Sara Byrne plays from the rough at the 14th hole during the final of the 2018 Irish Women’s Close Amateur Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club. Photo: Pat Cashman

Like the Rory bounce or the Sergio swagger, she’s got her own subtle weather vane. Whenever Sara Byrne’s dad Derek is not caddying for her and wants (...)

Celia Barquin Arozamena pictured after her victory in the European Ladies’ Amateur Championship. Photograph: EPA/EGA

Unfortunately, we will never know what impact Celia Barquin Arozamena would have made on the professional tour. What honours she would have lifted, or(...)

The  USA team (from left) Lilia Vu, Stasia Collins (Team Captain), Jennifer Kupcho and Kristen Gillman at Carton House. Photograph:  Pat Cashman

The spectators moved towards the back of the green at the 13th hole on the O’Meara course. American Jennifer Kupcho and Korean Ayean Cho looked down f(...)

Olivia Mehaffey in action at the World Amateur Team Championship at  Carton House. Picture: Pat Cashman

Ireland fell back from fourth position on the final day of the World Amateur Team Championship to finish tied for 11th place alongside Switzerland and(...)

Olivia Mehaffey: shot a level par second round on the O’Meara course at the World Amateur Team Championships at Carton House.  Photograph: European Golf Association

Team Ireland lost ground on the competition leaders on day two of the women’s World Amateur Team Championships played over the O’Meara and Montgomerie(...)

Olivia Mehaffey: carded an opening two-under par 70 at the European Women’s Amateur Championship  at Penati in Slovakia. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty

Royal County Down Ladies star Olivia Mehaffey once again leads the Irish charge for European Women’s Amateur Championship glory heading into this morn(...)

Olivia Mehaffey on day one of the 2018 Curtis Cup at Quaker Ridge in Scarsdale, New York. Photograph: Getty Images

A dominant foursomes display put the United States ahead of the Britain and Ireland team at the Curtis Cup after Friday’s play. The US had a 2-1 lead(...)

Olivia Mehaffey will hope for a much improved second round in Alabama. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ariya Jutanugarn is tied for first place with a two-shot lead after the first round of the US Women’s Open. Olivia Mehaffey, the only Irish player i(...)

 Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey will play in the US Women’s Open. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Where once it was as rare as hen’s teeth for an Irish woman golfer to play in the US Women’s Open, the oldest and arguably the most cherished of all t(...)

Ireland’s Leona Maguire during the Rio Olympics. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

So very quietly, an R&A commissioned review of the participation of women, girls’ and families in golf came our way the other day and, in a nutshe(...)

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