Irish Times golf correspondent  Philip Reid, Balmoral Golf Club officers and Peter Kilcullen of Allianz at The K Club.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

A 5am alarm call so he could hit the road early and so avoid any potential traffic jams on the M50 en route to The K Club provided something of kick-s(...)

At the Allianz Irish Times Officers’ Challenge presentation to victorious Galway Bay Golf Club  were, from left, Philip Reid, Irish Times Sports; Donal Devery, Captain of Galway Bay; Peter Kilcullen, Sales Director at Allianz; Eileen Clasby, Galway Bay  Ladies Captain; and Mark Gantly, Galway Bay  President. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Whatever was in the air around the K Club had magical ingredients. How else can you explain the fact that two players at different holes experienced t(...)

 Gillian Cloke, lady captain,  Richard Cloke, captain and Collin Stevenson, treasurer, from Shandon Park Golf Club, winners of the Allianz/Irish Times golf tournamment at Malone GC,   with Allianz Sales Director, Peter Kilcullen. Photograph: Stephen Davison

It was a close call but the bond of marriage proved too strong as Shandon Park denied the “noisy neighbours” Dunmurry in a countback to land the Allia(...)

Audrey Bradley  for Cork Golf Club in the Allianz Irish Times Officers’ Challenge at Cork Golf Club. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There’s a connection with the past as you make your way around the magnificent Cork Golf Club, a course on Little Island designed by the legendary Ala(...)

Grange GC president Oisín Ó Buachalla putts on the 18th, watched by lady captain  Anne Kelly and captain Jim Hegarty at Portmarnock Links. Photograph: Dave Meehan

What was it the legendary Arnold Palmer once said? “You step inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to t(...)

Captain of Seapoint Peter Higgins. Photograph: Arthur Allison

A family of geese, a baker’s dozen of them, wandered across the 18th fairway of Malone Golf Club blissfully unaware of what was going on around them. (...)

Rob Reardon of Cork Golf Club plays to the green on the 16th. Photo: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

On the 11th hole of the wonderfully natural parkland terrain of Cork Golf Club, there’s a plaque beside what is known as “Seve’s Tree” – a Spanish che(...)