Golf gets ever Longer

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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

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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