Golf Is Back!

It's been a strange old week.  On Monday I was jealous of golfers living in the South as Twitter was full of photos of players teeing up their balls and blasting them down freshly cut fairways.  There were rumours that there would be an announcement about golf made by...

Getting Ready to Play?

Surely we'll be allowed to play golf very soon! Now that I've almost finished tidying up the garden (obviously during the hours that I'm not working from home) I decided that my next project was to get my gear ready for my return to the fairways. I cleaned my shoes...

Learn on-line

If you're stuck at home and are feeling fit and healthy, there are ways to practise golf at home which could mean your game is in better shape than ever by the time golf courses reopen. Practise with Padraig By now I'm sure most golfers are aware that Padraig...

Understanding the new World Handicap System

Well, how did your one-handed chipping go? I'm sure that most of you found that one hand was much more successful than the other, but I was pleasantly surprised when I reverted to using two hands - I found that my shots were better than my original two-handed ones! ...

One-Armed Bandit

Since lockdown began lots of celebrities have taken to the internet to share their words of wisdom, to sing or to give on-line lessons.  The golfing world is no different, with professionals giving tips on Twitter and Facebook, however, rather than choose one of the...

Pitching Perfection

Well, did you practise your chipping in the garden last week?  The weather was fabulous - this meme that I spotted on Miss Designer Golf's social media is very apt: I received some favourable comments on last week's chipping video and had a request for pitching tips. ...

Chip Closer

I hope you're keeping well and coping with these difficult times.  This week's blog is different from usual, as up and down the country golf courses remain closed but more importantly our world has become unrecognisable due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  As much as we'd...

Dimples?

I hope you and your family are well and coping with these difficult and unusual times.  If you are a key worker - thank you for all that you're doing for our community. Many of us have found that we've a lot more time on our hands, now that the golf clubs, gyms,...

Heroes

These are unusual times, and tragic times for those who have lost loved ones.  Here's a message from some of the world's best golfers, reminding us who the real heroes are.   Most of us will have time on our hands over the next weeks so, if you're well and...

Practising at home

If you're stuck indoors but you want to work on your golf, have a look at this video by GolfersRx.  It was produced during a wet period in 2018, however you could try these three indoor chipping drills over the next week if you're not able to leave the house.  Don't...