FEB 15, 2017

Amazing Irish Golf Facts

We have a great collection of Guinness golf merchandise here at Giftware Ireland with items suitable for all the golfers in your house, no matter what their handicap is. Take a look if you are looking for the ideal gift for a golfing fanatic, and wow them with these quirky facts about golf in Ireland.

Oldest Golfing Union

The Golfing Union of Ireland (GUI) is one of the oldest in the world, founded back in 1891. It now has four branches, split within the provincial areas of Leinster, Connacht, Ulster and Munster. You will find the headquarters of the GUI positioned within the grounds of Carton House in County Kildare.

Highest European Tour Attendance

Back in 2012, there was a record attendance at the Royal Portrush Golf Club for the Irish Open with 112,000 people arriving over the space of four days. The tour was sold out way in advance and was the highest attendance recorded for a European event.  

Top 10 Ocean Course

Designed by none other than Arnold Palmer, The Tralee Golf Club is renowned as one of the finest links courses around the globe. Widely acclaimed as one of the top ten ocean courses of the world, this beautiful setting is a paradise for anyone that is passionate about golf.

Favourite haunt of celebrity golfers

Plenty of famous faces prefer to play golf in Ireland. Take the actor Bill Murray for example. He is quoted as saying, “My favourite place to play golf is in Ireland.” He went on to add, “It’s the most beautiful country to play golf in.” It’s hard to argue with Bill on that point.    

Most winners of Irish Open

Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros and Colin Montgomerie all won the Irish Open on three separate occasions. Nick Faldo is the only person to have won the event three years in a row from 1991 – 1993.

Golf in Ireland is just as popular as ever. Should you wish to buy golf related products to celebrate this fact, check out some of these amazing golf gifts we have for sale here at Giftware Ireland, and don’t forget to place your orders online!    

Created on 15th February 2017
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