Gallacher Heads Tartan Dozen At Irish Open Thanks To A Season Low Opener

Stephen Gallacher sent one of a dozen Tartan flags this week high up the board with a 67 on the opening day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Ballymena. Gallacher, 45 capped his round early with five birdies in seven holes on route to a three-under par tally and a share of fifth on the tough Galgorm Castle course. South African Dean Burmester was out in the first group of the day racing to seven-under par after 12 holes only to double his 16th in a five-under par 65. Burmester, 31 is out to make ...

Syme Hoping Winged Foot High Could Land Him A Scottish Open Start

Scotland’s affable Connor Syme birdied his first and last holes and with three bogeys in between for a respectable one-over par 71 on the day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open at Galgorm Castle in Northern Ireland. And the young Scot walked from the course still on a high after teeing-up last week in a first major on U.S. soil. “It was a great experience and very much a longer and tougher version of Valderrama and tougher greens summed-up Winged Foot,” said Syme. “It was great to ...

McDowell Opens Corales Championship Defence With A 70

Defending champ Graeme McDowell opened-up his defence of the Corales Pontacana Championship with a two-under par 70 in the Dominican Republic. McDowell, who skipped hosting this week’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open so as to continue a career wish in defending his victory titles, grabbed three birdies and dropped just one shot on the stunning Corales Golf Club course laid out on the shores of the Caribbean. Highlight of ‘G Mac’s’ round in the sauna-like conditions was back-to-back birdies at ...

Harrington Insists ‘Bryson Proofing’ Courses ‘Is Going Down The Wrong Road’.

European Ryder Cup captain, Padraig Harrington insists there should be no ‘Bryson Proofing’ of golf courses in wake of Bryson DeChambeau’s overpowering of last week’s U.S. Open host venue at Winged Foot. DeChambeau’s maiden major championship triumph came on the back of three months of clearing breaking ‘new barriers’ in his return to golf post the COVID-19 lockdown. However, his six-shot Long Island success also has the golf world divided and with the rescheduled Masters now ...

Joohyung (Tom) Kim – From Thomas The Tank Engine & Now Aged 18 Onto The PGA Tour World Stage.

Joohyung (Tom) Kim is a South Korean-born golfer who grew-up in Australia lived in the Phillipines and now lives in Thailand, and is contesting this week’s PGA Tour Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic. Though very little is known of Kim so we understook some research. He got into golf in following his father to the local golf course and loved the game so much, that in 2016 he was scorer as the Asian Tour’s Manila Masters. Kim turned pro in 2018 and won three times ...

Scottish Golf Release Phase 3 COVID Guidelines Brings Good News But Also Newer Restrictions

There is both good news and also bad news with Scottish Golf releasing updated Phase 3 COVID-19 guidelines post the Scottish Government’s advice from Tuesday. Good news is that caddy services across Scottish clubs can resume immediately but there is to be further restrictions needing to be put in place in reading below The changes are summarised as follows and unless otherwise stated are effective immediately: Any golf club/course which is accessed regularly by over 200 members or visitors, ...

Mike Davis Stepping Down As USGA CEO To Become A Golf Architect

When it has come to the setting-up of U.S. Open championship golf courses there seemingly has always been one name – USGA CEO Mike Davis. Davis has been at the helm of one half of golf’s administration body since 2016, while he’s been at the New Jersey-based offices of the USGA since his appointment in 1990. But no longer and with the now 55-year old Davis is to step down at the end of 2021. And instead of being in charge with setting-up golf courses for events such as the U.S. Open, the U.S. ...