Askernish – Making The Journey Adds So Much To The Golfing Experience.

It was not lost that in 1891 Old Tom Morris made the same journey from the Home of Golf at his beloved St. Andrews to then unknown reaches of South Uist. Eight-and-a-half years before the dawn of the 20th century it had taken Old Tom and his dear colleague and back-to-back British Amateur champion, Horace Hutchinson close to three days travelling by rail, by ferry and then by horse-and-cart to reach a stately-looking abode overlooking what would then be Old Tom’s blank golfing canvas. Nowadays, ...

Saadiyat Beach Celebrates World Environment Day With Prize Audubon Sanctuary Honour

Saadiyat Beach will have good cause to celebrate World Environment Day – Friday, June 5th. The famed United Arab Emirates (UAE) golf club, and designed by Hall of Fame legend, Gary Player has achieved designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf Courses. Corey Finn, Senior Assistant Superintendent, completed the effort to obtain sanctuary designation on Gary Player designed course in the UAE capital. Saadiyat ...

Lough Erne Resort Reopening 20th July Under New General Manager

The renowned Lough Erne Resort will officially reopen on 20th July, 2020 under the guidance and leadership of a new General Manager. Joanne Walsh was a founding member of the 5-star resort’s management team and has been appointed to now lead the team at the County Fermanagh resort. And under the guidelines of the Northern Ireland Government, Joanne is naturally looking forward to the much-anticipated reopening. “I was a founding member of the resort’s management team during its formation ...

Dumbarnie Links Celebrates Opening With Exciting ‘Local Club’ Offer.

It has to be the best Scottish golf lottery in recent times. Dumbarnie Links, and the UKs newest golf course, celebrated a return to golf in Scotland by officially opening the club located along the shores of the Firth of Forth near Leven in Fife. The course was all set to open on May 16th but due to the Scottish ‘lockdown’ the Clive Clark designed layout was forced to delay their opening to last Friday (29th May). The stunning links gem won immediate praise from all those within the golfing ...

Legendary Golf Journalist Hits Dumbarnie Links Ceremonial Tee Shot.

It seemed very appropriate long-time Associaton of Golf Writers (AGW) member and local resident Malcolm Campbell should have been afforded the honour of teeing-up earlier today (FRD) with hitting the ceremonial tee-shot at Dumbarnie Links in Scotland. Dumbarnie Links is located just a short drive from Malcolm’s Upper Largo residence in Fife and just over 10-miles from St. Andrews. The newest golf course in the UK was set to open on May 16th but the continuing ‘lockdown’ measures in Scotland ...

Golf Returns In Scotland – A Tale Of Two Clubs: One The Newest, The Other Seventh Oldest

News that golf will return to the Home of Golf nation on Friday cannot come soon enough for the greater majority of Scotland’s some 550 club. It will have been nine weeks since Scotland went into ‘lockdown’ mode forcing also a shutdown of golf courses not seen since WW2. First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon is expected to announce later today (Thurs) a ‘Phase-1’ re-opening allowing a resumption of non-contact sports, such as golf and tennis, and allowing people from “one other household” ...

McIlroy Insists ‘Sunday At Seminole’ Will Showcase All That Is Good With Golf

Rory McIlroy believes the ‘Sunday at Seminole, and with four of the top golfer’s will superbly portray the social-distancing strengths of golf. The World No. 1 ranked McIlroy will partner former top-ranked Dustin Johnson in an 18-hole Covid-19 $US 3m charity ‘skins-like’ match against Rickie Fowler and up-and-coming youngster Matthew Wolff. The event will not only be the first tournament since the March 12th cancellation of the Players Championship but it will the first time in over 90-years ...