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...

A Magic Move for Better Golf

After having played reasonably well on Tuesday I set out confidently on President's Day, aiming to be somewhere in the winners' enclosure... only to have my hopes dashed by about the fourth hole!  To be honest, I don't know what I did differently, so when I saw an...

7 Etiquette Mistakes

When do you feel hard-done-by on the golf course? In my case it's: when my ball lands in a bunker and nestles down in a footprint when my ball rolls onto the green but comes to a stop in a pitchmark when the players in front have lost a hole but fail to call my group...

Speedy Golf

Recently some high profile players have been speaking out about slow play.  World number one, Brooks Koepka, tapped an imaginary watch on his wrist whilst looking at a walking official, when JB Holmes' snail's pace frustrated him during the final round at Royal...

Bunker Bashing

Whilst playing a very tight team match on Friday evening I was secretly very relieved, (truthfully, I was delighted!) to see my opponent's ball deposit itself in the front bunker at the 8th green.  Outwardly I said, "Hard luck", but inwardly I was cheering loudly! ...

The 148th Open in Numbers

Although it's been one week since Co Offaly's Shane Lowry lifted the coveted Claret Jug (now renamed by many as the Clara Jug), the golfing world is still reverberating with stories of The 148th Open.  I don't think I'll get tired hearing about the greatest sporting...