Between that headland and the castle lie dunes that roll like a sea with bad intentions. The great old course takes its name from Dunluce, and like the castle, its holes now seem to breathe with renewed vigor, menacing and majestic, beast and beauty, terror and treat. Like the castle, it seems as if the course nearly falls into the sea. The links, thankfully, did.
British Open back at Royal Portrush and puts on quite a show
North of Ireland Amateur Open: Huge interest in Royal Portrush event - BBC Sport
It was like an explosion. Stephen Crowe has a place in golf folklore — bearing witness to a course record 61 at Royal Portrush that, given the changes to the course, can now never be bettered. The date, July 12th, , never got etched in stone. Stroke-play qualifying at the North of Ireland Amateur Open — a weeding-out process before the serious business of match play — is typically fodder for the daily paper fact file. Now 36, and a father of two boys, Crowe has good reason to remember the details of that day. While he played for Ulster and for Ireland Youths in his prime, he glosses over those facets whenever asked about golfing pedigree.
Anderson, Shandon Park bt D. Anderson, Shandon Park bt B. Pierse , Tipperary bt R.
Hopefully if I make it through qualifying I will be hard to beat in the matchplay. Even then, the furthest I got in the match-play was the second round. As part of the Irish panel he spent a good part of the early season playing around the world in the likes of Spain and Argentina but he was struggling with his game. The leading 62 players will progress to the match-play rounds where they will be joined by Dermot McElroy Ballymena and Cormac Sharvin Ardglass who have received a bye into that stage of the event.