Thinking of others

Golf Monthly released another of their videos addressing etiquette this week.  I suppose etiquette is all about thinking about others on the course therefore it's making sure that you leave the course in the condition you'd expect to find it, not getting in your...

Confusing Rules

What a weekend of golf!  It was great to see Hideki Matsuyama don the Green Jacket and claim the honour of being the first Japanese man to win a Major and it was amazing to see Masters Rookie Will Zalatoris, who isn't even a full member of the PGA Tour (he has...

It’s great to be back!

It was a bit like Christmas Eve on Wednesday, as I set out my golf shoes, marked some balls, checked I had enough tees and so on.  On Thursday it was lovely to chat to friends I hadn't seen since last year and great to be out on the course again.  How was my golf? ...

Only 3 days!

Once Arlene and Michelle announced that golf courses could reopen on Thursday 1st April, I hauled my golf bag into the utility room and started preparing for my return to the fairways.  I was pleasantly surprised to find £12.71 in change, a pristine €10 note and a...

Straighten your slice

We finally got the news we've been waiting for - golf courses are reopening on Thursday 1st April!  I'm sure you can't wait to get out onto the fairways - I know I can't! When I posted this image on social media last weekend, before the NI Executive announced the...

Roadmap to Recovery

On Tuesday, the Northern Ireland Executive will meet to review the progress our Province has made along the Roadmap to Recovery and I’m hoping there will be good news for golfers! Courses in England are preparing to reopen on Monday 29th March and I’ve heard rumours...

Chase the Ace!

I was looking back over a few facts and figures from last summer and I realised that nine members of Dungannon Golf Club carded aces over a three month period!  Surely this must be some kind of record! 8-handicapper Ian Rafferty aced the 2nd hole to record the Club’s...

Avoid these 7 mistakes

I'm sure you were disappointed on Thursday when the NI Executive announced the extension of the current lockdown.  More and more golfers are getting frustrated and feeling forgotten about by the "folks on the hill".  Only the previous day I had gone for a walk around...

Lockdown Putting Basics

I've found this lockdown more difficult than the previous ones and it seems I'm not the only one.  There are numerous memes on social media of frustrated parents, children, husbands and wives etc this time around.  At the start of the weekend I had no idea what I...

Back to basics

As you know, the R&A had their "Rules Week" last week.  I had a busy week at work and didn't have the chance to watch all of the videos they posted, however my interest was piqued by the idea of the special "Rules Skool" (I hate the spelling of Skool - but that's...