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The championship will be played as closed door events due to the COVID-19 pandemic with health and safety protocols in place Katie Poots [Knock G.C. N.I.]photo. Golfile Many of the world’s most talented amateur golfers will assemble at neighbouring venues on England’s Golf Coast this week to contest The Amateur and Women’s Amateur championships. In total, almost 100 players will gather at West Lancashire, a course in north-west England, for The Women’s Amateur Championship. The championship will be played ...

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  ​Caption: Brenda Gearty (left) at the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the ILGU in 2018 (Image by Jenny Matthews) The ILGU is saddened to hear of the passing of Honorary Life Member of the Union Brenda Gearty. Brenda served as Connacht District Chair in 1986 and on the Central Council (Board) of the ILGU for 12 years between 1977 and 1999. Brenda was a past Captain, past President and Honorary Member of Co. Longford Golf Club.  ‘Mrs. Golf as ...

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The Circuit, which was introduced in 2012 to increase participation in the individual club scratch cups     Caption: Aine Donegan (Lahinch), image by Pat Cashman Photography The 2020 ILGU Scratch Cup Circuit schedule has been announced. The Circuit, which was introduced in 2012 to increase participation in the individual club scratch cups, will commence at Carlow Golf Club on Saturday March 7th where Aine Donegan (Lahinch) defends her title. Donegan, an Ireland Girls’ International, admits that the Circuit ...

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After landmark votes at separate meetings the I.L.G.U and the G.U.I. have formally approved the establishment of Golf Ireland.   The Irish Ladies Golf Union approved a special resolution at their AGM, while simultaneously the Golfing Union of Ireland passed a motion at a Special General Meeting.  In the case of the GUI, for the first time in its history postal voting was permitted, and 292 of the Union’s 395 clubs availed of this facility.  A further 34 ...

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  Handicapping, one of the hottest topics in golf, is the subject of a new awareness campaign from the Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) and the Irish Ladies Golf Union (ILGU). The governing bodies for golf in Ireland have joined forces in an effort to tackle cheating and safeguard integrity in the handicapping system. “There is still a culture of tolerating handicap cheating in golf.Just because others are cheating the system does not make it okay,” says Pat ...

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    North and West Coast Links is attending the Honda Classic this week to fly the flag for some of the finest courses golf clubs in the north west region of Ireland, including Ballyliffin, host venue for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, Royal Portrush, host venue for The Open in 2019, Carne, Enniscrone, Donegal, Narin & Portnoo, Rosapenna, Castlerock, Portstewart, Ardglass, Galway Bay, Westport and Portsalon. The Irish golf marketing company also donated a prize ...

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Cahir Park, Killarney, Portumna, Limerick and Malahide win on the final day at Malone. The final day of the AIG Ladies Cups and Shields began with two matches resuming on extra holes after darkness halted play on Friday night. Killarney and Cahir Park were winners in those two matchups but there were still to be three more Champions crowned. After three finals going in favour of Munster clubs, the AIG Junior Foursomes final saw Ballykisteen take on ...

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CHILDREN throughout Ireland are being invited to ‘Roar For Rory’ and win some fabulous prizes for their school and family as part of a nationwide competition organised by the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation. The ‘Roar For Rory’ competition will give two lucky children across the island of Ireland a chance to win a unique opportunity for their schools to host a visit from the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Irish Open ...

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SHADOWS OF THEIR FORMER SELVES: Dame Mary Peters is getting ready to rock and hole at the first ever ‘Golf and Guitars’ event at Holywood Golf Club on Friday May 19 – with support from her very own ‘backing band’, made up by local radio personality Maurice Jay, golf PR specialist Michael Rafferty of Duffy Rafferty Communications and GolfNow’s Andrew Hollywood. Local golfers will be tuning up and teeing off against a mix of local ...

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Balmoral Golf Club have teamed up with Sport N.I. to give women an opportunity to take up the wonderful game of golf. Balmoral are  keen to attract a new generation of players to the club, particularly those who are retiring from other sports such as camogie, football or hockey. They especially want to attract women who have never played any sport before but want to give golf a go. The response to Balmoral’s advertising of the scheme ...

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