Chase the Ace!

I was looking back over a few facts and figures from last summer and I realised that nine members of Dungannon Golf Club carded aces over a three month period!  Surely this must be some kind of record! 8-handicapper Ian Rafferty aced the 2nd hole to record the Club’s...

Avoid these 7 mistakes

I'm sure you were disappointed on Thursday when the NI Executive announced the extension of the current lockdown.  More and more golfers are getting frustrated and feeling forgotten about by the "folks on the hill".  Only the previous day I had gone for a walk around...

Lockdown Putting Basics

I've found this lockdown more difficult than the previous ones and it seems I'm not the only one.  There are numerous memes on social media of frustrated parents, children, husbands and wives etc this time around.  At the start of the weekend I had no idea what I...

Back to basics

As you know, the R&A had their "Rules Week" last week.  I had a busy week at work and didn't have the chance to watch all of the videos they posted, however my interest was piqued by the idea of the special "Rules Skool" (I hate the spelling of Skool - but that's...

It’s Rules Week!

Little did I know, when I was penning my blog at the weekend, that the R&A would announce that it is staging a dedicated Rules Week across its digital platforms this week (2nd - 5th February) designed to engage golfers and referees alike across a variety of...

Have the rules at your fingertips!

At Monday night's Ladies' AGM the idea of having a "Rules Night" was mooted and met with approval as we all experienced our first ever virtual ladies' meeting.  How well everyone has done to learn new skills in order to allow the Club's AGM and then the Ladies' Branch...

Putting Practice

I've been watching old episodes of "Silent Witness" on BBC iPlayer recently and yesterday's case revolved around a discontented wife who used her husband's putter to batter him to death! Today I caught a few video clips of some of the impressive putts holed by Darren...

One Club Challenge

I'm sure you're missing striding down the middle of the fairways and having some banter on the greens with your friends - know I am.  Let's hope that the third wave of Covid-19 subsides quickly and some aspects of the current lockdown can be eased before too long. In...

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...