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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 […]

The Resource Within Your Pro-Shop – PGA Workshop

Open to club officials and PGA professionals alike this Free workshop, hosted by Joe Kelly (PGA) and Paul Wisniewski (PGA) aims to help clubs make informed decisions around future development of the Pro Shop resource which will have a positive impact on the club’s business. Topics Covered: Asset or cost? […]

Craddockstown Golf Club – Course Blog November 2018

Contributed By: Tom Carew, Course Superintendent Autumn time in Craddockstown  Golf Club was certainly a very busy. Thankfully the weather was ideal.  Soil temperatures were up which meant some growth and recovery on weak areas after the drought of last summer.  We got very little frost, which was a great plus […]

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog November 2018

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper A lot of the early part of October was spent keeping on top of mowing as temperatures remained in the mid-teens with very little frost. In between mowing days, we were busy cleaning up after Alec Spain tree Care, who came in and did two […]

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog November 2018

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper The weather has been extremely different through the month of November with significant rainfall falling on the links. As it stands, we have received 134 mm of precipitation this month alone. This equates to more than the total rainfall for the months […]

The Island Golf Club – Course Blog September 2018

Contributed By: Dave Edmondson BSc (Hons), Head Greenkeeper As part of our agronomic program and in conjunction with the STRI program, a species conversion program was adapted by the club in 2008. Over this period, a switch from mainly poa annua/ bentgrass to fescue/bentgrass has been achieved in many areas. […]