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‘3 things you need to know about rockets’

Not my title I’m afraid but that of Jessica Fox’s book about her upping-sticks from California to go and work at The Bookshop in Wigton. Now that’s a whopping title…

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Trump and goff

I see Trump took refuge on one of his golf courses the other day. I wonder if he scored well? Perchance another course record? Presumably yes. But who was he…

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On teaching

Well my tournament golf is certainly at a low point with successive 86’s on the Eden in the last 2 medals. My handicap is currently 8.7 and I’ve been agonizingly…

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Crazy Golf

It was indeed crazy golf at the end of the women’s ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills, which saw Mirim Lee chip in for the third time of the day to…

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Watch your balls!

I was rather aghast and taken aback yesterday, as two older couples were party to stealing my ball which I hit to the front of the 18th green on the…

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Swedish virologist had huge point

Yes I remember listening with great interest to the Swedish virologist chap who masterminded that country’s alternative response to the Covid pandemic. And what he said most presciently was that…

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Poor poor Anthony McGill

I was fortunate enough to watch one of the most extraordinary games of snooker ever yesterday. And it was most extraordinary. Anthony McGill had valiantly fought back in the semi-finals…

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Golf swing

The golf swing is a complex thing. Well let me clarify. My golf swing is a complex thing. But now I may even clarify this. I think I can now…

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Fair weather player and tribute to Miguel

After yesterday’s round in the rain on the Eden I am now firmly of the opinion that I’m a full-on fair weather player. Like skiing I don’t enjoy the sport…

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Seniors Golf

Today is a big day for me. I’m playing at 11.20am on the Old against Adrian Simpson in the first round of a St Andrews Golf Club match play competition,…

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