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Many of my golfing friends have been on cruises, and have shared some great stories of their own personal experiences. I have always been curious about cruising but up to now have not taken the plunge. After chatting to keen golfer Cormac Meehan who had just returned from an inspection trip on ‘The Independence of The Seas’  I might just go for it! According to Meehan, owner of Meehan Travel, Bundoran, County Donegal, the passenger capacity ...

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    Sandwich Bay, Kent, 1st May 2018 – Prince’s Golf Club, in Sandwich Bay, Kent and host of the 1932 Open Championship, has unveiled its stunning, newly-redeveloped Himalayas nine. Designed by renowned international golf course architects Mackenzie & Ebert, work began in August 2017 to transform the Himalayas into one of the finest stretches of links golf in the country. Opened on May 1st in front of the some of the country’s most influential golf media and personnel, ...

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PUTT YOURSELF IN THE PICTURE: Brian McIlroy of the Rory Foundation and primary school pupils Tiarna (6) Gracey (9)Sean (7)   TO celebrate the upcoming Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, children throughout Ireland are being invited to putt themselves in the picture and win some fabulous prizes for their school and family as part of a nationwide competition. This year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open will take place at Ballyliffin Golf Club in ...

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(L-R) Conor Murphy and Ryan Bell from GolfNow, with Eamonn Logue and Gareth Milligan of Hilton Templepatrick Golf and Country Club.   GOLF clubs across the UK and Ireland can now boost their revenue and reputation online thanks to a marketing platform provided by BRS Golf, the tech division of leading online tee time provider GolfNow. Plus by GolfNow, currently used by more than 1,300 courses throughout North America, enables clubs to maximize revenue with auto-pricing, track golfer ...

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     Jon Rahm of Spain hits an approach to the 18th green during day three of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Portstewart Golf Club on July 8, 2017 (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images) Fans hoping to get an exclusive front-row view of the action for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation can now ensure they see the drama unfold at close quarters at Ballyliffin Golf Club after 18th grandstand tickets ...

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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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French women’s golf has received a huge boost with the news that the Lacoste Ladies Open de France has been secured until at least 2021, thanks to a four-year extension agreement between the Ladies European Tour and the event promoter, the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO). The extended agreement will see one of the oldest and most prestigious tournaments on the Ladies European Tour go from strength to strength. The tournament prize fund will rise from €250,000 ...

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  The imposing facade of the Grand Hotel, Gardone Riviera has featured on postcards through the ages. In 1986 the hotel had been included in the list of the oldest hotels in Italy and in 2009 a large commemorative stamp of the “Historic Places Of Italy” series was dedicated to the Grand. After reading  all these interesting stories, I really looked forward to visiting this grand old lady. The sun was rising over the crystal clear waters of Lake ...

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  Time is running out for golf fans to take advantage of an ‘early bird’ ticket offer for this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, with the promotion set to end at 23.59 pm on Wednesday February 28th. The 2018 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is again expected to be the sporting showpiece of the summer when the world’s best golfers arrive in County Donegal for the first time in the event’s long ...

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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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