Pace Putting

My driver has been working reasonably well recently but I dropped several points on Friday evening thanks to my dodgy putting.  It didn't take long trawling the internet to come across this surprisingly simple tip from Maureen Madill.  One of my playing partners...

Are you ready for a new handicap?

It's just six weeks until the World Handicap System takes over and your CONGU handicap is consolidated into a single portable index!  To sort the facts from fiction, the folks at Today's Golfer teamed up with Scottish Golf and England Golf to help us make sense of...

Why are they putting holes in our greens?

If you've been down at the club in the past week you'll have realised that our greens were hollow tined and sanded. You probably complained about having to putt on temporary greens or if you were fortunate to have missed that experience it's likely that you blamed...

Wrong Ball Dilemma!

I was standing outside the locker room on Saturday afternoon, exhausted after my fourth round in six days, when one of my friends shouted over, "What's the penalty for playing the wrong ball?"  She was obviously "asking for a friend" because she wouldn't do such a...

Rules Quiz

I reckon that most golfers know most of the rules of the game but only a select few know (and understand) all of them.  I'd go as far to say that many golfers think they know more than they actually do! That's why it's recommended that you always carry a copy of the...

Engage the core for a wider swing

Well, how did you get on with last week's putting drill?  I'm guessing that you found it harder than you expected. By coincidence an e-mail appeared in my in-box over the weekend with a link to another drill, demonstrated by Maureen Madill, which she says Henrik has...

Henrik’s Putting Drill

A couple of weeks ago I was enjoying a friendly 4 ball better ball match with my friends when I was left with a short putt to make.  We'd had great fun winding each other up as one team took the lead and then the other stole it back, so it was no surprise when my...

Rory Shows Great Integrity

On Friday at the PGA Championship at Harding Park, San Francisco, most of the talk wasn't about the leader but instead people were commenting on Rory McIlroy's great display of integrity. (Picture taken at the Irish Open at Royal County Down - when crowds were...

Bryson’s Out of Bounds Query

Since the PGA Tour resumed in June, Bryson DeChambeau has been one of the most talked-about pros.  Firstly the 26 year old fitness freak made headlines for bulking up significantly  during the Coronavirus lockdown and then hitting absurdly long drives at nearly 200...

15 Types of Golf Partner

I've really enjoyed my golf since we were allowed back onto the fairways in May and I've played with quite a few different people since then.  Since life isn't back to normal, golf is the only activity that most of us can engage in, so it's been great to meet and chat...