Happy New Year!

I'm sure a lot of people are glad to see the back of 2020.  Although the news isn't great at the moment, let's hope that 2021 is a better year.  At this time of the year lots of compilations appear on You Tube - "The Best Shots of 2020", "The Best Drives of the...

The Twelve Rules of Christmas

I hope you had a good Christmas, even though you may have seen fewer friends and family than originally planned.  Unfortunately golf courses in the Province are closed, so I'll have to make do with walking the roads rather than the fairways, in order to make up for my...

Indoor Putting Practice

Well, golf courses up and down the Province reopened on Friday, however the weekend's weather wasn't great!  As I sat down to write this blog the incessant splashing of rain on the window made my mind turn to indoor practice, rather than outdoor golf, so I trawled the...

The Voice of Golf is Silent

Peter Alliss, the "Voice of Golf", has died at the age of 89.  For me, no golf coverage was complete without the soothing tones of Peter Alliss.  I loved his casual observations and witty remarks, uttered quietly and calmly.  He had a wicked sense of humour.  Mind...

Check your posture

Well, we received the news we were dreading this week, that all sports facilities including golf courses had to close from Friday 27th November for 14 days, whilst golfers in the South are getting ready for a return to the fairways in a few days' time.  Maureen...

8 Rules Golfers Break… without realising!

Do you ever break the rules on the golf course?  Hopefully your answer is "No!" I've mentioned before that I've really enjoyed playing golf this year, primarily because I played much more social golf than usual.  Usually my friends and I would head off to play in...

Ken on Putting

On Thursday evening it was somewhat bizarre to hear talk of "green jackets" in November and to see aerial shots of Augusta National dominated by autumnal hues, since The Masters traditionally heralds the beginning of the golf season, however 2020 has been a year like...

Clear Your Head for Better Golf

I've really enjoyed golf this season for a variety of reasons.  Firstly, golf allowed me to meet up with my friends (always maintaining a 2 metre gap of course) and was probably the first activity that brought some sense of normality to life as we gradually emerged...

Darren does it again!

I can remember sitting on my sofa on a Wednesday evening in July 2011, eagerly watching a BBC NI programme entitled "The Open Plan", in which Stephen Watson looked ahead to The Open with Northern Ireland's major winners, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy.  There were...