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  • When you cheat on your golf teacher!

    When you cheat on your golf teacher!

    I had the pleasure yesterday of having a 9-hole playing lesson on the Celtic Manor 2010 course with Kyle Smith, Head PGA Professional. I did not intend to cheat on my existing golf coach, but then that’s what all ‘cheaters’ say! The reason I was there was that one of my lovely law firm clients […]

  • Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club Review

    Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club Review

    Just the other side of Campbeltown airport is Machrihanish Dunes Golf Club.  Built in 2009 this is the younger sibling from the 150-year-old Machrihanish Golf Club. The first thing to say about this place is ‘keep driving’.  Keep driving out of Campbeltown itself and follow the signs, no matter how bumpy the road gets.  The […]

  • Machrihanish Golf Club Review

    Machrihanish Golf Club Review

    I don’t know exactly what Jim my caddie was thinking as I hit my first tee shot, but it would have been something like “Oh my god, this is going to be a long round”. We were standing on the 1st tee at Machrihanish Golf Club on the southern tip of the Mull of Kintyre.  […]

  • 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 […]