Who will be pulling on the green jacket at Augusta this year?

imagesIT’S THAT TIME of year again. Nike has already released images of what outfits Tiger Woods will be wearing over four days at Augusta even if we still don’t know if he will be there to wear them; whilst the rest of the golfing press seems to be going into a McIlroy frenzy about whether the young Irishman’s break from tournament golf just before the US Masters is one of the most inspired ideas since an apple fell on Isaac Newton’s head. Continue reading

US Caddies’ writ could hit the fan

The Honda Classic 2014THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN a history of strange lawsuits in the USA. A Richard Overton sued Anheuser-Busch, creators of Budweiser beer, claiming emotional distress, mental and financial loss because drinking lots of Budweiser did not make his fantasies of beautiful women in tropical settings come to life as he claimed Budweiser advertised. Unsurprisingly he lost. Continue reading

RAFGC and the railways

IMG_1393IT WAS THE advent of the railways that created the demand for so many of the fine golf courses that we enjoy playing today. So Ashdown members who travel to London from East Grinstead should look out for an art deco style poster of the club designed by two second year students at Brighton University as part of their art degree course. Continue reading

Play away: Gerre Losone, Ascona, Switzerland

20120529-5275Sundays in parts of Switzerland are as quiet as they used to be during the 1960s and ’70s in Great Britain when all the shops were closed and pubs had to close at 2.00pm. Sunday is family day, and rarely will you find a family spending any time on a golf course. This means that Sunday morning is a simply wonderful time for visiting golfers to enjoy a round. Continue reading