Author: Damien

Leaders Course

The leaders course is aimed at PGA Professionals, Volunteers, Parents or anyone with a keen interest in junior golf.   The leaders course is a two hour workshop and covers the following: -Fundamental Movement Skills Activities -How to create engaging sessions using activity based learning with no technical instruction -How […]

Golf4Girls4Life Easter Festivals – Book your place

It’s that time of year again where you can book your place at the Easter Golf4Girls4Life Festivals Due to the success of the Golf4Girls4Life Festivals held last year, we are delighted to be hosting three Golf4Girls4Life Festivals in each District throughout 2019. These festivals will be aimed at girls who […]

Case Study; Family Golf Month, England Golf (2016) 

Sourced from; R&A Women’s and Girls’ Charter. England Golf names July 2016 as ‘Family Golf Month’ and led a drive to attract all generations of the family to take part in golf together. Golf clubs and driving ranges across the country organised open days that focused on activities which can […]

Introduction to Sport: Parents and Family Culture

Sourced from; R&A Women’s and Girls’ Charter. ’Contact with golf from childhood facilitates participation in the game’’ (Reis & Correia, 2013)  A large body of research has identified that the ideas, beliefs, values and knowledge of the family people grow up with as the chief factor underpinning their tendency to […]

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog January 2019

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper The months of December and January have remained relatively mild from a weather standpoint. Throughout this period, we have had only four frost events with daylong course closures being apparent on only 2 days. The Christmas week was challenging from a turfgrass […]

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog January 2019

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent While December and January are classed as winter months, air and soil temperatures felt more like good spring weather. With air temperatures of 14 degrees and soil temperatures of 10 degrees, the grass on all areas of the golf course was certainly growing in December […]

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog January 2019

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper At the start of December, I wasn’t as optimistic about the condition of greens going through the rest of the winter as I am now. The reason for this was that despite plant protection measures been in place a lot of our greens had been […]