannon (Ba(...)

 A view of the par 4, 4th hole at The Old Head Golf Links towards the Old Head of Kinsale Lighthouse. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The glass half-full philosophy is back in Irish golf, it would seem. Where once you needed a magnifying glass to see any green shoots, the evid(...)

  Shane Lowry tries  his hand at Gaelic football, watched by Dublin hurler Joey Boland, former Munster and All Black  Doug Howlett and Dublin footballer Bernard Brogan at the launch of AIG Ireland’s sponsorship of the GUI and the ILGU at Carton House. Photo:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Pádraig Harrington doesn’t need anyone to come to his defence, but, in his absence, Shane Lowry was doing it anyway. “I(...)