Top Ten Tips for Playing in the Rain

There was so much rain on Friday night that many golf courses around the Province were closed the following day, so I missed my weekly fix of winter golf.  Disappointed, I put the spare time to good use though and came up with a list of "Top Ten Tips" for playing in...

Top tips for winter golf

I find that golf can be pretty difficult at the best of times, but winter conditions can make golf even more challenging, so here are some tips from National Club Golfer to keep you on top of your game throughout the next few months. 1 More club Check your ego before...

Are you a “Drive up, drive off” golfer?

We all know that we should warm up before we play a round, but many of us don't bother.  A lot of folk rally into the car park, throw their gear out of the boot and race down to the 1st tee, just in time to tee off with the rest of their four-ball. Apart from...

It never rains but it pours

It’s only mid-October but the ‘course closed’ signs have already been out on numerous courses around the Province. Surely a little bit of rain shouldn't cause too much hassle?  Well, the folks at National Club Golfer spoke to Lee Strutt, master greenkeeper and course...

Ryder Cup Captains’ Special 14 Club Challenge

It's only 347 days until the opening drive of The Ryder Cup is fired down the middle of the first fairway of the Straits course at Whistling Straits, Haven, Wisconsin.  The 43rd Ryder Cup Matches will be held in the United States from September 25 to 27, 2020. Team...

Look at the grass

If, like me, your ball occasionally ventures off the fairway into the semi-rough (in my case this is a frequent occurrence), you'll find this short video relevant.  We've all hit shots out of the grass which haven't gone as far as we expected, and our playing partners...

How many calories does a round of golf burn?

Seeing as how my clothes appeared to have shrunk while they were hanging in my wardrobe over the summer (they must have shrunk... surely I haven't got bigger!?!) I actually checked out some gyms on-line recently, but that was as far as I got. Then a few days ago a...

Pick a club – any club!

During the past week, the temperature dropped once or twice and, even though it's just the beginning of September, my mind turned to "winter golf".  I usually leave my trolley in the garage and carry my clubs when I pop out for nine holes during the winter months, but...

Why are they poking holes in the greens?

Many clubs around the Province will hollow tine or core their greens and even tees and fairways at some point in the year.  Hollow tining is an essential part of most golf course maintenance programmes but at many of such clubs you'll hear cantankerous members...