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Doonbeg revisited

Last week I made a return trip to Doonbeg golf club not really knowing what to expect. The original course was designed by golf architect Greg Norman and I always felt that he had not made best use of what is a pretty incredible bit of links land, in a most gorgeous part of the

By | 2016-10-27T08:48:44+00:00 October 27th, 2016|Categories: Dealing with problems, Golf Story|0 Comments

Little Island

There are three islands situated in Cork Harbour east of Cork City. The biggest of the three islands is Cobh where the Titanic and other famous liners sailed from. On the way to Cobh you pass Fota Island and between Fota and Cork City is the island of Little Island where a unique and wonderful

By | 2016-09-29T13:51:32+00:00 September 29th, 2016|Categories: Golf Story|0 Comments

The one that got away

For the last 20 years we have held an annual father and son golf outing and over the years we have played many different courses. Last week we played Dingle (Ceann Sibeal) on Thursday and Dooks near Glenbeigh on Friday. Definitely a couple of Irelands golfing gems build on truly wonderful golfing sites and in

By | 2016-09-21T10:22:02+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: Family, Golf Story|0 Comments

Southern Lake Hotel revisited

From time to time I like to see how many people read particular blogs that I post. The information available is interesting and as of today the number of reads on my blogs has been 19,896 from 12,385 visitors from countries all over the world. The most read blog was the one I posted in

By | 2016-08-22T14:22:54+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Golf Story|0 Comments

Sevy’s Tree

I played golf at Waterville last Friday. It was a foggy coastal day, no cold but no sunshine either. We were playing a three ball and before starting out I met local professional Liam Higgins in the car park and when I told him we were just three he offered to join us for the

By | 2016-07-18T14:32:17+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Categories: Golf Story|0 Comments

Time moves on

In last Saturday weeks Irish Times I read the obituary of Patrick Merrigan golf architect who was the designer we used when we built Faithlegg Golf Club in Waterford. Patrick or Paddy as we used to call him was involved in many of Ireland’s top courses including Waterville in Kerry and The Old Head of

By | 2016-05-24T15:41:41+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Categories: Golf Story|0 Comments