Monthly Archives: April 2018

Everybody’s got to start somewhere

A new golf film is being made to be released this year called The Phantom of The Open. It is about the legendary Maurice Flitcroft, pictured with Seve. Long before Eddie The Eagle Edwards and the Jamaican Olympic Bobsleigh team … Continue reading

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Bobby Jones at St Andrews

The great golf writer and broadcaster Henry Longhurst wrote in his newspaper column: “Every instinct tells me that Bobby Jones was the most popular golfer to visit our shores in my lifetime. We all, I suppose, lift our hats to … Continue reading

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End of the rainbow

The Jehovahs Witnesses knocked at the door today. And while the erstwhile young man was trying to sell me a magazine which promised the key to eternal happiness I suddenly thought about a rainbow afro wig that we used to … Continue reading

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How alcohol affects your golf game

Very interesting exercise by Golf Digest taking three golfers of various abilities and testing how drinking alcohol affects their performance.

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Golf Driving Licence

Ever heard of a golfvaardigheidsbewijs? Well I hadn’t before I was over in Holland last week. I visited the lovely Hilversumsche Club and saw people handing over a document which wasnt a handicap certificate. Since the 1980s Holland and Belgium … Continue reading

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Golf stocks in bullish market

Golf stocks have showed staying power over the last two quarters with two companies performing particularly well. Callaway golf has had a 45% gain and is up 12% since the start of 2018. They are up 20% in net sales … Continue reading

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Live Under Par new golf campaign

  Live Under Par is the PGA Tour’s new advertising campaign launched yesterday. It replaces the These Guys Are Good message which has run since 1997, the longest running advertising in professional sports. Moving on from the competitive excellence of … Continue reading

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PGA Tour supports legalised gambling

The United States Supreme Court is due to rule soon on legalising gambling across the country. It will still be up to individual states whether or not to implement but at the moment only four state, including Nevada, allow it. … Continue reading

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WGC Bridgestone set to move to Memphis amongst major changes to PGA Tour schedule

PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan is expected to announce today the merger of two tournaments so the WGC Bridgestone event will move to Memphis which is the home of PGA Tour sponsor FEDEX. A tournament has been played over Firestone … Continue reading

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Road with potholes turned into crazy golf course

Potholes on a major road in Burton are so bad that one resident got his clubs out for a game of ‘crazy golf’ with a difference. John Anderson was so fed up with the potholes that he decided to have … Continue reading

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