Portmarnock golf club has voted to allow female members for the first time in its 127-year history. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins

Was it for this that Emmeline Pankhurst agitated and argued on behalf of women’s social and political rights? Did the Moss Side revolutionary dream of(...)

Crowds at the 2019 R&A Amateur Championship at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph:   Luke Walker/R&A/R&A via Getty Images

Not a golfer, but a genius nonetheless, it was Albert Einstein who remarked, “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” And, although 12(...)

  The clubhouse at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It only took 127 years for change to come about but, finally, the men-only membership policy at Portmarnock Golf Club in north county Dublin – which s(...)

Portmarnock GC:  is the club seeking change for the same reason the British clubs did? In order to be able to host prestigious tournaments such as the Irish Open. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

Daybreak yesterday on the yoga mat. The red phone in the corner, code secured in its Perspex casing, started to vibrate mid Downward Dog pose. That’s (...)

 Shane Lowry with the Professional Player of the Year award for 2019 award, with Des Smyth with the award for Distinguished Services to Golf, and James Sugrue with the Men’s Amateur of the Year Award. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

You only make the breakthrough once, and Shane Lowry’s historic win in the 148th British Open at Royal Portrush, his first career Major championship, (...)

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(...)

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