Shane Lowry birdied the final-hole to seal a one-shot victory over South Africa’s Richard Sterne at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Saturday, giving the Irishman his first win since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2015.
No other golf property has played a bigger starring role in movie history than Stoke Park. Located just four miles away from the Pinewood Studios, the course was the stage for the golf scenes in the 1964 James Bond movie in which 007 won his match against Auric Goldfinger.
When the game's biggest events are contested later this year, not only will eyeballs be gazing intently to see how courses are prepared, but also how tournaments will be impacted by new calendar dates.
Lahinch is firmly ensconced in Ireland's Big 5 and rightly so. Home of large dunes and blind shots. Weather forecasting goats. Views of Liscannor Bay. So many good things; maybe even great things.
On November 30th 2018, David Davis completed an incredible journey and bucket list goal of playing the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World according to our rankings here at Top100GolfCourses.com.
It’s been a while since we last reviewed a golf book so it’s high time we put that to rights. Fergal O’Leary recently gave us a heads-up on a new book written by Canadian architect Keith Cutten and the author was kind enough to send us a copy for this review.
In 2016 Brian Ward reached the milestone of 1,000 different courses played and he decided to set himself another target, to play one hundred courses that were new to him during 2018.
In the third and final part of “A year in architecture - 2018 newsmakers” M. James Ward reminds us that the rules are changing in 2019, discusses the Mike Keiser effect and notices that Irish golfing eyes are smiling.