Gregor MacGregor 'Drives In' as new R & A Club Captain.

Gregor Macgregor ‘Drives In’ As New R & A Captain.

It’s been a big 14 hours of news for the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. No sooner had R & A CEO Peter Dawson announced around 6pm last night the club had voted overwhelmingly to allow women members and at 8am this morning traditional driving-in ceremony for the new Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews took place on the 1st tee of the Old Course. George Macgregor OBE began his year in office with a drive at precisely 8am as a cannon fired alongside the ...
Ian Taylor used a packed of dental floss to ascertain who was to putt first during a match in the 2010 Ryder Cup.

The Day Dental Floss Cleared A Ryder Cup Impass.

It’s not just your dentist that advises you to floss – so does Ryder Cup referee and Drumpellier head PGA Professional Ian Taylor. Four years ago at Celtic Manor, Taylor, who will be among the referees at Gleneagles, was making his bow in the golfing cauldron that is the Ryder Cup when a small packet of the dental string came to the fore. Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy were swapping blows with Zach Johnson and Hunter Mahan when Taylor stepped into the spotlight – much to the bemusement ...
Peter Dawson, CEO at the R & A confirms 85% of the members have voted 'Yes' to allow women to now become members of the R & A.

R & A Vote 85% ‘Yes’ To Allow Women Members.

As expected, the R & A has overwhelmingly voted ‘Yes’ in allowing women members of the St. Andrews based club. The vote was 85% from the club’s 2,400 male membership in welcoming women as members. Statement from Peter Dawson, Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club. “I am very pleased indeed to announce that the membership of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted overwhelmingly in favour of welcoming women members. “More than three quarters ...
Rory McIlroy promotion on River Thames - Sept 2014

Rory McIlroy Makes A Santander Splash In London’s River Thames.

If you thought World No. 1 Rory McIlroy was resting-up ahead of next week’s Ryder Cup showdown at Gleneagles then you’re wrong. Instead, the four-time Major winner was out on the River Thames near the Tower Bridge in London earlier today hosting a promotion for sponsor – Santander. And as you can see from the Twitter pics McIlroy looked to be enjoying himself in the British capital and with London’s Major Boris Johnson, dressed in suit and tie, hitting a shot off the ...
Jamie Donaldson (WAL) during the Media Interviews ahead of the ISPS Handa Wales Open 2014 from the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales. Picture:  David Lloyd / www.golffile.ie

Jamie Donaldson’s Rise To Ryder Cup No Surprise To Early Mentor.

The golf coach who help steer Jamie Donaldson on the road to success will be eagerly watching his exploits at the Ryder Cup.PGA Professional Alan Thompson shares a close bond with the Welshman stretching back more than two decades to when Donaldson first pitched up with Cheshire’s county juniors as a 17 year old playing off a six handicap.Thompson, the former head PGA pro at Heswall Golf Club where he still coaches, helped Donaldson remodel his swing to equip him for the demands of competing on ...
Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley spoke confidently about his preparations and the choices players had made to prepare themselves for next week's challenge, during the Ryder Cup Media Interview ahead  of the ISPS Handa Wales Open 2014 from the Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales. Picture:  David Lloyd / www.golffile.ie

Paul McGinley Unconcerned With Victor Dubuisson.

European Ryder Cup Captain Paul McGinley says he’s unconcerned with the one player in the European Ryder Cup team that is not only a mystery to many of his Gleneagles team members but also to the rival USA side. Dubuission will be among six players, three on each team, making their Ryder Cup debut in eight days time at Gleneagles. The Frenchman, with the Eroll Flynn looks, is the first French-born golfer since Thomas Levet in 2004, to compete in the biennial competition. And despite some uncertainty ...
Rory McIlroy struggles in shooting a first round 74.  (Photo - www.pgatour.com)

Rory McIlroy Predictably Wins Second PGA Of America ‘Player Of The Year’ Award.

World No. 1 and double Major winning Rory McIlroy has predictably been named PGA of America’s Player of the Year. It is the second time in three years McIlroy has won the prestigious award. After winning three consecutive events during the summer, including two majors, McIlroy earned 160 points to easily claim the organization’s top honor. Reigning double Masters winner Bubba Watson was voted a distant second with 62 points, while  the current US Open winner Martin Kaymer earned 52 points ...