Golf & The Art of Business

The beginnings of a book by David Gilroy

David Gilroy

8 handicap golfer living in the Cliftonwood area of Bristol.


Nike Matchplay practice round. Have I peaked too early?

Today my friend Mark Taylor and I went to Bristol & Clifton Golf Club for a practice round ahead of the regional final of the NikeGolf Matchplay Championship. We’ve already won our way through four matchplay rounds and now it’s a betterball regional final.  The top two from 12 pairs go through to an all […]

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Why I love playing at Saunton Golf Club

So on Thursday I drove down to Saunton to attempt to play golf with some friends who were driving down from Surrey.  I say “attempt to play” as the weather forecast was awful, with it possibly clearing by around 3 or 4pm. I left Bristol at 11am and as soon as I was just past […]

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A review of Saunton Open Week 2013

Last year I decided to join Saunton Golf Club as a Country Member. It’s a course I’d played a few times before and one of the first golf clubs I went to in the year that I took up golf. So this year MrsG and I decided to go down to Saunton for the whole […]

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William Hunt Trilby Tour 2013 – St Pierre, Wales

I had a great day out at St Pierre on Thursday 4 July 2013 playing in the William Hunt Trilby Tour for the third time. The first two times I played at Trevose, scoring 28 & then 32 points (off 8, with 3/4 handicap so given 6 shots). Nice progression in the my game. My […]

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A bit of a purple patching in terms of golf scheduling!

I seem to have had/about to have a bit of a run in playing golf in some lovely places.  Here’s what’s been and what’s coming. Played here last week :- Playing here next week 13-Jun - 14-Jun - Here the week after 18-Jun - Here the week after 25-Jun - 30-Jun - Then […]

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What is it with the red tees on some courses?

Having just finished ten days golfing at the excellent Belle Mare Plage resort in Mauritius, my wife and I were reflecting on some of our on-course discussions during our eight rounds of golf! Most typically they settled on the position of the ladies tees on some holes. Let’s take The Links course for example. A […]

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The Legend at Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Day two of our Mauritius golfing odyssey at Belle Mare Plage saw us take on The Legend course.  This was where David Frost (RSA) won the MCB Tour Championship last December.  Albeit off the blue tees (6,588 yards) with me off the white tees (6,178 yards).  Although I did have a caddie the same as […]

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The Links at Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius

Our flight arrived in Mauritius sixteen hours after we left London Heathrow.  13 hours in the air and a 3 hour layover in Dubai made for quite a long trip.  We flew with Emirates and paid a bit extra to sit in the “middle of the plane” as my friend politely calls it, everyone else […]

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BethPage – Yellow & Black Course

I had a week in New York City last week on a combined pleasure/business trip so took my clubs.  On Saturday I decided to go out to BethPage State Park and play some golf. Unfortunately I was there a week before the Black Course opened so had to settle for one of the others. I […]

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Gilroy/Taylor Tour 2012 final result

This season was a bit of a disaster for me personally. Back in the summer I was 8:2 up on my best friend Mark having had a great run of form during the spring & early summer. However, in the later half of the year my form deserted me just at the same time as […]

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