Old Blogger’s Almanac

WITH GOLF’S professional tournament season pausing for little more than two weeks the 2015 tour is already upon us. With this in mind we thought that it would be fun to gaze into our crystal ball, study tea leaves, and peer knowingly at some old chicken entrails to consider precisely what will be grabbing the headlines over the next 12 months. Continue reading “Old Blogger’s Almanac”

Bravo Charley



WHILST ARGUMENTS still rage over quite what Rory McIlroy has to do to become the winner of the BBC sport’s personality of the year award- presumably win all four majors in a calendar year- there was some excellent and richly deserved news regarding a golfing phenomenon in the women’s game. Charley Hull has won the European Order of Merit, aged just 18, after finishing fifth at the Dubai Ladies Masters. Continue reading “Bravo Charley”

Winter warmers you can drink, drive and putt with


GOLF HAS ALWAYS been associated with enjoying a drink or two. It is no coincidence that the winner of the Open Championship receives a claret jug, although over recent years some pretty unorthodox, celebratory drinks have been consumed from it. Stewart Cink’s children filled it with Coca-Cola; Darren Clarke favoured Guinness whilst Rory McIlroy chose the young person’s tipple du jour by swigging down Jagermeister. Continue reading “Winter warmers you can drink, drive and putt with”

The Killer Virus

PEDsGARY PLAYER SENT the press conference before the 2007 Open Championship at Carnoustie into uproar. He said, ‘Whether it’s Human Growth Hormones (HGH), whether its Creatine or whether it’s steroids I know for a fact some golfers are doing it.’ He was talking about players cheating through the use of performance enhancing drugs (PED). Continue reading “The Killer Virus”

Thought for the Month

Thanks so much to all those who have written to us about the Blog during 2014. For golfers everywhere, have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!