Monthly Archives: June 2013

Its about being outdoors damnit!! How about enjoying the scenery as well?

Too many golfers let the “card and pencil” dictate how they perceive a golf course. You know the type of golfer I am talking about…”I hated that hole” after having bogeyed or doubled it. This could be any hole mind you…good or … Continue reading

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Rugby….and a bit of golf

I realise my blog posts are mostly dedicated to golf so forgive me, just this once, for indulging in one of my other sporting passions – the game of rugby. For those that don’t know already the rugby season is in full swing … Continue reading

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Practice Grounds and old courses

You may or may not have noted this past week at #Merion (host of this year’s US Open) that the practice grounds were some distance from the clubhouse and 1st tee. This is not uncommon – particularly for century old … Continue reading

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Tillinghast and Simpson…..had a wonderful way with words

I wont lie to you I enjoy reading anything written by Albert Warren Tillinghast and Tom Simpson. Both were great golf architects, who prowled the golfing landscape in America and Europe during the golden age era. Both had a wonderful way with … Continue reading

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Great Golf Cities and Destinations

I replied, the other day, to a tweet from Brian Kendall of the Canadian Golf Traveller.ca that had me thinking……What are the great golfing cities or destinations around the world? By the way the tweet, from Brian Kendall, read  ‘Canada’s No. 1 golf … Continue reading

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Scandinavia….more than just meatballs and good cider

This week most golf fanatics will be zoning in on Muirfield Village and who can blame them. Muirfield Village (or ‘the course that Jack built’  in reference to Jack Nicklaus) is home to the Memorial tournament which has, and still … Continue reading

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