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Jimmy Hume was right

As a fifteen year old I was selected for coaching down the road at Gullane under the auspices of their characterful pro Jimmy Hume. I remember distinctly what he said…

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Rumours of my blackballing

An old friend the other day annoyed me. He asked my present handicap which I said was 6.7 and he said ‘very good but you won’t get any lower’. He…

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Olympic Golf?

I am not convinced about the Olympic golf stuff to be honest. Yes golf is a sport but these guys have their Olympics every week of the year on the…

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5 matches on the Old Course in 8 days!

I am having the most intense golf fest at the moment. It goes like this. On Monday I played the Old Course in a St Andrews Thistle Club match and…

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Epic Saturday

Tomorrow is going to be a rather massive day on many fronts. Golf and nostalgic ones. Essentially, I am playing in the Autumn Meeting on the Old Course at 8am…

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When the pressure is on

We all remember Jean Van der Velde making a complete horlicks of the last hole at Carnoustie when he had the Open Championship in the bag. A five would have…

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Well done Phil

It’s the huge story in golf at the moment. Phil Mickelson bagged the PGA Championship at the age of fifty, becoming the oldest winner of a major. I would suggest…

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The greatest major?

This is the big question in golf of course and one likely to elicit many interesting responses. The choice is between The Open (British obviously!) and The Masters. And at…

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The kilted caddie is on a roll

Yes, there is no doubt that the kilted caddie has had a belter of a week. At the time that they were teeing off in Augusta National for the Masters,…

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The Dechambeau Top

I was rather fascinated to see Bryson Dechambeau, the miracle man with the 198 mph Ferrari golf swing, top his ball a hundred yards into the drink at the Players…

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