Top award for golf on the web

 

An Internet website that allows those overseas "visit" some of the best golf courses in Ireland has taken top prize in a new annual award ceremony, mainly sponsored by Digital Equipment. Arrow Golf won the Irish Business Website of the Year award, beating off stiff competition from The Irish Times on the Web, the wehsite of this newspaper.

Running since last October, the site has attracted some 60,000 golf enthusiasts, most from North America. Visitors scan play a virtual round of golf on courses around the country, for purchase golfing clothes and accessories.

Five other companies were awarded prizes as finalists, including The Irish Times on the Web, which was praised for its comprehensive news coverage and its special Bloomsday feature.

Arrow Golf can be found at http://www.golfclubireland.com. The Irish Times on the Web is at http://www.irish-times.com.