James Fox (Portmarnock): had  a brace of hard-fought 2 and 1 wins over Co Cavan’s Shane McDermott and Athlone’s Thomas O’Connor. Photograph: Inpho

Amateur golf might be the preserve of the young guns these days, but Portmarnock’s James Fox might just turn out to be the daddy in the West of Irelan(...)

 Robin Dawson: Tramore man is one of the favourites for the West of Ireland title. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Getty Images

Reputations count for nothing when the wind whips across County Sligo for the annual West of Ireland Championship. While eight members of the intern(...)

Only 10 players broke par in the first qualifying round at the Galway Golf Club on Tuesday. Photograph: Inpho

It might measure “just” 6,532 yards from the back stakes but Galway Golf Club proved more than a match for the best in the land as just 10 players bro(...)

Rowan Lester (Hermitage) and Pat Murray (Clontarf) during the last 16 of the South of Ireland at Lahinch Golf Club, Co. Clare, Ireland. Photo: Fran Caffrey/Golffile

They say happiness is a long walk with a putter but for Mallow’s James Sugrue it wasn’t just his touch on the greens that gave him his first major win(...)

Portmarnock’s Darragh Coughlan  plays the seventh hole in his third-round match against Robin Dawson of Tramore. Photograph: Brian Arthur

He might have fallen in the semi-finals of the “West” but in the end a cruel westerly gust helped Newlands’s Jake Whelan make the last 16 in incredib(...)

Conor Purcell is hoping to defend his South of Ireland Amateur Open title at Lahinch.

Defending champion Conor Purcell knows he may need a big week to hold on to his place in the Irish team as a high-quality field assembles for the firs(...)

Barry Anderson beat Jack Pierse to win the West of Ireland Amateur Open Championship at Rosses Point.

Royal Dublin’s Barry Anderson produced a relentless performance from start to finish to beat Jack Pierse 3 and 2 and become the first Sligo-born winne(...)

Barry Anderson of Royal Dublin: faces a tough semi-final match against 21-year-old Newlands talent Jake Whelan. Photograph: Pat Cashman

The Corinthian spirit is clearly very much alive in Irish amateur golf after two accountants, a part-time post office worker and a dairy farmer battle(...)

Robert Abernethy: young Dun Laoghaire member is through to the last 16 of the West of Ireland where he will meet Naas’s Robert Brazill.  Picture by Pat Cashman

Schoolboy Robert Abernethy was one of the unlikely heroes as a host of big guns were silenced and the West of Ireland Amateur Open was blown wide ope(...)