Sutton Golf Club will host the Annesely Williams Skoda PGA 9-Hole Championship this coming weekend. Photograph: Sutton Golf Club

In a sport which has been around for donkey’s years, but one where the question of slow play has become an ever-growing issue in more recent times, in(...)

Ireland’s Pádraig  Harrington  practising for  the 148th Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Royal Portrush Golf Club’s return to the British Open rota of courses after a gap of 68 years is an historic moment. But could an even potentially mor(...)

The green on the par 3, 12th hole at Portmarnock Golf Club,  Co Dublin. Photograph:   David Cannon, Getty

We don’t usually view golf courses as outdoor spaces that celebrate nature in all its abundant wildness. Indeed many people view golf courses as unnat(...)

Massereene’s Tiarnan McLarnon won the Sherry Fitzgerald Davitt and Davitt sponsored Mullingar Scratch Trophy. Photograph: Mullingar Golf Club

Dawson, Murphy and Purcell selected for Eisenhower Trophy Robin Dawson, John Murphy and Conor Purcell will represent Ireland in the World Amateur Tea(...)

Portmarnock Golf Club’s Geoff Lenehan and Jack Pierse with Ayodhya Links Founder and Chairman, Pitak Intrawityanunt after winning the World Club Championship in Thailand. Photo: @WCCGolf

The Portmarnock Golf Club pairing of Geoff Lenehan and Jack Pierse created history in Thailand this morning when they beat Royal Melbourne to become t(...)

Rory McIlroy tees off on the third hole during his opening 67 at The K Club. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The entourage was a tell-tale sign. As Rory McIlroy twirled his club after a tee shot – always a good sign from the Northern Irishman – there were app(...)

‘Irish women’s book clubs have their own particular flavour, often of grapes.’ File photograph: Getty Images

One night recently I was awoken from deep slumber by the sound of intense discussion and some raucous laughter outside. While half contemplating ris(...)

The late Supreme Court judge Adrian Hardiman. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

When Adrian Hardiman was at UCD in the early 1970s, mixing in a circle of friends that centred on the history faculty and the debating chamber of the(...)

Portmarnock Golf Club are to consult current members about admitting female members. Photograph: Inpho

An awareness that tournaments like the Irish Open would remain out of its reach if the club’s male-only membership criteria were to continue is believ(...)

The  clubhouse on the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife, Scotland, home of the Royal and Ancient.

These things are never done quietly. The sound of a wall falling down or a barrier being broken or of a seismic shift in doctrine has a knock-o(...)

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