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  • Dundonald Links review. Christmas Eve 2022

    Dundonald Links review. Christmas Eve 2022

    Christmas for us most years is spent with relatives in Troon. Which of course has a huge choice when it comes to golfing options.  Ranging from the famous Old Course at Royal Troon, through Western Gailes, Barassie, Prestwick St Nicholas and even the extremely playable Troon Municipal courses. For lunch on Friday we all went […]

  • Quiss Golf Day @ Breadsall Priory

    Well, that was one of those ‘almost’ rounds.  1 over through 11 and then two double bogeys followed by three single bogeys with a par, par finish over 8 over. Which playing off 9, on a course I have not played before, would have been OK except for the manner in which it was achieved. […]

  • The Bennett Cup @ Long Ashton GC

    The Bennett Cup @ Long Ashton GC

    I played with my bestie in The Bennett Cup today, at Long Ashton Golf Club. It’s a Seniors Four Ball Better Ball competition. It was a really good morning out. We finished 7th out of 78 pairs with 43pts, which was ‘OK’, but the winners had 49 points playing off 9 and 14….49 points!! Two […]

  • Leeds Law Society Golf Day 2022 @ Howley Hall

    Being from Bristol I had never heard of Howley Hall Golf Club. I have played a number of courses in Yorkshire, but not this one. Leeds Law Society ran a golf day for many years at Ganton and I played in it in 2018 and 2019 but made the point to them that 36 holes in […]

  • Perranporth Festival Week 2022

    Perranporth Festival Week 2022

    At the time of writing I have my feet up, fish & chips in my tummy and a glass of wine in my hand, reflecting on my week in Cornwall playing at the Perranporth Golf Club Festival Week. And what a week it was. Wall-to-wall sunshine from the first game on Saturday to the last […]

  • Spyglass Hill at Pebble Beach – My day out

    I don’t know why I thought of it, but it struck me in the plane on the way over that like most US golf courses, I would have to buy a course planner for the courses at Pebble Beach. But then I caught myself and said, “Really, at $385 for a round at Spyglass Hill, […]

  • Saunton spring outing

    Finally, some good weather coincided with my availability over the Easter weekend to have a quick flit to Saunton.  It’s one of the advantages of having a Country Membership down there and living in Bristol.  In just over two hours you can be on the first tee cracking one away down the 470 yard, par […]

  • Ever played golf below sea level?

    Well I’m looking forward to it in May this year.  MrsG and are taking a holiday to the US West Coast and are thinking of driving from San Francisco to Scottsdale and along the way stopping at the Furnace Creek Resort to experience playing golf in Death Valley. The course is 214ft below sea level […]

  • Gilroy wins the 2013 Gilroy/Taylor Tour (14½ : 2½)

    There was going to be no repeat of my collapse in the 2012 tournament.  Last year I got 8:2 up and then managed to lose all 8 of the next 8 games and lose 8:10. This year I got ahead just as early on in the year but Mark could not catch up .  He […]

  • 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 […]