From Teegate to Treegate

I don't watch much live golf (I don't have Sky), however I did see lots of coverage of golf balls flying into palm trees last weekend.  Thursday 26th - Monday 30th January saw some of the world's top golfers battle it out in the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, played at...

Don’t do this!

Well, thanks to the incessant rain, there hasn't been much golf played in 2023.  Last week I introduced you to the new rules that the R&A and USPA brought in on 1st January, mostly affecting the organisation of competitions, however whilst looking for last week's...

New Year, New Rules!

In 2019 there were many significant changes to the Rules of Golf. It took a while to get used to dropping the ball from knee-height rather than shoulder-height, putting with the flagstick still in the hole (if desired) and only having three minutes to search for a...

Jack Frost’s About!

I wasn't playing golf at my usual time on Saturday morning as I had to work, however I couldn't help but notice the frost as I left the house.  A quick glance at my phone confirmed my fear that the Saturday morning golfers would be affected - temporary greens were in...

The 14 Club Challenge

Three weeks ago Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won the Cazoo Open de France at the iconic Le Golf National, however what caught the headlines was Thomas Pieters' putt that wasn't a putt... I addressed this in my last blog - remember?  He claimed that he had been...

Right or wrong?

Last week we had a Presentation Evening and it was lovely to catch up with the ladies who play in the morning.  After the worthy winners received their cups and vouchers we brushed up on our knowledge of the Rules of Golf.  Whilst it's good to go through the rule...

Straight down the middle

On Saturday my friends and I headed down the A4 through Augher, Clogher and Fivemiletown to play in an Open at Enniskillen Golf Club.  The course is set in the beautiful Castlecoole estate, with many ancient trees and interesting shrubs lining the fairways.  The back...

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...