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About Steve Killick

After leaving Cambridge University Steve Killick became a commercial property surveyor before deciding he would far rather write about a recession than star in it. From work experience specialising in wildly inaccurate news in brief stories on the Clevedon Mercury he took a post-graduate certificate in journalism at the London College of Printing. From there he joined the Estates Times where he became features editor before deciding to set out as a freelance in 1994. Since then he has written on property for the Sunday Times, Daily and Sunday Telegraph and Mail on Sunday plus the Financial Times where he also wrote regularly for its country weekend section. His favourite journalistic outlet, however, is golf travel on the simple basis that whilst the pay may be miserable the perks of playing the world’s finest golf courses for nothing are immense. He currently writes on travel for National Club Golfer and Golf World. A member of Royal Ashdown Forest golf club in East Sussex where he plays off a 13 handicap his lifelong ambition in golf is to discover a short game.

Golf gets ever Longer


A MAJOR TOURNAMENT is not a major tournament without some drama running up to it. This year at Augusta we have had the minor sideshows of eventual winner, Danny Willett, not being certain to enter with his wife due to give birth, Chris Woods losing his clubs and Tiger Woods withdrawing; but the real excitement was provided by the news that Augusta plans to lengthen its iconic par five 13th hole (pictured above). Continue reading

The Last Word

“Spieth is lining up his putt. If I’m quick I can get a beer. Go to the toilet and paint the spare room b4 he hits it.”

A tweet from Danny Willet’s brother P.J.Willett during the closing holes of The Masters.

See you all again next month…….

From ‘Fore’ to four bedrooms


THE TIMES LEADER column rarely mentions golf. Yet in the March 5th edition it tells the sorry story of clubs selling their courses as land for house builders. As if golf were not under sufficient pressure the prospect of clubs, particularly those owned by local authorities, selling out to developers to meet the ever increasing demand not only for new homes but also to balance the books is possibly the most worrying trend of all. Continue reading