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Isle Of Barra Golf Club – Spectacular Scottish Setting, Rocky-Outcrop Fairways & Square Greens.

I recall visiting Killarney Golf & Fishing Club in Ireland and was shown a note left in the visitor’s book by the legendary Bob Hope. Hope wrote:  “Loved the golf course, coming back to find the fairways.” If there was a visitor’s book on hand at Isle of Barra Golf Club my message would be:  “Loved the  location but coming back to find the tees.” I will explain what I meant by that remark later in this feature piece on our visit to to the most westerly golf ...

Ireland-Born Trio Of Open Champions Head BMW PGA Field

The Open Championship and Ireland-born winning trio of Rory McIlroy, Shane Lowry and Padraig Harrington head the strong list of stars to tee-up in next week’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The European Tour released the full field for the fourth Rolex Series event of the season late today (Friday). The presence of of McIlroy, Lowry and Harrington in the field will be a first occasion since Lowry brilliantly captured the 148th Open Championship the Irish trio will tee-up in the same event. And ...

Jamieson Takes To The Pilot’s Seat For A Two-Shot KLM Open Lead

Scott Jamieson jumped into the pilot’s seat to take a two-shot lead into the weekend rounds of the 100th anniversary KLM Open in Amsterdam Jamieson, 35 birdies three holes in succession early and then three of his closing five in a seven under par 65 to move to 11-under par on the International course. The Florida-based Scot has not tasted success since claiming his only European Tour title at the Nelson Mandela Championship in 2013, but then Jamieson has been in fine form this season. He has ...

Warren Celebrates 100th KLM Open With Lowest Score In Nine Months

Struggling Scot Marc Warren put aside a wretched season to record a lowest round in some nine months on day one of the 100th anniversary KLM Open in Amsterdam. Warren snatched seven birdies in a five-under 67 to be in a group of seven just a shot behind England’s Callum Shinkwin, who was runner-up in the 2017 Scottish Open at Dundonald Links. Warren’s score is his lowest since a similar 67 on day two of last December’s Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa. The 38-year old Glaswegian ...

McIlroy Upstages Koepka To Be Named 2019 PGA Tour ‘Player Of The Year’

In a big surprise Rory McIlroy has upstaged fellow four-time Major winner and current World No.1 Brooks Koepka to be named – 2019 PGA Tour Player of the Year. McIlroy was given the vote by his fellow Tour colleagues for a third time in his career (2012, 2014, 2019) to be honoured with the Jack Nicklaus medal Sungjae Im was voted 2019 PGA Tour ‘Rookie of the Year’ and will receive the Arnold Palmer Award, renamed in 2019 as a tribute to its namesake’s influence on countless young ...

USA Romp To Five-Point Royal Liverpool Walker Cup Triumph

  Report by Trevor Peake, Hoylake … US win eight of the ten singles to run away with the Walker Cup​. JOHN AUGENSTEIN claimed the winning point when he beat Great Britain and Ireland’s Thomas Plumb 4 & 3 to clinch the 47th Walker Cup for the United States of America over the Hoylake links at Royal Liverpool. USA won eight of the ten afternoon singles and the match 15 1/2 – 10 1/2 to retain the famous old trophy they regained at Los Angeles Country Club two years ago having ...

Rise In Riches For MENA Tour Members

Christmas will come early for members of the MENA Tour by Arena after rich rewards in the form of playing opportunities on various established Tours and tournaments were lined up for those performing well in the Autumn Schedule. The region’s only recognized golf tour, which offers Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points for every tournament, will resume with the $100,000 Journey to Jordan-2 at the stunning Ayla Golf Club in Aqaba, Jordan, from September 29. While the overall professional Journey ...