Into the darkness

My friends and I teed off just after 5pm on Friday, knowing that we’d have to keep moving to get round before dark, however the course had been busy all day and when we came off the first green we were met by the four-ball in front who were waiting patiently at...

Use the rules to your advantage

On Thursday my approach shot onto the third ran off the back of the green and when I went over to investigate I realised there was a sprinkler head in-between my ball and the green.  My initial thought was to try a chip-and-run shot, but I reckoned that I needed to...

Golf is more than just a sport

I’ve managed to squeeze in quite a number of rounds of golf over the last couple of weeks – making the most of the soon-to-be-over holidays.  In fact, over the last 16 days I’ve played 12 rounds in nine different clubs, spanning six counties.  Not...

Bunkered!

I had the pleasure of playing Royal Belfast on Friday.  Royal Belfast is famous for being Ireland’s oldest golf club, but it’s also famous for something else… having the most bunkers!  It’s rumoured to have 365, one for every day of the year,...

Stay calm

Darren Clarke won his first Seniors Major yesterday at the weather-hampered British Seniors Open on the Kings Course at Gleneagles in Scotland.  He beat Pádraig Harrington by one shot; just a month after Harrington’s US Seniors Open win, he was making a bid to...