Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pearls of Phil

More scary photobombing at the Honda Classic this week.

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Ryder Cup Captains interviewed

There have been some¬†interesting interviews with Darren Clarke and Davis Love III,this year’s Ryder Cup Captains. What fascinated me was their approaches to their teams and the object of winning were so very different. Love talked about the massive task … Continue reading

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Women at Muirfield? The very thought!

During an Open at Muirfield one year I stayed in Edinburgh with a lovely local couple. Mr Castle was quite a character. He was a proud artisan golfer who loved telling stories about his group of friends whose greatest entertainment … Continue reading

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Michael Parkinson retains Wentworth membership but has his say

Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson has waded into the row about the increase of membership fees at Wentworth Club. He says that The new owners, Reignwood Group,” have no regard for the feelings of the existing membership and have expected that … Continue reading

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R and A and LGU to merge

The Royal and Ancient and the Ladies Golf Union are to merge from January 2017 it was announced today. After a period of consultation, the two St Andrews based organisations will integrate their staff at the beginning of next year. … Continue reading

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Ernie says he’s back

  It went viral on you tube as what was called “the worst putt of all time”. In the first round of last Autumn’s Dunhill Links Championship at St Andrews he slipped a short putt so badly to the right … Continue reading

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Matsuyama leads the way for Japan

  Hideki Matsuyama is such an impressive golfer. He’s a battler, dogged and determined and at 23 years old is another of the young guns who are transforming golf at the top. His victory in Phoenix at the weekend, beating … Continue reading

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Heroes of Medinah wish Jose Maria Olazabal Happy 50th Birthday

The Ryder Cup team from Medinah wish their Captain Jose Maria Olazabal Happy 50th birthday along with salutations from many friends. And Happy ¬†Birthday to those with a birthday today too…    

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King of the caddies

Very sorry to hear last week of the passing of Dave Renwick. He guided three players to major championship wins, Jose Maria Olazabal, 1994 Masters, Steve Elkington, 1995 PGA and two wins with Vijay Singh, 1998 PGA and 2000 Masters. … Continue reading

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Olympic Golf organisers take steps to prevent zika virus

Rio Olympics golf organisers have a new challenge preventing the spread of thr zika virus. They are taking advice from the World Health Organisation on how to prevent golfers and spectators contracting the disease because there are two standing water … Continue reading

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