Welcome to The Irish Links Initiative

The Irish Links Initiative Annual Autumn Conference will be held at

Royal Portrush Golf Club on the 13th and 14th of October 2015.

  • Guest speakers include Alistair Beggs and Martin Ebert.
  • Graeme Beatt Course Manager and Marcus Terry Owner lead shaper will talk through the

process for completion of the new 18th Hole Valley Course.

  • Bob Taylor will show the benefits of the removal of Sea Buckthorn and the new tee area

for the famous par3 at Royal Portrush.

  • Martin Ebert and Ian McClements will explain the construction and materials testing.
  • Alistair Beggs will explain the preparation of Royal Portrush greens surfaces prior to an

Open Championship and how graminicide impacts ryegrass in playing surfaces.

Full Royal Portrush 2015 brochure can be viewed or downloaded here.

Royal Portrush Registration 2015 form can be downloaded here.


Welcome to The Irish Links Initiative

The ILI Spring Seminar will be held on


24th March 2015




Royal Dublin Golf Club


Guest speaker: Rex Kimberly – Links Nutrition


Also Trevor Myles, Pesticide Control Service will give an update on new legislation.

Seminar Brochure ILI Spring Seminar 2015

Seminar Registration ILI Spring Seminar registration

Welcome to The Irish Links Initiative

The Irish Links Initiative Autumn Conference 2014 will be graciously hosted by Tralee Golf Club on the 13th and 14th October.

A round of golf will introduce members to the course on the Monday, followed by Dinner and the AGM.

Tuesday will start with registration, followed by the trusted stations of the course. These will include Newly constructed short game area, Coastal Damage, Fescue regeneration and Fairway alterations. The afternoon session will open with presentations from Gary Johnstone (Portmarnock) on Water Extraction and Bob Taylor (S.T.R.I.) on New Trends in Links Management. The open discussion topics include cost benefit of sustainability, environmental management and water and sand resources.

The full brochure with details of booking can be found by clicking here: Tralee 2014

Download the registration form to book your place: Tralee Registration 2014

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Welcome to The Irish Links Initiative

Spring Seminar
1st April 2014
Laytown & Bettystown Golf Club

Dear Colleague,

Attached please find ILI Flier with details of our forthcoming Spring Seminar, I would like on behalf of the ILI to make the following Comments.
• The Irish Links Initiative is a not for profit organisation which was set up some years ago as a volunteer group with the sole objective to ” PROMOTE / PROTECT / PRESERVE “ the ethos and traditions of what is best in Links Golf among the 40 odd Links golf Clubs in Ireland and the decision makers in these clubs.
• Each year we hold Spring and Autumn Seminars at which items and issues of mutual interest are discussed and shared by providing forums at which Head Greenkeepers / Secretary Managers/ Greens Conveners / and Club Officials have the opportunity to meet / network / benefit from the experience of their industry colleagues and partners.
• At each Seminar Guest Speakers are in attendance to answer Links maintenance and related question.
• The ILI is supported by the R&A, the STRI and other Official bodies.
• The annual fees involved are very modest – €250 for 18+ hole €150 for 9 hole. This allows members to attend seminars free of charge.

Finally if your club has not yet done so we would ask for your support as we would like to see all 40 links Club joining. In the meantime we would like to extend every good wish for the golfing year ahead and we look forward to meeting you at our Spring Seminar in Laytown & Bettystown on the 1st April.

Yours Sincerely

John Quigley
Irish Links Initiative

Further details are available on our web site www.irishlinks.ie or contact Tracy Coburn

L&B registration L&B 2014

Welcome to The Irish Links Initiative

Autumn Conference

Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th October 2013

Co. Louth Golf Club, Baltray, Co. Louth

 It is the time of year again when those interested and devoted to links course management get the opportunity to meet others and discuss vital issues facing their everyday work. This year the conference is being held on 14th & 15th October 2013 at Co. Louth Golf Club with the kind permission and help from Liam Murphy, Secretary Manager, Paul Malone, Superintendent and the committee, members and staff.

 There will be complimentary golf for delegates on Monday 14th October. Bacon rolls and tea/coffee will be served before you play.  Please book your tee time with me at time of registration.

On Tuesday 15th October there will be workstations on the course. Please dress prepared and with appropriate clothing and footwear for wet weather.

You will return to the clubhouse for lunch and for afternoon discussions.

The ILI AGM for members will take place on Monday 14th October at 6.30pm and there will be a dinner in the clubhouse at 8pm. Cost is €25. There will be a complimentary bus leaving the ‘d’ hotel in Drogheda at 6pm and returning at 11pm. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to avail of the bus as I need to know numbers. Please also pay for the dinner at time of booking. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Irish Links Initiative’.

The conference is free for ILI club members and for non-members there is a charge of €50 per delegate. If you would like some information on your club becoming an ILI member then please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Conference Brochure: Co Louth 2013Conference

Conference Registration: Co Louth registration

Welcome to The Irish Links Initiative

The Spring Seminar will be held in The Island Golf Club on the 12th March.

 Guest Speaker will be Mr. John Philps MBE.

In the afternoon there will be an optional course walk and Barry Drennan will have his new ‘invention’ seeder on display!.

Island 2013

Email Tracy with completed Registration forms:

Island registration

Welcome to The Irish Links Initiative

Rosslare Golf Links will host the 2012 Autumn Conference on 16th and 17th of October. Conference details and booking information can be viewed on the brochure.

Autumn Conference Brochure

Welcome to The Irish Links Initiative

Barenbrug are having an Open Day at Ballybunion Golf Club on Wednesday 25th April 2012 and all ILI members are most welcome.

For more information and to book your place visit: