Introduction to Golf

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, two golf events were contested – men's individual and team tournaments. The competitions were held from September 17, 1904 to September 24, 1904. It was the second and final appearance of the sport at the Olympics. The men's team event was new, replacing the women's individual. The men's individual event was switched to a match play tournament rather than the stroke play used 4 years earlier. Golf returns to the Olympic schedule at Rio in 2016. For contact details of Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golf Union please click on Full story

McIlroy wins in Dubai

What an opening statement to 2015 from the world No 1 Rory McIlroy. Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who played superb golf on the way to beating the fast-finishing Swede Alexander Noren by three shots and he joins Nick Faldo and Severiano Ballesteros as the only Europeans in history to have won at least four majors and […]

Rory McIlroy Sport-Person of the Year

Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who was named RTÉ Sport – Person of the Year for the second time last night. It was a remarkable year for the golf world number one, which included winning two Majors, the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and the PGA Championship at Valhalla. He also played a leading role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory. […]

Rio 2016 Golf Course

The Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course in Barra da Tijuca is looking greener every day. With 59% of construction now completed, grass has been sown on five of the eighteen holes, with irrigation reaching more than two-thirds of the course. “After this stage comes the ‘bedding-in’ period, during which we monitor the growth of this […]

Golfer Mehaffey named as Flag Bearer

Golfer Olivia Mehaffey has been chosen as Team Ireland Flag Bearer for this evenings Nanjing 2014 Closing Ceremony (1pm Irish Time – . Chef de Mission Martin Burke said that “Mehaffey has been a great asset to the overall team during the Games as an individual performer and within the team context” Mehaffey said […]

Mixed Golf Round 2

Kevin Le Blanc and  Olivia Mehaffey are in 27th position on +5 over par after two rounds of the Youth Olympic Games mixed golf competition. The current leaders are  Emily Pederson and Alex Pultz on -7 under par. Teams are made up of one male and one female player. Players are primarily from the same NOC, […]

Mixed Team Golf

Team Ireland golfers Kevin Le Blanc and Olivia Mehaffey will play in the Mixed Team Event.         We are awaiting the draw sheet. The entry list can be accessed here The competition schedule can be accessed here   Mixed Team event format Teams are made up of one male and […]

Le Blanc 16th in Boys Golf

Congratulations to Team Ireland’s Kevin Le Blanc who finished 16th in the men’s Nanjing 2014 Golf Tournament. He shot a three round total of 217 , finishing +1 for the tournament (73,71,73). The Gold medal went to  Renato Paratore (Italy) on-11 , Silver to Sweden’s Marcus Kinult (-9) and Bronze to Danthai Booma (Thailand) on […]

Mehaffey Top 20 in Women’s Golf

Congratulations to Olivia Mehaffey who finished in 20th position in the 2014 Nanjing YOG Golf Tournament. She finished with a third round 79 for a +11 total. The Gold Medal was awarded to Korea’s Lee Soyoung who finished on -14. Silver medal awared to Taipei’s Ssu-Chia Cheng -11 Bronze Medal to Thailand’s Supamas Sangchan -7. Only six golfers […]

Mehaffey joint 13th

Ireland’s Olivia Mehaffey shot a +3 over par round today in the Nanjing Women’s Golf Competition and is currently in joint 13th place on +4 over par. Mehaffey was out in 38 (+2) and back in 37 (+1) shooting 4 bogeys and 1 birdie and 13 pars within her 2nd round. The current leader is Lee Soyoung […]

Le Blanc shoots -1 second round

Ireland’s Kevin Le Blanc had another excellent round at the Nanjing 2014 Boys singles golf competition. Le Blanc carded 4 birdies and 3 bogeys for a one under par round of 71, leaving him on Level Par for the tournament. He has moved up to 13th place overall with one round remaining. The tournament leader is […]
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