On one side of the green holding the short putter is Peter Dawson, chief executive of the Royal & Ancient Club of St Andrews. Snarling at him from the other side of the greensward is PGA of America, President, Ted Bishop, who thinks the last thing needed is the banning of the long stick, which is precisely what the R&A have done starting January 1st. 2016.
Ashdown members take you to their favourite golfing places:
Our course manager considers a perennial members’ complaint:
‘Why have our greens become so bumpy all of a sudden?’ It is the regular whinge from our man in the spike bar, and usually aired in Spring just as the golf season is getting underway. This year, with climatic conditions being such that the ground remained colder for far longer than usual, the question is still being asked even as we enter June.
To some of us it barely seems five minutes ago that we were wearing metal studs on the soles of our golf shoes and those strange, fringed tongues on the tops of them.
Then came the soft spike revolution with weird and colourful spider-like shapes bursting onto our golfing footwear. And that was over 15 years ago.
RAFGC head pro, Tim Cowley, shows you how to take shots off your game.
In this first edition of Tim’s Topical Tips, professional golfer Tim Cowley shows you how you can improve your driving with just a few simple changes to your technique.