• Hailing from Ballyhaunis, at just nine year of age John William Burke has been making massive strides on the Irish junior golf scene and now is set to test himself against the best in the world when he heads to the renowned former and future US Open course, Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina. The young star is a dedicated trainer and before an interview live on Midwest, we caught up with him and his Dad John, at Ballyhaunis GC to watch him in action. Watch below now - you can listen to the interview too here.


  • (Photo credit: Golffile - GUI)

    Castlebar’s Jim McGovern was elected President of the Golfing Union of Ireland at the Union’s Annual General Meeting held at Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort in County Meath on Saturday.

    He becomes the 71st President of the Union and speaking afterwards he said: “I’m looking forward to serving the Union as an ambassador, meeting new people and listening to people to find out their views on how golf can be improved.

    “I hope that our teams and our players will have a good year. I’m really looking forward to watching our amateur players contesting and winning. We have got off to a great start with Conor Purcell winning the Australian Amateur Championship.”

    McGovern assumes the presidency after years of dedicated voluntary service within the game. After retiring from teaching, he served his club as Honorary Secretary for seven years up until 2006. He was elected to the Connacht Provincial Council in 2004, serving as Honorary Secretary for the Branch from 2010 to 2013 before taking over as Chairman in 2014.

    He succeeds John Moloughney in the role.

  • A Galway punter walked away with over €15,000 after putting his faith in Brandon Stone to win the Scottish Open yesterday.

    The South African shot a course record round of 60 to claim the Scottish Open, and one punter from Co Galway had placed a €25 euro each-way bet in a Boyle Sports shop at odds of 500/1.

    The payout was €15,050 - which means the Galway punter pocketed more from the event than some of the field, with Graeme McDowell walking away with just under €15,000 for his four days.



  • Portumna and Westport will meet in the final of the Connacht section of the Irish Mixed Foursomes at Claremorris Golf Club today.

    Portumna defeated Tubbercurry 3.5 to 1.5 in one semi-final, with Westport accounting for Oughterard 3/2 in the other semi-final

  • Portumna defeated Westport 4 matches to 1 this afternoon in the Connacht Final of the Irish Mixed Foursomes at Claremorris Golf Club.