Welcome to the Irish Golf Archive

This website is a evolving record of the pioneers, golfers, literature, memorabilia and golf courses that define the early history of golf in Ireland.


Footprints - early golf in Ireland
Daddy Long Legs
Ireland's teardrop - the last of the Auld country
The Open Championship - the Irish Connection
Centennial of the Irish Professional Golfers' Association

Newsreel and video Footage

Harry Vardon (the "Stylist") in Ireland
Sir Walter - Hagen's excursions around a small Island
Watson - Ballybunion's favourite son
Nay Sayers
James Braid - Five-time Open Champion and course architect
Andrew and Hugh Kirkaldy - Áras an Uachtaráin and the "first" professional championship at Dollymount
Old Tom Morris
Timeline - 1913 - The David that slew two Goliaths
Timeline - 1912 - Rubber to the Core
Timeline - 1911- The Irish Professional Golfers' Assn'
Timeline - 1910 - The Irish Open
Timeline - 1909 - The Golfer's Guide
Timeline - 1907 - First Irish Professional Championship
Timeline - charting pre-1920 history of Irish golf
Timeline - 2013 bluffer's guide to Irish golf
Timeline - 2014 bluffer's guide to Irish golf
Timeline - 2015 bluffer's guide to Irish golf
William Holley - auld time Irish professional golfer
Cecil Ewing - legendary amateur from the Point
George Coburn - PGA medal collection
John Burke - King of Lahinch
The Golfing Gypsy - The Lionel Lloyd Hewson Story
Colonel Bogey - (Commandant Bill Gibson)


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