Max Kennedy  during the first  round of the South of Ireland Championship at Lahinch golf club, Co Clare. Photograph:   Fran Caffrey/Golffile.ie

A call to coach Noel Fox worked like a dream as Douglas’ Peter O’Keeffe kept his dream of winning the Pierse Motors Volkswagen-sponsored South of Irel(...)

Rory McIlroy: one of the main  attractions at the Irish Open in Mount Juliet. Photograph: Getty Images

Between the jigs and the reels, from Major winners to one making his professional debut on a sponsor’s invitation, a home contingent of 16 players are(...)

Brendan Lawlor acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green on his way to winning the  EDGA Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club  in North Berwick. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

Like just about every other golfer, Brendan Lawlor’s on-course feats have been put into cold storage for the time being but the 22-year-old Dundalk ma(...)

Limerick Golf Club’s   (from left) Ciaran Vaughan, Michael Redden, Justin Kehoe, Owen O’Brien and Sean Enright celebrating victory in the Barton Shield at Westport Golf Club. Photograph:   Pat Cashman

Limerick remained on course for a famous double when they ended their 43-year wait for AIG Barton Shield glory with a resounding seven-hole victory ov(...)

Ireland’s Caolan Rafferty driving on the 8th tee during day two of the  Home Internationals   at Lahinch Golf Club. Photograph:   Pat Cashman

Ireland’s slim hopes of challenging for the Home Internationals evaporated when they fell 10-5 to defending champions England on day two at Lahinch. (...)

 Andy Ogletree of the United States team plays his tee shot on the 14th hole in his match with John Augenstein against Euan Walker and Sandy Scott of the Great Britain and Ireland team during the morning foursomes matches on the final day of the 2019 Walker Cup. Photograph:  David Cannon/Getty Images

Great Britain and Ireland captain Craig Watson admitted his side had been “outplayed” as the United States staged a superb fightback to retain the Wal(...)

The European Tour are to implement a four-point plan to tackle slow play from next season. Photograph: Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

The PGA European Tour has adopted a no-holds-barred approach in its crackdown on slow play, with a four-point plan to be implemented from next season (...)

Sean Hession (Dundalk honorary secretary), Peter Kilcullen (Director Allianz), Criona O’Reilly (Dundalk lady captain)  and Patrick Davis (Dundalk captain) at the Allianz/Irish Times golf challenge at Malone Golf Club in Belfast. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The golfing gods looked after those who played in the most recent Allianz Irish Times Officers’ Challenge at Malone Golf Club in the Belfast suburbs. (...)

Ronan Mullarney recovered to see off England’s Jake Bolton and progress in the British Amateur Championship. Photograph: R&A/Getty

If it were strokeplay, chances are that even Ronan Mullarney’s powers of recovery would have proven insufficient. In matchplay, though, things are dif(...)

Caolan Rafferty (Dundalk) winner of The West of Ireland Open Championship in Co. Sligo Golf Club, Rosses Point. Photo: Thos Caffrey/www.golffile.ie

Dundalk’s Caolan Rafferty held off a stellar chasing pack to win the first strokeplay staging of the West of Ireland Championship by four shots at a s(...)

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