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.


Diaries (a golf joke)

Wife’s Diary: Tonight, I thought my husband was acting weird. We had made plans to meet at a nice restaurant for dinner. I was shopping with my friends all day long, so I thought he was upset at the fact that I was a bit late, but he made no comment on it. Conversation wasn’t […]

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Winter swing changes underway

I had a lesson last week with @PaulMitchell and we’ve started work on my winter swing changes. The first hour we just looked at me widening my takeaway in order to stop me taking the club back on the inside. Then instead of a change of direction, coming “over the top” on the start of […]

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Royal Birkdale in even more of a hoolie

My week of links golf continued this week with a two day trip to Birkdale.  The plan was to play on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.  I’ve been very lucky to play some of the great links courses in the UK over the last six years (The Old Course, Prestwick, Royal Troon, Turnberry, Saunton, Princes, […]

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Royal Porthcawl in a bit of a hoolie!

Today I had the pleasure of playing at Royal Porthcawl for the first time.  A quick flit from Bristol along the M4 and over the River Severn, scoot past Cardiff and hang a left takes you down to the coast.  As you approach the clubhouse you pass the old Miners Rest which was established as a […]

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The Ailsa Course at Turnberry

What a fantastic day out yesterday on The Ailsa Course at Turnberry Resort. A twilight rate of £95, teeing off at 4pm with MrsG. We were paired with two other guys, but after two great drives, two greens in regulation and two two putts from yours truly, they politely asked us to “go on” and […]

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Henbury GC annual club championships RD1

Today was the first round of our Club Championships.  I had a reasonable start time of 8:40 and then proceeded to have a distinctly average round as you can see from below. Henbury Golf Club White Tees 70.0 / 124 Bristol, Avon United Kingdom June 2, 2012 EAGLE BIRDIE PAR BOGEY 2BOGEY+ GILLY 1 2 […]

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The Lodge at Prince’s (Kent)

For the fifth year in the row I had the pleasure of playing in the Boys & Maughan Solicitors annual charity golf day. This year was a bit different as I stayed at the brand new The Lodge at Princes. I’ve driven past this place for the last four years that I’ve been coming down […]

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My day out at the William Hunt Trilby Tour at Trevose

Yesterday was my second time playing on the William Hunt Trilby Tour at Trevose and I have to say, it was just as much fun as last year. As a reasonable 8 handicap player, it’s about as close to what I imagine a proper Tour event might be like. Look, they even have a great […]

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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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