Pat Finn

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Brittany Lang hits her approach shot to the 18th green at Killeen Castle in 2010. The club have brought in nine-hole membership in a bid to attract new players. File photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Golf club membership has changed in style and substance since the recession, enormously in terms of the cost base. The days of mammoth entrance fees a(...)

The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and the Irish Ladies’ Golf Union (ILGU) have jointly welcomed the new plan to introduce a universal handicapping sy(...)

David Brady and Cian Feeney from Maynooth University winners of the first Irish Student Sixes Tournament at The Heath GC last week.

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD last week announced that golf will benefit from Sport Ireland funding of €758,000 in 2018 (...)

Ireland’s Christy O’Connor Jnr in action on the 2nd tee at the 2000 Open Golf Championship at St Andrews in Scotland. One of the biggest stars of Irish golf, has died. Photo:  Rebecca Naden/PA Wire

There were a few embellishments to Christy O’Connor jnr, like the trademark white flat cap from under which his silver locks escaped. Always, too, the(...)

A swollen River Shannon in Athlone after Storm Desmond hit the area earlier in December 2015. File photograph: Airman Jamie Martin/Air Corps/PA Wire

The State will have to double its current expenditure on flood defence as it is becoming a very serious economic issue rather than just a social one, (...)

Sandbags are cleared away from Quinn’s Chemist in Crossmolina after the weekend’s flood damage where water levels reached over four feet. Photograph: Michael McLaughlin

Flooding has “stabilised” in parts of the west, but communities are remaining on alert as river levels continue to rise in some areas. Thousands of a(...)

National coach of to the GUI, Neil Manchip, with former Irish Open winner Shane Lowry, who he coaches personally, at Carton House GC, Maynooth. Photograph: Getty.

The animation in tone and features when discussing golf brooks no argument about his inherent passion for the sport and his position therein. Neil Ma(...)

Golf’s posterboy Rory McIlroy may be Irish but membership numbers across the country are dwindling. Photograph: Inpho

‘Golf, like the measles, should be caught young, for, if postponed to riper years the results may be serious.” – PG Wodehouse Irish Open week. While (...)

Rory McIlroy and caddie JP Fitzgerald  at the pro-am at Fota Island. Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the day that was in it, Rory McIlroy’s wearing of a green shirt – Nike, of course, with a trademark swoosh over his heart rather than a shamrock – (...)

Shane Collins (Killorglin) driving on the 17th in the Jimmy Bruen Shield Final. Photograph: Cashman Photography

A human tide washed down the 18th fairway from green to tee. The crowed moved quickly to ensure it would make the putting surface on the 17th to form (...)