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...

The Hero Challenge

Golf is often regarded as a genteel sport with sedate and well-mannered spectators. It's a sport that can be exciting and enthralling, but one that lasts for three to four hours (sometimes five hours, depending on who's playing - and I'm talking about pros here!) ...

It’s blowy in Bermuda

I spotted the headline "Lucas Herbert holds steady in wind for one-shot victory in Bermuda" just before I started typing this blog and I was delighted to see that the Australian had won his first event on the PGA Tour, just months after claiming victory in the Irish...

Bunker Rules

My friends and I ventured out for ten holes on Saturday afternoon.  We had to contend with some rain, however it didn't put a dampener on the craic or the fun.  Unfortunately I had several opportunities to try out the tips I'd picked up during a bunker lesson I'd had...

World Record Speed

You may remember that I shared a video several years ago of a Guinness World Record-breaking attempt to play the fastest hole in golf - the team of four completed the hole in just 27.88 seconds!  That's less time than it takes some members to choose their club!  Well,...

Which club would you prefer in the One Club Challenge?

At the end of January Paul Casey won the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by four shots at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, UAE. However, on the eve of the tournament the European Tour Challenge media team accompanied Tommy Fleetwood, Lucas Herbert and Adri Arnaus to the iconic...