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On bad teaching, new friends and brief reflections on mortality

I don’t think there is anything quite as bad as bad teaching. Yes there are bad quacks, bad lawyers, bad bricklayers, bad doctors, bad politicians and bad accountants. But bad…

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A Fine Weekend on The Old Lady (if you get my drift?)

It was the St Andrews Club’s 175th anniversary autumn competition on the Old at the weekend and what fine company and weather we had. As ever, my first tee shot…

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Bumper of a Week

It was rather a bumper of a week. Not in terms of the horse running as it’s still the flat season of course. But rather a hectic one if that…

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Fudge Doughnuts and Cricket Suicides

It struck me rather forcibly and even strikingly this morning, as I ambled back from my tennis along South Street, that there is a direct and strong correlation between the…

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My Edinburgh Tour

I had the pleasure of going on a tour of Edinburgh with Luca, the owner of LIttle Fish Tours yesterday. It was very interesting, presented with the utmost passion by…

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Tour Guide Course Weekend

I had a rather interesting time at the weekend on my final interview for the Blue Badge Course in Glasgow, not least because it was quite fascinating to see the…

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How the other half live

I was greatly amused by a column in the weekend FT which described the New York weekend antics of this art dealer chap and I will summarise it to give…

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‘I dislike yoghurt’

I am in the habit of popping into the University Library to read the papers and pretend that I’m young again. It’s a wonderful place, full of books and eager…

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On meeting the R&A rules man.

I played my first medal of the year yesterday at 7.12am on the Jubilee and got a par at the first. That’s as much as I am going to tell…

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Playing for five, five, and five

One thing I am not is a betting man on the golf course. I have never been nor ever will be. I like to enjoy my golf. Anyway, I heard…

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