HOW MANY OF YOU have ever bought a golf club on the strength of a review in a golf magazine or website? Because there are loads of them every month. The one problem is that they are not objective and never will be. The vast majority of them are little more than puff pieces to keep the manufacturers and their press officers happy. Continue reading
AMIDST ALL THE HYSTERIA of the reaction by golfers and journalists to Suzann Pettersen’s refusal to give a putt from two feet at St Leon-Rot in The Solheim Cup no one has asked a pertinent question. How much does the spirit of the game override the rules?
WHAT TRIUMPHS Ashdown Ladies have enjoyed this year. The latest success came in the Sussex County Morrice Foursomes in conditions reminiscent of the storm scene from ‘King Lear’ with a howling gale and rain lashing almost at right angles at Littlehampton Golf Club. Continue reading
GOLF AND CLARET have always been remarkably comfortable bed fellows. Each July the champion golfer of the year lifts a famous old claret jug at the Open Championship while the club claret remains a hardy perennial at all traditional golf clubs. How appropriate then for two fine courses in the heart of the finest wine producing region on earth should be called the Chateaux and the Vines. Continue reading
THIS MONTH WE have omitted our regular thought for the month to bring readers news of an Ashdown family triumph. Continue reading