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Introduction to Golf

At the 1904 Summer Olympics, two golf events were contested – men's individual and team tournaments. The competitions were held from September 17, 1904 to September 24, 1904. It was the second and final appearance of the sport at the Olympics. The men's team event was new, replacing the women's individual. The men's individual event was switched to a match play tournament rather than the stroke play used 4 years earlier. Golf returns to the Olympic schedule at Rio in 2016. For contact details of Golfing Union of Ireland and Irish Ladies Golf Union please click on Full story

Statement on Graeme McDowell’s unavailability for Rio 2016

OCI Statement on Graeme McDowell’s unavailability for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games 23 June 2016 – Dublin, Ireland: The Olympic Council of Ireland respects the decision taken by Graeme McDowell to make himself unavailable for consideration for the Irish Olympic Golf Team. It is important to re-emphasise that Graeme’s decision was taken for personal reasons […]

OCI Statement on Rio McIlroy’s Decision Concerning Rio 2016

There is an opportunity for another Irish golfer to take up the chance to become an Olympian and participate in golf’s historic return to the Olympic Games after a 112-year absence.

McIlroy wins Irish Open Golf

Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who secured his first win of the season by producing a dramatic finale in the Irish Open, his home tournament, at the K Club. McIlroy trailed Scotland’s Russell Knox by one shot with three holes to play but outstanding second shots at the 16th and 18th helped him to the birdie […]

Irish Open Golf

The Irish Open begins this Thursday, with a glittering array of talent gearing up to do battle at the K Club, including all of our top Irish Golfers and Team Ireland Olympic contenders hoping to impress in front of the home crowds. In a few months time attention will turn to Rio 2016 and golf”s […]

Rio 2016 Golf Test Event

Rio 2016 has confirmed the details of the golf test event that will be staged at the newly constructed Olympic Golf Course on 8 March. The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge will feature nine leading Brazilian players, five men and four women, playing an exhibition event in the stroke play format. Team Ireland Chef de Mission Kevin […]

World Golf Championship Success for Lowry

Congratulations to Ireland’s Shane Lowry who held off the challenge of three major champions to claim the biggest victory of his career and a cheque for €1.45m after a stunning final round of 66 at Firestone Country and climbs 29 places in the world rankings to move to 19th in the world and boosts his […]

Mehaffey and Hendrick Excel

Top Irish golf prospect Olivia Mehaffey and World Youth Olympic canoe Medallist Robert Hendrick inspired by their experiences at the Nanjing  Youth Olympics in 2014  have made significant progress in recent weeks. Mehaffey defied harsh conditions at one of golf’s toughest courses, Royal Troon, and collected the most prestigious prize yet in her career, the Helen Holm Trophy. Mehaffey, […]

McIlroy wins in Dubai

What an opening statement to 2015 from the world No 1 Rory McIlroy. Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who played superb golf on the way to beating the fast-finishing Swede Alexander Noren by three shots and he joins Nick Faldo and Severiano Ballesteros as the only Europeans in history to have won at least four majors and […]

Rory McIlroy Sport-Person of the Year

Congratulations to Rory McIlroy who was named RTÉ Sport – Person of the Year for the second time last night. It was a remarkable year for the golf world number one, which included winning two Majors, the Open Championship at Royal Liverpool and the PGA Championship at Valhalla. He also played a leading role in Europe’s Ryder Cup victory. […]

Rio 2016 Golf Course

The Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course in Barra da Tijuca is looking greener every day. With 59% of construction now completed, grass has been sown on five of the eighteen holes, with irrigation reaching more than two-thirds of the course. “After this stage comes the ‘bedding-in’ period, during which we monitor the growth of this […]
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