Leona Maguire: was ranked world number one amateur for almost a full year before being overtaken by Curtis Cup rival, the USA’s Hannah O’Sullivan. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

An ironic twist, wouldn’t you think?, that – in the run-up to this 39th edition of the Curtis Cup – one of the courses sought out by the United States(...)

The victorious 2012 Great Britain and Ireland team with the Curtis Cup after their ten and a half to nine and a half win during the final day singles matches  at Nairn Golf Club. Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

You’d be amazed how many people have golfing bucket lists. In fact, there are two kinds – one involves planning, often in hope, a desire to play some (...)

Hannah O’Sullivan has overtaken leona Maguire at the top of the women’s amateur golf rankings. Photograph: Getty

US Amateur champion Hannah O’Sullivan, whose paternal grandparents hail from Limerick and Tipperary, has overtaken Leona Maguire at the top of the wom(...)

Leona Maguire and Stephanie Meadow during the 2012 Curtis Cup at Nairn. Photo: Inpho

Nearly a decade after excruciating back pain left her crawling to her car on all fours and contemplating giving up the game forever, Skerries’ Maria D(...)

 Olivia Mehaffey of team Europe plays a shot during the final day of the Junior Solheim Cup at St Leon-Rot Golf Club  in Sankt Leon-Rot, Germany. Photograph: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images

There is a vibrancy about Olivia Mehaffey that is both compelling and infectious. Still a teenager, but with a self-confidence – in the nicest way – t(...)

Previous winners including major winners Padraig Harrington (1995) and Graeme McDowell (2000). Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Robert Cannon, already the winner of the Silver Medal as leading qualifier, reached round three of the AIG Irish Amateur Close Championship at Tramore(...)

The Irish team that will defend the Home International  title at Royal Portrush:  Front row: Rowan Lester, Colm Campbell, Tony Goode (team captain), Michael Connaughton (president, GUI), Dermot McElroy and John Ross Galbraith. Back row: Neil Manchip (National coach), Stuart Grehan, Paul McBride, Colin Fairweather, Robin Dawson, Alex Gleeson, Gavin Moynihan and Jack Hume. Photograph: Pat Cashman.

Lurgan’s Niamh McSherry leads the Irish charge into the knock-out phase of the British Girls Open Amateur Championship at West Kilbride. A second succ(...)

Olivia Mehaffey: has already won the Welsh and Scottish Open stroke-play titles and the Irish girls’ crown. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Olivia Mehaffey will start as one of the favourites for the British Girls Championship that gets underway at West Kilbride this morning. The 17-year-o(...)

Jack Hume: produced fine golf to edge out Ashley Chesters and Jimmy Mullen. Photograph: Pat Cashman

An inexplicable singles collapse against old enemies England at Halmstad, in Sweden, yesterday cost Ireland’s men the chance of collecting their first(...)

Gavin Moynihan and partmer Jack Hume fought back tio win their match at the European Amateur team Championship at Halmstad, Sweden. Photograph: Getty

The Ireland men’s amateur golf team have taken the initiative in the European Amateur team Championship quarter-final at Halmstad, Sweden by taking bo(...)

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