Following Europe's dramatic and inspiring Ryder Cup win back in the autumn, I wrote some limericks about the fantastic triumph (read them here). With a week to go until the Masters kicks off, I thought I'd have another bash at this. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
The interminably long winter of 2012/13, plus the rank tardiness of spring's appearance, has left me decidedly bereft of any golfing action for quite some time. I thought I had got lucky a couple of weeks back, squeezing an unexpected round in but even this was defeated by torrential rain after just 9 holes. So, with little golf to look forward to in the immediate future, my thoughts are turning to what golfing exploits I have planned for the rest of 2013.
Friday, 8 March 2013
Tomorrow, after nearly five weeks without it, I get my 6-iron back. Yes there are major benefits to having custom-fitted shafts for golf clubs but, should an unfortunate accident befall one, it's not that simple to get it repaired, let alone cheap. Watching Phil Mickleson play a (quite remarkable) chip shot last night got me thinking about the perils associated with lauding (and attempting to recreate) this particular type of recovery shot.
Monday, 4 February 2013
As previously mentioned on ibleedgolf.com, I have been lucky enough to play Loch Lomond GC, one of the holy grails of UK golfers. I gave a broad hint to the level of financial outlay involved and reading ‘The Money Game’, submitted by m’colleague Roland Paterson, got me thinking. I thought I would expand on this & provide more details of the day – what happened was an extreme example of a ‘Money Game’ and one which I will never forget. And neither will my wife.
Friday, 1 February 2013
After the breathtakingly pedestrian conclusion to the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Monday, the still-active-yet-unaddressed issue of pace of play came to light again. The ensuing Twitter debate about how this problem can be sorted out has prompted me to repost a piece I wrote back in February 2012 presenting, I think, a workable solution to the problem.
Thursday, 3 January 2013
I have recently starting contributing articles for ibleedgolf.com (a bastion of golfing excellence) and a fellow contributor described what Americans think about golf in Britain. Someone would need to stand up for the mother ship - I am that man.
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
As I have documented previously in this blog and, for those of you who follow me, on Twitter, my golf has been a bit ropey of late. To be perfectly honest, I've been less than happy with it since Easter although I've only truly acknowledged the scraping of the barrel over the last couple of months. Prior to that, I was writing off bad rounds as one of those things and the next one will be fine whereas, in reality, I was in significant danger of falling out of love with the game. To paraphrase Austin Powers, I'd lost my mojo.
Thankfully, it would appear that I have taken a bit of control and, if the evidence of my last two rounds are anything to go by, my mojo was actually at the bottom of my bag all along.
Tuesday, 16 October 2012
With only ten weeks or so left of 2012, I thought I would do a long-overdue update on my 2012 golfing goals. It's been a long time since the last update and a lot has changed since then, so it will be therapeutic to document what has happened and, realistically, what more I can do before 2013 arrives.
Monday, 1 October 2012
Well, that wasn't very exciting now, was it? Having climbed down off the emotional rollercoaster that was watching the Europeans overcome a considerable final day deficit to win the Ryder Cup, I thought I'd offer up my thoughts as to what we can take away from it