Dublin Series 2, Golf Courses and Sightseeing
March 22, 2020 / Town and City Golf Breaks
Golf in Dublin and County Dublin International golfers like to play links golf in Ireland as it has a wide choice of quality links golf. The five leading Dublin area links are noted here: Portmarnock Championship is typically ran...

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Dublin Series 1, Capital of Ireland... A Modern Vibrant Golfing City
March 06, 2020 / Town and City Golf Breaks
Dublin Series 1, Capital of Ireland, a modern vibrant golfing City Golf in Dublin and County Dublin Dublin is unique as a golfing city as it has links golf courses within the city. From the city centre Royal Dublin and St Anne&rsqu...

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The Story of the “Home of Golf” Series 6 – Robert Adams Patterson (1829 – 1904)
April 24, 2019 / St Andrews
Introduction In the 1850’s there were only about 20 golf courses worldwide, with most in Scotland. The high cost of equipment meant that it was mainly a game for a few wealthy people. Balls were particularly expensive and they did ...

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St Andrews Golf Club - 175th Anniversary in 2018: Part 2 – The Minutes, Old Course and “Cracks”
June 18, 2018 / St Andrews
Introduction The minutes of golf club committee meetings are typically uninspiring. However the early minutes of St Andrews G.C. could be quite lively. At the annual meeting of 1844 a new Captain would normally be proposed, seconded and ...

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St Andrews Part 4: The Royal and Ancient Golf Club (R & A)
January 24, 2018 / St Andrews
Introduction – In Part 3 we introduced the founders of the Society of St Andrews Golfers. Forming the Society in 1754 was a positive action. They became the third Scottish society and were well placed to be an important auth...

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St Andrews Part 3: The Founders of “The Society of St Andrews Golfers”
December 26, 2017 / St Andrews
Introduction Early in the 18th century the first golf clubs were formed and better documentary records of golf history were kept. We are concentrating on the social parts of the story rather than a documentary of events. The Society...

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Summary History of Early Golf Balls
July 01, 2017 / Golf History
Introduction Early golf balls were expensive and not long lasting so the game was only available to the wealthy. Improvements were very important and would eventually change the game to be popular and available to all. In the 15th a...

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Colt No. 4 - “England’s South West Trail” of Superb Harry Colt Designed Courses
May 06, 2017 / Golf History
This Trail takes you to five genuine Harry Colt courses in South West England. There is an interesting mix of five courses with one seaside links, two are heathland, and two are downland. For accommodation we have selected a hotel in the fa...

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Royal Golf Clubs Series 6
April 24, 2017 / Featured Golf Destinations
Republic of Ireland - Introduction There are two Royal clubs in the Republic of Ireland, Royal Dublin approved by Queen Victoria in 1891 and Royal Curragh approved by King George V in 1910. Both clubs have an interesting history, Curragh...

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Royal Clubs Series - No.5
April 19, 2017 / Featured Golf Destinations
Royal Golf Clubs Series 5 Northern Ireland Royal Courses - Introduction There are three Royal clubs in Northern Ireland, Royal Belfast and Royal Portrush approved by Queen Victoria in 1885, and 1895, also Royal County Down by King Edw...

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