THE BBC MUST be convinced that those viewers with an IQ that reaches double figures all go out on a Saturday night otherwise how on earth can it explain its schedule of programmes which consist of D-list celebrities dancing, singing or cooking things?
Its coverage of the Open Championship from Royal Liverpool Golf Club would not have cut into this evening of visual torment even before the R&A Championship Committee took the eminently sensible golfing decision to send the groups out in three-balls starting from both the first and 10th tees thus avoiding the torrential rains that followed close of play. Continue reading
IF IT IS HAPPENING over there you can be confident that it will be over here very soon. What ‘it’ is may well cause apoplexy amongst traditional club members because ‘it’ is the latest wizard wheeze to attract more youthful players to golf in the USA. ‘It’ is the idea of bringing music onto the golf course. Continue reading
THE HUGE FLUSH OF GROWTH at the beginning of the summer is finally slowing down although course manager, Chris Mitchell and his team, have not noticed their workload diminishing. Continue reading
EVERY NOW AND THEN, if one is very lucky, it is possible to find a terrific golf course that has slipped under the international golf traveller’s radar. Somewhere that will offer superb golf in a splendid setting whilst providing a warm welcome and excellent hospitality in the club house; and where it will not take you five hours to get round. Sligo Golf Club, on the windswept Rosses Point peninsula, is just such a place. Continue reading
IT WAS LIKE GOING back to Victorian times. After the professionals had their crack at the Royal Ashdown Forest West Course, with only one breaking par and three shooting over 80, it was the turn of the amateurs. And the amateurs, or at least one of them, showed the professionals the way home. Continue reading
“MEN CAPABLE of governing empires fail to control a small white ball, which presents no difficulties whatever to others with one ounce more brain than a cuckoo clock. I wish to goodness I knew the man who invented this infernal game. I’d strangle him. But I suppose he’s been dead for ages. Still, I could go and jump on his grave.”
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