Golf & The Art of Business

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Archives for April, 2012

My club yardages

I had an hour & a half with my teacher, Paul Mitchell from Bristol & Clifton, this morning.  Here’s the result of trying to hit him with close to 100 balls! Club/Shot Distance Club/Shot Distance 52 grip down 36 yds 7 146-153 yds 58 grip down 30 yds 6 155-160 yds 52 3/4 66-70 yds […]

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Wolf Course @ Pauite Golf Resort

It was a mistake.  We should not have gone to play golf today.  It was blowing an absolutely hoolie in Las Vegas itself, let alone what it turned out to be like out on the desert plain on which the three courses at Pauite are located. I’m not going to make any excuses for my […]

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The Club at Seven Canyons

What a FABULOUS golf course.  From the minute you leave Sedona, drive north on Dry Creek Road (off US89A) and pass though the gated security checkpoint you have an inkling this The Club at Seven Canyons is going to be something a bit special. The course is set in the Coconino National Forest, a beautiful […]

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Playing at Sedona Golf Resort (Arizona)

Our US golfing odyssey continues. We’re staying in Sedona now for a few days before moving on to Las Vegas. Today we played at The Sedona Golf Resort which is part of the same complex at the Hilton Sedona Resort hotel in which we are staying.  It’s been nice to be able to practice every […]

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Playing in the USA. Rating/Slope system

One of the interesting things about playing golf in the USA is the Rating & Slope system run by the USGA ( The basic aim seems to be to even out a players handicap based on the relative ease of their home course compared to other courses. Take the table below for the first five […]

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Today’s round at Poppy Hills GC (Pebble Beach, CA)

How difficult is Poppy Hills ( Well, my 19 over gross should give you some idea. Everyone told me that Blackhorse ( was going to be the toughest course in the Monterey area, but boy were they wrong. The problem was not so much getting the ball on the fairway off the tee, that was […]

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