Straight Down the Middle

Saturday afternoon was dull but it stayed dry, so it was another lovely afternoon on the course.  I managed to send a few of my drives straight down the middle of the fairway, which is typical - seeing as we're dropping off the fairways these days! I certainly didn't...

Keeping on the Straight and Narrow

Getting out onto the golf course on Saturday afternoon was great, especially after a week of marking exams! (Mind you, it would have been worse if I'd been sitting them!)  The weather, whilst a little on the chilly side, was dry and the craic was great, even though...

Putt for Dough

As the course was closed on Saturday, I decided that I'd better spend the time tidying the house...  but thankfully that idea soon evaporated!  Like a lot of workplaces we had a "Secret Santa" for staff and this year my Secret Santa came up trumps - I got a putting...

When is a ball “out of bounds”?

When is a ball out of bounds?  Usually if my ball flies out of bounds it's waaaay out of bounds, so it's pretty obvious, but sometimes it's not so clear, and sometimes the people you're playing with have differing opinions (not my fourball - they're all very...

What happens if… ?

On Saturday afternoon I rushed onto the mat at the first tee, having grabbed the first tee I could find.  Unfortunately it was too high for the mat and as I commenced my back swing the tee toppled over and the ball fell off!  I hadn't even had the opportunity to take...

The Swoosh Factor

Braving the icy wind at the weekend, we had a surprisingly good time on the course.  It was just as well that we were the last group out on Saturday, as that meant no one witnessed us making fools of ourselves as we tried to master the "clapping exercise" one of my...

Golf’s a game of inches (or centimetres)!

We've all had shots that have been almost perfect... but not quite.  The putt that rolls up towards the hole but fails to drop, the one that horseshoes out or the pitch that's aimed at the front of the green but lands in the fringe and falls to roll anywhere.  We've...

Playing your part

Now that we're heading towards winter, the greens are becoming softer and a pitched ball is more likely to damage the surface.  Now, more than ever, it's important that we all play our part in looking after our course, by repairing our pitch marks.  We all hate it...