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. […]

Birr Golf Club – Course Blog September 2018

Contributed By: Eoghan Buckley, Head Greenkeeper I’m sure I will speak for a lot of greenkeepers out there when I say that the summer of 2018 was one of the toughest for managing turf. When it comes to the weather we are never happy but enduring the longest drought in over […]

IGCMA Celebrates 50 Years As An Association

Founded in 1968, as the Irish Association of Golf Club Secretaries, by the then Secretary Manager of Woodbrook G.C., Gerry Bambrick, the IAGCS merged with the Irish Region of CMAE to become the Irish Golf & Club Managers Association in 2010.  On October 4 last,  in Milltown Golf Club, the […]

Drought Management Case Study Now Available

Many thanks to David Behan of Naas Golf Club who has provided the latest GCSAI case study on the issues facing clubs following the prolonged drought period experienced this summer. This put tees and fairways under severe stress which if not managed correctly could cause severe damage resulting in loss […]

EDGA Interview with Gareth McNeily

Gareth McNeily, a golfer from Massereene Golf Club is keen to get more individuals with disability into the sport. The CGI have met with Gareth, together with another Irish player, Brendan Lawlor, who regularly competes in EDGA events and appears in EDGA profiles. We are currently working with both players […]

Lawlor And Order…

Brendan Lawlor’s great form this season in EDGA tournaments has included wins in Portugal and more recently the Czech Republic at the start of July. The young Irishman also came within just two shots of beating Sweden’s Johan Kammerstad in his own back yard in Stockholm at the start of […]

U-15 Skills Challenge 2018

Six clubs from four different provinces will be represented at the National Final of this year’s U-15 Skills Challenge. Dungarvan won both the boys and girls section of the Munster regional final, while the Connacht boys section was won by the Galway Bay team and impressively for the fourth year in a […]

The PGA – “Here to Help”

‘The PGA Professional is at the heart of golf’ – a clear message from an Association whose highly skilled, trained and knowledgeable members play key roles in golf clubs, and the wider golf industry, throughout Great Britain & Ireland and further afield. Why they are best placed to do that? […]

What Are The Benefits Of Joining The IGCMA?

There are numerous benefits to joining the IGCMA as a member. Check out the details below: Online Information Library coming soon Advice and information documents covering all areas of golf club management Golf Management Helpdesk with managers forums Networking Opportunities with all other managers countrywide Invaluable regional and national networking […]