Posts Tagged ‘Golf’

Weekly Comment:
The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament

New York, NY: The 24th Annual Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on May 15th, 2017 at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, one of the country’s most prestigious and attractive golf courses, located in Scarborough, NY. The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund was created in honor of John Fitzpatrick’s lateRead more..

Weekly Comment:
Support Irish athletes at the Gaelic Players Association’s Annual Golf Outing

On May 22 Gaelic Athletic Association fans will have a unique opportunity to play a round of golf with some of the league’s legendary players at a fundraising event at the exclusive Westchester Country Club in New York. The annual golf outing is hosted by the Gaelic Players Association, the non-profit representative body for theRead more..

Weekly Comment: The Trump-Pence Irish Connection and a Different Kind of Wall

Donald Trump and Mike Pence have more in common than having won the presidential election. Pence, the governor of Indiana, has strong Irish roots. His grandmother came to the U.S. from Doonbeg, County Clare – which also happens to be the home of a Trump golf resort. Pence’s grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley, also came toRead more..

Out & About: New Golf & Heritage Tourism Initiative

Club Choice Ireland director Larry Byrne was in New York in November to promote tailor-made golfing vacations in Ireland’s east and southeastern counties. Hailing from County Wexford, Byrne, who runs the company with his son Tiernan, is passionate about promoting golf in their part of Ireland. “We have some of the country’s best courses includingRead more..

Rory McIlroy Withdraws From 2016 Olympic Games

Rory McIlroy, who was chosen to represent Ireland in Brazil’s 2016 Olympic games, announced in July that he would not be competing. The Northern Irish golfer issued an official statement, explaining that his concerns about the mosquito-borne Zika virus were behind this change of heart. The virus has been speculated to result in extreme birthRead more..

Last Word: The State of Play

Why women are still fighting male chauvinism on the greens of Ireland. ℘℘℘ Ireland is now a rainbow nation. With the passing of the referendum on same-sex marriage in May, all romantic relationships gained equality in the eyes of the law. But does this equality extend elsewhere? It may seem like a trivial question, but doesRead more..

John McDermott:
Golf Hall of Famer

John McDermott is finally getting his due over a hundred years after he became the first American to win the U.S. Open national golf championship. Winning at the age of 19, he also remains the youngest golfer to do so. After winning the 1910 Philadelphia Open, the 1911 U.S. Open, the 1911 Philadelphia Open, theRead more..

Rory McIlroy Wins PGA
Championship

Rory McIlroy, the world-renowned Northern Irish golfer, won the 96th annual PGA championship on August 11 at the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY. In a closely fought match that was anyone’s game, McIlroy, currently the number one golf player in the world, defeated Phil Mickelson by one shot. Throughout the competition the lead wentRead more..

A Course Called Quirky

Tom Coyne, whose 16-week jaunt through Ireland’s 38 seaside golf courses led to the best-selling book, A Course Called Ireland, has put together a list of 18 of his favorite quirky Irish golf holes. Quirky: possessing an individual peculiarity of character; an unusual habit or way of behaving; different from the ordinary in a way thatRead more..

Is Specialized Nutrition
the Key to Better Golf?

A Dublin-based start-up company, Wyldsson, is partnering with the University of Limerick using an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher to investigate the impact of specialized nutrition for golf performance. Wyldsson specializes in developing healthy food products for elite athletes. Dave McGeady, of Wyldsson explains, “Hunger can be a serious issue for elite golfers, who can spendRead more..