Archive for July, 2016
Uncage your game
Words: Daniel Owen
Shared from GolfPunk
Ecco are known for the awesome quality of their leather. The are the only golf brand who control the quality of the leather from farming it all the way to the tanning process and then making the shoes themselves in their own factories. So it’s an unusual move when they bring out a leather free golf shoe. But golf footwear is evolving, and not everyone wants a heavy leather golf shoe. But wait, there is more…
Milngavie Golf Club dates back to 1895, to a time when golf course construction in Scotland was booming. Indeed, a glance at the record books will show there were no fewer than six other courses opened that same year.
The St Andrews professional Willie Auchterlonie (who won the Open two years earlier) and his older brother Laurie (who would go on to claim the US Open title in 1902), laid out the course and it took them no more than a day to peg out a 9-hole circuit.
The Auchterlonies were of the opinion that the club actually had enough land to accommodate a full 18-hole course and so the number of holes in play was quickly doubled, producing the layout that remains in play today. (more…)
The Island Golf Club, founded in 1890, is a traditional private members’ golf club with a proud history of upholding the best traditions of amateur golf. Overlooked by the North County Dublin village of Malahide, the links is located in some of the most stunning dunes on the east coast of Ireland. The club is one of the oldest golf clubs in Ireland and the third oldest in Dublin. The Island was ranked 13th in Golf Digest Ireland’s Top 100 Courses in 2016.
The Island is a traditional links in splendid isolation surrounded by the Irish Sea, Donabate beach and the Broadmoor estuary. Undoubtedly one of the most underrated links courses in Ireland, The Island has been selected to host the Irish qualifying section of the British Open from 2005-2010.
Although there are several short par-4s, the Island always presents a challenge to find the fairway from the tee and then to find the target. A variety of shots are required and the wind will add to the difficulty. But wait, there’s more