World Record Speed

You may remember that I shared a video several years ago of a Guinness World Record-breaking attempt to play the fastest hole in golf - the team of four completed the hole in just 27.88 seconds!  That's less time than it takes some members to choose their club!  Well,...

Which club would you prefer in the One Club Challenge?

At the end of January Paul Casey won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by four shots at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, UAE. However, on the eve of the tournament the European Tour Challenge media team accompanied Tommy Fleetwood, Lucas Herbert and Adri Arnaus to the iconic...

Whistling Straits – a win or a whipping?

As I type this, the singles pairings have just been announced for the final day's play in the 43rd Ryder Cup.  Europe are facing an uphill battle, but when you read this, you'll know whether Sunday was the "wonder at Whistling Straits" or the "whipping"? So far there...

What happens if my ball hits…?

With the introduction of "ready golf" in recent years combined with the new Rules of Golf in 2019, it's easy to see why people get confused on the course from time to time, however there are some rules that everyone should know! I was asked recently, "What happens if...

Leona the Legend!

Ireland knew it years ago, but now the world knows it - Leona Maguire is a golfing superstar! At last weekend's Solheim Cup at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, she went from rookie to Europe’s most feared player with a record-breaking performance.  As Europe...

It’s that time of the year again!

I got the annual email warning members that hollow tining will commence on our greens today. You'll probably hear people complaining about having to putt on temporary greens and once the greens are back in play you'll likely blame your three-putts (or four-putts) on...

Can you gain relief from sprinkler heads?

I was playing in an open at a neighbouring club last month, when one of my partners overshot the green and found her ball lying just behind a sprinkler head.  She took out her putter and then said, "Can I take relief from this sprinkler head as it's in my line?"  One...

Hot or Cold?

I hope you've been enjoying the fabulous weather we've been having.  Whilst it's great to have constant sunshine, it can be draining playing golf in the sun, so make sure you drink water regularly before you head out and whilst you are on the course, and don't forget...

Quick fix!

My driving had been going well, but on Monday I was invited to play Shandon Park with two low handicappers, so I was pretty nervous.  I got off to a decent start and drove the ball well for the first few holes, but then I sliced a few drives!  My golf wasn't too bad...

How’s your driving?

My driving has been going reasonably well recently... until Saturday when I reached the 11th hole in Tandragee and managed to hit one of the infamous  walls with great force!  Fortunately the ball ricocheted across the fairway into the light rough and I was able to...