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...

Take time to smell the roses

Most of the best laughs I've had over the past 15 months have been on the golf course.  I suppose we've been in several lockdowns and we've faced restriction after restriction, so I haven't been in too many social settings, but usually I thoroughly enjoy my golf. It's...

Which club would you choose?

During a recent round, one of my playing partners sank an impressive putt and as we were congratulating her she exclaimed, "I think I should just use my putter for the rest of the day!"  Her previous couple of holes had been frustrating and had included visits to...

How long?

Several of my colleagues joined golf clubs when we emerged from the first lockdown last summer so we've been swapping stories of our best holes (and nightmare ones too) over lunch, however recently we got onto the topic of range finders - laser vs GPS.  I reminded...