Posts Tagged ‘Golf’

Irishman Wins British Open in Northern Ireland

I hadn’t drank a brandy since 2009,” said Emily Scanlon, grandmother of golfer Shane Lowry, after Lowry won the 148th British Open Championship on Sunday, July 21, at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. “I drank two yesterday. It’s nearly killing me.” The 32-year-old Lowry from Clara, County Offaly, won the Irish Open back in 2009Read more..

The Ireland Funds 2018
NJ Golf Classic

On Monday, October 1st, supporters of The Ireland Funds gathered at Bayonne Golf Club for the 16th annual NJ Golf Classic. This year’s honoree was Bob Garrett, New York Office Managing Partner, KPMG LLP. After the opening brunch, Pat Tully, The Ireland Funds America VP of Development, welcomed the guests, went over the rules forRead more..

Fitzpatrick Memorial Golf Tournament

The Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund held its 25th Annual Golf Tournament in May at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, one of the United States’ most prestigious golf courses, located in Scarborough, NY. Well-known hotelier John Fitzpatrick, pictured third from left in the above photo, founded the Eithne & Paddy Fitzpatrick Memorial Fund inRead more..

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..