A special general meeting of the Royal Dublin club on Wednesday night approved proposals to adopt governing principles of Golf Ireland, which include gender equality as an integral part of its being.

In the end, it was all done rather quietly, discreetly even, with no fanfare or fuss – as Royal Dublin Golf Club, just the 136 years since it was foun(...)

Europe’s Bernhard Langer misses his putt on the 18th during the final day of the 1991 Ryder Cup. Photo: Jacqueline Duvoisin/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images

The 1991 Ryder Cup was never destined to end well for Europe. The bad blood began before a ball had even been struck at the Kiawah Island course in So(...)

Pádraig Harrington: ‘It is one of the biggest sporting occasions in the world. It’s certainly the biggest in golf and there’s sure to be drama.’ Photograph: Andrew Reddington/Getty  Andrew Redington/Getty Images,)

Late; but nearly there. Pádraig Harrington’s clock to the Ryder Cup started ticking on January 8th 2019, a day when he – hand-in-hand with his wife, (...)

Yealimi Noh of United States drives from the  fifth tee during the final round of the Amundi Evian Championship at Evian Resort Golf Club  in  France. Photograph:  Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

Niall Horan’s drawing power may have attracted some star names from the world of entertainment and sport into the pro-am but the real headline act wil(...)

 James Sugrue:  former British Amateur champion will be making his third appearance on the Challenge Tour   at Portmarnock Links.  Photograph:  Luke Walker/Getty Images

It’ll all be staged behind closed doors away from prying eyes unfortunately, but the Irish Challenge at the Bernhard Langer-designed Portmarnock Links(...)

Augusta, Georgia: Shane Lowry of Ireland, his caddie Brian Martin, Tiger Woods and his caddie Joe LaCava prepares to play shots on the 15th hole the Masters last weekend.

Shane Lowry has inputted the data into the memory bank, which – as he has been advised – is a necessary element of winning a Masters title at Augusta.(...)

 Rory McIlroy  with former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

“I think he would be a surprise winner if he were to win. He showed no form post-lockdown of any significance!” That, in a nutshell, is the blunt obs(...)

Darren Clarke celebrates his first victory on the  PGA Tour Champions at the Timber Tech Championship at The Old Course in  Boca Raton, Florida. Photograph: Tracy Wilcox/PGA Tour via Getty Images)

So, it’s not all about salt-water fly-fishing when he’s home in the Abacos in the northern Bahamas: Darren Clarke’s long-anticipated breakthrough win (...)

Pádraig Harrington and his caddie Ronan Flood  move a tree branch out of the way to get to his ball at the 10th hole during the first round of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at  Galgorm Castle. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

You might have seen Pádraig Harrington and his caddie Ronan Flood apply Rule 15.1 of the Rules of Golf on the par-5 10th hole during his opening round(...)

Thaiand’s Jazz Janewattananond in his final day orange. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Orange is the new black It’s not just American Rickie Fowler that likes to wear orange on a Sunday, a tradition that dates back to his time in colleg(...)

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