Ireland’s Par For The Course
Ireland is famous for many things: from our beautiful scenery to our rich cultural heritage, our poets and playwrights and our hospitable nature. We are also renowned for our sporting heritage which includes Rugby, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Soccer and Boxing. However there is one sport in particular we are especially famous for; that sport is golf.
The sport has been played in Ireland since the early 1880s and over the last century has become one of the most popularly played recreational sports on this island. There are nearly 450 golfing clubs in Ireland and over 290,000 people are registered to play the sport.
With statistics like these it is no surprise that Ireland has produced a stream of world class golfers over the years. There’s the legendary Fred Daly and Harry Bradshaw in the 1940s and 50s Christy O’Connor Snr in the 60s and 70s, and present day superstars like Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke, Paul Dunne and Rory McIlroy.
With illustrious names such as these emerging from these shores it is no coincidence that Ireland is arguably one of the most celebrated golfing nations in the world. It is also no surprise that we possess some of the finest golf courses on the planet with the Royal County down course consistently ranking in the top five courses in the world. There’s also the K Club, Portmarnock, Waterville, Ballybunion and Portrush to name just a few.
The splendour and scenery of these courses have attracted famous golfing professionals, celebrities and even presidents from all over the world to play on the lush greens. In competitive terms Ireland hosted its first Ryder Cup tournament in 2006 and the prestigious annual Irish Open is played on a different course each year.
Which such popularity it is easy to see why golf has become such a popular pastime for so many Irish people. In the business world, corporate golf events are becoming ever more popular with more and more company directors preferring to build their team bonding skills out on the fairway.
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