||Ireland is home to some of the world's greatest golf courses. From Ballybunion to Royal Portrush to Royal Dublin and Killarney, Irish golf courses are praised. And the golfing tradition in Ireland remains as strong as the reputation of its courses. The Book of Irish Golf provides a comprehensive look at the many different aspects of Irish golf. Author John Redmond explores the origins of golf in Ireland and tells the stories of the courses and players who have made the game such a hugely popular sport today. From his colorful descriptions of the early days of golf when only the elite could play, to the continuing growth of the sport and the recently built courses gaining respect, Redmond fully captures the history and spirit of Irish golf. His descriptions of the renowned links and courses are accompanied by exquisite photographs of both the courses and the competitors. Redmond takes the reader back to the greatest moments in the history of Irish golf and gives the statistics and records that have been set on Irish courses. Director of the Sports Division for Slattery Public Relations in Dublin, John Redmond has been the recipient of the Irish National Press Award for Outstanding Sports Reporting. In his career, he also worked as Golf Correspondent and Group Sports News Editor with the Irish Press Newspapers. He proudly claims life membership of Ballybunion Golf Club and an honorary life membership of The European Club.